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About Nextshore Partners

Navigating commerce, law, and government action with expert knowledge and strategic relationship management.

Company History

Nextshore Partners was founded with a vision to provide multidisciplinary international consultancy services to corporations, investors, and ventures navigating the complexities of international markets. Our deep understanding of the US and Mexican markets, combined with our strategic approach, allows us to offer unparalleled support to our clients.

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Sergio Chavez-Moreno, J.D., LL.M., M.A.

Sergio translates complex international and domestic matters into business-oriented solutions. He regularly advises C-Suite executives, charitable foundations, investors, and early-stage ventures seeking cross-border expansion.


Sergio founded his multijurisdictional and multidisciplinary practice to integrate his extensive background in international management, law, regulatory compliance, and lobbying into a specialized advisory service. He excels at developing solutions that bridge commerce and government action, utilizing political strategies and the application of legal frameworks.

Internationally, Sergio consults for companies and investors targeting the Mexican and American markets, facilitates multilateral trade, and enhances state and federal governmental relations with the U.S. and Mexico. Domestically, he offers comprehensive legal affairs consulting, focusing on business development. His services include securing appropriations, legislative advocacy, regulatory prevention, and business opportunity development.

Sergio is a U.S./Mexico dual citizen and specialized as an international business lawyer by earning a Master of Laws in International Business Law from the City University of London, a Postgraduate specialization in Global Arbitration from Queen Mary University of London, and a graduate legal degree in Alternative Dispute Resolution with a specialization in International Arbitration from Southern Methodist University. His professional training includes experience with AM Law 100 firms, lobbying firms, and the Ministry of International Affairs of Mexico and the State of Texas.

Select Client Engagements & Representations

  • Skybridge Arizona: Contributed as a founding executive member to the establishment of the nation's inaugural and exclusive inland air cargo hub, integrating both Mexican and U.S. customs agencies.

  • Largest B2B Furniture Company in North America: Consulted to establish an entire furniture supply chain in Mexico within a two-month timeframe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Government of Mexico City: Served as policy architect for the initiative to crowdsource the city's constitution, regarded as the largest digital experiment in history.

  • Ley 3 de 3: Served as Government Relations Counsel for Mexico’s first successful digital grassroots anti-corruption lobbying campaign, championing anti-corruption legislation through the Mexican Senate.

  • NAFTA 2017 Re-negotiation: Represented corporate coalitions in the United States and Mexico in developing international business legislation and policy before government stakeholders and policymakers.

  • US Aid Special Projects in Mexico: Acts as government relations representative, focusing on rule of law, justice, and economic development.

  • State of Texas: Represented the state in international trade and economic development negotiations in Mexico City.

  • Sweden-based Major Clothing Retail Company: Provided counsel on international expansion into Mexico, addressing government relations and regulatory matters.

  • Largest Philanthropic Organization in Latin America: Supported government affairs and policy implementation strategies.

  • Mexico City-based Petroleum Company: Participated in representing the company in U.S. government affairs, corporate positioning, and strategy in light of Mexico’s energy reforms.

  • Major Baseball Professional Organization: Supported market entry and government relations in its expansion into Mexico.

  • Leading U.S.-based Oil and Gas Associations: Provided counsel on navigating Mexico’s energy reforms and Pemex procurement process.

  • Leading Chamber of Commerce in the United States: Served as Government Affairs Counsel, enhancing political and economic ties in Mexico City.

  • Mexico City Fintech Technology Group: Represented in the Mexican Senate to lobby for technology legislation in the areas of asset sharing, telecommunications, and technology customs.

  • U.S.-Mexico Trade Relations: Led state and executive-level lobbying efforts to pass legislation normalizing trade relations during the potential implementation of the border tax and the negotiation of the USMCA.

  • NAFTA Renegotiation: Provided comprehensive legal and policy counsel to various clients, including drafting legal analyses, policy papers, and trade agreement texts; developing legal, economic, and policy arguments; and formulating communications and advocacy strategies. Represented clients before the U.S. and Mexican governments on issues such as customs and rules of origin, digital trade, and regulatory matters across industries including transportation, natural resources, FDA-regulated products, supply chain, and cybersecurity.

Legal Management Experience

  • Facilitated the expansion of corporate operations by incorporating international subsidiaries and managing complex international corporate governance and equity matters.

  • Maintained corporate records and provided comprehensive support for various transactional matters, including advising boards of directors of international subsidiaries on legal compliance and governance issues.

  • Collaborated with C-level executives and teams in finance, tax, accounting, legal, and other business functions in both the U.S. and Mexico. Led initiatives to enhance daily operations and workflow efficiencies for multinational clients.

  • Served as Legal Project Manager, developing and implementing strategic project plans, processes, and tools. Ensured external legal teams and other business units effectively navigated legal conflicts and regulatory challenges between the United States and Mexico.

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