Civil and Commercial Litigation

We develop innovative solutions and offer integral advice to our business partners in the prevention and, if necessary, resolution of conflicts. We develop ethical, solid, and efficient legal strategies based on the experience and knowledge of our team of lawyers.

We advise our business partners, with whom we work closely and in coordination, to address local and federal judicial controversies, which derive from relationships within real estate and construction law, business organizations, contract law, debt collections (e.g., foreclosure or summary mercantile proceedings), insurance, reinsurance and bonds, class actions, product liability, and mass tort.

As a preventive measure, we offer our business partners advice on different approaches to avoid litigation.

Corporate

We offer legal services and solutions on corporate and commercial law matters, with an innovative and strategic entrepreneurial focus. We design and implement deals that require sophisticated approaches and devise ground-breaking solutions that frequently become common play in corporate law.

We assist our business partners with the incorporation, dissolution, merger and spin-off of companies, granting and revocation of powers of attorney, drafting of corporate resolutions and preparation and filing of notices with the National Registry of Foreign Investments.

Franchising and Licensing

As part of our specialized IP practice, we advise Mexican and foreign clients in the protection of their production, supply, and distribution of products or services. Our advice comes from an Industrial Property perspective, including negotiation, preparation, and implementation of the pertinent license of use agreements and franchise agreements to ensure their compliance with the Mexican law.

Consistent with S+S philosophy of offering clients comprehensive advice, our experts coordinate with experts in related fields including trade, customs, tax, among others.

Corporate Governance

We design and implement corporate governance structures according to the needs of each business partner, based on principles of accountability, equity and transparency as they relate to their respective governance bodies and stakeholders (shareholders, customers, employees, government and the community), to create a positive impact, achieve objectives and set forth internal governance controls to ensure the economic and sustainable growth of the company.

Our services include consulting, implementation, training, and execution, as well as evaluating the level of corporate governance, supervision, and monitoring for the prevention of legal risks and control of regulatory compliance, ensuring orderly growth, creating competitive advantages, and generating value for the company.

Restructuring

We advise on restructurings, representing debtors or creditors, and maintain a firm commitment to stand by our business partners in the challenges of private reorganizations involving multiple creditors or multiple jurisdictions.

We protect the interests of our business partners and seek to achieve equitable reorganizations for all parties involved while remaining vigilant to successfully overcome the insolvency situation.

We have the experience and resources to conduct reorganization proceedings with comprehensive teams of experts depending on the specific characteristics and needs of each client. Each project is led by experts in restructuring and other areas involved in each process, including bankruptcy, strategic litigation, tax, securities, labor, governmental lobbying, mergers, divestitures, downsizing, and cost reduction strategies.

Mergers and Acquisitions

We represent potential buyers and target entities in the negotiation and execution of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, including local and cross-border transactions with the support of our network of foreign firms.

We design strategies and structures tailored to the needs of each client and transaction, taking advantage of our team’s multidisciplinary skills and resources across strategic practice areas in diverse industries.

Our services include drafting and negotiating of transaction agreements, conducting specialized legal due diligence, as well as filing regulatory compliance proceedings and securing applicable authorizations, including merger control clearance.

Compliance

We change paradigms by meeting the needs of our clients in terms of real-time legal compliance, a priority that responds to the constant regulatory changes and the high social and governmental scrutiny that companies receive. Our services include the management and creation of comprehensive and multidisciplinary programs to provide effective risk prevention and management and incident response.

Our team has extensive experience in the design and implementation of compliance and training programs and policies on corporate ethics, antitrust, data privacy, money laundering, and anti-corruption, including tailored policies designed to give effect in Mexico to foreign anti-corruption laws and regulations, such as the FCPA, the UK Bribery Act, and European Union regulations.

Corporate

We offer legal services and solutions on corporate and commercial law matters, with an innovative and strategic entrepreneurial focus. We design and implement deals that require sophisticated approaches and devise ground-breaking solutions that frequently become common play in corporate law.

We assist our business partners with the incorporation, dissolution, merger and spin-off of companies, granting and revocation of powers of attorney, drafting of corporate resolutions and preparation and filing of notices with the National Registry of Foreign Investments.

Franchising and Licensing

As part of our specialized IP practice, we advise Mexican and foreign clients in the protection of their production, supply, and distribution of products or services. Our advice comes from an Industrial Property perspective, including negotiation, preparation, and implementation of the pertinent license of use agreements and franchise agreements to ensure their compliance with the Mexican law.

Consistent with S+S philosophy of offering clients comprehensive advice, our experts coordinate with experts in related fields including trade, customs, tax, among others.

Corporate Governance

We design and implement corporate governance structures according to the needs of each business partner, based on principles of accountability, equity and transparency as they relate to their respective governance bodies and stakeholders (shareholders, customers, employees, government and the community), to create a positive impact, achieve objectives and set forth internal governance controls to ensure the economic and sustainable growth of the company.

Our services include consulting, implementation, training, and execution, as well as evaluating the level of corporate governance, supervision, and monitoring for the prevention of legal risks and control of regulatory compliance, ensuring orderly growth, creating competitive advantages, and generating value for the company.

Restructuring

We advise on restructurings, representing debtors or creditors, and maintain a firm commitment to stand by our business partners in the challenges of private reorganizations involving multiple creditors or multiple jurisdictions.

We protect the interests of our business partners and seek to achieve equitable reorganizations for all parties involved while remaining vigilant to successfully overcome the insolvency situation.

We have the experience and resources to conduct reorganization proceedings with comprehensive teams of experts depending on the specific characteristics and needs of each client. Each project is led by experts in restructuring and other areas involved in each process, including bankruptcy, strategic litigation, tax, securities, labor, governmental lobbying, mergers, divestitures, downsizing, and cost reduction strategies.

Mergers and Acquisitions

We represent potential buyers and target entities in the negotiation and execution of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, including local and cross-border transactions with the support of our network of foreign firms.

We design strategies and structures tailored to the needs of each client and transaction, taking advantage of our team’s multidisciplinary skills and resources across strategic practice areas in diverse industries.

Our services include drafting and negotiating of transaction agreements, conducting specialized legal due diligence, as well as filing regulatory compliance proceedings and securing applicable authorizations, including merger control clearance.

Compliance

We change paradigms by meeting the needs of our clients in terms of real-time legal compliance, a priority that responds to the constant regulatory changes and the high social and governmental scrutiny that companies receive. Our services include the management and creation of comprehensive and multidisciplinary programs to provide effective risk prevention and management and incident response.

Our team has extensive experience in the design and implementation of compliance and training programs and policies on corporate ethics, antitrust, data privacy, money laundering, and anti-corruption, including tailored policies designed to give effect in Mexico to foreign anti-corruption laws and regulations, such as the FCPA, the UK Bribery Act, and European Union regulations.

Administrative Law

We are familiar with the Public Administration and maintain constant interaction with administrative authorities at the federal, state and municipal levels. We are aware of the challenges that the constant changes in regulations and the impact that government actions have on the different practice areas and sectors in which our business partners operate.

We specialize in the design of strategic solutions related to all types of regulatory and contentious issues, favoring a full integration of our administrative and public law practice areas.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

We successfully solve disputes with a modern, creative, and innovative approach in the application of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. We identify and apply the strategies and mechanisms that are best suited to successfully solve the conflicts of our business partners.

We are experts in negotiation, mediation, conciliation, expertise, expert determination, dispute boards, hybrid procedures, commercial arbitration, and investment arbitration, among others. Our team’s capabilities allow us to identify and efficiently apply the most appropriate strategies and tools to successfully resolve the conflicts that arise with our business partners.

Commercial Arbitration

We act as arbitrators or legal representatives in national and international conflict resolutions procedures.

We participate in procedures for the execution of domestic arbitration awards and for the recognition and execution of international arbitration awards in the following sectors: construction, energy, international trade, etc. and deep understanding of various arbitration regulations (ICDR, CAM, CANACO, ICC, LCIA, among others).

Antitrust

Our practice covers all aspects of antitrust law. We advise on obtaining authorization from the Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE) or the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) in complex mergers and acquisitions and represent major conglomerates in specialized antitrust litigation.

We continuously assist business partners from very different industries in internal investigations and audits for absolute and relative monopolistic practices, illegal concentrations and barriers to competition. Regarding prevention, our practice develops compliance and training programs in antitrust matters.