Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez is widely recognised as one of the premier law firms in Mexico. Its leading practices are recognised in the market as dominating the mergers and acquisitions, finance, and capital markets legal fields, and its wide array of other practice areas, with specialised expertise, work closely together in a true partnership to provide clients with a unique team of attorneys with extensive knowledge to anticipate and resolve issues and efficiently achieve clients’ legal and business goals. An award-winning, full-service corporate law firm that has over 80 years of experience in providing international and domestic clients with technical excellence, knowledge of the market and unparalleled client service. The firm is a strategic service provider to clients with the most complex and demanding transactions and projects, affording them certainty and peace of mind. The firm provides innovative solutions to many of the largest, most intricate, first-ever market-leading deals in Mexico. It has been influential in the development of cutting-edge legal products and financial instruments in Mexico. The deep understanding of clients’ business goals and the dynamics of multifaceted cross-border and domestic transactions, by internationally trained, bilingual attorneys, has long established a reputation for client satisfaction and the firm's responsiveness and expertise. Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez is the firm of choice of prominent multinational and domestic financial institutions, industrial corporations, commercial enterprises, investors, international multilateral institutions, and rating agencies.
Administrative litigation and claims: Advice in complex high-stakes cases as opposed to case-volume. Specifically, all kinds of constitutional and administrative claims and litigation, including amparo claims before all federal and local courts, in multiple areas of law.
Antitrust and competition: Advice on all matters involving competition laws, merger control, cartel investigations, abuse of dominance, pricing and distribution policies and proceedings before the competition authorities
Arbitration and dispute resolution: Advice, including advocacy, on domestic and international mediation, conciliation and negotiation; commercial arbitration, investment arbitration and investor-state disputes.
Banking and finance: Representation of international and domestic lenders, borrowers and financing entities in single bank and syndicated loans, acquisition, secured and unsecured financings, structured and asset-based financings and derivatives.
Bankruptcy and restructurings: All non-litigation aspects of corporate recovery, insolvency, restructurings and workouts.
Capital markets: Our capital markets practice continues to be the leading force in Mexico´s capital markets, having executed on the most transformative and first-of-their-kind transactions, acting for issuers, sponsors, structuring agents, underwriters, pension funds and other institutional investors, investment funds, rating agencies, arrangers and placement agents, financial guarantors and other participants.
Corporate and commercial: Expert legal advice on corporate and commercial law matters to Mexican and international clients.
Employment and labour: Advice on large multinational groups on employment and labour matters, including hiring and terminating employees, collective bargaining agreements, incentive compensation schemes, bonus plans and benefits, and employment law implications of commercial transactions.
Energy and natural resources: Transactional and regulatory advice in the oil and gas, petrochemical, traditional and alternative power (including solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, biomass, waste-to-energy) mining, water and waste management sectors.
Environmental: Issues in transactions and real estate developments, compliance with environmental laws, remediation, permits, concessions, handling of hazardous waste, clean energy, water usage, climate change, zoning, natural protected areas, administrative proceedings and litigation.
Infrastructure: Represent local and global infrastructure operators, investors and financial sponsors in a full array of transactions including M&A, capital markets, project and asset finance and PPP projects. Expertise includes airports, toll roads, railways and ports.
Insurance and reinsurance: Incorporation, licensing and operation of insurance business, authorisations for insuring Mexican cross-border risk, structuring of new insurance products, M&A of insurance companies, regulatory compliance advice and administrative disciplinary proceedings.
Intellectual property: Registration and enforcement of intellectual property rights, technology transfer, licensing and franchising agreements, trademark, copyright, patent infringement and trade secret litigation and intellectual property implications of transactions.
Investigations and compliance: Risk prevention, risk management and protection, advice on design and implementation of compliance policies, compliance due diligence and investigations in the context of M&A transactions, handling all local legal needs of clients on legal and compliance investigations, advising governance bodies on compliance related matters.
M&A: Representation of foreign and domestic clients buying, selling, combining or restructuring companies, businesses and assets including negotiated and unsolicited acquisitions, mergers, spin-offs, tender offers, leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, joint ventures, strategic alliances, privatisations and corporate restructurings.
Private equity: Representation of clients on all aspects of their activities and operations starting from fund formation to structuring and making investments, through successfully exiting through the capital markets or strategic sale.
Pro bono: The firm is committed to being an active participant and supporter of the community maintaining a continued interaction with leading organisations promoting pro bono work in the region.
Project development and finance: Advice and strategies to implement and finance projects in the oil and gas, power, petrochemical, telecommunication, transport (including airports, railroads and toll roads) and water and waste management sectors in Mexico.
Real estate: Representation of multinational and domestic developers, hospitality companies and investors in the commercial (including retail), residential, hospitality and industrial sectors advising.
Social security: Advice on due diligence and other transactional matters arising in the context of corporate transactions and acquisitions and advising on compliance and litigation involving social security contributions, liabilities and benefits.
Tax: Design and implementation of tax structures for domestic and cross-border transactions, including M&A, private equity, capital markets and lending. Tax controversy, tax litigation and transfer pricing.
Telecommunications: Transactional work, most notably M&A, lending and capital markets, advice to local and international telecommunication companies on competition and regulatory matters.
Transportation: Representation of major participants in the maritime and ports, aviation and airports, railroad and surface transportation industry.