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Latin-America Guide

General Business Law: Guadalajara — Mexico


Cuesta Campos y Asociados S.C. - General Business Law: Guadalajara Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Front-running practice with an established reputation in the Guadalajara market. Expertise encompasses several areas of law including corporate, labour and IP. Routinely advises international clients on M&A transactions, also winning mandates from leading domestic companies. Continues to act for significant players from a variety of industries, including automotive, manufacturing and food and beverages. Firm has additional offices in Bajío and Mexico City.

Strengths Clients are impressed by the service, stating: "They offer an extremely good service. They take great care, pay attention to the details and anticipate problems in order to ensure that we don't have them in the future."

Another interviewee goes on to enthuse: "They offer a personalised service and really understand what I need from them."

Work highlight Advised Flextronics on its acquisition of AGM Automotive.

Notable practitioners

Leading figure Hugo Cuesta Leaño offers a wealth of experience in the market in Guadalajara and garners widespread praise from interviewees, who comment: "He is an extremely well-consolidated lawyer." He focuses his practice on corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, and offers additional expertise in banking and finance matters.

Respected partner Azucena Marin focuses her practice on M&A, financial and real estate transactions. Market sources enthuse: "She is highly experienced, highly capable and a consolidated lawyer." Clients also benefit from her additional expertise in antitrust matters.

Key associate Miguel Romero offers significant experience advising on corporate, financing and real estate matters. Impressed clients note: "He knows our business very well and we are extremely satisfied with his work."

About the Team (content provided by Cuesta Campos y Asociados S.C.)

Cuesta Campos was founded in the city of Guadalajara in 1978, and is the oldest and most prestigious international law firm in Guadalajara. Since then, CCA has provided legal advice to multinationals and key players in the region, and has thorough understanding of the main industries in the area.

Cuesta Campos has led a number of domestic and international M&A transactions in the area, representing multinationals established in Guadalajara such as Nike, Flex, Daimler, Crocs, ZF Sachs, among others. The firm praises to offer world class services and represent domestic leading companies in landmark transactions for Guadalajara, such as the legal advice provided to DMI in a joint venture with Hyatt for the financing and construction of a high-end hotel in the modern financial district of the city.

The firm has acted on behalf of leading foreign and local entities in the most relevant transactions in the market, and thus has developed a significant expertise in a variety of business law fronts.

The firm has also offices in Mexico City and in Silao, Guanajuato.

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Ramos, Ripoll & Schuster - General Business Law: Guadalajara Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Prestigious full-service firm commanding a stellar reputation for its Guadalajara-based capabilities. Offers expertise in such areas as corporate, banking and finance, litigation, IP and labour. Routinely retained by notable names from several industries such as consumer goods and insurance, as well as government entities. Team is particularly well equipped to represent foreign investors in the local market. Retains additional offices in Mexico City and Veracruz.

Strengths A client reports: "I would highlight the timely nature of the service, and complete and concise responses that the firm provides."

Another source notes: "Whatever you're looking for, they can handle it."

Work highlight Advised Grupo Logistik on its acquisition of the remaining 50% stake in San Luis Industrial Park. The value of the transaction was USD37 million.

Notable practitioners

Leading figure Alejandro Ripoll garners widespread recognition from market commentators for his commercial practice in Guadalajara. Clients praise his dynamism and laud him as "a top lawyer." They add: "The experience with him has been excellent." His recent work includes assisting IEE with the establishment of its local operations, including the opening of an electronics components manufacturing facility.

Key partner Diego Ramos Castillo heads the dispute resolution practice and concentrates his practice on civil and constitutional litigation. His client roster includes significant names from the banking and finance and insurance spheres. Market commentators describe him as "a dedicated lawyer."

Edmundo Elías-Fernández is singled out by interviewees for his expertise in the international trade and customs ambit. Market commentators describe him as "a very good lawyer," adding that for matters related to international trade he is a "a point of reference in Guadalajara."

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Baker McKenzie - General Business Law: Guadalajara Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Prestigious international firm with a strong presence in Guadalajara. Regularly retained by key players from diverse industries to advise on a variety of matters, including corporate, international trade, customs and tax, offering additional strength in labour and real estate. Frequently seen representing clients from the construction, mining and telecommunication sectors.

Strengths The service comes highly recommended by clients, who attest: "Their knowledge and experience is key for us and is evident in their precise strategies and timely follow-up."

Work highlight Advised BDT de México on NAFTA rules of origin relating to the sale of its products in Mexico.

Notable practitioners

"Brilliant" partner Fabián Monsalve-Agraz jointly leads the department and concentrates his practice on real estate and construction matters. He is highlighted by market commentators for his presence in the Guadalajara market and routinely advises key players from industries such as manufacturing, construction and mining.

About the Team (content provided by Baker McKenzie)

Baker McKenzie Guadalajara has become a strategic part in the creation and development of business in Mexico and Latin America, taking part in important matters for several industries such as the automotive, IMMEX/Export, pharmaceutical, tequila, hotels & resorts, construction and others. Our office in Guadalajara is highly recognized for the high level of specialization, knowledge and handling of legal provisions and standards in international trade and customs, corporate, transactional, mergers & acquisitions, tax and transfer pricing, social security and labor, immigration, real state and infrastructure, intellectual property and dispute resolution matters; as well as for the excellent relationships with government and labor agencies and the region’s most important chambers and associations.

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González Luna - General Business Law: Guadalajara Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly regarded local firm with a long-standing reputation in the Guadalajara market. Offers capabilities spanning a range of fields, including general corporate law and M&A transactions, estate planning and inbound foreign investment. Possesses further expertise advising on administrative litigation.

Strengths Interviewees commend the practice, noting: "They are very strong in corporate matters."

Notable practitioners

Acclaimed practitioner Santiago González Luna Marseiye garners extensive praise from market commentators for his presence in the market in Guadalajara. Observers enthuse: "He is a very agile lawyer. He finds solutions that satisfy everyone, instils confidence in clients and is highly intelligent."

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Robles, Sánchez, Lazo Gallardo y Valdez - General Business Law: Guadalajara Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected local firm occupying a strong position in the Guadalajara legal market. Recognised for its expertise across corporate, tax and banking and financial matters, with strong activity in joint ventures, loan agreements and tax planning. Team is well equipped to handle commercial litigation and arbitration proceedings, and is routinely retained by key clients from the pharmaceutical, agro-industrial and financial sectors.

Strengths The firm is highlighted by sources for its active presence in the market in Guadalajara and garners praise from interviewees, who attest: "It is a very good and comprehensive firm."

Notable practitioners

Leading practitioner Diego Robles Farías ascends in the rankings this year after being singled out by market commentators for his presence in the field. Interviewees describe him as "extraordinary," going on to remark: "He is a very sharp lawyer." He is active across corporate and real estate matters affecting notable clients based in Guadalajara.

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Torres Morante Abogados - General Business Law: Guadalajara Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Noteworthy boutique firm offering extensive expertise in dispute resolution. Team specialises in litigation and arbitration cases involving clients from a range of sectors such as real estate, education and healthcare. Offers growing expertise related to sports law and sport-related arbitration.

Strengths The firm comes highly recommended by clients, who report: "The service is excellent. The communication is effective, they fulfil the objectives and are always available. Their clarity when proposing strategies stands out."

Notable practitioners

Respected partner Jorge Torres González leads the firm's litigation department and is highlighted by market commentators for his technical ability, and is described as "a very good lawyer." Offers particular expertise advising clients from the real estate, construction, education and healthcare industries.

Up-and-coming partner Gustavo Morante co-heads the department and leads the firm's arbitration practice. He offers proven experience advising clients from a range of industries, including sports, real estate and construction, as well as telecommunications and healthcare.

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Dispute Resolution Department:

The Firm is known for having proven experience in matters of complex litigation and in processes that require international cooperation.

The Department handles work over the following areas:

  • Litigation before State and Federal Courts: The Firm has successfully represented clients in trials related to commercial businesses, real estate, distribution, manufacturing, foreign investment, pharmaceutics and NGO´s.  Our specialization is strategic and complex litigation, as well as cases related to the protection of foreign investors in Mexico.
  • Arbitration: The Firm has represented clients in commercial arbitration before national institutions (CAM-Centro de Arbitraje de México), or international (CAS-Court of Arbitration for Sport at Lausanne, Switzerland). We have also participated in mixed arbitrations (investor-state dispute settlement) in matters regarding foreign investment.

We have recently or are currently representing:

  • Transnational clients of the health industry against Mexican Governmental Institutions.
  • Sport agent claiming for damages derived from a breach of contract of professional football players.
  • NGO dedicated to assist migrants and defend their human rights (Pro Bono).
  • Transnational company claiming compensation for damages derived from both contractual and extra-contractual liability.
  • Transnational brewing company in a legal dispute related to distribution. 

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Robles & Tostado - General Business Law: Guadalajara Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected firm with an established reputation in the local market offering experience representing international clients in their investments in Mexico. Possesses a strong corporate practice and is well placed to advise on areas such as the development of real estate projects, as well as construction, IP and tax.

Strengths Interviewees note the firm's presence in the Guadalajara market, particularly highlighting its years of experience and strong client portfolio.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Jorge Robles concentrates his practice on real estate transactions, as well as offering expertise in corporate and commercial matters. He receives praise from interviewees, who say: "He is a wonderful lawyer."

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Band 1

Hugo Cuesta Leaño

Cuesta Campos y Asociados S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Leading figure Hugo Cuesta Leaño offers a wealth of experience in the market in Guadalajara and garners widespread praise from interviewees, who comment: "He is an extremely well-consolidated lawyer." He focuses his practice on corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, and offers additional expertise in banking and finance matters.

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Band 1

Santiago González Luna Marseiye

González Luna

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Acclaimed practitioner Santiago González Luna Marseiye garners extensive praise from market commentators for his presence in the market in Guadalajara. Observers enthuse: "He is a very agile lawyer. He finds solutions that satisfy everyone, instils confidence in clients and is highly intelligent."

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Band 1

Ramos, Ripoll & Schuster

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Leading figure Alejandro Ripoll garners widespread recognition from market commentators for his commercial practice in Guadalajara. Clients praise his dynamism and laud him as "a top lawyer." They add: "The experience with him has been excellent." His recent work includes assisting IEE with the establishment of its local operations, including the opening of an electronics components manufacturing facility.

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Band 1

Diego Robles Farías

Robles, Sánchez, Lazo Gallardo y Valdez

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Leading practitioner Diego Robles Farías ascends in the rankings this year after being singled out by market commentators for his presence in the field. Interviewees describe him as "extraordinary,"  going on to remark: "He is a very sharp lawyer." He is active across corporate and real estate matters affecting notable clients based in Guadalajara.

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Band 2

Elias Estrada López

Estrada & Estrada, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Elias Estrada López of Estrada & Estrada, S.C. is a noted figure in Guadalajara. He garners widespread recognition from market commentators for his activity in the area, with one interviewee commenting: "He is an extremely good lawyer."

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Band 2

Cuesta Campos y Asociados S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Respected partner Azucena Marin focuses her practice on M&A, financial and real estate transactions. Market sources enthuse: "She is highly experienced, highly capable and a consolidated lawyer." Clients also benefit from her additional expertise in antitrust matters.

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Band 2

Fabián Monsalve-Agraz

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Latin America guide

"Brilliant" partner Fabián Monsalve-Agraz jointly leads the department and concentrates his practice on real estate and construction matters. He is highlighted by market commentators for his presence in the Guadalajara market and routinely advises key players from industries such as manufacturing, construction and mining.

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Band 2

Diego A. Ramos Castillo

Ramos, Ripoll & Schuster

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Diego Ramos Castillo heads the dispute resolution practice and concentrates his practice on civil and constitutional litigation. His client roster includes significant names from the banking and finance and insurance spheres. Market commentators describe him as "a dedicated lawyer."

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Band 3

Gabriel Aguilar Maytorena

Aguilar y Padilla Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Gabriel Aguilar Maytorena of Aguilar y Padilla Abogados is a well-recognised figure in the market in Guadalajara, described by interviewees as "a very good lawyer." He offers long-standing experience in corporate law, with additional capabilities in foreign investment and real estate.

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Band 3

Edmundo Elías-Fernández

Ramos, Ripoll & Schuster

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Edmundo Elías-Fernández is singled out by interviewees for his expertise in the international trade and customs ambit. Market commentators describe him as "a very good lawyer," adding that for matters related to international trade he is a "a point of reference in Guadalajara."

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Band 3

Luis Estrada López

Possumus Lex Luis Estrada Attorneys

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Luis Estrada López of Possumus Lex Luis Estrada Attorneys is recognised by market sources for his "prestige" in this market. He concentrates his practice on corporate, commercial and real estate matters.

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Band 3

Guillermo Gatt Corona

Gatt Abogados & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Guillermo Gatt Corona of Gatt Abogados & Asociados garners recognition for his experience in international corporate transactions. He offers proven experience acting as counsel to foreign clients in the local market.

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Band 3

Robles & Tostado

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Managing partner Jorge Robles concentrates his practice on real estate transactions, as well as offering expertise in corporate and commercial matters. He receives praise from interviewees, who say: "He is a wonderful lawyer."

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Band 3

Jorge Torres González

Torres Morante Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Respected partner Jorge Torres González leads the firm's litigation department and is highlighted by market commentators for his technical ability, and is described as "a very good lawyer." Offers particular expertise advising clients from the real estate, construction, education and healthcare industries.

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Band 3

José Zozayacorrea

EY Mexico

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner José Zozayacorrea of EY Mexico is recognised by market sources for his active presence in the Guadalajara market. He concentrates his practice on corporate law, offering extensive experience in foreign investment matters and M&A deals.

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Up and Coming

Rodrigo Igareda Diez de Sollano

Gallardo, Igareda, Servín y Rodríguez, S.C. Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Rodrigo Igareda Diez de Sollano of Gallardo, Igareda, Servín y Rodríguez, S.C. Abogados concentrates his practice on corporate and commercial and real estate matters. Market sources attest to the quality of his practice.

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Up and Coming

Torres Morante Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Gustavo Morante co-heads the department and leads the firm's arbitration practice. He offers proven experience advising clients from a range of industries, including sports, real estate and construction, as well as telecommunications and healthcare.

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Associates to watch

Cuesta Campos y Asociados S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key associate Miguel Romero offers significant experience advising on corporate, financing and real estate matters. Impressed clients note: "He knows our business very well and we are extremely satisfied with his work."

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