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Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C.

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Firm profile for Latin America 2022

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Managing Committee: Horacio M de Uriarte, Patricio Trad, Manuel Tamez

Number of partners: 20 Number of Of counsel: 4 Number of professionals: 100+


Firm Overview:

Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C. was founded in Mexico City in 1994, integrated by a team of the highest qualified lawyers, focused in providing professional legal services with the highest quality to meet its clients’ business needs. Today, Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C. is a leading firm in the Mexican market, deeply committed to quality and responsiveness; it has established itself as one of the most prominent Mexican law firms and is recognised as one of the best firms in the country. The firm started out as a financial, securities and M&A legal boutique. Presently, it has 18 practice areas which allows the firm to offer a full-range of legal services to clients. Most of the firm's lawyers and other professionals have completed graduate studies at foreign universities and have worked at US or UK law firms, which has allowed the firm to have a broader perspective on international legal systems and clients’ needs. The firm is part of TAXAND, a global network of more than 550 tax partners, over 2500 professionals and present in nearly 50 countries. It is also a founding member of AFFINITAS, an alliance of Iberoamerican law firms that includes Barros & Errazuriz Abogados in Chile, Gomez-Pinzon in Colombia and Miranda & Amado in Peru.

Main Areas of Practice:

Antitrust:

Focused on merger control and cartel and abuse of market power investigations before the antitrust agencies. The firm has a specialised group of antitrust litigators who focuses on challenging rulings issued by the antitrust agencies with Mexican Federal Courts.


Arbitration:

The firm acts as counsel in institutional and ad-hoc arbitration proceedings, as in mediations, as well as sole arbitrators, members of arbitral tribunals, arbitrators designated by governmental authorities and mediators before diverse institutions.


Aviation:

Counseling on domestic and international law, as well as the diverse treaties subscribed by Mexico and applicable in aerospace and in its territory, such as the OACI and the bilateral treaties with the US and other countries


Banking & Finance:

Representation of Mexican and international banks and other financial entities in the structuring and granting of loans in Mexico and the perfection of security interests on assets located in Mexico. The firm provides advice regarding individual loans, syndicated loans, and project finance.


Capital Markets:

The practice advises issuers on all kinds of securities offerings, compliance matters and administrative proceedings with regulators. It assists clients in connection with debt and equity issuances, public offers and private placements, both in Mexico and international markets. The firm offers advice on asset backed securities and the financing of projects through trusts and other mechanisms. It has been involved in the implementation of landmark Multi-Offering Programmes and the corresponding follow-on offerings, CKDs, CERPIs, and other securitisation programmes. The team also has unmatched experience in public tender offers aimed at obtaining a controlling interest or delisting public companies.


Corporate Criminal Liability & Compliance:

The firm's services are divided into two areas. Its prevention practice specialises in corporate and criminal compliance as well as prevention of corporate criminal liability through programs, business policies, risk identification, administrative standards and compliance with organisational control requirements regulated. Its second practice provides legal representation services in global investigations, alternative justice, plea bargain and negotiation of remedial agreements and criminal litigation.


Corporate Services:

The firm's practice regularly assists clients with management of board meetings, the establishment and administration of SPVs, maintenance of statutory records and related correspondence with the relevant authorities, and drafting shareholder and board resolutions.


Data Protection:

The data protection practice advises on matters as diverse as the preparation of privacy notices, policies and processes for the fulfillment of national and international obligations in data protection matters, handling and response to security incidents and data breaches, national and international data transfer and daily management of data protection, including sensitive and employee data, training and preparation of audits, as well as procedures before the INAI and challenge and defense of the same in jurisdictional instances.



Energy:

Legal advice to companies and public entities in energy projects including regulatory, corporate, and financial aspects. The firm has advised various Mexican and international companies in the opening of the energy sector to private investment, participating in transportation and distribution of natural gas projects, as well as projects concerning electric energy co-generation and self-supply.


Environmental:

Consultancy services as well as litigation matters. Some of the matters usually handled by the firm, relate to national waters, federal terrestrial maritime zone concessions, environmental and risk impact authorisations, waste management, change of forestry use of land, among others.


Intellectual Property:

The IP practice has experience in litigation, trademarks, patents, contractual matters, unfair competition and copyrights.


Labour & Employment:

Specialised in labour litigation, as well as consultancy services in the different fields of labour law. The labour practice advises in the management of labour relations for the prevention and solution of all kinds of labour disputes, as well as in assessment regarding the most practical and less risky solutions to labour problems.


Litigation:

The practice is designed to advise clients on complex administrative proceedings against federal and state authorities, constitutional reviews before Federal Courts, arbitration, bankruptcy, and highly specialised civil and commercial litigation.


Mergers & Acquisitions:

The firm advises several of the most active private equity funds in Mexico. The firm’s experience includes privatisations of public entities, counsel in all types of biddings or auctions as well as transactions related to exchange listed companies, with an international-style approach to legal services and a reputation for being one of the top tier firms in Mexico.


Project Finance:

Advice to financial institutions, public entities, and private companies in infrastructure finance projects (including among others energy, gas, water treatment, toxic waste, port structure, highways, railroads, etc.). The firm has broad experience in structuring financing arrangements on a non-recourse basis.


Real Estate:

Advice to real estate investors, developers, and construction companies in commercial, industrial, residential, and tourism developments. The firm participates in real estate financing projects, and in asset and mortgage securitisation structures. Additionally, the firm represents hotel shareholders, owners, lessees and managers.


Sports & Entertainment:

Integral counselling to companies, professional ath- letes and artists. The firm assists clients in all types of transactions, including contractual advice, labour matters, privacy, data protection and enforcement of IP rights, tax, arbitration, financial and real estate agreements.


Tax:

The firm’s fiscal practice operates with a group of highly trained professionals including certified accountants, for the design and implementation of tax advice and also to provide support to other practices of the firm, including cross-border transactions.


Litigation & Tax Controversy:

The firm has extensive experience advising national and multinational companies on tax audits, the negotiation of settlements and resolution of all kinds of disputes with the tax administration. The firm represents clients in the design of tax strategies, including litigation in all sectors and industries. Among others, the firm is distinguished by the wide range of matters of any nature and complexity in which it has participated.


Telecommunications:

Legal advice to open air broadcast television, cable television, satellite television, MMDS, and radio broadcasting companies. The firm’s portfolio includes several technology, media and telecom companies and have worked with some the most prestigious companies of the diverse businesses including traditional and wireless telephone systems, paging, satellite communications and the Internet, among others.

Latin America

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Trends and Developments

Doing Business In... 2021 in Mexico

Authors: Manuel Tamez, Nora Morales, Carlos Orcí, Ignacio Armida, Claudio Jiménez, Aisha Calderón

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 25 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

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Mijares in Latam Fintech Unicorn Investment

Authors: Ricardo Maldonado Yáñez, Carlos Orcí Berea, Elián Ávila, Anacandy Perusquía, Francisco Romero, Iván Serralde

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Televisa and Univision sign Landmark Deal to Merge Media, Content and Production Assets

Authors: Francisco Fuentes Ostos, Ricardo Maldonado Yáñez, Carlos Orcí Berea, Enrique Ramírez Figueroa, Francisco Glennie, Pedro García, Victoria Diktiar, Alejandro Díaz, Adriana Morales, Claudia Gutiérrez

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Banking & Finance
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Capital Markets
Band 2
Competition/Antitrust
Band 2
Corporate/M&A
Band 1
Energy & Natural Resources
Band 2
Projects
Band 1

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Banking & Finance


Pilar Mata Fernández
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Ricardo Maldonado Yáñez
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Everardo J. Espino Guerrero
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Capital Markets


Manuel Echave Pintado
Band 4
Martin Sánchez Bretón
Band 2
Patricio Trad Cepeda
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Top Ranked Lawyers

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Horacio M de UriarteEnergy & Natural Resources
Band 2
Francisco Fuentes OstosCompetition/Antitrust
Pablo MijaresCorporate/M&A
Nora MoralesTax: Controversy
Band 3
Ricardo Maldonado YáñezBanking & Finance
Everardo J. Espino GuerreroBankruptcy/Restructuring
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Pilar Mata FernándezBanking & Finance
Manuel Echave PintadoCapital Markets
Patricio Trad CepedaCapital Markets
Pilar Mata FernándezCompetition/Antitrust

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540 Javier Barros Sierra, 4th Floor,

Park Plaza I

Santa Fe

Mexico City

Ciudad de México

Mexico

C.P. 01210

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