Number of partners: 30
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 200+
With over 80 years of history, Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C., is a leading full service corporate firm with an unwavering commitment to excellence. The firm has an established reputation for delivering creative, specialised and responsive legal advice on the most complex and innovative matters in Mexico for the most sophisticated and demanding clients.
Main Areas of Practice:
Advice in complex high-stakes cases as opposed to case-volume. Specifically all kinds of constitutional and administrative claims and litigation, including amparo claims before all Federal and local courts, in multiple areas of law.
Antitrust & Competition:
Advises on all matters involving competition laws, merger control, cartel investigations, abuse of dominance, pricing and distribution policies and proceedings before the competition authorities. Arbitration & Dispute Resolution: Advice, including advocacy, on domestic and international mediation, conciliation and negotiation; commercial arbitration, investment arbitration and investor-State disputes.
Banking & Finance:
Represents international and domestic lenders, borrowers and financing entities in single bank and syndicated loans, acquisition, secured and unsecured financings, structured and asset base financings and derivatives.
Bankruptcy & Restructuring:
All non-litigation aspects of corporate recovery, insolvency, restructurings and workouts.
Advises issuers, underwriters and other participants in the capital markets in domestic and cross-border initial public offerings, debt offerings, high-yield, offerings of structured securities, derivatives, securitisations, offerings of secured and asset backed securities, FIBRAs, CERPIs, SPACs and CKDs.
Corporate & Commercial:
Expert legal advice on corporate and commercial law matters to Mexican and international clients. Employment & Labour: Advises large multinational groups on employment and labour matters, including hiring and terminating employees, collective bargaining agreements, incentive compensation schemes, bonus plans and benefits, and employment law implications of commercial transactions.
Energy & Natural Resources:
Transactional and regulatory advice in the oil and gas, petrochemical, traditional and alternative power (including solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, biomass, waste-to-energy) mining, water and waste management sectors.
Issues in transactions and real estate developments, compliance with environmental laws, remediation, permits, concessions, handling of hazardous waste, clean energy, water usage, climate change, zoning, natural protected areas, administrative proceedings and litigation.
Represents local and global infrastructure operators, investors and financial sponsors in a full array of transactions including M&A, capital markets, project and asset finance and PPP projects. Expertise includes airports, toll roads, railways and ports.
Insurance & Reinsurance:
Incorporation, licensing and operation of insurance business, authorisations for insuring Mexican cross border risk, structuring of new insurance products, M&A of insurance companies, regulatory compliance advice and administrative disciplinary proceedings.
Registration and enforcement of intellectual property rights, technology transfer, licensing and franchising agreements, trademark, copyright, patent infringement and trade secret litigation and intellectual property implications of transactions. Experience on data privacy matters, including advising clients on the alignment of their legal structure to the Mexican Data Privacy Law.
Investigations & Compliance:
Risk prevention, risk management and protection, advise on design and implementation of compliance policies, compliance due diligence and investigations in the context of M&A transactions, handling all local legal needs of clients on legal and compliance investigations, advising governance bodies on compliance related matters.
Mergers & Acquisitions:
Representation of foreign and domestic clients buying, selling, combining or restructuring companies, businesses and assets including negotiated and unsolicited acquisitions, mergers, spin-offs, tender offers, leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, joint ventures, strategic alliances, privatisations and corporate restructurings.
Representation of clients on all aspects of their activities and operations starting from fund formation to structuring and making investments, through successfully exiting through the capital markets or strategic sale.
The firm is committed to being an active participant and supporter of the community.
Project Development & Finance:
Advises international and domestic sponsors, developers, investors and financiers in the development and financing of infrastructure projects, M&A transactions relating to electricity generation plants, natural gas facilities, toll roads, railroads, airports and ports, representing major energy and infrastructure companies, engineering and construction companies, banks, private equity funds, consortia of investors, insurers, governments and multi-lateral institutions.
Represents multinational and domestic developers, hospitality companies and investors in the commercial (including retail), residential, hospitality and industrial sectors advising.
Design and implementation of tax structures for domestic and cross-border transactions, including M&A, private equity, capital markets and lending. Tax controversy, tax litigation and transfer pricing. Social Security: Advise on due diligence and other transactional matters arising in the context of corporate transactions and acquisitions and advising on compliance and litigation involving social security contributions, liabilities and benefits.
Transactional work, most notably M&A, lending and capital markets, advise to local and international telecommunication companies on competition and regulatory matters.
Representation of major participants in the maritime and ports, aviation and airports, railroad and surface transportation industry.