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CORPORATIVO CITI CENTER, INSURGENTES SUR 1602, PISO 11 OFICINA 1102, COL. CREDITO CONSTRUCTOR, 03940 MEXICO
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Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

Claus Von Wobeser at Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC is a widely recognised arbitration specialist, acting as both arbitrator and counsel. The team also includes a number highly regarded practitioners such as Marco Venegas, Fernando Moreno and Adrián Magallanes. Recent caseload include a range of multimillion-dollar construction and commercial arbitration proceedings. SOLCARGO handles a steady stream of international arbitration, and recently represented Comisión Federal de Electricidad in two multimillion-dollar claims related to power purchase agreements with independent power producers. Fernando Pérez Correa is the name to note, and regularly sits as both arbitrator and counsel. González de Cossío Abogados, SC's Francisco González De Cossío is a recommended for acting as arbitrator and counsel in a range of domestic and international arbitration cases. Galicia Abogados S.C.'s Rodrigo Zamora is particularly noted for his expertise in infrastructure and construction-related disputes, and acts as both arbitrator and counsel; Cecilla Azar is 'a great expert in arbitration and ADR'. Wöss & PartnersHerfried Wöss regularly acts as counsel, arbitrator and expert witness, and is active in handling infrastructure and energy cases. Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C.'s Bernardo Sepúlveda Amor and Carlos Martínez Betanzos are also names to note. Fernando Del Castillo left Santamarina y Steta, and set up his own firm Del Castillo y Castro Abogados.

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Mexico

Banking and finance
Leading individuals

Jorge Labastida - SOLCARGO

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Bankruptcy and restructuring
Bankruptcy and restructuring - ranked: tier 2

SOLCARGO

SOLCARGO stands out for ‘steady hand’ Fernando Pérez Correa’s role as comptroller, receiver or conciliator (insolvency trustee); he and Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, S.C.’s Thomas Heather are the only lawyers in the Mexican market  to have undertaken such a role. Clients describe the team as ‘balanced, creative, and talented at building consensus'; moreover, its 'lawyers are also detail-oriented, which can be critical, very competitive and specialised, and very focused on solving problems quickly’. Pérez Correa co-heads the practice with ‘passionate and committedAbimael Hernández who is admired for ‘his ability to deal with complex and abstract matters, even from different areas of the law, and for his high tolerance to long working-hours, excellent concentration and high dedication’. The team is acting as counsel to Turbo Limited in all the civil and commercial lawsuits related to its insolvency proceeding and associated negotiations with creditors, succesfully obtaining a  a debt restructure and reorganisation agreement that achieved an 86% debt reduction. The team is also representing TGC Ingeniería in its insolvency proceeding, and Pérez Correa and his team have been appointed as receivers or conciliators in several insolvency cases, including in those involving ARC Internacional México, Presta-Melo, Stesso, Perforadora Oro Negro, and Integradora de Servicios Petroleros Oro Negro. In September 2019 the firm also hired experienced finance specialist Jorge Labastida from Thompson & Knight LLP, thereby adding further bench depth. The 15-strong practice group  includes notable associates Zulima González and Patricia Cervantes.

Leading individuals

Fernando Pérez Correa - SOLCARGO

Next Generation Partners

Abimael Hernández - SOLCARGO

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

SOLCARGO

SOLCARGO acted on over $410m worth of M&A transactions over the past year for a wide range of foreign and domestic corporates. The firm is also doing an increasing amount of work for funds clients, where co-heads Fernando Eraña and Luis González are experienced in venture capital and private equity work, respectively. A notable highlight was advising Newell Brands on the US$400m merger of two Mexican subsidiaries - Newell Rubbermaid de México and Sunbeam Mexicana - into one company. Senior associatea Juan Carlos Izaza Avila and Rodrigo Muñoz D are both noted. Other clients include Tenedora Reyor, Ideas y Capital UNO, and Dunross & Co.

Leading individuals

Luis González - SOLCARGO

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

SOLCARGO

Dispute resolution: International arbitration - ranked: tier 3

SOLCARGO

The versatile three-partner team at SOLCARGO has a good track record in commercial and administrative litigation, as well as international arbitration. In the latter, it has been involved in several significant ICC arbitrations, including representing the Comisión Federal de Electricidad on two multimillion-dollar claims related to power purchase agreements with independent power producers. On the litigation front it represented Japan Tobacco International in various proceedings against a former distributor, including the successful lifting of an injunction. The team is jointly led by Fernando Pérez Correa, José Covarrubias and Abimael Hernández.

Leading individuals: Litigation

Fernando Pérez Correa - SOLCARGO

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 4

SOLCARGO

SOLCARGO has a 'high quality' practice, particularly for regulatory, government procurement, environmental law, and litigation advice. The firm represents a broad range of public and private sector clients in the hydrocarbons, power, and renewable sectors. Recent mandates saw the team advise Biogas Technology Group on terminating an agreement for a biogas project in Tultitlán. Other clients include Seguro Energy Partners, Valeo Sistemas Eléctricos, and Enagas. Among key contats in the practice, José Covarrubias is 'a young partner with excellent skills and knowledge in the energy sector', and Juan Pedro Machado Arias who is noted for his contentious and non-contentious administrative advice.

Next Generation Partners

José Covarrubias  - SOLCARGO

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 2

SOLCARGO

SOLCARGO has long had a strong focus on environmental law, developing an impressive track record of expert counsel on project development issues, permitting and audits, and litigation. The team is co-led by partners Gustavo Carvajal, who handles both contentious and non-contentious issues, and administrative litigation expert Juan Pedro Machado. Recent matters include representing the waste-to-energy company Sistemas de Tratamiento Ambiental in a $1m lawsuit against the Ministry of Environment concerning the issuance of an onerous Unique Environmental License. On the tourism side, the team successfully advised Icarus Aviation on the contested renewal of an Environmental Impact Authorisation for scuba diving with white sharks at the Isla Guadalupe Bioshpere Reserve.

Leading individuals

Gustavo Carvajal - SOLCARGO

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

SOLCARGO

SOLCARGO's IP group is praised by clients for its 'teamwork' and 'quick responses'. Guillermo Solórzano Leiro leads the eight-lawyer practice which handles patent and trade mark work for clients in the pharmaceuticals, technology, telecoms, media and entertainment industries. Recent mandates include successfully representing Landsteiner Scientific in denying Pfizer's request to the National Institute of Transparency to access confidential information. Other clients include Glenmark Pharmaceuticals and Sun Pharma de Mexico.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

SOLCARGO

Luis Gonzalez and Fernando Eraña co-head the seven-strong team at SOLCARGO, which offers a broad range of commercial real estate expertise integrated with adjacent areas -such as regulatory, environmental and administrative law and litigation- to clients primarily from the financial, energy, technology and infrastructure sectors. Recent highlight work for the team included advising Akivinta on the negotiation and documentation for the brokerage services for the sale of Hotel One, Hotel Villa Mexicana Club de Golf Balvanera and hotel Green Tower Mexico for a total of $80m; the Export and Import Bank of China on a facility agreement provided to a Chinese company for the purchase of land in Nuevo León for the development of an industrial park; Bertram on the due diligence process of the Mexican subsidiary of Perennials; and Mediamonks on the establishment of its Mexico City office in Polanco, as well as on its subsequent expansion to the La Condesa neighbourhood. González and Eraña are supported by associates Juan Carlos Izaza Avila, Rodrigo Muñoz D, and Carlos Ugalde. Other clients include A-Live and Compañia Casa Dragones de México.

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Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

Claus Von Wobeser at Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC is a widely recognised arbitration specialist, acting as both arbitrator and counsel. The team also includes a number highly regarded practitioners such as Marco Venegas, Fernando Moreno and Adrián Magallanes. Recent caseload include a range of multimillion-dollar construction and commercial arbitration proceedings. SOLCARGO handles a steady stream of international arbitration, and recently represented Comisión Federal de Electricidad in two multimillion-dollar claims related to power purchase agreements with independent power producers. Fernando Pérez Correa is the name to note, and regularly sits as both arbitrator and counsel. González de Cossío Abogados, SC's Francisco González De Cossío is a recommended for acting as arbitrator and counsel in a range of domestic and international arbitration cases. Galicia Abogados S.C.'s Rodrigo Zamora is particularly noted for his expertise in infrastructure and construction-related disputes, and acts as both arbitrator and counsel; Cecilla Azar is 'a great expert in arbitration and ADR'. Wöss & PartnersHerfried Wöss regularly acts as counsel, arbitrator and expert witness, and is active in handling infrastructure and energy cases. Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C.'s Bernardo Sepúlveda Amor and Carlos Martínez Betanzos are also names to note. Fernando Del Castillo left Santamarina y Steta, and set up his own firm Del Castillo y Castro Abogados.

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Mexico

Banking and finance
Leading individuals

Jorge Labastida - SOLCARGO

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Bankruptcy and restructuring
Bankruptcy and restructuring - ranked: tier 2

SOLCARGO

SOLCARGO stands out for ‘steady hand’ Fernando Pérez Correa’s role as comptroller, receiver or conciliator (insolvency trustee); he and Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, S.C.’s Thomas Heather are the only lawyers in the Mexican market  to have undertaken such a role. Clients describe the team as ‘balanced, creative, and talented at building consensus'; moreover, its 'lawyers are also detail-oriented, which can be critical, very competitive and specialised, and very focused on solving problems quickly’. Pérez Correa co-heads the practice with ‘passionate and committedAbimael Hernández who is admired for ‘his ability to deal with complex and abstract matters, even from different areas of the law, and for his high tolerance to long working-hours, excellent concentration and high dedication’. The team is acting as counsel to Turbo Limited in all the civil and commercial lawsuits related to its insolvency proceeding and associated negotiations with creditors, succesfully obtaining a  a debt restructure and reorganisation agreement that achieved an 86% debt reduction. The team is also representing TGC Ingeniería in its insolvency proceeding, and Pérez Correa and his team have been appointed as receivers or conciliators in several insolvency cases, including in those involving ARC Internacional México, Presta-Melo, Stesso, Perforadora Oro Negro, and Integradora de Servicios Petroleros Oro Negro. In September 2019 the firm also hired experienced finance specialist Jorge Labastida from Thompson & Knight LLP, thereby adding further bench depth. The 15-strong practice group  includes notable associates Zulima González and Patricia Cervantes.

Leading individuals

Fernando Pérez Correa - SOLCARGO

Next Generation Partners

Abimael Hernández - SOLCARGO

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

SOLCARGO

SOLCARGO acted on over $410m worth of M&A transactions over the past year for a wide range of foreign and domestic corporates. The firm is also doing an increasing amount of work for funds clients, where co-heads Fernando Eraña and Luis González are experienced in venture capital and private equity work, respectively. A notable highlight was advising Newell Brands on the US$400m merger of two Mexican subsidiaries - Newell Rubbermaid de México and Sunbeam Mexicana - into one company. Senior associatea Juan Carlos Izaza Avila and Rodrigo Muñoz D are both noted. Other clients include Tenedora Reyor, Ideas y Capital UNO, and Dunross & Co.

Leading individuals

Luis González - SOLCARGO

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

SOLCARGO

Dispute resolution: International arbitration - ranked: tier 3

SOLCARGO

The versatile three-partner team at SOLCARGO has a good track record in commercial and administrative litigation, as well as international arbitration. In the latter, it has been involved in several significant ICC arbitrations, including representing the Comisión Federal de Electricidad on two multimillion-dollar claims related to power purchase agreements with independent power producers. On the litigation front it represented Japan Tobacco International in various proceedings against a former distributor, including the successful lifting of an injunction. The team is jointly led by Fernando Pérez Correa, José Covarrubias and Abimael Hernández.

Leading individuals: Litigation

Fernando Pérez Correa - SOLCARGO

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 4

SOLCARGO

SOLCARGO has a 'high quality' practice, particularly for regulatory, government procurement, environmental law, and litigation advice. The firm represents a broad range of public and private sector clients in the hydrocarbons, power, and renewable sectors. Recent mandates saw the team advise Biogas Technology Group on terminating an agreement for a biogas project in Tultitlán. Other clients include Seguro Energy Partners, Valeo Sistemas Eléctricos, and Enagas. Among key contats in the practice, José Covarrubias is 'a young partner with excellent skills and knowledge in the energy sector', and Juan Pedro Machado Arias who is noted for his contentious and non-contentious administrative advice.

Next Generation Partners

José Covarrubias  - SOLCARGO

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 2

SOLCARGO

SOLCARGO has long had a strong focus on environmental law, developing an impressive track record of expert counsel on project development issues, permitting and audits, and litigation. The team is co-led by partners Gustavo Carvajal, who handles both contentious and non-contentious issues, and administrative litigation expert Juan Pedro Machado. Recent matters include representing the waste-to-energy company Sistemas de Tratamiento Ambiental in a $1m lawsuit against the Ministry of Environment concerning the issuance of an onerous Unique Environmental License. On the tourism side, the team successfully advised Icarus Aviation on the contested renewal of an Environmental Impact Authorisation for scuba diving with white sharks at the Isla Guadalupe Bioshpere Reserve.

Leading individuals

Gustavo Carvajal - SOLCARGO

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

SOLCARGO

SOLCARGO's IP group is praised by clients for its 'teamwork' and 'quick responses'. Guillermo Solórzano Leiro leads the eight-lawyer practice which handles patent and trade mark work for clients in the pharmaceuticals, technology, telecoms, media and entertainment industries. Recent mandates include successfully representing Landsteiner Scientific in denying Pfizer's request to the National Institute of Transparency to access confidential information. Other clients include Glenmark Pharmaceuticals and Sun Pharma de Mexico.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

SOLCARGO

Luis Gonzalez and Fernando Eraña co-head the seven-strong team at SOLCARGO, which offers a broad range of commercial real estate expertise integrated with adjacent areas -such as regulatory, environmental and administrative law and litigation- to clients primarily from the financial, energy, technology and infrastructure sectors. Recent highlight work for the team included advising Akivinta on the negotiation and documentation for the brokerage services for the sale of Hotel One, Hotel Villa Mexicana Club de Golf Balvanera and hotel Green Tower Mexico for a total of $80m; the Export and Import Bank of China on a facility agreement provided to a Chinese company for the purchase of land in Nuevo León for the development of an industrial park; Bertram on the due diligence process of the Mexican subsidiary of Perennials; and Mediamonks on the establishment of its Mexico City office in Polanco, as well as on its subsequent expansion to the La Condesa neighbourhood. González and Eraña are supported by associates Juan Carlos Izaza Avila, Rodrigo Muñoz D, and Carlos Ugalde. Other clients include A-Live and Compañia Casa Dragones de México.

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