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EC Legal Rubio Villegas

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Managing Partners: Javier Canseco, Carlos Enríquez and Juan Carlos Partida
Number of partners: 34
Number of other lawyers: 56

Contacts:
Administrative Law:
Edmundo Hernández, Felipe Mendoza, Cesar Gotierrez Banking & Finance: Renato Martínez, Jaime O´Reilly, Carlos Enríquez
Corporate & M&A: Ivonne Aguilera, René Alva, Eduardo David, Sergio De La Rocha, Carlos Enríquez, Renato Martínez, Felipe Mendoza, Alejandro Montes, César Ochoa, Javier Ogarrio, Gerardo Olea, Jaime O’Reilly, Mario Prado, Oscar Bensojo, Enrique Marcos
Criminal, Civil & Commercial Litigation: Juan Manuel Camarena, Rafael Escobedo, Raúl Escobedo, César Holguin, César Gutierrez
Energy: Jaime O’Reilly, Renato Martínez.
Enviromental: Fernando Holguín
Government Contracts:
Mario Prado, René Alva, Sergio de la Rocha, Alejandro Montes Immigration: Pablo de Rosenzweig, René Alva, Juan Carlos Partida
Infrastructure:
Mario Prado, Alejandro Montes, Gerardo Olea
International Trade & Customs: Juan Carlos Partida, Eduardo David, Felipe Mendoza, Fernando Holguín, Arturo Bañuelos, Gerardo Olea, Alejandro Montes, César Ochoa, Pablo Méndez
Labour & Social Security: Roberto Alvarez Malo, Perla Arreola, Ana María Becerra, Javier Canseco, Isaac Corral, Rogelio Sánchez
Real Estate: Renato Martínez, César Ochoa, Jaime O’Reilly, Gerardo Olea, Carlos Enríquez, Sergio De La Rocha, René Alva, Alejandro Montes, Eduardo David
Mining: Pablo Méndez
Notarial: Rubén Aguirre, Alejandro González
Tax Litigation & Consulting:
Arturo Bañuelos, Felipe Mendoza, Edmundo Hernández, Fernando Holguín

Firm Overview:
EC Legal Rubio Villegas is a full-service Mexican law firm specialising in national and international business transactions in the industrial sector and in international trade. With six offices covering Mexico’s most important industrial regions, over 90 attorneys, and 50 years of experience, it is one of Mexico’s ten largest law firms. Clients range from medium-sized companies, to international Fortune 500 companies, in the following sectors: aerospace, agroindustry, automation, automotive, e-commerce, energy, financial, hospitality, insurance, manufacturing, petrochemical, ports and maritime, pharmaceutical, technology, transportation and logistics, food and beverage, mining and retail.

Main Areas of Practice:
Administrative Law:
The firm advises foreign and domestic entities as part of their necessary business interactions with Mexican administrative authorities. Attorneys are experienced in the processing of amparo suits and in resolving disputes between clients and government entities through administrative litigation.

Banking & Finance:
The firm represents many institutional lenders and users of corporate financing in structuring complex transactions domestically and internationally. It advises clients in acquisition finance, asset-based facilities, cross-border investments, and both new and established financial structures and transactions.

Corporate/M&A:
The practice deals with corporate governance, corporate restructuring, foreign investment, private equity, start-ups, business expansion, joint ventures, M&A’s, divestitures, buy-outs, commercial contracts and dayto- day business transactions.

Commercial, Civil & Criminal Litigation:
The practice is staffed by litigators with a solid record of high-stakes, high-profile victories, experience and substantive knowledge. It handles complex cases in state and federal courts in Mexico before administrative agencies and international arbitration panels.

Energy:
The firm represents domestic and international energy industry clients in a wide array of transactions, including financial institutions, developers, sponsors, insurance companies, contractors, investors, developers, operators and suppliers.

Government Contracts:
The practice assists clients in public tenders for the acquisition of assets and services. The firm's attorneys also advise and represent clients in procedures for the awarding of contracts, concessions and authorisation for the development of infrastructure projects.

Immigration:
The firm keeps clients informed about changes in criteria of immigration and consular authorities, and has developed audit procedures to verify that companies comply with all legal requirements in case of inspections by immigration authorities.

Infrastructure:
The firm advises clients in connection with the development of large scale projects, including power, tollroads, transportation, ports, petrochemical, and water, as well as in connection with the finance sale and acquisition of infrastructure projects. It has represented governmental entities in the structuring of different infrastructure projects through concessions, PPPs and multiannual service agreements.

International Trade & Customs:
Attorneys have substantial expertise in antidumping, countervailing duties, and safeguard investigations. They also specialise in NAFTA law, including chapter 19 panel reviews, origin determinations, and advanced rulings. The attorneys represent clients on matters related to IMMEX (maquiladora) and Prosec programs, free trade agreements, private rulings, rules of origin, customs audits and origin audits.

Labour & Employment:
The focal point of attorneys' labour services is to prevent litigation, economic contingencies and consequences that may affect your labour environment, and could expose assets, productivity and stability to unnecessary risk. The firm measures and corrects risks, through labour audits, which allows it to solve daily problems through permanent advice programs.

Mining:
Legal advice for the negotiation of exploration and/or exploitation concessions of mining lots is one of the firm's key specialities. Attorneys advise on procedures to comply with administrative obligations related to mining concessions and applicable regulations.

Notarial:
The firm is proud to be the only full-service law firm in Mexico in which two of its partners are civil law notaries public, which ensures a cost and time efficient discharge for client’s work.

Real Estate:
The firm assists clients in all types of real estate and construction projects, including plants, infrastructure, manufacturing facilities, retail properties, office complexes, sports facilities, resort properties and headquarter buildings.

Tax Litigation & Consulting:
Attorneys advise clients from a national and an international tax perspective, as well as in litigating against tax determinations in federal and local courts. From the tax effects of employee benefits, to the tax consequences of international reorganisations and stock sales, the firm provides expert legal advice for individuals or multinational enterprises.