Cervantes Sainz is a specialist firm with an extensive array of creative problem-solving techniques for optimum, lasting outcomes.

The firm concentrates on domestic and international business transactions, cross-border restructuring and insolvency procedures, and controversies. 

Founded by specialised attorneys with deep legal experience and knowledge, serving the local, national and international interests of businesses, institutions and individuals throughout Mexico. The firm strives to maintain working relationships with law firms across the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe and Asia to serve the international needs of its clients.

The firm has developed a ‘one-firm’ culture – a spirit of teamwork and cross-utilisation and support among practice areas throughout the firm.

Antitrust and competition: The firm is greatly recognised for its extensive practice and sophisticated expertise in antitrust and competition matters.

Aviation and aircraft financing: The firm has one of Mexico’s premier aviation practices. The firm’s practice covers the sphere of regulatory, antitrust, corporate and litigation matters involving air carriers, airline alliances and civil aviation authorities.

Banking, securities and finance: The firm represents financial institutions and financial services providers. The main areas of our banking, securities and financial practice include: banking, derivatives and structured finance, private and public offerings, project finance, regulatory, restructuring and workouts, securities, securitisation and asset-backed finance.

Corporate and commercial: The firm regularly advises local, national and international clients in virtually all areas of corporate and commercial transactions, including construction and procurement, corporate governance, exempt securities offerings, government contracts, gaming, joint ventures and strategic alliances, privatisation of government facilities, public bids, spin-offs and tender offers.

Energy:  The firm has broad experience in dealing with energy related matters and in advising clients in the different stages of their projects linked to oil, natural gas, petrochemicals, and power among others.

Healthcare: The firm provides the complete range of healthcare legal services reflective of the firm’s attorney’s broad experience combined with their experience in various healthcare matters. The firm’s attorneys have represented hospitals, care providers, pharmaceutical companies, clinical laboratories and medical device manufacturers, among others. 

Insolvency and restructuring: The firm represents creditors and companies in all types of insolvencies, reorganisations, work-outs, restructurings and bankruptcy procedures, both domestic and cross-border. The firm has one of Mexico’s premier restructuring practices.

Intellectual property: The firm has achieved outstanding results in complex disputes and cutting-edge transactions involving intellectual property.

Labour and employment: The firm provides the complete range of labour legal services, including advising multinational and domestic clients on all aspects of labour law, including social security and collective bargaining agreements.

Litigation and arbitration: The firm provides prompt, responsive, creative and expert litigation representation in lawsuits, arbitrations, government investigations, and administrative proceedings. Because of our depth of litigation of bankruptcy experience, there are few issues of law that we have not encountered.

Mergers and acquisitions: The firm provides creative solutions to complex transactions involving the buying and selling of businesses. The M&A practice represents a core competency of the firm.

Migration: The firm represents both, moral persons who hire foreign employees and foreign individuals who wish to obtain status of residence in Mexico. The firm has extensive experience in obtaining a Certificate on Employee Registration for companies, work visas and residence permits for foreigners who live in Mexico and provide services in our country, as well as the corresponding permits for their family. The firm also represents foreigners who wish to obtain Mexican nationality.

Real estate: The firm has a premier real estate practice, which provides clients with integrated legal services for all phases and stages of a project. Its clients base comprises a broad range of property developers, lenders, investment trusts (FIBRAS and REITs) and private owners.


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