Practice Areas: Banking, finance, compliance, AML, fintech, capital markets, project finance, insurance and securities.
Career: Managing partner of the financial services practice group at the law firm Bello, Gallardo, Bonequi y García, SC (BGBG) in Mexico. Appointed as an independent member of several boards of directors by banking and financial institutions in Mexico. Certified by the National Banking and Securities Commission as AML expert. Certified by the National Insurance and Bonding Commission as contact insurance expert.
Projects regularly undertaken, in the banking, finance and compliance practice areas, include the provision of services to Mexican and foreign corporations, financial entities and institutions, such as financial groups, banks, brokerage firms, securities brokers, insurance companies, investment bankers, mutual funds, non-bank financial entities and representative offices.
Appointed as independent member and/or secretary of several boards of directors of financial institutions in Mexico.
Certifications and Awards: Recognized for ten straight years among the best banking and finance lawyers in Mexico, by several international publications such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000. “This respected boutique has an 18-strong team dedicated to banking and finance-related issues, which advises international banks and various financial institutions such as IFC, Banco Votorantim and the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ. Sources say: "The firm provides outstanding client service and always goes the extra mile to efficiently solve problems." KEY INDIVIDUALS: Founding partner and practice head Miguel Gallardo Guerra regularly acts for Morgan Stanley in relation to loan agreements, derivatives and other financial matters.” Chambers & Partners – 2014."
Specifically, the international renowned publication Legal 500, ranked the our firm BGBG for 2021, as leading law firm in Mexico, in the compliance practice area (https://www.legal500.com/c/mexico/compliance/): “COMPLIANCE COMPLIANCE IN MEXICO TIER 1 FIRMS Bello, Gallardo, Bonequi y García, S.C. Primarily focused on the financial sector, the compliance practice at Bello, Gallardo, Bonequi y García, S.C. ‘displays adaptability, willingness and availability'. The 20-strong team handles the spectrum of AML, privacy, anti-corruption and general regulatory matters. Head of the firm's financial services practice Miguel Gallardo has over 20 years' specialization in banking, compliance and insurance work; a National Banking and Securities Commission (NBSC) certified anti-money laundering (AML) expert, he currently acts as compliance officer for Braskem México, among other appointments. Heading the firm's Madrid office, dual-qualified (Spain/Mexico) Héctor Guzmán Rodríguez specializes in data protection matters and is CIPP/E-certified with regard to GDPR legislation; while banking-and-compliance senior counsel Adolfo Hegewisch is currently on secondment as general counsel to Deutsche Bank Mexico. Recent matters have seen the team provide a combination of compliance, regulatory, AML and data privacy advice to, among others: Credit Suisse, Nu Bank, Banco Inmobiliario Mexicano, Citibanamex, banco Multiva, Credicer and Deutsche Bank, among others. Additional key practitioners include senior associate and director of the firm's healthcare practice Javier Pérez: an NBSC-certified AML expert and authorized financial-institution compliance officer, he too is currently on secondment at Deutsche Bank. Alejandro Lobato is similarly qualified, his practice focusing more on healthcare and insurance matters; while senior counsel Samuel Rivero, in the Querétaro office (opened 2018), can draw on more than ten years' in-house experience in senior compliance roles, most recently at Scotiabank. The firm is also currently advising more than 65 non-banking financial institutions (SOFOMs), including providing representation before authorities such as the NBSC and CONDUSEF. Practice head(s): Miguel Gallardo-Guerra; Héctor Guzmán Rodríguez; Adolfo Hegewisch Testimonials BGBG has accompanied us in complex and multidisciplinary processes, always with the best disposition and a lot of professionalism. It has been able to adapt to the changes and demands of our industry with a complete and modern proposal. It displays adaptability, willingness and availability.‘ ‘They provide specialised knowledge in all matters related to the compliance of Juntos Financiera in relation to the prevention of money laundering and terrorism, in addition to authorisation from the authorities of the team that attends to us.‘ ‘Service, attention and attitude, professional capacity, constant updating and preparation. We’d highlight: Miguel Gallardo, Daniela Alejandra Lobato, Monica Barrios Trejo, Javier Perez, Federico de Palacio, Juan Carlos Morales Hector Guzman, Jonathan Rangel, Juan Bonequi and Samuel Rivero.”
Professional Memberships: American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham Mexico), Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CanCham Mexico), German Chamber of Commerce (CAMEXA), Corporate Lawyers Bar Association (ANADE)
Publications: The World Bank Group: Enabling the Business of Agriculture 2019, World Justice Project: Rule of Law Index 2019-2020, Global Legal Insights: Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Regulation 2019
Personal: PHD in Laws, current studies in Fintech Law, degree to be granted by the Universidad Anahuac Norte de México; Master in Laws (LLM) degree from New York University School of Law in Comparative Jurisprudence (Fulbright Scholar, Funed Scholar, 2001); JD from the Universidad Iberoamericana School of Law in 1997.