Practice AREAS & Sectors
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Our Banking and Finance practice regularly advises the world´s leading financial institutions including commercial banks, investment banks, finance companies, investment funds insurance companies, leasing and factoring companies, pension funds and other institutional investors, regarding their business in Mexico, in the field of transactions, incorporation of affiliates and the acquisition of financial entities in Mexico. Furthermore, the Banking and Finance practice has achieved recognition for advising participants of Electronic Payment Systems, in acquiring banks, aggregators and issuers.
Securities & Capital Markets
The Firm constantly represents international and local broker dealers as well as issuers in private and public offerings of debt and equity securities by Mexican issuers in both the Mexican and international markets. Additionally, our Securities and Capital Markets practice regularly advises issuers regarding their reporting and corporate governance obligations. Additionally, the Firm has a relevant participation in the development of the local securities market and has collaborated with the Mexican financial authorities in the development of regulations for the creation of new financial products. The Firm has earned recognition for its creativity, affinity for product marketability, and handling of cutting-edge financial structures. The members of Securities & Capital Markets practice are also knowledgeable in other relevant disciplines, such as mergers and acquisitions, tax, real estate, energy and infrastructure.
JDV renders legal services in antitrust and competition regulatory matters in all kinds of transactions, litigation, compliance, immunity programs and trainings of personnel. Clients of Competition and Antitrust area of JDV include General Motors de Mexico and Miller Brewing Company.
JDV handles acquisitions, divestitures, stock and asset purchases. The Firm represents clients in numerous transactions, such as the acquisition of the largest insurance state-owned company, then called Aseguradora Hidalgo, now MetLife and the acquisition of the ING Afore, Pension Funds and Investment Funds by Sura.
The Criminal Law practice of JDV has a clear corporate focus, providing legal services mainly to the business sector and also to individuals who seek excellence and ethics in the practice of criminal law. To date the firm has participated in some of the most relevant Criminal Litigation matters in Mexico, and it has advised multiple national and foreign entities.
JDV provides extensive legal advice regarding exploration and production, oil and gas importation and exportation, distribution of fuels and all aspects of electricity generation, both renewable and clean. JDV advised Pemex in sundry transactions and Gran Tierra Energy, Tullow Mexico and Geopark Limited in the three Phases of Ronda Uno.
The environmental practice area of JDV provides substantial support to clients in all kinds of mergers & acquisitions, corporate transactions, energy matters including clean and renewable energy, financings, right away issues and environmental compliance. Some of the prominent clients of JDV in environmental area are Grupo Unilever, Grupo Metal Intra, WGP Waste Generated Power and Venable.
The Firm has solid insurance and reinsurance practice encompassing a wide range of regulatory, organizational, operational and transactional matters, product development and all kinds of arbitration and litigation, such as those rendered to MetLife, Great American Insurance Group and to the membership of Insuralex.
JDV has a leading Intellectual Property (IP) practice in Copyright and Information Technology (IT) including litigation, administrative sanctions and anti-counterfeiting to prevent misuse and fraud to Nike, Nestle, Xerox and History Channel.
JDV provides relevant legal advice to manufacturers, exporters and importers, trading companies, antidumping and countervailing measures, rules of origin, quotas, non-tariff barriers, tariff classifications, tax-free zones, special development zones, customs matters and customs transfer price to clients such as Senders Farms, Bayer Corporation, Mount Vernon Mills, American Standard and Schwab.
The Firm provides legal advice in a wide variety of labor matters, representing employers, collective bargaining, individual and collective litigation, social security issues, employee profit sharing, individual labor agreements and outsourcing structures to the U.S. Embassy in Mexico, Odebrecht, Granportuaria, Timex and Walton Street Capital.
JDV successfully handles cases in all kinds of court litigation and arbitration, as well as relevant bankruptcy, business and civil litigation in different sectors. Some of the most prominent clients in this area are Grupo Alden and MetLife.
JDV handles a wide range of infrastructure projects, Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), toll roads, international bridges, water treatment plants, pipelines, ports, electric grid and satellites to Grupo Marhnos and SSA Mexico.
JDV participates as a leader in all kinds of real estate transactions and projects, including financings, equity investments, joint ventures, fund formation and projects for private investment funds, such as AIG Clarion and real estate developments of Finsa, Torre Mayor and St. Regis Hotel.
JDV has a substantial practice in tax consulting, both federal and local, and ample expertise in transfer price studies and tax refunds. The tax practice area is composed of professionals highly specialized in cross-border and domestic transactions. JDV provided efficient tax structures to Fibra Terrafina and to following CKDs: Prudential, Finsa I, Finsa II, Planigrupo, Walton I, Walton II and Prologis.
Tax and Administrative Litigation
The Firm holds a solid tax and administrative litigation practice that constantly defends the rights of relevant clients against acts of tax authorities and government agencies that may affect the taxpayers' interests, with an extraordinary rate of success. JDV has obtained the annulment of multi-million tax assessments, fines and interests in courts and the revocation of administrative resolutions terminating concessions or governmental contracts, for clients such as Telefonica Mexico (Movistar) and Toyota de Mexico.