COMAD is a Mexican law firm founded in 1965. Originally established as a general practice and litigation law firm, in the mid 1980s, focused in infrastructure projects and public procurement. Later on, it became one of the leading and most respected boutique law firms in Mexico in the areas of construction law, public procurement and anticorruption.
Over the past 20 years, COMAD has participated as a counsellor for major infrastructure Mexican, European and American companies in projects related to: water, sewage, energy (transmission lines, substations and power plants), oil and petrochemicals, as well as infrastructure projects in the health (hospitals), transportation (highways and subway transportation systems) and aviation sectors, among many others.
COMAD works by three rules: specialisation, ethical conduct and personal attention.
Main areas of practice
The firm’s construction law practice represents clients in all aspects of construction law: from public bids or negotiation to drafting and negotiation of engineering, construction, project management, and related contracts and subcontracts; contract administration; construction claims, construction disputes (litigation, mediation, arbitration, dispute boards), as well as related insurance and securities matters. Members of COMAD have participated in some of the most relevant infrastructure and private construction projects in Mexico and Central America, such as the SiEPAC transmission line project, the Panama canal, highways in Honduras and El Salvador, the three largest breweries in Mexico (US$4 billion), the new Mexico City Airport (US$6 billion) and the Mexico-Toluca train, and the facilities for the Panamerican and Para Panamerican Games in Lima 2019.
Some of the firm’s clients are the most important construction and infrastructure companies in the country and in America, and is the only Mexican law firm with proven international experience in dispute boards in this region.
The firm’s public procurement practice represents clients in all aspects of public procurement from evaluation of bid documents, bid instructions, preparation of bids, assistance during bid procedures, presentations of proposals, award challenges and bid protests, contract claims and dispute resolution.
COMAD has participated in some of the most relevant public procurement procedures and bid protests in Mexico in the areas of construction, IT, sales of transportation goods, nuclear services, personnel services, electric and electronic goods, pharmaceutical, laboratory services, among many others.
Compliance: The firm’s compliance practice represents clients in all aspects of anticorruption regulation and corporate corruption investigations (support to FCPA, UK Bribery Acts and to the Federal Anticorruption in Public Procurement Law regulations). From the preventive side, the firm helps companies to establish or apply secure guidelines with a focus on Mexican practice and culture. From the investigation side, the firm attends and supports companies and foreign law firms to face investigations.
Mexico City 03940