Partners: Tomás Cantú González, Roberto F. Estrada Montemayor, Luis Gerardo Martínez González, Arturo Lozano Guerrero
Number of partners: 4
Number of other lawyers: 6
Founded in 2001, CEM Abogados provides high-quality and value-added specialised legal services to the Mexican and foreign business community in connection with domestic and international transactions. The firm is recognised for the personal and detail-oriented service through which it addresses the specific needs of each client, delivering customised solutions that not only provide their operations adequate legal protection, but also fulfill their business needs. The firm’s methodology and experienced team of lawyers enables it to react in an efficient and timely manner to its clients’ business demands, always under a standard of excellence. Moreover, all of the firm’s partners have held relevant in-house positions, which allows them to better understand their clients’ requirements and combine their legal expertise with sound business sense.
Corporate/M&A: Tomás Cantú González
Corporate/Finance/Real Estate: Roberto F. Estrada Montemayor
Banking & Finance/Trusts: Luis Gerardo Martínez González
Corporate/M&A: Arturo Lozano Guerrero
Main Areas of Practice:
CEM Abogados advises local and foreign clients on a wide range of corporate matters, including the planning of corporate structures, incorporation of legal entities, corporate record keeping, granting of powers of attorney, planning and coordination of shareholder and partner meetings, corporate governance and compliance issues, and corporate due diligence to assess compliance with regulations, bylaws and other binding arrangements.
Mergers & Acquisitions:
The lawyers at CEM Abogados have broad experience and are soundly qualified to represent their clients in merger and acquisition projects, having the required expertise to define negotiation and transaction strategies and to lead the merger, acquisition or divestiture process. The firm has advised sellers and buyers in a large number of deals under different transactional structures and in different industries, helping them achieve their business objectives while mitigating risks and maximising their legal protection.
Banking & Finance:
CEM Abogados regularly advises clients in the structuring and implementation of financial transactions under a broad range of financing schemes and structures and related guarantee mechanisms in the Mexican market, representing lenders, borrowers and guarantors. Also, the firm frequently participates in project finance and debt restructuring transactions.
The firm advises individuals, corporations and private investment funds in the planning, negotiation and completion of a wide array of real estate purchase, sale, lease and development projects in Mexico, including the design and implementation of partnership structures for the development of real estate projects, drafting and review of real estate purchase agreements and other property transfer instruments.
Trusts & Estates:
CEM Abogados is well known for advising clients in designing trust structures that provide security and sophisticated solutions to their needs, participating in the structuring, formation and legal management of trusts for different purposes and market sectors in Mexico, whether public or private, including (i) management, (ii) voting, (iii) real estate development, (iv) investment, (v) guaranty, (vi) welfare, charity, scholarship and cultural funds, (vii) securitisation, (viii) estate planning, and (ix) testamentary, among others.
The firm regularly advises clients in connection with the structuring and negotiation of a broad variety of joint venture and strategic alliance agreements among local and foreign business entities and individuals, from start-up companies and family-owned businesses, to industrial groups and transnational companies. In addition, the firm constantly participates in the supervision and management of the joint ventures’ legal affairs, delivering legal solutions to nurture and maintain cordial business relationships.
CEM Abogados has created a strong professional and business network that includes well-known firms and experts in foreign jurisdictions, specialised in a wide array of practice areas, and has advised clients in international transactions coordinating and supervising multi-jurisdictional working groups.
CEM Abogados represents clients from the manufacturing, glass, ceramics, construction, financial services, real estate, automotive, health services, raw materials, alternative energy, information technologies and other industries.