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Gonzalez Calvillo recognized in The Legal 500’s 2024 Latin America Guide

TL500-2024

Gonzalez Calvillo is elated to receive prestigious recognition once again in The Legal 500’s 2024 Latin America Guide. This accolade underscores our enduring excellence and leadership across a wide range of practice areas in the legal industry and the Mexican market.

Our firm has achieved impressive rankings across a diverse range of practice areas. Notably, we have been recognized as a Top-Tier Firm for our exceptional expertise in Competition and Antitrust, Energy & Natural Resources and Projects & Infrastructure. Furthermore, our Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Compliance, Corporate & M&A, Dispute Resolution: Litigation, Environment, Intellectual Property, Labour and Employment, Life Sciences, Real Estate, and TMT areas have secured high-tier positions in the rankings.

It is important to highlight that a substantial number of our partners, counsel, and associates have also been individually recognized. They have received accolades as leading individuals, next-generation partners, and rising stars.

For a comprehensive list of our rankings, client testimonials, and a detailed profile of our firm, we invite you to visit The Legal 500.

Gonzalez Calvillo’s Firm Rankings:

Banking & Finance

Gonzalez Calvillo houses a highly regarded banking and finance department with a solid track record in the Mexican market, which spans customary banking and finance matters from commercial lending, acquisition financing and project finance to regulatory banking work. The group has built a reputable client portfolio, as well as a solid presence across multiple sectors, including oil, gas, and electricity, fintech and the automotive industry.

Capital Markets

Gonzalez Calvillo’s capital markets practice represents a good blend of domestic and foreign companies, including private equity firms and their portfolio companies, along with issuers and underwriters, on local and cross-border securities transactions. The group maintains a steady workflow representing both issuers and investors of securities such as FIBRAs, FIBRA-Es, and CKDs, and is focusing on increasing its visibility in project bonds and green bonds-related work.

Competition & Antitrust

Gonzalez Calvillo’s antitrust practice is particularly well-versed in concentration cases, administrative litigation and amparo procedures, while also overseeing investigations and abuse-of-dominance claims in regulated sectors such as port services, healthcare, and telecoms.

Compliance

The practice at full-service Mexican firm Gonzalez Calvillo is based on two core aspects of compliance: anti-money laundering and anti-bribery. The team brings to bear its expertise in anticorruption, AML, and tax-compliance, in creating and implementing compliance programs, internal investigations and corporate ethics.

Corporate and M&A

Gonzalez Calvillo’s corporate and M&A practice fields a bench of “highly specialized and dynamic lawyers,” who earn plaudits for their “excellent service and very good negotiation skills,” as well as for their “outstanding industry-specific knowledge.” Recommended for their strong expertise across a variety of sectors, the group advises clients on a wealth of corporate legal matters, from corporate restructuring and shareholders agreements to the structuring and execution of domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. In addition, the team is also sought out for its prowess in corporate governance matters.

Dispute Resolution:  Litigation

Praised for being “highly specialized and very empathic with the client,” Gonzalez Calvillo’s dispute resolution practice has established civil, commercial, administrative, and constitutional litigation as its strong points. Shareholders and corporate disputes, real estate controversies, administrative law, and bankruptcy and amparo proceedings account for a healthy portion of the workload of the group.

Energy & Natural Resources

Gonzalez Calvillo’s consolidated practice covers the gamut of energy matters: from up-, mid- and downstream oil and gas, power generation, regulatory matters, public procurement, and project and infrastructure development, to dispute resolution, litigation, and enforcement; environmental matters, social impact, and regulatory assessment; project, structured and corporate finance; and joint ventures, M&A and private equity.

Environment

Gonzalez Calvillo is consistently soughed out by local and international clients to advise on environmental and regulatory matters, including the design and implementation of environmental strategies; mandatory environmental, natural resources, climate change and social impact provisions; representation before authorities in administrative and judicial proceedings – including class actions, administrative sanctions-related claim procedures, and litigation.

Intellectual Property

Gonzalez Calvillo’s intellectual property practice group is sought out by clients for its profound knowledge of trademark infringement and litigation matters, as well as for its advice on trademark portfolio management and prosecution, and patent litigation.

Life Sciences

Gonzalez Calvillo fields a team with experience in regulatory compliance for the import, marketing, distribution, storage, advertising, and sale of products such as drugs, medical devices, food supplements, food and beverages, spirits, and tobacco products.

Projects & Infrastructure

Gonzalez Calvillo remains a leader in the market with deep experience representing financial institutions, government entities, Mexican and foreign development banks, multilateral organisms, suppliers, contractors, and sponsors in connection with project development and financing transactions in various sectors, including power, oil and gas, water, roads, airports, ports, railways, and telecommunications.

Real Estate

Gonzalez Calvillo houses a nine-strong practice that is primarily focuses on transactional real estate matters but also handles the full spectrum of relevant matters, from land acquisitions and sales, and project development, to franchises, lease agreements, permits and financing – particularly in relation to the industrial, residential and hospitality segments. It regularly represents developers, lenders, investment banks, pension funds, real estate investment funds and corporations in connection with real estate-related transactions, including hotel management companies, golf course developers, shopping centers and business centers.

TMT

Gonzalez Calvillo offers expert advise in the TMT field, boasting deep knowledge and expertise across the telecom spectrum while delivering comprehensive analysis regarding all related regulatory aspects, and is renowned for its solid skills representing clients before administrative and jurisdictional bodies in litigation procedures.

ALL FIRM RANKINGS

Banking and Finance

Leading individuals:

  • José Ignacio Rivero

Rising stars:

  • Jacinto Ávalos

Recommended lawyers:

  • Daniel Guaida Azar
  • Bernardo Reyes Retana
  • José Ignacio Rivero
  • José Victor Torres
  • Jacinto Avalos

Capital Markets

Next generation partners:

  • Bernardo Reyes Retana

Recommended lawyers:

  • Daniel Guaida
  • Bernardo Reyes Retana
  • José Ignacio Rivero
  • José Victor Torres

Competition and Antitrust

Leading individuals:

  • Cristina Massa

Recommended lawyers:

  • Cristina Massa
  • Patricio Martínez

Compliance

Recommended lawyers:

  • Juan Carlos Peraza
  • Luis Enrique Cervantes
  • Luis Mancera

Corporate and M&A

Leading individuals:

  • José Ignacio Rivero
  • José Victor Torres

Rising stars:

  • Jacinto Ávalos
  • Rosa Elena Coto

Recommended lawyers:

  • Hernando Becerra
  • Jorge Cervantes
  • Jorge Mondragón
  • José Ignacio Rivero
  • Rodrigo Rojas
  • José Victor Torres
  • Rosa Elena Coto
  • Jacinto Ávalos

Dispute Resolution: Litigation

Next generation partners:

  • Daniel Morán

Recommended lawyers:

  • Edgar Grajeda
  • Daniel Morán
  • Ana Rosa Bobadilla

Energy and Natural Resources

Leading individuals:

  • Jorge Cervantes

Next generation partners:

  • Diana Pineda
  • Antonio De Lisi

Rising stars:

  • Julia González

Recommended lawyers:

  • Jorge Cervantes Trejo
  • Enrique González
  • Oscar Moreno Silva
  • Diana Pineda
  • Rodrigo Rojas Robleda
  • Antonio De Lisi
  • Julia González
  • Jerónimo Ramos

Environment

Rising stars:

  • Carlos Castilla
  • Julia González
  • Enrique Muñoz

Recommended lawyers:

  • Carlos Castilla
  • Julia González
  • Paola Hernández
  • Enrique Muñoz
  • Georgina Zavala

Intellectual Property

Leading individuals:

  • Pablo Hooper

Rising stars:

  • Lirio Salgado

Next generation partners:

  • Alberto Pliego

Recommended lawyers:

  • Pablo Hooper
  • Alberto Pliego
  • Constantino Aquique
  • Lirio Salgado

Labour and Employment

Recommended lawyers:

  • Luis Enrique Cervantes
  • Jorge Mondragón

Life Sciences

Rising stars

  • Enrique Muñoz

Recommended lawyers:

  • Carlos Castilla
  • Enrique Muñoz
  • Georgina Zavala

Projects and Infrastructure

Rising stars:

  • Antonio De Lisi

Next generation partners

  • Diana Pineda

Recommended lawyers:

  • Hernando Becerra
  • Jorge Cervantes
  • Enrique Gonzalez
  • Oscar Moreno
  • Diana Pineda
  • Rodrigo Rojas
  • Antonio De Lisi
  • Julia González

Real Estate

Leading individuals:

  • Alfredo Chávez

Recommended lawyers:

  • Alfredo Chávez
  • Joaquín Alcalá
  • Haydeé González

TMT

Rising stars:

  • Lucia Fernández
  • Juan Carlos Peraza

Recommended lawyers:

  • Daniel Guaida
  • Luis Mancera
  • Jorge Mondragón
  • Lucía Fernández
  • Rafael Fuentes
  • Juan Carlos Peraza

ABOUT GONZALEZ CALVILLO

For almost four decades, González Calvillo has challenged the standards and rewritten the full-service firm model with a solution-oriented approach, evolving the practice of law in Mexico. Our firm is driven by the commitment to doing things differently, having a deep knowledge of the Mexican legal ecosystem, and our behaviour and interaction with today’s globalised business environment. That is how over 150 people between partners, counsel, associates, and other business professionals are responsible for making González Calvillo one of Mexico’s leading law firms. Our firm’s services are designed to help clients solve their most complex and challenging legal issues, finding the best solution for each case. By understanding clients’ business culture and strategy, González Calvillo establishes a close and strategic alliance that enables them to achieve more. For more information, please visit www.gcsc.com.mx.

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