Managing Partner: Iván Ruiz
Number of other lawyers: 6
Firm Contact: Iván Ruiz
Email: [email protected]
RUIZ MORENO & ASOCIADOS (RM&A) is a law firm specialised in the provision of personalised high quality legal services for the attention of complex and day to day corporate, regulatory and commercial matters of regulated industries.
The law firm represents several of the major domestic and international telecommunications, media and technology companies in Mexico in complex and day to day, legal and regulatory matters and we have represented domestic and international clients in different corporate/asset restructurings, financings, complex regulatory matters as well as in mergers and acquisitions.
With more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications field, partner Iván Ruiz is an industry leader that has worked as public officer, parliamentary counselor as well as in house and external legal counsel in the telecommunications industry.
Mr Ruiz is also an independent board member at one of CFE’s power generator companies and represents clients in anti-trust filings before COFECE and IFT.
RM&A currently represents clients in every service of the telecommunications and broadcast sectors, whereas it also represents clients in the media, energy and technology industries.
Principal deals include: representation of Iusacell in the sale of its wireless unit to a major US based carrier; representation of a US based TV network in order to obtain a spectrum license for the transmission of a major and international sports event in Mexico; representation of different large and medium size clients in their contracting of Telmex’s and Telcel’s public reference offers; counseling a major international carrier in its proceedings for the restructuring of transmissions along the US-Mexico border; obtaining a single concession license for the Mexican subsidiary of a major British carrier; representation of a major satellite group in its entering to the Mexican telecoms market by obtaining several foreign satellite coordinations, authorisations and a single concession license; the successful negotiation of peering and interconnection agreements with Telmex; representation of a binational carrier in the acquisition of two telecom targets that owned wireless, metropolitan and long haul fiber infrastructure; representation of fiber optic network carriers in the negotiation of IRU capacity and infrastructure agreements; and the representation of major and medium size clients in media agreements for the distribution of online content.
Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Energy, Infrastructure & Regulated Industries in General
Main Areas of Practice:
Broadcast, Technology & Telecommunications, Compliance, Consumer Law, Privacy Law, Corporate & Commercial Law, IOT & Energy: 60%
Antitrust, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate: 40%
Telecommunications, Media & Technology:
The firm’s TMT practice represents clients in all corporate, commercial and regulatory aspects of the telecommunications industry. Representation includes: the organisation/incorporation of local subsidiaries; preparing, filing and obtaining licenses from the Mexican regulator; putting together clients’ operation documents including service agreements and agreements with suppliers; representing clients before other carriers in interconnection, asset acquisition, service, capacity and infrastructure lease and IRU agreements; representation before the Mexican incumbent in the contracting of its public reference offers; representation of OTT and IOT service providers before fixed and mobile carriers, rights of way and easements; coordination of public and private litigation matters; and representation on day to day telecommunications matters, consultations, etc.
Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions:
RM&A’s corporate and commercial law practice area has vast experience designing corporate structures, incorporating/organising business organisations, drafting, negotiating and implementing all sorts of contracts; services also include attention to day to day corporate and commercial matters. RM&A’s mergers and acquisitions and structures practice includes due diligences, drafting and negotiation of loans, purchase and sale agreements for the acquisition of assets and targets as well as the restructuring and liquidation of domestic and international companies.
RM&A represents clients in regulatory matters related to the energy sector as well as in private energy projects.
RM&A has participated in transactions for the acquisition of foreign entities and assets as well as the contracting/restructuring of international loans. The law firm also attends to consultations of different international clients and law firms in the telecommunications, energy, real estate and commercial fields.
Transtelco, IP Matrix, XC Networks, Elektra Satelital, TV Azteca, Linedata, ViaSat, Global Media, NBC Universal, Gemalto, major wireless carriers, major fixed wholesale broadband service providers, pay TV service providers, MVNOs, TMT participants that make use of telecom services and spectrum, etc.