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Sainz Abogados

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Senior Partners: Luis A. Cervantes, Alejandro Sainz, Alejandro Nila, Manuel Corona, Francisco J. Valdés, Manuel Ruíz-de-Chávez, Daniel Díaz, Alejandro Campillo, Juan Carlos Cajigas, Luis A. Cervantes Castillo, Daniel Saltzberg, Octavio L. Hernández, Hildebrando García, Santiago Alessio-Robles
Total number of lawyers: 60

Firm Overview:
A law firm with an extensive array of creative problemsolving techniques for optimum, lasting outcomes. The firm specialises in domestic and international business transactions, cross-border restructuring and insolvency procedures, and controversies. Founded by specialist attorneys with deep legal experience and knowledge, serving the local, national and international interests of businesses, institutions and individuals throughout Mexico. The firm strives to maintain working relationships with law firms across the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe and Asia to serve the international needs of its clients. The firm represents clients in a broad spectrum of transactional and complex restructurings and litigious matters. It has developed a ‘one-firm’ culture — a spirit of teamwork and crossutilisation and support among practice areas throughout the firm.

Main Areas of Practice:

Antitrust & Competition:

The firm is greatly recognised for its extensive practice and sophisticated expertise in antitrust and competition matters. The firm’s expertise in antitrust and competition matters is unparalleled, having successfully handled some of the most prominent and highly publicised cases.

Aviation & Aircraft Financing:
The firm has one of Mexico’s premier aviation practices. The firm’s practice covers the sphere of regulatory, antitrust, corporate and litigation matters involving air carriers, airline alliances and civil aviation authorities.

Banking, Securities & Finance:
The firm represents financial institutions and financial services providers, offering strategic, focused and efficient representation tailored to their needs. The main areas of the firm’s banking, securities and financial practice include: banking, derivatives and structured finance, private and public offerings, project finance, regulatory, restructuring and workouts, securities, securitisation and asset-backed finance.

Corporate & Commercial:
The firm regularly advises local, national and international clients in virtually all areas of corporate and commercial transactions, including: construction and procurement, corporate governance, exempt securities offerings, government contracts, gaming, joint ventures and strategic alliances, privatisation of government facilities, public bids, spin-offs, and tender offers.

The firm has broad experience in dealing with energy related matters and in advising clients in the different stages of their projects linked to oil, natural gas, petrochemicals, and power among others, starting with the contracting with different governmental entities such as Petróleos Mexicanos and its subsidiaries ‘PEMEX’ and the Federal Electricity Commission, as well as, in their regulatory aspects before the Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission.

The firm provides the complete range of healthcare legal services reflective of the firm’s attorney’s broad experience combined with their experience in various healthcare matters. The firm’s attorneys have represented hospitals, care providers, pharmaceutical companies, clinical laboratories and medical device manufacturers, among others.

Insolvency & Restructuring:
The firm has one of Mexico's premier insolvency and restructuring practices. The firm represents creditors and companies in all types of insolvencies, reorganisations, workouts, restructurings and bankruptcy procedures, domestic and cross border transactions, including US Chapter 15 and Chapter 11 proceedings.

Intellectual Property:
The firm has achieved outstanding results in complex disputes and cutting-edge transactions involving intellectual property. The IP practice includes: copyrights, data security and privacy, information technology transactions, internet and e-commerce, IP licensing, IP litigation, marketing and comparative advertising, outsourcing, patents and trademarks, pharmaceutical, unfair competition.

Labour & Employment:
The firm has been recognised for its practice in labour matters. The firm provides the complete range of labour legal services, including advising multinational and domestic clients on all aspects of labour law, including social security and collective bargaining agreements.

Litigation & Arbitration:
The firm provides prompt, responsive, creative and expert litigation representation in lawsuits, arbitrations, government investigations, and administrative proceedings. The firm views litigation as a business strategy and as an investment decision for its clients, being knowledgeable that they are not in the ‘litigation business’ and that it is in its clients’ interests for it to promptly and vigilantly explore every alternative avenue for dispute resolution using aggressive strategies and management case when appropriate.

Mergers & Acquisitions:
The firm provides creative solutions to complex transactions involving the buying and selling of businesses. The M&A practice represents a core competency of the firm. The firm approaches mergers and acquisitions from a businesslike and entrepreneurial perspective.

The firm represents both, entities who hire foreign employees and foreign individuals who wish to obtain status of stay in Mexico. The firm has extensive experience in obtaining a Certificate of Employee Registration for companies, work visas and residence permits for foreigners who live in Mexico and provide services in our country, as well as the corresponding permits for their family. The firm also represents foreigners who wish to obtain Mexican nationality.

Real Estate:
The firm has a premier real estate practice, which provides clients with integrated legal services for all phases and stages of a project. Its client base comprises a broad range of property developers, lenders, investment managers, opportunity funds, real estate investment trusts (FIBRAS and REITs) and private owners. The firm’s real estate practice group advises mayor US and European funds on a variety of matters involving diverse forms of commercial, industrial, recreational and residential real estate.

International Work:
The firm participates in the Red Legal Iberoamericana, which comprises leading law firms from Colombia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Spain, Paraguay, Peru, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama.

Spanish, English.


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