Firm Profile > Bufete Cuetara Canale > CIUDAD DE MÉXICO, Mexico
Bufete Cuetara Canale Offices
BOSQUE DE DURAZON 61 (of 4B)
COL. BOSQUE DE LAS LOMAS
Bufete Cuetara Canale > The Legal 500 Rankings
Specialized litigation boutique Bufete Cuetara Canale stands out for its ‘honesty, professional ethics and values’, with some clients rating their services as of ‘the highest quality’. Founding partner and ‘brilliant’ lawyer Roberto Cuetara heads the department, which has a solid presence in the commercial litigation field. It has been active, recently, in commercial, constitutional and amparo litigation, notably in the automotive sector, along with distribution agreement disputes. It also has notable clients across the food and beverages, construction, and banking sectors, among others. Key support comes from experienced associate Roberto Islas Vásquez.
‘We have been working with Bufete Cuetara Canale for years and I consider that their services provided are with the highest quality, giving complete and specific opinions. I would like to remark the exceptional dedication and commitment that the firm has to its clients and how well prepared their members are to deal with their client´s needs. I would like to highlight the partners. As longtime colleagues, they are always available and committed to seek the best interest of their clients.‘
‘It takes excellent care with the litigation in its charge and is a firm that proposes novel arguments and more appropriate case management. Roberto Cuetara is careful to know the interests of the business and the risks that his clients face in order to propose the best possible strategy.‘
‘The Cuetara Canale Law Firm is an office made of super serious professionals, very well prepared, and with a lot of competition in the civil, commercial, and international sectors. Roberto Cuetara Canale is the head of the firm. He is a professionally prepared lawyer, very honest and with an optimal attitude towards his clients.‘
‘I have worked in two cases with Roberto Cuetara. One as an opposite and the other as a co-litigator. He seems to me to be a brilliant and practical lawyer.‘
‘The qualities that make them stand out are their honesty, the professional ethics with which they manage, their values and above all that they are up-to-date and have a continuous education, which makes them certified lawyers. In this case we can mention founding partner Lic. Roberto Cuetara.’
‘High-level litigators with a great spirit of collaboration. High ethical standards and fast response capacity.‘
Roberto Cuetara Canale, Founding Partner
What do you see as the main points that differentiate [law firm name] from your competitors?
At Bufete Cuetara Canale (BCC) we understand complex litigation causes extreme stress to the client and the heads of the legal areas involved, therefore we always keep a very close and timely communication with all the people involved.
BCC attorneys are very creative and can produce novel and different solutions to complex litigations, being the main reason we were able to get our client (Mazda Motors) acquitted before any other car company in 2020, in a class action filed against almost all the car manufacturers in Mexico.
At BCC we are always willing to adapt our services to the specific needs and requirements of any client.
At BCC we place our client’s interests and needs above anything else, including the firm.
At BCC we are always happy to collaborate with any other firm (domestic of foreign) and act as a team with other attorneys, putting our personal preferences and egos aside.
At BCC we work to provide expedite solutions for our clients, thus helping our clients save on legal fees.
Which practices do you see growing in the next 12 months? What are the drivers behind that?
In Mexico, class actions are still new and will keep growing significantly in the following years.
On the other hand, due to Covid-19’snegative effect on the economy, we believe many bankruptcies will be filed in the following years, generating a substantial increment in litigation regarding bankruptcy.
Also, the new left-wing government is currently making many changes to policy regarding business regulation, specially in the energy sector, giving private corporations grounds to challenge many new laws, therefore creating many new opportunities for administrative and constitutional litigation in the upcoming months.
What’s the main change you’ve made in the firm that will benefit clients?
The main change we have made is a change in the mentality of all the members of the team. The mindset of the team is to always consider the problems and stress affecting the people within the different corporations, whom are part of the legal departments and responsible for the outcome of the litigation.
Is technology changing the way you interact with your clients, and the services you can provide them?
Absolutely. As a result to the Covid 19 lockdowns, the Courts have switched from personal contact with the parties involved in litigation, to an online contact. As such, our firm can easily represent clients all over the Mexican territory, without having to travel as much, hence lowering costs and expenses involved in litigation.
Also, new technologies are emerging every day, which helps us perform our work faster, resulting in the lowering of legal fees to our clients. In today’s legal market, firms must always be on the lookout for new technologies in order to: a) expedite legal procedures, and b) provide the best quality of legal services with while also procuring to lower the costs involved in litigation as much as possible.
Can you give us a practical example of how you have helped a client to add value to their business?
Whenever a case is concluded, we provide a final analysis to the Client explaining the causes of that specific litigation and the reasons for which the results of litigation were favorable o not to the client, informing the client all the necessary changes that should be made to avoid future similar litigation. In 2020, we concluded litigation and got Pepsico Inc acquitted in a multimillion-dollar trial. In such trial it was quite difficult to obtain an acquittal judgment because the wording of a clause used in the agreement could be interpreted in different manners. As such, we provided a diagnostic and changes were made to other similar contracts.
Are clients looking for stability and strategic direction from their law firms – where do you see the firm in three years’ time?
Our client base is growing at a very rapid pace. One of the challenges our firm will face is to provide the same quality of service to more clients.
Also, after being the only firm in Mexico to win several class actions expeditiously, BCC has positioned itself as one of the top class action firms in Mexico, therefore, the firm will grow in headcount and must be able to transfer the client-service mentality to all the new firm members.