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White & Case S.C.

TORRE DEL BOSQUE - PH, BLVD. MANUEL AVILA CAMACHO #24, COL. LOMAS DE CHAPULTEPEC, 11000 CIUDAD DE MÉXICO
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Work +52 55 5540 9600
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Fax +52 55 5540 9699
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www.whitecase.com

Clients have turned to White & Case for sophisticated counsel on challenging cross-border issues since 1991, when the government authorized it as the first global law firm to practice under its own name. White & Case offers deep knowledge on local, regional and global levels. The team in Mexico is a premier group of attorneys recognized as strategic advisors in major transactions. The firm includes 21 partners, four counsels and 45 associates, including attorneys trained and admitted to practice law in the United States. The firm focuses on areas of specific opportunity. It is well versed in local laws, and it understands the potential impact of regulatory change on business. It is at the forefront of recent developments in applicable legislation and government practice in Mexico.

Recognized for their longstanding relationships with local business leaders, key financial institutions, state and federal government authorities as well as representatives of key regulatory bodies, the firm's lawyers in Mexico offer highly specialized and integrated services and have been leading innovative and complex transactions.

Areas of practice

Capital markets: vast experience in local and international debt and equity offerings, tender offers, securitizations, private equity and derivatives.

Banking and finance: vast experience in secured and unsecured financings, and regulatory issues.

Mergers and acquisitions: vast experience providing advice to leading investment banks and local and foreign companies.

Bankruptcy and restructuring: providing advice and developing innovative solutions for all restructuring situations, both in respect of contractual renegotiations and litigation.

Project and equipment finance: advising on the structuring, development and financing of energy, transportation, natural resource and infrastructure projects across various industries.

Competition and antitrust: vast experience representing clients in all phases of merger control investigations and clearances, witnesses, subjects, targets and defendants in complex antitrust investigations, including cartels and abuse of dominant positions.

Real estate: advising on a full range of activities, including financing structures, regulatory and remedial matters.

Dispute resolution: including litigation and arbitration, with experience in arbitration, constitutional, administrative and commercial litigation, and regulatory advice.

TMT: industry knowledge and experience as advisers to players in relation to the regulatory and legislative concerns of the industry in Mexico and major cross-borders.

Aviation: providing advice to global and domestic aviation industry players in all aspects of their investment and operations, relevant projects, finance, corporate, regulatory and disputes.

Shipping: advises on all issues across the maritime sector, including restructurings, refinancings, capital raising, M&A and private equity transaction and disputes.

Energy: advising on all energy matters, including oil, gas, petrochemical, power, wind and water.

Environmental and climate change: advice and assistance in all aspects of environmental law, climate change, renewable energies and clean technologies.

Tax: the firm provides tax advice and represents clients on a wide range of complex tax-related matters.

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Legal Developments in Mexico

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