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TORRE ARCOS BOSQUES 1, PASEO DE LOS TAMARINDOS 400-B, 8TH AND 9TH FLOORS, COLONIA, BOSQUES DE LAS LOMAS, 05120, MÉXICO CITY, MEXICO
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https://www.jaureguiydelvalle.com

Mexico

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 5

Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C.

Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C. ‘provides excellent client service: the lawyers keep us up-to-date in terms of legislative and regulatory changes, and they take the time to build relationships with us and support our business’. The team has been active in the fintech segment, including assisting PayU Latam with all its regulatory matters regarding payment networks. In other highlights, it represented key client Bank of Montreal in a financing granted to Jonathan Manufacturing. The practice group also handles securitisation; secured and project finance, real estate finance, leasing and structurally enhanced products, corporate lending, distressed financial assets, derivatives and trading, and regulatory matters. The 10-strong team is co-led by Luis Alberto Balderas and Fernando Alonso-de-Florida. Other clients include Aseguradora Patrimonial Vida, Procesa and Stenn International.

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Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 3

Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C.

Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C.'s active practice is led by David Hurtado who has very good expertise in antitrust, litigation, and clearance work. The team also provides regular day-to-day advice and training to its clients, which include Philips Mexicana, Colgate Palmolive, Saint Gobain, and General Motors. On the investigations front, the team recently handled several major investigations into the transport sector, as well as representing clients on similar issues in the medical equipment and financial services markets. Other key individuals include Citlali Perez.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C.

Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C. is recommended for its expertise on a wide range of matters, including M&A, corporate governance, distribution agreements and restructurings. The five-partner team is led by the experienced Miguel Ishii Yokoyama and includes María del Pilar Labastida and Citlali Perez. The team recently advised Grupo Holzer on its acquisition of a 16.5% stake in the Soho Mall, which is under construction in Panama. As well as advising corporates, the group also represents a growing number of private equity funds, including Walton CKD, which it advised on the corporate aspects of its acquisition of the Hotel Hilton Los Cabos.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 5

Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C.

Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C. is ' a very solid firm to go to', thanks to its team of 'very professional and knowledgeable' lawyers. The team is jointly led by Fernando Alonso-de-Florida, Luis Alberto Balderas, and Citlali Perez who is 'very passionate about mining', which reflects on her 'approach to different situations that require a lot of creativity'. The practice recently advised Isthmus Energia Verde on the development and financing of two bioethanol projects. The team also assisted Fibra Verde Holding with a $600m bond issue to finance the acquisition of renewable energy projects.

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International trade and customs
International trade and customs - ranked: tier 2

Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C.

The respected Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C. fields a team of six lawyers that handles all aspects of international trade and customs, including litigation, market access, trade policy, multilateral and bilateral trade agreements, preferential trade regimes, customs compliance, trade compliance and trade remedies. The solid team acted for ADM subsidiary Almidones Mexicanos, and Tate & Lyle, in trade-related matters concerning the potential impact of changes in NAFTA, negotiations concerning sweeteners in NAFTA and other international agreements, and the VAT applicable to food imports into Mexico. It also involved in a number of antidumping cases, acting for Internacional de Cerámica in an investigation into Chinese imports; Schwabe subsidiary Laboratorios Farmasa regarding the importation of medicines; Trade Comercializadora Internacional in customs matters concerning the importation and finishing of textiles from China for apparel, home textiles and potential export to South America; and Mount Vernon Mills in a large dispute concerning textile imports. Practice head David Hurtado built the firm’s practice and is considered ‘one of the key players in trade matters in Mexico’; key support comes from senior associate Julia García de Acevedo Chávez, who covers dumping, customs, and health-related international commerce. Luis Carballo Balvanera, who handles tax and administrative litigation and constitutional proceedings, is another key contact; and associate Carlos Solano Ortiz, an additional name to note.

Leading individuals

David Hurtado - Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C.

Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C.’s tax team is ‘always informed about the latest news and potential for reform, helping clients anticipate and prepare for change’. Mainly focused on providing consultancy work for real estate funds, it advised CKD Walton II on the tax aspects of the structuring of the platform to issue $300m B-series certificates, and on the structuring of a joint venture for development of the $150m La Mexicana residential project located in the Santa Fe area of Mexico City; CKD Walton on the $188m acquisition of the JW Marriott hotel located in the Polanco Area of Mexico City; and PGIM Real Estate on the restructuring of its retail fund in order to allow investors to continue obtaining a tax exemption in Mexico. In other work, the team also handled litigation and representation before the authorities, as well as additional domestic and international tax matters, including issues related to finance, banking, telecoms, strategic alliances, corporate reorganisations, international trade and insurance. Managing partner Luis Gerardo Del Valle Torres (who is also know for his welath management advice) is recommended; he co-leads the practice with Eduardo Medina Zapata ; between them they cover the full range of tax matters and lead on all mandates; senior counsel Luis Carballo Balvanera is another key practitioner; support comes from Gonzalo Mauricio Breña Labarrère and Jessica Paz González, and associates Josemaria Ferez Gil and Ricardo David García Robles. Other clients include FINSA Real Estate Managament, FINSA CFD II, and FIBRA Terrafina.

Leading individuals

Luis Gerardo del Valle - Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C.

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