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Martinez, Algaba, de Haro y Curiel S.C.

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Managing Partner: Javier Curiel Obscura
Partners: Roberto Martínez Guerrero, Ernesto F. Algaba Berlanga, Jorge de Haro González, Javier Curiel Obscura, Daniel Ortega González, Javier Altamirano Hernández, Ernesto Palacios Juárez, Diego Gutiérrez Martínez-Parente, Ricardo García Cordero Sasia, Alejandro Legaspi Lanz, and Mauricio Mendoza Cuenca
Number of partners: 11
Number of other lawyers: 22 associates

Firm Overview:
For over 50 years Martínez, Algaba, de Haro y Curiel has successfully represented corporations and financial institutions in complex local and cross border cases where its renowned corporate experience is paired with unique litigation skills. The firm’s highly specialised team offers clients a competitive advantage that is hard to match. The firm is consistently referred to by clients and market commentators as a top tier law firm, capable of offering both first-class dispute resolution services and top-notch dispute-oriented consulting services. Clients choose Martínez, Algaba, de Haro y Curiel for their most complex and delicate matters.

Civil & Commercial Litigation
Administrative Litigation
Bankruptcy and Insolvency
Commercial Arbitration
Data Protection
Consulting Services

Main Areas Of Practice:
Civil & Commercial Litigation:
Martínez, Algaba, de Haro y Curiel represents clients across Mexico in disputes pertaining to all sorts of agreements and contractual relationships, and extra contractual liability, including torts and moral damages. The firm also represents clients before federal and local courts in all kind of disputes arising from business relationships, with an emphasis in controversies concerning financial services. This includes disputes involving banks, insurance companies, investment funds, pension funds, and asset managers. The firm has a strong experience in litigation related to bank transactions, stock market products, as well as disputes between investment and bond companies.

Administrative Litigation:
The firm takes pride in being a leader in government and regulatory litigation in Mexico, facing both federal and local authorities whenever its clients are under investigation or whenever their rights are being overlooked. Litigation often involves contesting government fines, sanctions, expropriations, and revocations of concessions, licenses, and authorisations. The firm often appears before Mexico’s Supreme Court of Justice to argue cases of the utmost importance for the country’s political, social, and economic life.

Bankruptcy & Insolvency:
Martínez, Algaba, de Haro y Curiel has an outstanding track record representing creditors in bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings, as well as advising clients on out-of-court corporate restructurings and reorganisations. The firm has been a key contributor to the case law established in respect of the Bankruptcy Law currently in force.

Commercial Arbitration:
The firm has broad experience in international and domestic commercial arbitration, as well as in the enforcement and nullification of arbitral awards in Mexico. Some members of the firm also serve as arbitrators or legal experts within relevant arbitration proceedings.

The firm represents major insurance companies in litigation cases across Mexico and advises on a wide range of insurance matters. In fact, Martínez, Algaba, de Haro y Curiel recently argued on behalf of the Asociación Mexicana de Instituciones Seguros (AMIS) a relevant case before the Supreme Court of Justice that was ruled favorably for the insurance sector.

Data Protection:
The firm has represented various institutions and search engines in administrative proceedings and court cases regarding the protection of information and personal data.

Consulting Services:
The firm advises clients on practices to prevent undesirable risks based on its fine legal criteria and its extensive court experience. Martínez, Algaba, de Haro y Curiel often designs and implements strategies to promptly and efficiently address, mitigate and neutralise risks and crisis threatening its clients’ businesses. Corporations frequently resort to Martínez, Algaba, de Haro y Curiel in search of expert advice on the validity and enforceability of agreements reached and transactions executed while using new business technologies.

International Work:
Martínez, Algaba, de Haro y Curiel works closely with leading international law firms, who regularly refer their clients to the firm to defend their interests in Mexico. The firm also refers its Mexican clients to international law firms when they require legal advice abroad.

Clients who have trusted Martínez, Algaba, de Haro y Curiel to enforce their rights and defend their interests are key players in areas of business and industries as diverse as aviation, banking and finance, beverages, construction, insurance, investment funds, education, hospitality, oil and gas, pension funds, retail, real estate, and telecommunications.

English, Spanish.