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EC Rubio
RIO DUERO 31, COLONIA CUAUHTEMOC
MEXICO, D.F. 06500
Mexico

International trade and customs Tier 1

EC Legal Rubio Villegas strikes the right note with its ‘first-class practice’, which offers extensive experience in anti-dumping, countervailing duties, and safeguard measures, while also offering a top notch expertise in trade remedies, IMMEX, Prosec, export promotion programs, rules of origin, and customs and origin audits. The 13-strong team is co-led by four partners: in Mexico City, Eduardo David and Juan Carlos Partida, who specialize primarily in trade remedy matters; and from Ciudad Juárez: maquiladora expert Fernando Holguín and Felipe Mendoza, who has vast experience advising on compliance with treaty-established rules of origin and verification of origin procedures. Arturo Bañuelos, in Mexico City, is another name to note.

Testimonials

Arturo Bañuelos and Juan Carlos Partida and their teams offer a first-class practice’.

‘The direct attention of the partners and their teams is prompt, professional in all respects and efficient at a quite reasonable cost. They always attend calls and meetings when required’.

‘The clear direct intervention of the partners is a factor that makes us feel well attended to’.

Key clients

Superior Industries

Foxconn

Lipman Family Farms

Scherdel de México

Regal-Beloit Corporation

Oshkosh Corporation

Hylife Foods International

Narmco Group

International Paper do Brazil / International Paper Exportadora / International Paper Company Mexico

Agrogen / Metalúrgica Met-Mex Peñoles

Granges

Quimir

Tata Steel Europe

Nike

Ryobi

Lenovo

Labour and employment Tier 3

EC Legal Rubio Villegas has a well-resourced, 12-strong team led jointly from its offices in Querétaro, Mexico City and Ciudad Juárez by veteran labour specialist Javier Canseco, Perla Arreola and Isaac Corral-Manjarrez (who replaces Rogelio Sanchez), respectively. The team provides a full-spectrum labour offering to clients, particularly multinationals in the industrial, manufacturing and maquiladora sectors. Additional, specialist partner-level input comes from Ana María Becerra (who focuses on due diligence processes and preventative and regulatory matters), and Roberto Alvarez-Malo (labour due diligence, litigation and union negotiations); Querétaro-based, both have over 20 years' practice experience. Recent work includes the establishment of short-term incentive plans, labour litigation, the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, and terminations. Experienced senior associate Elisa Cortés del Castillo, in México City, is also noted; however, former fellow senior, Chihuahua-based Jorge Gardea, left the firm in February 2020.

Testimonials

EC legal’s team of lawyers have the skills and knowledge to provide effective and timely advice to their clients. For their capacity and knowledge of the region, practices and law: Javier Canseco and Roberto Alvarez Malo.

The partners are very efficient, reliable and up-to-date professional, who express recommendations to have better agreements, taking care of the interests of the company, but being fair and respecting the law. Their scope, knowledge, contact and close relationship and knowledge of the business sector all stand out.

Key clients

Avery Dennison

Solenis

Yangfeng Automotive Interiors

Guardian Industries

Bombardier

Energy and natural resources Tier 4

EC Legal Rubio Villegas fields a small but solid mining practice, a rare capability in a market segment where most work is undertaken in house or by sole practitioners. Practice director Pablo Méndez operates from the firm's Chihuahua office and is distinguished by his extensive knowledge of mining businesses and the precision of his advice'. The team -which also includes experienced senior associate Alejandro Guerra- has acted as Mexican counsel to Alamos Gold for almost five years, most recently regarding a credit agreement amendment with Bank of Nova Scotia, on the acquisition of water rights, and of a 1000-acre land acquisition to facilitate the expansion of its wholly-owned Mulatos mine. Méndez arrived at the firm in March 2019 from his own firm, and can also draw on extensive in-house experience in the industry. Other matters include due diligence, administrative nullity actions and the defence of mining concessions.

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Testimonials

The lawyers are distinguished by their high knowledge of mining law. They have many years of experience in the matter and good treatment to negotiate contracts.’

‘They are always available and their response is very fast. They are open to discussing various schemes for calculating their fees.’

‘Their availability, knowledge and experience. They are different from their competitors because their team is broader, it does not depend on a single lawyer.’

‘Pablo Méndez is distinguished by his extensive knowledge of mining businesses and the precision and practicality of his advice.’

 

Key clients

Alamos Gold

Centerra Gold

Consolidared Zinc

Orion Financial

Tax Tier 4

EC Legal Rubio Villegas houses a 10-strong group of experts in international taxation who offer an excellent combination between tax planning and litigation. Operating from the firm's six offices across the country, the practice has a solid reputation for its expertise in the maquiladora industry, the interpretation and application of tax treaties, including the analysis of permanent establishment and taxation of residents and expatriates to avoid double taxation. Key partners include: Edmundo Hernández and Arturo Bañuelos, who mostly handle litigious matters; Felipe Mendoza, who is dedicated to tax planning with a more international focus along with the maquiladora industry; and Fernando Holguín, who focuses in taxation, customs and international trade.

Testimonials

‘Commitment, analysis of the details, technique and legal experience

‘Edmundo Hernandez is an innovative professional, with well-founded arguments, who gets involved in the operation. He is always available and attentive to the client’s needs. He transmits confidence and determination in the decisions that need to be made

EC Legal Rubio Villegas is a full-service Mexican law firm specializing in national and international business transactions in the industrial sector and foreign investment. With six offices covering Mexico’s most important industrial regions, over 90 attorneys, and 50 years of experience, it is one of Mexico’s ten largest law firms. Clients range from medium-sized companies, to international Fortune 500 companies, in the following sectors: aerospace, agroindustry, automation, automotive, e-commerce, energy, financial, food & beverages, hospitality, insurance, manufacturing, petrochemical, ports & maritime, pharmaceutical, technology, transportation and logistics.

Main areas of practice
Administrative law: The firm advises foreign and domestic entities as part of their necessary business interactions with Mexican administrative authorities. Attorneys are experienced in the processing of amparo suits and in resolving disputes between clients and government entities through administrative litigation.

Banking and finance: The firm has represented many institutional lenders and users of corporate financing in structuring complex transactions domestically and internationally. It advises clients in acquisition finance, asset-based facilities, cross-border investments, and both new and established financial structures and transactions.

Corporate/M&A: The practice is one of the most active of the firm. It deals with corporate governance, corporate restructuring, foreign investment, private equity, start-ups, business expansion, joint ventures, M&A’s, divestitures, buy-outs, commercial contracts and day-to-day business transactions.

Criminal, civil and commercial litigation: The practice is staffed by litigators with a solid record of high-stakes, high-profile victories, years of experience and substantive knowledge. The firm handles complex cases in state and federal courts throughout the nation and before administrative agencies and international arbitration panels.

Energy: The firm represents domestic and international energy industry clients in a wide array of transactions, including financial institutions, developers, sponsors, insurance companies, contractors, investors, developers, operators and suppliers.

Government contracts: The practice assists clients in public tenders for the acquisition of assets and services. Attorneys also advise and represent clients in procedures for the awarding of contracts, concessions and authorization for the development of infrastructure projects.

Immigration: We keep our clients informed about changes in criteria of immigration and consular authorities. We have developed audit procedures to verify that companies promptly comply with all legal requirements in case of inspections by immigration authorities.

Infrastructure: The firm advises clients in connection with the development of large scale projects, including power, toll-roads, transportation, ports, petrochemical, and water, as well as in connection with the finance sale and acquisition of infrastructure projects. The firm has represented governmental entities in the structuring of different types of infrastructure projects through concessions, PPP’s and multiannual service agreements.

Intellectual property: Attorneys have experience in the enforcement of IP rights through litigation and other procedures. They assist clients in all phases of IP protection.

International trade and customs: The firm’s lawyers have substantial expertise in antidumping, countervailing duties, and safeguard investigations. Also, its attorneys specialize in NAFTA law, including chapter 19 panel reviews, origin determinations, and advanced rulings. The attorneys represent clients on matters related to IMMEX (maquiladora) and Prosec programs, free trade agreements, private rulings, rules of origin, customs audits and origin audits.

Labour and employment: The focal point in labor services rendered by the lawyers of EC Legal Rubio Villegas is to prevent litigation, economic contingencies and consequences that may affect your labor environment, and could expose your assets, productivity and stability to unnecessary risk. The firm measures and corrects labor risks, through labor audits, which allow it to solve daily problems through permanent advice programs.

Mining: Legal advice for the negotiation of exploration and/or exploitation concessions of mining lots is one of the firm’s specialities. Attorneys also advice on procedures to comply with administrative obligations related to mining concessions and applicable regulations.

Notarial: Our Firm is proud to be the only full-service law firm in the country in which two of its partners are Notaries Public, authorized to perform official Notarial activities. To our clients, this translates into an unrivaled notarial formalization infrastructure, which ensures a cost and time efficient discharge of their Notarial work.

Real estate: The firm understands the importance of maximizing the value of real estate investment in your company. The firm assists clients in selecting and acquiring land for location or relocation of all types of projects, including plants, manufacturing facilities, retail properties, office complexes, sports facilities, resort properties and headquarter buildings.

Tax litigation and consulting: The tax department has extensive experience advising clients from a national and an international tax perspective, as well as in litigating against tax determinations in federal and local courts. From the tax effects of employee benefits, to the tax consequences of international reorganizations and stock sales, its tax attorneys provide expert legal advice on a wide variety of tax topics for individuals or multinational enterprises.

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EC Legal Rubio Villegas is a full-service Mexican law firm specializing in national and international business transactions in the industrial sector and in international trade. With six offices covering Mexico’s most important industrial regions, over 90 attorneys, and 50 years of experience, it is one of Mexico’s ten largest law firms. Clients range from medium-sized companies, to international Fortune 500 companies, in the following sectors: aerospace, agroindustry, automation, automotive, e-commerce, energy, financial, food & beverages, hospitality, insurance, logistics, manufacturing, maquiladora, maritime, mining, petrochemical, ports, pharmaceutical, real estate, retail, technology, and transportation.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Administrative Law:  Whether your business requires a license or permit, or a challenge to any law or regulation, lawyers help clients navigate Mexico’s administrative laws and are experienced in litigating administrative law issues, having achieved impressive results for clients.

Banking & Finance: The firm has represented many institutional lenders and users of corporate financing in structuring complex transactions domestically and internationally. It advises clients in acquisition finance, asset-based facilities, cross-border investments, and both new and established financial structures and transactions.

Corporate Compliance: The firm advises clients on implementing and/or reviewing programs aimed at complying with anti-corruption laws and regulations, corporate policies, risk prevention and management policies, internal controls and audits, ciminal liability of legal entities and personal data privacy laws.

Corporate/M&A: The practice is one of the most active of the firm. It deals with corporate governance, corporate restructuring, foreign investment, private equity, start-ups, business expansion, joint ventures, M&A’s, divestitures, buy-outs, commercial contracts and day-to-day business transactions.

Criminal, Civil & Commercial Litigation: The practice is staffed by litigators with a solid record of high-stakes, high-profile victories, years of experience and substantive knowledge. The firm handles complex cases in state and federal courts throughout the nation and before administrative agencies and international arbitration panels.

Energy: The firm represents domestic and international energy industry clients in a wide array of transactions, including financial institutions, developers, sponsors, insurance companies, contractors, investors, developers, operators and suppliers.

Environmental Law: Advises clients in an ample range of industries on environmental matters, including agricultural, automotive, food industry, energy, metals, mining, O&G, petrochemical, railroad, refining and waste disposal.

Government Contracts: The practice assists clients with government procurement proceedings for the acquisition of assets, services and for the contracting of works and infrastructure projects. It also advises and represents clients in proceedings for the granting of contracts, concessions and authorization for the development of infrastructure projects.

Immigration: The firms keeps clients informed about changes in criteria of immigration and consular authorities. We have developed audit procedures to verify that companies promptly comply with all legal requirements in case of inspections by immigration authorities.

Infrastructure: The firm advises clients in connection with the development of large scale projects, including power, toll-roads, transportation, ports, petrochemical, and water, as well as in connection with the finance sale and acquisition of infrastructure projects. The firm has represented governmental entities in the structuring of different types of infrastructure projects through concessions, PPP’s and multiannual service agreements.

Intellectual Property: Attorneys have experience in the enforcement of IP rights through litigation and other procedures. They assist clients in all phases of IP protection.

International Trade : Attorneys have substantial expertise in antidumping, countervailing duties and safeguard investigations. They also specialize in NAFTA law, including chapter 19 panel reviews, origin determinations and advanced rulings. They represent clients on matters related to IMMEX (maquiladora) and Prosec programs, free trade agreements, private rulings, rules of origin, customs audits and origin audits.

Labor & Social Security: The focal point in labor services is to prevent litigation, economic contingencies and consequences that may affect your labor environment, and could expose your assets, productivity and stability to unnecessary risk. The firm measures and corrects risks, through labor audits, which allows it to solve daily problems through permanent advice programs.

Mining: Attorneys advice on procedures to comply with administrative obligations related to mining concessions and applicable regulations.

Notarial: The firm is proud to be the only full-service law firm in Mexico in which two of its partners are notaries public, which ensures a cost and time efficient discharge for client’s work.

Real Estate: The firm assists clients in selecting and acquiring land for location or relocation of all types of projects, including plants, manufacturing facilities, retail properties, office complexes, sports facilities, resort properties and headquarter buildings.

Tax Litigation & Consultancy: Attorneys have experience advising clients from a national and an international tax perspective, as well as in litigating against tax determinations in federal and local courts. From the tax effects of employee benefits, to the tax consequences of international reorganizations and stock sales, its tax attorneys provide expert legal advice on a wide variety of tax topics for individuals or multinational enterprises.

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