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Fintech 2024: Trends and Developments

Our partners José Ignacio Rivero and Bernardo Reyes Retana, along with our senior associate Jacinto Ávalos, have curated an insightful Fintech guide published by Chambers and Partners. As Mexico’s fintech sector rapidly evolves, technology remains at the forefront, catalyzing transformative shifts and innovations. In our latest guide, we delve into the forefront of these changes, …

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Gonzalez Calvillo celebrates remarkable accolades in Chambers and Partners Global Guide 2024

Mexico City, February 15th, 2024 – Gonzalez Calvillo, a leading name in the legal industry, is thrilled to announce its recognition in the Chambers and Partners Global Guide 2024. The firm’s exceptional performance across various practice areas is a testament to its unwavering dedication to providing top-tier legal services. This recognition reflects the firm’s deep …

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GC acted as legal counsel to Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), and a group of commercial banks

Gonzalez Calvillo, January 22th, 2024 – We acted as legal counsel to Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), and a group of commercial banks in connection with a senior secured term loan facility extended to Gasoducto de Zapotlanejo, S. de R.L. de C.V. (GAZA), an affiliate of Grupo SIMSA and owner of a natural gas transportation pipeline …

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Grupo Hunan – Trabajo reciente

GC acted as legal counsel to Grupo Hunan and its controlling shareholders

Gonzalez Calvillo, October 12th, 2023 .- We acted as legal counsel to Grupo Hunan – a high-end restaurant operator with over 30 locations in Mexico and the US – and its controlling shareholders, in a leveraged buyout (LBO) to acquire the position held in Grupo Hunan by Glisco – a leading growth equity and structured …

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GC ALERT | Mexican Supreme Court issues drafts of favorable rulings against the Electricity Industry Law

Gonzalez Calvillo, September 22nd, 2023.- The Second Chamber of the Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación (“SCJN“), published two draft rulings of amparo appeals issued by two different justices (Alberto Pérez Dayan and Javier Laynez Potisek) (“Draft Rulings”) through which it is proposed to determine the unconstitutionality of certain legal provisions of the amendments …

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GC ALERT | Finance Ministry Launches the Sustainable Financing Mobilization Strategy for Mexico.

Gonzalez Calvillo, September 21st, 2023.- Mexico’s Ministry of Finance (“SHCP”) launched the Sustainable Finance Mobilization Strategy (the “Strategy”). This is a public financial policy guide seeking to lay the groundwork for the mobilization of sustainable financing in Mexico, as well as to accelerate actions to meet environmental commitments and the UN 2030 sustainable development goals. …

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GC + DLR ALERT | Mexico’s 2024 Economic Bill

On September 8th, the Executive branch presented the 2024 bill before Congress. This proposal includes, among other documents, the General Economic Policy Criteria, the Federal Revenue Law initiative, the Federal Rights Law initiative, and the proposed Federal Expenditure Budget. The Economic Bill has as main objective the wellbeing of Mexico’s population. Gonzalez Calvillo and Diaz …

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GC acted as counsel to Accial Capital Management LLC in the financing to Kapital

Gonzalez Calvillo, September 8th, 2023 .- We acted as legal counsel to Accial Capital Management LLC, as agent, in the USD$40,000,000.00 financing to Kapital – a multi-service innovative financial company in Mexico with a focus on, among others, SMEs, supplier loans, and corporate credit cards, to fund its loan portfolio origination. The deal was relevant …

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Latin Lawyer 250 – Awards

Gonzalez Calvillo recognized across 17 practice areas in Latin Lawyer 25th Edition

Mexico City, August 30th, 2023.- González Calvillo, a leading legal firm in Mexico, is pleased to announce its remarkable recognition in the 25th edition of the Latin Lawyer ranking. The firm has achieved significant rankings across 17 practice areas, establishing itself as the sole entity this year to attain such an extensive and diverse acknowledgment …

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Gonzalez Calvillo celebrates remarkable accolades in Chambers and Partners Latin American Guide 2024

Mexico City, August 24th, 2023 .- Gonzalez Calvillo, a leading name in the legal industry, is thrilled to announce its outstanding recognition in the prestigious Chambers and Partners Latin American Guide 2024. The firm’s exceptional performance across various practice areas is a testament to its unwavering dedication to providing top-tier legal services. This recognition is …

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GC acted as local counsel of Atlas Holdins in Mexico

Gonzalez Calvillo, July 19th 2023 .- We acted as local counsel of Atlas Holdins in Mexico in the acquisition of Auburn Hills-based automotive supplier U.S. Farathane LLC, USF Holdings LLC and their subsidiaries. We performed in-depth due diligence of the Mexican assets (including U.S. Farathane, S.A. de C.V.) and participated in the drafting and negotiation …

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Gonzalez Calvillo has been recognized by IFLR 1000

We are thrilled to share that González Calvillo and our talented lawyers have been recognized for their outstanding work in the IFLR 2023 ranking. This achievement is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and excellence that our legal team has demonstrated throughout this year. By practice area Banking Capital Markets: Debt Mergers & Acquisitions …

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GC acted as a independent counsel to HIR Casa through Banco Invex as trustee and as borrower, in the structuring and implementation of a syndicated structured loan

Gonzalez Calvillo, July 13th, 2023 .- We acted as independent counsel to HIR Casa (Bienes Programados), through Banco Invex as trustee and as borrower, in the structuring and implementation of a syndicated structured loan for MXP$2 billion entered with BBVA Mexico (as agent bank), BanCoppel, Banco Bx+, Banco del Bajío, Bank of China Mexico, CIBanco, …

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GC acted as counsel to NR Finance México in CNBV’s authorization of a new dual program of certificados bursátiles for up to MXP$13 billion in the Mexican Stock Exchange

Gonzalez Calvillo, July 5th, 2023 .- We acted as independent counsel to NR Finance México, S.A. de C.V. (“NRFM”) in the establishment and authorization by the National Banking and Securities Commission of Mexico (CNBV) of a new dual program of certificados bursátiles for up to MXP$13 billion in the Mexican Stock Exchange (NRF). Nissan Motor …

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GC acted as a legal counsel to Accial Capital Management LLC

Gonzalez Calvillo, 30th June, 2023 .- We acted as legal counsel to Accial Capital Management LLC, as agent, in the USD$20,000,000.00 financing to Minu – an innovative financial company in Mexico in the salary on demand sector – as borrower, to fund its loan origination. The deal was particularly challenging given that it involved companies …

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GC acted as counsel to HIR Casa

Gonzalez Calvillo, June 29th, 2023 .- We acted as independent counsel to HIR Casa (Bienes Programados) in the establishment and authorization by the National Banking and Securities Commission of Mexico (CNBV) of a new securitization program of mortgage credits for up to MXP$4 billion, as well as in the first issuance of certificados bursátiles fiduciarios …

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GC acted as counsel to Elecnor, S.A. and Enagás Internacional, S.L., Sociedad Unipersonal.

Gonzalez Calvillo, May 17, 2023 – We acted as counsel to Elecnor, S.A. and Enagás Internacional, S.L., Sociedad Unipersonal in the drafting, negotiation and execution of a share purchase agreement, as well as the conclusion and implementation of the closing acts required for the sale of its Mexican subsidiaries, Gasoducto de Morelos and Morelos O&M, …

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GC ALERT | Executive Order amending, adding, and repealing several provisions impacting the mining sector.

Gonzalez Calvillo, May 11th, 2023 – Important Changes in the Mining Sector! On May 8, 2023, a significant decree was published in the Official Gazette of the Federation. Learn more about how the amendments, additions, and repeals in the Mining Law, National Water Law, General Law of Ecological Balance and Environmental Protection, and General Law …

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GC represented Ontex Group

Gonzalez Calvillo, May 9th, 2023 – Our M&A experts represented Ontex Group (Euronext: Ontex), a leading international supplier of personal care products headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, in their divestment of certain of its Mexican business activities (Grupo PI Mabe), for a total net amount of €265 million, to Softys, a personal hygiene company with operations …

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ESG Summit Mexico 2023 – First Edition

Mexico City – March 22nd, 2023. – Jointly with BBVA, PwC and the UN, González Calvillo (“GC”) will be co-hosting the first edition of the ESG Summit Mexico on March 29th, with the participation of experts and aimed at owners, chairwomen(men) and CEOs of the most relevant companies in Mexico. This first edition of the …

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GC acted as legal counsel to Altum Capital

Gonzalez Calvillo, March 22nd, 2023 – We acted as legal counsel to Altum Capital – a leading Mexican private debt manager -, as agent and lender, in the USD$15 million structured financing to Tekmovil Group – a global innovative consumer electronics distribution services company. The deal was particularly challenging given that it involved two separate jurisdictions …

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GC ALERT | Cofece close to having a full Board

Gonzalez Calvillo, January 5th, 2023 – Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador sent two nominees to be ratified by the Senate as commissioners at the Mexican Antitrust Commission (“Cofece”). The possible commissioners, Mr. Rodrigo Alcázar and Giovanni Tapia are economists with long trajectories and bast experience in the antitrust field. These new appointments, as well …

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GC ALERT | Mexico’s Federal Labor Law amended entitling employees an increase on Vacation Days

On December 27th, 2022, an executive order approving amendments to articles 76 and 78 of Mexico’s Federal Labor Law was published in the Official Gazette of the Federation. These amendments relate to vacation provisions and shall become effective as of January 1st, 2023. By enacting these amendments, employees who have worked for over a year …

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#GC35 | Advertising & Marketing

Following our #gc35 campaign our expert lawyers in Advertising and Marketing practice area, Partner Alberto Pliego Beguerisse and Counsel Lucía Fernández and Daniel Morán Salgado, share their point of view after a year and a half of the publication of the Transparency, Prevention and Combat of Improper Practices in Advertising Contracting Law. Find out more …

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GC Day 2022 | Session 1 & 2

Watch the GC Day Session 1 & 2. In our virtual session 1, Alexandro Padres, Antonio del Pino, Harry Burnett, María Leticia Ossa-Daza, Roland Estevez and José Victor Torres discussed about what are the trends and strategies implemented at the world’s leading legal organizations towards adapting to a highly complex post-pandemic geopolitical environment. Click here …

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Gonzalez Calvillo has been recognized in the 14th edition of Best Lawyers ranking

We are honored that our attorneys were recognized by Best Lawyers 2023 ranking. The Best Lawyers in Mexico (2023 Edition) Alberto Bustamante Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Law Alfredo Chávez Goyeneche Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Law Real Estate Law Ana R. Bobadilla Gallardo Arbitration and Mediation Andrés Yépiz Oil and Gas Law Antonio De …

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GC ALERT | New minimum wages in force in Mexico as of 2023

On December 7th, 2022, it was published in the Official Gazette of the Federation the resolution issued by the Council of Representatives of the National Minimum Wage Commission pursuant to which the Mexican government, the labor and business sectors agreed a 20% increase to both the minimum wage and the professional minimum wage, which will …

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#GC35 | Corporate Finance

Following our #gc35 campaign, Partner José Ignacio Rivero and Counsel Alberto Bustamante, members of the corporate finance team provide their perspective regarding what are the trends in Mexico in this sector. Read the full conversation here. Lear more about our practice area here. About Gonzalez Calvillo For 35 years, Gonzalez Calvillo has been at the forefront of …

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Gonzalez Calvillo acted as lead legal counsel to the seller group in connection with the indirect sale to KIO of approximately 35% of MasNegocio

Mexico City, November 25th, 2022 – We acted as lead legal counsel to the seller group in connection with the indirect sale to KIO of approximately 35% of MasNegocio. Prior to the transaction KIO had a majority interest in MasNegocio. MasNegocio is a Mexican company that offers applications from an Outsourcing model (also known as …

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Gonzalez Calvillo represented Advent International Corporation in the concentration notice proceeding before Cofece, for the acquisition of 65% of Neoris

Mexico City, November 22nd, 2022 – Gonzalez Calvillo represented Advent International Corporation (“Advent”), in the concentration notice proceeding before the Antitrust Mexican Commission (“Cofece”) for the acquisition of 65% of Neoris, a subsidiary of CEMEX constituted under the Netherlands laws, dedicated to Information Technologies (IT) services. The transaction was authorized without any conditions in October …

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Gonzalez Calvillo advised Banca Nazionale del Lavoro S.P.A., as agent, and a group of Lenders in the syndicated financing to Fabbrica Italiana Lapis ed Affini S.P.A. (FILA)

Mexico City, November 15th, 2022 – Gonzalez Calvillo acted as legal counsel to Banca Nazionale del Lavoro S.P.A., as agent, and a group of Lenders in the EUR€437 million (approx.) syndicated financing to F.I.L.A. – Fabbrica Italiana Lapis ed Affini S.p.A. (“FILA”) – an Italian company and leader in the art and writing materials industry, …

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#GC35 | International Day for the Prevention of Money Laundering

Continuing our celebration of the 35th anniversary of the firm and commemorating the International Day for the Prevention of Money Laundering, partner Luis Mancera, counsel Juan Carlos Peraza and associate Eduardo Poblete, members of this relevant practice area offer their perspective with basic concepts on the prevention of money laundering. Read more about it here. …

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Gonzalez Calvillo has been recognized by Leaders League 2023 Guide across multiple practice areas

We have been recognized in multiple practice areas in the Leaders League 2023 Guide: Leading Competition & Antitrust: Merger Control: Cristina Massa | Patricio Martínez. Competition Law & Antitrust: Cristina Massa. Projects & Infrastructure: Enrique González Calvillo | Hernando Becerra | Jorge Cervantes | Oscar Moreno | Diana Pineda | Rodrigo Rojas | Gonzalo Vargas. …

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Grupo Crédito Maestro signs financing for MXN $1,300 million advised by Gonzalez Calvillo

Mexico City, October 17th, 2022 – Grupo Crédito Maestro (“Crédito Maestro”), a leader in the payroll financing industry in Mexico, announced the financing of the investment fund AB CarVal for MXN $1,300 million. Gonzalez Calvillo (“GC”) advised Crédito Maestro in this transaction, which in addition to strengthening the solidity of the Mexican firm, is a …

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Gonzalez Calvillo assisted Citibank, N.A. and UMB Bank, N.A. in the refinancing to APR Energy

Mexico City – October 11th, 2022 – Gonzalez Calvillo, an elite law firm in Mexico has assisted Citibank, N.A. and UMB Bank – two leading American banking and financial services institutions N.A. -, in the refinancing to APR Energy. The transaction consisted in the the implementation of a collateral package regarding the Mexican assets of APR …

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Gonzalez Calvillo assisted TMA Systems in the acquisition of Eagle Technology, Inc and its Mexican subsidiary Eagle Technology Mexico.

Mexico City – October 5th, 2022 – Gonzalez Calvillo, an elite law firm in Mexico has represented TMA Systems – a software company that provides operating maintenance management systems (MMS) and enterprise asset management solutions (EAMS) to corporations– in the acquisition of the assets of Eagle Technology and the shares of its Mexican subsidiary Eagle …

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#GC35 | Franchising & Licensing, part 3/3

Our partners Jorge Mondragón, Pablo Hooper and Alberto Pliego with our counsel Lucía Fernandez and our associate Priscila Adalid, reflect about one of our most innovative areas: Franchising and Licensing. In the last part of this article they talk about the signature process. Read the full article here. About Gonzalez Calvillo For 35 years, Gonzalez …

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#GC35 | Franchising & Licensing, part 2/3

Our partners Jorge Mondragón, Pablo Hooper and Alberto Pliego with our counsel Lucía Fernandez and our associate Priscila Adalid, reflect about one of our most innovative areas: Franchising and Licensing. In this second part of the article they talk about the area and basic concepts. Read the full article here. About Gonzalez Calvillo For 35 …

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#GC35 | Franchising & Licensing, part 1/3

Our partners Jorge Mondragón, Pablo Hooper and Alberto Pliego with our counsel Lucía Fernandez and our associate Priscila Adalid, reflect about one of our most innovative areas: Franchising and Licensing. In this firts part of the article they talk about the area and some of its most relevant topics. Read the full article here. About …

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Gonzalez Calvillo strengthens Arbitration & Litigation, ESG and M&A offering with partner and counsel appointments

Mexico City – September 6, 2022 – Gonzalez Calvillo (“GC”) announced today the appointment of Daniel Morán Salgado as partner and Paola Hernandez Villalvazo and Rosa Elena Coto García as Counsel with the firm. GC believes these appointments represent a testament of the deep commitment by the firm to continue its growth both organically and …

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#GC35 | Government Procurement & Public Bids

Our partner Oscar Moreno Silva and counsel Juan Carlos Peraza and Rafael Fuentes Cataño talk about the area of government contracting. They give us their perspective on their experience in the area, basic concepts surrounding it and the work we do at Gonzalez Calvillo. Read the full article here. About Gonzalez Calvillo For 35 years, …

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#GC35 | Intellectual Property, part 3/3

To end the celebration of World Intellectual Property Day, our partner Alberto Pliego along with associate, Constantino Aquique, and law clerk Maria Fernanda Ramos, explain the damages, losses and fines that the new legislation on Intellectual Property entails. This is the last of three articles published as part of the World Intellectual Property Day celebration. …

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#GC35 | Intellectual Property, part 2/3

Continuing the celebration of World Intellectual Property Day, our partners Pablo Hooper and Alberto Pliego, together with associates Lirio Salgado and Mariana Retes, share important reflections on the Federal Law for the Protection of Industrial Property. This is the second of three articles that we will publish as part of the celebration of World Intellectual …

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#GC35 | Intellectual Property, part 1/3

Celebrating World Intellectual Property Day our partners Pablo Hooper and Alberto Pliego, associate Mariana Retes and interns Blas Maquivar and Maria Fernanda Ramos comment on, NFT’s, the metaverse and the impact of intellectual property in indigenous communities. This is the first of three articles we will publish as part of the celebration of World Intellectual …

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GC ALERT | The Chamber of Deputies rejects the Constitutional Reform on energy matters and approves the initiative to amend the Mining Law

On September 30, 2021, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador submitted a bill to amend Articles 25, 27, and 28 of the Mexican Constitution regarding the energy sector (the “Bill”). The fundamental focus of the Bill was the strengthening of the Federal Electricity Commission (“CFE”) and the disappearance of the Coordinated Regulatory Bodies in energy matters, …

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GC ALERT | Supreme Court votes LIE Reform: Insufficient to rule its General Unconstitutionality

On March 9, 2021, the decree that amends and adds various provisions to the Electric Industry Law (“LIE Amendment”) was published in the Federal Official Gazette, which entered into force on March 10, 2021. Consequently, on March 10, 2021, and in the following days, multiple Amparo lawsuits were filed against it by aggrieved individuals. In …

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GC ALERT | Cofece launches investigation of barriers to competition and essential inputs in the retail e-commerce market in Mexico.

On March 31st, 2022, the Federal Economic Competition Commission (“Cofece”) published in the Federal Official Gazette an extract of the official communication by which it announced the beginning of an investigation in the retail e-commerce market in Mexico. The aim of this investigation is to determine the possible existence of barriers to competition and/ or …

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