Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C.
Managing Partner: Luis Gerardo Del Valle Torres
Number of partners: 12
Number of other lawyers: 42
Languages: English, French, Spanish, German & Italian
Jáuregui y Del Valle (JDV) was founded in 1975 as a Mexican full-service law firm specialised in domestic and international business transactions. It brings together dedicated professionals with a solid international expertise, highly recognised for their innovative approach in providing solutions with the highest technical and ethical standards, alongside a deep understanding of their clients’ business needs. The firm’s mission is to preserve a distinctive unique approach and to remain a leading practitioner of law; key elements that triggered their participation in highly reputable transactions.
Main Areas of Practice
Banking and Finance:
commercial and investment banks, financial Institutions, insurers, reinsurers, financial leasing companies, factoring companies, investment funds, pension funds and other institutional investors, alongside family offices and entrepreneurs in connection with their business in Mexico and cross-border transactions. Jauregui y Del Valle advises its clients on corporate and export finance, project and energy finance, structured finance, private equity, derivatives, banking and regulatory, restructuring and distressed assets, securities, insurance and reinsurance, litigation, fintech and payment networks.
Jauregui y Del Valle is recognised for its innovative approach and efficiency in designing corporate structures, alongside an outstanding technique to solve complex issues. The team provides legal services in distribution agreements, acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances and associations, shareholder conflicts, corporate governance, regulated industries, privatisation process and anti-corruption.
Advising brokerage firms and securities issuers on public and private offerings of debt and capital instruments on both Mexican and international stock markets. The firm advises public companies and their stockholders on fulfilling their obligations under securities laws. The team’s experience includes handling initial public offerings and public purchase offerings, listing and delisting securities, debt and structured instrument offerings, including stock exchange-traded certificates issued by development trusts (CKDs) and stock exchange-traded certificates issued by real estate investment trusts (FIBRAs).
The team advises clients within the Energy Sector on exploration, drilling, maintenance and other services to Petróleos Mexicanos and Comisión Federal de Electricidad, transportation, distribution and storage of natural gas, energy projects such as cogeneration and self-supply, BLT agreements, EPC and O&M contracts and other energy related projects.
Insurance and Reinsurance:
Jáuregui y Del Valle advises on regulatory, organisational, operational, transactional and claims-related matters, both on transactional day-to-day matters and for special projects. The firm represents Mexican insurance companies on: corporate and regulatory, foreign insurers on the establishment of their Mexican operations, cross-border trade related to all insurance-related services, Mexican insurers on various day-to-day and high-end operational matters, product development, claims and coverage issues. The team also participates in national and international insurance and reinsurance arbitration and litigation, general regulatory, alongside transactional and corporate work for foreign reinsurers and Mexican insurance-related entities.
The team focuses on compliance matters related to regulatory and environmental legislation. JDV’s services include due diligence, advice and implementation of legal strategies aimed to minimise environmental risks that may arise during the development of any new project or corporate transaction such as mergers and acquisitions or from inspection visits to their establishments.
With a corporate focus, Jauregui y Del Valle provides legal services mainly to the business sector and to individuals. The firm is involved in major criminal litigation matters in Mexico and it has advised multiple national and foreign entities.
Full IP practice active in trademarks, copyright, patents and plant varieties, from filing and prosecution to complex litigation. Anti-counterfeiting is one of the strongest areas of IP. Currently representing some of the most prestigious companies on different sectors such as: smartphones, computer, pharmaceutical, toners, technology, sport brands, spirits, luxury and clothing.
Civil and Commercial Litigation and Arbitration:
Extensive experience representing national and international companies, financial and insurance institutions, public corporations and trusts, funds and private investors in matters related to conflicts between shareholders, and contractual and non-contractual liability procedures and implementation of real and personal guarantees, before tribunals of the federal jurisdiction and the common jurisdiction.
Data Protection, Privacy and Information Technology:
Professional advice to worldwide organisations such as telecommunications, apps, pharmaceutics, online payments services, privacy notices, national and international transfers agreements, due diligence, data subjects rights, outsourced data protection officers, privacy policies, counseling on procedures carried on by the Data Protection Authority or trials at the Federal Courts or Supreme Court of Justice.
Preparation and negotiation of all kinds of contracts required in mining projects, such as promissory mining concession rights assignment agreements, exploration and exploitation agreements, purchase options, royalties, joint ventures, shareholders’ agreements, advice for the acquisition of rights over mining concessions, incorporation and registration of mining companies and compliance follow-up, advice on real estate and environmental issues, negotiations with agrarian communities and advice and implementation of strategies in case of litigation.
Competition & Antitrust:
Advise to national and multinational companies on the full range of issues including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and contracts, antitrust investigations and litigation, leniency and reduction of sanctions program, audits and compliance programs to different sector, such as transportation and logistics, retail, automotive, health, food and drinks and pharmaceutical, among others.
Advising national and multinational companies from various sectors on every aspect of international trade and investment, including trade and customs compliance and litigation, international trade litigation, market access and trade policy, multilateral and bilateral trade agreements, preferential trade regimes, trade remedies, antidumping, safeguards and subsidies.
Labour, Social Security and Immigration:
Legal advice on several labor matters, such as representing employers on collective bargaining negotiation, individual and collective lawsuits, social security, workers’ profit sharing, individual labor agreements and outsourcing structure. The firm also provide advice to clients on immigration matters for expatriate employees.
Designing, negotiating and implementing various types of real estate projects, such as financing, capital investment, joint ventures, funds creation and projects for private investment funds.
Tax and Administrative Litigation:
The firm maintains a solid tax and administrative litigation practice with constant defense ofits clients’ rights before tax authorities and governmental entities. Jauregui y Del Valle has obtained multi-million penalty annulments in courts and revocation of administrative resolutions that deny concessions or government agreements.
Jáuregui y Del Valle has a substantial practice area in tax consulting, both federal and local, with broad expertise in acquisitions, divestitures, stock and asset purchases, transfer pricing studies, tax refunds and structuring of funds and public securities issue (IPO).The firm'stax specialists are constantly involved in cross-border and domestic.