Holland & Knight is a global law firm with more than 1,250 lawyers and other professionals in 24 US offices, as well as Bogotá, Mexico City and London. Holland & Knight’s Mexico City office draws on the firm’s extensive Latin American practice and vast global resources to provide sophisticated legal services to the growing Mexican business community. We provide comprehensive legal services, including advice on corporate finance, project finance, domestic and cross-border finance transactions, energy and oil, gas and biofuels, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, arbitration, international trade, labour, intellectual property, capital markets, private equity, real estate, telecommunications and government procurement.
The lawyers in our Mexico practice have built strong working relationships with leaders in Mexican business and government. We have assisted the Mexican government in the analysis, design and drafting of important legislation and regulation, and have designed innovative financing structures in addition to participating in a number of first-ever business transactions.
Main practice areas
Arbitration: Our international litigation and arbitration team has arbitrated numerous international disputes, both in the US and abroad. We have experience arbitrating complex disputes under many different rules and administrative bodies.
Competition: Our attorneys have experience in filings and investigations before the Mexican Federal Competition Commission, as well as counselling on mergers that are sensitive due to high levels of concentration in the market. We also advise clients on practices that threaten the free competition process, and members of our team have participated in the design of the Federal Economic Competition Law of Mexico.
Corporate and M&A: Our attorneys have substantial experience in mergers and acquisitions, as well as handling all types of corporate matters. We have advised and represented local and international clients in numerous complex mergers and acquisitions, including highly regulated entities in the financial and energy sectors. We also assist our clients on all type of corporate matters, as well as in the legal aspects of fund formation and investments.
Energy: Our attorneys have substantial energy sector experience, including in oil and gas, electricity, liquefied natural gas (LNG), renewables, biofuels and government procurement. We are highly knowledgeable about public contracts, project finance and regulatory matters related to the energy sector. We handle local and cross-border energy transactions from structuring to execution, and negotiate contracts with transnational companies and foreign governments.
Environmental: Our environmental law team includes former general counsel to Mexico City’s Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources, who has specialised in regulatory, social impact and financial aspects as high-profile infrastructure projects.
Financial services: Our attorneys are highly experienced in all types of financings and have extensive knowledge of structured finance. We are focused on local and cross-border financing such as public financing, complex financing structures, including REITs, CECADES, securitisations and equity transactions, syndicated loans, asset-based financing, corporate financing, real estate financing, aircraft financing and all other types of asset financing.
Intellectual property: Our intellectual property team has vast experience representing and advising local and international clients in complex transactions, processes, proceedings and litigations involving intellectual property rights, including, among others, trademarks, patents, designs, utility models, trade secrets, technology and copyrights.
International trade: We have substantial experience with the procedures for the determination of antidumping and countervailing duties. Our seasoned team also has experience in investigations performed by the Mexican investigating authority (International Trade Practices Unit) and challenging the outcome of such investigations before international bodies such as NAFTA panels and WTO.
Litigation and arbitration: Our litigation attorneys regularly handle complex commercial litigation, amparo proceedings, international litigation, securities litigation, bankruptcy and creditors' rights matters, white-collar and enforcement defence cases.
Labour: Our labour, employment and benefits group focuses on supporting all aspects of corporate issues in this region. We advise Mexican-based companies as well as foreign companies establishing or conducting business activities in Mexico.
Real estate: We provide full-service leasing representation for entire office, multiuse and retail complexes on behalf of various types of owners and agents such as brokers/managers, private owners, banks, insurance companies, pension funds/pension fund advisers, REITs, private investment funds and overseas investors.
Telecommunications: Holland & Knight’s lawyers have tremendous experience in the telecommunications industry assisting clients on regulatory, transactional and litigation matters, representing fixed and mobile carriers, satellite operators, e-commerce retailers, cloud services providers, equipment and service providers, financial advisers and enterprise users of communications services.Paseo de la Reforma No. 342Piso 28, Col. Juárez, Del. Cuauhtémoc
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