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Aguilar & Loera S.C.

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Managing Partners: Luis Felipe Aguilar, Alejandro Loera
Senior Partners: Antonio Loera, Juan José Royo
Number of partners: 7
Number of other lawyers: 7

Firm Overview:
Aguilar & Loera, S.C. (‘A&L’) is a truly boutique-type law firm founded in 1996, with an outstanding team of experts delivering a highly personalised service to its clients. A&L has extensive experience in both domestic and international law, with particular strength in international trade, corporate and energy matters. The firm's professional ethic focuses on the execution of personalised attention with excellence in various legal fields, providing comprehensive service based on cutting-edge legal expertise which, combined with experience, delivers global consultation targeted to business and management issues.

Main Areas of Practice:

Antitrust & Competition:
Antitrust matters related to mergers, process serving, warnings, formal complaints and/or defense in cases of antitrust practices and petitions before the Mexican Competition authority.

Arbitration & Mediation:
A&L practice includes arbitration in antitrust matters, M&A, and all types of corporate contracts.

Banking & Finance:
Advises banks, limited scope financial entities, factoring companies, leasing companies, security exchanges, and other financial institutions.

Corporate:
Leading practice on the successful negotiation of complex stockholders’ disputes. Assists clients with the incorporation, modification, dissolution and liquidation of all types of corporations, federations and trading companies; corporate reorganisations, spin-off and mergers.

Crisis Management:
Provides assistance to companies involved in crisis situations such as strikes, technical stoppages, demonstrations, media scandals, environmental contingencies.

Customs:
A&L advice on tariff classification, valuation of imports, non-tariff barriers, imports and exports enhancement programs (i.e., IMMEX, Sectorial Development Programs –Prosec’s), rules of origin related matters and benefits under Mexico’s FTAs.

Energy:
A&L provides legal counsel on the energy sector (electricity, LPG, natural gas, gasoline projects) specifically on distribution, transportation and storage. A&L legal services include the drafting, negotiation, review and consultation of associated and ancillary contracts related with the transportation of natural gas.

Environmental:
A&L evaluates the clients’ projects from the planning stage to development and completion, ensuring due compliance with the applicable laws and regulations.

Estate Planning:
A&L assists clients on different topics related with estate planning, succession planning, and the creation of correlated trust instruments.

Foreign Investment & International Business:
A&L has extensive experience in international business operations and all legal affairs related to foreign investment in Mexico. A&L continuously monitors operations to advice prevention of the legal irritants particularly associated with international trade.

Healthcare:
A&L has a strong regulatory practice on health related matters, including authorisations for health premises; marketing, import and export approvals, and registration related to pharmaceutical and agrochemical products, food and beverages, spirits and cosmetics.

Intellectual Property (IP):
A&L practice covers both industrial property and copyright issues, as well enforcement of all types of IP rights, including digital environment.

International Trade & WTO:
Services related to the defense of commercial interests in Mexico and abroad advice on international trade negotiations and implementation of existing FTAs and WTO Law.

Investment Disputes:
A&L actively participates on different investment disputes arising from free trade agreements and/or bilateral investment treaties primarily executed by Mexico.

Joint Ventures:
A&L investigation, auditing and evaluation of the companies involved in joint ventures, including negotiation and drafting of contracts.

Mergers & Acquisitions:
Services include corporate restructuring; representation of domestic and foreign, private and public companies for the negotiation, purchase and sale of shares and assets; counseling to family owned businesses and divestments and structuring of risk capital negotiation.

Pro Bono:
All members of A&L are fully committed with pro bono services to the community.

Real Estate:
A&L advises on the activities related to property, whether for residential, commercial or industrial use. A&L participates on real estate projects for tourism development.

Regulatory Affairs:
A&L advises on the compliance of requirements under technical regulations (NOMs), standards and conformity assessment procedures. It also offers the design of regulatory solutions and regulatory cooperation activities.

Trade Remedies:
A&L’s practice with regard to trade remedies is broad and highly sophisticated. The firm actively participates in different investigations and administrative procedures on antidumping, subsides, countervailing measures and safeguards at the Ministry of Economy in Mexico, as well as before the US Department of Commerce, the European Union Court of Justice, the WTO and other foreign administrative authorities.

International Work:
A&L is experienced in dealing with international law and multi-jurisdictional issues. Commonly helps its clients in solving trade concerns related to the fulfilment of domestic law requirements, as well as to defend their interest before agencies of foreign governments.

Languages:
Spanish, English, French.