Partners: Lilia Aguilar-Herrera, Carlos A Bello-Hernandez, Juan F Bonequi, Federico De Palacio-Ruiz Cabañas, Miguel Gallardo-Guerra, Rolando Guevara-Martinez, Hector E Guzmán-Rodríguez, Juan Carlos Morales de Teresa, Juan Carlos Tejado-Barcena
Number of partners: 9
Total staff: 82
Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Compliance, AML, Insurance: Miguel Gallardo-Guerra
Corporate, M&A: Federico De Palacio-Ruiz Cabañas, Juan Carlos Morales de Teresa
Data Protection: Hector E Guzman-Rodriguez
Dispute Resolution, Litigation: Juan F Bonequi
Energy: Juan Carlos Morales de Teresa
Fintech: Miguel Gallardo-Guerra, Juan Carlos Tejado-Barcena
Infrastructure: Carlos A Bello-Hernandez
Intellectual Property: Lilia Aguilar-Herrera, Jonathan Rangel Lora
Real Estate & Private Equity: Juan Carlos Tejado-Barcena
Telecoms, Media, & Technology: Carlos A Bello-Hernandez, Rolando Guevara-Martínez
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:
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 specialised in compliance and anti-corruption issues, including anti-money laundering with a strong focus on banking and finance regulatory compliance.
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, (v) foreign investment issues, (vi) divestitures, (vii) international and cross-border transactions, and (viii) joint ventures.
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 offers specialist regulatory expertise to a number of Fintech entities in Mexico, representing them in their license applications to operate under the Fintech law, including corporate, compliance and privacy law.
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’ constitutional 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.
Privacy & Data Protection:
BGBG has become one of the leading Mexican firms providing advice and solutions to comply with national and international privacy and data protection laws. Services provided in this area include: (i) compliance projects for private parties and public authorities; (ii) GDPR compliance; (iii) self-regulatory policies; (iv) legal advice before investigations and infringement procedures before DPAs; (v) data protection training, and (v) design and implementation of privacy policies.
Real Estate & Private Equity:
BGBG has the team, knowledge and experience needed to accompany investors, private capital funds, and entrepreneurs on the capital resources leveraging, placement and monitoring processes, as it designs strategies and solutions aligned with several industry models. The strong team of specialised lawyers provide legal services in the real estate and construction sector, with broad experience in the industrial, commercial and residential project market.
Telecoms, Media & Technology (TMT):
BGBG offers 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.