Villalobos & Moore Business Lawyers is a multicultural legal practice that handles all kinds of corporate matters, with a particular emphasis on cross border transactions and foreign investment doing business in Mexico.
Villalobos & Moore Business Lawyers mission is to provide top quality legal services with integrity and professionalism. We pride ourselves on our knowledge of the international business arena and on achieving exceptional results.
Created by lawyers with more than 15 years of experience in serving national and international companies, we are committed to making the most of our competencies in furtherance of the service of society and our clients.
Our Mexican Legal Practice covers the following areas:
Starting-up of a business in Mexico, joint venture structures, M&A, civil and commercial contracts, incorporation of civil and commercial entities, corporate restructuring, transformation and liquidation of civil and commercial entities and all type of foreign investment matters.
Due diligence, title search, planning and developing industrial, commercial and housing projects, zoning and urban development matters, construction contracts, contracting and developing utilities infrastructure, permitting and government incentives, agrarian matters, real estate litigation, expropriation, lease, sale leaseback, lease built to suit, usufruct and all type of real estate contracts, real estate trusts.
Legal advice on labor matters, including collective labor relationships, advice on health and safety matters and labor litigation, implementation of labor policies, unionizing activities, work related regulations, labor and tax consequences of cross-border mobility of employees, termination agreements and procedures, work force reductions, benefits and compensation, conflict prevention strategies and risk mitigation and confidentiality matters related to labor force.
Tax structuring and planning, legal advice on tax issues related to M&A and reorganizations, transfer pricing, tax litigation, labor related taxes, customs duties, real estate tax matters.
Environmental legal advice, preventive and corrective environmental audits, procurement of permits and administrative procedures before the Federal Bureau of Environmental Protection (PROFEPA), the National Water Commission (CONAGUA), the Ministry of National Defense (SEDENA), as well as environmental state and municipal authorities; legal advice regarding environmental impact, water rights, management of hazardous and non-hazardous waste including authorizations and reports.
Procurement of all types of migratory visas and work permits for representatives doing business activities in Mexico, visitors and employees coming from abroad and, in general, legal advice on immigration matters.
Customs and international trade
Legal advice on customs clearance, compliance and legal requirements on foreign trade, PROSEC, international commercial activities, permits and compliance with customs laws and regulations, customs audits, administrative procedures in customs matters and in general, legal advice on customs matters and foreign trade.
Our mining industry practice provides specialized legal advice to mining and mining services companies doing business in Mexico, either at exploration, exploitation or closure stages. In terms of corporate matters, we advice on joint venture structuring, M&A, acquisition of mining concessions, compliance of mining obligations as well as all type of mining agreements, such as exploration, purchase options, exploitation and mining related services.
As an essential area of our mining industry practice, our real estate specialists provide advice in the preparation and negotiation of acquisition, temporary occupation, use and enjoyment and usufruct contracts, expropriation proceedings for the use of superficial land for mining projects; negotiation and implementation of agreements with Ejidos; title search on real property including private land, agrarian land and Federal land; legal advice on agrarian matters including agrarian litigation; legal advice on planning and development of industrial and mining projects; legal advice on zoning, construction contracts and contracting and development of utilities and infrastructure.
We have extensive experience in advising mining companies in labor related matters as well as in environmental, including collective labor relationships, health and safety matters, legal advice and procurement of permits and administrative procedures before the Federal Bureau of Environmental Protection (PROFEPA), the National Water Commission (CONAGUA), the Ministry of National Defense (SEDENA), as well as environmental state and municipal authorities; environmental impact, water rights, management of hazardous and non-hazardous waste including authorizations and reports; use of land changes.