Adrián Cisneros Aguilar, Attorney

Adrián  Cisneros Aguilar

Adrián oversees Harris Bricken’s Mexico practice, where he helps companies on US-Mexico cross border legal matters, including cannabis law matters, Latin American and European companies on China and International Law issues, and local companies with international and domestic business transactions. Adrian is also an integral part of our Latin America desk and a regular contributor to the award-winning China Law and Canna Law blogs. In addition to his work at Harris Bricken, Adrián also teaches law and business at Universidad Anáhuac, one of Mexico’s most prestigious universities and heads up an international consultancy for SMEs and governments looking to set up and operate effectively in Mexico or Asia.

Adrián studied Law at Panamericana University in Mexico City and later earned a Master’s degree in International and Chinese Law at Wuhan University, where he graduated with “Excellence”, and a Doctor of Laws degree with specialization courses in Chinese Law at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, where he received an “Excellent International Postgraduate Student Award.” He then became the first Mexican attorney to earn a Doctor’s degree in Law in China.

Before joining Harris Bricken, Adrián was a house-lawyer for a leading European hotel and real estate development company.

In his spare time, Adrián enjoys spending time with his family, teaching, visiting museums and historical sites, working on his languages, and enjoying the natural beauty of the Riviera Maya.

More About Adrián

Speaking Engagements

Could Mexican Companies Benefit from an FTA with China?,” Centro de Estudios China-México UNAM, August 16, 2017.

Consejos para Internacionalizarse hacia Asia-Pacífico,” CONCAMIN, June 8, 2017

Opportunities for Market Diversification in Asia-Pacific”, COPARMEX, ofrecida en Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, February 9, 2017.

“Importancia de Internacionalizarse para el Pequeño Empresario Productor”, México Alimentaria Food Show, 2017.

Volunteer Activities

Helped Chinese citizens who had lost their homes get in touch with their Embassy in the aftermath of the 2017 Mexico City earthquake.

Taught English and Spanish to low-income students from China, Cambodia and Kazakhstan.

Collaborated with Sistema Nacional para el Desarrollo Integral de la Familia of Mérida to secure and provide quilts and food to underprivileged families.


International Network of Jurists for the Integration of the Americas.

Latin America-Caribbean Academic Network on China.


  • Universidad Panamericana (Law)
  • Wuhan University, International and Chinese Law (M.A.)
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Specializing in Chinese Law (Ph.D.)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Mexico


  • Spanish (Fluent)
  • French
  • Mandarin Chinese