Gonzalez Calvillo recognized by Legal 500 Latin America Guide 2022

Gonzalez Calvillo is delighted to have been ranked once again by Legal 500 in the LATAM 2022 directory

Our firm has been ranked across 13 practice areas. GC is ranked Tier 1 for its Competition & Antitrust, Energy & Natural Resource, Environment and Projects & Infrastructure experience. It’s Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Compliance, Corporate & M&A, Dispute Resolution: Litigation, Intellectual Property, Life Sciences, Real Estate and TMT also secured high tiers across rankings.

Worth noting 19 partners, 8 counsel and 12 associates across our firm have also been ranked individually as leading individuals, recommended lawyers, or rising stars.

For a full list of rankings and testimonials as well as for the Firm’s profile please go here.

Gonzalez Calvillo’s Firm Rankings:

Banking & Finance

González Calvillo, SC houses a top-notch, 17-strong practice comprised of specialists with ‘extraordinary experience’ and who possess a ‘deep and up-to-date knowledge of financing issues’; they are at the ‘forefront of legal practices and adapt to the needs of their clients’. Valued for their business-oriented mindset, the practice assists with customary banking and finance work -including commercial lending, acquisition financing and project finance- through to regulatory banking matters.

‘They have a great team made up of trained specialists who cover all the topics necessary to run a financing operation. They stay at the forefront of legal practices and adapt to the needs of their clients. Undoubtedly, their work stands out from other law firms’

Capital Markets:

González Calvillo, SC´s capital markets department has seen an increase in work related to project bonds and green bonds, while remaining considerably active representing issuers and underwriters in local and cross-border securities transactions and associated regulatory matters, securities such as FIBRAs, FIBRA-Es (related to energy and infrastructure projects) and CKDs. The practice, ‘which manages to combine the hands-on work of young partners with the leadership of a longstanding partner’,

‘An excellent team of lawyers that manages to combine the hands-on work of young partners with the leadership of a longstanding partner’

Competition & Antitrust

González Calvillo, SC ‘s antitrust practice comprises a solid group of ‘efficient and competent lawyers’, who garner praise for their ‘ability to conduct an exceptional volume of work’, and has a proven track record advising on merger-control proceedings, investigations into cartel behaviour and other antitrust and anti-competitive behaviour matters.

‘The Gonzalez Calvillo team demonstrated at all times a thorough knowledge of the particular issues and regulatory processes to be navigated.’

Compliance

González Calvillo, SC handles large and sensitive internal investigations regarding compliance matters for various clients, as well as anti-bribery and anti-money laundering investigations, preventive and corrective compliance strategies, and associated litigation, among other matters.

 

Corporate M&A

Renowned full-service Mexican firm, González Calvillo, SC , houses a nine-partner team which stands out for its cross-border expertise and its ability to operate in a very wide range of sectors, particularly in energy and infrastructure, and in the fintech sector, where it has positioned itself as a more than solid option when it comes to handling joint ventures and M&A mandates.

 

Dispute Resolution:  Litigation

González Calvillo, SC‘s combination of ‘litigation and corporate skills make them an ideal firm to represent the interests of companies in litigation’, be it constitutional, administrative, civil, commercial or bankruptcy litigation, as well as arbitration.

‘A team with solid technical knowledge and a strong sense of ethics. The combination of their litigation and corporate skills make them an ideal firm to represent the interests of companies in litigation.’

Energy & Natural Resources

González Calvillo, SC boasts a solid, 20-strong energy practice, heavily involved in hydrocarbons and power mandates, which also garners praise for its ‘deep understanding of the Mexican regulatory framework in the hydrocarbons sector’.

Environment

The team of ‘deeply experienced and talented lawyers’ at González Calvillo, SC handles the full range of preventative and advisory environmental work, as well as all related litigation, with a notable track record representing clients before environmental ministry SEMARNAT, water agency CONAGUA, and the Federal Environmental Protection Prosecutor (PROFEPA).

Intellectual Property

Hailed for its ‘professionalism and speed’, the solid six-strong IP practice at full-service firm González Calvillo, SC is well-known in the market for its litigation capabilities (regularly representing clients against trade mark infringement cases before the relevant authorities), while also remaining very much involved on  transactional matters.

‘The punctuality in following up on each matter, the detail and formality with which they keep the client informed about the status of their matters and the availability to attend to the client always make the service of this firm unique.’

Life Sciences

The life sciences team at González Calvillo, SC is praised by clients for making them ‘feel very safe’, and for offering a ‘world-class service’. The department is regularly called upon by major players from the pharmaceutical, food and beverage and technology industries.

‘It is very easy to work with them, they handle the area very well and are always available’

Projects & Infrastructure

González Calvillo, SC houses a sizable practice of around 30 lawyers which is ‘far superior to most’ and demonstrates ‘expert knowledge of the local market’. The department is notably well-versed in project development and finance matters, including relevant regulatory aspects, permits, stakeholder identification and social impact assessments, along with negotiations with sponsors, project developers and regulators, among others. ‘By far the most responsive and commercial legal advisors in the Mexican market’, according to clients

‘They have expert knowledge of the local market and an ability to understand the broader context of local deals and its exposure to a wide variety of infrastructure assets and investors.’

Real Estate

Hailed as an ‘excellent firm’, González Calvillo, SC houses an accomplished nine-strong practice, which enjoys a good reputation in the real estate arena. The team is a popular choice for developers, lenders, investment banks and funds, as well as for large corporations, particularly for the lawyer’s dexterity handling real estate project development and related corporate and financing matters, as well as acquisitions, sales and joint ventures. All this while also taking care of pro bono work; as stated by a client, the firm is ‘committed to social causes‘.

‘We couldn’t ask for better lawyers.’

TMT

Earning plaudits from clients for their ‘extensive experience in the telecommunications sector’, González Calvillo, SC‘s TMT practice evidences great capability, offering comprehensive analysis regarding all related regulatory aspects; but also demonstrating a particular punch when it comes to representing clients in contentious administrative telecoms matters.

‘They are experts in telecommunications and finance. They are at the forefront.’

 

 

About Gonzalez Calvillo

For over 30 years, Gonzalez Calvillo has been at the forefront of the legal market in Mexico as a full-service leading law firm due to its transactional core and expertise in a wide range of practice areas. The firm is recognized for its ability to build cross-disciplinary teams for the most complex legal challenges and long track record of successfully providing groundbreaking business and regulatory advice to high-profile domestic and international companies. Often described as a pioneer of the Mexican legal services industry, the firm is known for its commitment to do things differently, bespoke solutions, and creating transformational legal changes that enable clients to achieve their objectives.

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