Jones Day is one of the world’s largest law firms and has been active for decades in Latin America. Its unique governance system fosters an unparalleled level of integration of its 42 offices and contributes to its perennial ranking among the best in the world in client service.
The Mexico City Office plays a critical role in the firm’s Latin America Practice working closely with colleagues in São Paulo, Miami, Houston, Madrid and New York to advise US, European and Asian clients with their inbound investments in Mexico, and local clients in their international operations.
Established in 2009, Jones Day has become one of the largest international firms in Mexico. Clients in Mexico and around the world benefit from the firm’s expertise in general corporate, litigation, transactional and regulatory advisory services.
Antitrust and competition: Lawyers in this practice are recognised for their work on a broad range of matters to comply with applicable regulations, including premerger notifications, antitrust and trade restraints, joint ventures, merger notifications, local regulations, general antitrust counselling and investigation procedures.
Banking and finance: The team is known for its extensive experience representing both lenders and borrowers, including financial institutions and other capital providers, as well as corporate borrowers and project sponsors in their investments in Mexico.
Business restructuring and reorganisation: Jones Day has participated in some of the largest Latin America restructuring matters in Mexico.
Capital markets: With extensive experience in all forms of complex equity and debt securities transactions, the practice focuses on the representation of companies and financial intermediaries in capital-raising transactions, from early-stage venture financings for start-up companies to public debt and equity offerings for seasoned issuers.
Compliance: The team offers extensive experience working through anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, anti-fraud and regulatory compliance, including drafting, implementing and auditing internal compliance policies and procedures, as well as representing clients in investigations often conducted in close coordination with law enforcement authorities.
Energy: The firm regularly advises on government bids, regulatory procedures, and are well versed in negotiations with government-related entities and procurement contracts. The team has experience developing and implementing legal strategies both for obtaining funding and constructing energy projects, including some of the most important developments in renewable energies in Mexico.
Environmental: A dedicated team focuses on environmental, health, safety, urban development, land use, natural resources and climate change fields, including the diverse aspects of applicable regulation, compliance and administrative litigation for the industrial, real estate, commercial, services and infrastructure sectors.
Global disputes: A top-notch team that regularly appears in state and federal courts as well as before international and domestic arbitral tribunals. In-depth experience in both commercial and investment arbitration having represented both, foreign investors and sovereigns.
Investigations and white-collar defence: Advises on complex compliance programmes regarding business conduct, antitrust conduct, gift policies, trade and commercial compliance including advising on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Mexico’s legal framework against corruption.
Mergers & acquisitions: Lawyers are known for its involvement in high-end multijurisdictional transactional work. The dedicated team advises clients on all types of cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, divestitures and corporate governance as well as compliance and investigations work.
Project finance and infrastructure: The firm’s lawyers have been involved in complex financings in sectors such as power generation, transmission and distribution, telecommunications, transportation, waste management, manufacturing and general infrastructure. The Jones Day team has developed strong relationships with major lenders, including multilateral and bilateral lending institutions, financial and political risk insurance providers and commercial banks.
Real estate: The team has experience and proven success in all kinds of cross-border real estate investments, including acquisition, disposition, leasing and development of residential buildings, retail, industrial and commercial properties.
Tax: The practice is renowned for representing national and international clients on tax planning, audits, administrative and regulatory procedures, analysis of implications of international tax and commercial treaties offering comprehensive tax advice on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions and foreign investments. Jones Day has represented clients before Mexican tax authorities, the Mexican Federal Tax Court and the Mexican Supreme Court of Justice.
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