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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:
http://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:
Web:
www.olivares.mx
OLIVARES

Work Department

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

Position

Partner

Career

Gustavo Alcocer manages the Corporate and Commercial Law Group at OLIVARES, advising domestic and foreign businesses and the owners of those businesses on Mexican and cross-border corporate and commercial transactions. He serves as outside general counsel in Mexico to many of his domestic and foreign clients, and also represents emerging and middle-market companies, including closely-held businesses from Mexico, the United States, Canada and Latin America. Mr. Alcocer’s significant experience on domestic and cross-border transactions allows for extensive connections with leading law firms and legal practitioners in countries around the world to efficiently serve the business law needs of his global client base.

With more than 30 years of law firm and in-house practice experience, Mr. Alcocer possesses a wealth of transactional knowledge in M&A, finance, and business law and advises clients on complex M&A, finance, banking and securities, securitization, 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, as well as on valuation and monetization. Additionally, Mr. Alcocer has worked with international companies on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) cases and anti-bribery compliance, as well as privacy and personal data protection.

His practice focuses on intellectual property-intensive industry sectors, including life sciences, information technology, food and beverage, transportation, retail, and more. He also negotiates transactions and handles alternative dispute resolution proceedings; domestic and international mergers and acquisitions; joint ventures and strategic alliances; international business negotiations; general corporate advice; domestic and international corporate structuring and reorganization; real estate, cross-border franchising and international sales, licensing, supply, distribution and sales representative agreements; and global supply chain legal requirements.

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 is one of the leading IP boutiques in the market, praised for its 'knowledge of trademark law in Mexico and willingness to give practical, concise advice'.  The 'very responsive' team covers all aspects of the IP spectrum and is commended for 'articulating clear strategy'. The practice represented pharmaceutical advocacy group AMIIF, recently, with regard to regulatory, patent and enforcement-related issues in the context of the renegotiation of the North American free trade agreement. A team is also representing a group of pharma companies, including Takeda, Celgene, and Abbvie, on an administrative dispute concerning Data Package Exclusivity.  Key partners include Sergio L Olivares, Jr. for patents, Luis Schmidt for copyright, Gustavo Alcocer for licensing and contracts, Antonio Belaunzarán for trade marks, and Alejandro Luna for litigation. Major clients include Netflix, Campbell Soup, JT International, Microsoft, and Novartis.

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