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Luis Mancera de Arrigunaga
Luis Mancera de Arrigunaga

Luis Mancera de Arrigunaga

Partner

Telecommunications, Administrative and Regulatory Law Expert

About

Luis is a partner at Gonzalez Calvillo and is focused in the administrative, constitutional, financial and telecom regulation practices at the firm. Also, he is specialized in government negotiation, high level litigation, compliance, AML, government procurement and boutique tax issues. In 2020, he was elected member of the firm’s Compensation Committee.

Throughout his career, he has acquired in depth experience both in the public and private sectors, enabling him to have a full and comprehensive knowledge of financial public law, the financial and telecom industries, as well as governmental and tax regulation.

He specializes in constitutional and administrative law and litigation, constitutional relief proceedings (amparo), telecommunication disputes and constitutional controversy procedures, several of them creating ground-breaking precedents decided by the Mexican Supreme Court of Justice.

“all the experience one could hope for,” Chambers and Partners

Prior to joining the firm, he held various high-level positions in the public and private sectors, serving as General Counsel and Chief Tax Prosecutor, as well as Chief of the Banking and Savings Unit at the Ministry of Finance in Mexico. In these capacities he was Mexico’s representative to the Financial Action Task Force (OECD) and supervised the Financial Intelligence Unit. While he served as Chief Tax Prosecutor he worked in Constitutional, Administrative and Fiscal Litigation as well as in public finance and tax fraud matters. As well as acted as counsel to the Federal Administration in matters of constitutional, governmental, administrative, tax, budgetary, financial, and public debt law.

Moreover, he was also a member of the governing bodies of the National Banking Commission (CNBV), the National Insurance and Bonding Commission (CNSF), the National Retirement Savings Commission (CONSAR), and interacted as invitee to the Bank Savings Protection Institute (IPAB)

His private sector experience includes working as Vice President of Legal and Regulatory Telecom Affairs at Grupo Televisa where he oversaw several M&A transactions in the cable sector, allowing Televisa to obtain an important market share therein; and Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer at Avantel.

His outstanding career allows him to actively advise on a wide range of matters related to new proposals for laws and regulations, highly regulated procedures and authorizations, among others.

Experience

  • Assisted the Mexican Development Banks, as well as international suppliers of telecommunications services, through the analysis of regulatory, constitutional and telecommunications aspects, that allowed such parties to understand the associated risks, the constitutional limitations and restrictions of the Red Compartida Wholesale project (Red Compartida), considering the type of regulated services and the national assets involved, in order to enable them to achieve the necessary corporate actions to structure the financing in favor of the project developer.
    The Red Compartida project was selected Best Loan (LATAM) and Best Infrastructure Financing in Mexico by Latin Finance for the 2017 Project & Infrastructure Finance Awards, Latin America Telecoms Deal of the Year by IJ Global (Euromoney), and shortlisted for Project Finance Deal of the Year by IFLR for the 2018 Americas Awards
  • Defense in the constitutional relief proceeding (amparo) of a major telecommunications company for a fine of approximately $ 400 million Pesos for breaches to the regulations regarding service quality plans
  • The concentration procedure of the subsidiaries of Grupo Televisa, Cablemas, Cablecom, and other cable companies

Awards & Recognitions

TMT (Telecoms, Media, Technology) ranked lawyer, Chambers and Partners

Recognized in Administrative, Latin Lawyer 250

Administrative recognized lawyer, Best Lawyers

Communications recognized lawyer, Best Lawyers

 

Education

Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy, The Fletcher School, Medford, Massachusetts, United States

Diploma in Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Law degree with the highest honors (suma cum laude – J.D. equivalent), Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Mexico City, Mexico

Memberships

Former member of the governing bodies of the National Banking and Securities Commission, National Insurance and Bonding Commission and the Bank Savings Protection Institute

He has been member of the board of directors of several telecom companies, including Innova (SKY México), Cablevisión and Cablemás

Publications & Collaborations

  • Anti-Corruption Guide 2021, Mexico Chapter, published by Chambers and Partners Read more
  • Bribery & Corruption Guide 2021, Mexico Chapter, published by Global Legal Insights Read more
  • Anti-Corruption Guide 2019, Mexico Chapter, published by Chambers and Partners Read more
  • National Banking and Securities Commission Regulation, Latin Lawyer Regulators Series 2020, published by Latin lawyer Read more
  • Banking & Finance Regulation 2019 Guide, Mexico, published by Latin Lawyer

Languages

Spanish – English