Wenceslao Renovales Vallina

– Law Degree, Universidad Iberoamericana, 1992

– Diploma in Tax Law, Universidad Panamericana, 1993

– Diploma on English Contract Law, Cambridge, 1994

– Admitted to the Mexican Bar, Bar, 1993

– Admitted to the International Bar Association, 1993

– Admitted to the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), 2012

– Founding member and currently “as of cousel partner” of Hornedo and Renovales, S.C., 1992 -…

– Patrimonium managing partner of Legal Protection, S. De RL 2000 -…

– Chairman of the Board of Directors of PATRIMONIUM Fiducia, SOFOM ENR, S. De RL

– Lecturer at the Master of tax law, Specialization for Executives Institute (IEE) 1993-1995

– Speaker at various forums in Mexico and abroad, conferences, courses and graduate courses including among others the Autonomous Institute of Mexico (ITAM)

– Author of several articles on tax, trust and estate matters, including among others: Prontuario Update Tax (PAF), La Barra (official organ of the Mexican Bar Association of Lawyers), STEP Journal (official organ of Step), World Trust, JAP (official organ of the Private Assistance Board of the Federal District.

– Co-author of the book “Proposed Legal Reforms” published by the Mexican Bar Bar

– Founding President and current member of the Board of Honor Chapter STEP Mexico, A.C. 2012 -…

– Founding President of VIFAC Aguascalientes, A.C.

– Member of the Board of FUNDACION TARAHUMARA AIP

 

Rogelio López-Velarde

ROGELIO LÓPEZ VELARDE is an Attorney and Counselor at Law, admitted in Mexico in 1988, and in the State of New York in 1991. Mr. López-Velarde received his J.D. Degree, summa cum laude, from the Universidad Iberoamericana Law School in 1988, and earned his LL.M. degree from University of Houston Law Center in 1989.

Mr. López-Velarde held various positions at Pemex during 19881993, including that of Financial Advisor to the Finance Department, In House Counsel in Houston, Texas, In House Counsel in New York, and Head of the International Legal Department of Pemex. He was honored with the “Most Distinguished Attorney Award” of Pemex for the period 19901991.

Mr. López-Velarde is the former Chairman of the Energy Committee of the Mexican Bar Association, the former President for the Latin America Chapter of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) and the former Chairman of the International Practice Committee of the U.S. Institute for Energy Law, 2010 – 2012. Currently, he is a member of the Advisory Board of the Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission.

He has been an active speaker on numerous occasions, and has extensively published articles on international law in Mexico, U.S., Canada, Europe and South America. He is a member of the Mexican Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Mexican Academy of Private International Law, among other associations.He is the Mexican representative of the Editorial Board of the Oil & Gas Law and Taxation Review, the Oil & Gas Committee of the International Bar Association, and the Editorial Board of the Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law of the International Bar Association.

With close of 30 years of experience in the energy sector, Mr. López-Velarde is considered by Chambers, Euromoney, Who is Who and Latin Lawyer the top energy lawyer in Mexico, and one of the top energy lawyers in the world.

 

Jose Portos Ubierna

Licensed Attorney-at-law graduated from the Universidad Panamericana, with a Masters in Criminal Sciences (Magister en Ciencias Criminológicas, Penales y Penitenciarias) and a Doctor Degree in Studies in Criminal Law (Estudios de Derecho Penal) from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, Spain, Mr. Portos (currently coursing a Doctorate Thesis).

He also obtained from the Centro de Estudios Superiores de Especialidades Jurídicas of Madrid, Spain, (CESEJ), the degrees of Special Master for the Protection of Intellectual and Industrial Property (Master Especial sobre Protección Penal de la Propiedad Intelectual e Industrial) and Special Master in Criminal Law and Underage Individuals (Master Especial sobre Derecho Penal y Menores de Edad)

Mr. Portos also attended at the Instituto de Formación Profesional of the General Prosecutor’s Office of the federal District, to the Program on Oral Trials: theory and practice (Diplomado en Juicios Orales: teoría y práctica).

Mr. Portos is chair professor of the Criminal Procedural Law within the Law Degree Studies at the Universidad Panamericana, And is barrister of the Barra Mexicana, Colegio de Abogados, A.C. and the Asociación Nacional de Abogados de Empresa, A.C.

PORTOS ABOGADOS:

Portos Abogados os a law firm specialized in Criminal Law (consultancy and litigation). We offer to institutions, individuals and corporations the most convenient and current legal strategies for the defense or solution of their legal problems acting at all times with ethic, professionalism and efficacy.

The partners and associates of this firm understand the importance of education and consequently, our members are continually studying and being updated in several national and international forums.

This firm is specialized in criminal matters in the entire Mexican Republic and is supported by professional investigators and official experts specialized in a variety of sciences. The firm has tight alliance with the best specialized law firms for matters relating to tax, administrative, civil, business, labor, banking, etc., in order to ensure the best possible results.

To offer you a better service, we count with offices in Guadalajara and México City.

Our services include:

  • CONSULTANCY
  • INVESTIGATION AND PREVENTION OF CRIME
  • GOVERNMENTAL INITIAL INVESTIGATION AND INVESTIGATION BINDERS
  • CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
  • ALTERNATIVE MECHANISMS AND FORMS TO EARLY SETTLEMENT OF CONTROVERSIES
  • AMPARO ACTION
  • ADVERSARIAL ACCUSATORIAL SYSTEM (ORAL TRIALS)

 

Juan José Díaz Mirón Salcedo

Juan Jose Diaz Mirón Salcedo is one of three partners at Diaz Mirón which is one of Mexico´s foremost labor and employment boutique firms. Currently renowned in chambers and partners international and the legal 500 for Latin America this third generation family firm prides itself in tradition and up keeping the highest standards in labor and employment counseling.

As partner of the firm, Juan Jose specializes in advising and counseling international businesses with investments or interests in Mexico throughout the firm’s offices in Mexico City, Cancun, Guadalajara and Leon.  With background in psychology and human resource management preventing labor risks and helping clients reach optimal working and productivity conditions is always the goal. In advising international clients, he focuses on permanently preventing while maintaining international compliance standards and fulfilling important acts such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act whilst taking advantage of all the competitive edges that Mexico has to offer. In accordance with his work, Mexico is fertile grounds for investing, producing, manufacturing and or providing goods and services competitively with large profit margins due to the great conditions that the country offers.

In his work, the aim is always maintaining the highest legal labor and employment knowledge and strategies, combined with the understanding of people, government, and worker unions to be able to reach optimal conditions for employers and employees Nationwide.

A graduate of Escuela Libre de Derecho, considered a top Law School in Mexico (just over 3,000 attorneys in over 100 years) he also studied business in the Pan-American institute of Administration IPADE and is now also concluding another master’s degree in labor and employment law.

Beginning his practice as a trial attorney and then as a business labor and HR advisor has given Juan Jose a broad outlook and understating to prevent, strategize, correct and litigate anything related to workplace issues.

He is a member of the Mexican Association of Business Lawyers ANADE and is the exclusive contributor for Mexico in the Lexology Navigator International Employment and Labor.

Languages: 

  • Spanish
  • English
  • French

 

Pablo Hernández-Romo Valencia

The crimes we specialize in are so-called corporate or white collar crimes, which include fraud, criminal procedural fraud, extortion, abuse of trust, making false statements to the authorities, crimes against the administration of justice, socioeconomic crimes (tax-related and against intellectual and industrial property, etc.), crimes against public officials, stock market crimes, organized crime, concealment, transactions with illicit funds (money laundering) and environmental crimes.

We provide three types of services: consultancy in criminal matters, guidance for victims of crime and criminal defense.

Consultancy in Criminal Matters 

The crimes we specialize in are so-called corporate or white collar crimes, which include fraud, criminal procedural fraud, extortion, abuse of trust, making false statements to the authorities, crimes against the administration of justice, socioeconomic crimes (tax-related and against intellectual and industrial property, etc.), crimes against public officials, stock market crimes, organized crime, concealment, transactions with illicit funds (money laundering) and environmental crimes.

We provide consultancy services not only to individuals but also to any authorities that require them.

Guidance for Victims of Crime

When we provide victims with guidance, we perform all the necessary procedures to make sure the perpetrator who abused their rights does not go unpunished and repairs the damage. We also participate in every stage and procedure in which the victim has a right, action or motion.

Criminal defense

At the law firm PABLO HERNANDEZ-ROMO, HERNANDEZ ESTRADA & FLORES, we understand that the State is a giant against the accused, which is why our performance in criminal defense is characterized by excellence insofar as any right the accused has is enforced and respected throughout the process.

Our criminal defense service includes defending anyone who is under investigation, accused, processed or sentenced for the alleged perpetration of crimes, given that we have experience in the different phases of criminal procedure and processes. Our firm renders its services at different points of the criminal process in our country, including arrest – be it in flagrante or in an emergency – arraignment, stages of investigations, preliminary investigation, pre-trial, trial, arrest controls, intermediate stage, hearings – both oral and traditional -, appeals, challenges and relief proceedings. When it comes to our clients, our endeavor knows no bounds, extending even to implementing defense mechanisms with the international authorities.

 

Ernesto Flores Lozano

Originally from the State of Cohauila, México. He received his J.D. from the National Autonomous University of México (UNAM) and is a founding partner of Flores Dávila, Flores Lozano y Asociados, S.C. which was established in 1985. In 2011 he founded Flores Lozano Abogados, S.C., which he operates independently from his new offices located in one of the most important business centers in the Americas; Plaza Carso.

Currently, the Firm represents over 12,500 civil and commercial lawsuits, before federal and local Courts throughout the Mexican territory.

EDUCATION: Labor Perspectives for 1993 (February 1993), Labor Perspectives for 1994 (February 1994), Labor Perspectives for 1994 (February 1994), Labor Perspectives for 1995 (February 1995), Labor Perspectives for 1996 (February 1996), First Interuniversity Symposium; The Stat of Mexican Law (March 1994), Corporate Law Degree at the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM), 1996; Euromoney Training, L.L.C., New York, United States; Finance for Lawyers, Banking Credit, Key Aspects of Financial Law and Risk Management, Structured International (Trade Financing, Legal Ease International, New York, Legal English Seminar, Mexico City, Advanced Legal English Seminar, Mexico City, Constitutional Law and “Amparo” Degree at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), 2011.

LANGUAGES: Spanish and English.

PRACTICE AREAS: Civil and Commercial Litigation, Banking and Financial Law.

 

Juan Pablo García-Padilla

Academic Background:

Attorney at Law with a Degree from Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO). Postgraduate studies in Corporate law and Real Estate Law.

Professional Experience:

Associate and attorney in chief of various Notary Public offices in Guadalajara, Jalisco. Member of Marrón, Martínez & Gallardo, S.C. in Guadalajara, Jalisco. Founding partner of MMR&G Abogados, S.C.

Major areas of practice:

Real Estate law, Major projects, Real estate due diligence and title search, Urban Law, Corporate and Commercial Law (fideicomisos –Mexican trusts–).

Publications and conferences:

– Guest speaker at local association of real estate professionals and appraisals on: “Common Agreements to transfer ownership”.

– Organizer and speaker with the National Association of Business Attorneys College in Jalisco on “Validity due to certain time, of the Local Real Estate tax on change of ownership”.

– Organizer with the National Association of Business Attorneys College in Jalisco of the Seminar “In Urban Code in Jalisco”.

Memberships:

Active member and chairman of the Real Estate studies commission of the CANADEJAL (National Association of Business Attorneys College in Jalisco).

Languages:

Spanish and English.

 

Ernesto Algaba Reyes

With more than 20 years of experience in the Life Sciences industry under his belt, Ernesto Algaba leads the Life Sciences practice for Hogan Lovells in Mexico.

He focuses on health law and regulatory compliance matters for the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries. He also has broad experience in the cosmetics, food, alcohol and tobacco, and consumer products industries. His wealth of knowledge covers matters relating to Mexican Official Standards (NOMs), Consumer Protection Law, overland transport, foreign trade, and contracts.

Ernesto tackles clients’ pressing problems by handling their needs to meet expectations. He advises clients on planning and development of innovative projects and on strategic business decisions with respect to the launching of new products, restructuring of activities and businesses, approval and marketing authorization pathways and standards for regulated and nonregulated products, labeling and advertising issues, product liability, and highly specialized regulatory compliance matters. The Latin American Corporate Counsel Association included Ernesto on its 2015 list of recommended lawyers for administrative law.

 

Hogan Lovells:

Change is happening faster than ever, and legal challenges come from all directions. To stay ahead, organizations need to anticipate what’s next. Hogan Lovells understands this and works together with its clients to solve the toughest legal issues in major industries and commercial centers around the world. With 2,500 lawyers on six continents, Hogan Lovells offers extensive experience and insights gained from working in some of the world’s most complex legal environments and markets for corporations, financial institutions, and governments. The firm provides practical legal solutions that help clients identify and mitigate risk and make the most of opportunities. Whether a client is expanding into new markets, considering capital from new sources, or dealing with increasingly complex regulation or disputes, Hogan Lovells can help. The firm’s lawyers are straight talking. They understand and solve the problem before it becomes one. And they deliver clear and practical advice that gets the job done.

A fast-changing and interconnected world requires fresh thinking combined with proven experience. That’s what Hogan Lovells provides. Progress starts with ideas. And while imagination helps at every level, the firm’s legal solutions are aligned with each client’s business strategy. The firm’s experience in cross-border and emerging economies gives it the market perspective to be the global partner of choice for its clients. The team at Hogan Lovells brings a diverse variety of backgrounds and experience which delivers a broader perspective. This ultimately makes for more rounded thinking and better answers for clients. Giving back to communities and society is fundamental to good business. And, it’s part of the firm’s core. Everyone at Hogan Lovells is asked to volunteer at least 25 hours a year as part of their normal work duties.

 

Jesús Rodríguez Dávalos

As founding partner of Rodriguez Dávalos Abogados (RDA), Mr. Rodríguez capitalized his previous working experience in PEMEX, the national oil company, and in Crowell and Moring, an international law firm based on Washington D.C.

Mr. Rodríguez obtained his law degree in the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and has graduate studies on foreign investment and in the energy sector legal framework, as well as on environmental law and public administration.

He is currently the managing partner of RDA, a leading law firm specialized in the energy and infrastructure businesses. He has led numerous first-of-a-kind projects in Mexico, such as:

  • The first cross-border privately owned LPG pipeline (TDF, Altiplano);
  • The negotiation and execution of the first interconnection agreement to the Pemex LP Gas pipeline;
  • The execution of NAESB agreements for power generation companies, IPPs and natural gas IDCs in northern Mexico, among others;
  • The Bordo Poniente Landfill Project, which consists in the generation of electricity by biogas;
  • The first wet gas exportation pipeline to USA;
  • The first compressed natural gas transportation system by truck,
  • The first private petrochemical transportation pipeline, and
  • The first solar-generated operational electricity project in Mexico.

Mr. Rodríguez is currently leading counsel of “Los Ramones” pipeline, one of the most important natural gas pipeline projects in Mexico.

In addition to his activities in RDA, Mr. Rodríguez is president of the Asociación de Derechos de Vía, A.C. (International Right of Way Association, Mexican Chapter). He has also been member of the Mexican Natural Gas Association for the past eighteen years, being currently its Secretary. Finally, he is legal advisor for the World Energy Council, Mexican section.

Alberto Sánchez

Born in Mexico City on December 29, 1971, he is a graduate of Universidad La Salle where he finished his studies in 1994 obtaining his law degree in 1996 after publishing his thesis “Expropriation as a right derived from Mining Concessions”. With more than 20 years of experience, his practice is focused mainly in the areas of corporate law, mining, migratory, foreign investments and community relationships. Mr. Vazquez has been permanently involved in the establishment of Mexican companies, corporate management of mercantile companies, as well as drafting agreements in general and representing important corporate foreign groups with businesses in Mexico. In relation to the mining field, he has carried on important negotiations to access superficial lands where the concessions are located, having also a vast experience in drafting and negotiating contracts that involve mining concession rights, as well as mining corporations in general and relationship with communities.

Mr. Vazquez is also a skilled lawyer in immigration matters, which includes obtaining immigration documents for foreign executives from different nationalities who have come to work in our country.

He is an active partner of the Mexican Mining, Metallurgy and Geology Engineer Association, A.C., member of work groups organized by the Mexican Mining Chamber (CAMIMEX) and the Mining Promotion Management of the Economy Department.

Mr. Vazquez has been invited as a speaker in local seminars related to mining law issues and has written several articles for magazines specialized in mining and environmental law. He authored the Mexican Chapter on Mining Regulations in the “Mining Law Review” and is a contributing author of “Mining For Success II” published in 2014.

Mining Law Practice:

VSG Legal with 25 years of experience VSG has become a leader law firm in issues related to Mining Law, developing during the practice all the areas included within this field.

We fully understand and we have grown alongside the mining industry, building relationships with the authorities in charge of:

  • Community Relationships (Negotiation of contracts with “ejidos”, communities, small landowners, “Ejido” and Community Councils.)
  • National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) (Negotiation of agreements and obtaining authorizations)
  • Agrarian Authorities (Ministry of Agrarian Reform, Agrarian Department and National Agrarian Registry)
  • Ministry of National Defense
  • Defense (Obtaining authorization for the purchase, storage and use of explosives), Religious institutions
    and Environmental Authorities
  • Energy Sector Authorities (Federal Commision of Electricity and and Energy Regulation Commision) (Obtaining authorization for electric power generation)

VSG Legal produced the video “Inside The Earth” Mining In Mexico – which is available to view online.

VSG Legal:

VSG is committed to all its clients, we have the firm conviction that each and everyone of them are important to us; we appreciate the trust set on this Firm and we warrantee personal attention by the partners, who will make their best efforts to promptly and professionally deal with each issue brought to them.

VSG is a legal attorney’s firm settled in Mexico City by a team of professional lawyers with solid commitment to their clients.

The main values of VSG are based on the professionalism, loyalty and trust offered to its clients. One of its main goals is to develop a close bond with its clients, based on excellent service, trust, friendship and professionalism, always looking forward for a long-lasting relationship.

The relative youth of VSG is backed up by a long life of experience acquired during approximately 25 years in the exercise of professional activity, always providing timely, personalized and efficient attention. Our human team is a group of people who are loyal, committed and in constant development.