Jones Day > Mexico City, Mexico > Firm Profile

Jones Day
PASEO DE LA REFORMA 342
PISO 30, COLONIA JUÁREZ
06600 MEXICO, D.F.
Mexico

Mexico > Compliance Tier 1

Clients value Jones Day's compliance practice for being a ‘team you can fully trust when you need timely, business savvy sound advice’. Department-head Guillermo Larrea, who is currently vice-president at the Compliance Managers Commission of the Mexico Chapter of the ICC, is held in high esteem by clients for his expert advice on compliance, anticorruption, and anti-money laundering, as well as for being committed to moving the agenda forward on digital compliance. Larrea is closely supported by associate Juan Carlos Quinzaños, who has strong knowledge of cyber-crime matters, and is dedicated to cyber-security and data compliance mandates. Recent work highlights include advising Toyota with the preparation of a regulatory compliance risk assessment and compliance program concerning anticorruption, cyber-security and data protection.

Practice head(s):

Guillermo Larrea

Testimonials

‘The compliance team of Jones Day is top-notch and a team you can fully trust when you need timely, business savvy sound advice.

‘I love working with Juan Carlos Quinzaños and Guillermo Larrea.

Key clients

Toyota Financial Services México

Grupo Proeza

Corporación Moctezuma

Bunge Servicios

Mambu Americas

Altán Redes

BioHorizons (Henry Schein)

Daikin Airconditioning Mexico

Ennea

Eaton Corporation

Protege Tu Nómina

Goldcorp (Newmont)

Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical

Work highlights

  • Advising Grupo Proeza on an anticorruption program, anti-money laundering program, and a cybersecurity and personal data protection program for its operations in 24 cities across North and South America and Asia.
  • Advising cloud company Mambu on the analysis of compliance, regulatory and personal data protection obligations in relation to the company’s services in Mexico and before Mexican financial authorities.
  • Advising BioHorizons with the preparation of anti-corruption training in connection with the FCPA and local anti-corruption laws for its operations in Mexico and Chile.

Mexico > Banking and finance Tier 2

The Mexican office of international full-service powerhouse, Jones Day, houses a 14-strong banking and finance team comprised of ‘experts in their field’, who represent an impressive list of lenders and borrowers, while also covering a range of transaction types and structures, including acquisition, real estate and aviation finance, as well as asset-based lending and cross-border investments. Manuel Romano, who operates across various industries including energy, manufacturing, automotive and apparel, and also advises financing parties in real estate development projects; and Alberto De La Parra, who has a solid track record advising on project finance, syndicated loans, secured financings and refinancing transactions, sit at the helm of the practice. Javier Martínez Del Campo, who maintains a broad securities and finance practice; José Estandía, who has over 25 years’ experience advising borrowers and lenders, particularly as regards project finance; and Carlos Sámano (debt, equity, and asset-backed securities offerings and tender offers), round out the senior team. Arturo De La Parra, who was recently promoted to of counsel and focuses on a range of cross-border and domestic financing transactions (most notably project finance); and associates Jose Manuel Carrillo and Diego Noriega are other names to note.

Testimonials

Very good performance and professionalism in structuring advanced loans to infrastructure projects and capital markets transactions in Mexico. They are experts in their field.’

Arturo de la Parra and his team have a great availability, they are always willing to help and close the transaction.’

Key clients

Banco Nacional de Comercio Exterior

Grupo Gigante

Banco Nacional de Obras y Servicios Públicos

Banco Santander México

Nacional Financiera

Vitol Electricidad de Mexico

Beel Infraestructura

Invex Infraestructura 4

Banco Sabadell

Wells Fargo

Grupo Financiero Value

Work highlights

  • Represented Bancomext and NAFIN in connection with a $300m bridge loan granted to PTI Infraestructura (a subsidiary of Pemex) with Pemex as joint obligor.
  • Represented Grupo Gigante in connection with a multi-phase refinancing of banking debt, which included the banking debt of Grupo Gigante and its principal subsidiaries.
  • Represented Banco Santander on the refinancing of a credit facility granted to Abent 3T, for the development of a 220MW cogeneration plant located in the state of Tabasco, Mexico.

Mexico > Energy and natural resources Tier 2

Jones Day has a proven track record in acquisitions and finance in the power industry, advising some of Mexico’s largest renewable energy projects across the wind, photovoltaic and solar power segments. Indeed, the team is recognised for its ‘outstanding knowledge’ across the energy and natural resources sector and has a reputation for handling complex energy and regulatory transactions in electricity, renewables and oil and gas sectors. The practice group is co-led by experienced partners José Estandía, who specialises in M&A and project finance transactions in the energy sector; and Alberto De La Parra, who focuses on cross-border and domestic infrastructure transactions. At counsel level, finance specialist Arturo De La Parra is active in project and infrastructure-related lending transactions (particularly renewables); and Alejandro Fleming – a former general counsel at Iberdrola – has particular and lengthy experience in the electricity sector. Also a key member of the practice group, senior associate Fernando Verdín was very active over the past year advising clients on development and acquisition of renewable energy projects. Of counsel Antonio Franck retired in January 2022.

Practice head(s):

José Estandía; Alberto de la Parra

Testimonials

‘Outstanding knowledge, prestigious office.

‘Very good knowledge of the subject and relevant topics.

Key clients

Iberdrola

Cemex Energía

Elecnor

Marathon Petroleum

Grupo Simsa

OPDE Participaciones Industriales

Itzoil (Invex Infraestructura 4)‎

Jinko Solar

Grupo Gigante

Desarrollos Eólicos Mexicanos de Oaxaca 2

Renovalia

Sinia Energy

Toyota

Vitol Electricidad de Mexico

Work highlights

  • Advised Desarrollos Eólicos Mexicanos de Oaxaca 2, as borrower, and Desarrollos Eólicos Mexicanos, as guarantor, on the drafting and negotiation of the first amendment and restatement agreement to the credit opening agreement between Desarrollos Eólicos Mexicanos de Oaxaca 2,  Nacional Financiera, Sociedad Nacional de Crédito, Development Banking Institution as creditor and agent bank, and Banco Mercantil del Norte, Institución de Banca Múltiple, Grupo Financiero Banorte and CaixaBank as creditors.
  • Advised Banco Santander and Banco Inbursa, as mandated lead arrangers, on the execution of a credit facility for the refinancing of a 220 MW cogeneration plant located in the state of Tabasco, Mexico.

Mexico > Environment Tier 2

Jones Day is an undoubted presence in Mexico's environmental legal sphere, its practice demonstrating experience and capability in all areas of environmental, health and safety laws, with specific focus on compliance, environmental damage liability, climate change, and energy projects. The team advises clients on matters involving soil pollution and remediation, greenhouse gas emissions, legislative developments regarding the banning of plastics, hazardous materials and waste management, social impact and civil environmental liability, among others. It also represents clients in litigation before local and federal administrative authorities and courts in Mexico. Practice head Mauricio Llamas is a veteran specialist with over 20 years' partner-level involvement in the sector; he primarily undertakes administrative and regulatory matters, with particular experience in environmental, health, and safety laws and standardization, and is also very active in administrative litigation against federal and local authorities. Senior associate Mauricio Villegas is well regarded for his experience advising domestic and international clients on compliance matters, M&A auditing procedures, the environmental aspects of business restructurings, the obtaining of relevant permits, crisis management, and regulatory and environmental litigation.

Practice head(s):

Mauricio Llamas

Testimonials

‘Personalised advice and immediate follow-up.’

‘There are not many competitors, the results are good and immediate.’

 

Key clients

Grupo Elementia

Iberdrola

Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental

Bio Pappel Scribe

Agencia de Proyectos Estratégicos del Estado de Quintana Roo (AGEPRO)

Work highlights

  • Advised Grupo Elementia on a major site remediation case.
  • Represented Grupo Iberdrola’s companies in a constitutional litigation (amparo) proceeding filed against the Energy Regulatory Commission for its modification of a general resolution prohibiting the inclusion of new partners and associated cogeneration establishments for self-supply and cogeneration power plants.
  • Advised Centro Mexicano in the preparation and filing of a constitutional appeal (amparo) before federal courts against an official communication issued by Mexico’s Energy Regulatory Commission drastically increasing the transmission rates for clean energy producers.

Mexico > Projects and infrastructure Tier 2

International full-service firm, Jones Day, houses an 11-strong projects and infrastructure practice in its Mexico office, which has substantial experience in the development and financing of energy and infrastructure projects, including those related to airports, gas pipelines, toll roads, and water treatment plants. The team advises developers, state-entities, construction companies, sponsors, borrowers, and financial institutions (including multilateral lending institutions, export credit agencies, investment banks and private equity funds). The team is co-led by Alberto de la Parra, who focuses on project structuring, corporate and project finance, M&A, restructuring and corporate counseling; José A Estandía, who specialises in project finance transactions in Mexico’s energy sector for clients focused on power, renewable energy, natural gas, and oil; and Manuel Romano, who advises developers, buyers, and financing parties on development projects. Primary support comes from finance of counsel Arturo De La Parra, along with January-2021 hire, Alejandro Fleming, who joined as of counsel from Iberdrola. Associate Salvador Gallo subsequently left in March 2021 to move in house at Merama, but the firm has since brought in several experienced associates, including Rainer Walz del Valle and Mariana de Maria y Campos, both of whom have experience of project finance and infrastructure matters.

Practice head(s):

Alberto de la Parra; José Estandía; Manuel Romano

Testimonials

‘A timely job was carried out for a confidential due diligence issue that the office carried out in a timely manner and with the greatest willingness of the firm’s partners and lawyers in general.

‘The whole team was always ready and without mishaps. They attended in a timely manner. They carried out the pertinent research and with excellent advice on the different aspects that were requested to study. They proposed additional necessary revisions to the process.

‘The team is highly specialised. They provide sophisticated solutions in a highly complex economic and legal environment. The approach is always to be an asset to the internal legal department to achieve the objectives, removing prominence from the side.

‘Alberto de la Parra – Partner Carlos Samano – of counsel availability and commitment to projects.

Key clients

Banco Santander

Beel Infra

Grupo Energía México Gemex,

Iberdrola

Invex Infraestructura 4

Grupo Gigante

Vitol Electricidad de México

Ainda Energía e Infraestructura

Constellation Brands

Saavi Energía

Banco Nacional de Comercio Exterior

Banco Nacional de Obras y Servicios Públicos

Nacional Financiera

Banco Sabadell

Work highlights

  • Advised Banco Santander (Spain) in the refinancing of a credit facility granted to Abent 3T or the development of a 220MW cogeneration plant located in Tabasco, Mexico.
  • Advised Tabasco Energia España (a subsidiary of Banco Santander), on its acquisition of the majority interest in Abent 3T from A3T Luxco1.
  • Advised Alianza Malinalco, a subsidiary of Beel Infra, on granting a subordinated loan to an investment trust created by Vise, La Peninsular and the concessionarie R&M Querétaro – San Luis.

Mexico > Capital markets Tier 3

Silvia Malagón sits at the helm of the respected Mexican capital markets practice of full-service giant, Jones Day, which is well known for its work advising domestic issuers and underwriters on debt and equity offerings, as well as for its capabilities assisting with the establishing of mutual funds, pension funds and brokerage firms in Mexico, as well as other fund-related transactions. Work highlights include helping Sam Asset Management obtain authorisation before the National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV) for its merger with TOPSAM. Of counsel Carlos Sámano provides additional key expertise in securities offerings. The group can also draw resources form the firm's international network of offices.

Practice head(s):

Silvia Malagón; Carlos Sámano

Testimonials

All very good, they make a good team and complement each other in different aspects according to their experience.’

They are very friendly and helpful in resolving outstanding issues, as well as solving any doubts we may have. They are very helpful and easy to contact.’

Key clients

Promotora y Desarrolladora Mexicana

Grupo Financiero Scotiabank Inverlat

Fondos de Inversión Multiva

Operadora de Fondos Banorte

Grupo Financiero Citibanamex

SAM Asset Management

Credit Suisse Securities (USA)

Jefferies

Dunross Investment & Newfoundland

Bilbao Vizcaya Holding

Work highlights

  • Advising Prodemex, as issuer, on its first follow-on offering.
  • Advised Sam Asset Management on obtaining authorisation before the National Banking and Securities Commission for its merger with TOPSAM.
  • Advised Afore Citibanamex on behalf of the pension funds holding the non-redeemable investment projects trust certificates (CERPI: CAPGLPI 18), on the CERPI’s restructuring.

Mexico > Competition and antitrust Tier 3

Well known for its prowess handling high-profile antitrust investigations and merger control, and for its support on cross-border and domestic transactions, Jones Day's practice also appeals to both domestic and international clients for its deep sector expertise and knowledge of regulated industries in Mexico, such as telecommunications and pharmaceuticals. Key contacts of the practice - both of whom are praised for their ‘knowledge and availability’ - include of counsel Gabriel Altamirano, who has extensive experience advising on compliance matters, merger control filings, and cartel investigations, mainly in the energy, infrastructure, aviation, and technology sectors; and Antonio González, a who engages in competition-related litigation work as necessary. Former practice co-head, of counsel Bertha Ordaz, left the firm in June 2021.

Practice head(s):

Gabriel Altamirano

Testimonials

‘Competent lawyers, practice and innovation.

‘Gabriel Altamirano and Antonio Gonzalez are lawyers with knowledge and availability .

Key clients

Globalvía Inversiones

Ravago Chemicals

Cooper Tire

Sanofi

IAC Holdco

Santander

Selecciones Médicas de Centro

Fármacos Especializados

Ainda

Work highlights

  • Advised Cooper Tire on its $2.5bn sale to Goodyear.
  • Advised Ravago on its acquisition of Indurkem.
  • Advised IAC Holdco on the acquisition of warrants and equity issued by the company by Gamut.

Mexico > Corporate and M&A Tier 4

Working seamlessly with the firm's other offices as necessary, full-service giant, Jones Day's Mexican practice is a respected presence in the corporate sphere. Particularly active in the energy and infrastructure sectors, the 14-strong department is co-led by experienced office managing partner Manuel Romano - a transactional specialist; and of counsels Mauricio Castilla (M&A and corporate governance); and Javier Martínez Del Campo (cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions); all three particularly excel at handling cross-border M&A, joint ventures and strategic alliances, with corporate governance too, constituting a particular niche strength. Of counsel Antonio Franck is also a genuine corporate specialist who enjoys a loyal clientele. Recent departmental highlights include acting for Shiloh Industries on the sale of its majority ownership to MiddleGround Capital; and as co-counsel to KKR on its acquisition of the assets of Tultitlán from Unilever.

Mexico > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 4

International powerhouse Jones Day boasts a solid track-record handling domestic and cross-border civil and commercial disputes. Antonio González, who handles civil and commercial litigation and domestic and international arbitration (including contractual disputes, corporate and shareholders litigation, bankruptcy, and financial matters); and Jose Antonio Vazquez co-head the eight-strong practice, which has recently been involved in real estate litigation, class actions, shareholder disputes, breaches of contract, damages and insurance claims. At associate level, María Elena Huerta focuses on civil and commercial litigation with an orientation towards contentious corporate and shareholder matters.

Practice head(s):

Antonio González; José Antonio Vázquez

Mexico > Tax Tier 5

The ‘top-notch, knowledgeable and pragmatic’ practice at Jones Day earns praise for an offering which ‘covers various jurisdictions in a single invoice and in a highly coordinated manner’, making them an ideal choice for ‘transnational matters’. Rodrigo Gómez sits at the helm of the team, bringing over 20 years' experience advising on various aspects of Mexican federal and international taxation to the table - including on the tax aspects of M&A transactions, restructurings, and debt markets' activity. The group has particular industry expertise on manufacturing, infrastructure, energy, finance, retail, technology and real estate.

Practice head(s):

Rodrigo Gomez

Testimonials

‘What makes the practice unique is the integration they have with their offices around the world to provide a tax service that covers various jurisdictions in a single invoice and in a highly coordinated manner.’

‘They are very good at transnational matters.’

‘Tax is one of those topics, just the title scares me. Dealing with tax matters in a foreign country even more; having a go-to person subject matter expert is the greatest support you can have. Jones Day´s Mexican Tax team is top-notch, knowledgeable and pragmatic.’

‘Rodrigo Gomez is one of the best partners Jones Day Mexico has.’

‘One of the most important points that make this firm different is the technical quality of the lawyers, but the most important thing is the quality with which they treat the client and the knowledge they obtain from them to provide professional services.’

‘What I see in Rodrigo Gómez is the warmth of the treatment he gives to the client and obviously the knowledge that we obtains from him. He is a sensible person in his suggestions, always seeking the well-being of the client, always from a tax legal framework.’

Key clients

Lixil Group / American Standard brands

Toyota Motor Company

Grupo Gigante

Tekni-Plex

The Haskell Company

Renovalia

Work highlights

  • Assisted Grupo Gigante with a multi-phase refinancing of its more than MX$10bn banking debt.

Latin America: International firms > Compliance and investigations

Jones Day’s substantial team, spread across multiple US offices and its Mexico City office, has an extensive record in many Latin America jurisdictions. The firm has a thriving practice in anti-corruption, money laundering, fraud and environmental crime. It is also noted for anti-corruption, anti money laundering, and fraud due diligence connected to cross-border M&A transactions. New York partner Eric Snyder is an experienced figure in Latin America, particularly in Brazil, where he has represented clients in a number of FCPA violation allegations and in connection with the Lavo Jato investigation. Cristina Pérez Soto is the head of litigation in the Miami office, and is experienced in government and regulatory investigations in Latin America, along with internal investigations linked to corruption and fraud allegations. Guillermo Larrea is a key name in Mexico City; and Brian Rabbitt has joined the Washington DC office, having previously served as Acting Assistant Attorney General at the DOJ’s Criminal Division. Emmanuel Ubiñas left the firm for an in-house position in August 2021.

Practice head(s):

Theodore Chung; Cristina Pérez Soto

Testimonials

‘They have a deep knowledge of our – Brazilian – market in the investigations space, especially when in the hands of parner Eric Snyder, and they have deep cross-border experience in Brazil-US, representing both corporates and individuals, which gives them a more complete level of understanding of legal issues for multi-jurisdictional matters.

Eric Snyder is the key partner to our market and area.

Jones Day is responsive – no matter when I call, even if it is a holiday, they provide immediate assistance. They have great depth of knowledge across Latin America. They are my “go-to” firm. They work very well with outside counsel. I have used them in Mexico, Colombia, Argentina and Brazil. They also have great language capabilities with lawyers and paralegals who speak Spanish, Portuguese, and English, so conducting interviews and reviewing documents is simple. I truly appreciate that Jones Day has an office in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It really makes many things easier.

Eric Snyder is fantastic. I recommend him to my peers at other multi-national companies. He is very responsive, knowledgeable, pragmatic, practical, and really knows how to address a wide variety of issues. He is also always available to travel anywhere in Latin America I need him to go.

Work highlights

  • Advised Grupo Proeza on a full anticorruption program, anti-money laundering program, and a cybersecurity and personal data protection program for its operations in 24 cities across North and South America, and Asia.

Latin America: International firms > Corporate and M&A

Jones Day has an impressive record in high-value and bulge-bracket deals in Latin America, especially in Brazil and Mexico. The Latin America team frequently represents US-based and European multinationals in Latin America transactions, through its sizeable offices in New York, Miami, Mexico City and Sao Paulo. It is also increasingly active in representing Latin American businesses in outbound acquisitions into the US and Europe. Energy, financial services and technology are amongst its primary sectors. Wade Angus has a long history in Brazil M&A and private equity transactions. Head of the Sao Paulo office and the Latin America region Luis Riesgo is also noted for cross-border deals involving US-based and European businesses. Marcello Hallake is another experienced member of the team, along with Manuel Romano in Mexico City. Of counsel Artur Badra is also rated. All named individuals are based in Sao Paulo unless stated otherwise. Experienced Miami partner Enrique Martin  left the firm in May 2022.

Practice head(s):

Luis Riesgo; Wade Angus

Testimonials

Cost effective; pragmatic; very nice people to work with.

Pragmatic; client focused.

Key clients

Total Energies

Group 1 Automotive

Cemig Geracao e Transmissao

JBS

Greystar Real Estate Partners

Marfrig Global Foods

Sanofi

Entravision Communications

Paymentez

Hyatt International

Millicom International

Work highlights

  • Advised Cemig Geração e Transmissão on its offer to purchase up to $500m of its outstanding 9.250% senior notes (due 2024).
  • Advised JBS on its $408m acquisition of Vivera.
  • Advised TotalEnergies on its strategic alliance and investment agreement with Omaha Beach Investment, Sunix Petroleum and Tropigas Dominicana to help the Dominican Republic’s transition to renewable energy.

Latin America: International firms > Banking and finance

Jones Day has a substantial focus on Latin America through its Miami, New York, Mexico City and Sao Paulo offices, among others. The central Latin America team benefits from extensive connections to major international banks, ECAs and MLAs, and prominent Latin American borrowers. It has a breadth of practice covering corporate finance, acquisition finance and project finance, and widespread geographic coverage from Mexico, through Central America, Colombia, Brazil and the Southern Cone. The group is increasingly active in bankruptcies, restructurings and refinancing, along with ESG-linked financings. Alberto de la Parra and Manuel Romano are prominent figures in Mexico City, where they both have a reputation for energy and infrastructure finance, including renewable energy financings. Marcello Hallake provides further financing expertise from Sao Paulo. Richard Puttré and Marie Elena Angulo both left the firm in January 2022. Since research concluded, Miami partner Fradyn Suárez has also left, moving to King & Spalding LLP‘s new Miami office in July 2022.

Practice head(s):

Brett Barragate

Testimonials

Great skill in project finance. Especially experts negotiating in front of or on behalf of development banks and multilateral organisations. Ingenious and always accompany and provide business solutions.

Key clients

Millicom International Cellular

Wells Fargo

Bank of America

Citibank

Banco Santander

BBVA/Bancomer

Banco Sabadell

Work highlights

  • Advised a syndicate of international and Brazilian investment banks in connection with an international offering of $1.5bn senior notes by Marfrig Global Foods.
  • Advised Millicom International Cellular on a bridge loan facility with a syndicate of commercial banks to finance the acquisition of the remaining 45% equity interest in Millicom’s joint venture businesses in Guatemala.
  • Represented Banco Santander (Spain), Caixabank, and Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (Spain) in a subordinated loan to Abent 3T to finance the development of a 220MW co-generation plant located in the state of Tabasco, Mexico.

Latin America: International firms > Projects and energy

Jones Day‘s presence on multiple bank panels, including development banks, ensures it is frequently engaged on Latin America project financings. It is also well established with international sponsors and developers, including Europe-based entities, that are active in the region. The firm has a well-established Latin America team that supports deals in the region, including senior figures in Miami, New York, Houston, Mexico City and Sao Paulo. The group is experienced in renewable energy projects and transport infrastructure engagements across the region; it advised on the first PPP road in Ecuador to be structured on a project finance basis. The Latin America team is also building its standing in telecoms and digital infrastructure. Mexico City’s Alberto de la Parra and José Estandía have outstanding reputations in infrastructure, oil and gas, and renewable energy projects in the country. In Sao Paulo, Marcello Hallake is noted for energy M&A.However, the departure of Richard Puttré in January 2022, and subsequently fellow Miami partner Fradyn Suárez in July, constitute a set back for the practice.

Practice head(s):

Fradyn Suarez

Key clients

Acciona

Banco Santander

Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF)

Citibank

Electricité de France (EDF)

Elecnor

Engie

Ferrovial

Globalvia

Iberdrola

JinkoSolar Holding

Sacyr

Sudamericana Integral de Construcciones Sudinco

Work highlights

  • Advised the sponsor and the concessionaire on the structuring and financing of the $290m Naranjal-Tenguel road project in Ecuador.
  • Represented Sacyr Concesiones and Sudamericana Integral de Construcciones Sudinco on a $575m long-term project financing provided by the Development Finance Corporation and a syndicate of major financial institutions.
  • Advised Banco Santander subsidiary, Tabasco Energia España, on its acquisition from A3T Luxco1 of the majority interest in Abent 3T, a project company which owns a 220MW cogeneration plant in Tabasco, Mexico.

Firm overview: Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 42 offices across five continents. The firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.

Jones Day is an institutional partner for clients who seek counsel that seeks to understand them and their needs; that communicates with clients about their needs and the different tactics available for addressing those needs; that works seamlessly and impressively across offices and practices and with the client; that provides talent and expertise across subject areas and geographies; and that brings commitment and courage to the relationship and its engagements. We are formidable because every partner and every client has the entire global institution at their command and is a high priority of the Firm as a whole. We are true partners, with each other and, even more importantly, with our clients.

Regions of practice
Latin America: Jones Day is one of the leading global law firms serving the Latin American region through its offices in Mexico City and São Paulo, along with attorneys based in key business and legal centers such as New York, Houston, Dallas, Miami, and Madrid. Jones Day’s Latin American experience extends to mergers and acquisitions, investigations and anti-corruption, projects and infrastructure, banking and finance, energy, dispute resolution, business restructuring, private equity and capital markets.

United States: Surveys repeatedly list Jones Day as one of the most frequently engaged law firms by US corporations for both transactional and disputes matters, and among the leaders in client service. Jones Day’s more than 1,600 lawyers across its 18 US offices collaborate to serve clients across practices and geographies on all major matters that span time-honored practices (antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, and government regulation) to more recently established and expanded areas (cybersecurity, life sciences, energy, and technology) that specifically address the contemporary challenges of an increasingly complex global business and legal environment.

Europe and Middle East: Jones Day provides a significant presence in Europe that offers clients more than 500 lawyers from its European offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Munich, and Paris. The firm’s lawyers counsel clients in administrative and public law, banking and finance, capital markets, competition law and regulatory, derivatives, market infrastructures, dispute resolution, and investigations.

In the Middle East, more than 20 lawyers are based in the firm’s offices in Dubai and Saudi Arabia. They have accumulated significant experience in most of the region’s key industries and jurisdictions, advising on mergers and acquisitions and corporate transactions, projects and infrastructure, commercial transactions, real estate and construction matters, regulatory compliance, and dispute resolution.

Asia-Pacific: Jones Day has committed substantial resources and capacity to serve each of Asia’s distinct markets, including China, Japan, Singapore and Southeast Asia, as well as Australia. Spread throughout ten offices in the region, the firm’s 250+ lawyers represent clients in practice areas including antitrust, banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and commercial, energy, global disputes, intellectual property, labor and employment, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate, and several others.

The majority of Jones Day’s Asia-based lawyers are admitted to practice local law in their home jurisdictions. Most have practiced in more than one country, enabling Jones Day’s Asia team to render multijurisdictional legal services. Jones Day has been granted a Qualifying Foreign Law Practice license (QFLP) in Singapore.

Managing partner: Stephen J Brogan
Latin America offices: Mexico City, São Paulo
US offices: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Irvine, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Pittsburgh, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Washington
Europe and Middle East offices: Amsterdam, Brussels, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris, Saudi Arabia
Asia-Pacific offices: Beijing, Brisbane, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Perth, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, Tokyo

Main areas of practice:

  • Antitrust and competition law
  • Business and tort litigation
  • Business restructuring and reorganization
  • Cybersecurity, privacy and data protection
  • Employee benefits and executive compensation
  • Energy
  • Financial markets
  • Global disputes
  • Government regulation
  • Health care and life sciences
  • Insurance recovery
  • Intellectual property
  • Investigations and white-collar defense
  • Issues and appeals
  • Labor and employment
  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Real estate
  • Securities litigation and SEC enforcement
  • State Attorney General enforcement, investigations and litigation
  • Tax
  • Technology
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