Curtis’ Mexico City office is a central hub for the firm’s Latin American practice and has been a strong player within Mexico, where it has been present for more than two decades. Attorneys operate domestically and across Latin America, and – in the case of international arbitrations – in Europe, Africa and Central Asia.
The Mexico office draws on the firm’s international network to provide full-service representation to Latin American and international clients doing business in the region. Clients include governmental entities and private sector companies from a range of industries including commodities; energy; agriculture and food; telecoms; transportation; finance; media and tourism.
Main international areas of practice
International arbitration: Ranked and globally recognised among the top firms for international arbitration, Curtis handles many of the world’s largest and most significant commercial arbitrations and investor-state disputes. The practice is highly regarded for representing states, state-owned entities and international organisations.
International trade: Curtis provides clients with practical solutions to global trade, international investment, market access and export control issues. The team offers comprehensive international trade advice and has represented both exporters and importers in significant international trade disputes.
Infrastructure development and project finance: The firm has been involved in several of Latin America’s largest infrastructure development and finance transactions, particularly in the petroleum and power industries.
Energy and power: Curtis offers extensive experience in international petroleum and power industries, mostly representing states and NOCs. It has advised on some of the world’s largest energy transactions, and also represents clients in the renewable energy arena.
Finance: Attorneys handle debt and equity finance issues, including structured and asset-backed lending; issuances and placements in the public and private securities markets; the bilateral and syndicated bank market; and other institutional capital markets.
Restructuring and insolvency: Curtis assists clients Latin American and international clients on reorganisations; structured financings; distressed trades; asset and stock sales; and acquisitions.
Investment management: Attorneys advise on all aspects of investment management, including the structuring, implementation and ongoing maintenance of investment funds, particularly private equity funds, hedge funds and sovereign wealth funds.
Capital markets: Curtis counsels clients through all stages of the capital-raising process, from advice on the most appropriate listing venue to the preparation of listing and offering documentation and negotiation of key contractual documents.
Mergers and acquisitions: Curtis assists private and public companies, as well as private equity firms, hedge funds, governments and state-owned companies with a broad range of M&A. The firm routinely handles transnational acquisitions and dispositions.
Private equity and venture capital: Attorneys structure and advise on private equity transactions dealing with numerous regulatory, tax and other issues posed by cross-border transactions.
International investment: Curtis is uniquely positioned to help Latin American companies take advantage of international business opportunities. The firm offers experience in commercial transactions; M&A; import and export; intellectual property; and tax.
International tax: Curtis provides tax counsel in high-profile transactions and disputes, cross-border tax planning, as well as more traditional deals for private investors, international funds and public and private companies.