Holland & Knight is a global law firm with more than 2,000 lawyers and other professionals in 34 offices worldwide. Among the nation’s largest law firms, Holland & Knight provides representation in litigation, business, real estate and governmental law. Interdisciplinary practice groups and industry-based teams provide clients with efficient access to attorneys throughout the firm.
Holland & Knight is one of the few US-based law firms with a full-service offering in Mexico. Our team in Mexico City and Monterrey is an integral part of our Latin America practice, has substantial experience across all Mexican business sectors and industries enhanced by our established working relationships with leaders in Mexico’s business and government areas.
Our attorneys have assisted the Mexican government in the analysis, design and drafting of key legislation and regulation currently in place, as well as implementing several infrastructure projects. The Holland & Knight Mexico team has been a leading participant in the formation of the Mexican securitisation industry and has provided representation in several first-ever transactions. In many cases, the structures that our Mexico team has designed for several large-scale transactions are now considered standard in the financial markets.
Holland & Knight’s Mexico practice has substantial experience in a wide variety of industries and practice areas, including lawyers highly knowledgeable in financial services, projects, corporate services, M&A, energy, environmental, ESG, technology, media and communications, real estate, intellectual property, labour and employment, regulatory and government affairs, litigation, arbitration, international trade and taxation.
Main practice areas
Compliance: Our attorneys have vast experience advising on conducting due diligence and risk assessments of anti-corruption, anti-bribery, anti-money laundering matters; advising on designing and enhancing compliance programmes and tailored internal policies to mitigate risks of administrative and criminal liability; lead internal investigations to address allegations of corruption, bribery, fraud, mismanagement and other violations of the Compliance Program; representing companies in sensitive issues and crisis management.
Corporate and M&A: We have extensive experience assisting clients with incorporation, organisation, transformation, dissolution, liquidation, implementation of new corporate governance policies and decision-making processes.
Energy and natural resources: We offer our clients full-service energy practice capabilities that include significant experience in oil and gas, electricity, liquefied natural gas (LNG), renewables, biofuels and government procurement. Our attorneys address all legal issues that concern our energy clients, such as public contracts, project finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganisation and financial restructuring, as well as regulatory and environmental matters.
Financial services: We handle local and cross-border deals concerning 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 team has vast experience in complex transactions, proceedings and litigations concerning trademarks, patents, designs, utility models, trade secrets, technology and copyrights.
International trade: We assist clients in designing and implementing international trade strategies, customs procedures, regulatory compliance, unfair trade practices, investments, government procurement and dispute resolution mechanisms.
Litigation and arbitration: We provide highly knowledgeable counsel in a wide array of economic fields, institutional rules, seats and applicable laws. Our attorneys handle litigation disputes concerning banking and finance, regulatory, competition, trade, telecommunications, corporate, bankruptcy and restructuring, intellectual property, real estate, amparo and constitutional law.
Labour: Our lawyers have substantial experience in labour due diligence processes, designing and implementing strategies for employee transfer and massive layoffs, advising on internal investigations, negotiating employment termination processes for executives, and creating private pension plans, non-compete and confidentiality agreements.
Litigation and arbitration: We provide highly knowledgeable counsel in a wide array of economic fields, institutional rules, seats and applicable laws. Our attorneys have handled litigation disputes concerning banking and finance, regulatory, competition, trade, telecommunications, corporate, bankruptcy and restructuring, intellectual property, real estate, amparo and constitutional law.
Real estate: The team has extensive experience advising a wide array of real estate developers in diverse industries, constructors and managers of real estate developments and owners, borrowers, operators, investors, landlords and tenants, among others, in Mexico and overseas, in real estate transactions ranging from simple due diligence processes for the purchase or development of land, houses, buildings, shopping malls, plants, hotels, agro-industrial facilities and factories to complex real estate operations where financing and tax planning play a relevant role.
Taxation: Our team has experience advising on corporate reorganisations, investment vehicles, startups, financing structures and designing tax-efficient strategies for client transactions, and estate and succession planning for high-net-worth individuals.
Telecommunications: We represent fixed and mobile carriers, satellite operators, e-commerce retailers, cloud services providers, equipment and service providers, financial advisers and enterprise users of communications services in regulatory, transactional and litigation matters.
Paseo de la Reforma No. 342
Piso 28, Col. Juárez
Del. Cuauhtémoc CP 06600
Tel: +52 55 3602 8000
Fax: +52 55 3602 8098
Ricardo Margáin No. 335,
Torre II, Piso 2
Col. Valle del Campestre,
San Pedro, Garza García, N.L. 66265, Mexico
Tel: +52 81 8215 7700
Fax: +52 81 8215 7701
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