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CORPORATIVO CITI CENTER, INSURGENTES SUR 1602, PISO 11 OFICINA 1102, COL. CREDITO CONSTRUCTOR, 03940 MEXICO
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Work +52 55 5062 0050
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www.solcargo.com.mx

Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC’s managing partner Claus Von Wobeser is ‘pretty much the father of arbitration in Mexico’. A highly respected practitioner, he and Adrián Magallanes recently represented Anheuser-Busch in an investment treaty arbitration against the Republic of Mexico, as well as handling an ICC arbitration for a client in the port and maritime sector. Marco Tulio Venegas is also held in high regard. Practice head at Solcargo, Fernando Pérez Correa has represented Comisión Federal de Electricidad in a number of ICC arbitrations and also has experience acting as an arbitrator. At Santamarina y Steta, Fernando del Castillo is ‘an able advocate with a first-rate strategic vision’. The solid arbitration practice at González de Cossío Abogados, SC is led by Francisco González de Cossío; a member of the LCIA and president of the Centro de Arbitraje de la Industria de la Construcción, Gónzalez de Cossío is a noted practitioner with experience as counsel and arbitrator in both domestic and international arbitration cases. ‘An increasingly prominent figure’, Galicia Abogados SC’ Rodrigo Zamora Etcharren has particular expertise in handling energy and construction-related disputes as both counsel and arbitrator. Wöss & Partners’ founding partner, Herfried Wöss, has extensive experience of ICC arbitration, particularly in the energy and infrastructure sectors; he is currently president of a $200m-plus LCIA tribunal.

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Mexico

Bankruptcy and restructuring
Bankruptcy and restructuring - ranked: tier 1

Solcargo

The ‘great’ 12-strong bankruptcy and restructuring team at Solcargo impresses clients with its ‘cross-border acumen and thoughtful strategy’. One noted the team is ‘quick to check conflicts, to address our immediate needs, present strategy, and have an understanding of complex international issues’. Another pointed to the lawyers’ professional qualities, such as ‘attitude and aptitude’ and ‘depth in dealing with the issues at hand’. The practice group represents both creditors and the companies subject to bankruptcy proceedings and has acted on some of the most important cases of the last years – most notably, the bankruptcy of Compañía Mexicana de Aviación (Mexicana) – including, with Fernando Pérez Correa, acting in the roles of comptroller, receiver, and conciliator. The team’s ongoing highlight cases include acting as receiver (liquidator) to the estate of ARC Internacional México; as IFECOM-appointed conciliator/mediator in the bankruptcy proceeding of Retículas Gráficas; representing the debtors in the Turbo (fmly: Biciclo) and TGC Ingeniería bankruptcies; and representing CVI Global Lux Oil and Gas 2 as creditors in the Oceanografía insolvency case. The team also assisted Novus Intellego in the insolvency of Avalon Marine (fmly: DyR Evya), in which obtained its client the status of sole secured creditor. In other headline work, the team acted as counsel to Zuma Energía in the liquidation proceedings of Banca Cremi, a complicated case that has lasted for over 11 years involving one of the main Mexican banks of the 90s. Pérez Correa leads the practice, supported by dedicated right-hand man Abimael Hernández; according to clients ‘they stand out as a good team’, bringing ‘capacity, knowledge, responsibility, strategy and concrete execution’ to the table. The practice also counts on José Covarrubias on the litigious side, and associate Zulima González.

Leading lawyers

Fernando Pérez Correa - Solcargo

Next generation lawyers

Abimael Hernández - Solcargo

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Solcargo

Solcargo is praised for its ‘personalised service’ and ‘extraordinary follow-up to the cases assigned to it’. ‘Extremely professional’ founding partner Luis Gonzalez and associate Lydia Solis are ‘especially competent’ on corporate matters and have a strong network of clients in the private equity and venture capital sectors. Recent highlights include advising Nautic Partners on its multimillion takeover of distribution company Endries Mexico. The firm also acted on the establishment of Dux Capital, a $15m fund for high-impact seed investments in Mexico, and the launch of Demeter Capital, a $60m venture capital fund investing in Mexico’s agribusiness sector.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Solcargo

Solcargo provides ‘the highest level of service’ and is praised for its ‘excellent strategic decision-making, response times and availability’. Practice co-heads Fernando Pérez Correa and José Covarrubias ‘always give good and realistic advice’, and are ‘true partners of the client’s business’. The firm’s expertise covers financial services, real estate, aviation and complex corporate disputes, and it also has a very strong track record in international arbitration and investment treaty claims. It has recently represented Japan Tobacco International in a series of disputes against a former distributor, including the enforcement of a multimillion-dollar ICC arbitration award. The firm also achieved a favourable result for the Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes in an ad hoc arbitration brought by the operator of an international bridge. Other clients include Hyundai, G500 Group, and the Comisión Federal de Electricidad.

Leading lawyers: Litigation

Fernando Pérez Correa - Solcargo

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 4

Solcargo

Solcargo is a popular choice among private and public sector clients, with strong expertise in energy regulation, environmental law, and administrative litigation. José Covarrubias leads the team, which includes Cecilia Curiel and Juan Pedro Machado. The firm has been active in the renewables sector for clients such as the Ylem Energy and Seguro Energy Partners, and recently advised Biogas Technology Group on an agreement for the construction and operation of a biogas system in Tultitlán.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 2

Solcargo

Solcargo has an extremely strong practice that is highly rated both on the advisory side and on the litigation front. Gustavo Carvajal is one of the country’s leading environmental lawyers, and administrative litigator Juan Pedro Machado is regularly involved in significant environmental disputes. Among its recent work, the firm advised Icarus Aviation on obtaining permits for its vessels to work in the Isla Guadalupe, Revillagigedo Archipelago Biosphere Reserve, and Espiritu Santo Archipelago National Park; and also advised Zuma Energy on the environmental aspects of its wind farm development in Tamaulipas.

Leading lawyers

Gustavo Carvajal - Solcargo

Next generation lawyers

Jorge Gómez de Silva - Solcargo

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

Solcargo

The highly respected Guillermo Solórzano leads the team at Solcargo, which enjoys a solid reputation for contentious and non-contentious patent, trade mark and copyright work, and also has a strong track record in administrative litigation. The firm has recently been active for various clients in the film industry, and it also acts for Landsteiner Scientific, Sun Pharma de Mexico, and Neology.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

Solcargo

Offering a broad spectrum of services in the practice and an integrated working approach that covers all areas of relevant expertise, Solcargo has been growing its real estate practice with some recent new lawyer hires. The team of six recently advised Akivinta on the $20m sale of property located in the Reforma district of Mexico City, as well as on several other multimillion-dollar transactions in the hospitality and office sectors; and Compañia Casa Dragones de Mexico on a $13m land acquisition in Jalisco for the construction of a distillery plant for the processing of agave into tequila, a mandate complicated by denomination of origin issues and requiring additional energy, regulatory, corporate and tax expertise. The team is led by Luis González and Fernando Eraña, both undertake corporate and M&A work as well as real estate, with Eraña also having a finance practice. The solid second line includes senior associates Juan Carlos Izaza (who acted for the PA Consulting Group on its Mexico City offices’ operation), Lydia Solis, and Rodrigo Antonio Muñoz. Other work included advising on sales and acquisitions, due diligence and real estate finance. Additional clients include Phoenix International Corporation and Nautic Partners.

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Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC’s managing partner Claus Von Wobeser is ‘pretty much the father of arbitration in Mexico’. A highly respected practitioner, he and Adrián Magallanes recently represented Anheuser-Busch in an investment treaty arbitration against the Republic of Mexico, as well as handling an ICC arbitration for a client in the port and maritime sector. Marco Tulio Venegas is also held in high regard. Practice head at Solcargo, Fernando Pérez Correa has represented Comisión Federal de Electricidad in a number of ICC arbitrations and also has experience acting as an arbitrator. At Santamarina y Steta, Fernando del Castillo is ‘an able advocate with a first-rate strategic vision’. The solid arbitration practice at González de Cossío Abogados, SC is led by Francisco González de Cossío; a member of the LCIA and president of the Centro de Arbitraje de la Industria de la Construcción, Gónzalez de Cossío is a noted practitioner with experience as counsel and arbitrator in both domestic and international arbitration cases. ‘An increasingly prominent figure’, Galicia Abogados SC’ Rodrigo Zamora Etcharren has particular expertise in handling energy and construction-related disputes as both counsel and arbitrator. Wöss & Partners’ founding partner, Herfried Wöss, has extensive experience of ICC arbitration, particularly in the energy and infrastructure sectors; he is currently president of a $200m-plus LCIA tribunal.

[back to top]

Mexico

Bankruptcy and restructuring
Bankruptcy and restructuring - ranked: tier 1

Solcargo

The ‘great’ 12-strong bankruptcy and restructuring team at Solcargo impresses clients with its ‘cross-border acumen and thoughtful strategy’. One noted the team is ‘quick to check conflicts, to address our immediate needs, present strategy, and have an understanding of complex international issues’. Another pointed to the lawyers’ professional qualities, such as ‘attitude and aptitude’ and ‘depth in dealing with the issues at hand’. The practice group represents both creditors and the companies subject to bankruptcy proceedings and has acted on some of the most important cases of the last years – most notably, the bankruptcy of Compañía Mexicana de Aviación (Mexicana) – including, with Fernando Pérez Correa, acting in the roles of comptroller, receiver, and conciliator. The team’s ongoing highlight cases include acting as receiver (liquidator) to the estate of ARC Internacional México; as IFECOM-appointed conciliator/mediator in the bankruptcy proceeding of Retículas Gráficas; representing the debtors in the Turbo (fmly: Biciclo) and TGC Ingeniería bankruptcies; and representing CVI Global Lux Oil and Gas 2 as creditors in the Oceanografía insolvency case. The team also assisted Novus Intellego in the insolvency of Avalon Marine (fmly: DyR Evya), in which obtained its client the status of sole secured creditor. In other headline work, the team acted as counsel to Zuma Energía in the liquidation proceedings of Banca Cremi, a complicated case that has lasted for over 11 years involving one of the main Mexican banks of the 90s. Pérez Correa leads the practice, supported by dedicated right-hand man Abimael Hernández; according to clients ‘they stand out as a good team’, bringing ‘capacity, knowledge, responsibility, strategy and concrete execution’ to the table. The practice also counts on José Covarrubias on the litigious side, and associate Zulima González.

Leading lawyers

Fernando Pérez Correa - Solcargo

Next generation lawyers

Abimael Hernández - Solcargo

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Solcargo

Solcargo is praised for its ‘personalised service’ and ‘extraordinary follow-up to the cases assigned to it’. ‘Extremely professional’ founding partner Luis Gonzalez and associate Lydia Solis are ‘especially competent’ on corporate matters and have a strong network of clients in the private equity and venture capital sectors. Recent highlights include advising Nautic Partners on its multimillion takeover of distribution company Endries Mexico. The firm also acted on the establishment of Dux Capital, a $15m fund for high-impact seed investments in Mexico, and the launch of Demeter Capital, a $60m venture capital fund investing in Mexico’s agribusiness sector.

[back to top]

Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Solcargo

Solcargo provides ‘the highest level of service’ and is praised for its ‘excellent strategic decision-making, response times and availability’. Practice co-heads Fernando Pérez Correa and José Covarrubias ‘always give good and realistic advice’, and are ‘true partners of the client’s business’. The firm’s expertise covers financial services, real estate, aviation and complex corporate disputes, and it also has a very strong track record in international arbitration and investment treaty claims. It has recently represented Japan Tobacco International in a series of disputes against a former distributor, including the enforcement of a multimillion-dollar ICC arbitration award. The firm also achieved a favourable result for the Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes in an ad hoc arbitration brought by the operator of an international bridge. Other clients include Hyundai, G500 Group, and the Comisión Federal de Electricidad.

Leading lawyers: Litigation

Fernando Pérez Correa - Solcargo

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 4

Solcargo

Solcargo is a popular choice among private and public sector clients, with strong expertise in energy regulation, environmental law, and administrative litigation. José Covarrubias leads the team, which includes Cecilia Curiel and Juan Pedro Machado. The firm has been active in the renewables sector for clients such as the Ylem Energy and Seguro Energy Partners, and recently advised Biogas Technology Group on an agreement for the construction and operation of a biogas system in Tultitlán.

[back to top]

Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 2

Solcargo

Solcargo has an extremely strong practice that is highly rated both on the advisory side and on the litigation front. Gustavo Carvajal is one of the country’s leading environmental lawyers, and administrative litigator Juan Pedro Machado is regularly involved in significant environmental disputes. Among its recent work, the firm advised Icarus Aviation on obtaining permits for its vessels to work in the Isla Guadalupe, Revillagigedo Archipelago Biosphere Reserve, and Espiritu Santo Archipelago National Park; and also advised Zuma Energy on the environmental aspects of its wind farm development in Tamaulipas.

Leading lawyers

Gustavo Carvajal - Solcargo

Next generation lawyers

Jorge Gómez de Silva - Solcargo

[back to top]

Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

Solcargo

The highly respected Guillermo Solórzano leads the team at Solcargo, which enjoys a solid reputation for contentious and non-contentious patent, trade mark and copyright work, and also has a strong track record in administrative litigation. The firm has recently been active for various clients in the film industry, and it also acts for Landsteiner Scientific, Sun Pharma de Mexico, and Neology.

[back to top]

Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

Solcargo

Offering a broad spectrum of services in the practice and an integrated working approach that covers all areas of relevant expertise, Solcargo has been growing its real estate practice with some recent new lawyer hires. The team of six recently advised Akivinta on the $20m sale of property located in the Reforma district of Mexico City, as well as on several other multimillion-dollar transactions in the hospitality and office sectors; and Compañia Casa Dragones de Mexico on a $13m land acquisition in Jalisco for the construction of a distillery plant for the processing of agave into tequila, a mandate complicated by denomination of origin issues and requiring additional energy, regulatory, corporate and tax expertise. The team is led by Luis González and Fernando Eraña, both undertake corporate and M&A work as well as real estate, with Eraña also having a finance practice. The solid second line includes senior associates Juan Carlos Izaza (who acted for the PA Consulting Group on its Mexico City offices’ operation), Lydia Solis, and Rodrigo Antonio Muñoz. Other work included advising on sales and acquisitions, due diligence and real estate finance. Additional clients include Phoenix International Corporation and Nautic Partners.

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