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Quijano, Cortina y de la Torre Abogados

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Senior Partner: Javier Quijano Baz
Partners: Francisco Xavier Cortina Cortina, Alan Gerardo de la Torre Lobera, Javier Quijano Decanini, Enrique Ballester Izaguirre
Associates: Miranda Carrillo Quijano, Pablo González de Cossío Higuera, Patricio Ogarrio Healy, Francisco Javier de la Torre Jiménez
Number of partners: 5
Number of other lawyers: 7

Firm Overview:
Quijano, Cortina y de la Torre, is one of Mexico City’s premier law firms, with a practice in civil and commercial litigation. The firm offers boutique style practice under very personal and devoted relation by partners and associates. The firm has built a reputation for providing strategic counsel and legal services for its clients facing imminent disputes. It also advises in preventing litigation. It focuses in solving problems in and out of court.

Quijano, Cortina y de la Torre was established in 1977. It is one of the leading firms for litigation and a pioneer in insolvency matters. It has gained its reputation assisting in complex commercial litigation; antitrust; banking; and shareholder disputes, as well as in alternate dispute resolution practice including mediation and international and domestic arbitration in commercial law matters. The firm is also experienced in matters related to health care and telecommunications, domestic and international bankruptcy proceedings. It is consistently recognised for the results it obtains and the quality and professionalism of its members.

Arbitration is one of the key practices of the firm. In both domestic and international arbitration disputes its participation has been very active and they have represented some of the largest corporations in cross border cases, representing local as well as foreign entities. They have had the benefit of working together with some of the most prestigious and experienced firms around the world. Even though they are very active in promoting alternate dispute resolutions, involving non-court mediation, arbitration is still its top.

Main Areas of Practice:
The firm is active in the areas of civil and commercial law litigation, antitrust, banking, insolvency and bankruptcy, intellectual property, international and domestic arbitration, constitutional law litigation, amparo proceedings, and energy, health and telecommunications law litigation. No collections.

Languages:
English, French, Italian, Spanish.

Clients:
The firm has represented several banking and finance institutions in cross-border procedures as well as industrial corporations, public and private funds and local and foreign governments and governmental institutions. It assists a broad base of individual and corporate clients including foreign financial institutions, real estate developers, construction companies, telecommunication enterprises, trusts, as well as individuals disputing rights in closely or public held companies. Also assists in important family-owned business matters. With a balanced mixture of both national and international clientele it has gained worldwide reputation.

The firm has represented one of Mexican largest Telecommunications Companies in antitrust matters for more than twenty five years. It has represented some of the largest financial institutions in Mexico in complex commercial litigation cases.

Quijano, Cortina y de la Torre has participated in most of the high profile insolvency cases in Mexico and has cooperated with international firms in cross border proceedings. Its practice in international and domestic arbitration has been recognised by peers and clients. Javier Quijano and Xavier Cortina have acted as expert witnesses of Mexican Commercial and Procedural law before US Federal and Local Courts. Its participation representing media enterprises is well known. Partners and associates devote a substantial amount of their time to pro-bono cases. They have also a notable participation in the defense of freedom of speech in Mexico.