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Galicia Abogados S.C.
BLVD. MANUEL A. CAMACHO 24
LOMAS DE CHAPULTEPEC
MEXICO, D.F. 11000
Mexico

Banking and finance Tier 1

Praised by clients for its ‘high-quality service’, Galicia Abogados S.C. fields a large, well-rounded team of lawyers with ‘great technical skills in the area’. Regular advisor for some of the leading banks present in Mexico, the team handles, among other areas, regulatory and compliance matters; corporate, sub-sovereign, structured, syndicated and bilateral financing transactions; and acquisition and asset-based finance. Arturo Perdomo, who actively represents domestic and international companies in the negotiation of financing operations, co-heads the area with the ‘very savvyGuillermo Pérez, considered by some as a ‘top lawyer in banking and capital markets’. Support comes from founding partner Manuel Galicia, who has wide-ranging experience in credit facilities, private and public securities, and debt offerings and co-investments, among other matters. Senior associates Lili Abascal and José Alejandro Cortés are also noted.

Testimonials

The quality and professionalism of its partners is very impressive. Guillermo Perez Santiago is a highly regarded advisor to us. He is very professional, focused and disciplined. His approach towards deals is always constructive. Guillermo is very savvy and definitely a top lawyer in banking and capital markets

The team has the ability to react positively and quickly to the requirements of the transaction and the customer, and they have technical knowledge in the area. They provide a high quality service’

Their lawyers have great technical skills in the area. The quality of service is its main differentiator with lawyers from other firms. They provide assertiveness and leadership in negotiations

A very strong practice. They are always available, focused on the client and have very good knowledge and experience, which allows them to find effective and tailor-made solutions

High degree of specialization and personalized attention. It is a firm in which egos are overcome and each partner is dedicated to carrying out his practice

Key clients

BBVA Bancomer

Scotiabank

Citigroup Global Markets

Grupo Bimbo

Banco Santander

El Palacio de Hierro

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Banco Mercantil del Norte

Banco Sabadell

HSBC

Capital markets Tier 1

Galicia Abogados S.C.'s integrated 15-strong team is co-led by Maurice Berkman (securities law and corporate financing), and Guillermo Pérez Santiago (capital markets, banking, finance and M&A), with the additional involvement of name partner Manuel Galicia (corporate finance, M&A, capital markets and private capital), and José Visoso (financing, capital markets, M&A and real estate). Acting for a more or less even split of issuer and lender-side clients as well as intermediaries, the team is adept in local and international debt capital markets, equity (and equity-like) capital markets, project bonds, asset securitization and structured products, especially in the energy, retail, finance, insurance, telecommunications and pharmaceutical industries; it also handles regulatory matters. Recent highlight work for the team included advising Merrill Lynch México and JP Morgan on the $300m global initial public offering of an SPAC – the second in the Mexican market – by sponsor Promecap; Grupo Inmobilia, as sponsor, on its $162m development trust bonds IPO; and UStorage (as sponsor) and Banorte (as underwriter), on the former’s $14m issuance of equity securities (CBFIs) through a real estate investment trust (REIT) on the Mexican Stock Exchange. Key support comes from senior associate María de los Ángeles Padilla Zubiría and associate José Alejandro Cortés Serrano.

Testimonials

Excellent team, high knowledge and very diligent partners. My perception is always that they prepare very well to make their clients feel confident.’

Diligent and always available for any subject at any time.

Key clients

BBVA Bancomer

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Arca Continental

Credit Suisse

Grupo Bimbo

Grupo México

JP Morgan

Morgan Stanley

RLH Properties

Scotiabank

Grupo Palacio de Hierro

Competition and antitrust Tier 1

Galicia Abogados S.C. is valued in the market for its ‘impeccable, practical and dynamic work’ that extends beyond merger-filing assistance to cartel and antitrust investigations, leniency applications, and complaints before the competition authorities. The 'excellent' Christian Lippert leads a 'solid and reliable' team of lawyers now 11-strong, which includes fellow partner Carlos Chávez, who has extensive experience advising clients across a range of heavily regulated industries including energy, rail and telecoms. The team is also active in barriers-to-competition investigations, recently advising clients on significant investigations into the barley and rail-freight markets, and is also experienced in antitrust litigation. Key support comes from specialized senior associate Juan Carlos Burgos.

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Testimonials

That it is a team with vast experience in competition and antitrust law, reliable and constantly updated. Galicia is a very important law firm in Mexico and of course it compares favourably with others. It’s the human quality and treatment they have with their clients: they’re always there to take a call and advise you on any questions you have. Especially Carlos Chavez and Christian Lippert, partners in this practice and two of the best attorneys in this area in all of Mexico – just having them both makes the difference with other law firms.

They are all professionals and knowledgeable about the subject. They do impeccable, practical and dynamic work. They are purposeful and completely clear on services, ensuring complete communication and transparency with the client. They constantly monitor procedures and issues. They carry out in-depth analysis and proposals on each issue. Christian Lippert (partner), Maite Celorio (associate).’

Very solid and reliable. Always available. Very professional: Christian Lippert and Juan Carlos Burgos are both excellent attorneys.

Competition and antitrust law practice is complex because it involves interdisciplinary work between lawyers and economists on issues of a legal and economic nature. We have always received the best quality services, both from the partner and from the firm’s associates, in particular from Juan Carlos Burgos.’

In addition to knowing competition issues very well, Juan Carlos Burgos, Carlos Chávez and Christian Lippert understand the elements of economic analysis that are required to carry out good competition practice. Specifically, they clearly understand the elements necessary for constructing a theory of harm and the importance of empirical evidence to support their legal arguments.’

Key clients

GlaxoSmithKline

Tokyo Gas

Sierra Oil & Gas

Takeda (Shire Pharmaceuticals)

New Fortress Energy

Citibanamex

Ferrosur

Organización Soriana

Sunpower Corporation

AT&T

Corporate and M&A Tier 1

Galicia Abogados S.C. fields a stellar corporate and M&A team, regarded by some clients as ‘something unique in Mexico, absolutely western standard as far as availability, smart solutions, business oriented and precise standard of goals achieving’. The firm's popularity is demonstrated by the calibre of the deals it is regularly instructed on, many of which are the largest the market has to offer; major highlights in 2019 include advising in an internal corporate restructure and transfer of its relevant Mexican subsidiaries for Johnson Controls regarding the USD$ 13.2 billion sale of its Power Solutions subsidiary to Brookfield Business Partners. Ignacio Pesqueira (M&A, corporate advisory) and José Visoso (M&A and finance), co-lead the ten partner, 40-strong team, which also includes very highly-regarded founding partner Manuel Galicia (M&A, private equity and finance); Christian Lippert (M&A, corporate and competition / antitrust); Arturo Perdomo (M&A, banking and finance and finance regulatory); Humberto Pérez Rocha (M&A, banking and finance, project finance and insurance); Héctor Kuri (M&A, finance and infrastructure), Eugenio Sepúlveda (M&A and financial restructuring); Ricardo García (M&A, corporate finance, private equity and banking); and Ramiro Sandoval (M&A and private equity with an emphasis on real estate matters).

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Testimonials

Galicia is something unique in Mexico, absolutely western standard as far as avaliability, smart solutions, business oriented and precise standard of goals achieving, above-expectations results. Manuel Galicia: very rare business sentiment and capability to find solution to solve commercial problems and cover apparent distances with smart idea boosting the deals. Carlos Barnard, very precise and dedicated , always available, precious in stressed situations Marianela Romero, precise, available, great capability of hard worker.

Very pragmatic and commercially oriented law firm. Good availability and responsiveness. Down-to-earth attitude, very amicable relationship albeit still professional.’

Quality and speed service. They provide advice and solutions in complex operations, with in-depth analysis of the matter. Purposeful and innovative. They do a great job, professionally, cleanly and quickly. All the office staff leaves the ego aside, with the closing of transactions being essential.They do a complete job, helping the customer’s internal teams to make transactions flow better, not just do the basics. I note partner Ramiro Sandoval and associate Roxana Schäfer.’

Lawyers have extensive knowledge of M&A, training abroad, knowledge of the companies they advise. Wide availability and availability. It has customer service and exceptional ability, extensive knowledge and practicality. I highly recommend Ignacio Pesqueira.

Key clients

Sinia Capital

ContourGlobal

Ericsson

Eastman Kodak Company

Ariston Thermo

Johnson Controls

Softbank Group International

PPRO

Spencer Stuart

Life sciences Tier 1

Full-service mainstay, Galicia Abogados S.C.'s ‘very competent, professional team' has 'great knowledge and experience of local and international health legislation', informed by extensive in-house industry experience. Practice head Bernardo Martínez Negrete is primarily focused on all aspects of the pharmaceutical industry, from M&A to clinical trials. A former regional director at generics company, Teva, newly appointed counsel Lisandro Javier Herrerademonstrates great mastery of the topics' and 'a style of work that easily adapts to the needs of clients’; he maintains a broad life-sciences practice. The team advises an impressive portfolio of clients -particularly from the pharmaceutical industry- regarding regulatory, compliance and day-to-day matters, as well as corporate matters, transactions and dispute resolution. A recent headline mandate saw the practice advise the Asociación Mexicana de Industrias de Investigación Farmacéutica (AMIIF), develop a legal defence strategy in the face of the current administration's reform of the public procurement process for medicines (the first changes in 15 years). Experienced associate Luis Marin Tijerina is also noted.

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Testimonials

‘The life sciences practice at Galicia has a very competent professional team, which not only has great knowledge and experience of local and international health legislation, but also all the elements required to serve the needs of its clients and offer innovative, applicable solutions; it also knows how to interpret and adapt in a timely, efficient manner and within the legal framework.’

I would like to highlight the high quality and excellent level of legal services provided by Mr Lisandro Herrera, who has provided us with valuable legal support in structuring highly complex projects. He has demonstrated great mastery of the topics, has a style of work that easily adapts to the needs of clients and personally leads projects.

‘The life sciences practice stands out for its technical knowledge in health law, for its human quality and for their high sense of ethical responsibility with its clients and with the population. The team’s strengths and skills are the technical soundness of their legal analysis and what sets them favourably apart from other law firms is their concern for clients and the effective guarantee of the right to health protection for the population.

The plus that makes them stand out is their ability to understand customer needs. Lisandro Herrera is the lawyer who has always treated us with professionalism and technical knowledge of the area.

Key clients

Mexican Health Foundation (FUNSALUD)

Asociación Mexicana de Industrias de Investigación Farmacéutica (AMIIF)

Sanofi

Merck Sharp & Dohme México

Amazon

Novartis Farmacéutica

Amgen México

Takeda México

AstraZeneca México

Carestream Dental de México

UCB México

Compliance Tier 2

The compliance unit – part of the larger regulatory practice group – at Galicia Abogados S.C. primarily handles day-to-day matters (internal policy design and implementation, training and manuals) and transactional compliance in relation to M&A, joint ventures, and government awards and procurement. It also undertakes defence and representation in investigations before entities including the FTI, Competition Commission and Federal Data Protection Institute, among others. The team is led by Carlos Chávez, who divides his practice between regulated market transactions and compliance and investigations. Fellow partner Humberto Pérez Rocha handles compliance and legal reporting issues related to the financial sector; while senior associate Lisandro Javier Herrera also handles compliance and reporting, in his case in relation to the life sciences sector, and participates in internal investigation matters. Recent matters include preventative advice on the application of anti-corruption laws and internal policies to internal procedures, hires, engagements and events; internal investigations dealing with compliance and environmental regulations; public procurement matters; and executive training.

Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 2

With ‘vast knowledge, dedication and international prestige’ as a corporate powerhouse, Galicia Abogados S.C. has steadily built its disputes capabilities over the last few years and is beginning to reap the rewards of its efforts. If still best known in disputes circles for its litigation capabilities, it also has increasing traction in the arbitral segment, most clearly signalled by its current representation of Carso Gasoductos Norte in a $500m London Court of International Arbitration dispute initiated by Mexican state power entity, Comisión Federal de Electricidad. The team is co-led by Rodrigo Zamora and Cecilla Azar; Zamora specializes in commercial litigation and arbitration and has extensive experience as both counsel and arbitrator. Azar, in turn, as her roles as current president of Intstituto Mexicano de Arbitraje and vice president of the ICC’s Mexico Arbitration Commission would suggest, is arbitration dedicated - particularly in relation to the energy, infrastructure and construction sectors. Key support comes from dedicated senior associate Paola Aldrete (who arrived with Azar from DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano in 2018), and associate Santiago Oñate.

Testimonials

The best of Mexico in this area, vast knowledge, dedication and international prestige.

They have an enviable team. The leaders of the practice (Rodrigo Zamora and Cecilia Azar) are exceptional. Serious, committed and very effective and efficient lawyers. The pair are extremely well-trained attorneys and there is no method of conflict resolution that they do not know how to carry out – from mediation to litigation before state courts. They are lawyers who are distinguished by their argumentation and persuasion skills.’

Their involvement in the case pushes the client to document the case and make decisions.

Key clients

Carso Gasoducto Norte

Energy and natural resources Tier 2

Deeply experienced project development counsel Carlos De Maria y Campos heads the energy, infrastructure and project finance areas at Galicia Abogados S.C., with fellow senior practitioner Francisco Fernández Cueto, who focuses on power and natural gas transactions and project development. The full service firm is one of the market's top choices for energy transactional and financing matters; however, with the modification of the market regulatory framework that has accompanied the present administration, it has found itself increasingly active in complex structural disputes in the sector, such as its representation of Carso Gasoducto Norte in arbitration before the CFE to ensure the juridical security of natural gas transportation service agreements, and in sensitive matters concerning the structure and operation of the wholesale electricity market. Additional key members of the seven-partner team include Alejandro De La Borbolla, Antonio Borja, Eduardo García-Travesi and Ernesto Partida (who made partner in January 2020); all handle energy related infrastructure, project finance and M&A. Both Bernardo Martínez Negrete and Humberto Pérez Rocha also undertake project finance and transactions in the sector in as part of broader, respective, finance and corporate practices.

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Key clients

Sierra Oil & Gas

Nacional Financiera (Nafin)

ContourGlobal

Citibank, BNP Paribas, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Banco Nacional de Comercio Exterior (Bancomext).

Banco Nacional de Comercio Exterior / Banco Sabadell

Carso Gasoducto Norte

Group of Generators / Sellers of energy products  in the third long term energy auction – including Engie, Enel, Canadian Solar, Mitsui, Invenesa, X-Elio, Neoen

Environment Tier 2

Housing a nine-strong environmental team, Galicia Abogados S.C. handles a wide range of issues, from support on major corporate transactions and infrastructure projects, to more specific contamination, water, hazardous waste management and litigation issues. Highly experienced 20-year environmental law veteran Mariana Herrero has broad experience on the environmental aspects of transactional and project development, corporate and liability management, and administrative permitting, among other matters. With over 15 years' experience in environmental matters (notably in complex regulatory issues concerning oil, gas and renewables; environmental impact and risk assessments, remediation and permitting), Carlos Escoto was appointed counsel as of Janaury 2021; he is undoubtedly one to watch. Senior associate Lucía Manzo (environmental law and regulation) is also noted.

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Key clients

ContourGlobal

Citibank

BNP Paribas

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Banco Nacional de Comercio Exterior (Bancomext)

Sociedad Nacional de Crédito

Banco Sabadell

Vertex

Ericsson

Canadian Solar

Korean Export Import Bank

Baywa

Guardian Industries

New Fortress Energy

Kfw

Grupo Bimbo

Balam Fund

Banco Santander

Clarimex

International trade and customs Tier 2

The excellent ‘combination of experience and knowledge’ makes the trade practice at Galicia Abogados S.C. stand out 'above all others’ both ‘individually and as a whole'. Partners Daniel Amézquita and Mario Valencia, who is well-known for his work in contentious customs and tax matters, co-head the team which handles maquila (IMMEX) and PROSEC programmes, certified companies (OEA or C-TPAT equivalent), VAT certificates, quotas, certifications, licences, import and export permits; tariff classifications and compliance with tax and customs obligations, as well as anti-dumping and subsidies investigations, litigation and arbitration processes, and FTA negotiations. All with a focus on the energy, pharmaceutical, automotive, telecommunications, chemical, e-commerce and retail industries. Key support comes from associate Fernando Rodriguez.

Testimonials

‘The advice we have received from them, as well as all the steps taken by the firm, can only receive our utmost gratitude and recognition. They are capable of bringing together various fronts such as commercial, fiscal, administrative, civil, procedural and international.’

‘We have not seen a firm that brings together such a cohesive and competent multidisciplinary team as Galicia Abogados. The experience, knowledge and generosity that they dedicate to the case and to each conversation, leaving no fringe to be tied, makes this team stand out individually and as a whole above all others.’

‘Mario Valencia, José Andrés Muñiz, Daniel Amezquita and Fernando Rodriguez are very well coordinated and never leave a question or doubt unanswered. They have a very good combination of experience and knowledge.’

Key clients

Aeroméxico

Asociación Nacional de Tiendas de Autoservicio y Departamentales (ANTAD)

Asociación Mexicana de Energía Solar Fotovoltaica (ASOLMEX)

BayWa Energy

Blink Solutions (Tycoon)

Tiendas Chedraui

Coppel

Decathlon

Edrington – Macallan

Grupo Celanese

Grupo Modelo

Guru Denim DBA True Religion

Hispacun

HQ México Solar (174 Power Solar)

J A Del Río

Mango Operations

Palacio de Hierro

Sephina Foods

Trina Solar

Vestas WTG México

Projects and infrastructure Tier 2

Full-service major, Galicia Abogados S.C., houses considerable project finance expertise throughout the energy sector, as well as in petrochemicals, transport infrastructure (roads, rail, ports and airports), telecoms and water, among other areas, handling primarily financings, negotiations and transactional matters. An experienced, seven-partner team includes head of the energy, infrastructure and project finance areas, Carlos De Maria y Campos and infrastructure practice co-head Alejandro De La Borbolla (infrastructure and project finance transactions across all areas of infrastructure development). Other key figures in the partner-heavy team include: Francisco Fernández Cueto, who focuses on the development, structuring, financing and operation of energy projects; Bernardo Martínez Negrete, whose practice centres on project finance, health care and M&A; Antonio Borja (project finance, infrastructure and energy); finance specialist Humberto Pérez Rocha, whose practice encompasses project finance, insurance and M&A; and the project finance, infrastructure and M&A-focused Eduardo García-Travesi. Recent matters saw the project-finance and capital-markets teams pair-up to advise the original investors on the $225m refinancing of a wind-power project via a private notes offering. At associate level, senior German Fernández G and associate José Alejandro Cortés are noted; however, environmental senior Jacquelin Gutíerrez moved in house in October 2019, as did associate Santiago Tinoco in February 2020.

Key clients

AES and Grupo BAL

Sinia Capital

Roadis Concesiones

Grupo Azvi-Cointer

Tax Tier 2

The young practice at Galicia Abogados S.C. has repeatedly strengthened itself since its creation four years ago, and now fields a solid 17-strong team of professionals- including four partners - that specializes in matters such as tax consulting, tax controversy, alternative dispute resolution and tax litigation, and has particular strength in international tax matters and cross-border transactions. The department, which is combined with the wealth management area, is led by Gabriela Pellón, who is increasingly well known for her exemplary transactional tax work. Other key partners include Federico Scheffler, who also specializes in transactional tax mandates; Edson Uribe Guerrero, former deputy Chair of the PRODECON, where he was officer in charge of implementing and supervising the first alternative dispute resolution procedure (tax mediation) in Mexico; and Denise Lester, who was promoted to partner in January and focuses on tax litigation matters.

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Key clients

Bimbo

Blue Marine

Grupo México

New Fortress

Tata

InspirED

Citi/ Credit Suisse/ Itaú/ Santander/ Morgan Stanley

Wealth management Tier 2

Galicia Abogados S.C.'s wealth management practice, although young, has amassed considerable know-how in the area thanks to it's combined strength with the firm's solid tax department. The seven-strong team regularly advises individuals, families, family offices and trustees on the legal aspects of estate planning strategies, including tax, corporate governance, real estate, wills, trusts, regulatory compliance and litigation protection. Partners Gabriela Pellón, who focuses on individuals and families regarding international investments and tax compliance, co-leads the department with competition specialist Christian Lippert. Additional capability comes from fellow partner Federico Scheffler, who has broad expertise on all tax aspects of wealth management and estate planning. Strong associate support comes from Cecilia Díaz de Rivera and Fabiola Jiménez.

Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 3

The ‘extraordinary’ disputes practice Galicia Abogados S.C. ‘exceeds expectations’ and increasingly handles a good mix of arbitration and litigation work. Department-head Daniel Amézquita focuses on administrative and constitutional litigation (as well as international trade and commerce); while fellow partner Rodrigo Zamora leads on commercial litigation alongside his arbitration practice. Offering ‘complete availability’, the team has been especially active in constitutional amparo actions, as well as in telecoms and antitrust matters. It advised Soriana, for instance, in successfully overturning a COFECE resolution prohibiting the retailer from a divestiture by means of long-term leasing; and is also counselling a telecoms player on its lodging of an amparo against a MXN$620m fine levied by the Federal Institute of Telecommunications (ITF) as a result of the company's broadcast practices. A strong second line of dedicated senior associates comprises: Iván Valdespino on administrative, constitutional, financial, environmental and energy disputes, along with legal consultancy; while Gilda Velazquez Mason has a sharp focus on administrative and constitutional litigation, as does Diego Manzano Barragan. However, former senior Javier Bravo Soler left the firm in April 2020.

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Testimonials

‘It is an extraordinary team. Professional and committed, they have the highest technical quality.

They took a real interest in solving the matter, that is, they appropriated it not as advisers but as a real extension of the company. There is a lot of determination and alternatives were sought to achieve a favorable solution. The team exceeds expectations and at a comparative level it seems to me that they exceeded market standards. Hand in hand with the previous answer, the firm’s lawyers really took ownership of the matter and joined the company as a team. The difference lies in the complete availability of the lawyers to go and seek solutions before the judges in charge of the issue without there being a problem of determination in exposing our point of view, achieving the sustained conviction of the judges.

Daniel Amezquita and Gilda Velazquez – discussion and technical argumentation regarding Amparos.

Their best quality was to look for alternative arguments that would allow the achievement of the objective, and to accept and listen to proposals from our perspective. Daniel Amezquita is outstanding.’

Key clients

Organización Soriana

Cementos Apasco

Cámara Nacional de la Industria de la Cerveza y de la Malta

Termo WTE

Igasamex Bajio

Eólica de Coahuila

Iberdrola Energía (Monterrey, Altamira and La Laguna)

Coppel

Equipos para Redes Eléctricas del Centro

Scotiabank Inverlat

Nueva Wal-Mart de México

Bankruptcy and restructuring Tier 4

The practice at Galicia Abogados S.C. tackles insolvency issues from an all-round perspective, providing advice that covers tax, contracts, international law and other areas, both in out-of-court workouts and bankruptcy litigation. Acting primarily on the creditor side, practice head Eugenio Sepúlveda has participated in large-scale bankruptcy proceedings in the aviation, real estate and manufacturing industries.

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Key clients

GeoMaq bondholders ad hoc committee

Och-Ziff Management

Natixis

Societe Generale

Scotiabank

20th Century Fox

Chobani

Grupo Acir

Local State Government in Mexico

Cementos Moctezuma

Insurance Tier 4

The practice at Galicia Abogados S.C. is sought out by domestic and foreign entities and corporations looking for advice regarding their operations in Mexico. With transactional expert Humberto Pérez Rocha at the forefront, the department advises clients on insurance-related corporate matters and regulatory issues, and in connection with the analysis and negotiation of claims; while also regularly representing insurance and surety companies before the Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público and the Comisión Nacional de Seguros y Fianzas, regarding the regulatory aspect of their day-to-day operations. 

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Key clients

Metlife Mexico

HSBC Seguros

Sura Seguros México (formerly Royal & Sun Alliance Seguros – México)

Cesce Seguros

Citibanamex Seguros

Zurich Compañia de Seguros

Pensiones Sura

HSBC Pensiones

Real estate Tier 4

The July 2020 departure of practice co-head Alejandro Trujillo to establish his own boutique (taking several associates with him), was undoubtedly a blow to the department at Galicia Abogados S.C. that he helped build, but is far from being its demise. The team continues to advise on a broad range of sector issues, ranging from due diligence and risk analysis (including environmental and regulatory aspects), leasing, urbanization, property development and operation, condominiums and fractional ownership, public and private investment, and with administrative procedures and legal audits. Former co-head Ramiro Sandoval has taken on full leadership of the practice; he has extensive experience in acquisitions and divestitures, public and private market joint ventures, structuring and the formation of private equity funds and REITs, primarily with a focus on mixed use projects and in the hospitality industry. José Visoso, who has actively advised financial institutions in local and cross-border transactions as well as both sellers and purchaser in M&A deals, is another key partner. Associate support comes from Guillermo Para and Mariana Islas.

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Testimonials

Their practice is exceptional. They have an excellent business oriented service and really become partners of the companies they work with.’

Key clients

Credit Suisse

Acosta Verde

Promecap / Rodina

Artha Capital

Acciona Parque Reforma

Walton Street Capital

Alignmex Real Estate Capital

Banamex

Azora Capital

Grupo Sordo Madaleno

BK Partners

Fibra HD

Planigrupo

TMT Tier 4

Full service major, Galicia Abogados S.C. maintains a six-strong telecoms team as part of its wider regulatory practice group of 16 lawyers which, on the telecom-side, handles day-to-day matters, transactional operations and  administrative disputes; and on the technology side, undertakes regulatory, competition, privacy, tax and intellectual property matters, as well as fintech and transactions. Carlos Chávez is a regulated markets specialist with a strong specialisation in competition matters and public sector contracting; he leads on all the firm's telecom and media matters. Key support comes from associates Irma Ross, who leads the firm's IP practice and has experience across IT, data privacy and administrative litigation; and Maite Celorio, who focuses on telecom, regulated markets and competition, as well as having a sub-specialization in the telecoms and IT sector. Administrative litigator Gilda Velazquez Mason also handles telecoms, privacy and data protection matters as required.

Testimonials

Ethics and commitment.

The solid and extensive experience of its lawyers.

 

 

Since its establishment, Galicia Abogados has been considered one of Mexico’s most respected law firms and a market leader.

Galicia Abogados is recognized for its participation in sophisticated transactions and its multidisciplinary approach and leadership in five strategic sectors: finance, energy and infrastructure, private equity, real estate, and regulated industries. It is a multidisciplinary firm that differentiates itself by achieving greater specialization by sectors, which are addressed through the combination of its practice areas and is reinforced by its arbitration and commercial litigation as well as by its administrative and tax litigation practices. It is also regarded as being a solution-oriented firm, whose lawyers proactively facilitate transactions and make business happen.

The firm seeks and trains highly qualified professionals with international presence, most of whom have studied at prestigious universities and have worked at leading law firms in the United States, Europe, and Latin America

Teamwork, its dynamic approach to business, it’s drive and commitment to be its clients’ preferred business partner, while maintaining a human quality, strong values and empathy, makes Galicia Abogados stand out as the leading and reliable law firm that confirms its purpose.

The firm and each of its members are committed to generate growth for its clients, its community and its people.

The firm works with a network of high-profile international law firms throughout North and Latin America, Europe and Asia, in order to support its clients with a global reach and strong local business knowledge and sensibility.

The firm focuses not only on helping its clients to fairly express their interests, but also characterizes itself for taking into consideration the point of view of others, thus achieving results which are innovative and in line with its clients’ needs and businesses.

Over the last 24 years, the firm has had the privilege of being part of landmark transactions which have helped build a more competitive Mexico facing the challenges of the 21st century and allow the firm to continue its drive to generate growth, lead the market with social responsibility and strong values.

The firm is committed and strives to make sure that each acquisition, each securities issuance, each energy and infrastructure project it helps develop and finance, and each transaction that it participates in, translates into economic development and social benefits, for which it is devoted to drive the growth: (i) of its clients, helping them to make the best possible decisions in order to improve their business performance; (ii) of the firm, ensuring financial sustainability in order to achieve transcendence by investing time and talent in projects which go beyond its businesses and which benefit Mexico; and (iii) of its human capital, creating the institutional conditions needed to meet their maximum potential, by creating incentives, training opportunities and personal development.

Other offices: Monterrey (Av Ricardo Margain 440 Piso 9 Despacho 901, Valle del Campestre, San Pedro Garza Garcia, N.L. 66259, T: +52 81 9689 9030)

Department Name Email Telephone
M&A and private equity Manuel Galicia
M&A and private equity Ignacio Pesqueira
M&A and private equity José Visoso
M&A and private equity Arturo Perdomo
M&A and private equity Héctor Kuri
Banking and finance Manuel Galicia
Banking and finance Arturo Perdomo
Banking and finance José Visoso
Banking and finance Humberto Pérez Rocha
Capital markets Manuel Galicia
Capital markets Arturo Perdomo
Capital markets Maurice Berkman
Capital markets Guillermo Pérez Santiago
Energy, oil and gas Carlos de María
Energy, oil and gas Francisco Fernández
Energy, oil and gas Antonio Borja
Energy, oil and gas Eduardo García-Travesi
Tax Gabriela Pellón
Antitrust and regulatory Christian Lippert
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