Managing Team: Patricio Trad, Horacio de Uriarte, Manuel Tamez
Number of partners: 15
Of counsel: 4
Of professionals: 70
Mijares, Angoitia, Cortes y Fuentes, S.C. was established in Mexico City in 1994 by a team of highlyqualified lawyers focused on offering professional, sophisticated and quality legal services to satisfy its clients’ business needs.
Today, as a leading firm in the Mexican market, its level of expertise is well-recognised in various practice areas. Deeply committed to quality and responsiveness, the firm has consolidated its status as one of the preeminent Mexican law firms. As the firm has gradually grown, it has attracted professionals with significant experience in the public, industrial and financial sectors creating a team with the highest level of professional experience.
The firm is highly ranked in the leading legal directories and has won important industry awards. Lawyers were part of the team that was awarded with Latin Lawyer’s 2018‘Project Finance’, and IFLR’s 2018 ‘Restructuring’ Deal of the Year. Other recent awards include the ‘Latin America Solar Deal’ and the ‘Latin America Power Deal’ of the Year at the 2017 IJGlobal Awards, and the‘Equity Follow-on’ and ‘Restructuring’ Deal of the Year at the 2017 LatinFinance Awards.
Main Areas of Practice:
The antitrust practice plays a critical role in the firm’s M&A team, which includes the filing of merger notices and obtaining no-action letters from the Federal Competition Commission. The firm also has significant experience in monopolistic practices procedures and investigations and has also successfully challenged several resolutions from the Federal Competition Commission.
The firm has broad experience in bank finance and regulatory work. It regularly represents Mexican and international banks and other financial entities in all aspects of financial transactions and financial regulation.
The firm provides legal advice in all types of energy projects, both on regulatory, corporate and financial aspects. It has advised various Mexican and international companies in the opening of the energy sector to private investment, participating in E&P projects, natural gas pipelines, LNG facilities and conventional and renewable electricity projects.
The environmental practice provides services that range from the identification of environmental liabilities and ensuring compliance with environmental regulations, to the creation of complete transactional structures designed to minimise exposure and allocate environmental liabilities.
The firm offers an integral IP service that includes the handling of trademarks, patents and copyrights. The firm also undertakes administrative and judicial litigation relating to IP matters.
Labour & Employment:
The firm has highly qualified attorneys in labour litigation, as well as attorneys focused on consultancy in the different fields of labour law. The specialised team advises clients in matters regarding prevention and solution of collective disputes, and in the management of labour relations for the prevention and solution of all kinds of labour disputes.
Litigation & Arbitration:
The firm advises clients on private arbitration, administrative proceedings, constitutional reviews of laws and governmental acts before local and federal courts and other authorities such as the Supreme Court of Justice.
Mergers & Acquisitions:
The firm is a market leader in M&A, including strategic alliances and joint ventures. The firm is highly specialised in public M&A transactions, and advises several of the most active private equity funds in Mexico. The firm’s experience in this area is strengthened by solid antitrust and tax practices.
The firm advises financial institutions, public entities and private companies in infrastructure finance projects. Participation in the design of structures is enriched by its experience in banking and securities.
The firm advises real estate investors, developers and construction companies in commercial, industrial, residential and tourist developments. Together with its banking and securities practice, the firm participates in real estate financing projects, and in asset and mortgage securitisation structures.
The firm is a leader in advising clients in connection with debt and equity issuances. Its clients range from Mexican and international underwriters to the issuing corporations and government entities. The firm advises in public offers and private placements of securities that take place in Mexico and in the international markets, as well as on asset-backed securities and other structured finance transactions.
Sports & Entertainment:
The firm provides integral advisory services to companies as well as to professional athletes and artists in sports and entertainment. The firm assists its clients in contractual advice, participation in negotiation of agreements, labour matters, invasion of privacy, adequate protection and enforcement of IP rights, sports arbitration and disciplinary sports procedures.
The tax group is composed of highly trained, certified accountants, and specialises in cross-border financings, M&A, and real estate transactions. The team offers integrated tax advice and solutions in connection with the design and implementation of tax aspects of transactions.
The firm has become very experienced in telecoms work by closely working with leading international telecom companies, active in traditional and wireless telephone systems, paging, satellite communications and internet services, among others. Lawyers assist open air broadcast television, cable television, satellite television, and radio broadcasting companies.
The firm has had an international focus since its inception nearly 25 years ago. Regular involvement in sophisticated cross-border transactions and privileged relationships with leading law firms in New York gives the firm a competitive advantage in the international arena. It is a founding member of AFFINITAS, an alliance of four leading Latin American independent law firms in the countries of the Pacific Alliance, that includes Barros & Errázuriz in Chile, Gómez-Pinzón in Colombia and Miranda & Amado in Peru. In addition, it is also the exclusive member in Mexico of TAXAND, the world’s largest independent tax organisation with more than 400 tax partners and over 2,000 tax advisors in over 40 countries.