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DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano Offices
PASEO DE LOS TAMARINDOS NO. 400 A
PISO 31, BOSQUES DE LAS LOMAS
MÉXICO, DF, CP, 05120
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Eduardo J. Gallástegui Armella is the managing partner for the Mexico City office. He is a legal counsel for Mexican and foreign companies dealing with telecommunications law, corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, antitrust, international trade, foreign investment, health, legislative and governmental affairs, professional sports and specialized pharmaceutical matters
English and Spanish
Law Degree (Licenciatura en Derecho), Universidad Iberoamericana 1978
The life sciences practice at DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano assists clients with obtaining licenses and authorisations, including regulatory approvals, from the relevant authorities. It remains particularly active representing clients in constitutional amparo appeals against administrative authorisations. Other areas keeping the team busy include clinical trial matters, regulatory advisory on imports, and transactional operations. Key contacts in the team include: corporate law expert Jorge Benejam, who has a strong focus on highly regulated sectors; Eduardo Gallastegui, one of the lawyers who participated in the Federal Health Law reform; and corporate and transactional partner Xavier Mangino Dueñas.
A longstanding presence in the TMT sector, DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano‘s small, but sturdy practice, is a recurring choice for a broad swathe of the media and entertainment clients, including IT, broadcasting, advertising, entertainment, censorship, and internet and online services. Praised for being ’at the forefront of technological matters’, the department, which is currently representing two major companies in satellite-related mandates, is led by partner Eduardo Gallastegui, who has a strong track-record handling corporate transactions; and Jorge Benejam, who specialises primarily on regulated-industry matters including antitrust, life sciences, telecoms, banking and foreign trade. Recent work highlights include due diligence in the TMT sector, business-plan design and implementation, spectrum allocation, M&As, financings and licensing. The department was further strengthened with the July-2021 arrival of Gabriel Contreras Saldívar, as counsel, from the Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones, the industry’s regulatory body.
Supported by the firm’s global office network and M&A practice group, DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano boasts an established corporate practice co-led by managing partner Eduardo Gallastegui and fellow 25-year-veteran Xavier Mangino Dueñas. It receives a healthy flow of inbound investment mandates, and has recently undertaken significant inbound cross-border M&A in the pharmaceutical and media sectors; it is, moreover, a key component in the firm’s increasingly busy regional practice. Additional partner level capability is provided by Jorge Benejam (M&A, anti-trust and regulated markets’ matters); and Edgar Romo, who covers mergers and acquisitions, finance, banking, real estate, capital markets, and corporate governance. Key associate support comes from seniors Manuel Hallivis and Adolfo Obregón. Since publication, the firm has hired former practice co-head Álvaro Garza-Galván and fellow corporate practitioner Mauricio Valdespino, part of a six-strong influx of partners from White & Case S.C. in January 2022.