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Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C.

International trade and customs Tier 2

The respected Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C. fields a team of six lawyers that handles all aspects of international trade and customs, including litigation, market access, trade policy, multilateral and bilateral trade agreements, preferential trade regimes, customs compliance, trade compliance and trade remedies. The solid team acted for ADM subsidiary Almidones Mexicanos, and Tate & Lyle, in trade-related matters concerning the potential impact of changes in NAFTA, negotiations concerning sweeteners in NAFTA and other international agreements, and the VAT applicable to food imports into Mexico. It also involved in a number of antidumping cases, acting for Internacional de Cerámica in an investigation into Chinese imports; Schwabe subsidiary Laboratorios Farmasa regarding the importation of medicines; Trade Comercializadora Internacional in customs matters concerning the importation and finishing of textiles from China for apparel, home textiles and potential export to South America; and Mount Vernon Mills in a large dispute concerning textile imports. Practice head David Hurtado built the firm’s practice and is considered ‘one of the key players in trade matters in Mexico’; key support comes from senior associate Julia García de Acevedo Chávez, who covers dumping, customs, and health-related international commerce. Luis Carballo Balvanera, who handles tax and administrative litigation and constitutional proceedings, is another key contact; and associate Carlos Solano Ortiz, an additional name to note.

Competition and antitrust Tier 3

Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C.'s active practice is led by David Hurtado who has very good expertise in antitrust, litigation, and clearance work. The team also provides regular day-to-day advice and training to its clients, which include Philips Mexicana, Colgate Palmolive, Saint Gobain, and General Motors. On the investigations front, the team recently handled several major investigations into the transport sector, as well as representing clients on similar issues in the medical equipment and financial services markets. Other key individuals include Citlali Perez.

Corporate and M&A Tier 3

Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C. is recommended for its expertise on a wide range of matters, including M&A, corporate governance, distribution agreements and restructurings. The five-partner team is led by the experienced Miguel Ishii Yokoyama and includes María del Pilar Labastida and Citlali Perez. The team recently advised Grupo Holzer on its acquisition of a 16.5% stake in the Soho Mall, which is under construction in Panama. As well as advising corporates, the group also represents a growing number of private equity funds, including Walton CKD, which it advised on the corporate aspects of its acquisition of the Hotel Hilton Los Cabos.

Tax Tier 3

Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C.’s tax team is ‘always informed about the latest news and potential for reform, helping clients anticipate and prepare for change’. Mainly focused on providing consultancy work for real estate funds, it advised CKD Walton II on the tax aspects of the structuring of the platform to issue $300m B-series certificates, and on the structuring of a joint venture for development of the $150m La Mexicana residential project located in the Santa Fe area of Mexico City; CKD Walton on the $188m acquisition of the JW Marriott hotel located in the Polanco Area of Mexico City; and PGIM Real Estate on the restructuring of its retail fund in order to allow investors to continue obtaining a tax exemption in Mexico. In other work, the team also handled litigation and representation before the authorities, as well as additional domestic and international tax matters, including issues related to finance, banking, telecoms, strategic alliances, corporate reorganisations, international trade and insurance. Managing partner Luis Gerardo Del Valle Torres (who is also know for his welath management advice) is recommended; he co-leads the practice with Eduardo Medina Zapata ; between them they cover the full range of tax matters and lead on all mandates; senior counsel Luis Carballo Balvanera is another key practitioner; support comes from Gonzalo Mauricio Breña Labarrère and Jessica Paz González, and associates Josemaria Ferez Gil and Ricardo David García Robles. Other clients include FINSA Real Estate Managament, FINSA CFD II, and FIBRA Terrafina.

Banking and finance Tier 5

Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C. ‘provides excellent client service: the lawyers keep us up-to-date in terms of legislative and regulatory changes, and they take the time to build relationships with us and support our business’. The team has been active in the fintech segment, including assisting PayU Latam with all its regulatory matters regarding payment networks. In other highlights, it represented key client Bank of Montreal in a financing granted to Jonathan Manufacturing. The practice group also handles securitisation; secured and project finance, real estate finance, leasing and structurally enhanced products, corporate lending, distressed financial assets, derivatives and trading, and regulatory matters. The 10-strong team is co-led by L. Alberto Balderas Fernández and Fernando Alonso-de-Florida. Other clients include Aseguradora Patrimonial Vida, Procesa and Stenn International.

Energy and natural resources Tier 5

Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C. is ' a very solid firm to go to', thanks to its team of 'very professional and knowledgeable' lawyers. The team is jointly led by Fernando Alonso-de-Florida, L. Alberto Balderas Fernández, and Citlali Perez who is 'very passionate about mining', which reflects on her 'approach to different situations that require a lot of creativity'. The practice recently advised Isthmus Energia Verde on the development and financing of two bioethanol projects. The team also assisted Fibra Verde Holding with a $600m bond issue to finance the acquisition of renewable energy projects.

Jáuregui y Del Valle (‘JDV’) is an independent full-service law firm specialised in domestic and international business transactions. Founded in Mexico in 1975, the firm is widely recognised as a leader in Latin America. With over 50 dedicated lawyers, most of them with international exposure the firm strives to provide innovative and practical solutions with a business perspective. Jáuregui y Del Valle is active and has experience in every business sector and in all practice areas of law. Its deep knowledge and understanding of how to do business in Mexico and the highest ethical standards in the market are part of the core differentiators that makes companies consider the firm as part of its stakeholders.

Areas of practice
M&A and joint ventures: JDV handles acquisitions, divestitures, stock and asset purchases. The firm represents clients in numerous transactions, such as the acquisition of the largest insurance state-owned company, then called Aseguradora Hidalgo, now MetLife and the acquisition of the ING Afore, Pension Funds and Investment Funds by Sura.

Tax: JDV has a substantial practice in tax consulting, both federal and local, and ample expertise in transfer price studies and tax refunds. The tax practice area is composed of professionals highly specialised in cross-border and domestic transactions. JDV provided efficient tax structures to Fibra Terrafina and to following CKDs: Prudential, Finsa I, Finsa II, Planigrupo, Walton I, Walton II and Prologis.

Tax and adminitrative litigation: The firm holds a solid tax and administrative litigation practice that constantly defends the rights of clients against acts of tax authorities and government agencies that may affect the taxpayers’ interests, with an extraordinary rate of success. JDV has obtained the annulment of multimillion tax assessments, fines and interests in courts and the revocation of administrative resolutions terminating concessions or governmental contracts

Banking and finance: JDV has ample expertise in banking and finance including secured and syndicated loan transactions, securitizations, structured finance, project finance, leasing and asset-based finance and guaranties, as well as regulatory and corporate matters for regulated financial institutions.

Energy: JDV provides extensive legal advice regarding exploration and production, oil and gas importation and exportation, distribution of fuels and all aspects of electricity generation, both renewable and clean. Also, this area has a legal practice specialized in mining, including the application and renewal of mining concessions and permits. Our experience covers negotiation and conclusion of supply and financing contracts for mining projects.

Environmental: the environmental practice area of JDV provides substantial support to clients in all kinds of mergers and acquisitions, corporate transactions, energy matters, including clean and renewable energy, financings, right away issues and environmental compliance.

Real estate: JDV participates as a leader in all kinds of real estate transactions and projects, including financings, equity investments, joint ventures, fund formation and projects for private investment funds.

Securities and structured financing: the firm renders integral legal services to brokerage firms, investors, lenders and issuers, including equity securities, offering, takeovers and securitizations.

Project finance and infrastructure: JDV handles a wide range of infrastructure projects, public private partnerships (PPPs), toll roads, international bridges, water treatment plants, pipelines, ports, electric grid and satellites.

Insurance and reinsurance: the firm advises on a wide range of regulatory, organizational, operational and transactional matters, product development and all kinds of arbitration and litigation.

Litigation and arbitration: JDV successfully handles cases in all kinds of court litigation and arbitration, as well as bankruptcy, business and civil litigation in different sectors.

Intellectual property: JDV has a leading intellectual property practice in Trademarks, Copyright, patents and plant varieties, since filing and prosecution until complex litigation thereof. Anti-counterfeiting is one of the strongest areas of IP in JDV, we currently represent some of the most relevant companies on different sectors as such as: pharmaceutical, toners, technology, sport brands, spirits, cellphones, luxury and clothing.

Labor: the firm provides legal advice in a wide variety of labour matters, representing employers, collective bargaining, individual and collective litigation, social security issues, employee profit sharing, individual labour agreements and outsourcing structures.

International trade: JDV provides relevant legal advice to manufacturers, exporters and importers, trading companies, antidumping and countervailing measures, rules of origin, quotas, non-tariff barriers, tariff classifications, tax-free zones, special development zones, customs matters and customs transfer price.

Competition/antitrust: JDV renders integral services in antitrust and competition regulatory matters in all kinds of transactions, litigation, compliance, immunity programs and training of personnel.

Criminal Law: The JDV’s Criminal Law practice area has a clear corporate focus, providing legal services mainly to the business sector and also to individuals who seek excellence and ethics in the practice of criminal law. To date the firm has participated in some of the most relevant Criminal Litigation matters in Mexico, and it has advised multiple national and foreign entities.

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 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 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 and arbitration Alejandro Segall Freidkes +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
Mr L. Alberto Balderas Fernández  photo Mr L. Alberto Balderas Fernández
Mr Luis Carballo Balvanera  photo Mr Luis Carballo Balvanera
Mr Luis Gerardo Del Valle Torres  photo Mr Luis Gerardo Del Valle Torres
Mr Miguel Ishii Yokoyama  photo Mr Miguel Ishii Yokoyama
Mr Israel Ledesma Meléndez  photo Mr Israel Ledesma Meléndez
Mr Eduardo Medina Zapata  photo Mr Eduardo Medina Zapata
Miss Citlali Perez Renteria  photo Miss Citlali Perez Renteria
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