Firm Profile > Pérez Correa González > Mexico City, Mexico

Pérez Correa González
CORPORATE CITI CENTER
INSURGENTES SUR 1602 (Fl.11 / Of.1102
MEXICO CITY 03940
Mexico

Bankruptcy and restructuring Tier 2

SOLCARGO endured the untimely passing of practice co-head Abimael Hernández in December 2019. The firm has nevertheless continued to represent both creditors and debtors in a wide range of bankruptcy matters. The department also houses standout expertise in the form of Fernando Pérez Correa, who has been appointed by the Federal Institute of Bankruptcy Specialists (IFECOM) as an insolvency trustee in several bankruptcies. He co-heads the department with José Covarrubias, who complements his bankruptcy practice with his dispute resolution and arbitration experience. The litigation side of the 14-strong team is supported by senior associate Zulima González, who is especially skilled in cross-border mandates. Since publication: as of December 2020, SOLCARGO split in three, with the bankruptcy practice moving in its entirety to successor firm Pérez Correa González; González (not the firm's name-partner) has subsequently been raised to the partnership of the new firm, effective as of January 2021.

Key clients

Turbo

TGC Ingeniería

Presta-Melo

Perforadora Oro Negro

Integradora de Servicios Petroleros Oro Negro

Stesso

Grupo Almos

Soluciones Integrales Almos

Paclease Mexicana

Corporate and M&A Tier 3

The corporate group at the former SOLCARGO has extensive experience assisting national and multinational corporations, banks, non-bank financial institutions with a range of transactions including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, sales of shares and assets, and joint ventres. Over recent years, the team has udertaken 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. Omar Aguilar, who handles corporate and transctional matters, joint ventures, contractual advice and transactional and corporate risk assessment, was promoted to partner in July 2020; and senior associate Juan Carlos Izaza Avila is also a key member of the team; however, former senior Rodrigo Muñoz D moved in house in April 2020. Since publication: as of December 2020, the firm divided into three new entities. The lifescience and intellectual property practice now operates as Solórzano Linaldi; the administrative and environmental unit as Carvajal Machado Abogados; while Pérez Correa González -where the above team is now located- has a broader service offering centred on M&A, real estate, banking and finance, corporate law and bankruptcy.

Testimonials

In my experience the Solcargo team provides service that is more responsive and more practical than most of its competitors. The firm has also done a good job of moving assignments to the youngest/least expensive qualified attorney.’

While the Solcargo team has provided good advice and service across the board, I have been particularly impressed with Juan Carlos Izaza and Eduardo Montenegro.’

Key clients

Skyview Capital

Syntax Systems

Innohub Mexico

Ideas y Capital

Bertram Capital

Sterimed

Grupo Finansiell (Doopla)

Moody’s Investors Service

Mitsubishi MCAM Mexico

Mediamonks – Posadas

Zuffa

Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 3

An increasing presence in this segment, the disputes team at the former SOLCARGO has considerable experience in commercial arbitration and additionally, in disputes concerning the enforcement or annulment of awards, as well as with interim measures during arbitral proceedings. The practice group also has extensive experience in NAFTA Chapter 11 arbitrations. Recent matters include acting as lead counsel to the Federal Ministry of Communications and Transportation in a $67m arbitration brought by the operator of an international bridge; and assisting Crowley Technical Management and Marine Management Services with an enforcement matter. Senior partner Fernando Pérez Correa has over 25 years' experience as lead counsel in investment and commercial arbitration as both party counsel and arbitrator; fellow practice co-head José Covarrubias, in turn, has 15 years' engagement in the sector, particularly as regards technically complex cases in relation to both investment and commercial matters; he also has experience in arbitration-related judicial proceedings and enforcement and annulment matters. Following Gilberto Osio 's move in house in March 2020, Salvador Vivanco and Zulima Gonzalez  are the key senior associates. However, since publication the firm has split in three; the disputes team remains at multiservice successor firm, Pérez Correa González, which opened its doors in December 2002, although former senior Arturo Rivera Méndez moved to Santamarina y Steta.

Testimonials

Solcargo’s strengths are: 1.- Personalised attention from partners and lawyers2.- The technical dominance of the subject and experience.

Salvador Vivanco – a lawyer with technical mastery of the issues, service and disposition. Jose Covarrubias – an excellent lawyer, who dominates the subject and provides first class service.’

‘They are extremely meticulous in their work. They are directly, deeply and personally involved in taking care of our affairs; and they have a great ability to understand the needs of all parties involved and seek to mediate before generating a problem.

Key clients

Comisión Federal de Electricidad

Japan Tobacco International

Exportadora de Sal

Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes

Crowley Technical Management / Marine Management Services

G500 Group

Abengoa

Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 3

The ‘experienced’ top-notch dispute resolution practice at what was formerly SOLCARGO attracts clients thanks to its ability to understand their needs and for its ‘excellent communication skills’. The versatile team has a good track record in commercial and administrative litigation, as well as international arbitration, and is jointly led by 25-year veteran Fernando Pérez Correa and 'smart and strategic thinker', José Covarrubias. Recent matters saw the team represent Japan Tobacco International in various proceedings against a former distributor, as well as in an alleged infringement of intellectual property rights, over the use of the client’s trademarks. Key associate support comes from returnees Salvador Vivanco (civil, commercial and constitutional litigation; ADR), back after an internship in O'Melveney and Myers; and Zulima González (litigation, arbitration, insolvency, contractual disputes and damages), who returned upon completion of her LLM. Since publication the firm has split in three with the dispute resolution team remaining at successor multiservice firm Pérez Correa González, which opened its doors in December 2020.

Testimonials

I consider the Solcargo team to be solid, as it has very experienced partners, as well as young partners and associates who are very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The people who make up the Solcargo law firm consider building relationships as a key differentiator and they are very eager to build the relationship between our company and the law firm; They understand our needs and have very good communication skills.

Their service is tailored to international clients. All attorneys are bi-lingual. They’re smart and competent. José Covarrubias Azuela is a very smart and strategic thinker. He thinks out of box, is thorough, and has an encyclopedic memory of all details of cases. Excellent work quality; responsive, diligent and efficient.’

Compared to other firms, I consider that Solcargo combines experience, knowledge, enthusiasm and a lot of passion for its clients.

Key clients

Japan Tobacco International

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Export Development Canada

Exportadora de Sal

Getman Corporation

Investigación Farmacéutica (IFA Celtics)

Aceros Camesa

Zigor México

Daimler Financial Services Mexico

Banco Santander México

Grupo Financiero Banorte

Real estate Tier 3

The real estate team at what was formerly Solcargo, now Pérez Correa González, is regularly sought after -particularly by international investors- for its expertise across a broad range of real estate projects in the financial, technology, consumer goods, energy, fin-tech and infrastructure sectors. The department is led by the ‘energetic’ Luis Gonzalez, who specializes in corporate and transactional work, including M&A, joint ventures, and cross-border financings. Other names to note include mergers and acquisition and finance specialist Fernando Eraña, and Jorge Labastida, who joined the firm this year from Thompson & Knight LLP and who focuses his practice on asset-backed and structured finance. Support comes from senior associate Juan Carlos Izaza, whom some clients regard as a ‘great lawyer’.

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Testimonials

They are fully updated in legal matters around the real estate sector and their different associates have the correct and complete specialties. Because they work with clients of all sizes, they can advise on various areas and ways of making contracts and legal regimes. Luis Fernando Gonzalez is a great expert and is empathetic to the client, but energetic in proposing a way forward. Juan Carlos Izaza’s constant and meticulous work gives us peace of mind and pace. Without a doubt, he is a great lawyer’

Key clients

Sterimed

Akivinta

Exim Bank of China

Bertram Capital Management

Compañia Casa Dragones de México

A-Live

PA Consulting Group

Banking and finance Tier 5

The banking and finance capability of the former SOLCARGO moved to successor firm Pérez Correa González following the former's dissolution in December 2020. The practice group had already been reinforced back in August 2019 with the arrival of noted sector-specialist Jorge Labastida (from Thompson & Knight LLP) adding profile in the sector. His incorporation has increased the department's capabilities, especially regarding asset-backed and structured finance; the group also handles project finance, real estate finance, securitizations, multi-jurisdictional tax-advantaged finance transactions, and structured leasing. Labastida co-heads the team in conjunction with Fernando Eraña, who has solid, cross-border finance transaction credentials. The department regularly advises major local and international clients from the financial, technology, consumer goods, energy, fintech and infrastructure sectors, among others.

Key clients

United States International Development

Finance Corporation

BMO Harris Bank

Credit Suisse Mexico, Asset Management Division

BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

We are a Mexico City-based law firm with a solid, highly qualified team with undergraduate and graduate studies in the most prestigious universities in Mexico, the United States and Europe and work experience in top-tier international law firms.

We understand the current needs of the market and provide our clients with personalized services based on trust, honesty, excellence and integral legal solutions. The firm represents a wide diversity of clients, domestic and foreign, public and private companies, Fortune 500 companies, investment funds, government agencies and non-profit organizations.

Prestigious publications recognize many of our attorneys as among the best in Mexico, in M&A, Real Estate, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Dispute Resolution, Bankruptcy and Corporate.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate Luis Fernando González Nieves lgonzalez@pcga.mx
Bankruptcy & Insolvency Fernando Pérez Correa fperez@pcga.mx
Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation José Covarrubias jcovarrubias@pcga.mx
Corporate Fernando Eraña ferana@pcga.mx
Bankruptcy & Insolvency Zulima González zgonzalez@pcga.mx
Corporate Jorge Labastida jlabastida@pcga.mx
Corporate Omar Aguilar oaguilar@pcga.mx
Photo Name Position Profile
Miss Zulima González  photo Miss Zulima González Partner
Mr Fernando Pérez Correa  photo Mr Fernando Pérez Correa Partner
Partners : 7
Attorneys : 12
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