Firm profile submitted by Bello, Gallardo, Bonequi y García, S.C.
Partners: Lilia Aguilar, Carlos A Bello-Hernandez, Juan F Bonequi, Federico De Palacio-Ruiz Cabañas, Miguel Gallardo-Guerra, Rolando Guevara-Martinez, Hector E Guzmán-Rodríguez, Noe Pascacio-Montijo, Juan Carlos Tejado
Number of partners: 9
Total staff: 65
Languages: Spanish, English
Intellectual Property: Lilia Aguilar
Telecoms, Media, & Technology, M&A: Carlos A Bello-Hernandez
Dispute Resolution, Litigation: Juan F Bonequi
Corporate, M&A: Federico De Palacio-RuizCabañas
Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate, M&A, Insurance: Miguel Gallardo-Guerra
Data Protection: Hector E Guzman-Rodriguez
Energy & Infrastructure: Noe Pascacio-Montijo
Real Estate & Private Equity: Juan Carlos Tejado
Established in 2001, the firm Bello, Gallardo, Bonequi y García, S.C. (BGBG) has become a significant player in the Mexican legal market, meeting the growing need for specialised legal counselling. The versatility of its members allows BGBG to offer personalised services in each of its areas of practice. Professionalism, quality services and a results-driven culture distinguish BGBG from other major law firms in Mexico. A real global expertise, hands-on experience and an excellent academic background constitute the main assets of its members.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
BGBG is comprised of lawyers whose expertise is focused on the following areas of practice:
BGBG has an area specialised in compliance and anti-corruption issues, including anti money laundering with a strong focus on banking and finance regulatory compliance.
Banking & Finance:
Projects regularly undertaken by members of BGBG in the firm’s banking and finance practice include the rendition of services to Mexican and foreign financial entities and institutions, such as financial groups, banks, brokerage houses, securities brokers, insurance companies, investment bankers, mutual funds, non-bank financial entities and representative offices.
BGBG has an area of practice focused on corporate law, which renders services related to
(i) incorporation of legal entities,
(ii) mergers and acquisitions,
(iii) real and personal assets;
(iv) trust agreements; and
(v) foreign investment issues.
BGBG’s expertise in technology issues, as well as intellectual property matters is the perfect combination for the provision of consultancy and counselling services related to personal data protection. Services provided in this area include:
(i) privacy compliance projects and solutions;
(ii) international transfer agreements, including Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs);
(iii) self-regulatory bodies (codes of conduct);
(iv) privacy-related complaints; and
(v) design and implementation of privacy policies.
Energy & Infrastructure:
BGBG has an area of practice highly specialised in energy and infrastructure issues, with experience in natural gas, electricity and hydrocarbons sectors, rendering service to multinational clients within said sectors, both as internal and external advisors. BGBG is very active in advising E&P clients for exploration and production projects in Mexico.
BGBG’s members have a broad experience in all kinds of public tenders (communications, health, oil industry, etc.). Legal advice includes:
(i) revision of the procurement rules;
(ii) participation at clarification meetings;
(iii) participating in the preparation and revision of the proposal;
(iv) negotiation of government contracts; and
(v) administrative litigation.
BGBG’s members provide services to numerous Mexican and foreign clients in the insurance/reinsurance industries, including transactional and regulatory matters, corporate, contractual and business practices.
BGBG has the knowledge and expertise necessary to render high-quality services in securing, protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights, including the following:
(i) register trademarks, trade names and other intellectual property rights and
(ii) render specialised advice in connection with copyrights, registration of literary works and publications related to the entertainment business, as well as other legal aspects related to the film making, musical, audiovisual and entertainment business
BGBG has a solid and renowned group engaged in civil and commercial litigation in Mexico with the necessary skills and expertise to offer a broad range of litigation services, including:
(i) civil or commercial proceedings, ‘amparo’ co stitutional proceedings, financial disputes, corporate disputes, contractual disputes, bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings;
(ii) proceedings brought in connection with civil damages, punitive damages and general liability matters, including actions brought by governmental agencies or offices; and
(iii) advise clients in settling disputes through mediation and arbitration proceedings.
Real Estate & Private Equity:
BGBG is comprised of specialised lawyers that provide legal services in the real estate and construction sector, with broad experience in the industrial, commercial and residential project market.
TMT (Telecoms, Media & Technology):
BGBG has an area of practice that gathers the knowledge and experience necessary to offer specialised telecommunications, media and technology services such as regulatory issues, compliance for concessions and authorisations, represent sovereign States and corporations before international organisations, advice content providers for television, radio and digital media, advice in the outsourcing of technology services in the private sector as well for the drafting of IT agreements, advice in the development of IT projects, compliance of regulatory aspects of media, advertising, e-commerce and intellectual property in the cloud.