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Latin-America Guide

General Business Law: Guadalajara — Mexico


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

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Band 1

第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Prominent firm at the forefront of the Guadalajara market, with additional offices in Bajío and Mexico City. Widely recognised expertise across a broad range of practice areas, including corporate, labour and IP matters. Team is instructed by major names from the local and international markets, with particular strength in the automotive and electronics industries.

Strengths

"Cuesta Campos y Asociados is a top-tier firm which provides some of the best client service around. We are extremely satisfied across the board."

"This is a very professional firm - its lawyers are highly qualified and responsible, and they always deliver on time. We are very happy with the service."

Work highlights Advised Daimler in connection with its USD1 billion joint venture with Nissan for the construction of an industrial plant in Aguascalientes.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Hugo Cuesta Leaño earns recognition for his international work in corporate, M&A and banking matters. Sources describe him as "very business-oriented and well recognised," going on to add: "He understands different jurisdictions and handles transactions very easily."

Key partner Azucena Marin is highlighted for her transactional practice, and also receives praise for her work in real estate, M&A and foreign investment matters. She has over 17 years of experience advising major multinational companies on a range of corporate issues.

Significant clients Nike, Electronic Arts, Sanmina, Kimberly-Clark, Crocs.

Department profile 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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As the exclusive member of Meritas Law Firms Worldwide in Mexico, Cuesta Campos has global capability with long-standing professional affiliations in more than 90 countries. 


Ramos, Ripoll & Schuster - General Business Law: Guadalajara

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Band 1

第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 7 partners
- 28 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Dynamic player maintaining a stellar reputation in the local market for its wide-ranging practice. Full-service capabilities with expertise spanning corporate, finance, real estate, labour and IP work. Regularly advises major clients from a range of industries, with particularly strong activity in advising foreign investors. Additional offices in Mexico City, Veracruz and Houston.

Strengths

"We have had a very positive experience working with this firm. The lawyers are extremely responsive; they take the time to explain the intricacies of Mexican law and how its processes work, and they are practical and proactive in their approach. They represent us very well and go out of their way to resolve our issues."

"The firm offers an excellent service: its lawyers are highly capable in their respective practice areas and they are very responsive."

Work highlights Advised China Communications Construction Company in the planning of the Science City project, which consists of the development of a technology park containing power generation and water treatment plants.

Notable practitioners

Sources describe leading practitioner Alejandro Ripoll as "a studious, intelligent lawyer and a visionary in corporate matters." They add: "He is a brilliant practitioner who is highly dynamic and business-oriented." He offers substantial expertise in a wide variety of corporate issues, as well as in work involving the energy and infrastructure sectors.

Key partner Diego Ramos Castillo focuses his practice on litigation and arbitration for domestic and foreign companies. He attracts praise from sources, who describe him as "a very intelligent lawyer with a clear business vision." They add: "He is highly capable and studious, and he offers very good alternative solutions to our issues."

Associate Emmanuel Ibarra Castillo is specialised in labour and social security matters. Clients appreciate his service, calling him "a solid and pragmatic lawyer," and adding: "He is an expert in labour matters and is very clear in his answers."

Significant clients Grupo Financiero Banorte, Egis Group, Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, El Informador Diario Independiente, Bosch.

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Baker McKenzie - General Business Law: Guadalajara

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 8 partners
- 45 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for International full-service firm with a strong presence in Guadalajara. Routinely called upon to assist foreign clients with their investments in Mexico, and well versed in matters spanning corporate, labour, real estate, tax and IP. Team has expertise in the pharmaceutical and automotive industries, and is adept at advising on the construction of hospitals and solar plants.

Strengths

"The lawyers at Baker & McKenzie are serious negotiators. They are straightforward and upfront, which is a quality we really appreciate."

Notable practitioners

Key partner Fabián Monsalve-Agraz is a highly regarded practitioner in real estate and corporate matters. Sources describe him as "knowledgeable, practical and easy to deal with," and state: "He is diligent, smart and open to dialogue. He is a deal maker who knows how to listen, understands the business and is very reasonable."

Significant clients Grupo Mayan, St. Jude Medical, Emerson, Grupo Barceló, Chicago Bridge.

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González Luna - General Business Law: Guadalajara

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 6 qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly regarded local practice with a particularly strong focus on corporate and M&A transactions. Further expertise is offered in investment projects in real estate matters. Team is also very active in the public sector and in competition disputes.

Strengths

"González Luna has an excellent reputation in the market. The level of quality of its lawyers is very consistent, and their responsiveness is very good."

Notable practitioners

Partner Santiago González Luna Marseiye is a highly esteemed practitioner with a wealth of experience in M&A, real estate and competition matters. He receives widespread praise from peers, who say: "He is an important player in the market and is very sharp in negotiations." They add: "He has been involved in the most significant transactions of the last ten years; the work he has done in building legal structures and strategies has been remarkable."

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

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 5 partners
- 18 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Distinguished local firm adept at providing advice on a wide variety of corporate matters. Regularly works with local real estate developers and international companies in M&A transactions, litigation and arbitration, and has additional capabilities spanning IP, insurance and foreign trade.

Strengths

"Robles, Sánchez, Lazo Gallardo y Valdez is a very good player in this field which stands out for its work in M&A deals and business law."

Notable practitioners

Respected partner Diego Robles Farías is highly experienced in real estate matters and corporate law. He is endorsed by sources, who describe him as "very intelligent and business-oriented" and add: "He is among the most brilliant lawyers in Guadalajara and has very important clients."

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Robles, Tostado, Corona & Sánchez Gil - General Business Law: Guadalajara

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 4 partners
- 10 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected local firm with a strong focus on assisting foreign clients investing in Mexico. Regularly instructed to advise on administrative law, real estate development and construction matters, and disputes arising from these transactions. Offers further expertise in IP and tax issues.

Strengths

"This firm is a very good option. Its lawyers have brilliant capabilities and are very well prepared."

Notable practitioners

Key partner Jorge Robles is highlighted by sources as a strong practitioner in real estate and construction matters. Peers say: "He is a very good and well-recognised lawyer. I would definitely recommend him."

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Torres Morante Abogados - General Business Law: Guadalajara

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected disputes boutique with particular expertise in litigation and commercial arbitration. Fields an experienced team of lawyers highly sought after to advise on risk avoidance, as well as offering solid capabilities in handling complex multi-jurisdictional disputes.

Strengths

"We would definitely recommend Torres Morante for litigation work."

Notable practitioners

Partner Jorge Torres González is described by peers as "a very smart lawyer" and "a good and well-recognised litigator." He is a litigation specialist and is highly experienced in civil and commercial disputes.

Department profile by Torres Morante Abogados

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 its clients in trials related to commercial businesses, real estate, distribution, manufacturing, foreign investment, pharmaceutics and NGO´s.  Our specialization is related to 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). We have also participated in mixed arbitrations (investor-state dispute settlement) in matters regarding foreign investment under the various existing Bilateral Investment Treaties (BIT’s).

We have recently or are currently representing:

·         Transnational clients of the health industry against Mexican Governmental Institutions.

·         Groups of clients affected by banking and fiduciary malpractices.

·         NGO dedicated to assist migrants and defend their human rights (Pro Bono case).

·         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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The Firm has been supporting colleagues from around the world in implementing rogatory letters, as well as in executing sentences and arbitral awards in Mexico. We have prepared a number of expert opinions of Mexican Law to be presented before foreign courts in different jurisdictions.


The Firm is known for representing its clients (both national and foreign) with high technical and ethical standards. On April 21st, 2017 all partners, associates and interns have, individually, signed the IBA Judicial Anti-Corruption Compact, initiative launched by the International Bar Association’s (“IBA”) President David W. Rivkin. By signing it, each signatory assumes the commitment, for example, of not to tolerate corrupt practices, protect the independence and impartiality of the judiciary and to report any type of breach to the Anticorruption Compact principles.



Band 1

Santiago González Luna Marseiye

González Luna

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Santiago González Luna Marseiye is a highly esteemed practitioner with a wealth of experience in M&A, real estate and competition matters. He receives widespread praise from peers, who say: "He is an important player in the market and is very sharp in negotiations." They add: "He has been involved in the most significant transactions of the last ten years; the work he has done in building legal structures and strategies has been remarkable."

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Band 1

Ramos, Ripoll & Schuster

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources describe leading practitioner Alejandro Ripoll as "a studious, intelligent lawyer and a visionary in corporate matters." They add: "He is a brilliant practitioner who is highly dynamic and business-oriented." He offers substantial expertise in a wide variety of corporate issues, as well as in work involving the energy and infrastructure sectors.

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Band 2

Hugo Cuesta Leaño

Cuesta Campos y Asociados S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Managing partner Hugo Cuesta Leaño earns recognition for his international work in corporate, M&A and banking matters. Sources describe him as "very business-oriented and well recognised," going on to add: "He understands different jurisdictions and handles transactions very easily."

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Band 2

Elias Estrada López

Estrada & Estrada, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Peers hold Elias Estrada López of Estrada & Estrada, S.C. in high regard. Interviewees describe him as "a brilliant lawyer who is sharp and very technical," and add: "Whenever you have a deal with him, you know you will be focusing on the right things." 

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Band 2

Cuesta Campos y Asociados, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Azucena Marin is highlighted for her transactional practice, and also receives praise for her work in real estate, M&A and foreign investment matters. She has over 17 years of experience advising major multinational companies on a range of corporate issues.

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Band 2

Fabián Monsalve-Agraz

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Fabián Monsalve-Agraz is a highly regarded practitioner in real estate and corporate matters. Sources describe him as "knowledgeable, practical and easy to deal with," and state: "He is diligent, smart and open to dialogue. He is a deal maker who knows how to listen, understands the business and is very reasonable."

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Band 2

Diego A. Ramos Castillo

Ramos, Ripoll & Schuster

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Diego Ramos Castillo focuses his practice on litigation and arbitration for domestic and foreign companies. He attracts praise from sources, who describe him as "a very intelligent lawyer with a clear business vision." They add: "He is highly capable and studious, and he offers very good alternative solutions to our issues."

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Band 2

Diego Robles Farías

Robles, Sánchez, Lazo Gallardo y Valdez

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Respected partner Diego Robles Farías is highly experienced in real estate matters and corporate law. He is endorsed by sources, who describe him as "very intelligent and business-oriented" and add: "He is among the most brilliant lawyers in Guadalajara and has very important clients."

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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 highly regarded for his corporate practice, with peers referring to him as "a very experienced lawyer who has been involved in huge transactions here."

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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 frequently advises clients on corporate matters and real estate transactions. Clients say: "He is always attentive, has great legal skills and is easy to work with."

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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 is a well-regarded practitioner for corporate work on behalf of international companies. Peers are full of praise, saying: "We would highly recommend him - he has an impressive insight into how to do business in Mexico as a foreign client, and he really understands how different legal systems work."

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Band 3

Robles, Tostado, Corona & Sánchez Gil

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Jorge Robles is highlighted by sources as a strong practitioner in real estate and construction matters. Peers say: "He is a very good and well-recognised lawyer. I would definitely recommend him."

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Band 3

Jorge Torres González

Torres Morante Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Jorge Torres González is described by peers as "a very smart lawyer" and "a good and well-recognised litigator." He is a litigation specialist and is highly experienced in civil and commercial disputes.

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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

Sources highlight Rodrigo Igareda Diez de Sollano of Gallardo, Igareda, Servín y Rodríguez, S.C. Abogados for his litigation expertise in employment and tax matters. Peers state: "I have a great impression of him; he is very hard-working and takes care of the details. He is very organised, and focuses on the transaction rather than on finding obstacles."

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Associates to watch

Emmanuel Ibarra Castillo

Ramos, Ripoll & Schuster

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate Emmanuel Ibarra Castillo is specialised in labour and social security matters. Clients appreciate his service, calling him "a solid and pragmatic lawyer," and adding: "He is an expert in labour matters and is very clear in his answers."

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