Professional Notice

Jones Day

International Counsel

Jones Day is one of the world’s largest law firms and has been active for decades in Latin America. The firm fosters an unparalleled level of integration of its 42 offices that contributes to its perennial ranking among the best in the world in client service.

Established in 2009, Jones Day has become one of the largest international firms in Mexico. The Mexico City Office plays a critical role in the Latin America Practice working closely with colleagues in São Paulo, New York, Miami, Houston and Madrid to advise US, European and Asian clients with their inbound investments in Mexico, and local clients in their international operations.


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 the region.

Business restructuring and reorganisation: Jones Day has participated in some of the largest Latin America restructuring matters in countries such as Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela and Puerto Rico.

Capital markets: With extensive experience in all forms of complex equity and debt securities transactions around the globe, 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.

Cybersecurity, privacy and data protection: Advise clients on transactions, compliance programs, information management, and data security incident response to government investigations and litigation.

Energy: Government bids, regulatory procedures and negotiations with government-related entities and procurement contracts, development of legal strategies for obtaining funding and constructing energy projects, including renewable energies.

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.

Government regulation: High-profile regulatory, crisis, investigatory, enforcement, and litigation matters.

Investigations and white-collar defence: 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.

Labor and employment: Investigations, reductions in force, disciplinary actions, employment practices, severance agreements, and complex covid-19 related matters.

Mergers & acquisitions: High-end multijurisdictional transactional work, including first-time and “deal of the year” transactions. Extensive expertise on cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, divestitures and corporate governance.

Project finance and infrastructure: Complex financings in sectors such as power generation, transmission and distribution, telecommunications, transportation, waste management, manufacturing and general infrastructure. The team has strong relationships with major lenders, including multilateral and bilateral lending institutions, financial and political risk insurance providers and commercial banks.

Real estate: Cross-border real estate investments, including acquisition, disposition, leasing and development of residential buildings, retail, industrial and commercial properties.

Tax: Represents 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.

Av. Paseo de la Reforma 342, Juárez, Cuauhtémoc
06600 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Tel: +52 55 3000 4000

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