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DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano

PASEO DE LOS TAMARINDOS NO. 400 A, PISO 31, BOSQUES DE LAS LOMAS, MÉXICO, DF, CP, 05120, MEXICO
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Work +52 55 5261 1800
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Fax +52 55 5261 1850
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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano

Acting for both borrowers and lenders, the banking and finance team at DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano has leveraged its energy expertise to access the wave of post-liberalisation energy-sector work in the country, in at context where banks have been more willing to lend to projects in the sector. Beyond energy-related financings, the team has a particular focus on aircraft and shipping finance. Clients in the latter segment include Mantenimiento Express Marítimo and Arrendadora Aeronautica. A recent work highlight involved assisting ING Bank with the restructuring of a syndicated senior secured facility granted to Seamex and its subsidiaries by a large group of banks. The operation was led by partner Maria Rios, who also handles real estate matters. Edgar Romo assisted financial services provider Crédito Real, as borrower, with the refinancing of a $110m syndicated loan from Credit Suisse – an operation undertaken in conjunction with the firm’s Miami office. Other work included restructurings, secured credit facilities, revolving credits, and terms loans. Gerardo Lozano, who is active across the full range of financing transactions, leads the practice. Jorge Benejam is also a member of the team. Other clients include World Wide Automotive, Remy Power Products and ICON Capital.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano

DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano is praised for its ‘hands-on mentality’ and ‘understanding of the real needs of the deal to have the most cost-effective service without compromising the quality’. The firm continues to push ahead with its investment in its corporate practice, with former Cervantes Sainz, S.C. partner Diego Martínez being the most recent addition to the team. He joins a strong practice led by highly rated managing partner Eduardo Gallástegui and including Gerardo Lozano, oil and gas expert Marcelo Páramo, and Maria Eugenia Rios. Edgar Romo is singled out as ‘an outstanding corporate lawyer with solid experience in cross-border transactions, and the ability to think outside the box and propose simple and effective solutions to complex problems’. The firm has recently advised on significant transactions in the media, consumer goods, transport and energy sectors. Major clients include Nexus Capital, Koch Industries and General Mills.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 5

DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano

DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano has several partners with a strong grounding in the energy market. Marcelo Páramo has a heavy focus on oil, gas and electricity matters, and was previously Director of Legal Affairs at the Regulatory Energy Commission. Edgar Romo and Eduardo Gallástegui also have extensive experience on the corporate side. The team advised Pemex on the $521m sale of its stake in gas distributor Ductos y Energeticos del Norte to IEnova.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 4

DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano

The ‘superb’ real estate team at DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano offers a very diversified selection of services that covers retail, offices, residential, hospitality, industrial, agrarian and mixed-use real estate matters, assisting clients with all aspects of their projects, including tax-related structuring. For one client the practice ‘clearly stands out for its in-depth knowledge and customer service’. The six-strong team continued to act for main Mexican developer (and key client) Grupo Sordo Madaleno on a number of matters, including acquisitions; other work included sales and divestments, trust and joint ventures agreements, lease and built-to-suit agreements. Dedicated partner Maria Gabriela Alaña Castro leads the team; she is ‘a high calibre attorney who has a complete understanding of clients’ needs, therefore she always provides sound advice and clear strategies for the overall life of the project’, stated one client. María Eugenia Ríos also lends support to the practice, covering the tourism and hospitality sector. Other clients include Marriott International, Four Seasons, Banamex, Buenavista Hospitality Group, Fairmont Hotels, Finova Financial Corporation, Mayakoba Thai, PREI and Sunterra Corporation.

Next generation

Maria Gabriela Alaña Castro - DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano

In line with the move by major firms to increase their tax capabilities, in August 2017 DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano integrated tax boutique González Luna, Moreno y Armida. The move is seen by the market as a good one for both sides, and while the tax practice previously dedicated approximately half of its activity to advising private individuals, the expectation is that it will become increasingly focused on corporate clients, particularly on cross border matters. The now 12-strong team is noted for covering the full range of tax matters, including consulting, structuring, transactional, and litigation, as well as international trade and customs, having also built a name for itself working on FIBRAs. Ramiro González Luna is respected by peers for being one of the longest standing practitioners in the market to carry out transactional work. A former associate director-general at Mexico’s SAT, he has recently assisted clients on the tax implications of joint ventures, with real estate developments, and tax structuring in relation to FIBRAs. Diego Armida handles the disputes side of tax, having recently represented clients before the tax authority and the federal tax court regarding defining VAT treatment for specific sectors and situations. Luis Carlos Moreno covers customs, foreign trade, corporate and international tax matters. These three partners are supported by associates Fernanda Estrada and Cristina De la Torre.

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Legal Developments by:
DLA Piper LLP (US)

  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

Legal Developments in Mexico

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  • Notorious Marks

    Notorious marks or the declaration thereof, has always been an issue widely discussed in Mexico by the IP legal community. This is so because provisions of the Paris Convention dealing with this topic have for a long time been uses as an effort to cancel or nullify trademarks registered by Mexican authorities without really making an extensive evaluation of proposed denominations and without examining in depth if such marks may be potentially affecting rights acquired by third parties elsewhere. So, a specific regulation and legal frame that at least tries to resolve this issue is always a good start in the right direction.
  • FRANCHISING TRENDS IN MEXICO: A NEW VALUE

    By Ignacio Dominguez Torrado Uhthoff, Gomez Vega & Uhthoff, S.C. Why a new value? Is Mexico avoiding the economic fallout that the world may be facing? In Mexico franchises are worth more? Is Mexico not a country that the global economic standstill is or will affect? The answer is, not really. Are Franchises in Mexico currently experiencing a boom? Perhaps. Are Franchises becoming an important aspect in Mexican economy? Certainly.
  • ADVERTISING IN MEXICO: COMMENTS UNDER AN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW PERSPECTIVE

    Advertising in Mexico is governed by multiple bodies of law including for at least seven Federal Laws, five Regulations also of Federal application, a number of the so-called Mexican Official Standards (NOM's) and certain other laws and regulations applicable into specific States within the Republic of Mexico. All of them are focusing to establish the form and manners for producing and communicating advertising of products and services in Mexico.
  • MEXICAN CUSTOMS. UPDATE ON THE ENFORCEMENT OF TRADEMARK RIGHTS

    It has been well publicized in the Mexican media over the last few months that the General Customs Administration (AGA) and the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) are planning to launch a customs trademark registry, as a short-term solution to increase protection for trademark owners against the import of infringing and counterfeit products.
  • DEMONSTRATING USE OF TRADEMARKS UNDER MEXICAN LAW AND PRACTICE

    The evolution in the protection and enforcement of IP rights has also reached the Mexican practice. The traditional ways of defending a registered trademark on a non use contentious procedure have developed.
  • ANTI-COUNTERFEITING IN MEXICO

    By Jose Luis Ramos-Zurita