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Firm Profile

Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C.

Firm Profile

Mexico City

  • Profile
  • Javier Barros Sierra 540, 4to piso
  • Park Plaza I, Santa Fe
  • Mexico City
  • Ciudad de México
  • Mexico
  • C.P. 01210

Firm profile submitted by Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C.

Managing Partners: Horacio M. de Uriarte, Patricio Trad, Manuel Tamez
Number of partners: 14
Number of Of-Counsel: 4
Number of other professionals: 85


Established in Mexico City in 1994 by a team of highly-qualified lawyers focused on offering professional, sophisticated and quality legal services to satisfy its clients’ business needs. Today, as a leading firm in the Mexican market, its level of expertise is well-recognised in most of its practice areas and its lawyers have been recognised by the most prestigious publications worldwide. Deeply committed to quality and responsiveness, the firm has consolidated its status as one of the preeminent Mexican full-service law firms. As the firm has gradually grown, it has attracted professionals with significant experience in the public, industrial and financial sectors creating a team with the highest level of professional experience. Most of its lawyers and other professionals have completed graduate studies at foreign universities and have worked at law firms abroad; giving them a better perspective on international legal systems. The firm is part of TAXAND, a global network of more than 400 tax partners, over 2000 professionals and present in nearly 40 countries. It is also a founding member of AFFINITAS, an alliance of Iberoamerican law firms that includes Barros & Errazuriz Abogados in Chile, Gomez-Pinzon Abogados in Colombia and Miranda & Amado in Peru.



Antitrust:

Focused on merger control and cartel and abuse of market power investigations before the antitrust agencies. The firm has a specialised group of antitrust litigators who focuses on challenging rulings issued by the antitrust agencies with Mexican Federal Courts.

Arbitration:
The firm acts as counsel in institutional and ad-hoc arbitration proceedings, as in mediations, as well as sole arbitrators, members of arbitral tribunals, arbitrators designated by governmental authorities and mediators before diverse institutions. Members have acquired experience in foreign jurisdictions and arbitral institutions such as the ICC, CAM, WIPO, IMM and INTA. Aviation Counseling on domestic and international law, as well as the diverse treaties subscribed by Mexico and applicable in aerospace and in its territory, such as the OACI and the bilateral treaties with the US and other countries.

Banking & Finance:
Representation of Mexican and international banks and other financial entities in the structuring and granting of loans in Mexico and the perfection of security interests on assets located in Mexico. The firm provides advice regarding individual loans, syndicated loans and project finance.

Energy:
Legal advice to companies and public entities in energy projects including regulatory, corporate, and financial aspects. The firm has advised various Mexican and international companies in the opening of the energy sector to private investment, participating in transportation and distribution of natural gas projects, as well as projects concerning electric energy co-generation and self-supply.

Environmental:
Consultancy services as well as litigation matters. Some of the matters usually handled by the firm, relate to national waters, federal terrestrial maritime zone concessions, environmental and risk impact authorisations, waste management, change of forestry use of land, among others.

Intellectual Property:
The IP practice has experience in litigation, trademarks, patents, contractual matters, unfair competition and copyrights.

Labour & Employment:
Specialised in labour litigation, as well as consultancy services in the different fields of labour law. The labor practice advises in the management of labour relations for the prevention and solution of all kinds of labour disputes, as well as in assessment regarding the most practical and less risky solutions to labour problems.

Litigation:
The practice is designed to advise clients on complex administrative proceedings against federal and state authorities, constitutional reviews before Federal Courts, arbitration, bankruptcy, and highly specialised civil and commercial litigation.

Mergers & Acquisitions:
The firm advises several of the most active private equity funds in Mexico. The firm’s experience includes privatisations of public entities, counsel in all types of biddings or auctions as well as transactions related to exchange listed companies, with an international-style approach to legal services and a reputation for being one of the top tier firms in Mexico.

Project Finance:
Advice to financial institutions, public entities, and private companies in infrastructure finance projects (including among others energy, gas, water treatment, toxic waste, port structure, highways, railroads, etc.). The firm has broad experience in structuring financing arrangements on a non-recourse basis.

Real Estate:
Advice to real estate investors, developers, and construction companies in commercial, industrial, residential, and tourism developments. The firm participates in real estate financing projects, and in asset and mortgage securitisation structures. Additionally, the firm represents hotel shareholders, owners, lessees and managers, both Mexican and international, in their operations throughout the country.

Securities:
Legal advice to underwriters, corporations and governmental authorities in connection with debt and equity issuances. The firm advises in public offerings and private placements in Mexico and in the international markets; as well as in asset backed securities and financings in the capital markets of projects, through trusts and other mechanisms. Likewise, the firm has advised on tender offers for the purchase of shares relating to delisted public companies and in the obtainment of a controlling interest in public companies. The firm has participated in the revision and modifications with the securities authorities of the securities regulations.

Sports & Entertainment:
Integral counseling to companies, professional athletes and artists. The firm assist clients in all types of transactions, including contractual advice, participation in negotiation of agreements, labour matters, invasion of privacy, adequate protection and enforcement of IP rights, tax matters, sports arbitration, disciplinary sports proceedings, financial and real estate agreements.

Tax:
The firm’s fiscal practice operates with a group of highlytrained professionals including certified accountants, for the design and implementation of tax advice and also to provide support to other practices of the firm, including cross-border transactions.

Telecommunications:
Legal advice to open air broadcast television, cable television, satellite television, MMDS, and radio broadcasting companies. The firm’s portfolio includes several technology, media and telecom companies and have worked with some the most prestigious companies of the diverse businesses including traditional and wireless telephone systems, paging, satellite communications and the Internet, among others.

Branches

  • Javier Barros Sierra 540, 4to piso,
  • Colonia Santa Fe,
  • Delegación Álvaro Obregón,
  • Mexico City,
  • Ciudad de México
  • Mexico
  • C.P. 01210
  • Tel +52 55 5201 7400
  • Fax +52 55 5520 1065
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Website : www.macf.com.mx