Ricardo Cacho

Phone:+52 (55) 5258 1000


Phone:+52 (55) 5258 1000

  • Practices
  • Education & Experience
    • Law Degree (J.D.), Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Mexico City.
    • Master of International Criminal Law (LL.M.), Universiteit Leiden, Leiden.
    • Diploma in English Legal Methods, University of Cambridge, Cambridge.
    • Diploma in International Business Law, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid.
  • Affiliations & Academic Activities
    • Professor of Oral Trials, Universidad Iberoamericana, since 2023.
    • Professor of International Law, Universidad Iberoamericana, since 2014.
    • Professor of International Treaties Law, Universidad Iberoamericana, 2013-2014.
    • Professor of Fiscal and Financial Crimes, Universidad Panamericana, since 2022.
    • Professor of International Criminal Law, Tecnológico de Monterrey, 2012.
    • Adjunct Professor of Fiscal Law, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, 2007-2008.
  • Articles
  • Languages
    • Spanish, English and Italian.
  • Ricardo is counsel at Von Wobeser y Sierra. With over sixteen years of experience, he is part of the Investigations, Anti-corruption & Compliance practice.

    His practice focuses on criminal law with an emphasis on tax offenses and financial crimes, steering complex investigations and litigation for Von Wobeser y Sierra. Ricardo's adeptness in legal reforms and his pivotal role in the accusatorial penal system bolster the firm's capabilities in navigating white-collar matters and compliance intricacies.

    Before joining Von Wobeser y Sierra, Ricardo served as General Director of Procedural Control at the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público, SHCP), where he managed oral trials (criminal litigation) for tax fraud and financial crimes. He was integral in the adoption of the accusatory criminal system in these domains and litigated cases before the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación, SCJN). His career includes pivotal negotiations for legislative reforms in criminal accountability of legal entities and anti-money laundering laws before the Congress of the Union.

    Ricardo has represented Mexico at international organizations such as the United Nations (UN), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Organization of American States (OAS), and Financial Action Task Force (FATF). His roles included being a member of the Bureau of the OECD Working Group on Tax Evasion and participating as Head Delegate for Mexico within the Working Group against Bribery, in addition to serving as an evaluator in the OAS's mechanism for implementing the Inter-American Convention against Corruption. At Mexico’s Taxpayers Ombudsman (Procuraduría Fiscal de la Federación, PFF) and at the Attorney General’s Office (Procuraduría General de la República, PGR), he contributed to the regulation of the National Code of Criminal Procedures and handled extradition and international legal assistance. His training with the U.S. Department of Justice informed his contributions to the accusatory system in Mexico.

    In addition to his practice, he is a professor at Universidad Iberoamericana and Universidad Panamericana. He has authored several titles on tax offenses, published by institutions such as DOFISCAL, Academia de Estudios Fiscales, Thomson Reuters, and INACIPE.