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González Calvillo, SC, Luis Felipe Mancera de Arrigunaga, Mexico City, MEXICO

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Luis Felipe Mancera de Arrigunaga

Tel:
Work +(52 55) 5202-762
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González Calvillo, SC

Position

Elected partner at Gonzalez Calvillo, S.C.

Career

Mr. Mancera is focused in the constitutional, administrative, regulatory and telecom practice. He specializes in administrative litigation, constitutional relief proceedings (Amparo), telecommunication disputes and constitutional controversy procedures, several of them creating groundbreaking precedents decided by the Mexican Supreme Court of Justice.

Throughout his 30 years of career, he has acquired in depth experience both in the public and private sectors, enabling him to have a full and comprehensive knowledge of the financial and telecom industries. While he served at the Ministry of Finance, he was a key player in the modernization of the banking and securities legal framework. Other areas of expertise include government procurement, accountability of public servants, anti-corruption, AML, compliance and tax compliance assessment.

Former member of the governing bodies of the: National Banking Commission, National Insurance and Bonding Commission and National Pension System Commission. Former director of several telecom companies, including SKY México, Cablevisión and Cablemás

Served as: General Chief Tax Prosecutor; Deputy General Counsel to the President; Chief of the Banking and Savings Unit at the Ministry of Finance; VP of Legal and Regulatory Affairs at Grupo Televisa and Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer at Avantel.

Languages

Spansih and English


Mexico

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

González Calvillo, SC is well versed in civil, commercial and administrative disputes. Edgar Grajeda leads the two-partner team, which also includes administrative litigation specialist Luis Mancera.  The group has been very active on the telecoms front, representing Megacable in several significant disputes concerning interconnection charges and signal broadcast distribution agreements. The team also defended Google against a civil case from an individual claiming damages as a result of the information about him available online. Other clients include 3M, Adecco, DuPont, and Mitsubishi.

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TMT

Within: TMT

González Calvillo, SC has a ‘wide practice in many areas’ and ‘courteous’ lawyers with ‘solid academic and professional backgrounds’ advising clients on ‘complex situations’. The firm boasts some major telecommunications clients, such as Telefónica, which is instructing the team in a Supreme Court constitutional relief proceeding (amparo) filed against a federal law provision differentiating between tariffs for the 800Mhz and 700Mhz radio frequencies, respectively. The team also represented Telefónica and Maxcom in constitutional procedures before the Supreme Court challenging the fines imposed by the FTI for alleged infringements to the Federal Telecommunications and Broadcasting Law, reducing the fine from 1% of income to 0.01%. Beyond its sweet spot in contentious administrative telecoms matters, it handles regulatory, antitrust, corporate, transactional, and tax matters, as well as public procurement and PPPs, concessions and authorisations relevant to telecommunication services, and data and consumer protection. An expert in administrative litigation, amparos, telecommunication disputes and constitutional controversy procedures, Luis Mancera co-leads the team with counsel Juan Carlos Peraza, who also focuses on these market segments; Peraza was previously director of regulation and litigation at Televisa, while Mancera was general chief tax prosecutor and deputy general counsel at the Ministry of Finance, as well as vice-president of legal and regulatory affairs at Televisa. Key support comes from associate Rafael Fuentes. Metro Net is another of the firm’s clients.

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