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Baker McKenzie Abogados, S.C.

Baker McKenzie Abogados, S.C., Juan Bernardo Garcia, Monterrey, MEXICO

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Juan Bernardo Garcia

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Baker McKenzie LLP

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Real Estate

Position

Juan Bernardo Garcia is a partner in the Firm's Monterrey office. He joined the Firm in 1994 and has over two decades experience in real estate and infrastructure as well as transactional matters. Juan Bernardo chairs the Firm's Real Estate Practice Group in Latin America as well as the Real Estate & Infrastructure Practice Group in Mexico. He has been recognized as a leading practitioner in real estate law by Chambers & Partners Latin America since 2009.

Career

Juan Bernardo focuses his practice on real estate and development law, construction law, infrastructure and major projects. These include the planning and development of industrial, commercial and residential subdivisions and projects; zoning, title searches, permitting and government incentives, project financing, mortgages and real estate trusts. Juan Bernardo also works on matters concerning industrial, commercial and residential leases; transfer agreements, easements, national waters law, mining law and agrarian law. His infrastructure practice includes the relevant aspects of infrastructure concessions and permitting, such as in telecommunications, energy, railroads, natural gas and mining.

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Member

Mexican National Association of Corporate Counsels (ANADE)

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M. International Law) (2000)
  • Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (LD) (1997)


Mexico

Real estate

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Juan Bernardo García - Baker McKenzie Abogados, S.C.

Within: Real estate

Baker McKenzie Abogados, S.C. has ‘a solid real estate team that has been in the market for a long time’, says one peer, with a client adding that ‘the service is always excellent – few firms in Mexico have its quality and attention. Contracting BM’s real estate team is a guarantee of legal security in these kinds of transactions. The fees are high, but they reflect the quality of the services’. The large 31-lawyer practice is spread across offices in Mexico City, Monterrey, Guadalajara and Tijuana, and handles the full range of real estate matters in the industrial, commercial, residential and tourism segments. Based in Tijuana, Jose Larroque chairs the firm’s Global Real Estate Practice Group, and recently advised a real estate investment fund on bidding for the acquisition of a high-end, mixed use complex in Mexico City. In Monterrey, Juan Bernardo García, who heads the regional (Latin American) real estate practice, has ‘excellent attention and exceptional legal skills’. He worked with Larroque on the real estate investment fund mandate, and also assisted a national government on the relocation of its consulate in Merida, Yucatan; as well as several multinational companies, including UBER, on the real estate aspects of expansion in Mexico and/or the region. With his more than 20 years’ experience in the area, and as practice head, García has built a team that distinguishes itself ‘because quality is spread across all members, and you are certain that you will always receive the same level of service’. Further support comes from Gaspar Gutierrez-Centeno, who heads the firm’s banking and finance and transactional practice groups; his recent mandates include acting for a hotel operator in the auction process of one of its hotels; and representing one of two investors in a joint venture agreement for the development of an office building in Mexico City. Guadalajara-based Fabian Monsalve-Agraz worked with García on the consular mandate and also advised an international industrial group on the $100m acquisition of a plot of land for the development and construction of a new industrial manufacturing facility. Senior associate Gabriela Saucedo is a key member of the team, working closely with García in Monterrey. Other clients include Lowe’s, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Dal-Tile, Emblem Capital, Macquarie, Union Investment Real Estate, Javer/Nexxus, Magna and Nest.

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