Firm Profile > DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano > Mexico City, Mexico

DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano
PASEO DE LOS TAMARINDOS NO. 400 A
PISO 31, BOSQUES DE LAS LOMAS
MÉXICO, DF, CP, 05120
Mexico

Corporate and M&A Tier 2

Among the international firms, DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano has one of the most well-established corporate practices in the market, thanks in part to the expertise of office managing partner Eduardo Gallastegui and Gerardo Lozano Alarcón. Added to this is the firm's impressive international network, which ensures a constant flow of mandates from foreign companies investing in the country. The firm has handled a lot of deals in the financial services sector, including advising QBE on the US$40m sale of its Mexican insurance business to Zurich. In the manufacturing sector the team advised polypropylene film manufacturer Taghleef Industries on its multimilion-dollar acquisition of Biofilm, which has plants in Mexico and Colombia. Other key partners include Jorge Benejam, Maria Rios, Edgar Romo, Diego Martinez, and Xavier Mangino Dueñas.

Real estate Tier 3

Respected by the market, DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano represents national and multinational parties in the full spectrum of business real estate transactions, including financing, fund formation, acquisitions and disposals; tax, land use environmental law; planning and development and construction and leasing; the practice can also turn to the firm’s international network on multijurisdictional matters. In recent highlights, the team assisted Four Seasons implement the Costa Palmas hotel and residential project in Los Cabos, including a management agreement with the developer Desarrolladora La Ribera; and Kimpton Hotels with opening two hotels in Mexico City. Marriott International is another hospitality sector client. The practice is jointly led by Roger Meltzer in New York and Mexico City managing partner Eduardo Gallastegui; key local specialists include María Eugenia Ríos Espinosa and Maria Gabriela Alana Castro, both of whom have a good reputation in the market.

Energy and natural resources Tier 4

DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano has good expertise in industry-related corporate advice, contract negotiations, joint ventures, financings, and procuring upstream exploration licenses. In the renewables sphere, the practice recently advised Acciona Energía and Grupo BioFields on the $264m financing for a major photovoltaic project. The team has also been representing Murphy Oil on its deepwater exploration and production contract. Marcelo Paramo is highly specialised in this area, having previously served as General Director of Legal Affairs at the Regulatory Energy Commission. Edgar Romo and Eduardo Gallastegui are also active on the corporate finance side.

Banking and finance Tier 5

Boosted by its growing its international network, DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano acts for lenders, underwriters, issuers and investors on inbound, outbound and domestic matters involving Latin America, including syndicated lending facilities and Rule 144A/ Reg S bond offerings, complex structured financing and securitisation transactions; as well as for companies, creditors (including banks, other institutional creditors and bondholder committees) and financial advisors in debt restructuring and liability management transactions, including consent solicitations, exit consents, project bond offerings, recapitalisation financings, bond repurchase programs and exchange offers. Highlight work included acting for Alsea (in conjunction with the firm’s New York City office) on a €635m senior secured dual currency syndicated term loan facility granted by lenders including Bank of America, BBVA Bancomer and Banco Santander; and Acciona Energía and Grupo BioFields on the $264m financing granted by North American Development Bank, Banobras, Instituto de Crédito Oficial de España and Banco SABADELL for the development of a large  photovoltaic project. Edgar Romo led both mandates; other notable lawyers include María Eugenia Ríos Espinosa, Gerardo Lozano Alarcón, Jorge Benejam, and practice head Eduardo Gallastegui. Diego Martinez joined the firm from Cervantes Sainz, S.C. in March 2018, and Xavier Mangino Dueñas from Diaz de Rivera & Mangino in August 2018. Other clients include Mantenimiento Express Marítimo and Arrendadora Aeronautica.

 

DLA Piper Mexico, S.C., known locally as DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano, counsels US, Mexican and international clients doing business in Mexico and throughout Latin America. Our lawyers’ portfolio includes some of the largest domestic and transnational companies in Mexico. The firm practices in the areas of corporate, employment, finance, intellectual property, arbitration, telecommunications, antitrust, international trade, infrastructure, real estate and taxation laws.

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate/M&A Eduardo Gallastegui - Eduardo.gallastegui @dlapiper.com
Corporate/M&A Jorge Benejam - Jorge.benejam@dlapiper.com
Corporate/M&A Maria Rios - maria.rios@dlapiper.com
Energy and natural resources Marcelo Paramo - marcelo.paramo@dlapiper.com
Real estate Maria Rios - maria.rios@dlapiper.com
Real estate Gabriela Alana - gabriela.alana@dlapiper.com
Arbitration Gerardo Lozano - Gerardo.lozano@dlapiper.com
Employment Maria Rios - maria.rios@dlapiper.com
Tax Ramiro Gonzalez Luna - Ramiro.gonzalezluna@dlapiper.com
Tax Diego Armida - diego.armida@dlapiper.com
TMT Eduardo Gallastegui - Eduardo.gallastegui@dlapiper.com
TMT Jorge Benejam -jorge.benejam@dlapiper.com
Life sciences Eduardo Gallastegui - Eduardo.gallastegui@dlapiper.com
Banking and finance Gerardo Lozano - Gerardo.lozano@dlapiper.com
Banking and finance Edgar Romo - edgar.romo@dlapiper.com
Competition and antitrust Eduardo Gallastegui - Eduardo.gallastegui@dlapiper.com
Competition and antitrust Jorge Benejam - Jorge.benejam@dlapiper.com
Photo Name Position Profile
 Maria Gabriela Alana Castro  photo Maria Gabriela Alana Castro
 Jorge Benejam  photo Jorge Benejam
 Kate Brown de Vejar  photo Kate Brown de Vejar
 Eduardo Gallastegui  photo Eduardo Gallastegui
 Gerardo Lozano Alarcón  photo Gerardo Lozano Alarcón
 Xavier Mangino  photo Xavier Mangino
 Diego Martinez  photo Diego Martinez
 Marcelo Paramo  photo Marcelo Paramo
 María Eugenia Ríos Espinosa  photo María Eugenia Ríos Espinosa
 Edgar Romo  photo Edgar Romo

DLA Piper has established a substantial footprint in Latin America with varied offerings that cater to the specific needs of its global client base. A pan-hemi­spheric approach to delivering comprehensive services to multinational clients underscores the firm’s view that Latin America is of utmost importance to the global business community. It assists clients with business transactions and cross-border disputes throughout Latin America. Lawyers handle matters in every coun­try in the region and across every industry sector in which our clients operate. As the level of sophisticated, cross-border activity continues to grow throughout the entire region, DLA Piper continues to expand its ser­vices to clients with a Latin America presence through multi-disciplinary practices with offices and coopera­tion agreements in:

  • Buenos Aires, Argentina: DLA Piper Argentina
  • Bogota, Colombia: DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán
  • Lima, Peru: DLA Piper Peru
  • Mexico City, Mexico: DLA Piper Gallástegui y Lozano
  • Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil: indepen­dent law firm Campos Mello Advogados
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Santiago, Chile: DLA Piper Chile

Experience in Latin America includes assisting clients from inside and outside the region with the full range of business, legal and commercial services that DLA Piper provides worldwide: capital markets; compliance and investigations; energy, mining and natural resources; family groups; franchise and distribution; inbound and outbound capital investments; insurance; international arbitration and disputes; labor and employment; liti­gation; M&A; private equity and debt financing; project finance and public private partnerships; tax structur­ing, transfer pricing, imports and market access is­sues; technology, telecommunications and intellectual property, privacy and data security, e-commerce; real estate and hospitality. A number of lawyers were born or raised and educated in the region and are fluent in Spanish and/or Portuguese. Many have also practiced law in both the US and Latin America and are intimate­ly familiar with civil law systems and with the cultural and legal nuances required to successfully do business in the region. Strategic relationships on the ground throughout Latin America enhances DLA Piper’s un­derstanding of the region and enables it to provide clients practical, meaningful legal advice. DLA Piper’s global platform of offices in more than 40 countries enables the firm to serve all of its clients’ legal needs, whether they are based in Latin America or wish to do business there.

Arbitration: DLA Piper has significant experience handling cross-border disputes involving Latin American parties. The firm is one of the few with a truly global international arbitration practice with lawyers who focus on handling disputes related to the region with local lawyers able to understand fully the cultural dynamics in international arbitration where key emerging markets are concerned across a broad range of industry sectors. Its lawyers have experience with international disputes under all of the international arbitral rules, including AAA, ICSID, ICC, LCIA and UNCITRAL.

Capital Markets, Banking & Finance: The firm provides advisory services to lenders, underwriters, issuers and investors on inbound, outbound and domestic matters involving Latin America, on syndicated lending facilities and Regulation S / Rule 144A bond offerings; complex structured financing and securitization transactions; and offers extensive experience in advising companies, creditors and financial advisors in debt restructuring and liability management transactions, including consent solicitations, exit consents, project bond offerings, recapitalization financings, bond repurchase programs and exchange offers.

Government Enforcement/FCPA: DLA Piper has represented clients throughout the region in government enforcement actions, internal investigations, risk mitigation strategies and the implementation and enhancement of anti-bribery, and anti-corruption and compliance programs, policies and training. Its lawyers include former government officials, prosecutors and transactional professionals as well as litigators who have all represented clients in all of the highly scrutinized industry sectors.

Corporate & M&A: The cross-border lawyers advise on corporate transactions, such as M&A, public and private equity and offerings, joint ventures, greenfield investments, facilities development and a variety of multi-jurisdictional transactions. The firm’s understanding of local law is pivotal in its success in delivering solutions to its client and it advises on the complex details of corporate governance and corporate structures across multiple jurisdictions in Latin America.

Hospitality & Leisure: The dynamic real estate practice has advised hotel owners, hotel operators, developers of all types of real estate projects, landlords, tenants, lenders and asset managers. The firm’s involvement ranges from the due diligence process to land acquisition and creation of the right structure for each project, to the conclusion of the deal.

Employment & Labor: DLA Piper understands the complexities and challenges of labor and employment issues facing cross-border companies. The team offers solutions to the challenges presented in managing a workforce throughout Latin America and corporate immigration services.

Project Finance & Energy: With more than 25 lawyers devoted almost entirely to Latin America related projects and finance work, DLA Piper offers the strength, industry experience and regional knowledge to structure strategic deals for its clients who continue to retain their services year over year. The firm’s clients are some of the world’s most powerful companies in the space.

Real Estate: The Latin America real estate practice has handled some of the most complex, high-profile transactions and litigation matters in the region. Its lawyers have experience in acquisitions and dispositions, construction, financing, land use and development, leasing, environmental, insurance, tax and litigation. Furthermore, the team acts as national real estate counsel for national and international corporations to support the management of their overall real estate portfolios.

Tax: The tax practice works seamlessly across the various jurisdictions in which its multinational clients operate. DLA Piper has strong tax practices in each of its various jurisdictions in Latin America. The team offers advice on VAT and customs duties; supply chain and distribution network restructuring; equity investment and incentives tax services; private equity investment and fund formation; transfer pricing; real estate tax and advises on partnerships, LLC and syndications.

Department Name Email Telephone
Global Co-Chairman Americas Co-Chairman Chair, Latin America Practice Roger Meltzer roger.meltzer@dlapiper.com +1 212 335 4550
Managing Partner, Argentina Marcelo Etchebarne m.etchebarne@cekd.com +1 347 304 1948
Managing Partner, Brazil Fabio Perrone Campos Mello fcamposmello@cmalaw.com +55 21 3262 3027
Managing Partner, Chile Matias Zegers mzegers@dlapiper.cl +56 2 2798 2604
Managing Partner, Chile Felipe Bahamondez fbahamondez@dlapiper.cl +56 2 2798 2600
Managing Partner, Colombia Camilo Martínez Beltrán cmartinez@dlapipermb.com +57 1 3174720
Managing Partner, Mexico Eduardo Gallástegui Armella eduardo.gallastegui@dlapiper.com +52 55 5261 1807
Managing Partner, Peru Ricardo Escobar rescobar@dlapiperpbe.com +511 616 1200
Managing Partner, Puerto Rico Nikos Buxeda nikos.buxeda@dlapiper.com +1 787 945 9114
Chair, Capital Markets Practice Group Christopher C. Paci christopher.paci@us.dlapiper.com +1 212 335 4970
US Head of Latin America Corporate Francisco J. Cerezo francisco.cerezo@us.dlapiper.com +1 305 423 8551
Global Co-Chair, Restructuring Practice Richard A. Chesley richard.chesley@us.dlapiper.com +1 847 858 6133
Partner : 100+
Other fee earners : 200+
More than 60
CEAL
HNBA
IBA
IIA
ASCOA

DLA Piper has established a substantial footprint in Latin America with varied offerings that cater to the specific needs of its global client base. A pan-hemi­spheric approach to delivering comprehensive services to multinational clients underscores the firm’s view that Latin America is of utmost importance to the global business community. It assists clients with business transactions and cross-border disputes throughout Latin America. Lawyers handle matters in every coun­try in the region and across every industry sector in which our clients operate. As the level of sophisticated, cross-border activity continues to grow throughout the entire region, DLA Piper continues to expand its ser­vices to clients with a Latin America presence through multi-disciplinary practices with offices and coopera­tion agreements in:

  • Buenos Aires, Argentina: DLA Piper Argentina
  • Bogota, Colombia: DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán
  • Lima, Peru: DLA Piper Peru
  • Mexico City, Mexico: DLA Piper Gallástegui y Lozano
  • Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil: indepen­dent law firm Campos Mello Advogados
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Santiago, Chile: DLA Piper Chile

Experience in Latin America includes assisting clients from inside and outside the region with the full range of business, legal and commercial services that DLA Piper provides worldwide: capital markets; compliance and investigations; energy, mining and natural resources; family groups; franchise and distribution; inbound and outbound capital investments; insurance; international arbitration and disputes; labor and employment; liti­gation; M&A; private equity and debt financing; project finance and public private partnerships; tax structur­ing, transfer pricing, imports and market access is­sues; technology, telecommunications and intellectual property, privacy and data security, e-commerce; real estate and hospitality. A number of lawyers were born or raised and educated in the region and are fluent in Spanish and/or Portuguese. Many have also practiced law in both the US and Latin America and are intimate­ly familiar with civil law systems and with the cultural and legal nuances required to successfully do business in the region. Strategic relationships on the ground throughout Latin America enhances DLA Piper’s un­derstanding of the region and enables it to provide clients practical, meaningful legal advice. DLA Piper’s global platform of offices in more than 40 countries enables the firm to serve all of its clients’ legal needs, whether they are based in Latin America or wish to do business there.

Arbitration:
DLA Piper has significant experience handling cross-border disputes involving Latin American parties. The firm is one of the few with a truly global international arbitration practice with lawyers who focus on handling disputes related to the region with local lawyers able to understand fully the cultural dynamics in international arbitration where key emerging markets are concerned across a broad range of industry sectors. Its lawyers have experience with international disputes under all of the international arbitral rules, including AAA, ICSID, ICC, LCIA and UNCITRAL.

Capital Markets, Banking & Finance:
The firm provides advisory services to lenders, underwriters, issuers and investors on inbound, outbound and domestic matters involving Latin America, on syndicated lending facilities and Regulation S / Rule 144A bond offerings; complex structured financing and securitization transactions; and offers extensive experience in advising companies, creditors and financial advisors in debt restructuring and liability management transactions, including consent solicitations, exit consents, project bond offerings, recapitalization financings, bond repurchase programs and exchange offers.

Government Enforcement/FCPA:
DLA Piper has represented clients throughout the region in government enforcement actions, internal investigations, risk mitigation strategies and the implementation and enhancement of anti-bribery, and anti-corruption and compliance programs, policies and training. Its lawyers include former government officials, prosecutors and transactional professionals as well as litigators who have all represented clients in all of the highly scrutinized industry sectors.

Corporate & M&A:
The cross-border lawyers advise on corporate transactions, such as M&A, public and private equity and offerings, joint ventures, greenfield investments, facilities development and a variety of multi-jurisdictional transactions. The firm’s understanding of local law is pivotal in its success in delivering solutions to its client and it advises on the complex details of corporate governance and corporate structures across multiple jurisdictions in Latin America.

Hospitality & Leisure:
The dynamic real estate practice has advised hotel owners, hotel operators, developers of all types of real estate projects, landlords, tenants, lenders and asset managers. The firm’s involvement ranges from the due diligence process to land acquisition and creation of the right structure for each project, to the conclusion of the deal.

Employment & Labor:
DLA Piper understands the complexities and challenges of labor and employment issues facing cross-border companies. The team offers solutions to the challenges presented in managing a workforce throughout Latin America and corporate immigration services.

Project Finance & Energy:
With more than 25 lawyers devoted almost entirely to Latin America related projects and finance work, DLA Piper offers the strength, industry experience and regional knowledge to structure strategic deals for its clients who continue to retain their services year over year. The firm’s clients are some of the world’s most powerful companies in the space.

Real Estate:
The Latin America real estate practice has handled some of the most complex, high-profile transactions and litigation matters in the region. Its lawyers have experience in acquisitions and dispositions, construction, financing, land use and development, leasing, environmental, insurance, tax and litigation. Furthermore, the team acts as national real estate counsel for national and international corporations to support the management of their overall real estate portfolios.

Tax:
The tax practice works seamlessly across the various jurisdictions in which its multinational clients operate. DLA Piper has strong tax practices in each of its various jurisdictions in Latin America. The team offers advice on VAT and customs duties; supply chain and distribution network restructuring; equity investment and incentives tax services; private equity investment and fund formation; transfer pricing; real estate tax and advises on partnerships, LLC and syndications.

Department Name Email Telephone
Global Co-Chairman Americas Co-Chairman Chair, Latin America Practice Roger Meltzer roger.meltzer@dlapiper.com +1 212 335 4550
Managing Partner, Argentina Marcelo Etchebarne m.etchebarne@cekd.com +1 347 304 1948
Managing Partner, Brazil Fabio Perrone Campos Mello fcamposmello@cmalaw.com +55 21 3262 3027
Managing Partner, Chile Matias Zegers mzegers@dlapiper.cl +56 2 2798 2604
Managing Partner, Chile Felipe Bahamondez fbahamondez@dlapiper.cl +56 2 2798 2600
Managing Partner, Colombia Camilo Martínez Beltrán cmartinez@dlapipermb.com +57 1 3174720
Managing Partner, Mexico Eduardo Gallástegui Armella eduardo.gallastegui@dlapiper.com +52 55 5261 1807
Managing Partner, Peru Ricardo Escobar rescobar@dlapiperpbe.com +511 616 1200
Managing Partner, Puerto Rico Nikos Buxeda nikos.buxeda@dlapiper.com +1 787 945 9114
Chair, Capital Markets Practice Group Christopher C. Paci christopher.paci@us.dlapiper.com +1 212 335 4970
US Head of Latin America Corporate Francisco J. Cerezo francisco.cerezo@us.dlapiper.com +1 305 423 8551
Global Co-Chair, Restructuring Practice Richard A. Chesley richard.chesley@us.dlapiper.com +1 847 858 6133
Partner : 100+
Other fee earners : 200+
CEAL
HNBA
IBA
IIA
ASCOA