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  • 1. 4
  • 2. With over 60 years experience, Barrera, Siqueiros in Mexico offering personalized, preventive, and strategic legal solutions to their local and international clients, operating in industry, trade and the public sector. excellence in serving our clients. innovative policies on social responsibility. 5
  • 3. 6 to be prepared to face a variety of challenges. The founding partners were in providing legal services focusing technology transfer and labor relations. Each of the partners had a vision and the expertise necessary to position during the following years. Under their local and international prestige. where he was also politically active, established attorney who specialized earned a strong reputation both as a legal scholars in Mexico.
  • 4. state of Chihuahua, and was also the lieutenant recognized not only for his publications on and energy to face the new challenges in the law. Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa, and in the following years consolidated its prestige and grew consistently, principles in the practice of the legal profession. Over the years, BSTL has directly contributed to legal participated in local and international fora. Through diversifying its consulting services and providing foreign investors with legal certainty. recognized the need for services to be offered locally in ensuring the satisfaction of both current and future clients. 7
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  • 6. is why at Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa we are highest quality in service and care in all aspects to or geographical boundaries. cases successfully. AreAs of PrActice 9
  • 7. 10 AreAs of PrActice (in alphabetical order) 3. 5. 6.
  • 8. and international in nature. (e.g. and the Mexico We advise on investor/state disputes under the We have also represented our clients in arbitration proceedings and various of our partners have served as arbitrators for proceedings conducted by both in investor/state arbitration proceedings before the 1. ArbitrAtion 11 success stories Marriott international, inc., telecom italia spA, intuitive surgical, inc. industrias del Agua, s.A. de c.V., telemóvil el salvador, s.A., Penske truck Participation as arbitrators
  • 9. 12 representation to clients on judicial proceedings and and rulings or for decisions entered in other jurisdictions. We also represent clients at the different stages of proceedings before the court or in negotiations with trustees, receivers and other creditors, including drafting 2. ciVil And coMMerciAl litigAtion success stories cadbury Adams (formerly Warner lambert and now Kraft foods) las Mañanitas MPs Mondial Assistance and Mexicana
  • 10. 13 We offer advice on the structuring and negotiation of international sales, distribution, supply, transportation, franchising and other contracts involving the daily operations. Even before the publication of the Federal privacy, the creation of databases and the use of 3. coMMerciAl trAnsActions And e-coMMerce success stories Mastercard n. Asdeporte iHop
  • 11. 14 We advise and represent our clients on the investigation or discovery, dispute and challenge stages for We provide advice and representations on appellate proceedings and follow-up until a decision is handed down by the principal courts including the Federal 4. constitutionAl And AdMinistrAtiVe litigAtion success stories coca-cola bottlers chewing gum War gruMA
  • 12. are created in order to conduct business through considerations. We also provide advice on corporate restructurings, joint ventures and contracts between shareholders, services for shareholder registries, in order for our that is constantly updated. 5. corPorAte PrActicesuccess stories energy sector tV Azteca independent board Members special committee industrial sector Automotive sector 15
  • 13. We conduct audits and offer consulting services of and follow-up on appeals against the decisions of being declared unconstitutional (on predatory pricing). 6. econoMic coMPetition- Antitrust success stories coca-cola bottlers Mexichem transactions 16
  • 14. With regards to hydrocarbons, we aid our clients with exploration, exploitation, distribution and storage of oil and gas in Mexico, covering both areas that fall under and those that require contracting or independent activity with civil parties. distribution and sale projects (including hydraulic, relevant regulations, and also on strategic association with other entities. particularly public contracting and in the strategic areas ( 7. energy And Miningsuccess stories Multiple service contracts operation and Maintenance contracts 17
  • 15. 18 applicable laws and regulations at the federal, state and obligations, and to obtain water rights and wastewater 8. enVironMentAl And nAturAl resources success stories no expiry order obtained release of remediation works environmental impact authorization obtained
  • 16. 19 in regulated activities so as to consolidate strategic opportunities. We have broad experience in obtaining authorizations participate in restricted sectors (such as energy, reasons. notices, statistical reports and other procedures required ensure proper follow-up and control. 9. foreign inVestMentsuccess stories local branches Hewlett Packard - eds .
  • 17. 20 We have professionals specializing in consulting, investigations. Our expertise includes the application of free trade 10. foreign trAde And custoMs lAW success stories customs audits chinese steel plate antidumping investigation us beef and beef products antidumping investigation
  • 18. This is a sensitive area within which we provide participated in various related transactions, including contract negotiations for the operation of authorized 11. gAMing And entertAinMentsuccess stories Hipódromo de las Américas race track operating Agreement equipment supply Joint venture acquisition of permit holder 21
  • 19. 22 We provide legal advice for obtaining Mexican citizenship by naturalization for foreign executives and a personalized service for foreign senior executives of established clients so that the client is assured that his/ expeditiously. 12. iMMigrAtion success stories general entry permits obtained X games entry permits obtained entry permit obtained for Juan P. Montoya
  • 20. verify authorizations and the periodic reports required Secondly, we advise on the preparation, study and contract and its coverage. Lastly, we offer advice on for the Protection of Users of Financial Services, the We regularly aid foreign reinsurers with their registration with the Ministry of Finance. We have obtained approval for various insurers and reinsurers to operate in Mexico. 13. insurAncesuccess stories Ace seguros, s.A. euler Hermes seguro de crédito, s.A. Proyecto insignia, s.A.P.i. de c.V. 23
  • 21. involving industrial property and copyrights. At BSTL, we set ourselves apart by actively advising our clients on designs for the best strategies to obtain and protect their intellectual rights. These strategies include a range BSTL also has experience in and has advised several applicable legislation regarding the protection of We focus on the protection, registration and and defense in trials and anti-piracy practices). 14. intellectuAl ProPerty And coPyrigHts success stories the Procter & gamble company universal Music group and bacardi company limited Hewlett Packard company 24
  • 22. We advise our clients on a variety of topics including clients in individual and collective disputes before the federal and local Boards of Mediation and Arbitration. our clients on proceedings before the Mexican Social Our participation in associations and organizations and 15. lAbor And sociAl security success stories coca cola / feMsA general electric goldcorp 25
  • 23. 26 both in Mexico and overseas, as well as on the whether through the purchase of shares, assets or a twofold process: on the one hand, a due diligence to the buyer and, on the other, the negotiation of the We participate in a wide array of industries and our We are involved in local and international business 16. Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures And risK cAPitAl success stories fisher & Paykel Hewlett-Packard
  • 24. authorization as approved recipients of tax-deductible donations, registration in the Unique Code for ), securing the various types of contracts. joint legal opinions analyzing legal codes for the creation We specialize in obtaining approval for authorized these types of organizations. 17. non-Profit orgAnizAtionssuccess stories México unido contra la delincuencia rehabilitation international lse Mexican Alumni Association 27
  • 25. 28 ( ). Our services include advising our clients, together with planning for transactions and restructurings at the local and international levels and labeling, advertising, and 18. PHArMAceuticAl And HeAltH success stories upjohn- Wyeth Merck sharp & dohme / schering Plough ge Medical systems
  • 26. institutions, both Mexican and foreign, as well as the and securitizations. this has afforded us the opportunity to gain experience to protect the interests of our clients. We have also participated in international operations that involve 19. ProJect And corPorAte finAncing success stories caja de Ahorro del Mediterráneo dalkia 29
  • 27. 30 subjects, as well as the necessary assistance procedure, whether as an open bid, restricted invitation our legal services in this area of practice include the in obtaining public contracts announced under national has successfully represented national and foreign clients in their pursuit of appeals and obtaining the reversal of to understand the public sector and obtain favorable business results. 20. Public ProcureMent success stories ge lighting global geophysical services, inc.
  • 28. review and analysis of the property’s history and other necessary and follow-up on the actions required to etc.). and favorably represented real estate developers, 21. reAl estAtesuccess stories Wal-Mart Mexico Mexico retail Properties grupo copri 31
  • 29. 32 considering Mexican legislation and the international and negotiating with the tax authorities on transfer pricing, on both decisions expected and in defense BSTL’s tax practice has established itself both which has resulted in favorable court decisions. Also, proceedings. clients. 22. tAXAtion success stories Method for earning according to the oecd Application of the withholding rate on income tax not being subject to the flat rate corporate tax
  • 30. The legal services we offer include support for as in the negotiation and the defense of their interests before other operators and the regulators involved. We also provide advice on various related consultations, such as the processing and obtaining of concessions, these actions. We have also provided services to various federal BSTL has acted as a consultant for the Ministry of privatize, consolidate and develop the sector in Mexico. We have also helped various Mexican and foreign interests in radio broadcasting licenses, and also on the radio and television. Our advice covers such areas as satellite, band 23. telecoMMunicAtionssuccess stories specialized advisement on telecommunications and radio broadcasting We advised the federal 33
  • 31. 34 We offer advice on the different areas of the transportation sector, including civil aviation, railroads, We assist Mexican and foreign clients participating in the Mexican transport industry directly or indirectly, including in the negotiation and the defense of their interests with the processing and securing of concessions, registrations. sureties of aircraft in both the public and private sectors, including the processing and registration corresponding 24. trAnsPortAtion success stories Aircraft leasing and sureties specialized advisement on airports specialized advice for the trucking industry
  • 32. 35 resuMe of Attorneys
  • 33. PARTNERS Algaba Reyes, Ernesto ealgaba@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0165 Education Mr. Algaba received his law degree from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in 2001. Principal Areas of Practice He has excelled in the areas of Corporate Law, Commercial Law, Infrastructure Projects, Health, Official Mexican Standards (NOM’s), Overland Transport, and consumer-related regulation. Professional Background Mr. Algaba joined Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa, S.C. in 1991, and became a partner of the firm. Published Works In 2001, Mr. Algaba published his thesis titled “Las Normas Oficiales Mexicanas en el Contexto Jurídico Nacional” (The Official Mexican Standards in the National Legal Context). He co-authored with Ricardo A. Pons, “The Application of Competition Regulation in 29 Jurisdictions Worldwide” for Pharmaceutical Antitrust, Global Competition Review (2008). In addition, he co- authored with Gabriela Campos de Pablo, “International Franchising Mexico” for The Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business (2007). Relevant Cases He has aided in establishing transnational companies operating in Mexico, and has also provided consulting on regulatory issues for different areas, such as human and animal health, official Mexican standards, overland transport, consumer rights, and foreign trade. He has participated in PPP Projects, including the negotiation of shareholder agreements and derivatives (public contracts, financing, sureties, trusts, O&M contracts, and EPC’s). He has also been an advisor on structuring for the regulatory issues on transactions between pharmaceuticals. Bravo Herrera, Ramón rbravo@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0162 Education Mr. Bravo holds a law degree from Universidad Iberoamericana and received his LLM from Cambridge University in 1988. Principal Areas of Practice He has excelled in Corporate and Project Financing, Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, and Risk Capital. Professional Background Mr. Bravo joined Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa in 1984. In 1993, he left to join GE México as General Counsel. Two years later, he returned to BSTL named as a Partner, where he remains today. Recognitions In 2013, Mr. Bravo was recognized as Band 4 in Banking & Finance by Chambers Global. Mr. Bravo was ranked as Band 3 in Aviation and as Band 4 in Banking & Finance by Chambers Latin America 2012. Latin America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The Client’s Guide 2011 and 2012. Latin Lawyer 250. Latin America’s Leading Business Law Firms 2010 recommended Mr. Bravo, together with other BSTL attorneys, for his competitiveness, experience, education, and expertise. Chambers Latin America. Latin America’s Leading Lawyers for Business: The Client’s Guide 2010 rated him a Leading Individual in Banking & Finance. He was recognized for his publication on Chambers & Partners (2010), with some reviews, such as: “excellent response timing, detailed analysis in various aspects and with the ability to keep us one step ahead with ethic and proactive work”. Published Works Mr. Bravo published “Mexican Legal Framework Applicable to Operations Involving Financial Services” in the St. Mary's Law Journal (1994), and “Consumer Protection Federal Law” for the Center for International Legal Studies in Salzburg, Austria (1993). Relevant Cases During his time at General Electric (GE), Mr. Bravo was directly involved in the development and implementation of the process for requesting and obtaining authorizations to create a Financial Group for GE Capital, and in a wide variety of financing operations, including secured and structured loans, leasing and financial factoring, and restructuring processes. He has participated in representing Lone Star, on RFP’s called by the commercial banks for the sale
  • 34. of loan assets. And during the Fobaproa, Mr. Bravo actively participated in the capitalization process for Grupo Latinlac. He coordinated with Xerox Capital de México the implementation of a commercial program listed in dollars. He advised Grupo Dermet, a Mexican company trading on the Mexican Stock Exchange, on the restructuring of banking liabilities in excess of US $30 million. He prepared legal opinions on the investment of GE’s pension fund in FAMSA, and on the initial and secondary public offerings of FAMSA. Mr. Bravo also advised First National Bank on the placement of loans and structuring of sureties in Mexico. He advised Auto Ahorro Automotriz, S.A. de C.V., on the securitization of accounts receivable from the vehicle sales. Memberships Member of the Barra Mexicana Colegio de Abogados (Mexican Bar Association). De Noriega Olea, Federico fnoriega@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0154 Education Mr. Noriega completed his law degree at Universidad Iberoamericana (2000-2005) and following, a Masters Degree at Harvard Law School (2006-2007). Principal Areas of Practice Commercial Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Corporate Financing and Data Privacy. Professional Background Mr. Noriega was a foreign associate at Sidley Austin LLP, in their New York office, in 2007 and 2008, after which he re-joined Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa. Since 2014, he is partner of the firm. Recognitions He was awarded Academic Excellence by the Universidad Iberoamericana for scoring the Highest GPA of his graduating class. Chambers & Partners Latin America 2012 and 2013 editions ranked Mr. Noriega as an “Associate to watch” in “Banking and Finance”. Relevant Cases He represented IPAB and was responsible for the analysis of the legal framework and review of existence and legality of the portfolio assigned by one of the largest Mexican banks as a result of the exchange of promissory notes and capitalization of the bank rescue in 1995. Also worked in representation of the Ministry of Communications and Transport, providing assistance in the public Recently he represented Lafarge in its joint venture with Elementia and Cheque Dejeuner in the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Sí Vale. Memberships He is admitted to practice law in the State of New York, United States. Other activities He participated in Fundación de Apoyo Infantil Región Centro, A.C., from 2005 to 2006. Domínguez de Pedro, Ángel adominguez@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0152 Education Mr. Domínguez received his law degree from Universidad Panamericana (1993-1998), and also did postgraduate studies in Civil Law (1998-1999). He participated in the courses Introduction to the American Legal System and Law & E–Commerce at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. (2000), and in the seminar “Acuerdo de Asociación Económica México – Unión Europea” (Mexico - European Union Economic Association Agreement) held by the International Chamber of Commerce in Mexico in 2001. He completed his master’s degree in Legal Advisement for Companies at the Instituto de Empresa de Madrid, graduating with distinction (2000-2001), and validated his Law degree in Spain, receiving the corresponding degree from the Universidad de Castilla La Mancha. Principal Areas of Practice He has excelled in the areas of Civil, Commercial, and Corporate Law, as well as in Real Estate, Project Financing, Mergers and Acquisitions, Economic Competition, and European Union Law. Professional Background Mr. Domínguez completed his internship with Notaries Public No. 6 and 138, Mr. Fausto Rico Álvarez and Mr. José Antonio Manzaneros Escutia, from 1994 to 1997, after which he joined Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa, S.C., as an intern, becoming an associate in 1999 and a partner of the law firm in 2010. He is also a lecturer at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels on various topics in civil law and company law at Universidad Panamericana (Mexico City and Guadalajara campuses) and at Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City and León, Guanajuato campuses), and has lectured at the undergraduate level at Universidad de las Américas, (Mexico City campus) and at Universidad Anáhuac (Mexico City north campus). Published Works Mr. Domínguez has written legal articles for various newspapers and has contributed on the drafting of
  • 35. various legal reports for Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa, S.C. his dissertation was entitled “La declaración Unilateral de la Voluntad como Fuente de Obligaciones en el Derecho Civil Mexicano”. He has published various articles in legal magazines, to mention a few: “La impugnación en materia Mercantil. Comentarios en torno a la acción de oposición contra las resoluciones de las Asambleas Generales de Accionistas de la Sociedad Anónima” in Ars Iuris, special edition for the LX anniversary of Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa, S.C., 2009; (co-authored with Juan Francisco Torres Landa R.); “Comentarios a las reformas al Código de Comercio y a la Ley General de Sociedades Mercantiles publicadas en el Diario Oficial de la Federación el 2 de junio de 2009” in Ars Iuris, No. 42, 2009; “Comentarios a las reformas al Código Civil para el Distrito Federal publicadas en la Gaceta Oficial del Distrito Federal el 22 de enero de 2010” in Ars Iuris, No. 43, 2010 (co-authored with con Rafael Tena C.); and “Viabilidad e Implicaciones del Cambio de Nacionalidad de una Persona Moral Extranjera con Establecimiento Permanente en México a Nacionalidad Mexicana” in Ars Iuris, No. 46, 2011 (co-authored with Jorge Antonio Roldán V. y Arturo Tiburcio T.). He also contributed with the chapter on Mexico Real Estate Law of Getting the Deal Through, fifth edition, 2011 (co-authored with Fernando Medina L. and Juan Francisco Torres Landa R.). Relevant Cases Mr. Domínguez has advised local and transnational companies in the commercial, industrial, and service sectors, and also civil organizations on their establishment, registry, and operation in Mexico, on the planning and execution of legal strategies for shareholder disputes, and on the legal procedures involved for such disputes. He has also assisted institutional real estate developers, real estate investors, and local and transnational companies, whose primary activity is real estate, with viability studies for different types of real estate projects (industrial, commercial, residential, and mixed), and also on the development and execution of innovative legal strategies to achieve their goals, noting his ongoing advisement of Wal-Mart, world leader in the supercenter sector. Memberships Member of the Barra Mexicana Colegio de Abogados, A.C. (Mexican Bar Association) since 2003. Other Activities Mr. Domínguez provides Pro Bono services on matters related to different areas of his professional practice. He has completed this practice by being a professor in bachelors, masters, postgraduate and diploma studies in various universities such as: the Universidad Anahuac (State of Mexico Campus), the Universidad Panamericana (Mexico City and Guadalajara Campus), the Universidad de las Americas and ,the Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City and Leon, Gto. Campus) lecturing on matters related to commercial law, international arbitration and European Union law. Also, he coordinates and participates as a speaker in the BSTL lawyer´s education program, particularly at the UP-BSTL lecture at the Universidad Panamericana, Mexico´s City Campus, and the BSTL MOOT with the presence of recognized Mexican arbitrators. Ferrer Pérez, Santiago sferrer@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0154 Education Mr. Ferrer received his law degree from Universidad Anáhuac and his LLM from Northwestern University Principal Areas of Practice He has been engaged in several areas, specially Mergers and Acquisitions, Economic Competition, Contracts, Commercial Companies, Telecommunications, and Securities. Professional Background Mr. Ferrer joined Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa, S.C. in 2000. As of 2014 he was appointed as a partner of the firm. Likewise, he worked for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, New York, as an international associate (November 2004-June 2005), and Jenner & Block LLP, Chicago, Illinois (May 2004-November 2004). He interned at Santamarina y Steta, S.C., and Jáuregui, Navarrete, Nader y Rojas, S.C. (1997- 2000). Recognitions BW Merger & Acquisitions by Chambers & Partners Latin America (2011, 2012 and 2013). Published Works He has participated in several publications, mainly: i) Merger Control, Legal Practice Guides, Chamber and Partners, 2014; ii) Liabilities of Corporate Directors, Chapter Mexico, Center for International Legal Studies, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, Juris.; iii) The Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business, Dennis Campbell, Chapter Mexico, Center for International Legal Studies, 2012; iv) International Securities Regulation, Chapter
  • 36. México, Oceana Publications, 2009; v) The Mexican International Quotations System, 2009, AsiaLaw, asialaw.com; vi) Getting the Deal Through, Securities Finance, International Bar Association. 2006, 2007 and 2008; vii) Getting the Deal Through, Pharmaceutical Antitrust, International Bar Association, 2008; viii) American Bar Association, monthly update on relevant legislative matters, Mexico, 2007 and 2008; ix) Getting the Deal Through, Private Equity, International Bar Association, 2006 y x) Matthew Bender Treatise Commercial Regulations in the State of Illinois, LexisNexis, 2004. Relevant Cases Acquisition by Invivo of Vipresa. Acquisition of Amarr Company by Assa Abloy, Inc. Sale of Forney by The Washington Post. Acquisition of Grafo Regia and Aluprint by Constantia Flexibles. Acquisition by Grupo Cuprum of Distribuidora de Aluminio Industrial. Integration of Cadbury into Kraft. Acquisition by JM Smucker of DECS from Sara Lee. Acquisition of equity of Coca-Cola bottlers in the recycling business PetStar. Acquisition of the aluminum business of Alumex by Grupo Cuprum. Acquisition by KKR of Capsugel from Pfizer. Acquisition of equity by different bottlers in Jugos del Valle. Acquisition of Grupo Bioquímico Mexicano for Arysta LifeScience Corporation. Legal advice in connection with the issuance of convertible obligations into shares by Grupo Bioquimico Mexicano and the granting and restructuring of the syndicated loans granted in favor of Arysta LifeScience Corporation. Concentration notification processes before the competition authorities of Liberty Mutual and Primero Fianzas; Blackstone Group and Kodak; Comex and Sherwin Williams; ACE Seguros and Fianzas Monterrey; Alumex and Grupo Cuprum; General Motors Company and Delphi; Caterpillar Inc. and Bucyrus International Inc.; MI SWACO and Q-Max; Baker Hughes and BJ Services; Pfizer and Wyeth; JBS Swift and Pilgrim's Pride; Hewlett Packard and Compaq; Hewlett Packard and EDS; National Oilwell Varco and Grant Prideco; Pacificor and Dura Automotive Systems; Rank Group Limited and Alcoa Inc.; and Schering-Plough Corporation and Akzo Nobel. Article I. He has also intervened in the restructuring of the Compaq and EDS business by Hewlett-Packard, and has advised franchise owners regarding their participation in the IHOP franchise in Mexico. Other Activities He has acted as external consultant for the Board of “Consejo de Administración de México Unido Contra la Delincuencia, A.C.” and “Unete por la Sangre, S.C.” González Frankenberger, Guillermo ggonzalez@bstl.mx (+52 81) 8220 1503 Education Mr. González Frankenberger received his law degree from Universidad Anáhuac del Norte. He completed the Orientation in the U.S. Legal System course at the International Law Institute at George Washington University (2001). He completed the course of “Derecho y políticas de competencia en América Latina y otras regiones” offered by the Public Administration and Public Policy Graduate School at Tecnológico de Monterrey (2008). Principal Areas of Practice He has excelled in the areas of Civil Law, Commercial and Corporate Law, Project Financing and Real Estate. Professional Background Mr. González Frankenberger joined Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa in 1995, and became a Partner of the firm. Recognitions Mr. González Frankenberger was ranked an Up- and-coming individual in Corporate / M&A by Chambers Latin America. Latin America’s Leading Lawyers for Business: The Client’s Guide 2010, adding that “[he] works as hard and as long as it takes to accomplish a client’s goals — he fulfilled all our expectations”. Published Works Mr. González Frankenberger authored the article “Gobierno corporativo para empresas no públicas” for a special edition of the periodical Ars Iuris of Universidad Panamericana (2009). His undergraduate thesis was titled “Contrato colectivo de trabajo: problemática legal y práctica” (Collective Bargaining Agreements: legal problems and practice) (1999). Relevant Cases Mr. González Frankenberger has advised on and led various negotiations for restructurings, starting operations, and acquisitions, including, among others, those for the Affinia, Kaman Aerospace, General Electric, Valmont, Inc., Sealed Air, Sherwin Williams, and Schlumberger groups, both in Mexico City and in the north of Mexico Memberships Member of the Barra Mexicana Colegio de Abogados (Mexican Bar Association), and is a mentor and member of New Ventures Mexico Monterrey´s Board.
  • 37. Other Activities Mr. González Frankenberger teaches the Commercial Law Seminar course at Facultad Libre de Derecho de Monterrey. Previously, he taught courses on Economic Competition. Guerrero Rodríguez, Omar loguerrero@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0162 Education Mr. Guerrero received his law degree from the Universidad Iberoamericana, León Campus (1987- 1991), and obtained an LLM at the London School of Economics and Political Science (1996-1997). He completed postgraduate degrees on “Régimen Jurídico de los Negocios Internacionales en México” (Legal Framework for International Business in Mexico) and Commercial Law at the Escuela Libre de Derecho (1993-1994 / 1994- 1995). He also secured two additional diplomas in ICC ELD arbitration and also in Constitutional lawsuits (amparos) at the Barra Mexicana Colegio de Abogados (2006-2007). Principal Areas of Practice He has excelled in areas of Litigation (mainly Commercial, Reorganization and Bankruptcy and Administrative); Commercial Arbitration and Economic Competition- Antitrust Law. Professional Background Mr. Guerrero began his professional career as Court Clerk for the Fifth Criminal Court of Appeals of the Supreme Court of Justice of the State of Guanajuato from 1988 to 1989. After this, he practiced civil and commercial law with the firm González Flores Asociados, S.C. until 1991. In 1993, he joined Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa, S.C. as an associate attorney, and became a partner of the firm in 2000. Recognitions In 2013 Chambers Global recognized him in Dispute Resolution: Arbitration as Band 3 and in Dispute Resolution: Litigation as Band 2. He was recognized with the Best of the Year Award 1987-1991 while securing his law degree from the Universidad Iberoamericana León campus, with a final GPA of 9.98 on a scale of 1 to 10, plus summa cum laude. He graduated from the LL-M Program at LSE 96-97 with merit. He received the Magis Award in professional development to commemorate 25 years of the Universidad Iberoamericana León campus. He was ranked in Competition / Antitrust, Dispute Resolution: Litigation, and in Bankruptcy / Restructuring and Dispute Resolution: Arbitration, by Chambers Latin America. Latin America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The Client’s Guide 2011. Likewise, in the 2009 edition of Chambers Latin American, Chambers & Partners, he was listed as "Band 1" or "Leader" in Competition / Antitrust, "Band 2" in Bankruptcy / Restructuring, and "Band 3" Litigation and Dispute Resolution. In 2010 he was ranked "Band 1" or "Leader" in Competition / Antitrust, and “Band 3” Litigation and Dispute Resolution. The Latin Lawyer 250. Latin America's Leading Business Law Firms 2010 recommended him, along with several of his colleagues, for his competitiveness and experience. He has been named in the magazine PLC Which Lawyer? 2007 as "Leading" in Competition / Antitrust, in 2008 as "Leading" in Competition / Antitrust and 'Recognized Individual' in Dispute Resolution, and in 2009 as a "Leading" in Competition / Antitrust and 'Recognized Individual' in Dispute Resolution. He has been included in the book Who is Who? in the section for Commercial Litigation, from 2007 to this date. In 2010 he was recognized for his material expertise in "commercial litigation and arbitration” (dispute resolution). In 2013 Who´s Who Legal Mexico recognized him in the fields of Competition and Commercial Litigation. Best Lawyers ranked him as Antitrust Lawyer of the Year in 2010 in Mexico Published Works Mr. Guerrero co-authored with César Martínez Alemán various articles, including: (i) “México: Judicial Precedents in Arbitration, Global Arbitration Review, The Arbitration Review of the Americas, 2008”; (ii) the Mexico chapter in the book “The Admissibility and Disclosure of Electronic Evidence” of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law; (iii) “Set Aside, Recognition and Enforcement of Commercial Arbitration Awards” published by the Comparative Law Year Book International Business, Ed. Wolters Klower 2010; (iv) the Mexico chapter in International Commercial Dispute Resolution, 2009, and (v) the Mexico chapter in Dispute Resolution 2011/2011 published by the Practical Law Company. Co-authoring with Eduardo Scola, Fernanda de la Vega, Luis Fernando Hernández, and Carlos Requena, he published “Apuntes sobre la problemática de criminalizar las prácticas monopólicas absolutas como delitos federales: discusión de su problemática” for the publication Ars Iuris of Universidad Panamericana, 2009. Together with Juan Arturo Dueñas, Mr. Guerrero wrote “Notas reflexivas sobre la constitucionalidad de la Ley de Extinción de Dominio” for the Annual Congress of the Mexican Bar Association in 2010; and he co- authored with Ximena Suárez Enríquez “Reconocimiento y ejecución de laudos arbitrales
  • 38. comerciales de naturaleza privada en México” and “Arbitraje Civil”, published in the 2010 Dictionary of Commercial Arbitration. He has published various articles during his professional career, mentioning: “Estudio de los delitos especiales en el estado de Guanajuato” (Study of special crimes in the state of Guanajuato) (undergraduate thesis, 1993); “Resale Price Maintenance under Mexican Antitrust Laws” (Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business, 1998, co-authored with Juan Francisco Torres Landa); “La depredación por precios de conformidad con la Ley Federal de Competencia Económica” (Predatory pricing under the Federal Economic Competition Law) (postgraduate thesis at the Escuela Libre de Derecho, 1999); “Antitrust Implications for Agency and Distribution Agreements in Mexico” (Lawyering in the International Market - International Business Practice, 1999, co-authored with Juan Francisco Torres Landa); “Recent Judgments Rendered by the Supreme Court of Justice Supporting the Federal Law of Economic Competition” (United States-Mexico Law Journal, 2001); “The Mexico- European Community and Member States Economic Partnership, Political Coordination, and Cooperation Agreement” (The International Lawyer – A Quarterly Publication of the ABA/Section of International Law and Practice, co-authored with Juan Francisco Torres Landa); “Some Features of Service of Process Abroad” (CILS Steamboats, 2002); and “Amendments to Article 113 of the United Mexican States Constitution”, “New Criminal Code for the Federal District”, and “Promissory Notes” (all three published in the Legal Letter, Transnational Publishers, Inc., 2003). Mr. Guerrero has also published, jointly with Francisco González de Cossío, the Mexico chapter in The International Comparative Legal Guide to International Arbitration 2004/2005 and 2006 – A Practical Guide to Cross-border International Arbitration Work. Other texts include: “Piercing the Corporate Veil: A Proposal for a New Law in Mexico”, co-authored with Bernardo Ledesma U. and Juan Francisco Torres Landa (2005); “Breves notas sobre la inconstitucionalidad del artículo 10- VII de la Ley Federal de Competencia Económica”, co-authored with Bernardo Ledesma U. (Barra Mexicana Colegio de Abogados, 2005); “Medidas cautelares en materia de Competencia Económica” (CAMECIC periodical, 2005); and “Límites a la autonomía judicial en materia de Competencia Económica: comentarios en relación con la interpretación judicial en materia de Responsabilidad Civil” (CAMECIC periodical Pauta, 2010, co-authored with Gabriela Campos). Mr. Guerrero has also published his postgraduate thesis “Reconocimiento y ejecución de laudos arbitrales comerciales de naturaleza privada en México” (Recognition and enforcement of private commercial arbitration awards in Mexico) (Escuela Libre de Derecho, 2005) and “Predatory Pricing under Mexican Competition Law” (Escuela Libre de Derecho 1998). Co-authoring with Claudia de los Ríos, he wrote “Reformas pendientes al marco regulatorio de Competencia Económica” for the Mexican Bar Association (2006); and “Los derechos de terceros en los procedimientos ante la Comisión Federal de Competencia”, co-authored with Ricardo Pons Mestre (ITAM/Porrúa, 2008). Relevant Cases Mr. Guerrero represented Telecom Italia and Marriott International Inc., et. al., on the recognition and enforcement of arbitration awards; and also Telemóvil El Salvador, Penske Truck Arrendadora, GE International México, Tejas Gas Toluca, Parques de Atracciones de Madrid and Miss Universe, et. al. as party-advocate in arbitrations. He has also served as arbitrator in commercial arbitration disputes. Mr. Guerrero has represented various companies on contentious and non-contentious matters before the Federal Competition Commission and their subsequent litigation up to the Federal Courts including the Supreme Court (i.e. Warner Lambert Case). He represents several parties in the Poultry area, CRT’s, LCD’s, Compressor’s, ODD’s, et. al. cases before the FCC. In the commercial and administrative arena, he has represented several parties in litigation dealing with damages –including moral damages-, breach of contracts, and insurance. Mr. Guerrero has been active in reorganization and bankruptcy proceedings mainly representing creditors (i.e. Mexicana airline reorganization). Memberships Member of the U.S. Mexican Bar Association (USMBA) and the Barra Mexicana Colegio de Abogados (Mexican Bar Association). Mr. Guerrero is currently serving as the Head of the Antitrust/Competition Section of the Mexican Bar Association. Other Activities Mr. Guerrero offers pro-bono services on litigation matters, and teaches masters degree courses on Economic Competition at Universidad Iberamericana, Santa Fe campus, and at Universidad Panamericana. He is a lecturer on postgraduate courses on Arbitration and Economic Competition at Univesidad Iberoamericana, Santa Fe and León campuses, and also in the arbitration seminars of the Mexican Chapter of the ICC and the Mexican Center of Arbitration (CAM). Mr. Guerrero has also given talks and conferences both in Mexico and overseas.
  • 39. Hernández Arroyo, Federico fhernandez@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0164 Education Mr. Hernández received his law degree from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM, 1995-1999) and a MSc in Regulation from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE, 2002-2003). He has completed the following postgraduate programs “Telecommunications”, at the ITAM in 1999; “Transparency and Anticorruption IV” at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in 2005; and “Commercial Arbitration” at the Centro de Arbitraje de México (CAM), Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) Santa Fe campus, and Barra Mexicana Colegio de Abogados, A.C. (BMA), in 2007. Principal Areas of Practice He has excelled in many areas of law, such as: Administrative, Telecommunications, Regulation, Arbitration, Antitrust, and Corporate and Commercial. Professional Background Mr. Hernández began his professional career as an intern at what is now the firm Gardere, Arena y Asociados, S.C., performing various activities related to the area of Corporate and Customs Law. He then was with the Federal Telecommunications Commission (Cofetel) in the then department of Legal Affairs, serving as a Specialized Services Professional (1999-2000), Deputy Director of Regulatory Affairs (2000-2001), and Director of Regulatory Affairs (2001-2002). He joined Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa in September 2003. Recognitions Mr. Hernández was ranked as Band 3 in Telecoms, Media, Technology by Chambers Latin America. Latin America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The Client’s Guide 2012. He is recommended by Latin Lawyer 250. Latin America’s Leading Business Law Firms 2010 for his competitiveness and education. Mr. Hernández received mention for his outstanding work in Law regarding the Seventh Ex- ITAM Award 2001, for his professional thesis “Some considerations on the legal nature of the National Development Plan”. He received an Honorable Mention on his professional examination in 2001 at ITAM, and a special recognition from the Minister of Transport and Communication (SCT) for his participation in the process to set, for the first time in Mexico, specific obligations for the dominant telecommunications operator in Mexico (2000). He graduated with Merit in his Master at LSE. Published Works Mr. Hernández has published articles such as: “Antitrust regulation and sectorial regulation: the case of article 63 of the Federal Telecommunications Law” for Nuevas fronteras de la regulación, transformación y diseño institucional (2009); “Accountability in Mexico: the case of the telecommunications sector” in Ars Iuris, special edition for the LX anniversary of the firm Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa (2009); “Relative monopolistic practices and its classification in the Law as administrative breaches”, co-authored with Bernardo Ledesma Uribe in Competencia Económica, Estudios de Derecho, Economía y Política (2007); and “The independence of the regulatory agencies in Mexico: The case of the energy and telecommunications sectors” in Gestión y Política Pública (vol. XVI, no.1, 2007). Relevant Cases In 2011, Mr. Hernández assisted the Brazilian company BioRitmo Academias in a joint venture with Sport City to establish low cost gyms in Mexico under the brand Smart Fit. He was the project leader on the CFE (Federal Electricity Commission) tender for two dark fiber optics strands held by the SCT in 2009-2010; and was also project leader on the sale of Pfizer Consumer Healthcare to Johnson & Johnson in Mexico in 2006-2007. Mr. Hernández has advised the SCT on various telecommunications related matters and participated in the setting of sureties in Mexico for loans given by Citigroup to a business group in the automotive industry. He was an advisor to the state government of San Luis Potosí from 2004 to 2005, and actively participated in the purchase of Universidad Latina in Costa Rica by the UNITEC in 2005. Since the beginning, he has assisted Environmental Defense Fund in its incorporation and operations as an NGO in Mexico. Memberships Member of the Barra Mexicana Colegio de Abogados (Mexican Bar Association), the Instituto Nacional de Administración Pública (INAP), the Asociación Nacional de Abogados de Empresa, A.C. (ANADE) and the U.S.-Mexico Bar Association (USMBA). Other Activities Mr. Hernández is a lecturer on the Seminar UP- BSTL in the Law program at Universidad Panamericana. He has also taught Economic Competition in the Masters of Administrative and Regulatory Law program at the ITAM. Hernández-Ojeda Alvírez, Hugo hhernandezojeda@bstl.mx
  • 40. (+52 55) 5091 0137 Education Mr. Hernández-Ojeda completed his law degree at Universidad Anáhuac del Sur (1990-1995). He has completed various postgraduate diplomas and specialty courses in Labor and Social Security at Universidad Iberoamericana, Universidad Panamericana, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS), the “Asociación Nacional de Abogados de Empresa Colegio de Abogados”, the Mexican Bar Association, and the Department of Labor and Social Welfare (STPS). Principal Areas of Practice He has excelled in the areas of Labour and Social Security Law. Professional Background Mr. Hernández-Ojeda began his professional career in 1991 as an intern at Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa, S.C., in Civil and Immigration Law. In 1992, he joined Santamarina y Steta, S.C., as an intern in the Labor and Social Security department, and some time later he became an associate attorney in the firm. In 2001, Mr. Hernández-Ojeda became Senior Partner in the firm Rodríguez y Hernández Ojeda, S.C., heading the Labor and Social Security department. In 2008, he rejoined Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa, S.C., as Partner heading the Labor and Social Security department, his current position. Recognitions Mr. Hernández-Ojeda was ranked Band 4 in Labour and Employment by Chambers Latin America in 2013. He was also ranked Band U in Labor & Employment by Chambers Latin America, Latin America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The Client’s Guide 2011 and 2012. Chambers and Partners mentioned him, in the publications of 2010 and 2011, as one of the “Up-and-coming individuals” in their chapter of Mexico Labour & Employment. Latin Lawyer 250. Latin America’s Leading Business Law Firms 2010 recommends him for his competitiveness and expertise. Who’s Who Legal Mexico 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 considered him one of the most remarkable lawyers in Labour matters in Mexico. He has stood out in Management Labor and Employment in 2013 for Who´s Who Legal Mexico. Published works Mr. Hernández-Ojeda has authored various articles on labor for national and International publications, such as Abogado Corporativo and Latin Lawyer. Co-authoring with Luis R. Ruiz Gutierrez for the Chapter of References de Labour / Employment about México for Latin Lawyer en 2011, 2012 and 2013. Co-authoring with Luis R. Ruiz Gutierrez for the Mexican Chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide 2013. Relevant Cases Mr. Hernández-Ojeda developed the strategy for the start of operations in Mexico and the handling of the collective relations at the facilities of the company AutoZone de México throughout the country. He participated in both the preparation of the strategy to start operations in Mexico and in the restructuring of Berry Plastics de México due to the closing of one their plants. He coordinated the strategy for the transfer of personnel from Danone, as a result of the corporate restructuring of the group. He served as negotiator with various unions to prevent work stoppages at the company’s operations. He also actively participated in the closing of the General Motors plant in Mexico. He developed and implemented the strategies for the closing and sale of Goldcorp’s mines in Mexico. Mr. Hernández-Ojeda participated in the preparation and implementation of the strategy for the transfer of personnel and unification of benefits for PeopleSoft following the acquisition of the company J.D. Edwards. He developed the strategy for the start of operations in Mexico for Waldo’s Dollar Mart, and also handled the collective relations at the company’s facilities throughout the country. Memberships Member of the Barra Mexicana Colegio de Abogados (Mexican Bar Association), The Asociación Nacional de Abogados de Empresa, Colegio de Abogados (ANADE), the International Bar Association (IBA), and Chair of the Executive Board of the United States - Mexico Bar Association (USMBA). Other activities Mr. Hernández-Ojeda has given conferences on labor-related matters for various associations, universities, and organizations, such as ANADE, AMEDIRH, USMBA, IBA, University of Texas, Universidad Panamericana, and the Cámara Nacional del Comercio y la Industria de la Transformación (CANACINTRA), among others. Herrerías Franco, Bernardo bherrerias@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0163 Education Mr. Herrerías received his Bachelor Degree from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and then went on to complete a Masters Degree at the London School of Economics and Political Science,
  • 41. in London, England (1992), receiving a Chevening scholarship from the British Council. He specialized in Appeals Law (1993), Economic and Corporate Law (1994), and Civil and Commercial Procedural Law (1995) at Universidad Panamericana. Principal Areas of Practice He has excelled in the area of Intellectual Property and Copyrights, as well as litigation in such areas and Personal Data Protection. Professional Background Mr. Herrerías began his professional career joining Barrera Siqueiros y Torres Landa, S.C. in 1984 and became a partner at the firm on 1998. Currently he is in charge of the Intellectual Property area. Recognitions He was ranked Band 2 in Intellectual Property by Chambers Latin America, Latin America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Additionally, he was rated in the WTR 1000 World Trademark Review the “Bronze” merit for the outstanding work in enforcement and litigation and in prosecution and strategy in 2013. Also rated in such magazine on 2012 and 2011 as one of the best litigators in such fields. He has been constantly ranked in the yearly Handbooks of Managing Intellectual Property since 2009 in Trademark / Copyright Contentious, Trademark Prosecution and Copyright, recognizing his work by peers in those areas. The prestigious publication Acquisition International awarded the “Mexican Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year (2012) acknowledging the leadership of the IP Team and firm. IAM Patent 1000 2013 – The World’s Leading Patent Professional, in its Second Edition (2013) mentioned him as “all-around IP master” being the key to the group’s success, winning plaudits from peers and clients alike for his “conscientious and practical” approach to contentious matters, ranking him and the firm in Litigation. Along with other BSTL attorneys, he was recognized for his experience and education in Latin Lawyer 250, Latin America’s Leading Business Law Firms 2010, Chambers Latin America. Latin America’s Leading Lawyers for Business: The Client’s Guide 2010 ranked Mr. Herrerias as one of the Leading Individuals in Intellectual Property. Published Works Mr. Herrerías has published the following articles: “The New Mexican Industrial Property Law, the proposals from the United States of America and GATT’s negotiations” (1991), “Trademarks vs Reserve of Rights” (2004), and “Defensive Trademark in Mexican Law” (2008). Relevant Cases Mr. Herrerías has represented various Mexican and foreign companies on the maintenance of their trademark and intellectual property portfolios, and also on the defense of protection of rights against third parties. He has also worked with various pharmaceuticals defending their trademarks and patents. He has represented Hewlett-Packard Co. for over 10 years on their computer supplies anti-piracy program, achieving a 100% success rate for cases won. He is also working with The Gillette Company on battery and razor anti-piracy issues. He has supported various music recording and production companies on litigations involving violations of their copyrights. He has acted as representative for companies and as a member of various associations specializing in intellectual property rights on reviews, amendment proposals, and lobbying before the Federal Congress with regards to projects to reform the copyright and industrial property laws. Memberships President of the Asociación Mexicana para la Protección de la Propiedad Intelectual (AMPPI - Mexican Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property) 2014-2015 (AIPPI Mexican Group), and has served at AMPPI’s Board as Coordinator of Working Groups (2003–2004) and twice as Secretary General (2005–2006 and 2011– 2013). Mr. Herrerias is also member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), where he is a member of the Communications Committee and member of the Special Committee Piracy and Counterfeiting – ACTA (Q223); International Trademark Association (INTA), where he currently serves as member of the Latin America and Caribbean Sub-Committee of the Anticounterfeiting Committee. He is also member of the International Chamber of Commerce, where he chairs the Copyright Committee, and from the Barra Mexicana Colegio de Abogados (Mexican Bar Association). Other Activities Mr. Herrerias has spoken at various forums in Mexico and overseas on topics related to trademarks, copyrights, and litigation involving Intellectual Property. He is also a marathon runner.
  • 42. Pons Mestre, Ricardo rpons@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0166 Education Mr. Pons received his law degree from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM, 1989- 1993), and went on to complete a Masters of Law (LLM) at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (1996-1997). Principal Areas of Practice He has excelled in the areas of Economic Competition, Foreign Investments, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Mining. Professional Background Mr. Pons interned at the firm Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. in 1992 and the following year he interned at Díaz Mirón y Turrent, S.C. Mr. Pons joined the team at Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa, S.C. in 1993, nowadays as partner of the firm. Recognitions Mr. Pons was ranked Band 3 in Competition / Antitrust by Chambers Latin America. Latin America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The Client’s Guide 2011 and 2012; and Band 2 as Leading Individual in Competition / Antitrust by Chambers Latin America. Latin America’s Leading Lawyers for Business: The Client’s Guide 2010 and 2012. He is recommended for his competitiveness and experience by Latin Lawyer 250. Latin America’s Leading Business Law Firms 2010. He has been recognized in the area of Competition by Who´s Who Legal Mexico in 2013. Published Works Mr. Pons has published multiple articles on Economic Competition, including various for the periodical Asia Law in 2008 and 2009. He co- authored the chapters on Mexico in “Getting the Deal Through” in Pharmaceutical Antitrust (2008) and “Latin Lawyer” in Merger Control (2010). He co-authored the chapter “Derechos de terceros afectados en los procedimientos ante la Comisión Federal de Competencia” in Competencia Económica – Estudios de Derecho, Economía y Política, published by Porrúa-ITAM (2007). Relevant Cases On Absolute Monopolistic Practices, Mr. Pons represents producers on investigations opened by the authorities in following industries: chicken, compressors, LCDs, and CRTs (kinescopes). In the area of Relative Monopolistic Practices, he has participated in the defense of Warner Lambert (now Cadbury) on the first investigation in Mexico involving predatory pricing, which resulted in section VII to article 10 of the Federal Economic Competition Law being declared unconstitutional by the Federal Supreme Court. He also participated in the defense of companies investigated in the copying and lock industries. On notices of concentrations, Mr. Pons has collaborated on the following relevant operations, all of which were approved in Mexico: • Pfizer-Wyeth (Pharmaceutical) • Mexichem-Cydsa (Petrochemical) • GM- Delphi (Automotive) • General Electric/Honeywell (Industrial) • SBC/ATT (Telecommunications) • Pfizer/Pharmacia (Pharmaceutical) • Compaq/Hewlett Packard (IT) • General Electric/Vetco Gray (Oil Industry) • Schering-Plough/Organon (Pharmaceutical) • Valspar/Aries (Industrial) • Unitec/Grupo Laureate (Universidad del Valle de México) (Education) • National Oilwell Varco/Grant Prideco (Oil Industry) • Hewlett Packard/EDS (IT) • GE Plastics/Sabic (Industrial) • Arysta/GBM (Mexican Biochemical Group) (Agro- chemicals) • Givaudan/Quest (flavorings) Other activities Professor of Economic Competition Law for the Corporate Law masters program at Universidad Panamericana in Guadalajara, Jalisco. Ramos Miranda, Carlos cramosmiranda@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0172 Education Mr. Ramos received his law degree from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM, 1989- 1994). He completed his LL.M. degree Georgetown University Law School (2004-2005). He holds postgraduate diplomas in Executive International Finance from Georgetown University Business School (1995) and Executive Finances from Universidad Iberoamericana (2004). Principal Areas of Practice He has excelled in Project Financing, Energy Law, Water, Insurance, and Mergers and Acquisitions. Professional Background Mr. Ramos began working in Barrera Siqueiros y Torres Landa in 1992, though he spent time as a summer intern at the firm Holland & Knight in 1993, after which he was with Dickstein, Shapiro, Morin & Oshinsky, L.L.P. as an international associate from 1995 to 1996, in Washington D.C. Recognitions In 2013 Who´s Who Legal Mexico recognized him in the fields of Oil and Gas and Mergers and Acquisitions in 2013 by Who´s Who Legal Mexico.
  • 43. Mr. Ramos was rated Band 3 in Energy & Natural Resources by Chambers Latin America. Latin America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The Client’s Guide 2010 and 2011; and as Band 2 in Insurance by Chambers & Partners, 2012. Also, Latin Lawyer 250. Latin America’s Leading Business Law Firms 2010 recommends him for his experience and expertise. Chambers Latin America. Latin America’s Leading Lawyers for Business: The Client’s Guide 2010 recognized Mr. Ramos as a Leading Individual in Energy & Natural Resources. He was also acknowledged as one of the best lawyers under 40 years old by the Latin Lawyer magazine. Chambers & Partners also recommended him as a lawyer in Energy matters and has also stood out in Best Lawyers for his work. Published Works Mr. Ramos has published various articles, such as: “La asociación en participación" (1994); "Doing Business in Mexico through a Joint Venture Agreement" (1995); "The Lawyer’s Role in Project Finance" (1996); "The Limited Liability Company as an Alternative Investment Vehicle" (1998); “Project Finance and Federal Guarantees Provided for Infrastructure Projects in Mexico” (2000); “Concentrations under the Federal Antitrust Law” (2001); and “International Protection of Foreign Investments” (2001). Relevant Cases Mr. Ramos was part of the legal team that advised Pemex on the design of their Multiple Service Agreements and more recently in incentivized contracts for the development of fields in Mexico. He has also been involved in the tender and structuring processes for diverse hydraulic infrastructure projects, for both water treatment and pipelines. He worked on a discount financing scheme for Pidriegas projects. Memberships Member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Asociación Nacional de Abogados de Empresa (ANADE). Other Activities Mr. Ramos was a professor of Commercial Law at Universidad Anáhuac, Universidad Panamericana, and the ITAM. Ruiz Gutiérrez, Luis Ricardo lruiz@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0155 Education Mr. Ruiz received his law degree from the Escuela Libre de Derecho (1973-1978). Principal Areas of Practice He has excelled in Labor Law, including issues regarding IMSS and INFONAVIT. Professional Background Mr. Ruiz interned in the Civil Litigation department of the firm González de Castilla, S.C., from 1973 to 1977, after which he joined Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa, S.C. as an attorney and later became a Partner in the firm. Recognitions Mr. Ruiz is recommended by Latin Lawyer 250. Latin America’s Leading Business Law Firms 2010 and 2011 for his experience, education, and expertise. Chambers Latin America. Latin America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The Client’s Guide 2011 and 2012 ranks him Band 2 in Labor & Employment. He has also been acknowledged by Who’s Who Legal in 2011 and 2012 in Management, Labour & Employment. Published Works Mr. Ruiz wrote his thesis on “El consentimiento viciado del asegurador en el contrato de seguro” (The invalid consent of the insurer in the insurance contract) for the Escuela Libre de Derecho (1980). He also wrote chapter 12 titled “Labor Relations in Mexico”, in the book An Introduction to Doing Business in Mexico (1995), co-authoring with William E. Mooz Jr. Co-authoring with Hugo Hernández-Ojeda A. for the Chapter of References de Labour / Employment about México for Latin Lawyer in 2011and 2012. Relevant Cases Mr. Ruiz has worked on numerous labor matters for different subsidiaries of General Electric, especially on the acquisition and sale of companies and resulting labor repercussions in terms of managing personnel. He has also been involved in FEMSA Coca-Cola bottler plant closings. He has negotiated with various unions to review collective bargaining agreements for companies such as Pfizer, Coca-Cola, and General Electric, among others; and has also handled work stoppages negotiated with unions. Memberships Member of the Barra Mexicana Colegio de Abogados (Mexican Bar Association) and sits on the Labor Law Commission. Other activities Mr. Ruiz has spoken at various seminars on the topic of strikes for the Human Resources personnel, Plant Managers, and Legal Department of General Electric.
  • 44. Siqueiros T., Eduardo esiqueiros@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0154 Education Mr. Siqueiros received his law degree from the Escuela Libre de Derecho, to then complete an LLM at Harvard Law School, Cambridge (1980). Principal Areas of Practice Along his career, he has excelled in the areas of Civil Law; Commercial and Corporate Law, Corporate Law; Project Financing and Acquisitions; Foreign Investments; Economic Competition; Insurance; Financial Entities; Taxation for Non- residents; Telecommunications; Foreign Trade; Arbitration and Mediation. Professional Background Mr. Siqueiros was with Martínez y Comella, S.C., in Mexico City, from 1975 to 1979, and then joined the firm Covington & Burling, in Washington, D.C. (1980-1981). He has been a member of Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa since 1981 and is currently a partner of the firm. Recognitions For the magazine Latin Lawyer, Eduardo Siqueiros is "widely recognized as one of the leading lawyers of his generation in Mexico" (2006) and "is undoubtedly the most prominent name, the leader in high esteem and a referee of international recognition, and even when his extensive practice gives similar recognition by his corporate clients"(2010). He was ranked Band 1 in Dispute Resolution: Arbitration by Chambers Latin America. Latin America's Leading Lawyers for Business. The Client's Guide 2012 and 2011. He was also ranked as Band 1 in Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators by Chambers Latin America 2012 and as Band 1 in Insurance by Chambers Latin America. Latin America´s Leading Lawyers for Business. The Client´s Guide 2012. He has also been consistently recognized by Chambers & Partners publication (2010), with comments such as "extremely aware, and among his various talents include critical experience in analyzing potentially conflicting situations and provide solutions." Recently, the magazine called him "one of the most popular referees and recognized party counsel." He is admired for its "attention to detail and thorough treatment in every case we handle." The magazine Who's Who Legal (2010) described him as the leader in the field of Arbitration as well as in Mergers and Acquisitions, and said he has a "great understanding of the needs and issues that require a corporate lawyer on issues in Latin America"; whereas in arbitration, they recognize his "excellence". In 2013, Who´s Who Legal Mexico recognized him in the field of Arbitration Corporate Governance, Mergers & Acquisitions. In addition, the magazine Which Lawyer? (2009) includes him as highly recommended for matters regarding Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions. Published Works Mr. Siqueiros has published many articles in various publications, including: “Legal Framework for the Sale of Goods into Mexico” in the Houston Journal of International Law (1991), and “Control en una Sociedad Mercantil” i n Ars Juris (publication of Universidad Panamericana, 2009). Some of his other published works include: “Recent Developments in Foreign Investment in Mexico” (State Bar of Texas, 1990), “Recent Developments in Foreign Investment, Transfer of Technology and Trade in Mexico” (State Bar of Wisconsin, 1990), and “Agency and Distribution Agreements in Mexico” (International Agency and Distribution Agreements, 1991 / 1994 / 2002 / 2007). In addition to having authored various articles, Mr. Siqueiros speaks in Mexico and overseas on Arbitration, Foreign Investment, Corporate Governance, Joint Ventures, and Foreign Trade. Relevant Cases Mr. Siqueiros has participated in the formation of transnational companies operating in Mexico in the oil, manufacturing, energy, and service sectors; and also in the formation, registry, and operation of insurance companies in the country. He has also been involved with acquisitions and restructurings of entities belonging to Hewlett Packard Company and their implementation in Mexico, and has represented various Mexican and foreign companies on joint venture agreements for production or the provision of services. His participation as arbitrator has been recognized both nationally and internationally. He has served as arbitrator or Chairman of the Board of Arbitration on various cases before the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, the Mexico City Chamber of Commerce, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, and the Mexican Arbitration Center; and also on disputes arising from Chapter XI of the North American Free Trade Agreement involving Waste Management and Archer Daniels Midland / Tate & Lyle, and under the APRI, Spain–Argentina, Telefónica vs. the Argentine Republic. Memberships Member of the Barra Mexicana Colegio de Abogados (Mexican Bar Association), the Mexican Arbitration Center, and the Arbitration Commission of the Mexico chapter of the International Chamber of Commerce.
  • 45. Mr. Siqueiros is also a member of Fomento Educacional, A.C., an organization that promotes cultural interchange between Mexico and the US; and served as president of the organization from 1998 to 2000. He also served as president of the Mexican for Mediation Institute from 2005 to 2007. Other Activities Mr. Siqueiros has been a professor of law at Universidad Anáhuac (1981-1982), Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) (1986- 1990), Universidad Panamericana (1992), and the Escuela Libre de Derecho (1994-1997). He has taught at Universidad Iberoamericana, Santa Fe campus, in the International Legal Business Master of Law program (2002-2005) and the corporations (2005-2008). He is also currently the Coordinator of the International Trade Diploma course organized by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the Escuela Libre de Derecho. Torres Landa, Juan Francisco jftorreslanda@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0157 Education Mr. Torres Landa received his law degree from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, following which he completed an LLM at Harvard University Law School (1990). He completed a postgraduate degree in Taxation at the ITAM (1992). Principal Areas of Practice Along his career, Mr. Torres Landa has excelled in the areas of Civil, Commercial and Corporate Law; Project Financing; Mergers & Acquisitions; Foreign Trade; Arbitration; Immigration Law, Environmental Law, Economic Competition- Antitrust; Mining; Taxation for Non Residents and Telecommunications. Professional Background Mr. Torres Landa was a foreign associate at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, in Washington, D.C. (1990). In September 1983 he began working in Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa, S.C. were he became a partner in 1995. Recognitions Mr. Torres Landa has been recognized by Chambers Global 2013 in Corporate/M&A as Band 2. He has been recognized in the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions in 2011 and 2013 and in Oil and Gas and Real Estate in 2013 for Who´s Who Legal México. Mr. Torres Landa is ranked Band 2 in Corporate / M&A by The Client’s Guide 2012 and 2011 and Band 3 in Real Estate by Chambers Latin America. Latin America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The Client’s Guide 2012. Latin Lawyer 250. Latin America’s Leading Business Law Firms 2010 recommends him for his education and expertise, and Chambers Latin America. Latin America’s Leading Lawyers for Business: The Client’s Guide 2010 rated him a Leading Individual in Corporate / M&A. PLC. Which lawyer? 2009 recognized Mr. Torres Landa as a Highly Recommended Individual in Corporate / M&A and one of the Recommended Individual in Environment. Published Works Mr. Torres Landa has published several specialized articles on corporate, environmental, fiscal, foreign investment and immigration law, among other subjects. Relevant Cases He has excelled in advising foreign investors who come to do business in Mexico to facilitate all stages of birth, development, expansion and consolidation. In these areas, he has generated experience in the various subjects that are necessary in the life of these projects, including corporate, contractual, environmental, tax and other fields. Other activities President of the Harvard Club of Mexico (1999- 2000), and Secretary of México Unido Contra la Delincuencia (2005 to date). He actively takes part in Pro bono activities at the firm. He has been an assistant and full time professor at universities such as: UNAM, ITAM and Universidad Iberoamericana. He has also lectured extensively in Mexico and abroad in professional forums. Yanez V., Mario Jorge (“Jorge”) mjyanez@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0165 (+52 81) 8220 1503 Education Mr. Yanez completed his law degree at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (1986-1991), and masters degree at Columbia University in New York (1992-1993). He received a postgraduate degree in Commercial Law from the Escuela Libre de Derecho (1994-1995). Principal Areas of Practice He has excelled in Mergers & Acquisitions, Project Financing, Foreign Trade (Antidumping Research), Environmental and Natural Resources; Entertainment (Regulation on Games); and Immigration. Professional Background
  • 46. Mr. Yanez interned at Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa in 1988. Following this, he went to the United States where he joined the firm Vial, Hamilton, Koch & Knox LLP in Dallas, Texas as an associate attorney (1993-1994), and returned to BSTL as an associate attorney in 1994, becoming a partner of the firm in 2000. Recognitions He has been recognized by Chambers Global 2013 in Corporate/M&A as Band 4 and in International Trade/WTO as Band 3. Mr. Yanez is rated Band 3 in International Trade / WTO and Band 4 in Corporate / M&A by Chambers Latin America. Latin America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The Client’s Guide 2011 and 2012. Together with various BSTL attorneys, Mr. Yanez is recommended for his competitiveness, experience, education, and expertise by Latin Lawyer 250. Latin America’s Leading Business Law Firms 2010. Chambers Latin America. Latin America’s Leading Lawyers for Business: The Client’s Guide 2010 ranks him as a Leading Individual in International Trade / WTO. He has also been acknowledged in the Chambers & Partners ranking on issues regarding Mergers & Acquisitions, Foreign Trade and Corporate Practice. Published Works Mr. Yanez published the Mexico chapter in the collection “International Mergers and Acquisitions Due Diligence Manual” for the American Bar Association (2007), and also “Environmental Law – Mexico Chapter” in the International Comparative Legal Guide Series (2006, 2009). He also published the Mexico Chapter in the collection of “International Joint Ventures” for the American Bar Association (expected publish date in 2012). Relevant Cases Mr. Yanez represented a European chemical company in the negotiation of a joint venture for the production of supplies for the steel and construction industries in Mexico. He has also worked with and advised US and German companies on the acquisition of packing plants, the negotiation of joint ventures for production in Mexico, real estate management, and setting up operations in Mexico, among others. He has also worked with foreign banks and financial institutions on project financing and sureties on loans given to Mexican companies. He also has broad experience in international commercial practices, where he has represented exporters on antidumping investigations against exports to Mexico of beef and pork meat and products, and steel plates. Mr. Yanez has represented the interested party on different dispute resolution panels, under Chapter XIX of the North American Free Trade Agreement. He has advised on Environmental issues for clients in various industries and fields of production (pharmaceutical, automotive parts, solar energy, etc.) in reference to environmental regulations in Mexico. He has also coordinated environmental audits for companies acquired by clients. He represented a Spanish company in its negotiations with the permit holder of the operating contract for the gaming room at Hipódromo de las Américas; and also a US company in its negotiations for a joint venture with shareholders of another permit holder. He advises corporate clients on Immigration and Citizenship issues. Memberships Member of the Barra Mexicana Colegio de Abogados (Mexican Bar Association) and the American Bar Association.
  • 47. OF COUNSEL Coronado Medina, Arturo acoronado@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0160 Education Mr. Coronado received his law degree from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (1971- 1976). He has completed various postgraduate diplomas offered by the Barra Mexicana Colegio de Abogados and the Colegio Nacional de Magistrados de Circuito y Jueces de Distrito del Poder Judicial de la Federación. Principal Areas of Practice Civil and Commercial Litigation. Professional Background Mr. Coronado was with the firm Robles, Sánchez Piedras, S.C. from 1973 to 1976. The following year he joined Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa, where he currently practices. Memberships He is a member of the Mexican Bar Association (Barra Mexicana Colegio de Abogados, S.C.). Other activities He participated in several Pro-Bono judicial procedures at the law firm.
  • 48. ASSOCIATES Almendares Zavala, Juan Adiel jalmendares@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0168 Education Mr. Almendares received his Law Degree from Universidad Panamericana (2008-2013). He obtained also, the specialist degree in Trade Law Institutions (2013-2014). Principal Areas of Practice He has excelled in the area of Real State. Altamirano Cano, José Carlos jcaltamirano@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0168 Education Mr. Altamirano received his law degree from Universidad del Valle de México (1997- 2001) and completed a postgraduate diploma in Commercial Arbitration at the Escuela Libre de Derecho in 2008. Principal Areas of Practice Foreign Investment Alvarado Moreno, Carlos Andrés calvarado@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0154 Education Mr. Alvarado received his law degree from La Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí with the thesis “El Efecto Negativo del Principio Arbitral Kompetenz-kompetenz en México” (2005 -2011). Mr Alvarado, course the seminary American English for Students at Yale University, EUA. (2008). He course the Diploma on International Constitution at Centro de Estudios de Actualización en Derecho, at Querétaro, México (May to November 2009). He went to the seminary on International Commercial Arbitration and International Comparative Commercial Law at Cornell University, Law School and l` Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, France, in 2010. Principal Areas of Practice Mr. Alvarado has excelled in the areas of Civil, Commercial and Constitutional Litigation, also Arbitration. Aradillas Pinchetti, Emilia earadillas@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0154 Education Mrs. Aradillas received her law degree from Universidad Iberoamericana, and completed a postgraduate diploma in Intellectual Property Law offered by the Mexican Bar Association in 2006. Principal Areas of Practice Intellectual Property Law. Specialized in Trademark, Patent and Copyright filing, consultancy and prosecution in Mexico and abroad. Defense of Intellectual Property Rights; Franchises and agreements related. Trade Secrets, Protected geographical status and Vegetal Variety. Anti-Counterfeit practice. Bucheler Navarro, Paul pbucheler@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0172 Education Mr. Bucheler received his Law Degree from Universidad Panamericana (1993-1998). He has completed various courses, the Specialty in Corporate Law at Universidad Iberoamericana (1998), the Specialty in Mexican Financial System Law at Universidad Panamericana (1999). Also Coursed, the Specialty in Personal Insurance and the Specialty in Insurance Contracts at Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca and Fundación Mapfre jointly (2008-2010). Principal Areas of Practice He has excelled in the area of Insurance. Casas Vessi, Vanessa vcasas@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0165 Education Ms. Casas received her law degree from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Campus Ciudad Universitaria) on 2011. She completed her diploma in Administrative Law and Public Administration at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and a prior diploma in International Business Assistance at Academia Maddox (2003). Principal Areas of Practice Immigration Law. Castillo Moreno, Marino mcastillo@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0172 Education
  • 49. Mr. Castillo received her law degree from The Universidad Iberoamericana (2008-2013). Principal Areas of Practice Foreign Trade and Customs and Tax Litigation Chávez Uribe, Oswaldo ochavez@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0155 Education Mr. Chávez received his law degree from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (2000-2004), and a short time later participated in the seminar “Derecho Internacional de Trabajo” by the Mexican Bar Association. Principal Areas of Practice Mr. Chavez specializes in Labor Law, advising companies in the care of individual and collective judgments, to deal with labor cases at all stages, preventive counseling, negotiating collective bargaining agreements, the directo or indirect constitutional process realted to labor, among others. Clavel Benítez, Erick Emmanuel eclavel@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0157 Education Mr. Clavel received his Law Degree from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, at Guadalajara (2009-2013). He was recipient of the University of San Diego- Université Paris-Sorbonne Scholarship in 2011 and 2012 securing two diplomas on International Arbitration & International Business Transactions and International Contracts & International Human Rights. He is currently enrolled at the International Chamber of Commerce-Escuela Libre de Derecho course on International Arbitration. Principal Areas of Practice He has excelled in the area of Litigation, Arbitration and Economic Competition - Antitrust. Domene Santos, Alejandra adomene@bstl.mx (+52 81) 8220 1503 Education Mrs. Domene received her law degree from The Universidad de Monterrey. Principal Areas of practice Civil and Commercial Litigation, Corporate Practice, Immigration. Dueñas Rodríguez, Juan Arturo jaduenas@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0157 Education Mr. Dueñas completed his law degree at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM 2005-2010). Principal Areas of Practice He has excelled in Civil and Commercial Litigation, Economic, Reorganization and Bankruptcy, Competition-Antitrust and Appeals (“Amparo”). Flores Licona, Luis Rodolfo lrflores@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0157 Education Mr. Flores received his law degree from Universidad Panamericana (2005-2010), majoring in Financial Law Institutions (2010-2011). Principal Areas of Practice He has excelled in Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions and Insurance Law. Fuertes Abascal, Mary Carmen mfuertes@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0137 Education Ms. Fuertes received her law degree from Universidad Anáhuac del Norte (2004-2008), and later completed a translation course on Legal Texts from the Escuela Libre de Derecho (2010-2011). She studied a Specialization Course on Corporate Law from Universidad Anáhuac del Norte (2012-2013), where she is currently studying a Masters Degree in Corporate Law. Principal areas of practice She has excelled in Labor Law area. García Llovera, David dgarcia@bstl.mx (+52 81) 8220 1500 Education Mr. García received his law degree from Universidad del Norte, and completed a Business English diploma at LSC Language Studies in Canada.
  • 50. Principal Areas of Practice Civil, Commercial and Family Law; and Appeals. Gasca Enríquez, Lila Alejandra lgasca@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0168 Education Mrs. Gasca received her law degree (1997-2002) and Masters in the Humanities (2003-2005) from Universidad Anáhuac del Norte. She completed a Masters Degree in Foundation, Association, and other Non-Profit Organization Management and Administration at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain (2007-2008). Nowadays, she is taking the “Institutional Strengthen and Fund Raising Diploma” of Procura, A.C. and the University of Indiana (The Fund Raising School / Center on Philanthropy). Mrs. Gasca has taken several courses on Corporate Social Responsibility, Volunteer Management, Communication of NGO´s, Discrimination, among others. Principal Areas of Practice She has excelled on Advisement to Non Profit Organizations (NGO´s), being the Pro bono Coordinator and responsible of the Corporate Social Responsibility at the firm. Guerra Medellín, Gabriel gguerra@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0163 Education Mr. Guerra received his Law Degree from Universidad Iberoamericana (2007-2011) Principal Areas of Practice He has excelled in the area of Intellectual Property and Copyright. Guerrero de Anda, Oziel Alejandro oaguerrero@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0155 Education Mr. Guerrero received his law degree at Universidad Panamericana (2005-2010). He has completed a postgraduate in Labor and Social Security Law and another in Corporate Law at Instituto de Posgrados y Especialidades (May-September 2011). He has also completed a postgraduate in Administrative Procedures on Intellectual Property and Copyrights at Universidad Panamericana (May-September 2011). Principal Areas of Practice Mr. Guerrero has excelled in the areas of Labor and Social Security Law. Gutiérrez Fernández, Ana Lucía angutierrez@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0152 Education Ms. Gutiérrez received her law degree at Universidad Panamericana (2007–2012), she also course the Specialty in Trade Law Institutions (2012-2013). Principal Areas of Practice She has excelled in the areas of Corporate Practice and Real State. Gutiérrez Ruiz de Chávez, Agustín agutierrez@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0164 Education Mr. Gutiérrez completed his law degree at Universidad Anáhuac del Norte. Principal Areas of Practice Public Procurement, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Telecommunications, Tax Litigation. Kuri Balderas, Enrique ekuri@bstl.mx (+52 81) 8220 1500 Education Mr. Kuri received his Law Degree from La Universidad de Monterrey (2001-2006). He obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in “Administración de Negocios”, at Kellogg School of Management (2010- 2011), also obtained his Masters in LLM, at Northwestern University School of Law (2010-2011). Principal Areas of Practice He has excelled in the area of Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Risk Capital and Corporate Practice. López de la Campa, Andrea alopez@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0166 Education
  • 51. Miss. López received her law degree from Universidad Iberoamericana (2002-2007). She achieved the LLM Business International Law degree at the University of Liverpool (2009-2010), afterwards she complete the course “Introducción al Mercado de Valores” at Bolsa Mexicana de Valores S.A.B de C.V. (2011) Principal Areas of Practice She has excelled in the areas of Corporate Practice, Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Risk Capital. López Jiménez, Paola plopez@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0166 Education Mrs. López received her law degree from the Escuela Libre de Derecho (1997-2001) and masters in Administrative Law from Universidad Panamericana (2008-2009). Principal Areas of Practice Public Procurement, Constitutional, Administrative Law and Telecommunications. López León, Juan Bosco jblopez@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0152 Education Mr. López received his law degree from Universidad Panamericana (2005-2010). Principal Areas of Practice He has excelled in areas of Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Risk Capital, Project and Corporate Financing, Real Estate Law, Foreign Investment and Corporate Practice. Mata Mancera, Edgar emata@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0163 Education Mr. Mata earned his law degree at the University of La Salle (2007-2012). He participated in the seminar “General Course on Intellectual Property” given by the Global Organization of Intellectual Property (OMPI) in collaboration with the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) in 2011. Principal Areas of Practice Mr. Mata has distinguished himself in the area of Intellectual Property, especially in matters concerning copyright law. Likewise, he offers advice in matters related to the Protection of Personal Information. Mateo Simón, Miguel Ángel mmateo@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0162 Education Mr. Mateo received his law degree from Universidad de las Américas (2004) and studied the postgraduate degree in Administrative Law from Universidad Panamericana (2007). He studied his LLM in Energy Law and Policy at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy of the University of Dundee, United Kingdom (2011). Principal Areas of Practice Mr. Mateo provides advice to national and foreign companies, mainly in energy (oil & gas, power and renewables) and water projects. Mr. Mateo constantly advises sponsors, lenders and even the Mexican Government in all the stages of said projects, from its planning, financing, development, implementation and execution. Likewise, Mr. Mateo actively participates in corporate and commercial transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions and corporate financings. His main areas of practice are Energy Law, Project Finance, Corporate Practice and Civil and Commercial Contracts. Medina Luna, Fernando fmedina@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0152 Education Mr. Medina received his law degree from Universidad Anáhuac del Norte (1997-2001) and completed a Masters Degree in Company Law at Universidad Panamericana (2009-2010). He completed the Anglo-Saxon Law Program at the Academy of American and International Law, in Dallas, Texas (2006) and a postgraduate diploma in Commercial and Business Contracts at Universidad Iberoamericana (2003). Principal Areas of Practice He has excelled in the Civil, Commercial, Corporate, Real Estate and Administrative’s areas, mainly in cases before the Federal Attorney’s Office of Consumers (PROFECO).
  • 52. Méndez Solís, Rodrigo rmendez@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0166 Education Mr. Méndez received his law degree in Law from the Universidad Panamericana (2002-2007) and completed a masters degree in Business and Telecommunications, Internet and Audiovisual Law at Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles, in Madrid, Spain (2008). Afterwards, he received a postgraduate diploma in Copyright by Universidad Complutense de Madrid (2008) and studied a Law Seminar at Yale University (2009). Principal Areas of Practice He has excelled in the areas of Telecommunications Law and Regulation, IT Law, Personal Data Protection Law, Administrative and Commercial Law. Mendoza Ruiz, Rafael rmendoza@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0163 Education Mr. Mendoza received his law degree from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (1991). Principal Areas of Practice Intellectual Property and Copyrights. Noguera Watty, José Antonio jnoguera@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0172 Education Mr. Noguera completed his law degree at Universidad Iberoamericana (2007-2011). Principal Areas of Practice He has excelled in the areas of Corporate Practice; Mergers & Acquisitions; Economic Competition- Antitrust; Commercial Transactions and e-Commerce. Olmeda de Alejandro, Ana Gabriela agolmeda@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0172 Education Mrs. Olmeda received her law degree from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Monterrey campus, and studied a masters degree in International Business Law at Universidad Iberoamericana. She completed the postrgraduate diploma “Seminario en Comercio Exterior y Operación Aduanera” at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) en 2007. Principal Areas of Practice Foreign Trade and Customs. Ortiz Laija, Jaime Alejandro jortiz@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0168 Education Mr. Ortíz received his law degree from Universidad Panamericana, earning an Honorable Mention (2008- 2013). He also coursed the Specialty in Trade Law Institutions, earning a specialist degree (2013-2014). Principal Areas of Practice He has excelled in the area of Real State. Padilla Peña, Eric Marcelo epadilla@bstl.mx (+52 81) 8220 1500 Education Mr. Padilla completed his law degree at Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (2006 - 2011). Currently he is studying a Master’s Degree in Tax Law at Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (2012). Principal Areas of Practice Corporate Practice, Mergers & Acquisitions, Intellectual Property, Labor and Immigration. Pardo Lelo de Larrea, Ana Paula appardo@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0164 Education Ms. Pardo received her law degree from Universidad Panamericana (1997-2002) and masters degree in International Taxation from F. Levin College of Law, University of Florida, obtaining the certificate of academic excellence (2006-2007). She completed a postgraduate degree in International Tax Law at Universidad de Salamanca (2004) and a specialization in Commercial Law Institutions at Universidad Panamericana (2002-2003). Principal Areas of Practice Taxes and Corporate Practice
  • 53. Parra López, Alejandra aparra@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0162 Education Ms. Parra received her law degree from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (2007-2012). She coursed the Seminary in International Law at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (2009). Also, coursed the Speciality in Legal Argument at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (2013-2014). Principal Areas of Practice She has excelled in the areas of Insurance, Corporate Practice, Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Risk Capital and Commercial Transactions. Pérez Escobedo, Raúl rperez@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0164 Education Mr. Pérez received his law degree from Universidad Panamericana (2008-2013). Postgraduate in Mercantile Law (2013-2014). Principal Areas of Practice He has excelled in Mercantile and Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Project and Corporate Financing, and Commercial Transactions. Pineda Nieto, Alfredo apineda@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0163 Education Mr. Pineda received his Law Degree from Universidad Panamericana (1994-1999). He specialized in Intellectual Property at Universidad Panamericana (2008). Mr. Pineda, also obtained two postgraduate degrees, at the 40th Annual Academy of American and International Law University: The Institute for International and Comparative Law of The Center for American and International Law (Formerly the Southwestern Legal Foundation)” in Dallas, Texas (2003), and other one for Copyright’s Criminal Matters (Delitos en Materia de Derechos de Autor) at the National Institute for Criminal Sciences (2000). Principal Areas of Practice He has excelled in the area of Intellectual Property and Copyrights, comprising contracts, prosecution and litigation. Pizarro Guevara, Isabel ipizarro@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0155 Education Ms. Pizarro, received her law degree from the Universidad del Valle de México, in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. (2004-2008) Principal Areas of Practice Ms. Pizarro specializes in Labor Law. Rabasa Armengol, Karla arabasa@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0163 Education Ms. Rabasa received her law degree at Universidad Iberoamericana (2007-2011). Principal Areas of Practice She has excelled in the areas of Corporate Practice, Mergers and Acquisitions. Ramírez Casazza, Alan aramirez@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0162 Education Mr. Ramírez received his law degree from the Escuela Libre de Derecho (2004-2009), securing his degree with honors. Principal Areas of Practice Competition/Antitrust law; Litigation (mainly commercial and administrative); Administrative and Constitutional Law; and Arbitration. Rodríguez Rico, Hilda Alejandra hrodriguez@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0164 Education Ms. Rodríguez received her law degree from Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey (2006). She completed an LLM in Global Business Law at New York University School of Law in Singapore, Shanghai and New York (2012). Following she completed an LLM in Asian Legal Studies at National University of Singapore in Singapore (2013). Nowadays, she is pursuing a Master in Taxation at Instituto de Especialización para Ejecutivos in Mexico City. Ms. Rodríguez coursed seminaries on “Advanced Tax Proceedings” and on “Legal Argumentation and
  • 54. Interpretation” at Escuela de Graduados en Administración Publica y Política Publica del Tecnológico de Monterrey (2007). She is licensed to practice as Court drafter and as a law Clerk in Mexico. Principal Areas of Practice Ms. Rodríguez has excelled in the areas of Corporate and Tax Law. Rodríguez Sierra, Elliette erodriguez@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0168 Education Mrs. Rodríguez received her law degree from Universidad La Salle (2000-2005). She participated in the course Introduction to Notary Law (“Inicio a lo Notarial”) at Colegio de Notarios del Distrito Federal (2006). Principal Areas of Practice Corporate, Real Estate and Notary Law. Rogel Salgado, Brenda brogel@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0165 Education Mrs. Rogel received her law degree (1998-2003) and completed a postgraduate diploma in Environmental Law and Justice (2006) at Universidad Iberoamericana. Principal Areas of Practice She has excelled in Environmental and Natural Resources; Mining; Health (regulation on patent and generic medicines, health inputs, food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and dietary supplements); Mexican Official Standards; Consumer Protection; Entertainment (regulation on games and raffles). Rosas Ortega, Luis lrosas@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0152 Education Mr. Rosas received his law degree from Universidad Anáhuac del Sur (1991-1995), following which he completed a postgraduate degree in Labor Law at Universidad Panamericana, earning an Honorable Mention (1996). He completed a postgraduate diploma in Appeals Law at Universidad Panamericana (1997). Principal Areas of Practice Labor and Social Security Law. Sarralde Vera, Mónica María msarralde@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0162 Education Ms. Sarralde received her law degree from the Universidad Panamericana (1998). In 2008, Ms. Sarralde attended the Master of Administrative and Regulatory Law at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), later on 2011, she completed a Masters in Law at the Universidad Panamericana (pending certification). Ms. Sarralde studied a law specialty in Amparo at the Universidad Panamericana (2003) and secured a specialty in "Derecho Canónico Procesal Sustantivo Matrimonial" at the College of Notaries (2004). Principal Areas of Practice Ms. Sarralde has excelled in the areas of Antitrust and Litigation Stahlhut Espinosa, Cecilia cstahlhut@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0165 Education Ms. Stahlhut received her law degree from Universidad Anáhuac del Norte (2004-2009). Principal Areas of Practice Ms. Stahlhut has excelled since 2006 in Foreign Trade, Customs and Health, areas of practice. Suárez Enríquez, Ximena Education Ms. Suárez received her law degree from the School of Law of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. She completed Workshop “Methodologies and decision- making to solve conflicts of constitutional rights” at the Supreme Court of Justice (2007), and “Course “Human Rights and Globalization” (Derechos Fundamentales y Globalización) at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (2009). She completed a postgraduate diploma in International Trade Arbitration offered by the International Chamber of Commerce and the Escuela Libre de Derecho in December 2009. Nowadays, she is attending the Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action at the University SciencesPo in Paris, France.
  • 55. Principal Areas of Practice Civil and Commercial Litigation and Arbitration. Trad Nacif, Jeanett jtrad@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0165 Education Ms. Trad completed her law degree at the Universidad Iberoamericana (2001-2006), and went on to complete a Masters Degree on Environmental Law at the University of California, en Berkeley. She also achieved the diploma for the seminar on Litigation and Environmental Justice in the Universidad Iberoamericana (2005) y and the seminar Legal Framework on Water in Mexico in the Mexican Bar Association (2005). Principal Areas of Practice She has excelled in the areas of Environmental Law, Health and Consumer Protection, Industrial Health and Safety, Contentious Litigation and Contentious Administrative Litigation (in both federal and local jurisdictions). Valdés King, Jorge jvaldes@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0160 Education Mr. Valdés King studied law at Universidad Panamericana (2002-2007), and specialized in Administrative Law (2007-2008) at this same institution. Later on, he pursed and L.L.M. degree (Master of Laws) at Harvard University School (2011-2012). Principal Areas of Practice Civil, Commercial, and Family Litigation. Valencia Aguirre, Gad Javier gvalencia@bstl.mx (+52 55) 5091 0155 Education Mr. Valencia received his Law Degree from Universidad de las Américas, México City (2000-2005). He assisted to different Seminaries such as, “Due Diligence”, and “Commercial Artbitration” at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (2005), as well at the seminar “Tratamiento Legal y Fiscal de los Contratos Civiles y Mercantiles” at Universidad Panamericana (2006). He also completed a postgraduate diplomas in “Derecho Empresarial” (2006), in “Derecho Inmobiliario y Turístico” (2007) and in “Estrategia y Planeación para la inversión Inmobiliaria en México” (2008), at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Following, he obtained another diploma in “Derecho Societario” at the Escuela Libre de Derecho (2013). He completed his Mastery Degree in “Dirección de Empresas Constructoras e Inmobiliarias” at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Mexico City (2012-2013). Principal Areas of Practice He has excelled in the area of Real Estate.