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Latin America Guide
Firm Profile

SMPS Legal

Firm Profile

Mexico City

  • Profile
  • Andrés Bello N. 10, oficina 402
  • Colonia Polanco
  • Mexico City
  • Ciudad de México
  • Mexico
  • 11560

Firm profile submitted by SMPS Legal

Managing Partner: Alejandro Ortiz Senior Partners: Jorge San Martín, Eduardo Pizarro Suárez, Alejandro Ortiz, Mauricio Alvarado, Carlos Solórzano, Jorge Miranda, Alexis Michel, Christian Solís, Ana Paula Pardo, Claire Guglielmi.
Number of Partners: 10
Number of Other Lawyers: 22

Tax: Jorge San Martín
Corporate, M&A: Eduardo Pizarro Suárez
Real Estate: Alejandro Ortiz
Banking & Finance: Eduardo Pizarro Suárez
Energy: Carlos Solórzano and Eduardo Pizarro Suárez
Global Projects: Alejandro Ortiz
Foreign Trade: Alexis Michel
Labour: Eduardo Pizarro Suárez

SMPS Legal is a boutique law firm with regional expertise created by San Martín y Pizarro Suarez, S.C., O&G Energy and Natural Resources Attorneys S.A.S. and Solórzano Corporation to form a team of experienced and specialised lawyers committed to offering integrated multidisciplinary legal counsel in Latin America from strategically located offices.
For over 20 years, the partners and lawyers of SMPS Legal have successfully assisted domestic and foreign investors in their activities in Latin America. SMPS Legal provides cutting-edge legal services to address the needs of today´s leading corporations in the Latin American Region.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Banking & Finance:
The firm counsels private equity companies, creditors, debtors and other participants in national and foreign markets in granting and restructuring of financing and in the establishment of guaranties by providing prompt and cutting-edge advice in a sector that is time sensitive in its transactions.

Foreign Trade:
The foreign trade practice focuses on advising clients regarding tax obligation compliance and specifically assisting the client to identify and develop expansion opportunities. It specialises in tariff classification, customs valuation, implementation of free trade agreements and origin verification.

Corporate, M&A:
SMPS Legal assists clients in the negotiation and execution of corporate restructures, co-investments, shareholders’ agreements, transformations, spin-offs and mergers, including national and international private capital funds. The firm’s lawyers are specialists in negotiating agreements as well as in the performance of specialised audits.

Energy:
SMPS Legal has a sophisticated energy practice, with emphasis in the development and funding of energy projects. The energy team provides comprehensive advice to clients specialised in the generation of conventional and alternate energy in a wide range of matters. It has extensive experience in the processing of electricity permits and the structuring and funding of electricity generation projects. SMPS also specialises in negotiation of agreements for the industry with PEMEX and other suppliers; advising on public contracting procedures (direct awards, public biddings and restricted invitations); the implementation of strategies to surmount challenges with public contracting procedures; bids from PEMEX concerning mature fields; construction of natural gas pipelines; processing gas permits before the Energy Regulatory Commission; and natural gas distribution agreements with Pemex Gas y Petroquímica Básica and other distributors. It also regularly advises on mining projects, biogas, solar and wind energy.

Tax:
SMPS Legal is leader in the optimisation of tax structures and M&A tax related issues. The tax practice is uniquely qualified as it is a fully integrated consulting and litigation tax practice whereby all members provide both consulting and litigation services, with a clear vision of the financial and legal aspects of every issue.

Real Estate:
The attorneys of SMPS Legal have extensive experience representing developers, creditors and investors in every type of real estate and asset transactions.

Labour:
SMPS Legal provides legal advice on all matters related to labour law and social security, including recruitment strategies, establishment and modification of benefits, plans and employment conditions.

Global Projects:
The projects practice team of SMPS Legal has successfully represented clients in projects throughout the Latin American Region in various industries and sectors.

Other matters:
SMPS Legal offers an array of audit services, specific and specialised as needed to fulfil its clients’ needs. The members of SMPS Legal are experts in identifying risk areas.

LANGUAGES: English, Spanish

CLIENTS SMPS Legal is a truly regional firm representing local and international clients of all industries in Mexico, Colombia and Latin America.

Branches

  • Avenida Carrera 9 No 115-06,
  • Oficina 707 Edificio Tierra Firme,
  • Bogotá,
  • Capital District
  • Colombia
  • 110221
  • Tel 00 571 7436398
  • Website : www.smpslegal.com
  • Andrés Bello N. 10, oficina 402,
  • Colonia Polanco,
  • Mexico City,
  • Ciudad de México
  • Mexico
  • 11560
  • Tel +52 55 5282 9063
  • Suite 1050, 396 - 11th Ave. SW,
  • Calgary, AB. T2R 0C5, Canadá,
  • Calgary,
  • Alberta
  • Canada
  • T2R 0C5
  • Tel +1(403) 718 9808
  • Business Development Office,
  • 9419 Peninsula Dr.,
  • Dallas,
  • Texas
  • USA
  • TX 75218
  • Tel +1 972 803 6062