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Jose Miguel Zozayacorrea

Jose Miguel Zozayacorrea

Partner

Zozayacorrea y Asociados SC

Mexico

Biography

Founding partner at Zozayacorrea y Asociados SC since 2018.

Former head of Legal Central West Mexico at EY from June to September 2018.

Former partner of Baker McKenzie from 2002 up to June 2016. 

Former member of the National Executive Committee of Baker McKenzie and managing partner of the Guadalajara office in the past 11 years of 17 years at Baker McKenzie in Guadalajara and former coordinator of the corporate practice group

Mr Zozayacorrea is fluent in the areas of corporate law, business law, private equity, restructuring, foreign investment, as well as transactional and finance matters.

Practice

Mr Zozayacorrea’s practice covers mergers and acquisitions, foreign investment, private equity, finance and other matters related to economics.

He also advises clients on alternative dispute resolution methods and provides assistance in corporate and financial restructuring and government contracts.

Mr Zozayacorrea’s client base includes companies in the medical, pharmaceutical, environmental, food, auto parts, manufacturing in general and agro industries.

Representative clients, cases or matters

Supported several companies in credit and guarantee restructurings, either private and or public

Assisted various clients comply with corporate legal actions relating to multijurisdictional restructurings

Supported various clients in the stock asset purchase processes

Private equity

Publications, presentations and articles

Speaker and panellist in seminars on Corporate, Foreign Investment, Private Equity and Financial Law, organised by diverse associations, including the American Chamber of Commerce (the Mexico Business Bar Association (ANADE), the Instituto Mexicano de Ejecutivos en Finanzas (IMEF), the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the US Mexico Bar Association, the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudio Superiores de Monterrey (TEC) and the Universidad Panamericana.

Co-author, author, “Doing Business in Mexico”, Colombo Bonacci LLP, 1995

Author of Private Equity in Mexico, Forbes, 2013, “Corporate resilience 2015)”,

“Strengthening Companies through Ethics” for the Mexican Institute of Corporate Governance (IMMPC), “Anticorruption in Mexico and its confrontation with the new legal environment?” for Players of Life, among others.

Author of diverse legal articles for different publications such as Cadelec Canieti American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico Forbes, Mundo Ejecutivo la Revista del Abogado, Nearshore Americas as well as legal articles for the most important newspapers.

Author of “Investments in Technology Companies in Mexico, Risk or Opportunity?”, Opportunity?”, "Potential Outcomes for Mexico USA if NAFTA is dissolved", “Trump’s Intentions with the Renogiation of Nafta” and “The bilateral trade between Mexico and the US in the Trump’s Administration” for Nearshore Americas.

For five consecutive years, he was the only partner of the corporate practice group of Baker McKenzie Mexico listed in Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500.

Professional affiliations

American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico, AC Guadalajara

Chapter, former chair

US Mexico Bar Association, former chair

Vice chair of the Certification Committee of the Mexican Institute of Corporate Governance (IMMPC)

Asociacion Nacional de Abogados de Empresa en Jalisco (ANADE Jalisco), former vice chair

Guest counsellor of Grupo Editorial Reforma in Jalisco

US Mexico Bar Association, member of the Advisory Council

Former member of the External Advisory Council of Tecnologico de Monterrey Campus Guadalajara, Business, Government and Law

Member of the board of AMCHAM Mexico, Guadalajara Chapter

Former member of the Major Companies Committee COPARMEX Jalisco

Member of the International Bar Association (New York)

Mexican Bar Association, member

Former member Empresarios y Dirigentes

Former member of the National Executive Committee of the Mexican

Institute of Corporate Governance (and member of the board)

Former member of the Research and Development Centre of the

Mexican Institute of Corporate Governance 

Legal counsel and member of the Legal Ecosystem Commission of the

Jalisco Agricultural Council Consejo Agropecuario de Jalisco)

Consejo Mexicano de Comercio Exterior (Former member of the board

Confederacion Patronal de la Republica Mexicana (COPARMEX Jalisco)

Former member of the board

Consejo Consultivo de TV Azteca Occidente, former member

Canadian Chamber of Commerce former member.

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