Firm Profile > Goodrich, Riquelme y Asociados > Mexico City, Mexico

Goodrich, Riquelme y Asociados
MEXICO, DF 06500

Energy and natural resources Tier 2

Goodrich, Riquelme y Asociados has a well regarded two-partner team with a strong background advising on hydrocarbons and renewables-related projects, transactions and regulation. Hydrocarbons specialist David Enriquez leads the team, which also includes the versatile partner Jorge Sandoval . THe team recently advised OMV Exploration and Production on its strategic partnership with Sapura Energy Berhad, which included the acquisition of certain Mexican assets. The practice also advised Letter One Group on its joint venture agreement with Basf to merge their oil-and-gas businesses and co-operate them under the Wintershall banner.

Intellectual property Tier 3

Goodrich, Riquelme y Asociados is a popular choice for a broad range of domestic and international companies working in the technology, pharmaceutical, retail and automotive sectors. This includes contentious advice on patent, trade mark, and copyright infringement claims, as well as other, non-contentious matters. Major clients include POW! Entertainment and the toy manufacturer Ty. Experienced senior partner Enrique Diaz leads the team, which includes Guillermo Sosa, who handles IP litigation matters, and Julio Prieto, who is highly experienced in trade mark filings and prosecution.

Labour and employment Tier 3

Goodrich, Riquelme y Asociados has a high-quality practice that provides strong support to domestic and international clients. The group's primary focus is on non-contentious employment and social security matters, although it also has strong expertise in significant litigation cases, typically handling about 50 a year, including matters in the pharmaceutical, mining and manufacturing industries. Julio Flores Luna and Gustavo Garcia Cuenca are very active in the sector.

International trade and customs Tier 4

Goodrich, Riquelme y Asociados handles non-tariff regulations and restrictions, tax payments, foreign trade audits, disputes, antidumping and IMMEX matters, among others. The team has carried out a variety of work for key client Cafés de Especialidad de Chiapas, recently, including obtaining the client's registration under the strategic bonded warehouse category, and day-to-day import and export and customs work; it also assisted GKN Driveline Newton in an annulment proceeding against a verification-of-origin procedure carried out by the Tax Authorities; and represented Levi Strauss de México before the Ministry of Economy in a tax refund procedure. Francisco Gómez and tax expert Sergio Ruiz co-lead the practice; associate Yoselin Sanabria provides support. Other clients include Agroindustrias Unidas de México, Agroindustrias Unidas de Cacao, Agrocacao Industrial, and Japan Tobacco International de México.

Real estate Tier 4

Goodrich, Riquelme y Asociados advises on the full range of real estate matters, including finance, REITs, debt and equity financing, development, construction, regeneration, leasing and asset management, tenant and occupier-related matters  and cross-border investments. Past clients include Walmart, Sarrel, The Cabaña and Novus Nutrition. Luis Uriel Pérez leads the team - his practice is a broad-ranging corporate one; José Luis Vega made partner in January 2019; and associate Astrid Galaviz is another name to note.

As one of the most innovative and widely respected law firms in Mexico, Goodrich has specialized, since its inception in 1934, in representing multinational companies conducting business in Mexico.

Main areas of practice
Antitrust: piloting competition investigations, merger reviews and litigations through a shifting framework.

Banking and finance: asset financing and leasing transactions, public finance, banking regulation, securitization, and worldwide securities offerings.

Bankruptcy: conciliation procedures with creditors; insolvency matters, including litigation; and cross-border and domestic restructurings and refinancing.

Corporate and M&A: experience in world-class business deals; and building and developing businesses and expanding margins.

Environmental: experienced in environmental legal aspects concerning air, water, waste, environmental liability, green building and litigation.

Immigration: experience in legal immigration procedures and rendering immigration services for the foreign officers of more than 50 leading multinationals.

Intellectual and industrial property: a leader in Mexico and Latin America, providing general IP assistance; copyright strategies; filing and securing trademark registrations; filing and obtaining patent letters; conducting due diligence involving IP assets; filing and prosecuting cancellations and infringement actions involving patents, trademarks and/or copyrights; IT services; litigation for clients in all areas, and entertainment and sport negotiations.

Labor: advice on employment relations, drafting employment contracts, executive appointments and severances, negotiating collective bargaining agreements.

Litigation and ADR: experience covering commercial, civil, regulatory and corporate proceedings; as well as appeals and amparo trials.

Mining and natural resources: advising on corporate and financial matters including equity and asset transactions, M&A, and shareholder agreements.

Oil and gas: faced with major recent changes in the oil and gas industry, including its growing liberalization, its specialists provide legal solutions with regard to public bids, corporate structuring, equipment finance, permits and transnational commercial arrangements, vessels, and oil platforms and rigs used in upstream operations.

Tax and international trade: guidance in business transactions and applications before authorities, and litigation at all judicial and administrative levels.

Power generation and clean energies: clients include power producers and alternative energy development companies involved in wind, PV, hydro, waste-to-energy, and biomass technologies.

Real estate: experience in all aspects related to the acquisition, finance, development, leasing and sale of real estate.

TMT: obtaining permits and certificates before the TMT authority, drafting telecommunication agreements.

Transportation: serving private sector clients operating in the maritime, aviation and transportation industry.

Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust Luis Uriel Delgado
Banking and finance Eugenia González
Corporate/M&A Luis Uriel Delgado
Energy – oil and gas David Enriquez
Environment law and climate change Liv Espinosa
Immigration Dianela Villalobos
IP/entertainment and sports/regulatory Enrique A Diaz
Labor and social security Julio Flores
Litigation/ADR/insurance Jorge León Orantes
Mining and natural resources David Enríquez
Power generation and clean energy David Enríquez
Real estate/TMT/transport Luis Pérez-Delgado
Tax/international trade Sergio Ruíz
Other fee-earners : 56
Total staff : 210
Partners : 9