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Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C.

Mexico > International trade and customs Tier 2

Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C.´s international trade practice earns plaudits for its  ‘extensive knowledge of the matter’ and remains a first-class group for advice on a wide array of matters, including litigation, market access, trade policy, multilateral and bilateral trade agreements, customs compliance, trade compliance and trade remedies. Department-head David Hurtado is recognised as one of the key names in this sector, and is lauded for his expertise in both consulting and litigation regarding international trade and customs, with an emphasis on antidumping and countervailing duties. Hurtado is particularly active with clients from the pharmaceutical, automotive, farming, food and beverages, and electronics industries. Senior associate Julia García De Acevedo offers additional key expertise in dumping, customs and health-related international commerce.

Practice head(s):

David Hurtado Badiola


‘Availability of lawyers to attend to the client’s doubts at all times.

‘They offer extensive knowledge of the matter, in addition to personalised and timely attention.

Key clients

Almidones Mexicanos

FXI de Juárez

Akin Grump Strauss Hauer & Feld (HEB and Johnson & Johnson matters)

Ryerson Metals de México

Mount Vernon Mills

Ferrero de México


Berwind Corporation

Synergy CHC

Work highlights

  • Advising Almidones Mexicanos on trade-related matters with regards to potential impact of USMCA and other international agreements, alongside Value Added Tax applicable to imports of food into Mexico.
  • Advising Mount Vernon Mills with regard to a large dispute on textile imports involving customs matters.
  • Advising Ferrero de México in trade, customs and health labelling, matters regarding the importation and exportation of chocolates and other products.

Mexico > Tax Tier 3

Recognised by clients as among the ‘most experienced tax advisors in Mexico’, Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C.‘s practice earns praise for its ‘very deep and complete’ knowledge of the tax sphere. The group, which is particularly well-versed in the structuring of real estate funds, houses a number of seasoned practitioners, including: managing partner Luis Gerardo Del Valle, whose experience encompasses tax consultancy, including domestic and cross-border transactions, and tax litigation; Eduardo Medina Zapata , who specialises in tax consulting, and the planning and structuring of private and public real estate investment funds, joint ventures and corporate reorganisations; and Luis Carballo, a former Magistrate of the Superior Hall of the Federal Court of Tax and Administrative Justice. Experienced senior associate Josemaria Ferez Gil heads the tax and administrative litigation practice area of the firm. Since publication, Medina Zapata has moved to Greenberg Traurig, S.C. - with effect from December 2022.

Practice head(s):

Luis Gerardo Del Valle Torres; Luis Carballo Balvanera


‘I think they are the most experienced tax advisors in Mexico, their level of knowledge on the subject is very deep and complete, and far exceeds the competition.’

‘The leader of the firm is undoubtedly Luis Gerardo del Valle, who leads the way in customer service supported by the other partners and associates. This ensures that all clients receive a very senior level of service.’

Communication and information-document exchange tools are adequate to make the work process flow.’

In general, all the lawyers who take care of the follow-up work for our company are well prepared and have strong experience in the field, and so far they have guided us in a simple way to work with them on the matters we need to resolve.’

Key clients

Fideicomiso 3536

Amride de México

Corporativo Comercializadora del Bajío

Glenda Estela Hecksher Ramsden

Sistema Educativo Copan

El Santuario Resort & Spa

PGIM Real Estate MVP Administradora IV

Walton Street México CKD Managers III

Finsa Real Estate Management III

Sura Investment Management

FIBRA Terrafina

Comisión Federal de Electricidad

Work highlights

  • Representing maquiladora Amride de México, which focuses on the assembly of railroad parts and components.
  • Representing Glenda Estela Hecksher Ramsden regarding a tax credit determined by the Tax Authority in relation to the country’s property tax.
  • Representing El Santuario Resort & Spa regarding a tax credit for more than MX$50m determined by the tax authorities.

Mexico > Competition and antitrust Tier 4

Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C.'s competition and antitrust practice is best known for representing and advising national and international clients on matters of economic competition, mainly regarding antitrust, litigation, clearance and advice on mergers and acquisitions. The pharmaceutical, automotive, consumer care and banking industries are among the group's mainstays. The team is led by long-experienced exponent David Hurtado, whose broad practice encompasses consulting and litigation across international trade and customs, competition and antitrust, and administrative law. Senior associate Julia García De Acevedo, is also noted.

Practice head(s):

David Hurtado Badiola

Key clients

Corporate Properties of the Americas

Herman Miller México

Signify México


Saint-Gobain México

LIXIL Water Technology Americas (formerly American Standard Brands)

Desarrollos Altabrisa


Online Latin American Payments Mexico (PayU)

Work highlights

  • Advising Colgate-Palmoive in Mexico, US and Europe on antitrust matters regarding distribution, sales, joint venture agreements, and -occasionally- competition matters related to mergers and acquisitions.
  • Advising Signify on a review of the competition aspects related to distribution contracts with clients and distributors.
  • Advising Saint Gobain in Mexico and the US on antitrust matters related to distribution, sales, joint venture agreements, and occasionally antitrust matters related to mergers and acquisitions.

Mexico > Intellectual property Tier 4

Advising clients mainly in the pharma, technology, telecommunications and consumer goods industries on trade marks, copyright and patent prosecution and litigation, the practice at Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C. is especially sought out by clients for its expertise in counterfeit actions, seizures of merchandise and handling of infringement matters. The team is led by Israel Ledesma Meléndez, who is well known for representing international and national companies before Mexican authorities and has particular expertise in administrative, civil and criminal litigation – specifically in cancellation, infringement, lapse and enforcement actions related to trade marks, patents, plant varieties and copyright. Associate Martha Celis is also experienced in litigation procedures, mainly before the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property, concerning all areas of intellectual property and including copyright, trade marks, patents and unfair competition.

Practice head(s):

Israel Ledesma Meléndez


‘Jáuregui y Del Valle has a strong group of lawyers, prepared to provide advice as well as a solution to any problem raised in intellectual property matters, with disposition and personalised attention that provides an adequate follow-up on matters, with an appropriate cost and response times.

‘Israel Ledesma preparation, willingness to be able to establish communication, attention to any matter, great disposition, the options he provides to solve issues that are raised, are qualities to be highlighted.

Key clients

Lego Iuris


Richemont Group (Cartier, Montblanc, Etc.)



Gilead Sciences

Joi Canadian Stores

Genomma Lab Internacional

Fedex Mexico

Chep – A Brambles Company

Chep Technology

Work highlights

  • Advised Lego Juris on the successful seizure of approximately 80,000 games that had arrived in four containers from China, with counterfeit toys, by filing trade mark infringement actions with preliminary measures and coordinating execution of injunctions with the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property.
  • Advised Apotex in filing of the different trademarks in 20 different LATAM countries, coordinating with counsels in each country.
  • Advised Adidas on an investigation of different companies regarding the distinctive and copyrighted design of one of Adidas’ sneakers models, and identified a competitor who was manufacturing and distributing products with identical characteristics, therefore a complaint of copyright and unfair competition was filed before the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI).

Mexico > Banking and finance Tier 5

Well-established full-service firm, Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C., houses a sturdy practice led by banking, financial and capital markets expert, Alberto Balderas, who enjoys a proven track record in the energy, automotive, retail, and manufacturing sectors, and also has experience advising fintech companies obtaining the authorizations for the Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores and Banxico to incorporate an electronic funds payment institution under Mexican fintech legislation. Fellow department co-heads Justo Fernandez del Valle, who has a focus on corporate finance, and project finance specialist, Fernando Alonso-De-Florida, are the other names to note.

Practice head(s):

Alberto Balderas; Fernando Alonso-de-Florida; Justo Fernandez del Valle


What makes this practice unique is the personalised attention of its partners and the experience in the sector. The strengths and skills of the team that serves us are the high availability and in-depth knowledge they have of the market.

Alberto Balderas, more than 20 years of experience in various areas, mainly financial law, banking and fintech. He has extensive experience advising various types of companies.

Key clients

PayU Latum

Stenn International

Rappi and RappiPay México

Optal Financial


Edenred México

Asociación de Sociedades Emisoras de Vales

Sí Vale México

Price Travel

Grupo TMM


Banco Base

Bank of Montreal


Work highlights

  • Ongoing advice to PayU Latam in connection with all regulatory matters in Mexico applicable to participation in payment networks.
  • Advised Rappi and Rappi Pay México regarding the obtaining of the authorization from the CNBV in order for RappiPay to be organised and operate as an Electronic Funds Payment Institution under Mexico’s new Fintech Law.
  • Advised PagoNxt on the purchase of 70% of the shares Mercadotecnia, Ideas y Tecnología.

Mexico > Corporate and M&A Tier 5

Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C.‘s longstanding corporate and M&A department is led by María del Pilar Labastida Álvarez, who brings to bear her expertise in corporate and commercial law, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, as well as foreign investment, corporate governance and compliance with corporate obligations. The group, which includes other key practitioners such as senior associate Alejandro Creel Ysita, and associate Fernanda Acevedo, regularly acts for national and international clients from a variety of industries, including automotive, retail, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and financial. Former department-head Miguel Ishii Yokoyama left to found his own firm in January 2022.

Practice head(s):

Fernando Alonso-de-Florida; María del Pilar Labastida


The service is one of the best in the industry.’

Pilar Labastida and Fernanda Acevedo have proven to be efficient in resolving various problems. Regarding the time and effectiveness of the services, they use practices within professional ethics and have never delayed resolutions in order to obtain a greater economic benefit in their fees.’

Key clients

Banco Santander de Mexico

Suzuki Motor de México


The Berwind Corporation

FXI Holdings

Brambles Business Services México

Grupo Zapata

Emerson Group

Grupo Hojel

Dechra Pharmaceuticals

PagoNxt Merchant Solutions

Work highlights

  • Advised Santander Group on the $86m acquisition of merchant payment solutions company Elavon México.
  • On-going corporate up-date and corporate control and housekeeping of various of the Mexican subsidiaries of the Emerson Group
  • Acting as external legal counsel of Suzuki Motor de México regarding general corporate legal matters in Mexico.

Mexico > Energy and natural resources Tier 5

Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C. is well regarded for its experience in projects in the oil and gas industry and power sector, including renewable energy, carbon emissions, electricity generation and cogeneration projects, mining concessions and regulatory advice. The practice is co-led by Alberto Balderas, an expert in complex structured finance transactions and issuance of securities on the Mexican and foreign markets; Fernando Alonso-De-Florida, who regularly advises international and Mexican energy clients, and specializes in finance (including project and export finance), M&A, hydrocarbons, power and renewables; and Citlali Perez, whose experience includes hydrocarbons negotiations, corporate transactions, international commercial arbitration, public procurement processes, mining, and competition and antitrust.

Practice head(s):

Alberto Balderas Fernández; Fernando Alonso-de-Florida; Citlali Pérez Rentería

Work highlights

  • Advised Isthmus Energia Verde, a Mexican developer, on the structuring, development and financing of two projects for the production of sugar cane-based bioethanol, involving private and communal land real estate matters, fuel storage and a cogeneration facility.

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.

Practice areas
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).

Energy: 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.

Environmental: 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.

Mining: Our mining practice offers 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 and 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.

Health: 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.

Managing partner Luis Gerardo Del Valle Torreslvalle@jaureguiydelvalle.com+52 55 5267 4500
Tax Eduardo Medina Zapataemedina@jaureguiydelvalle.com+52 55 5267 4500
Tax and Investment funds. Luis Gerardo Del Valle Torreslvalle@jaureguiydelvalle.com+52 55 5267 4500
Tax and administrative litigation Luis Carballo Balvaneralcarballo@jaureguiydelvalle.com+52 55 5267 4500
Energy Luis Alberto Balderas Fernándezlbalderas@jaureguiydelvalle.com+52 55 5267 4500
Banking & Finance Luis Alberto Balderas Fernándezlbalderas@jaureguiydelvalle.com+52 55 5267 4500
Banking & Finance Fernando Alonso-de-Florida Riverofalonso@jaureguiydelvalle.com+52 55 5267 4500
Energy Fernando Alonso-de-Florida Riverofalonso@jaureguiydelvalle.com+52 55 5267 4500
Securities and structured finance Fernando Alonso-de-Florida Riverofalonso@jaureguiydelvalle.com+52 55 5267 4500
Project finance and infrastructure Luis Alberto Balderas Fernándezlbalderas@jaureguiydelvalle.com+52 55 5267 4500
Insurance and reinsurance Luis Alberto Balderas Fernándezlbalderas@jaureguiydelvalle.com+52 55 5267 4500
Litigation Luis Carballo Balvaneralcarballo@jaureguiydelvalle.com+52 55 5267 4500
Intellectual property Israel Ledesma Meléndeziledesma@jaureguiydelvalle.com+52 55 5267 4500
Labor E. Fernando Martínez Floresfmartinez@jaureguiydelvalle.com+52 55 5267 4500
International trade David Hurtado Badioladhurtado@jaureguiydelvalle.com+52 55 5267 4500
Competition/antitrust David Hurtado Badioladhurtado@jaureguiydelvalle.com+52 55 5267 4500
Project finance and infrastructure Fernando Alonso-de-Florida Riverofalonso@jaureguiydelvalle.com+52 55 5267 4500
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 www.itsgnetwork.com)
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
Insuralex (Global Insurance Lawyers Group)
Partners : 12
Associates : 33
Other Lawyers : 7