Wilbert Luna is a Senior Associate at the Mexico City office of White & Case.
There, he focuses his practice on antitrust and other regulatory matters, such as financial services regulation, data privacy, fintech, public procurement, consumer protection, and cybersecurity.
His versatile profile has helped high-profile clients to navigate the Mexican and Latin American regulatory landscape, ensuring their ventures and investments, as well as developing and strengthening their relationships with key sector regulators.
Wilbert’s experience in both the public and private sectors before joining White & Case helped to nurture his current multifaceted legal practice. For example, he performed as member of the Mexican delegation to the Financial Action Task Force, the international standard-setter for anti-money laundering and counter-financing of terrorism matters, where he advised on policy matters that are still relevant to this day, such as the combat against the de-risking in the international financial systems and, particularly, in correspondent banking relationships.
Furthermore, he was a member of the Working Party 10 of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, in Paris, where he joined the group of experts aiming to tackle cross border tax evasion while drafting and negotiating the “Commentaries on the Model Competent Authority Agreement and the Common Reporting Standard.”
As a public officer for the Mexican Competition Commission, he did a secondment at the Presidency of the Administrative Council for Economic Defense, the Brazilian Antitrust Authority, then under Mr. Fernando de Magalhães Furlan. He also received a prize by the Mexican Ministry of Finance for his outstanding work as a public officer in such institution.
As an associate at White & Case, he has advised relevant clients on a pro bono basis, such as the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, as well as the United Nations Environment Programme.
Wilbert Luna graduated from the Master of Science in Law and Finance (St. Cross College, Oxford), where he was a Chevening Scholar, as well as from the Master of Laws from Harvard University (thesis with honors: “The procedure of reference to the OECD in terms of the Code of Liberalization of Capital Movements”), as a Fulbright-García Robles Scholar.