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Malpica, Iturbe, Buj y Paredes, S.C.
PASEO DE LA REFORMA 350, PISO 14
COLONIA JUÁREZ, C.P. 06600
MÉXICO, D.F.
Mexico

Mexico > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 1

Undoubtedly one of the largest and most solid litigation boutiques in the country, Malpica, Iturbe, Buj y Paredes, S.C. garners praise for its ‘extraordinary technical capacity to manage complex disputes’, be it civil, commercial, or constitutional litigation, or arbitration. The 30-strong practice, which is fronted by eight partners, fields some of the top litigators in the country with proven expertise in a wide gamut of litigious segments: the experienced and ‘ethically impeccableCarlos Malpica and Rolando Zarate, who have increasingly been  broadening the firm's commercial arbitration practice, of late; energy litigation specialist Horacio Paredes; Rodrigo Buj Garcia, who is highly experienced in antitrust litigation; Juan Jose Iturbe Lopez, who focuses on commercial litigation and bankruptcy; and IP litigation expert Alvaro Huerta. Fernando de Ovando, who focuses on commercial and civil litigation, and María José Jimenez, a former Supreme Court Officer under Chief Justice Zaldivar, are the latest additions to the partnership. The team, which also handles contentious matters for several local and international firms that do not have such capacity, acts for an impressive client roster, including some of the leading banks in Mexico. The team was further strengthened with the hire of senior associate Santiago Hernaiz Bravo, from Mayer Brown Mexico, S.C., in January 2021.

Testimonials

‘The best administrative litigation team in Mexico with an extraordinary technical capacity to manage complex disputes. Cross-cutting vision for the resolution of conflicts.’

‘Rodrigo Buj and Carlos Malpica and Rolando Zárate are excellent lawyers, very intelligent, responsible, solid, with the ability to resolve very complex issues. Extraordinary service. They are extremely hands-on and engaged, which is rare for a Mexican litigation firm.’

‘Horacio Paredes is a lawyer with excellent energy knowledge and regulatory understanding of natural gas. Great strategic thinking and an excellent litigator, one of the best lawyers we have had the opportunity to work with.’

‘The approach is sophisticated and their years of experience in the judiciary and in private practice make them highly competent to deal successfully with authorities, counterparts or co-litigants in national and international law firms and representatives of the banking sector. Carlos Malpica’s leadership of the firm is noteworthy. He is a brilliant, analytical lawyer with clear and forceful ideas and solutions.’

‘Total openness for the discussion of ideas, joint design of the strategy with the client which allows the design of a “tailor-made suit” fitted to the client’s needs. Horacio Paredes’ treatment is impeccable.’

‘Rolando Zárate and Rodrigo Buj have transactional knowledge and sensibility and always make sure they understand underlying commercial matters before devising litigation strategies and giving us advice. Rolando Zárate is brilliant at providing summaries and presentations for our senior management located in different countries.’

‘Technical solvency, multidisciplinary, client-focused, work ethic and results-oriented. Carlos Maplica: versatility in terms of practice areas, solvency in knowledge of the legal market, ethically impeccable and results-oriented. Juan José Iturbe: technical and legally sound, in civil and commercial matters. Horacio Paredes: expert in the area of administrative law, with relevant experience in the energy sector. Rolando Zárate: insolvency, financial litigation and arbitration. Recent addition of partner Maria José Jiménez, transition to gender diversity is an excellent indication.’

Key clients

Citibank

Santander

BBVA

Banorte

Hermes

Macquarie

IZZI Televisa

Artha

Engie

AES

Peñoles

Cargill

British Petroleum

Arroyo Energy Group

Work highlights

  • Representing Macquarie, AES, ENGIE, Peñoles, Mitsubishi, Artha, BALAM, Huinala, Arroyo Energy Group (in all, more than 40 energy projects) on some 80 filings comprising amparo lawsuits and constitutional reviews.
  • Representing BBVA in two different antitrust proceedings (investigation and sanction) initiated by the Mexican Antitrust Commission in connection with monopolistic cartel practices in the Mexican Public Bond Market, and the operation of commission and compensation of credit card charges.  
  • Represented Cargill in a $450m credit foreclosure against Altos Hornos de Mexico.

Malpica, Iturbe, Buj y Paredes, S.C. is a go-to Mexican litigation boutique designed to deal with complex cases. The team is formed with highly qualified individuals educated in the best Mexican, US and European law schools, with professional experience in other countries as well as in the Supreme Court of Justice and the Mexican Judiciary.

While the firm comprises litigation attorneys, its lawyers have experience in civil and commercial law, antitrust, telecoms, securities, intellectual property, restructures, bankruptcy, energy, banking and capital market transactions. The firm’s diverse litigation areas of practice and the corporate and judicial background of the team enable it to provide multidisciplinary and creative solutions for clients. Malpica, Iturbe, Buj y Paredes, S.C. is recognized by clients and colleagues as one of the most effective litigation law firms in Mexico.

Areas of practice
Administrative litigation: the firm has broad experience representing multinational and domestic clients before and against authorities in financial, energy, port, tax, telecommunications and consumer matters, among others.

Constitutional litigation: the firm represents international and local clients in disputes that involve the unconstitutionality of laws and governmental actions. The firm litigates for the protection of its clients’ constitutional and international fundamental rights.

Antitrust litigation: the firm represents international and local clients in their antitrust contentious matters. Malpica, Iturbe, Buj y Paredes, S.C. has successfully defended clients’ interests during all stages of the antitrust proceedings carried out by the Mexican Antitrust Commission, from the investigation through the challenge, in all of its stages, of sanctions imposed on its clients for alleged anti-competitive practices.

Civil and commercial litigation: the firm assists clients in negotiations and disputes that involve economic interests that arise from their civil, commercial and financial relationships. It has successfully litigated matters before the different Mexican federal and local courts, obtaining important results for its clients.

Bankruptcy: the firm has participated in negotiations and bankruptcy proceedings, obtaining the recognition and payment of credits due by insolvent companies, before and during the course of the bankruptcy proceedings.

Arbitration: the firm represents clients in arbitrations followed by the most prestigious national and international arbitration institutions, protecting the interests of its clients in each one the arbitral stages, as well as in the judicial proceedings that derive or are necessary to enforce the arbitral award.

Intellectual property: the firm represents its clients in the enforcement and protection of their intellectual property rights.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Administrative litigation Carlos Malpica Hernández E: cmalpica@mibp.com.mx
Administrative litigation Rodrigo Buj García E: rbuj@mibp.com.mx
Constitutional litigation Carlos Malpica Hernández E: cmalpica@mibp.com.mx
Constitutional litigation Horacio Paredes Vázquez E: hparedes@mibp.com.mx
Antitrust litigation Rodrigo Buj García E: rbuj@mibp.com.mx
Antitrust litigation Horacio Paredes Vázquez E: hparedes@mibp.com.mx
Commercial litigation; bankruptcy Carlos Malpica Hernández E: cmalpica@mibp.com.mx
Commercial litigation; bankruptcy Juan José Iturbe López E: jiturbe@mibp.com.mx
Arbitration Rodrigo Buj García E: rbuj@mibp.com.mx
Arbitration Rolando Zárate Guzmán E: rzarate@mibp.com.mx
Intellectual property Alvaro Huerta Gonzalez E: ahuerta@mibp.com.mx
Intellectual property Juan José Iturbe López E: jiturbe@mibp.com.mx
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Mr Rodrigo Buj García photo Mr Rodrigo Buj GarcíaPartner. Administrative, Antitrust, Telecomm Litigation. Ranked by international publications as an Administrative Expert…
Mr Fernando De Ovando Gómez Morín photo Mr Fernando De Ovando Gómez MorínPartner Mr de Ovando has a recognised practice in civil, commercial, constitutional…
Mr Álvaro Huerta González photo Mr Álvaro Huerta GonzálezPartner. With more than 20 years of experience, Mr. Huerta is recognized…
Mr Juan José Iturbe López photo Mr Juan José Iturbe LópezPartner Mr Iturbe is recognized by international publications as one of the…
Miss María José Jiménez Neria photo Miss María José Jiménez NeriaPartner. Mrs. Jimenez practice focuses on litigation, international arbitration, competition law, enforcement…
Mr Carlos Malpica Hernández photo Mr Carlos Malpica HernándezPartner Ranked by national and international publications as the best administrative litigator…
Mr Horacio Paredes Vázquez photo Mr Horacio Paredes VázquezPartner. For the last 10 years his practice has focused in constitutional,…
Mr Rolando Zárate Guzmán photo Mr Rolando Zárate GuzmánPartner. In depth practise in (ICC and investment) arbitration and commericial litigation.…
Other fee-earners : 18
Total staff : 29
Partners : 6

Malpica, Iturbe, Buj y Paredes, S.C. is a go-to Mexican litigation boutique designed to deal with complex cases. The team is formed with highly qualified individuals educated in the best Mexican, US and European law schools, with professional experience in other countries as well as in the Supreme Court of Justice and the Mexican Judiciary.

While the firm comprises litigation attorneys, its lawyers have experience in civil and commercial law, antitrust, telecoms, securities, intellectual property, restructures, bankruptcy, energy, banking and capital market transactions. The firm’s diverse litigation areas of practice and the corporate and judicial background of the team enable it to provide multidisciplinary and creative solutions for clients. Malpica, Iturbe, Buj y Paredes, S.C. is recognized by clients and colleagues as one of the most effective litigation law firms in Mexico.

Areas of practice
Administrative litigation:
the firm has broad experience representing multinational and domestic clients before and against authorities in financial, energy, port, tax, telecommunications and consumer matters, among others.

Constitutional litigation: the firm represents international and local clients in disputes that involve the unconstitutionality of laws and governmental actions. The firm litigates for the protection of its clients’ constitutional and international fundamental rights.

Antitrust litigation: the firm represents international and local clients in their antitrust contentious matters. Malpica, Iturbe, Buj y Paredes, S.C. has successfully defended clients’ interests during all stages of the antitrust proceedings carried out by the Mexican Antitrust Commission, from the investigation through the challenge, in all of its stages, of sanctions imposed on its clients for alleged anti-competitive practices.

Civil and commercial litigation: the firm assists clients in negotiations and disputes that involve economic interests that arise from their civil, commercial and financial relationships. It has successfully litigated matters before the different Mexican federal and local courts, obtaining important results for its clients.

Bankruptcy: the firm has participated in negotiations and bankruptcy proceedings, obtaining the recognition and payment of credits due by insolvent companies, before and during the course of the bankruptcy proceedings.

Arbitration: the firm represents clients in arbitrations followed by the most prestigious national and international arbitration institutions, protecting the interests of its clients in each one of the arbitral stages, and the judicial proceedings that derive or are necessary to enforce the arbitral award.

Intellectual property: the firm represents its clients in the enforcement and protection of their intellectual property rights.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Administrative law; Bankruptcy; Commercial law; Constitutional law. Carlos Malpica Hernández E: cmalpica@mibp.com.mx+52 55 5280 1551
Civil law; Constitutional law; Bankruptcy law; Intellectual Property. Juan José Iturbe López E: jiturbe@mibp.com.mx+52 55 5280 1551
Administrative law; Antitrust; Arbitration; Constitutional law. Rodrigo Buj García E: rbuj@mibp.com.mx+52 55 5280 1551
Administrative law; Arbitration; Civil law; Constitutional law. Horacio Paredes Vázquez E: hparedes@mibp.com.mx+52 55 5280 1551
Administrative law; Constitutional law; Intellectual Property. Álvaro Huerta González E: ahuerta@mibp.com.mx+52 55 5280 1551
Administrative law; Arbitration law; Bankruptcy; Civil law; Commercial law; Constitutional law. Rolando Zárate Guzmán E: rzarate@mibp.com.mx+52 55 5280 1551
Antitrust; International Arbitration; Competition law; Constitutional law. María José Jiménez Neria E: mjjimenez@mibp.com.mx+52 55 5280 1551
Arbitration; Bankruptcy; Civil law; Commercial law; Constitutional law. Fernando De Ovando Gómez Morín E: fdeovando@mibp.com.mx+52 55 5280 1551
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