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International Dispute Settlement

Our team is ready to provide strategies, advice, and advocacy to States, State-Owned Enterprises, and companies in this area.

Our lawyers have participated as adjudicators, arbitrators or practitioners in more than a hundred cases under various dispute settlement mechanisms, including the World Trade Organization (WTO), International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

What we do

Our job is to assess each dispute from all angles and design the best strategy to tackle it. Our experience allows us to offer our clients a wide range of services in negotiation and litigation stages in international trade and investment disputes and commercial arbitrations under several international trade agreements as well as major international arbitration rules, such as the WTO, NAFTA (now USMCA), ICSID, UNCITRAL, and ICC.

Our services include:

  • Assessment of whether on the existence of a potential dispute under international trade and investment disputes;
  • Providing advice to our clients regarding possible interactions with governments officials;
  • Representing our clients in negotiations;
  • Representing our clients before panels and arbitral tribunals;
  • Drafting settlement agreements;
  • Enforcement of arbitral awards.

International Dispute Settlement

Our team is ready to provide strategies, advice, and advocacy to States, State-Owned Enterprises, and companies in this area.

Our lawyers have participated as adjudicators, arbitrators or practitioners in more than a hundred cases under various dispute settlement mechanisms, including the World Trade Organization (WTO), International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

What we do

Our job is to assess each dispute from all angles and design the best strategy to tackle it. Our experience allows us to offer our clients a wide range of services in negotiation and litigation stages in international trade and investment disputes and commercial arbitrations under several international trade agreements as well as major international arbitration rules, such as the WTO, NAFTA (now USMCA), ICSID, UNCITRAL, and ICC.

Our services include:

  • Assessment of whether on the existence of a potential dispute under international trade and investment disputes;
  • Providing advice to our clients regarding possible interactions with governments officials;
  • Representing our clients in negotiations;
  • Representing our clients before panels and arbitral tribunals;
  • Drafting settlement agreements;
  • Enforcement of arbitral awards.

International Trade Agreements

Our team can provide legal advice practically in all the disciplines contained in a trade agreement.  Members of our firm played a decisive role during the negotiation of all trade agreements subscribed by Mexico in the last 25 years. Moreover, as adjudicators and litigators in several disputes covering a wide range of issues, our knowledge goes beyond the text of the relevant agreement.

In light of this experience, we can provide advice on trade in goods and its related disciplines, trade in services, and other areas covered in a trade agreement, for instance, government procurement, labor, environment, or intellectual property. 

What we do

Our clients are economic agents (private or governmental) that require advice related to a specific discipline or subject contained in a trade agreement, as well as to whether certain action or measure is consistent with a particular trade instrument. Our objective is to provide solutions to facilitate and simplify its international trade operations across the globe.

Our services include:

Advice on practically all trade disciplines contained in an international trade agreement:

    • Trade in goods, including tariff classification, duty drawback requests, due diligence, and compliance audits, origin verifications, export and import licensing requests, quotas, customs procedures, trade facilitation, and appeals before administrative or judicial courts, as well as technical barriers to trade, and sanitary and phytosanitary measures;
    • Trade in services, including financial services, and telecommunications
    • Government procurement;
    • Intellectual Property;
    • Competition and State-Owned Enterprises;
    • Labor and environmental matters related to trade, including disputes; y
    • New trade-related matters: Energy, Anticorruption, and Digital Trade

International Trade Agreements

Our team can provide legal advice practically in all the disciplines contained in a trade agreement.  Members of our firm played a decisive role during the negotiation of all trade agreements subscribed by Mexico in the last 25 years. Moreover, as adjudicators and litigators in several disputes covering a wide range of issues, our knowledge goes beyond the text of the relevant agreement.

In light of this experience, we can provide advice on trade in goods and its related disciplines, trade in services, and other areas covered in a trade agreement, for instance, government procurement, labor, environment, or intellectual property. 

What we do

Our clients are economic agents (private or governmental) that require advice related to a specific discipline or subject contained in a trade agreement, as well as to whether certain action or measure is consistent with a particular trade instrument. Our objective is to provide solutions to facilitate and simplify its international trade operations across the globe.

Our services include:

Advice on practically all trade disciplines contained in an international trade agreement:

    • Trade in goods, including tariff classification, duty drawback requests, due diligence, and compliance audits, origin verifications, export and import licensing requests, quotas, customs procedures, trade facilitation, and appeals before administrative or judicial courts, as well as technical barriers to trade, and sanitary and phytosanitary measures;
    • Trade in services, including financial services, and telecommunications
    • Government procurement;
    • Intellectual Property;
    • Competition and State-Owned Enterprises;
    • Labor and environmental matters related to trade, including disputes; y
    • New trade-related matters: Energy, Anticorruption, and Digital Trade

Corporate & Commercial Law

The life of a business never remains static. Corporate activity drives the business world and attracts ever increasing scrutiny and regulation. Whether you are a small or big company, you need to manage your commercial risk while achieving your business objectives. Your success is built upon the effectiveness and robustness of your relationships with third parties, whether they are your customers, suppliers, intermediaries, or government authorities and regulators.

Our goal is do not simply counsel our clients on how to paper their business and transactions but work with them from the start to come up with the structure which is most effective for them and share our experience.

What We Do

  • Advise owner-managed businesses – including start-ups and growth companies, entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals – on corporate and commercial law and legal matters relating to wealth management.
  • Negotiate, structure, and advise on all aspects of corporate transactions and commercial agreements to address your business needs.
  • Our extensive knowledge of a variety of legislation and regulatory frameworks, allows us to assist you and your team in formulating appropriate strategies to implement changes to maintain compliance and institute compliance controls.

Our services include:

Management

Transactions

  • Corporate governance.
  • General counsel advice.
  • Independent advice for directors, management, and shareholders.
  • Partnerships, LLPs and Non-profit organizations.
  • Mergers and acquisitions.
  • Restructuring and reorganization.
  • Wealth management and protection.
  • Negotiate, draft and review commercial agreements.
  • Partnership, joint venture, distribution, licensing and other collaboration agreements.
  • Non-disclosure and non-competition agreements.
  • Industrial and Intellectual property rights.
  • Outsourcing.

Corporate & Commercial Law

The life of a business never remains static. Corporate activity drives the business world and attracts ever increasing scrutiny and regulation. Whether you are a small or big company, you need to manage your commercial risk while achieving your business objectives. Your success is built upon the effectiveness and robustness of your relationships with third parties, whether they are your customers, suppliers, intermediaries, or government authorities and regulators.

Our goal is do not simply counsel our clients on how to paper their business and transactions but work with them from the start to come up with the structure which is most effective for them and share our experience.

What We Do

  • Advise owner-managed businesses – including start-ups and growth companies, entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals – on corporate and commercial law and legal matters relating to wealth management.
  • Negotiate, structure, and advise on all aspects of corporate transactions and commercial agreements to address your business needs.
  • Our extensive knowledge of a variety of legislation and regulatory frameworks, allows us to assist you and your team in formulating appropriate strategies to implement changes to maintain compliance and institute compliance controls.

Our services include:

Management

Transactions

  • Corporate governance.
  • General counsel advice.
  • Independent advice for directors, management, and shareholders.
  • Partnerships, LLPs and Non-profit organizations.
  • Mergers and acquisitions.
  • Restructuring and reorganization.
  • Wealth management and protection.
  • Negotiate, draft and review commercial agreements.
  • Partnership, joint venture, distribution, licensing and other collaboration agreements.
  • Non-disclosure and non-competition agreements.
  • Industrial and Intellectual property rights.
  • Outsourcing.

Trade Remedies

In the current context, trade remedies (anti-dumping, countervailing, and safeguards) are becoming more frequent. Given our practical expertise and deep knowledge of the applicable law, in particular WTO, our firm is highly recognized in this field.

Our team is ready to provide strategies, advice, and advocacy to producers, exporters, and importers involved in anti-dumping procedures before the Mexican authorities, as well as to governments with respect to the consistency of such measures with international obligations. Members of our firm have extensive experience in procedures before domestic authorities, as well as on international dispute settlement related to trade remedies under NAFTA (now USMCA) and the WTO.

What we do

Our job is to analyze the specific facts of the case in light of the applicable legislation and the relevant case law to obtain the best outcome for our clients, exhausting the remedies provided in different legal instruments. 

Our services include:

  • Representing our clients before the competent domestic authority;
  • Preparation of legal strategy and arguments following each stage of the procedure;
  • Analysis of the compatibility with international obligations;
  • Outline the legal strategy and represent our clients on the different domestic and international remedies available.

Trade Remedies

In the current context, trade remedies (anti-dumping, countervailing, and safeguards) are becoming more frequent. Given our practical expertise and deep knowledge of the applicable law, in particular WTO, our firm is highly recognized in this field.

Our team is ready to provide strategies, advice, and advocacy to producers, exporters, and importers involved in anti-dumping procedures before the Mexican authorities, as well as to governments with respect to the consistency of such measures with international obligations. Members of our firm have extensive experience in procedures before domestic authorities, as well as on international dispute settlement related to trade remedies under NAFTA (now USMCA) and the WTO.

What we do

Our job is to analyze the specific facts of the case in light of the applicable legislation and the relevant case law to obtain the best outcome for our clients, exhausting the remedies provided in different legal instruments. 

Our services include:

  • Representing our clients before the competent domestic authority;
  • Preparation of legal strategy and arguments following each stage of the procedure;
  • Analysis of the compatibility with international obligations;
  • Outline the legal strategy and represent our clients on the different domestic and international remedies available.

Competition and Antitrust

Since the constitutional reform on antitrust and telecommunications of 2013, the competition authorities in Mexico (COFECE and IFT) were strengthened. Since such reform, the investigative faculties of the authorities, as well as the sanctions for the violation the Federal Economic Competition Law, increased. Therefore, nowadays it is vital for the economic agents to have compliance programs to avoid any violation to the competition and antitrust legal framework.

Our team has a lot of experience in this area of practice. Our partners and counsels have experience applying the competition and antitrust legal framework and in the representation of economic agents being investigated by anticompetitive practices, as well as in the representation of economic agents in merger control proceedings before the competition authorities.

We base our practice on the advisory of our clients, so their conducts stick to best practices regarding competition; however, we have extensive experience in defense of our clients in case they are part of an investigation on competition or antitrust.

What we do

We advise or clients, so their conducts meet the best international practices on competition, so they can avoid committing any conduct that might be questioned by the competition authorities.

In case our clients are part of an investigation, it is vital to create a defense strategy since the beginning of the investigation. We accompany our clients throughout the proceeding, including, where applicable, the dawn raids, appearances before the authorities, like-judgment proceedings, public hearings, etc.

In the case of merger control proceedings, we accompany our clients since the negotiation of the M&A with its counterpart; and process the merger notification proceeding before the authority; our objective is to have the merger authorization in a timely fashion.

Our services include:

  • Advise our clients to comply with the best practices on competition;
  • Represent our clients in all the steps of an investigation on monopolistic practices, competition barriers, essential facilities, or competition conditions, before COFECE and IFT;
  • Represent our clients on merger control proceedings before COFECE and IFT.

Competition and Antitrust

Since the constitutional reform on antitrust and telecommunications of 2013, the competition authorities in Mexico (COFECE and IFT) were strengthened. Since such reform, the investigative faculties of the authorities, as well as the sanctions for the violation the Federal Economic Competition Law, increased. Therefore, nowadays it is vital for the economic agents to have compliance programs to avoid any violation to the competition and antitrust legal framework.

Our team has a lot of experience in this area of practice. Our partners and counsels have experience applying the competition and antitrust legal framework and in the representation of economic agents being investigated by anticompetitive practices, as well as in the representation of economic agents in merger control proceedings before the competition authorities.

We base our practice on the advisory of our clients, so their conducts stick to best practices regarding competition; however, we have extensive experience in defense of our clients in case they are part of an investigation on competition or antitrust.

What we do

We advise or clients, so their conducts meet the best international practices on competition, so they can avoid committing any conduct that might be questioned by the competition authorities.

In case our clients are part of an investigation, it is vital to create a defense strategy since the beginning of the investigation. We accompany our clients throughout the proceeding, including, where applicable, the dawn raids, appearances before the authorities, like-judgment proceedings, public hearings, etc.

In the case of merger control proceedings, we accompany our clients since the negotiation of the M&A with its counterpart; and process the merger notification proceeding before the authority; our objective is to have the merger authorization in a timely fashion.

Our services include:

  • Advise our clients to comply with the best practices on competition;
  • Represent our clients in all the steps of an investigation on monopolistic practices, competition barriers, essential facilities, or competition conditions, before COFECE and IFT;
  • Represent our clients on merger control proceedings before COFECE and IFT.

Regulatory Compliance

Regulatory compliance

Regulatory compliance is the specific function that allows companies – through appropriate procedures – to detect and manage the risks of non-compliance with internal and external regulatory obligations.

As regulatory intervention increases, both nationally and internationally, the difficulty for your staff to understand and apply the latest regulatory developments in which your company operates increases, which may cost time, money, productivity, and reputation.

What we do

  • Generally, our attorneys visit our clients’ offices to provide internal training and awareness sessions, conduct internal compliance audits, and design risk maps.
  • Our attorneys are certified by the National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV), which qualifies us as professionals in the prevention of operations with resources of illicit origin and financing of terrorism.

Our services include:

  • Codes of conduct design and regulatory compliance policies;
  • Compliance risk assessments;
  • Gaps analysis or deficiencies in compliance policies and procedures;
  • Consulting services in the application ex post investigation remedies or constraints;
  • Advice to shareholders, administrators, and directors in parallel investigations;
  • Support on information requirements, verification visits, procedures and seeking legal remedies;
  • Personal data protection;
  • Consumer rights.

Regulatory Compliance

Regulatory compliance

Regulatory compliance is the specific function that allows companies – through appropriate procedures – to detect and manage the risks of non-compliance with internal and external regulatory obligations.

As regulatory intervention increases, both nationally and internationally, the difficulty for your staff to understand and apply the latest regulatory developments in which your company operates increases, which may cost time, money, productivity, and reputation.

What we do

  • Generally, our attorneys visit our clients’ offices to provide internal training and awareness sessions, conduct internal compliance audits, and design risk maps.
  • Our attorneys are certified by the National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV), which qualifies us as professionals in the prevention of operations with resources of illicit origin and financing of terrorism.

Our services include:

  • Codes of conduct design and regulatory compliance policies;
  • Compliance risk assessments;
  • Gaps analysis or deficiencies in compliance policies and procedures;
  • Consulting services in the application ex post investigation remedies or constraints;
  • Advice to shareholders, administrators, and directors in parallel investigations;
  • Support on information requirements, verification visits, procedures and seeking legal remedies;
  • Personal data protection;
  • Consumer rights.

Money Laundering Prevention

In 2013, the Federal Law for the Prevention and Identification of Operations with Resources of Illicit Origin, commonly known as the “Anti-Laundering Law” came into force.

Its main purpose is to identify and generate useful information that allows investigating and prosecuting people involved in money laundering processes, through an inter-agency coordination between the Ministry of Finance (SHCP), the Tax Administration Service (SAT) and the Attorney General’s Office (FGR). Money laundering implies giving appearance of lawfulness to resources with a criminal origin -such as tax evasion and fraud, corruption, diversion of resources, among others – so that they can be used legally.

In Mexico, this law came into effect to comply with international treaties, establishing a list of economic activities – nonfinancial – that are likely to receive or process resources of illicit origin, referred to as Vulnerable Activities:

  • Real estate development
  • Return and reward cards
  • Properties
  • Games and giveaways
  • Traveler’s checks
  • Shielding 
  • Transfer and custody of securities
  • Real estate leasing
  • Service and credit cards
  • Metals and jewelry
  • Professional Services
  • Public / legal services
  • Mutual, loan or credit
  • Works of art
  • Donations
  • FINTECH’s
  • Prepaid cards and coupons
  • Vehicle commercialization
  • Foreign Trade
  • Outsourcing

What we do

Non-Financial Sector

  • Audit, diagnosis, and money-laundering prevention (MLP) compliance opinion.
  • Legal advice and implementation of procedures for the creation of the MLP area.
  • Outsourcing as responsible person in charge for vulnerable activities in MLP.
  • Advice for the proper integration of files.
  • Amounts analysis and advice on notices submitted to the Ministry of Finance.
  • Design and elaboration of operations manual regarding MLP.
  • Advice to meet authority acts, verification visits, or invitations and prevent the application of sanctions.

Financial Sector

  • Audit and MLP/TF report.
  • Legal advice and implementation of procedures for the creation of the MLP/ TF area.
  • Development of a customer knowledge and identification program.
  • Drafting a policy manual, criteria, measures, and internal procedures of MLP/TF.

National Banking And Securities Commission Certification

Our lawyers are certified by the National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV), which qualifies us as professionals in the prevention of operations with resources of illicit origin and financing of terrorism.

Money Laundering Prevention

In 2013, the Federal Law for the Prevention and Identification of Operations with Resources of Illicit Origin, commonly known as the “Anti-Laundering Law” came into force.

Its main purpose is to identify and generate useful information that allows investigating and prosecuting people involved in money laundering processes, through an inter-agency coordination between the Ministry of Finance (SHCP), the Tax Administration Service (SAT) and the Attorney General’s Office (FGR). Money laundering implies giving appearance of lawfulness to resources with a criminal origin -such as tax evasion and fraud, corruption, diversion of resources, among others – so that they can be used legally.

In Mexico, this law came into effect to comply with international treaties, establishing a list of economic activities – nonfinancial – that are likely to receive or process resources of illicit origin, referred to as Vulnerable Activities:

  • Real estate development
  • Return and reward cards
  • Properties
  • Games and giveaways
  • Traveler’s checks
  • Shielding 
  • Transfer and custody of securities
  • Real estate leasing
  • Service and credit cards
  • Metals and jewelry
  • Professional Services
  • Public / legal services
  • Mutual, loan or credit
  • Works of art
  • Donations
  • FINTECH’s
  • Prepaid cards and coupons
  • Vehicle commercialization
  • Foreign Trade
  • Outsourcing

What we do

Non-Financial Sector

  • Audit, diagnosis, and money-laundering prevention (MLP) compliance opinion.
  • Legal advice and implementation of procedures for the creation of the MLP area.
  • Outsourcing as responsible person in charge for vulnerable activities in MLP.
  • Advice for the proper integration of files.
  • Amounts analysis and advice on notices submitted to the Ministry of Finance.
  • Design and elaboration of operations manual regarding MLP.
  • Advice to meet authority acts, verification visits, or invitations and prevent the application of sanctions.

Financial Sector

  • Audit and MLP/TF report.
  • Legal advice and implementation of procedures for the creation of the MLP/ TF area.
  • Development of a customer knowledge and identification program.
  • Drafting a policy manual, criteria, measures, and internal procedures of MLP/TF.

National Banking And Securities Commission Certification

Our lawyers are certified by the National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV), which qualifies us as professionals in the prevention of operations with resources of illicit origin and financing of terrorism.

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