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OLIVARES

PEDRO LUIS OGAZÓN 17, COL. SAN ÁNGEL, 01000, MÉXICO, D.F., MEXICO
Tel:
Work +52 55 5322 3000
Fax:
Fax +52 55 5322 3001
Email:
Web:
www.olivares.com.mx
Guadalajara, Mexico City
OLIVARES, Gustavo Alcocer, Mexico City, MEXICO

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Gustavo Alcocer

Tel:
Work +5255 5322 3000
Email:
OLIVARES

Work Department

M&A Corporate, Commercial and Business Law, Finance, Franchising, Regulatory Law and Compliance, Licensing, Tech Transfer

Position

Partner He manages the Corporate and Commercial Law Group and is Co-Chair of the Life Sciences and Pharmaceuticals Group.

Career

Gustavo A. Alcocer joined Olivares as a partner in 1999. . Prior to joining Olivares, he acted as In House counsel for Banamex for 11 years in various positions, including Vice President of International Legal Affairs in New York and Executive Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for Grupo Financiero Banamex in Mexico City. Mr. Alcocer possesses a wealth of transactional experience in M&A, finance and business law and advises our clients on complex M&A, finance, asset sale & acquisition, licensing, franchising, real estate transactional work, and regulatory work. Clients routinely turn to him for sophisticated strategic advice regarding structuring maintaining and expanding operations in Mexico and intellectual property valuation and monetization. Additionally, Mr. Alcocer has worked with international companies in FCPA and anti-bribery compliance, as well as privacy and personal data protection.

Languages

Spanish, English

Member

Barra Mexicana de Abogados (BMA) National Association of Corporate Lawyers Association of Licensing Executives in Technology Transfer American Bar Association (foreign associate) International Bar Association (Co-chair of the Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee (2013-2014) International Franchise Association (IFA)

Education

J.D., Universidad Intercontinental de Mexico Law School – Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México (1990) LLM, Fordham University’s School of Law, Program of Banking and Securities Law (1993)


Mexico

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Olivares’ ‘extremely creative’ team is noted for its ‘high-quality work’, ‘innovative thinking, which puts it above other firms’, and ‘deep knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry in Mexico’. It covers all corners of the IP market, with particular strength in patent and trade mark prosecution and litigation. The group is also attracting an increasing amount of administrative litigation. For IP litigation, Alejandro Luna is ‘an outstanding lawyer, always offering better ways for the client’. Other key partners are Sergio Olivares Jr, for patents; Luis Schmidt, for copyright; Antonio Belaunzarán, for trade marks; and Gustavo Alcocer, for licensing and contracts. The firm successfully represented Reed Elsevier in invalidity proceedings concerning the protection of the trade mark The Lancet. Other major clients include Microsoft, Netflix, Novartis Pharma, and GlaxoSmithKline.

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