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

Mexico > International trade and customs Tier 1

Mexican law firm EC Rubio offers one of the most robust practices in the market. The outstanding, 13-strong team is renowned for representing a notable roster of clients across the full range of matters related to international trade, from minor filing and compliance matters to international dispute settlement proceedings; as well as for its leading capabilities handling trade remedies mandates, including anti-dumping investigations and countervailing duties. Operating from Mexico City, partners Eduardo David and Juan Carlos Partida focus primarily on trade-remedy issues as well as administrative customs proceedings; while the partners in Ciudad Juárez, Fernando Holguín (whose work ‘is close to perfection’), and Felipe Mendoza regularly act for clients from the maquiladora and export industry, advising on -among other matters- all aspects of the IMMEX programme. Additional partner-level input is provided by Mexico City-based partner Arturo Bañuelos.

Practice head(s):

Juan Carlos Partida; Felipe Mendoza

Testimonials

‘They stand out for the personalised attention of the partners and members of the firm, their willingness and ability to provide support at all times at reasonable costs, in addition to the excellent quality of their services.’

‘Juan Carlos Partida is always available and always has a great legal judgment to solve the problems raised by the business perspective the client faces.’

‘Arturo Bañuelos has excellent criteria for business support, always with a broad vision to evaluate not only the problem but also the possible collateral effects. Very good legal criteria.’

‘They have a very accessible billing and system, very easy to review.’

‘Arturo Bañuelos and Eduardo David are polite, knowledgeable, and professional.’

‘It is a service of quality, efficiency and legal effectiveness. Fernando Holguin Casas is really good at customs and tax work. He is very practical, very experienced, truthful, responsible, a good negotiator, competent and a pleasure to work with – his work is close to perfection.’

Key clients

Foxconn

TE Connectivity

TS-TECH

Wire Masters

Regal-Beloit Corporation

OshKosh Corporation

Lipman Family Farms

Avery Dennison

Akra Polyester

Gränges International

Mexico > Labour and employment Tier 3

Veteran full-service firm EC Rubio – currently celebrating 50 years in the market – fields an experienced team of 16 professionals (six of whom are partners) which boasts a notable footprint in some of the most active industrial regions in the country, thanks to its six offices located in Mexico City, Ciudad Juarez, Queretaro, Irapuato, Chihuahua, and Puebla. Jointly led by Isaac Corral-Manjarrez and seasoned labour specialists Perla Arreola and Javier Canseco, the practice provides a full-spectrum labour offering to its clients – particularly multinationals in the industrial, manufacturing and maquiladora sectors. With a notable focus on planning, prevention, advisory and trade union issues, as well as litigation, the team includes a number of other partners, key amongst them Ana María Becerra, who handles preventive and regulatory matters, and skilled litigator Roberto Alvarez-Malo. Also showing good litigation skills, senior associates Elisa Cortés del Castillo and Eduardo Cortés are additional names to note.

Practice head(s):

Javier Canseco; Perla Arreola; Isaac Corral

Testimonials

‘The predisposition and practicality of the team when it comes to solving problems is of enormous added value for the business and sets them apart from other firms.’

‘Javier Canseco transmits serenity, a sense of practical order and confidence, well above average. The team is distributed in offices throughout the country which gives it optimal coverage for companies with presence in multiple jurisdictions.’

‘High level of knowledge of its lawyers.’

Mexico > Energy and natural resources Tier 4

EC Rubio stands out in the natural resources space for being ‘one of the few law firms in Mexico that provides truly specialised services in mining’. Department head Pablo Méndezhas mastered mining law in Mexico’; he leads the team from the firm’s Chihuahua office (where he also acts as managing partner), and is closely supported by senior associate Alejandro Guerra, who handles mining, agrarian, environmental and administrative law, along with civil and commercial litigation). Recent highlight mandates include advising GoGold on the expansion of the Los Ricos mining project with the acquisition of 14 mining concessions. Since publication, Alejandro Valles, whose practice -similar to that of Guerra- focuses on civil, commercial, agrarian and mining litigation, has been raised to the partnership - effective December 2021.

Practice head(s):

Pablo Méndez

Testimonials

‘It is one of the few law firms in Mexico that provides truly specialized services in mining. The team of lawyers supports you in all phases of the project and always attends you in a timely manner. They are excellent in obtaining and recovering concessions and permits. Pablo Mendez has mastered the mining law in Mexico’

‘Pablo Mendez is a leading Mexican mining lawyer. He is business minded, practical, responsive and understands the mining sector well’

Mexico > Tax Tier 4

Operating from the firm's six offices across the country, EC Rubio's tax 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 the taxation of residents and expatriates to avoid double taxation. The 10-strong department, which is also very comfortable handling litigious mandates, is led by partners Arturo Bañuelos (tax and administrative law), and Felipe Mendoza, who has a focus on tax planning, with a high specialisation in the maquiladora industry. Partner Fernando Holguín, who concentrates his practice in taxation, customs and international trade, provides key support to the team.

Practice head(s):

Arturo Bañuelos; Felipe Mendoza

Mexico > Corporate and M&A

EC Rubio‘s experience and expertise in international investment in manufacturing operations in Mexico is second to none; the firm’s corporate lawyers are well versed in designing structures that allow greater efficiency in mergers and acquisitions of companies in these fields. Since publication, the firm has promoted corproate and M&A specialist Yamel Cázares to the partnership.

EC Rubio 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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner (Mexico City) Juan Carlos Partida juan.partida@ecrubio.com +52 55 52420778
Managing Partner (Ciudad Juárez) Fernando Holguín fernando.holguin@ecrubio.com +52 656 227 6100
Managing Partner (Querétaro) Raul Escobedo raul.escobedo@ecrubio.com +52 442215 2821
Managing Partner (Chihuahua) Pablo Mendez pablo.mendez@ecrubio.com +52 614 180 1800
Photo Name Position Profile
 Edmundo  Hernández  photo Edmundo  Hernández
 PERLA ARREOLA  photo PERLA ARREOLA
 René Alva  photo René Alva
 Arturo  Bañuelos  photo Arturo  Bañuelos
 Juan Manuel Camarena  photo Juan Manuel Camarena
 Eduardo Cervera  photo Eduardo Cervera
 EDUARDO DAVID  photo EDUARDO DAVID
 DANIELA FLORES  photo DANIELA FLORES
 Fernando  Holguín  photo Fernando  Holguín
 FELIPE MENDOZA  photo FELIPE MENDOZA
 ALEJANDRO MONTES  photo ALEJANDRO MONTES
 Enrique Ángel Marcos  photo Enrique Ángel Marcos
Mr Juan Carlos Partida photo Mr Juan Carlos Partida Managing Partner
 Mario  Prado  photo Mario  Prado
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Partners : 34

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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