Firm profile submitted by Cuesta, Llaca y Esquivel
THE FIRM: The firm was formed by the integration of diverse professionals coming from different firms, who share a clear international view in the practice of law and with the philosophy of a personal and efficient service. The firm has a notable focus and practice with multinational enterprises of all kinds of origin, but mainly from Europe, Asia and the United States of America. The firm offers to its clients, domestic and international, an integral legal service in order to assure them a high degree of legal coverage, anticipating and preventing legal risks inherent to any enterprise’s activities and proposing practical solutions that effectively serve to accomplish their goals. The firm’s structure in different areas of specialised legal practice integrated by professionals, as well as the personalised services which characterise the relationship with its clients, provides a high quality standard of service in accordance with the legal framework in which its clients develop their activities.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Corporate/M&A: The firm advises clients on a broad range of corporate matters related to their commercial activities. Within such matters are the incorporation of all kind of companies, pre and post incorporation registrations, corporate minutes, powers of attorney, draft and negotiation of all kind of contracts and agreements, mergers and acquisitions, public and private bids, actions to be taken in Mexico as consequence of foreign corporate restructuring and foreign investments. The firm has also been involved in advising and assessing their clients in negotiations of government contracts and public sales, from local to federal sphere.
Intellectual & Industrial Property: The firm includes a department focused in this field. The range of its services includes the registration and renewal of brands, trademarks, patents, trade names, slogans, utility models, and industrial designs in Mexico, and coordination of their registration abroad, the registration of copy rights such as: software, art, books, drawings, music, television shows, architecture, and other applied art, the registration and maintenance of rights reserves for periodically broadcasting and publications, human and fictitious characters, artistic names and band names and advertising promotions, analysis, draft and study of all kind of agreements related to intellectual property, specially licences, franchises, and assignments of rights and any other transfer of rights, litigation in all its areas; application of administrative declarations of nullity, expiration and cancellation; criminal related to the counterfeiting and not authorised use of intellectual or industrial rights.
Commercial, Civil & Administrative Litigation: With respect to commercial, civil and administrative litigation, the firm’s services include conduct Amparo claims, collection of receivables of companies, banks, as well as non bank-banks (SOFOMES), conduct civil and commercial ordinary trials, conduct civil and commercial executive trials, special mortgage trials, lease controversy trials, legal opinions on litigation files and pre litigation for the collection of credits and/or declarations of non collectibles, and legal appeals on public bids.
Real Estate & Agrarian: The firm represents domestic and foreign investors, construction companies, mortgage lenders and real estate developers in connection with their operations of financing, acquisition, construction, lease and development of different kinds of properties. The firm has been actively involved in: the development of several industrial parks; the acquisition of properties by foreigners and Mexican companies with and without foreign investment in any place of Mexico, the incorporation of Trusts for the acquisition of properties.
Taxation & Foreign Trade: The firm provides advice on tax and foreign trade matters to its clients, such as treaties to avoid double taxation and free trade agreements, tax planning and implications, tariff classification and rules of origin, advisory in matters of customs regimes, all kind of litigation before the Federal Court of Taxation and Administrative Justice, in both, taxation and customs, Amparo claims in both tax and foreign trade matters.
Transportation & Logistics: The firm represents different clients engaged in transportation services, such as: “freight forwarders”, ground, air and maritime carriers, maritime enterprises and agents and international multimodal operators. Its services cover: applications for permits before the Communications and Transportation Ministry, draft of contracts and agreements, as well as general terms and conditions and all acts related to “freight forwarders”, ground, air and maritime carriers, maritime enterprises and agents and international multimodal operators.
Energy & Gas: The firm has been involved in gas and energy transportation projects. Its clients in these projects have been foreign companies related to the distribution, storage and transportation of gas and other energy sources (i.e. wind).
INTERNATIONAL WORK: Cross-border deals with US, German and Asian corporations. LANGUAGES: English, German, Spanish.