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Mexico

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 5

Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C.

The 10-strong finance practice at Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C. advises on securitizations, secured and project finance, real estate finance, and leasing and structured products, as well as on general corporate lending. It also handles distressed financial assets, derivatives and bank treasury and trading floor products, and regulatory work. Practice head Luis Alberto Balderas Fernández is supported by founding partner Miguel Jáuregui Rojas and key senior associates: José Manuel Carrillo Méndez and Diego Hernández Schmidt-Tophoff, who focus on securities and financings, respectively. Recent mandates include substantial activity with key institutional client Grupo Marhnos, including representation before the CNBV regarding the second amendment of the terms of its CKDs; Banco Base on the drafting of a Pledge Agreement to guarantee all its derivatives transactions; and PayU Latam on all regulatory matters relating to payment networks. Other matters include advising on financings, loan restructuring, guarantees and the structuring of investment project-backed certificate (CerPI) and CKD issuances, along with regulatory matters. Clients include Punto Casa de Bolsa, Fibra Verde Holding, Grupo Elektra, TV Azteca, Parmalat, Grupo de Inversiones Suramericana and Bank of Montreal.

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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. has an expanding practice that recently saw Citlali Pérez Rentería promoted to partner. David Hurtado Badiola, who also advises on international trade matters, leads the team, which advises domestic and international clients on contentious and non-contentious antitrust issues, such as merger clearances and cartel investigations. It regularly advises Colgate-Palmolive on antitrust issues related to its distribution, sales and joint venture agreements. Other major clients are SAB Miller, General Motors de Mexico, American Standard, Saint-Gobain Mexico and Suzuki.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C.

Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C. has an experienced five-partner team led by name partner Miguel Jáuregui Rojas and Miguel Ishii Yokoyama, and has been very active in the energy, transport and manufacturing sectors. One of the firm’s largest mandates was from the Peralta Family, which it represented on its $27m sale of shares in Grupo Metales Incoporados to Acon Investments. Another highlight was representing Nacional Financiera on its investment into 13 domestic and international investment funds as part of its national scheme to foster domestic start-ups. The firm also advised Grupo Turin on its takeover by Mars.

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Miguel Jáuregui Rojas - Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C.

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

Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C.

Long known in IT&C circles for its prowess in anti-dumping matters, Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C. remains very active in this aspect of the practice where recent mandates include advising Noksel España on an anti-dumping investigation into carbon steel pipes from Spain. The practice has been involved in most – if not all – recent anti-dumping investigations, including the representation of Matson Fruit in the major investigation into apple imports from the US (involving more than 50 exporters); and Internacional de Céramica in the investigation into tile imports from China, as well as other investigations in sectors ranging from chicken to reinforced steel. Other mandates include advising Laboratorios Farmasa, Auto Zone and Quiksilver on their respective importation to Mexico of medicines, automotive spare parts and sportswear; counselling Trade Comercializadora Internacional on customs matters regarding the importation and finishing of textiles; and Almidones Mexicanos with regard to the potential impact of changes in NAFTA and the status of a sugar-dumping case in the US. ‘An old hand in the sector’ practice head David Hurtado is a well-known figure, ‘particularly for dumping matters’ but his practice reaches across the sector, as reflected by his role as coordinator of the trade and investment committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (he was also previously chairman of the trade and logistics council of the American Chamber of Commerce). On the consultancy side, key support comes from senior associates Julia García de Acevedo (on dumping, customs matters and health-related international commerce), and Carlos Solano (also customs and health-related trade, along with migration and competition issues). For contentious matters the team has recourse to tax and administrative litigator, counsel Luis Carballo. Other clients include Forza Steel, Ferrero de México, Unifi Manufacturing and Compañía Licorera de Nicaragua.

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

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C.

Primarily oriented towards consultancy, which constitutes some 70% of its caseload, Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C. has consolidated a presence in the funds sector with a steady flow of structuring mandates. The team also has a significant wealth planning practice, and while its advisory work has an emphasis on ease of tax recuperation, the practice also undertakes fiscal litigation if necessary. ‘A great lawyer and “fiscalista”’, practice head Luis Gerardo Del Valle Torres has ‘a forthright style’ and is ‘very capable’; recent work saw him advise Grupo Turin on a tax efficient structure for the $175m sale of its shares to Mars, and PGIM Real Estate vehicle PLA Industrial Fund I in a $30m tax litigation concerning a VAT tax assessment. In conjunction with Eduardo Medina Zapata he also advised PGIM on the restructuring of its for-lease multifamily platform, and on its $250m sale. The ‘active’ and ‘increasingly visible’ Medina acted as tax counsel to Walton Street México CKD Managers II and PLA Administradora IV on the structuring of its $375m and $290m issuances; and in a further PGIM mandate, advised on its acquisition of the shares of FRBC Arrendadora Monterrey, and the structuring and tax provisions of the SPA – a matter made more complex by the tax structure of the private equity fund seller. The team also advised on the tax structure, and the negotiation of the tax provisions of the asset purchase agreement, for Finsa CD II’s $87m acquisition of a large portfolio of industrial properties; Corporate Properties of the Americas (CPA) on the restructuring of its Calzada Capital fund, involving a complex cross border corporate reorganization; and Clarion Partners’ Lion Mexico Fund on the restructuring of part of its debt platform. Significant FIBRA sub-sector work included advising FIBRA Terrafina on the tax structures for the acquisitions of the $480m ‘Scorpion’ industrial portfolio (a deal under negotiation for more than a year), and a smaller $80m industrial portfolio. Other matters include challenging a determined tax credit, revocation appeals, and advice to a state entity. The team can also call on senior counsel Luis Carballo Balvanera who focuses on transactional tax matters and tax litigation; and, after the departure of the associate-in-charge, the firm hired accountant Adrián Vallejo from PricewaterhouseCoopers, SC to reinforce its transfer pricing practice. Associate Ricardo David García Robles is also noted. Clients include American Industries, Southern Cross and CKD Planigrupo.

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

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