Firm Profile > Bello, Gallardo, Bonequi y García, S.C. > Mexico City, Mexico

Bello, Gallardo, Bonequi y García, S.C.
AGUSTIN MANUEL CHAVEZ 1 – 001
COL. CENTRO DE CIUDAD SANTA FE
CDMX 01210
Mexico

Compliance Tier 1

Primarily focused on the financial sector, the compliance practice at Bello, Gallardo, Bonequi y García, S.C. ‘displays adaptability, willingness and availability'. The 20-strong team handles the spectrum of AML, privacy, anti-corruption and general regulatory matters. Head of the firm's financial services practice Miguel Gallardo has over 20 years' specialization in banking, compliance and insurance work; a National Banking and Securities Commission (NBSC) certified anti-money laundering (AML) expert, he currently acts as compliance officer for Braskem México, among other appointments. Heading the firm's Madrid office, dual-qualified (Spain/Mexico) Héctor Guzmán Rodríguez specializes in data protection matters and is CIPP/E-certified with regard to GDPR legislation; while banking-and-compliance senior counsel Adolfo Hegewisch is currently on secondment as general counsel to Deutsche Bank Mexico. Recent matters have seen the team provide a combination of compliance, regulatory, AML and data privacy advice to, among others: Credit Suisse, Nu Bank, Banco Inmobiliario Mexicano, Citibanamex, banco Multiva, Credicer and Deutsche Bank, among others. Additional key practitioners include senior associate and director of the firm's healthcare practice Javier Pérez: an NBSC-certified AML expert and authorized financial-institution compliance officer, he too is currently on secondment at Deutsche Bank. Alejandro Lobato is similarly qualified, his practice focusing more on healthcare and insurance matters; while senior counsel Samuel Rivero, in the Querétaro office (opened 2018), can draw on more than ten years' in-house experience in senior compliance roles, most recently at Scotiabank. The firm is also currently advising more than 65 non-banking financial institutions (SOFOMs), including providing representation before authorities such as the NBSC and CONDUSEF.

Testimonials

BGBG has accompanied us in complex and multidisciplinary processes, always with the best disposition and a lot of professionalism. It has been able to adapt to the changes and demands of our industry with a complete and modern proposal. It displays adaptability, willingness and availability.

They provide specialised knowledge in all matters related to the compliance of Juntos Financiera in relation to the prevention of money laundering and terrorism, in addition to authorisation from the authorities of the team that attends to us.

Service, attention and attitude, professional capacity, constant updating and preparation. We’d highlight: Miguel Gallardo, Daniela Alejanadra Lobato, Monica Barrios Trejo, Javier Perez, Federico de Palacio, Juan Carlos Morales Hector Guzman, Jonathan Rangel, Juan Bonequi and Samuel Rivero.

Key clients

AirBnB

Alternativa Financiera Prosesa

Amicorp México

Banco Inmobiliario Mexicano

CitiBanamex

Banco Sabadell

Banco Santander

Banco Mercantil del Norte

MUFG

Bloom Emprendedores

Braskem México Proyectos

Capital Vertical Promotora Empresarial

Crecer Solución Inmediata

Credisocial México

Credit Suisse

Crédito Especializado Stándar

Crédito Real

Daimler Financial Services

Deutsche Bank México

Deutsche Securities

Element

Engenium Capital

Finae

Finalux

Fincrece

Grupo Capital Vertical

Impulso Crediticio Empresarial

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Mexico (ICBC)

Mercado Libre

Morgan Stanley México

Multi-Apoyos de Capital

Mutua Altiplano

Palace Resorts Capital

SAB Capital

Servicios Liquick

Structura Capital Management

Toyota Financial Services

UBS Asesores México

Vinta Capital

Vision F México

Evo Payments

Banco Multiva

Volkswagen Leasing

Femsa

Nu Bank

TMT Tier 1

For some clients, Bello, Gallardo, Bonequi y García, S.C. is ‘hands down the most recommendable law firm in Mexico for TMT’. The twelve-strong team of experts offers a ‘deep knowledge of the industry and extensive experience with all new ventures in the telecommunications sector, as well as in the treatment of regulatory obligations’. Founding partner Carlos Bello, ‘one of the most recognized experts in the country’; Hector Guzman, and Rolando Guevara co-head the team which recently advised Tele Facil on regulatory and litigation matters as part of a $500m international arbitration related to interconnection matters, and is currently assisting Airbus with all the legal and regulatory matters required to operate the first Public Safety Mobile Virtual Network Operator (S-MVNO) in Mexico. Specialised senior associate Carlos J Diaz Sobrino focuses on telecoms, media, technology, data protection, corporate law and M&A; and 2019-arrival, head of the IP practice Jonathan Rangel, is also active in the practice. Since publication, Diaz Sobrino has been raised to the partnership - effective as of February 2021.

Testimonials

Without a doubt, it is a team of experts in the field, always ready to provide the best possible services, attending at all times to the business needs of the company. Carlos Bello: expertise, attitude, willingness, openness and understanding of the needs of the company.

-Deep knowledge of the industry and extensive experience with all new ventures in the telecommunications sector. -Extensive experience in the treatment of regulatory obligations.-The TMT practice is complemented by other practices such as data protection, this within the same office, which makes for comprehensive services.-Strong negotiation skills.

Carlos Bello is highly recognized and highly regarded in the telecommunications industry. His ability to easily transmit information is of great help. He has a deep understanding of regulatory obligations in the sector.’

It is a team of young lawyers with great experience, a sense of the client and adaptation to technology companies. In my experience, it compares favourably with any internationally recognised firm and they offer attractive fee-rates depending on the client’s needs, always looking for a long-term relationship.’

They offer a serious legal advisory service with an excellent level of depth in regulatory matters. Carlos Díaz and Carlos Bello together with their teams have been advising us on Federal motor transport issues, as well as logistics related issues. Regarding the fin-tech sector, Miguel Gallardo will form part of our regulatory entity, occupying a position on the board of directors as an external director.’

Bello, Gallardo, Bonequi y García (BGBG) is hands down the most recommendable law firm in Mexico for TMT (Telecom, Technology & Media) matters.’

The strongest aspect of this firm is Carlos Bello, founding partner and one of the most recognized expert in telecommunications in the country. Working with Carlos is always enjoyable, because he keeps his professionalism while positively dealing with complex matters, and understands the needs of the client.’

BGBG understands the national regulations and developments like no other, and is an irreplaceable partner in navigating the obstacles this heavy regulated industry imposes on businesses.’

Carlos Bello is the stand-out partner in BGBG for TMT issues. He has connections within the government and the industry, always keeps up to date with new developments, and provides efficient opinions and results.’

BGBG represents a one-stop shop. They will handle your work as one, highly coordinated and informed. They are a large firm with “boutique” customer service. Highly knowledgable of the industry. Well connected and informed with the latest news and potential impact to your business. Great service. Easy to engage with at the most difficult times.’

They are always available, at any time. They always attend with an excellent attitude and above all, with the staff who can help you. In the particular case, I have always worked with Carlos Bello and his service is excellent.’

Key clients

Echostar/Hughes

Mercado Libre

Airbus

Thales

International Telecommunications Union

Marlink

T-Systems

Orange

Verizon

Tele Facil

Bosch

Seguritech

Altan Redes

Cisco

Microsoft

Centurylink

Wavy

Hispasat

Grupo Palace Resorts

Flash Mobile

Oxxo

Femsa

Didi

Daimler Financial Services

Esmero

Huya

OPPO

Nikkei FT

Oxio

PFSweb

Sony Interactive Entertainment

Speedcast

Thema America

Volkswagen Leasing

Banorte

Proeza (Astrum)

Insurance Tier 3

With a presence of nearly 20 years in the Mexican market, Bello, Gallardo, Bonequi y García, S.C., houses a specialized insurance practice focused on advising insurance institutions and insurance brokers regarding compliance, the structuring of new insurance products, administrative procedures and litigation, as well as representing clients in transactions with insurance and surety companies. Additionally, the ten-strong team covers day-to-day corporate and regulatory matters, including via placing lawyers on secondment with clients. Compliance expert and founding partner, Miguel Gallardo, co-heads the department in conjunction with fellow founding partner and seasoned litigator Juan Bonequi, and senior associate Javier Pérez, who also leads the healthcare practice.

Key clients

AON

Seguros Sura

Prudential

Uber

AIG

Hospital Sedna

Seguros Banorte

AirBnB

Mercado Libre

Banking and finance Tier 4

Bello, Gallardo, Bonequi y García, S.C. is a popular choice among many international and local clients, and is well-known for its high specialization in compliance, banking regulatory issues and financings in Mexico. The 19-strong team, which has also developed a significant fintech practice, is led by Miguel Gallardo Guerra, a frequent advisor to big-name financial institutions on both regulatory and compliance matters. Other highlighted names of the department include partner Juan Carlos Morales, who is also prominent in handling corporate mandates; and senior associate Javier Pérez.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

The people who attended us from Bello, Gallardo, Bonequi y García are incomparable and surpass expectations. They are excellent professionals and unique human beings with an unbeatable sense of service.

We had a lot of contact with Miguel Gallardo, he was always attentive to the evolution of the work, always ready to help in the best possible way, directing his team in the best way to achieve the desired objective with concrete, quick answers, unbeatable attention and always with the best service attitude.

Faced with a very tight schedule to complete the requested operation and multiple comments from the counterparts and the reviewing authority, the firm gave prompt and professional attention to any request for information.’

Miguel Gallardo Guerra, as a partner, was personally involved in every requirement. Not only in the entire process of the operation but also in the face of additional requirements from intermediaries and external auditors, providing the necessary information and supporting documents. Unlike other firms, he put the relationship with the client first and understood the possibility of a long-term relationship instead of each requirement involving an additional payment – that is only achieved with a lawyer who understands the stages and complications that a delicate operation in the capital market brings in a volatile environment.’

Key clients

AirBnB

Alternativa Financiera Prosesa

Amicorp México

Banco Inmobiliario Mexicano

CitiBanamex

Banco Sabadell

Banco Santander

Banco Mercantil del Norte

MUFG

Bloom Emprendedores

Braskem México Proyectos

Capital Vertical Promotora Empresarial

Crecer Solución Inmediata

Credisocial México

Credit Suisse

Crédito Especializado Stándar

Crédito Real

Daimler Financial Services

Deutsche Bank México

Deutsche Securities

Element

Engenium Capital

Finae

Finalux

Fincrece

Grupo Capital Vertical

Impulso Crédito Empresarial

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Mexico (ICBC)

Mercado Libre

Morgan Stanley México

Multi-Apoyos de Capital

Mutua Altiplano

Palace Resorts Capital

SABCAPITAL

Servicios Liquick

Structura Capital Management

Toyota Financial Services

UBS Asesores México

Vinta Capital

Vision F México

Evo Payments

Banco Multiva

Volkswagen Leasing

Nu Bank

PEMEX

Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 4

Newcomer to the ranking, Bello, Gallardo, Bonequi y García, S.C. fields a ‘team of highly qualified professionals who master the timing and development of the case very well’ and who have a particular focus on civil, commercial and constitutional litigation. The ‘brilliantJuan Bonequi heads the 11-strong department; he has over 20 years' complex-litigation experience -primarily civil, commercial, financial, constitutional (and amparo) law, as well as bankruptcy proceedings. The firm's expertise in areas such as financial regulations, compliance and telecommunications ensure it has a flow of complex matters along with more typical commercial disputes; a recent case in point saw the team represent Deutsche Bank Trustee in judicial proceedings in connection to its right to resign as trustee on the grounds of the parties (settlors and beneficiaries) failure to provide it with the information required to comply with Mexican legal anti-money-laundering requirements. Elia Sosa (civil and commercial litigation), Héctor Yañez (civil liability cases, punitive damages and administrative matters), and 2018-arrival Cinthya González (constitutional litigation and amparos), constitute a strong, specialised second tier of senior associates. Since publication the firm has promoted Sosa to the partnership, effective as of February 2021.

Testimonials

They are a team of highly qualified professionals who master the timing and development of the case very well. I like their ability to be accessible at any time, clearly explaining what their strategy and risks are going to be. Juan Bonequi is a brilliant professional, with a great command of the litigation area. In addition to being a great expert, he communicates the strategy to follow very well and foresees the strategies of his counterpart. His partner Carlos Bello is an expert in telecommunications. They know how to build a climate of trust and proximity that I have not found in other offices.

The firm Bello, Gallardo, Bonequi and Garcia has a great litigation team, with a lot of experience.The most prominent lawyer in the litigation practice is Juan Bonequi.

The lawyers Omar Canuto and Iván Eleazar, communication with them is efficient, in addition to that they attend in time and form everything that is asked of them.’

Key clients

Becton Dickinson de Mexico

Banco Mercantil del Norte

American International Group (AIG)

Autogermanica

Deutsche Bank Mexico

Scotia Bank Mexico

Evo Payments Mexico

Nissan Mexicana

Hisense Mexico

thyssenkrupp

Sandvik Mexicana

Seguros Banorte

Hispasat

Echostar Corporation

Fundacion Teleton

A-SAFE

Industrias Gaffel

Daimler

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (Mexico)

Nielsen Mexico

Intellectual property Tier 4

The incorporation of the ‘very knowledgeable, competent, strategic-minded and dedicated,' senior associate Jonathan Rangel, has clearly boosted the presence of Bello, Gallardo, Bonequi y García, S.C. in the Mexican IP market. As well as reinforcing the litigation-side of the practice, his arrival has also allowed the practice to secure an interesting roster of clients. He leads a team of ‘well-prepared experts’ with proven experience in intellectual property matters, that includes key practitioners Carlos Bello, who focuses on copyrights and related internet issues, and the head of corporate Juan Carlos Morales. Since publication the firm has promoted Rangel to the partnership, effective as of Febraury 2021.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

It has a team of well-prepared experts with strategic skills that benefit its clients. Jonathan Rangel, who leads the intellectual property area, is a highly technical lawyer with a risk approach, so his preventive and reactive advice (at the litigation level) is comprehensive and solid for the benefit of his clients.’

‘The team is compact, that is, everyone knows about the matters they handle, so client service is always exceptional, a response is always received on time and in an optimal manner regardless of which team member issues it, which shows that their internal communication is very good. Each team member knows his or her skills and exercises them fervently in each of the cases entrusted to them, one of the best qualities being the time they invest in each case to obtain the most effective solution for the client. In comparison to other practices, the level of attention is very personalized and proactive, the follow-up to the cases is detailed and punctual.’

Their lawyers stand out for the level of experience and study that they give to each of the cases, that is to say, each new case is studied in detail no matter how simple or complex it may seem, thus giving a specific solution to the particular problem.’

‘Jonathan Rangel, extrapolates all the possibilities in each litigious case that is presented to him, offering a strategy and possible solution based on all the possible scenarios, thus facilitating the decision making process of the clients. His legal opinions make it easier for clients to make the right decisions for the proper safeguarding of their intellectual property rights.

I think the strong point of the team is the good communication between lawyers and that the specialties of each one of them are very defined. The treatment is fundamental; always professional but with a touch of friendship.’

The team has proven its comprehensive knowledge not only in the field of intellectual property but also in general principles of law as well as with regard to practical and strategic issues, which resulted in very valuable legal and practical advice. The team is also very well connected as a consequence of its long-standing participation in industry events, lectures and the like. It is admittedly the first Mexican firm I am fully convinced of and have no concerns about, whatsoever

To me, Mr. Jonathan Rangel stands out as a very knowledgeable, competent, far-sighted, strategic minded and dedicated lawyer. He has a very short response time and is very reliable in organizing his docket. His advice is always on target, resulting from his many years of experience. Moreover, his knowledge of the English language is excellent, which, alas, is not the case with many other Mexican firms. Lastly, his manner of displaying even complex circumstances is very graphic and easy to understand

Key clients

Hisense USA Corporation

Thema America

Pietra Gallery

Sonora Agropecuaria

Alsea

Herbalife International de Mexico

Toyoda Van Moppes

Energy and natural resources Tier 5

Bello, Gallardo, Bonequi y García, S.C. is increasingly leveraging its sophistication in regulatory matters into broader involvement in energy-related matters, including integrated power-project development mandates. More generally, however, it assists with all types of sector related licences and permitting (particularly regarding mid- and downstream oil and gas), along with compliance matters for a client roster including Puma, Total and Iberdrola. The small team is co-led by 25-year corporate and energy veteran Juan Carlos Morales, and senior associate Rodolfo Reyes Ibañez, who since his 2018 arrival has been appointed head of energy and infrastructure. The team also has expertise in bidding procedures before private and public entities.

Key clients

Total México

Y&V Ingeniería

John Deere

Renaissance Oil Corp

Puma Energy

Jaguar Exploración y Producción de Hidrocarburos

Lumex Operación

Petrolera de Amatitlán

Shandong Kerui

Q Max México

Key Energy Services

Enventure Global Technologies

Scantech

TYSE

Haitong Bank

Canacaol CNE Oil & Gas

Grupo De Acero

Grupo Topaz Energía

Iberdrola

Lynx Solutions

Spectrum Servicios Técnicos

Grupo Pochteca

Business Sweden

Lukoil Overseas Service

Crédito Real

Tradeco Droup

Grupo Lucalza

Braskem IDESA

Sandvik de México

Acciona Energía México

Veolia Group México

Solar City

Tesla

Transportes Rapid Marvat

Established in 2001, BGBG has become a significant player in the Mexican legal market, meeting the growing need for specialized legal counseling. The versatility of its members allows BGBG to offer personalised services in each of its areas of practice. Professionalism, quality services and a results-driven culture distinguish BGBG from other major law firms in Mexico. A real global expertise, hands-on experience and an excellent academic background constitute the main assets of its members.

Main areas of practice
Banking, finance and anti-money laundering: provision of services to Mexican and foreign financial entities and institutions, such as financial groups, banks, brokerage houses, securities brokers, insurance companies, investment bankers, mutual funds, non-bank financial entities and representative offices.

Corporate/M&A: provision of services related to incorporation of legal entities, mergers and acquisitions, trust agreements and foreign investment issues.

Privacy and data protection: BGBG has become one of the leading Mexican firms providing advice and solutions to comply with national and international privacy and data protection laws. Services provided in this area include: (i) compliance projects for private parties and public authorities; (ii) GDPR compliance; (iii) self-regulatory policies; (iv) legal advice before investigations and infringement procedures before DPAs; (v) data protection training, and (vi) design and implementation of privacy policies.

Energy and infrastructure: highly specialized team with experience in the natural gas, electricity and hydrocarbons sectors, rendering services to multinational clients both as internal and external advisors. BGBG is actively involved in advising E&P clients on exploration and production projects in Mexico.

Government procurement: legal advice includes revision of the procurement rules, participation at all stages of the procurement, negotiation of government contracts and administrative litigation.

Government relations: analysis of draft laws and regulations, representation at industry associations, and handling all relations with federal, state or local authorities.

Insurance/reinsurance: BGBG services Mexican and foreign clients in the insurance/reinsurance industries, including anti-money laundering, transactional and regulatory, corporate, contractual and business matters.

Intellectual property: registry of trademarks, trade names and other intellectual property rights; specialized advice in connection with copyrights, as well as other legal aspects related to the film making, musical, audiovisual and entertainment business; and administrative disputes related to the nullity, expiration, cancellation and violations of intellectual property rights, and disloyal competition.

Litigation/dispute resolution: BGBG offers litigation services, including: civil or commercial proceedings, including ‘amparo’ constitutional proceedings, financial, corporate and contractual disputes, bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings; proceedings brought in connection with civil damages, punitive damages and general liability matters, including actions brought by governmental agencies or offices; cross-border disputes; and mediation/arbitration proceedings.

TMT (telecoms, media and technology): regulatory issues, compliance for concessions and authorizations, representing sovereign states and corporations before international organizations, advising content providers for television, radio and digital media, advice on the outsourcing of technology services in the private sector, as well as for the drafting of IT agreements, advice on the development of IT projects, compliance of regulatory aspects of media, advertising, e-commerce and intellectual property in the cloud.

Other offices: Madrid

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking, finance and anti-money laundering Miguel Gallardo-Guerra
Banking, finance and anti-money laundering David Duran-Molina
Corporate/M&A Federico De Palacio-RuizCabañas
Corporate/M&A Juan Carlos Morales de Teresa
Data protection Hector E Guzman-Rodriguez
Energy and infrastructure Mauricio Cuellar-Gamboa
Government procurement and relations Carlos A Bello-Hernandez
Insurance/reinsurance Miguel Gallardo-Guerra
Insurance/reinsurance Javier Perez-Moreno
Intellectual property Lilia Aguilar-Herrera
Litigation/dispute resolution Juan F Bonequi-Herrera
Litigation/dispute resolution Hector Yañez-Narvaez
TMT Carlos A Bello-Hernandez
TMT Rolando Guevara-Martinez
TMT Carlos J Diaz-Sobrino
Other fee-earners : 55
Total staff : 75
Partners : 9