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Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C.

International trade and customs Tier 2

The accomplished David Hurtado heads the practice at Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C., which is highly recommended for its expertise in anti-dumping and countervailing duties, while also skilfully handling multilateral and bilateral trade agreements, and other aspects of the IT&C area including litigation, market access, trade policy, preferential trade regimes, customs compliance, trade compliance and trade remedies. The six-strong practice includes additional key practitioners Luis Carballo, who handles tax and administrative litigation, as well as constitutional proceedings; and senior associate Julia García de Acevedo, who specializes in dumping, customs, and health-related international commerce.

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Key clients

Almidones Mexicanos

Internacional de Cerámica

Laboratorios Farmasa (Schwabe)

Trade Comercializadora Internacional

Mount Vernon Mills

Ferrero de México


Berwind Corporation

Competition and antitrust Tier 3

Seasoned practitioner David Hurtado heads the active competition and antitrust practice at Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C., which is recommended for its expertise in antitrust, litigation and clearance work. Hurtado's broad practice takes in consulting and litigation across international trade and customs, competition and antitrust, and administrative law. Partner-level support comes from Citlali Perez, who handles M&A, commercial arbitration, public procurement and competition matters, among others, and who is highlighted for her ‘ability to understand the company in detail, its processes and even its history’. The small team, which also includes associate Julia García de Acevedo, provides regular day-to-day advice and training to a client roster that includes Philips Mexicana, Colgate-Palmolive, Saint Gobain and General Motors.

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Experience, knowledge and agile support.’

I note David Hurtado, his long career and experience in matters of economic competition.

Citlali Perez Rentería stands out for their ability to understand the company in detail, its processes and even its history.

‘Julia García is an excellent lawyer with a great capacity for synthesis and logical reasoning.

Key clients

Philips Mexicana


Saint-Gobain de México

Lixil Water Technology Americas

General Motors de México

Suzuki Motor Corporation

Berwind Corporation

Inmobilia Desarrollos

HBO ole


Tax Tier 3

The ‘very good' practice at Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C. is best known for its high level of expertise in tax consultancy work, particularly for real estate funds. Providing 'first-class attention', managing partner Luis Gerardo Del Valle Torres heads the team in conjunction with Eduardo Medina Zapata, who also has substantial experience in structuring venture capital, private equity and commodity funds on behalf of national and international fund sponsors. They co-lead a ten-strong practice, that houses a solid sub-department for tax litigation and arbitration matters, led by partner Luis Carballo Balvanera. Experienced associate Josemaría Férez Gil is also noted; but Patricia Schroeder exited to consultancy Gudiño Casas in June 2020.


They’re very good. Luis Gerardo del Valle is very creative and José María Ferez is very good at following up.

‘First-class attention.’

Key clients

Walton Street México

FIBRA Terrafina

FINSA Real Estate Managament

Walton Street México CKD Managers

CKD Planigrupo



FINSA Real Estate Managament II

PGIM Real Estate

Advance Real Estate

Corporate and M&A Tier 4

Clients rely on Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C.'s recommended practice for their high level of expertise on a wide range of matters, including M&A, corporate governance, distribution agreements and restructurings. With over 20 years' experience and knowledge of banking and finance and real estate as well as corporate matters, Miguel Ishii Yokoyama heads up the 20-strong team. Other key members include María del Pilar Labastida, who focuses on corporate, commercial and transactional matters; and Citlali Perez - corporate transactions, competition, international commercial arbitration and publc bidding; she also represents a growing number of private equity funds, among them Alta Growth Capital, which the team advised on two important transactions, and Nexxus Capital which instructed the firm on its acquisition of a 60% stake in Grupo Turistore. At associate level, Alejandro Creel Ysita, who handles transactional matters as part of a broader practice, is also noted.

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Key clients

Alta Growth Capital

Alta Growth Capital Fund III and Nexxus Capital Private

Oleum Technology

Suzuki Motor de México

Grupo Sicrea


FXI Cuautitlán

Brambles Business Services México

Banking and finance Tier 5

The banking and finance practice at Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C., led by Alberto Balderas and Fernando Alonso-de-Florida, keeps growing on the fintech front, assisting companies like PayU Latam with all its regulatory matters regarding payment networks. Clients can also benefit from the ten-strong team's expertise in securitizations; secured and project finance; real estate finance; leasing and structurally enhanced products, along with corporate lending, distressed financial assets, derivatives and trading.


They go the extra mile to fit tight and time critical deadlines

They provide sound, commercial advice and are responsive to client needs

Key clients

PayU Latum

Aseguradora Patrimonial Vida

Bank of Montreal

Stenn International


Optal Financial


Energy and natural resources Tier 5

The eight-strong energy practice at Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C. is co-led by Fernando Alonso-de-Florida Rivero, Alberto Balderas and mining-sector specialist Citlali Perez Renteria. The department has experience advising clients on natural gas transportation, distribution and storage projects; power generation projects (including IPP’s cogeneration, BLT’s, EPC’s, bulk sales of power and other generation systems), and in up-, mid- and downstream oil and gas matters.

Key clients

Isthmus Energía Verde

Jáuregui y Del Valle (JDV) was founded in 1975 as a Mexican full-service law firm specialized in domestic and international business transactions. It brings together dedicated professionals with a solid international expertise, highly recognized for their innovative approach in providing solutions with the highest technical and ethical standards, alongside a deep understanding of their clients’ business needs. Our mission is to preserve a distinctive unique approach and to remain a leading practitioner of law; key elements that triggered their participation in highly reputable transactions.

JDV advises domestic and foreign clients on a wide range of joint ventures, investments and economic activities within manufacturing trade and services. The firm has a history of implementing state-of-the-art transactions, being a market leader in advising highly regulated entities and in structuring foreign equity investments. We are well known in covering various types of financings, privatizations of government-owned companies and public services, in advising and assisting clients on all steps of qualifications for public bid processes and negotiations of procurement, alongside services, infrastructure and agreements with government entities. The firm has advised foreign governmental entities throughout its history.

Following our clients’ needs, we have successfully established working relationships with various law firms in the main jurisdictions worldwide. Currently advising clients on M&A, private investments and financings in industries where traditionally no private investment has been permitted, such as telecommunications, oil and gas, energy and power generation, natural gas distribution and transportation projects.

Corporate Social Responsibility

We are proud to announce that for the fifteenth consecutive year in 2020, Jáuregui y Del Valle, SC achieved recognition as a Socially Responsible Firm granted by the Mexican Centre for Philanthropy (Centro Mexicano para la Filantropía, CEMEFI).

The main activities and corporate social responsibility programs implemented by Jáuregui y Del Valle, SC are oriented towards education, environment, health, continuing legal education, promotion of justice and support for the improvement of Rule of Law and pro bono services to private charities, foundations, professional organizations and associations.


Tax Consulting:

We have a substantial practice area in tax consulting, both federal and local, with broad expertise in planning and structuring private and publicly traded real estate investment funds, planning and structuring joint ventures and corporate restructures, acquisitions, dispositions, stock and asset purchases, transfer pricing analyses and strategic tax refunds. Our tax specialists are constantly involved in cross-border and domestic transactions.

Tax and Administrative Litigation:

We maintain a solid tax and administrative litigation practice with constant defense of our clients’ rights before tax authorities and governmental entities. We have obtained multi-million penalty annulments at courts and revocation of administrative resolutions that deny concessions or government agreements.

Banking and finance:

JDV advises some of the world’s leading financial institutions, including commercial and investment banks, financial entities, insurers, reinsurers, financial leasing companies, factoring companies, investment funds, pension funds and other institutional investors, alongside family offices and entrepreneurs in connection with their business in Mexico and cross-border transactions. We actively advise our clients on corporate and export finance, project and energy finance, structured finance, private equity, derivatives, banking and regulatory, restructuring and distressed assets, securities, insurance and reinsurance, litigation, fintech and payment networks.

Corporate M&A:

JDV is recognized for its innovative approach and efficiency in designing corporate structures, alongside an outstanding technique to solve complex issues. We provide legal services in connection with distribution agreements, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances and associations, shareholder conflicts, corporate governance, reorganizations, regulated industries, privatization process and anti-corruption.

Capital Markets:

We advise brokerage firms and securities issuers on public and private offerings of debt and capital instruments on both Mexican and international stock markets. We also advise public companies and their stockholders on fulfilling their obligations under securities laws. Our experience includes handling initial public offerings and public purchase offerings, listing and delisting securities, debt and structured instrument offerings, including stock exchange-traded certificates issued by development trusts (CKDs) and stock exchange-traded certificates issued by real estate investment trusts (FIBRAs).


Our team advises clients involved in the energy sector in exploration, drilling, maintenance and other services to Petróleos Mexicanos and Comisión Federal de Electricidad, transportation, distribution and storage of natural gas, electric power generation biofuels projects, BLT agreements, EPC and O&M contracts and other energy related projects.

Insurance and Reinsurance:

The Insurance and Reinsurance practice encompasses a wide range of regulatory, organizational, operational, transactional and claims-related matters, both on transactional day-to-day matters and for special projects. In particular we represent Mexican Insurance Companies on the following matters: corporate and regulatory, foreign insurers on the establishment of their Mexican operations, cross-border trade related to all insurance-related services, Mexican insurers on various day-to-day and high-end operational matters, product development, claims and coverage issues. We also participate in national and international insurance and reinsurance arbitration and litigation, general regulatory, alongside transactional and corporate work for foreign reinsurers and Mexican insurance-related entities.


The Environmental Law practice advises and represents our clients on Compliance Matters related to Regulatory and Environmental Legislation. Our services include due diligence, advice and implementation of legal strategies aimed to minimize environmental risks that may arise during the development of any new project or corporate transaction such as mergers and acquisitions or from authority inspections to their establishments.

Criminal Law:

The Criminal Law practice of JDV has a clear corporate focus providing legal services mainly to the business sector and to individuals who seek excellence and ethics in the practice of criminal law. To date the firm is involved in some of the most relevant criminal litigation matters in Mexico and it has advised multiple national and foreign entities.

Intellectual Property:

JDV has a full Intellectual Property practice, being active in trademarks, patents, copyright and plant varieties, from filing and prosecution to complex litigation. Anti-counterfeiting is one of the strongest areas in Mexico. We are currently representing some of the most prestigious companies on different sectors such as: smartphones, telecommunications, pharmaceutical industry, technology, sport brands, spirits, luxury and clothing.

Civil and Commercial Litigation and Arbitration:

JDV has extensive experience representing national and international companies, financial and insurance institutions, public corporations and trusts, funds and private investors in matters related to conflicts between shareholders, contractual and non-contractual liability procedures and implementation of real and personal guarantees, before tribunals of the federal jurisdiction and the common jurisdiction. We also provide comprehensive consultancy services on domestic and international alternative dispute resolution and arbitration proceedings before the principal arbitration institutions such as the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Centro de Arbitraje de México (CAM), Cámara Nacional de Comercio de la Ciudad de México (CANACO). The members of our civil and commercial litigation and arbitration practice actively guide the client by proposing timely and effective solutions to their transactions

Data Protection, Privacy and Information Technology:

Our Data Protection, Privacy and IT team provides professional advice to worldwide organizations such as telecommunications, apps, pharmaceutics, online payments services, privacy notices, national and international transfers agreements, due diligence, data subjects rights, outsourced data protection officers, privacy policies, counseling on procedures carried on by the Data Protection Authority and trials or appeals before the Federal Courts.


Our Mining practice offers an innovative advice and is highly experienced in the preparation and negotiation of various types of contracts required in mining projects, such as promissory mining concession rights assignment agreements, exploration and exploitation agreements, purchase options, royalties, joint ventures, shareholders’ agreements, advice on the rights acquisition over mining concessions, incorporation and registration of mining companies and compliance follow-up, advice on real estate and environmental issues, negotiations with agrarian communities alongside advice and implementation of strategies in case of litigation.

Competition & Antitrust:

This area provides advise to national and multinational companies on the full range of issues including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and contracts, antitrust investigations and litigation, leniency and reduction of sanctions program, audits and compliance programs to different sector, such as transportation and logistics, retail, automotive, health, food and drinks and pharmaceutical, among others.

International Trade:

We have an in-depth knowledge and vast experience in advising national and multinational companies from different sectors on every aspect of international trade and investments, including customs law, domestic and international trade litigation (including litigation under international trade agreements), market access and trade policy, preferential trade regimes, trade remedies, antidumping, safeguards and subsidies.


We provide services to pharmaceutical, food and hygiene and consumer care industries, among others, on obtaining all types of permits, certificates and registrations for the sale, import or export of their products.

Estate Planning:

We provide legal advice on tax matters, planning and compliance with tax obligations, and succession and estate planning for high and ultrahigh-net-worth individuals, including inheritance procedures.

Labor and Immigration:

We provide legal advice on several labor matters, such as representing employers on collective bargaining negotiation, individual and collective lawsuits, social security, workers’ profit sharing, individual labor agreements and outsourcing structure. We also provide advice to clients on immigration matters for expatriate employees.

Real Estate:

We participate in the design, negotiation and implementation of all kinds of real estate projects, including the aspects of financing, capital investment, joint venture, and structuring of private investment funds.

Structuring of Real Estate and Infrastructure Funds:

We manage a wide range of infrastructure projects, PPPs, International bridges, water treatment plants, pipelines, ports, power grids and satellites.


Department Name Email Telephone
Managing partner Luis Gerardo Del Valle Torres +52 55 5267 4500
M&A and joint ventures Miguel T. Ishii Yokoyama +52 55 5267 4500
Tax Eduardo Medina Zapata +52 55 5267 4500
Tax and Investment funds. Luis Gerardo Del Valle Torres +52 55 5267 4500
Tax and administrative litigation Luis Carballo Balvanera +52 55 5267 4500
Energy Luis Alberto Balderas Fernández +52 55 5267 4500
Banking & Finance Luis Alberto Balderas Fernández +52 55 5267 4500
Banking & Finance Fernando Alonso-de-Florida Rivero +52 55 5267 4500
Energy Fernando Alonso-de-Florida Rivero +52 55 5267 4500
Environmental, Mining and Arbitration Citlali Pérez Rentería +52 55 5267 4500
Real estate Miguel T. Ishii Yokoyama +52 55 5267 4500
Securities and structured finance Fernando Alonso-de-Florida Rivero +52 55 5267 4500
Project finance and infrastructure Luis Alberto Balderas Fernández +52 55 5267 4500
Insurance and reinsurance Luis Alberto Balderas Fernández +52 55 5267 4500
Litigation Luis Carballo Balvanera +52 55 5267 4500
Intellectual property Israel Ledesma Meléndez +52 55 5267 4500
Labor E. Fernando Martínez Flores +52 55 5267 4500
International trade David Hurtado Badiola +52 55 5267 4500
Competition/antitrust David Hurtado Badiola +52 55 5267 4500
Project finance and infrastructure Fernando Alonso-de-Florida Rivero +52 55 5267 4500
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Fernando Alonso-de-Florida Rivero  photo Mr Fernando Alonso-de-Florida Rivero Partner
 L. Alberto Balderas Fernández  photo L. Alberto Balderas Fernández Partner
Mr Luis Carballo Balvanera  photo Mr Luis Carballo Balvanera Partner.
Mr Luis Gerardo Del Valle Torres  photo Mr Luis Gerardo Del Valle Torres Managing Director
 Justo Fernández del Valle y Cervantes  photo Justo Fernández del Valle y Cervantes Partner
Mr David Hurtado Badiola  photo Mr David Hurtado Badiola Partner
 Miguel T. Ishii Yokoyama  photo Miguel T. Ishii Yokoyama Partner
 María del Pilar Labastida Álvarez  photo María del Pilar Labastida Álvarez Partner
 Israel Ledesma Meléndez  photo Israel Ledesma Meléndez Partner. Israel Ledesma Meléndez leads the IP team and has nearly fifteen…
 Fernando Martínez Flores  photo Fernando Martínez Flores Partner
Mr Eduardo Medina Zapata  photo Mr Eduardo Medina Zapata Partner
Miss Citlali Perez Renteria  photo Miss Citlali Perez Renteria Partner
IBA (International Bar Association)
IFA (International Fiscal Association)
Canadian Business Chamber (CANCHAM)
Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP)
International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD)
International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC)
INTA - International Trademark Association
International Tax Specialist Group (ITSG
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
Insuralex (Global Insurance Lawyers Group)
Partners : 12
Associates : 33
Other Lawyers : 7