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Baker McKenzie Abogados, S.C.

Baker McKenzie Abogados, S.C., Fabian Monsalve-Agraz, Guadalajara, MEXICO

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Fabian Monsalve-Agraz

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Baker McKenzie LLP

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Real Estate and Infrastructure.


Mr. Monsalve is a partner with experience on Real Estate, Trust, Development, Construction, Foreign Investment, General Corporate Matters, Banking and Finance and Mergers & Adquisitions. The type of clients to which Mr. Monsalve serves are Real Estate developers, single real estate units purchasers, inheritors. The type of industries regularly served are manufacturing, commercial, construction and mining. The jurisdiction of practice is Mexico, however in certain transactions Mr. Monsalve has coordinated with other jurisdictions like the USA, Europe and Asia.


Mr. Monsalve joined the firm in 2000. He is National Partner in the Real Estate & Infrastructure group and leads the Tourism and Entertainment sector in Mexico. He has been a professor at the School of Law and at the School of International Business of the Universidad Panamericana Guadalajara since 1995 and is also a professor of master degree in corporate law at the Universidad Bonaterra in Aguascalientes.


Spanish and English.


Active member of the Tourism Committee of the American Chamber in Guadalajara. Active member of Jovenes Abogados, A.C.


Admission Mexico (1995) Education Universidad Panamericana Guadalajara (LD) (1995) Universidad Panamericana Guadalajara (LDEC) (1997) Universidad de Warwick, Inglaterra (LLM) (1999).


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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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