Head of Banking and Finance
PHONE NUMBER: +52 (55) 5292 5232
Miguel Gallardo Guerra
Miguel Gallardo-Guerra is managing partner of the financial services practice group at the law firm BGBG in Mexico.
Projects regularly undertaken by Miguel Gallardo-Guerra are mainly focused on compliance, anti-money laundering, banking, finance and securities matters. Miguel Gallardo-Guerra has a broad experience in joint ventures, privatizations, restructurings, mergers and acquisitions and international commercial transactions, including the rendition of services to Mexican and foreign 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.
Miguel Gallardo-Guerra has been appointed as (i) member of several boards of directors, and (ii) external compliance officer by banking and financial institutions in Mexico and he is currently law professor and member of the academic board of directors of the Ibero-American University School of Law.
He has an LLM degree from New York University School of Law in Comparative Jurisprudence (Fulbright scholar, Funed scholar and Conacyt scholar, 2001), and a JD from the Ibero-American University School of Law (1997).
International and domestic publications have recognized Miguel Gallardo Guerra as one of the leading lawyers in the Mexican market, in the banking and finance practice area, including Legal 500, IFLR 1000, ACQ Finance, Best Lawyers and Chambers & Partners, among others, as provided below:
“Miguel Gallardo Guerra is praised by clients for his high level of customer service. Sources say: “He is especially qualified in the financial industry and his main strength is his diligence.” He is active in acquisition financings and infrastructure finance.”
- Chambers and Partners – 2015.
“‘Professional, flexible and with an excellent attitude towards problems and clients’, head of finance Miguel Gallardo is ‘one of the best lawyers in the financial industry’. Appointed as an independent member of the anti-money laundering auditor of ICAP Mexico earlier this year, he is ‘very well connected and has the expertise, experience and knowledge that one needs of an external counsel.’”
- The Legal 500 – 2015
“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.” IFLR1000 – 2015
- Certified as Anti Money Laundering –AML– expert by the National Banking and Securities Commission in Mexico, 2017.