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

Bello, Gallardo, Bonequi y García, S.C.
CDMX 01210

TMT Tier 1

Super specialisedBello, Gallardo, Bonequi y García, S.C. is valued by clients for its ‘responsiveness and personal attention, clarity of presentation, business involvement, and very pragmatic approach’. Moreover, the lawyers have ‘deep knowledge regarding the regulatory environment in Mexico and a good relationship with the authorities, allowing them to provide excellent advice’. Twelve dedicated practitioners handle TMT and data protection matters, with recent highlights including advising Tele Facil on regulatory and litigation matters related to a $500m interconnection dispute with Telmex; and successfully representing pharmaceutical company Uquifa in a constitutional action against a procedure initiated by the Federal Telecommunications Institute (FTI) in relation to telecoms matters. The practice also provides ongoing legal and regulatory advice to a number of telecommunications operators, amongst them CenturyLink, which recently instructed the firm on a major corporate and licence restructuring, including the transition from a public telecommunications network concession to a sole concession under the recent Federal Telecommunications and Broadcasting Law. Carlos Bello, Hector Guzman, and Rolando Guevara co-head the team. The ‘terrific and very responsive' Bello is ‘an expert in TMT law in Mexico, but he also understands his clients' practical business needs’. Guzman handles data protection issues, dividing his time between Madrid and Mexico City. Senior associate Carlos Diaz is a ‘meticulous lawyer with broad experience. You can always be sure that his advice will be accurate and innovative’. Federico de Palacio is another name to note. Other clients include Bytedance, Echostar Corporation, Ericsson, Wavy, T-Systems, Cisco, ACN (Flashmobile), Indeed, Altán Redes, and IG Networks Mexico.

Insurance Tier 3

The 10-strong team at Bello, Gallardo, Bonequi y García, S.C. advises insurance institutions and insurance brokers on compliance, the structuring of new insurance products, administrative procedures and litigation, and transactions with insurance and surety companies, as well as on day-to-day corporate and regulatory matters, including via placing lawyers on secondment with clients, such as Aon, with which the firm has a longstanding relationship and to which it provides assistance on all insurance and reinsurance matters, including corporate, regulatory and compliance, employment, data protection, and litigation. In other work the practice advised: Preminen on reviewing and preparing insurance agreements to be executed with Qualitas Insurance and Rastreator; Seguros Banorte on several insurance litigation cases, including against CFE (Federal Electricity Commission); and it continued to assist Sedna Hospital in the due diligence of its insurance programme. The team is co-led by Miguel Gallardo Guerra, Juan Bonequi (litigation), and Federico de Palacio, with support from senior associate Javier Pérez. Other clients include Uber, AIG, Seguros Sura, Prudential Seguros Mexico, and Seguros Falabella.

Banking and finance Tier 4

The 19-strong team at Bello, Gallardo, Bonequi y García, S.C. continues to focus on regulatory and compliance matters but also counts on an impressive fintech law practice; clients such as Deutsche Bank, Citibanamex, MUFG Bank México, and Credit Suisse often request the departments lawyers on secondment, such is their expertise in these sub-sectors. Recent work saw the team assist Citibanamex with credit agreements executed with the banks clients; Banco Santander and Banco Multiva with corporate audits of clients; and Banorte in banking, insurance and litigation matters. Morgan Stanley is also a client. Compliance and AML expert Miguel Gallardo Guerra leads the practice, which includes Juan Carlos Morales and Federico de Palacio (who also handle corporate matters), Juan Carlos Tejado (who also covers capital markets), senior counsel Adolfo Hegewisch, and senior associates David Durán, Javier Pérez, and Enrique Mata.

Energy and natural resources Tier 5

Bello, Gallardo, Bonequi y García, S.C. has a diverse practice that regularly advises on major upstream and downstream projects and acquisitions, and also supports clients in the power sector. The firm recently advised a major oil-and-gas company on the acquisition of an interest in one of Mexico's shallow-water offshore exploration-and-production blocks. Miguel Gallardo Guerra and Mauricio Cuellar Gamboa are both very active in the sector.

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