Partners: Lilia Aguilar-Herrera, Carlos A Bello-Hernandez, Juan F Bonequi, Federico De Palacio-Ruiz Cabañas, Miguel Gallardo-Guerra, Rolando Guevara-Martinez, Hector E Guzmán-Rodríguez, Juan Carlos Morales de Teresa, Juan Carlos Tejado-Barcena, Jonathan Rangel Lora, Carlos Díaz Sobrino, Elia Sosa Pérez and Marcela Arellano Lucatero, Number of partners: 13 Total staff: 82
The Firm: Established in 2001, the firm Bello, Gallardo, Bonequi y García, S.C. (BGBG) has become a significant player in the Mexican legal market, meeting the growing need for specialised legal counselling. The versatility of its members allows BGBG to offer personalised services in each of its areas of practice. Professionalism, quality services and a results-driven culture distinguish BGBG from other major law firms in Mexico. A real global expertise, hands-on experience and an excellent academic background constitute the main assets of its members.
Main Areas of Practice: BGBG is comprised of lawyers whose expertise is focused on the following areas of practice:
Banking & Finance: Projects regularly undertaken by members of BGBG in the firm’s banking and finance practice include the rendition of services to Mexican and foreign financial entities and institutions, such as financial groups, banks, brokerage houses, securities brokers, insurance companies, fintech entities, investment bankers, mutual funds, non-bank financial entities and representative offices.
Compliance: BGBG has an area specialised in compliance and anti-corruption issues, including anti-money laundering with a strong focus on banking and finance regulatory compliance.
Corporate/M&A: BGBG has an area of practice focused on corporate law, which renders services related to (i) incorporation of legal entities, (ii) mergers and acquisitions, (iii) real and personal assets; (iv) trust agreements; and (v) foreign investment issues.
Data Protection: BGBG’s expertise in technology issues, as well as intellectual property matters is the perfect combination for the provision of consultancy and counselling services related to personal data protection. Services provided in this area include: (i) privacy compliance projects and solutions; (ii) international transfer agreements, including Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs); (iii) self-regulatory bodies (codes of conduct); (iv) privacy-related complaints; and (v) design and implementation of privacy policies.
Energy and Infrastructure: BGBG has an area of practice highly specialized in Energy and Infrastructure issues, with experience in Natural Gas, Electricity and Hydrocarbons sectors, rendering service to multinational clients within said sectors, both as internal and external advisors. BGBG is very active in advising E&P clients for exploration and production projects in Mexico.
Fintech: BGBG offers specialist regulatory expertise to a number of Fintech entities in Mexico, representing them in their license applications to operate under the Fintech law, including corporate, compliance and privacy law.
Government Procurement: BGBG’s members have a broad experience in all kinds of public tenders (communications, health, oil industry, etc.). Legal advice includes: (i) revision of the procurement rules; (ii) participation at clarification meetings; (iii) participating in the preparation and revision of the proposal; (iv) negotiation of government contracts; and (v) administrative litigation.
Insurance/Reinsurance: BGBG services numerous Mexican and foreign clients in the insurance/ reinsurance industries, including transactional and regulatory matters, corporate, contractual and business practices.
Intellectual Property: BGBG has the knowledge and expertise necessary to render high-quality services in securing, protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights in different countries, including the following: (i) register trademarks, trade names and other intellectual property rights; (ii) render specialised advice in connection with copyrights, registration of literary works and publications related to the entertainment business, as well as other legal aspects related to the film making, musical, audiovisual and entertainment business; and (iii) administrative disputes related to the nullity, expiration, cancellation and violations of intellectual property rights and disloyal competition.
Litigation/Dispute Resolution: BGBG has a solid and renowned group Bello, Gallardo, Bonequi y Garcia, S.C. engaged in civil and commercial litigation in Mexico with the necessary skills and expertise to offer a broad range of litigation services, including, among others: (i) civil or commercial proceedings, including “amparo” constitutional proceedings, financial disputes, corporate disputes, contractual disputes, bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings; (ii) proceedings brought in connection with civil damages, punitive damages and general liability matters, including actions brought by governmental agencies or offices; (iii) cross-border disputes; and (iv) advise clients in settling disputes through mediation and arbitration proceedings.
TMT (Telecoms, Media & Technology): BGBG has an area of practice that gathers the knowledge and experience necessary to offer specialised telecommunications, media and technology services such as regulatory issues, compliance for concessions and permits, represent sovereign States and corporations before international organisms and organisations, advise content providers for television, radio and digital media, advice in the outsourcing of technology services in the private sector as well for the drafting of IT agreements , advice in the development of IT projects, compliance of regulatory aspects of media, advertising, e-commerce and intellectual property in the cloud.
· Intellectual Property Jonathan Rangel and Lilia Aguilar
· Communications & Media Carlos A Bello-Hernandez, Rolando Guevara Martinez and Carlos Díaz Sobrino
· Data Protection and Privacy Hector Guzman
· Corporate & M&A Federico de Palacio, Juan Carlos Morales and Marcel Arellano Lucatero
· Dispute Resolution, Litigation Juan F Bonequi and Elia Sosa Pérez
· Banking & Finance, Fintech, Capital Markets, Compliance, Derivatives, Insurance Miguel Gallardo-Guerra
· Energy and Infrastructure Juan Carlos Morales de Teresa
Languages: Spanish, English.
Management / Department Heads
- BGBG is very proud of its staff and legal practice. International and domestic publications have recognized BGBG as one of the leading law firms in the Mexican market, including Best Lawyers, International Finance Law Review, Legal 500, Latin Lawyers.
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Firm Practice Areas
- Arbitration and Mediation
- Banking and Finance Law
- Capital Markets Law
- Civil Litigation
- Commercial Litigation
- Communications Law
- Entertainment Law
- Financial Institutions
- Information Technology Law
- Insurance Law
- Intellectual Property Law
- Private Equity Law
- Structured Finance Law
- Trusts and Estates
- Venture Capital Law