Starting-up of a great number of business operations in Mexico, for clients such as Beechcraft, Bloom Energy, Tristone, Driftwood Diamond Drilling, Alliance McAlpin, Visscher Caravelle, etc.
Provided legal advice to Capstone Mining, Endeavour Silver and other companies, in connection with corporate and tax restructuring of their Mexican operations.
Represented Capstone Mining in a US$200 MDD financing transaction and its subsequent credit extension to US$400 MDD, in the coordination and negotiation of all Mexican collateral and credit documentation.
Represented Codiflex, a system codification, identification and packaging manufacturing company on the procurement of its trademark registration before the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property.
Provided Driftwood Diamond Drilling with management services for its personnel, including payroll, social security coverage, accounting and tax compliance services.
Performed corporate due diligence for Minefinders for the potential acquisition of several mining projects, provided services for the drafting and negotiation of preparatory agreements, purchase options, purchase agreements and all other necessary corporate documents.
Provided legal advice to Endeavour Silver in connection with the acquisition of shares and mining property from AuRico Gold and its Mexican subsidiaries.
Represented Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. in general corporate matters.
Provided legal advice to Timmins on due diligence and corporate matters for its Mexican subsidiaries as part of a syndicated financing transaction of over US$200 MDD.
Legal advice for the joint venture between Capstone Mining and Westminster Resources.
Legal advice on real estate matters to a great number of manufacturing clients throughout Mexico, for the acquisition, sale, lease, sale leaseback, construction and development of industrial, commercial and housing projects, condominium regime, zoning and urban development regulations, construction contracts, contracting and development of utilities and infrastructure.
Legal representation of Beechcraft Corporation for the acquisition and development of its industrial facilities in the State of Chihuahua.
Pro bono legal advice on real estate matters to Fechac and several local developers regarding due diligence, planning and development of housing and commercial projects, condominium regime regulation, zoning and urban development, utilities and infrastructure matters.
Represented Capstone in the design of strategies, defense and settlement negotiation of labor lawsuits filed by more than 2/3 of its workforce in Zacatecas, Mexico.
Preventive legal advice on labor matters and labor audits to a great number of companies, such as Minefinders, Capstone, Alliance McAlpin, Enterasys Networks, etc.
Provided advice and assistance to Capstone through labor audits and analysis of labor risks with regards to direct and indirect workforce.
Preparation and negotiation of confidentiality and exclusivity agreements for employees of companies such as Codiflex, Beechcraft, Quimica Agronomica de Mexico, Uster, etc.
Represented Capstone in the defense of administrative procedures related to environmental liabilities generated by former mining exploitation activities carried out by third parties.
Represented Minera Plata Real in the review of compliance with environmental regulations for its mining exploration activities.
Legal advice on the legal procedures required to face environmental accidents to several mining and manufacturing clients.
Preventive due diligence on environmental matters to identify risks and advice on the improvement of good environmental practices.
Represented Minefinders Corporation in securing surface rights, as well as in the construction, development and starting of operations of the Dolores mine, the negotiation and settlement of agrarian conflicts and blockages, the negotiation of contracts for the construction of the property, environmental matters, water rights, legal advice for the relocation of the Dolores town.
Represented Minefinders Corporation on the title search, due diligence process, drafting and negotiation of a usufruct contract for surface rights in connection with La Bolsa mining project in the State of Sonora.
Represented Minefinders Corporation for the sale of the Dolores mine to Pan American Silver Corp.
Legal advice to several mining companies such as Mag Silver Corp., Esperanza Resources corp., La Imperial Resources, Inc., Nayarit Gold, Inc., Newsight Resources, etc.