Our team is highly prepared to participate in transactional matters, corporate conflicts, financial restructuring processes, concurso proceedings, and dispute resolution proceedings.
Corporate and Transactional (M&A)
Our corporate practice is skilled in virtually every area of corporate transactions. We provide counseling and innovative, prompt, and efficient solutions in matters related to governance, restructurings, compliance, mergers and acquisitions, joint venture transactions (including antitrust issues), private equity transactions and financing. We provide representation in areas such as manufacturing, telecommunication, mining, aviation, transportation, entertainment, and health, among other industries. The practice group work varies from attending clients’ day-to-day corporate business needs to negotiating, documenting, and implementing some of the largest and most complex corporate transactions. Our team visualizes and implements legal services for corporate and transactional work from a business-like and entrepreneurial perspective.
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Our dispute resolution team provides services for national and international clients across a large range of matters, helping clients to build constructive negotiations with their counterparts and authorities. Lawyers act as counsel in all types of dispute resolution proceedings, including mediation and litigation related to concurso proceedings, and commercial disputes in civil, commercial, and administrative cases. Our team of experts has successfully undertaken complex and high-profile cases in Mexico and abroad.
Energy and Natural Resources
We have broad experience in dealing with energy-related matters and in advising clients on the different stages of the development and operation of projects linked to natural gas, electricity, gasoline, and oil. We also contract and interact with different governmental entities, such as Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) and the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) and their respective subsidiaries. We are experts in dealing with the complex regulatory issues faced by international and domestic private investors participating in the Mexican energy sector and continuously provide advice and solve complicated matters pending before, among others, the Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission, the Ministry of Energy, the National Centre for Natural Gas Control, and the National Centre for Power Control.
Financing, Financial Instruments and Private Equity
We regularly represent financial institutions and debt funds as creditors, as well as corporate borrowers, in their credit operations and provision of guarantees, including syndicated or subordinated debt structures. We also participate in the negotiation of project financing. We advise commercial banks, investment banks, finance companies, hedge funds and other institutional investors in connection with their day-to-day activities, including regulatory matters. We also advise foreign entities in the development of cross-border financial activities.
Insolvency and Restructurings (Concurso Proceedings)
The firm represents creditors and domestic and international debtors in all types of insolvencies, reorganizations, restructurings, acquisitions, and sale of assets in particular situations, as well as bankruptcy proceedings (out-of-court and in-court), including domestic and cross-border transactions (e.g., U.S. Chapter 15 and Chapter 11 proceedings). We have proven our effectiveness in a broad range of complex and critical restructuring and insolvency cases, representing unsecured creditors, secured creditors, derivatives, international bonds and notes, and domestic and foreign claims. Our lawyers have extensive experience litigating insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings, through concurso proceedings.
We provide clients with integrated services for all phases and stages of real estate-related projects. Our client base comprises a broad range of property developers, lenders, investment managers, private equity funds, real estate investment trusts (FIBRAS and REITs), and private owners. We regularly advise U.S. and European funds on a variety of matters involving diverse forms of commercial, industrial, residential, and hospitality real estate.
Labor and Employment
We provide a complete range of labor-related legal services, including advising international and domestic clients on all aspects of labor law, including social security and collective bargaining agreements. Our team has extensive experience counseling on a variety of employment issues and labor disputes, through both litigation and collective bargaining.
Our Tax practice provides legal services related to tax litigation, tax dispute resolution, and tax counseling. Lawyers have broad experience in cross-border tax proceedings, private equity, restructurings, and M&A transactions. They represent clients before courts and administrative authorities.
Investigations and Regulatory Compliance
The Firm has assisted diverse clients with presence in Mexico, the United States of America and Latin America, in numerous regulated and non-regulated sectors. In addition, we have represented companies, boards of directors, ad-hoc committees and officers, in internal investigations for various reasons, such as internal fraud, conflict of interest, market manipulation, white collar crimes, insider trading, as well as in matters where our clients have proceedings, or possibly will have proceedings, before various regulators and authorities in Mexico and abroad. The advice includes everything related to obtaining various permits (including bids, awards, direct assignments and all forms of contracting with the government) and the representation of all types of matters before competent authorities, as well as the preparation of manuals and procedures and training on the same, always taking into account the latest trends in the application of existing regulations and risks at the time in each jurisdiction, as well as the needs of each client.
We offer our clients integral consultancy regarding social risk management and environmental compliance in matters related to: water, forests, social impact, waste management, environmental initiatives of remediation, protected natural areas, M&A operations, environmental impact and risk, federal terrestrial maritime zone, litigation and sustainable projects.
We provide an efficient and creative representation in intellectual property matters, including counseling national and international clients in the protection of intellectual property assets and enforcement of rights derived therefrom. We have worked with the most respected international law firms in various types of cross-border transactions. We have an active and diversified intellectual property practice, which includes distinctive signs, copyrights, patents, franchises, licensing, privacy, and images as well as related administrative litigation and legal proceedings.