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BGBG is considered one of the leading law firms in the banking and finance practice area in Mexico.



Currently, BGBG provides legal services to international and national clients, including corporations, international organizations, financial groups, banking institutions, multiple purpose non-banking financial institutions, insurance companies, brokers, brokerage firms, investment companies, investment companies specialized in retirement funds, representative offices and other financial institutions.

Over the years BGBG has been recognized by several national and international publications among the best law firms in Mexico, in the banking and finance practice area, including publications such as ACQ Finance, Chambers & Partners, IFLR 1000, Legal 500 and Líderes Mexicanos, among others.

Chambers & Partners Latin America 2015 describes our practice as follows:

"This is a consolidated team that integrates personalized attention and special knowledge of banking and finance legislation. The lawyers are highly qualified and I rate their warm client service highly."

BGBG is recognized as one of the leading law firms in the banking and finance practice area in Mexico.

BGBG has members with extensive financial and banking law practice in Mexico and abroad. These members have provided counseling services to corporations and financial institutions including insurance companies, national and international banks, brokerage firms, financial groups, investment companies, multiple purpose non-banking financial institutions, investment companies specialized in retirement funds and representative offices.

International publications such as Chambers & Partners Latin America 2015 described our practice as follows:
“Active in financial and banking transactions, advising on matters relating to securities, investment management, derivatives, infrastructure and project finance. Focuses particularly on insurance and anti-money laundering, and also advises on complex banking regulatory issues.”
The members of the firm in the banking and finance practice area have regularly provided the following services, among others:

  • Services provided to corporations, financial institutions, investment banks and companies specialized in foreign acquisitions and privatizations, including financing projects with both national and foreign capital.
  • Representation of corporations, Mexican and international banks and other financial institutions and their Mexican subsidiaries before federal and local government entities.
  • Representation of corporations, financial institutions, brokers, trading companies and other project financing companies.
  • Representation of financial institutions, debtors and other participants in debt restructuring and capitalization.

Additionally, several of our lawyers serve as members of boards of directors or secretaries of regulated and non-regulated financial institutions.
BGBG has extensive specialized practice providing legal services in the securities practice area in Mexico, including derivatives, debt and capital market.

The members of the law firm in the securities practice area have regularly attended the following matters among others:

  • Counseling Mexican and foreign issuer companies and their affiliates and subsidiaries regarding the issuance, placement and trading of securities in the Mexican and overseas markets.
  • Representation of investment advisors, shareholders, investment companies and other investment vehicles investing in debt and capital instruments in Mexico and abroad.
  • Counseling to Mexican and foreign clients and their affiliates and subsidiaries in connection with securities regulation in Mexico.

Chambers & Partners Latin America 2014 describes our practice in the following terms:
“The banking and finance practice Group maintains a strong level of activity in the market and advises an enviable, largely foreign client list, which includes well-known international banks and financial entities. Its extensive services in this area include banking, Credit, capital markets, Project finance, regulatory matters and derivatives.

Sources say: The lawyers at BGBG have a high level of technical and legal expertise, and provide an outstanding highly personal client service. They are problem solvers and are committed to achieving excellent results for their clients.”

Additionally, several of our lawyers serve as external compliance officers of financial institutions, such as Actinver (financial group) and SIF – ICAP (subsidiary of the Mexican Stock Exchange).
BGBG is recognized as one of the leading law firms in the insurance and reinsurance practice area in Mexico.

Our practice includes counseling insurance institutions and insurance brokers regarding compliance, structuring of new insurance products, representation in administrative procedures, as well as representing our clients in transactions with insurance and surety companies. 


BGBG provides counseling regarding the incorporation and authorization for the operation of insurance institutions and insurance brokers, as well as in regulatory and transactional aspects of their daily operations.

Additionally, several of our lawyers provide services as secondments of insurance brokers in Mexico, such as AON.
Our practice in the area of regulatory compliance is highly regarded by financial and banking institutions in Mexico, with a focus on regulatory issues in the finance, banking and securities matters, as well as in anti-money laundering.

IFLR 1000 2014 describes our practice in the following terms:
“Bello Gallardo Bonequi & García is a highly specialised banking firm, focused mostly on regulatory work. The project finance group has benefited from that strength and grown into its own strong practice. A client from a boutique bank says: "I recommended them highly and I think Miguel Gallardo Guerra is great resource. They have done a great job of building a diversified firm." The firm receives most of its mandates from financial institutions inside and outside Mexico for lending and regulatory work. As head of the banking practice, Gallardo is well regarded for his expertise in this area. One client says, "He brings an international perspective because he used to work in New York, he is flexible on time and cost and he is very personable."

Additionally, several of our lawyers serve as external compliance officers of financial institutions, such as Actinver (financial group) and SIF – ICAP (subsidiary of the Mexican Stock Exchange).
BGBG is recognized as one of the leading law firms in the area of anti-money laundering practice area in Mexico.

Chambers & Partners 2015 has described our practice, as follows:
“Work highlights Advised Deutsche Bank in accordance with new anti-money laundering laws, as well as auditing active trusts to comply with new regulation.”

IFLR 1000 2014 has described our practice, as follows:
“In February 2013 the banking group advised Daimler Financial Services on compliance with anti-money laundering provisions in Mexico and continues to advise on regulatory matters.”

The members of our law firm in the anti-money laundering practice area provide following services, among others:

  • Legal audits to regulated as well as non-regulated financial institutions.
  • Elaboración de manuales de prevención de lavado de dinero.
  • Preparation of anti-money laundering manuals and guidelines.
  • Preparation of criteria, measures, procedures and other documents relating to compliance with applicable provisions, as well as documentation containing the monitoring mechanisms and grouping of transactions.
  • Presentation of training and awareness programs.

Additionally, several of our lawyers provide services as anti-money laundering compliance officers of multiple purpose financial institutions.
BGBG represents various Mexican and international corporations, investors and bankers in investment transactions (joint ventures) and mergers and acquisitions in Mexico.


The members of our firm in the mergers & acquisitions practice area provide the following legal services, among others:

  • Legal audits on mergers and acquisitions;
  • Preparation and negotiation of shareholder, investment and participation agreements;
  • Counseling to obtain government approvals; and
  • Financing negotiation and documentation.

International publication such as Best Lawyers, have successively recognized BGBG among the best law firms in Mexico in the Corporate and M&A practice areas.

México

Agustín Manuel Chávez 1-001
Centro de Ciudad de Santa Fe
México, D.F., 01210
Tel. +52 (55) 5292 5232
info@bgbg.com.mx
www.bgbg.mx

Madrid

Avenida de Brasil, 29 - 1º
28020 Madrid, España
Tel. +34 91 192 0017
info@bgbg.com.mx
www.bgbg.es