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The Banking and Finance practice of Jáuregui and Del Valle (“JDV”) has the experience and capacity that our clients require in their financial transactions and in compliance with their
regulatory obligations. We regularly advise some of the world's leading financial institutions, including commercial and investment banks, financial companies, insurers, reinsurers,
financial leasing companies, factoring companies, investment funds, pension funds and other institutional investors, as well as family offices and entrepreneurs, in connection with their
business in Mexico and in cross-border transactions. Our Banking and Finance practice has earned market recognition for its creativity, responsiveness and deep knowledge of financing
products and structures.
Through the years we have advised lenders, borrowers, intermediaries and issuers of securities in a wide range of transactions and industries. From simple unsecured bilateral loans, to project financings of all kinds based on novel structures; from specialized regulatory aspects, to the structuring of products, the development and negotiation of the necessary documents, as well as obtaining the applicable registrations and authorizations; from the conceptualization of financing structures, to the contentious and non-contentious restructuring of financings of all kinds
We have a vast experience in structuring, negotiation and implementation of corporate financing transactions. We actively represent all industry players in the granting of short, medium and long-term credit lines in a wide range of industries, both from the point of view of the lender and the borrower. Our attorneys have in-depth knowledge of the law and market practice applicable to both bilateral and syndicated loans, secured and unsecured, including the granting of loans in multiple currencies or subject to currency or interest rate conversion. Our Banking and Finance practice has experience representing multilateral financial organizations and export finance agencies.
We cover a wide range of regulatory, organizational, corporate governance and financial product development matters. We have been involved in the incorporation, acquisition and merger of financial institutions of all kinds, including subsidiaries of affiliates of foreign financial institutions. We regularly advise financial institutions in the fulfillment of their regulatory obligations.
We frequently advise brokerage firms and securities issuers on public and private offerings of debt and capital instruments, in the Mexican and international stock markets. We also advise public companies and their stockholders on fulfilling their obligations under securities laws. Our experience includes handling initial public offerings and public purchase offerings, listing and delisting securities, debt and structured instrument offerings, including stock exchange-traded certificates issued by development trusts (CKDs) and stock exchange-traded certificates issued by real estate investment trusts (FIBRAs).
Additionally, we have been an important player in the development of the Mexican securities market and in the drafting of the applicable regulations for new financial products. Similarly, we have advised Mexican regulatory entities regarding the drafting of laws, regulations and regulatory provisions applicable to financial entities.
Together with our renowned Litigation practice, we have represented our clients in the financial sector in litigations brought before judicial and administrative authorities and submitted to arbitration panels.
Our Banking and Finance practice combines the knowledge of our experts in financial, data protection, intellectual property and money laundering prevention to serve those of our clients who are revolutionizing financial services, participating, among others, in crowdfunding and virtual currency operations, for which we provide highly avant-garde, innovative and specialized legal services.
Our Banking and Finance practice is widely renowned for advising payment processing services providers, including buyers, card issuers, brand owners, aggregators and specialized companies. These are the main subpractices in our Banking and Finance practice:
Corporate and Export Finance
Project and Energy Finance
Banking and Regulatory
Restructuring and Distressed Assets
Insurance and Reinsurance
Fintech and Payment Networks
Competition can affect transactions, commercial agreements, investments, public bids, local and multi-jurisdictional Mergers & Acquisitions, alongside monopolistic practices. Our team
has successfully handled some of the most prominent and highly publicized cases in recent times and has been recognized for its extensive practice and sophisticated expertise in
Competition and Antitrust matters ever since the Mexican Law of Economic Competition was enacted in 1993.
Our Competition and Anti-Trust specialists advise across every aspect of the field, from the obtainment of anti-trust clearances and rulings for specific transactions until the preparation and submission of information in connection with investigation proceedings, litigation (both as counsels to plaintiffs and defendants in connection with prohibited monopolistic practices), the recovery of damages in connection with Ant-Trust Actions, and General Litigation.
Clients the team works with hail from industries including Pharmaceutical, Automotive, Consumer Care, Banking and Finance and Telecommunications.
The Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions team at Jáuregui y Del Valle is widely recognized for its experience and innovative approach in all aspects of mergers and acquisition, including
devising corporate legal structures, implementing trouble-shooting techniques and creating efficient tax structuring. The team represents foreign clients in relevant transactions in
Mexico, and also assists leading Mexican companies with their investments abroad.
Whether it is an M&A issue, a joint venture, a strategic alliance or an association, the team can advise on general corporate matters, regulatory compliance, anti-money laundering compliance, privacy law matters and all type of corporate and commercial law issues. From distribution agreements or due diligence, to the drafting and negotiation of agreements for the acquisition of existing businesses, the investment of fresh resources by investors or the execution of contracts, whatever the circumstances we can add real value.
Business alliances, advising on shareholder conflicts or general corporate advice are all strengths of the team, as are reorganizations and divisions. We also advise on corporate governance, privatization and we are regularly called upon to advise foreign investors on regulated or specialized industries such as telecommunications, financial, insurance, energy and natural resources, railways and health.
Jáuregui y Del Valle boasts an active and diverse Criminal Litigation Practice with a notable Corporate focus. We provide Criminal Litigation services mainly to the business sector, but
we also advise individuals who require our services.
While our experience covers all aspects of Criminal Justice, the firm’s work often involves Insurance or Property Crime. We also regularly advise on criminal activity related to Intellectual Property and Copyright, and on offenses committed within the family environment. We know that being involved in Criminal Litigation puts all parties under extreme pressure, so whatever the subject, we always provide our clients with thoughtful and effective advice.
Our robust Criminal Litigation services span the whole lifecycle of a case. We advise clients during the preparation of complaints and during the investigation stage, and then represent and defend them during the criminal trial.
Additionally, we can offer stand-alone legal advice on matters related to crime and also offer mediation services.
Our Energy practice is a pioneer and major player in the rendering of legal services in the oil and gas industry the energy sector, including renewable energy, carbon emissions and
electric generation and cogeneration projects, amongst others. Legal services provided by JDV include negotiating and implementing contracts as well as investment structures, strategic
alliances, mergers and acquisitions, participation in public tenders and direct awards, as well as processing and obtaining governmental permits and approvals.
JDV advises clients in the energy sector regarding exploration, drilling, maintenance and other services to Pemex and CFE; transportation, distribution and storage of natural gas; energy projects including cogeneration and self-supply; BLT agreements; EPC and O&M contracts; as well as other energy projects.
We have shaped respectful and professional networks with relevant authorities and regulators within the Energy Sector, including the Ministry of Energy, the National Hydrocarbons Commission, the Safety, Energy and Environment Agency, the Energy Regulatory Commission, the National Center for Energy Control, the Federal Commission of Economic Competition and the National Commission of Foreign Investment.
We advise a wide range of Mexican and overseas clients and have a strong international profile for all Energy matters.
Jáuregui y Del Valle has a legal practice specialized in Mining, including the application and renewal of Mining concessions and permits. Our experience includes the negotiation of supply alongside financing contracts for Mining projects.
When organizations need to tackle Environmental Considerations arising from their current activities or the development of new projects, they need expert assistance. Our leading
Environmental Law practice provides advice and representation on any related issue from Regulatory Matters to Litigation.
The team regularly advises clients on their due diligence and on how to obtain Environmental Authorizations according to Federal, State and Municipal Legislation. We also offer support on the implementation of the corresponding procedures following the authorizations or licenses granted. Specifically, we advise on highly relevant Environmental Permits, such as Concessions for the use, Exploitation or Exploitation of the Federal Maritime Terrestrial Zone and Environmental Impact of Authorizations, Water Concessions, Regularizations and Wastewater Discharges.
Regulation Generation and the handling of hazardous materials and waste plus the Compliance aspects related to air quality and emissions to the atmosphere are a particular specialty. We are experienced litigators and experts in the defense of clients before Environmental Authorities at the Federal, State and Municipal levels.
Our Insurance and Reinsurance practice has advised and represented the world’s leading Insurance and Reinsurance Companies in the world for more than 20 years. We are active across every
aspect of regulatory, organizational, operational, transactional and claims-related matters, both on transactional day-to-day matters and for special projects. In particular, we represent
Mexican Insurance Companies (including subsidiaries of major multinational insurers) in Corporate and Regulatory matters such as Licensing, Financial and Solvency Regulations,
Investments, Corporate Governance, Anti-Bribery and Anti-Money Laundering Measures.
We also advise global insurers in the establishment of their Mexican operations and in the acquisition of joint ventures with Mexican insurance companies. Insurance related advice on cross-border trade is a particular strength. We’re also proactive, offering support on product development including, among others, direct marketing arrangements with major Mexican credit card operators and retailers, implementation of reinsurance arrangements and broker incentive plans. Finally, we regularly advise clients on national and international Insurance and Reinsurance Arbitration and Litigation.
Our clients benefit from our experience in dealing with all relevant administrative authorities. Additionally, the Firm is a member of Insuralex, a Worldwide network of independent insurance and reinsurance lawyers.
A company’s intellectual property is one of its most valuable assets. and the Jáuregui y Del Valle IP team is one of Mexico’s leading and most experienced practices. Our IP practice has
four main focus areas.
Firstly, we advise on Anti-Counterfeiting/Piracy and Online Infringements across all industry sectors. This is a complex area through wich we have proudly offer our clients advice on how to protect their Intellectual Property Rights portfolio. When these are challenged, we act swiftly against counterfeiters and infringers.
We are renowned for our strengths in the accurate recording and surveillance of Trademark and Copyright Prosecution and registrations both in Mexico and worldwide. Our in-depth strategic advice ensures our clients the implementation of powerful and cost-effective solutions while avoiding excessive registrations.
Copyright is another area we specialize in Jáuregui y Del Valle manages the portfolios of many Copyright owners, executes Clearance Searches in Mexico and abroad, for work of Authorship and Neighbouring Rights, alongside Filing, Prosecution and Maintenance. Our Copyright attorneys act proactively on the defense of Copyright and Negotiations, Enforcement and Litigation matters.
Finally, in Litigation we focus on highly complex matters such as IP Infringement Actions on Administrative, Civil and Criminal Courts in matters related to Trademarks, Copyrights, Plant Varieties and Patents. Our team’s IP Litigation expertise is complemented by market-leading IT experience. We have been trusted to resolve Infringement and Criminal actions against internet sites and social network profiles. This includes over 20 cases related to the recovery of more than 45 domain names due to proceedings filed before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for cybersquatting activities.
Our International Trade Practice has in-depth knowledge and vast experience in every aspect of International Trade and Customs, from Litigation, Market Access, Trade Policy, Multilateral
and Bilateral Trade Agreements, to Preferential Trade Regimes, Customs Compliance, Trade Compliance and Trade Remedies. We are one of the most active and experienced law firms in
Antidumping, Countervailing Duty Procedures and Trade Agreements, having represented exporters, importers and petitioners in more than 30 investigations involving multiple companies
exporting to and from Mexico.
We have also developed strategies to access markets using exports and imports incentives, mainly in Pharmaceutical, Automotive, Consumer Care, Agricultural and Food Products represented many clients in all aspects of Customs and Trade Regulations and Domestic Disputes such as Rules of Origin, Tariff Classification, Customs Valuation among others.
In the past, our team participated in the Mexican proposal designs for the negotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and advised many clients on the subject-matter
Our client list in this area includes Senders Farms, Bayer Corporation, Mount Vernon Mills, American Standard and Schwab.
The Labor practice area of Jáuregui Del Valle, is acknowledged for its preventive approach to labor conflicts, for the provision of consulting services to employers in the labor field in
general and for their defense in litigation
Considering the extensive protectionism pro workers in our legal ecosystem, the Labor team is well recognized for providing quick and efficient solutions to the different problems of companies in the labor aspects, thus managing to avoid them and / or diminish risks and economic contingencies to their clients.
From ensuring clients have measures in place to proactively avoid issues by offering preventive advice on Labor Issues and Liabilities, to assisting with Individual and Collective Employment Agreement Preparations, our team makes sure our clients are protected. We are experts in advising on negotiations with Unions. We also offer advice on Labor and Immigration planning for expatriates working in Mexico, including visas and work permits in global immigration cases, plus assisting on the far-reaching procedures of personnel transfers in Corporate Restructurings.
We also help a diverse range of organizations on Individual and Collective Litigation, Social Security Issues, Employee Profit Sharing and Individual Labor Agreements.
Our team advises and represents companies in all labor aspects, including: employment contracts, outsourcing, internal guidelines, collective bargaining, terminations of employment, due diligence, litigation and social security.
As the business world becomes ever more competitive and regulated, dispute resolution is more important than ever. Our team actively guides our clients by proposing robust and effective
solutions to the legal conflicts they face.
We have extensive experience of representing national and international companies, financial and insurance institutions, public corporations and trusts, funds and private investors in matters related to conflicts between shareholders, and contractual and non-contractual liability procedures and implementation of real and personal guarantees, before tribunals of the federal jurisdiction and the common jurisdiction. We also advise on issues regarding family relations, including successions involving assets, both in various states in Mexico and abroad.
We develop Demand or Defense Strategies tailored to each client according to the specific circumstances of the matter, on our expense. An effective defense requires specific knowledge and experience in the industry in which the conflict arises and as a full service law firm our litigators regularly collaborate with lawyers from our other practices.
We also advise our clients on arbitration and alternative dispute resolution proceedings. The team applies a pragmatic and effective approach to these types of negotiations to achieve optimum results.
The firm offers a comprehensive consultancy service for domestic and international commercial arbitration and conciliation proceedings, institutional private arbitration or ad hoc arbitration proceedings conducted before domestic and international arbitration institutions. We can also advise on the execution of arbitration awards.
We work across a wide range of areas in both the private and public sector, including energy, infrastructure, transport, mining and telecommunications.
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.
The Real Estate market is fast moving and constantly changing. Our active and diversified practice sets itself apart by not only evolving alongside it, but by helping set its new
Jáuregui y Del Valle represents clients on all sides of Real Estate and Infrastructure projects. These transactions span Real Estate Financing, Development and Construction, to the Structuring and Formation of Investment Vehicles, Time-Share and Fractional Ownership Systems. Acquisitions, Sales and Sale-Lease Backs, Joint Venturing, Dispositions, Private and Public Offerings of Securities representing a Real Estate interest, are key to what we do.
Our domestic and foreign clients in this space include owners, developers, landlords, tenants, investors, construction companies, consultants, marketing companies, lenders and borrowers. We have also represented foreign governments and international entities in their Real Estate Transactions in Mexico.
Jáuregui y Del Valle’s highly regarded Tax Department specializes in Tax Consulting, Advice and Litigation and is one of the core practices of the firm. We are well known for the design
and implementation of exceptional tax strategies and services.
We regularly advise on the Structuring of Mergers and Acquisitions and other Corporate Finance Transactions such as Joint Ventures, Infrastructure, Real Estate and Structured Finance Projects, on both national and international levels. We are also seasoned advisers on the Development of Innovative Structures, Corporate Reorganizations, Funds Structuring, Joint Ventures and Restructures.
Advising on Tax Controversies, National and International Estate Planning and Consolidation for Tax purposes, Tax Reports, Tax Litigation, Constitutional Administrative Litigation, Economic and Transfer Pricing Analyses are all part of our remit, as are Labor, Employment and Social Security Tax Strategies and Local Contributions. Last but not least, we have extensive experience in structuring Private and Public Investment Funds, Real Estate Funds and Private Equity Funds.
Our clients are a mix of foreign and domestic companies, alongside HNW individuals. Regardless of the circumstances, we ensure that their objectives are met timely and in the most effective way.
We have a substantial and renowned practice in Tax Consulting, both federal and local, plus ample expertise in Transfer Price studies and Tax Refunds. The tax practice team consists of professionals highly specialized in cross-border and domestic transactions. JDV has provided efficient tax structures to Fibra Terrafina and to following CKDs: Prudential, Finsa I, Finsa II, Planigrupo, Walton I, Walton II and Prologis, among others.