Firm Profile > Adame González de Castilla & Besil > Mexico City, Mexico

Adame González de Castilla & Besil
Rio Marne 19 First Floor
Alc. Cuauhtémoc Col. Cuauhtémoc

Insurance Tier 4

The practice at young boutique, Adame González de Castilla & Besil, has a high level of specialization in both insurance corporate/regulatory and claims/dispute resolution matters. Established in 2017, the firm is co-led by partners Álvaro Adame and Ramiro Besil (formerly at Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, SC and Garza Tello-Clyde & Co Mexico, respectively). Adame handles regulatory, organizational, operational and transactional requirements, product development and the establishment of Mexican and foreign insurance and reinsurance companies in Mexico, as well as coverage and legal determination of coverage issues, claims-related matters and subrogation cases. Besil regularly advises insurers, reinsurers and brokers on marine, energy, aviation and non-marine matters, providing both advice and legal defence regarding liability, coverage and regulatory issues.

Insurance and reinsurance: AGB is a young boutique law firm, whose insurance practice is best known for its strong knowledge and specialization in both insurance corporate/regulatory and claims/dispute resolution matters. While most firms usually focus mainly on either end, AGB is one of the very few Mexican law firms with full insurance law expertise.

Jointly, AGB’s partners add up more than 25 years providing legal services to the Mexican and international insurance sector. AGB also has unique international and cross border experience, as one of our partners worked in London as foreign associate in a Legal500 UK law firm and another partner worked in the US for both an insurance regulator and in the legal department of an international insurance company.

With this amount of legal training and experience and with the assistance of new technologies, AGB can provide the most precise and innovative legal services to the Mexican and international insurance market.  Work covers, insurance and reinsurance policies; corporate, contractual and regulatory issues; legal determination of coverage, claims-related and subrogation matters in the most intricate cases such as maritime and aviation related disputes, catastrophic damages as well as litigation and dispute resolution of insurance and reinsurance related matters before the Mexican Insurance Authorities, Federal Courts and State Courts.

Marine and shipping: AGB provides legal advice and assistance to shipowners, charterers, P&I Clubs and hull underwriters in a broad range of casualties in Mexico and also provides advice to local and foreign insurers in cargo issues and disputes.

We advise clients in transactional matters, including ship finance, building contracts, securities, registration of titles, mortgages and other guarantees as well as in ship sales and charterparties.

AGB’s dispute resolution practice specializes in maritime matters including charter disputes, vessel arrests, disputes arising from MOAs and ship repair contracts, etc., in Mexican courts and arbitration.

Oil and gas: AGB provides legal advice and assistance in the establishment of new companies in Mexico in the oil and gas sector, and their participation in bids with state owned and private oil companies. It also deals with contracts for private and state-owned companies, licenses and permits required to perform upstream and midstream activities in Mexico, with a main focus for offshore exploration and production, transportation and storage of oil products.

AGB’s dispute resolution practice has represented clients in contentious matters against the Mexican state owned company Pemex, especially in arbitration cases.

Corporate: AGB provides legal advice on the incorporation of Mexican commercial companies, and the establishment of branches and subsidiaries of international companies and their operations in Mexico, including the acquisition and/or leasing of their facilities, the decision-making process, corporate secretary and its administrative aspects.

We provide legal advice on the corporate governance, corporate finance, foreign investment, mergers and acquisitions, dissolutions, purchase and sale of assets and joint ventures, as well as requesting and obtaining governmental licenses or permits and drafting and negotiating all kinds of agreements to structure business combinations.

Department Name Email Telephone
Insurance & Reinsurance; Corporate. Alvaro Adame +5255 71 55 81 89
Insurance & Reinsurance; Marine & Shipping; Oil & Gas. Ramiro Besil +5255 71 55 81 89
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Alvaro Adame  photo Mr Alvaro Adame Partner. Insurance & Reinsurance; Corporate
Mr Ramiro Besil  photo Mr Ramiro Besil Partner. Insurance & Reinsurance; Marine & Shipping; Oil & Gas
Mr Jorge L. Villanueva  photo Mr Jorge L. Villanueva Associate
English (fluent)
AIDA International Insurance Law Association