Civil and Commercial Litigation

Of course we will do all we can to take preventive actions and keep you out of court. But we are here for you when you need us. Yes, we can prepare that collection or damages action for you, and we can also certainly defend you from that commercial issue which has come to litigation. Perhaps you need a preparatory measure to secure some of your debtor’s assets, or you need to execute those security agreements we drafted for you in connection with that important loan agreement you granted. Let us help.

Services and related matters

Contractual, Civil and Commercial Litigation.

  • Coordinating the defense of a maquila company to protect its interests against a Canadian company in a breach of contract lawsuit domiciled in Canada.
  • Participating and advising in the litigation of collection accounts for both Mexican and foreign companies and individuals.
  • Structuring protection mechanisms and enforcement of guarantees for multiple clients in connection with their operations in Mexico.
  • Structuring and strategizing regarding a series of pre-litigation actions for a U.S.-based real estate company, in connection with its Mexican counterpart default under a number of different commercial agreements.
  • Defending an important Mexican industrial group, subsidiary of a U.S.-based conglomerate, in a complex commercial lawsuit involving a claim of approximately U.S.$14 million.
  • General legal advice to a number of U.S.-based companies in connection with their agreements related to the companies’ start-up operations in Mexico.
  • Advising, implementing and coordinating a lawsuit filed by our client, a major player in the Mexican food business, against a supplier and derived from the supplier’s default under a long-term commercial agreement.
  • Successful participation in the judicial and pre-judicial collection of a number of accounts for our Mexican and foreign clients, involving different types of claims and procedures.

Real Property Rights.

  • Formalizing a Mexican estate trust for U.S. nationals including real estate property located in the Mexican restricted zone.
  • Advising, structuring and judicially representing our clients in matters involving legal title to real estate property compromised in related transactions of a commercial nature.
  • Advising in the execution in Mexico of the terms and conditions set forth in an estate trust formalized outside Mexico and involving real estate property located in Mexico.
  • Implementation and execution of guarantees of different types and natures.
  • Defending an important Mexican industrial group, subsidiary of a U.S.-based conglomerate, in a complex commercial lawsuit involving a claim of approximately U.S.$14 million.

Collection.

  • Successful participation in the judicial and pre-judicial collection of a number of accounts for our Mexican and foreign clients, involving different types of claims and procedures.

Estates.

  • Representing U.S. nationals in the formalization of a Mexican estate trust including real estate within the Mexican restricted zone.
  • Representing a U.S. incorporated estate trust, particularly in respect of its execution regarding certain assets and real estates located in Mexico.
  • Representing a U.S. national in the estate of her Mexican husband, which process has jurisdiction in Mexico and involves a number of assets and real estate located in Mexico.

Cross-Border Service of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents.

  • Performing service of summons and complaint to Mexican companies, derived from litigation in the U.S., including matters regarding the enforcement of guarantees under U.S. lease agreements.

White-collar Litigation.

  • Representing an Asian-based company in the investigation, corporate governance strategy for removal of a manager and conducting both civil and criminal litigation procedures derived from a white-collar fraud in its Mexican operations.

* For confidentiality purposes, we do not disclose the names of our clients in all representative transactions which are referenced above and within each of our practice areas.