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MAIO Legal

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Number of partners: 16
Number of lawyers: 36
Languages:English, French, Gallego, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
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MEXICO D.F.: Campos Eliseos 98-B, Col. Polanco
Tel: +52 55 5254 5854 Fax: +52 55 5254 5854 Ext. 106
Email: [email protected]

QUERÉTARO: Blvd. Dolores del Río 506 La Joya 76180
Tel: +52 442 135 4827 Email: [email protected]

Firm Overview:
The law firm, established in 2011, aimed at providing quality services to companies, specialised by activity sectors with an international capacity. The firm has offices in Madrid, Vigo, Seville, Mexico DF and Querétaro. Likewise, MAIO is a member of the international legal group, GLOBALAW, comprising of 108 independent legal firms with approximately 4,500 lawyers in 160 cities. MAIO boasts more than 45 professionals with extensive training, each experienced in their own sector, renown in the market and international practice. The practice also includes energy, mining, foundations, mergers and acquisitions, mediation, criminal, intellectual and industrial property.

Main Areas of Practice:

Corporate, Commercial & Banking:
3 partners; 8 lawyers
This department has developed great expertise in the areas of designing, structuring and implementing multiple complex corporate and financial transactions and advising on all corporate, finance and contractual matters (M&A, corporate restructuring, etc.) such as:
■ Legal advice to a Spanish company in the acquisition of a technological company based in Delaware (USA) engaged in the development of software for the creation of interactive videos. Value:€12 million
■ Legal advice to an international holding for the transfer of its registered office from Luxemburg to Spain and for the consequent merge of the holding with another Spanish company. Value:€85 million
■ Legal advice to an international bank for the formalisation of a syndicated agreement for the issue of several guarantees in favor of one of the most important multinational Spanish company specialised in engineering and construction.
Value:€400 million
■ Legal advice to an Italian international bank in numerous credit transactions. Value:€500 million
Contact: Marco Bolognini
Tel: +34 91 577 5020 Email: [email protected]

3 partners; 5 lawyers
Reputable experience across a wide range of employment law matters for domestic and multinational companies and senior executives, advising to corporate and individual clients in areas such as hiring and termination of employment contracts (individually and collectively), employment aspects of corporate restructurings and financial transactions, transfer of business liability, collective bargaining negotiations, company policies, specifically, remuneration -such as variable compensation, including stock options, equal opportunity and non-discrimination policies-, pensions plan, labour accidents, administrative procedures and labour litigation. Currently, the firm is handling legal advice to a Spanish listed company in employment matters concerning the insolvency procedure (26.000 employees worldwide).
Contact: Angela Toro
Tel: +34 91 577 5020 Email: [email protected]

2 partners; 5 lawyers
Advising authorities, sponsors, financial institutions and contractors in infrastructure projects (roads, railways, hospitals, environmental, energy, mining, others), in national and international transaction.
The firm has handled:
■ Legal advising regarding the acquisition the concessionaire of the Málaga metro, Spain
■ Legal advising regarding the investment, venture capital, in the concessionaire of two hydraulic power plants of 51.6 MW and 28.4 MW in Panama
■ Legal advising to a City Council regarding the viability of the development and execution of two PPP parking infrastructure projects
Contact: Oriol Prósper
Tel:+34 91 577 5020 Email: [email protected]

Litigation & Insurance:
4 partners; 7 lawyers
The department has extensive experience in litigation, mainly linked to insurance companies, and shipping, having recently represented the defense in court in the following cases:
■ Defending a worldwide logistics company against a claim based on damages to cargo and delay in delivery, causing a chain delay in starting up of the plant
■ Defending an industrial holding against a huge claim of loss of profit arising out from an interruption in the production chain
■ Defending a multinational insurance company against liability based on damages to a huge shipment of chemical and human blood plasma
Contact: Angel Vallejo
Tel: +34 91 577 5020 Email: [email protected]

1 partner
The department of urban planning law provides comprehensive advice during development phases and in areas involving competence both for principal players in the promotion and management of lands as well as for individuals, private entities, financial entities, real estate funds, family offices and public administrations.
Contact: Yohana Calachi.
Tel: 34+91 577 50 20 Email: [email protected]

Real Estate & Insolvency:
1 partner; 3 lawyers
The team has reputable experience in operations concerning lot development, the sale and rental of property, bank financing, loans from partners and corporate agreements and providing advice on foreign investment. Currently, its main activities involve restructuring, including loan workouts and insolvencies in their entirety, such as:
■ Design and legal assistance concerning plot acquisitions with bank financing amounting to over EUR 100 million
■ Financial restructuring in real estate and industry
■ Assessment in insolvency procedures including the pre-insolvency and court stage of medium and large companies (EUR 5 million to EUR 500 million of assets) involved in complex financial structures such as syndicate loans or mortgage guaranties
■ Appointed as Insolvency Practitioner (administrator) by the Court in a hotel company (estimated EUR 100 million of assets)
Contact: Javier Lacleta
Tel: +34 91 577 5020 Email: [email protected]

Shipping & Transport:
1 partner; 4 lawyers
The department is highly experienced and boasts a consistent client portfolio, involving the following matters:
■ Assisting a shipowner in an insurance Court dispute related to salvage off the Spanish South coast
■ Assisting a shipper of several machineries and equipment from Mexico to South Arabia on a claim derived from damage on arrival.
■ Representing a logistics international company in several heavy lifts projects from Japan to Mexico challenging a claim based on cargo damage and loss of profit caused thereafter.
■ Representing a national heavy lift logistics company in several ship arrests in Panama and Mexico.
Contact: Angel Vallejo
Tel: +34 91 577 5020 Email: [email protected]

3 partners; 7 lawyers
■ Great expertise in tax litigation and tax procedures.
■ Broad experience in private equity, corporate income tax and managing director taxation
Contact: Ignacio Arraez
Tel: +34 91 577 5020 Email: [email protected]