Founded in 1995, SOLCARGO is a leading law firm in Mexico that provides sophisticated and commercially driven advice to leading local and international clients. A highly qualified team, with graduate and postgraduate education in prestigious universities in Mexico, US and Europe, and working experience at Tier 1 law firms across the world, assists Fortune 500 and large multinational companies, ambitious middle market and emerging growth companies, including public and private investment organisations, investment banks, commercial lenders, fintechs and other financial institutions.
Main areas of practice
Bankruptcy and restructuring: SOLCARGO has a strong track record in bankruptcy proceedings representing the full panoply of participants. SOLCARGO has been appointed by the judicial branch as conciliator, receiver (liquidator) and by the creditors as comptroller. It has also successfully represented creditors, and companies undergoing bankruptcy proceedings.
Corporate: SOLCARGO focuses on designing management structures for private companies by providing corporate, secretarial and maintenance services, as well as services in corporate/regulatory compliance, including securities and anti-money laundering matters.
Dispute resolution: SOLCARGO’s litigation experience covers all types of civil, commercial and administrative matters including amparo proceedings. SOLCARGO is also recognised for its wide experience in high-profile commercial and investment arbitration.
Energy: SOLCARGO assists government and private equity clients in the implementation of commercial and corporate structures; analysis, negotiation and formalisation of all types of contracts, including joint ventures, sale of electric power and ancillary services (electric hedge contracts), natural gas transport services and agreements with oil companies, as well as with the obtainment of the relevant licences and authorisations and concessions for projects related to the energy industry.
Environmental: SOLCARGO advises on Mexican and international environmental law, specifically regarding permits and audits, project development and environmental litigation.
Financial transactions: SOLCARGO advises commercial and development banks, investment funds and other financial institutions on their financial activities in Mexico, including domestic and cross-border financing.
Intellectual property: SOLCARGO offers clients a depth and breadth of expertise in practice areas including patents and trademarks; franchising and licensing; copyright, entertainment and media law; pharmaceutical and healthcare law; and IP litigation.
Life sciences and pharmaceutical: SOLCARGO’s life sciences and pharmaceutical practice offers complete representation from regulatory services in a wide array of industries (pharmaceutical, healthcare, genomic technologies, chemical, food and beverages, genetic modified organisms, cosmetics, alcoholic beverages, etc), including application approvals and litigation.
M&A: the firm has extensive experience assisting national and multinational corporations, banks, non-bank financial institutions, investment funds with purchases of shares and assets, partnership and joint venture schemes and related transactions.
Private equity and venture capital: SOLCARGO has been a pioneer in Mexico’s rapidly developing private equity arena. The team has substantial experience in strategic planning for sponsors, investors and entrepreneurs, as well as assisting clients in private equity and venture capital investment process, from fund formation and raising capital to disinvestment.
Real estate: SOLCARGO participates in all phases of real estate development, advising clients on tourist developments and resorts, industrial, commercial and medical developments, as well as agrarian matters.
Regulatory: SOLCARGO advises on environmental, agrarian, mining, government procurement, standardisation and conformity assessment bodies, immunity, consumer protection actions, foreign and domestic corrupt practices and matters related to credit rating agencies.