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Corporate, Transactional and Financial

Moctezuma Castro represents domestic and foreign business entities in secured and unsecured, bilateral and syndicated lending transactions involving Mexican obligors, guarantors and assets. We have also participated in credit and corporate restructuring projects.

The firm also renders legal advice for the incorporation of Mexican corporations, companies and partnerships, their transformation, merger, spin-off, dissolution and liquidation. Additionally, we keep our clients’ corporate books making sure they comply with their corporate obligations. We offer strategies for the solution of controversies between shareholders, directors and related corporate entities, as well as the design of legal schemes for joint ventures between Mexican and foreign entities, and real estate projects. Our corporate and transactional experience also extends to all corporate disciplines, including private and public mergers and acquisitions, corporate advisory and regulatory compliance before federal, state and local government entities.

We advice our clients in the negotiations and successful closing of contracts of civil and commercial nature. Our firm also carries-out corporate and regulatory due diligences to identify our clients’ degree of compliance and their resulting risks.

Real Estate

Moctezuma Castro handles real estate transactions of all degrees of complexity, representing corporations and individuals on all aspects of real estate development, financing, construction, acquisitions, leasing, and operation. We have particular experience in the area of real estate acquisition and have guided clients in the negotiation and documentation of negotiation and documentation of construction agreements, as well as, construction agreements, as well as facility operating, management, and other vendor services agreements. We also have represented landlords and tenants in commercial leasing transactions.

We have successfully represented investors and developers with major space requirements. Our cross-border experience and industry knowledge give us a significant competitive advantage.

We frequently advise clients in connection with the legal framework, procedures, time and costs to obtain a necessary construction and business operation permits. We also render advice regarding customs regulations, formalities and business practices to be followed when exporting equipment and machinery to Mexico.

Transport

The attorneys at Moctezuma Castro have represented U.S. airlines and other companies with aviation interests with emphasis on regulatory, administrative and business aircraft transactions. Our regulatory work focuses primarily on the Mexican Aviation Administration (DGAC), covering issues such as air service, certification and licensing, flight operations, insurance and safety regulation. We also represent clients before other federal departments and agencies.

Our business aviation practice encompasses the full range of transactional and regulatory issues affecting corporate aircraft owners and operators. We have advised businesses, both foreign and domestic, in aircraft sale, purchase and lease.

We have also represented corporations in maritime matters involving ship owners, managers, operators, cargo owners and have successfully represented clients in a number of transactions involving purchase and sale of vessels and regulatory matters.

Energy and Infrastructure

The attorneys at Moctezuma Castro have participated as counsel for commercial banks and investment banks developers. Our experience covers diverse industries including electric generation, transmission and distribution; oil and gas among others.

Moctezuma Castro’s lawyers help energy industry clients achieve their business goals in Mexico before Petroleos Mexicanos, whether by drafting and negotiating complex project agreements, guiding the clients through challenging bidding procedures and permitting and regulatory regime.

Government Contracts and Procurement

We have broad experience in key aspects of federal, state and local government procurement. We have successfully represented corporations at the bid, proposal phase and award of government agreements. We have also provided advice on bid protest.

For instance, we acted as lead counsel for a public Mexican company in negotiations and execution of contracts with the Mexican Federal Government for the organization of Mexico’s Bicentennial Independence Celebrations. On a different matter, we acted as lead counsel to a Mexican publicly traded entertainment company in public procurement proceedings before Mexican federal and state government entities related to tender and direct award processes regarding the organization of the United Nations Climate Change conference held in Cancun, Mexico.

Dispute Resolution

Moctezuma Castro has acted on behalf of a large and diverse clientele in all kinds of civil and commercial trials related to contractual breach, guarantee foreclosures, debt collection, damages claims, real property conflicts, recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards, as well as submission of evidence relevant in foreign trials.

International

We regularly handle complex and cross-border matters for international commercial litigation. We have substantial experience acting as local counsel of foreign law firms to secure evidence and official documents in Mexico to be used in foreign proceedings. We have also assisted clients to successfully enforce and collect foreign judicial resolutions and arbitral awards in Mexico.