Holland & Knight is a global law firm with more than 1,350 lawyers and other professionals in 28 offices around the world. Our Mexico City office draws on the firm's extensive Latin America Practice and vast global resources to provide sophisticated legal services to the growing Mexican business community, including advice on corporate finance, project finance, domestic and cross-border finance transactions, energy and oil, gas and biofuels, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), competition, litigation, arbitration, international trade, tax, labour, intellectual property, capital markets, private equity, real estate, telecommunications and government procurement.
Our innovative financing structures are considered market role models, and our deep experience in the region is enhanced by established relationships with leaders in Mexico's major business and government sectors.
Main practice areas
Arbitration and litigation: Our attorneys regularly handle complex commercial litigation, amparo proceedings, international litigation, securities litigation, bankruptcy and creditors' rights matters, white-collar and enforcement defence cases.
Competition: Our attorneys are experienced in filings and investigations before the Mexican Federal Competition Commission, and members of our team participated in the elaboration of the Federal Economic Competition Law of Mexico.
Corporate and M&A: We represent local and international clients in complex M&A deals, including those involving highly regulated entities in the financial and energy sectors.
Energy and natural resources: Our attorneys handle local and cross-border energy and natural resources transactions from structuring to execution, and we negotiate contracts with transnational companies and foreign governments. We have in-depth experience in regulatory litigation, oil and gas projects, mining projects, project finance, foreign investment projects, M&A, corporate reorganisations and financial restructurings.
Environmental: Our attorneys are highly experienced in the regulatory, social and financial aspects of high-profile infrastructure projects, and our environmental law team includes a former general counsel to Mexico City's Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.
Financial services: Our attorneys are well versed in innovative and traditional types of financing. We handle local and cross-border deals such as public financing; complex financing structures, including REITs, CKDs, securitisations and equity transactions; syndicated loans; asset-based financing; corporate financing; real estate financing; and aircraft 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 advise on antidumping and countervailing duties, as well as in investigations by the Mexican investigating authority (International Trade Practices Unit) and in matters before international bodies such as NAFTA and WTO.
Litigation and arbitration: Our attorneys regularly handle complex commercial litigation, amparo proceedings, international litigation, securities litigation, bankruptcy and creditors' rights matters, white-collar and enforcement defence cases.
Labour and employment: Our attorneys represent national and international companies in all kind of individual or collective labour conflicts. We advise clients on compliance, due diligence processes, design and implementation of strategies on employee transfers and massive layoffs; advise clients on internal investigations, employment termination processes for executives, private pension plans, non-compete and confidentiality agreements.
Real estate: We provide full-service leasing representation for office, multiuse and retail complexes on behalf of various types of owners and agents.
Taxation: Our taxation team has experience advising clients on corporate reorganisations, investment vehicles, startups, financing structures and in designing tax-efficient strategies for differing types of client transactions. Our practice includes estate and succession planning for high-net-worth individuals.
Telecommunications: We assist clients in 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
CP 06600, México, DF
Tel: +52 55 3602 8000
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