Ricardo Chacón is a founding partner of C&R. Ricardo started his professional practice since 1993 and counsels domestic and foreign clients in international transactions implementing corporate and financial structures for the development of business.
Ricardo is expert in the following legal areas: corporate, M&A, telecommunications, foreign investment, project finance, antitrust, sports and commercial contracts, including government agreements.
Ricardo Chacón has ample experience in government acquisitions and regularly advices companies during public bids, Public Private Partnership (PPP) and administrative procedures. As a relevant note, Ricardo collaborated advising the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP) during the implementation of the first PPS in Mexico.
Ricardo Chacón advises telecommunication companies and has created different telecom structures and associations for the development of telecom business, including the obtaining of concessions and permits for telephone carriers, public telephone services, satellite services and value added services. Considering Ricardo’s experience in some legal fields, he has been appointed as Secretary and/or member of the Board of Directors of some of C&R clients.
He is author of the Mexican Telecommunications Chapter of the publication, “Telecommunications Law & Practice”, compiled by Colin Long (Sweet & Maxwell, London). Ricardo is an active member of the Mexican Bar Association (BMA), the National Lawyers College of Mexico (INCAMEX) and the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA), where he has been member of the Executive Committee, National Representative for Mexico (2006-2009) and as Vice-President of the Telecommunications & Energy Commission (2004-2007).
Ricardo Chacón holds a Law Degree from Universidad Panamericana; a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from The University of Texas at Austin, USA, a Postgraduate Degree in Corporate-Economic Law from Universidad Panamericana; and a Master degree in Corporate Law from Universidad Panamericana and is a PhD in Laws candidate by Universidad Panamericana. Ricardo has completed other specialized postgraduate studies in several legal areas including Postgraduate Courses in Telecommunications at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), International Business Transactions at Escuela Libre de Derecho, and attended to the Program of Instruction for Lawyers at Harvard Law School, MS, USA.
He has been a Law Professor in several universities teaching Negotiation Antitrust, Corporate Law and International Arbitration. Currently, he is a Law Professor at Universidad La Salle teaching Mercantile Law and at Universidad Panamerica teaching mercantile law to candidates to obtain a Master Degree in Corporate Law. He is currently in process to conclude his doctoral studies in Law in the Universidad Panamericana. Ricardo Chacón is fluent in Spanish and English.
Joaquín Rodríguez is a founding partner of C&R. Joaquín started his professional practice since 1993 advising Mexican and International clients in international transactions, project finance, foreign investment, real estate, corporate, commercial, M&A, antitrust law, labor and arbitration.
Joaquín Rodríguez advises Mexican and foreign investor clients on M&A, real estate transactions, joint ventures, corporate and commercial law, private equity and sale/acquisition of assets and shares.
His broad industry expertise includes pharmaceuticals, consumer products, health care, automotive, real estate and market research.
Joaquin Rodríguez is a frequent speaker at leading lawyer associations in Mexico and Latin America, the United States, Canada and Europe, including the International Bar Association (IBA), the American Bar Association (ABA) and the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA), where he provides insights regarding his areas of legal expertise.
He is an active member of the Mexican Bar Association (BMA), American Bar Association (ABA) and AIJA, where he has held several positions, including serving as National Representative for Mexico (2003-2006), and Vice-Chair of the Mexican Law Committee of the International Law Section of ABA (2012-2013).
Joaquín Rodríguez holds a Law Degree from Universidad Panamericana, a Master of Laws (LL.M.) and a Licentiate in International Transactions Involving the US from The University of California, Davis, USA
Additionally, Joaquin has completed other specialized graduate studies in several legal areas including a Graduate Program in Commercial Law from Universidad Panamericana, a Real Estate Law from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), a Cyber Law program at the University of California, Davis, USA and the University of Cologne, Germany and a Seminar on International Arbitration by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Mexico.
Joaquín Rodríguez is co-author of the Mexico’s chapter of the book “China Outbound Investments: A Guide to Law and Practice” published in 2011 by CCH Hong Kong Limited (Wolters Kluwer Group).
Joaquín Rodríguez is fluent in Spanish, English and German.
Samuel Chacón is a partner of C&R. He focuses his practice on corporate and commercial law, aviation law, international transactions, project finance, M&A, foreign investment and government contracting procedures and other administrative law areas, advising Mexican and International clients since 1998. Regarding Aviation law, Samuel’s experience included, leasing, financing, registry of aircrafts, manufacturing agreements, permits and concession for services providers and others.
He holds a Law Degree from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Wake Forest University; a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from ITAM and a Master of Global Management (MGM) from Tulane University. He is currently candidate to obtain the license as private pilot.
Samuel Chacón authored the book “Mexican Aviation Law and its Regulation” published by Tirant Lo Blanch in 2014. The second edition of the mentioned book will be published in the second half of 2016. Additionally, Samuel is the author of the book “The Legislation in Mexico of the RPAS” to be published in the second half of 2016 by Tirant Lo Blanch.
Samuel Chacón also authored the Mexico’s chapter of the 1st., 2nd. 3rd. and 4rd. editions of the “International Comparative Legal Guide to Aviation Law” published by Global Legal Group, Ltd. on 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively.
Additionally, Samuel is co-author of the Mexico’s chapter of the book “China Outbound Investments: A Guide to Law and Practice” published in 2011 by CCH Hong Kong Limited (Wolters Kluwer Group). Samuel Chacón is the author of several articles related with corporate and aviation law, antitrust, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, among others, published at ITAM’s business magazine “Dirección Estratégica”, the North Carolina Bar Association, the North American Free Trade and Investment Report and the Latin American Free Trade & Investment Report, among others.
Samuel Chacón was considered as a prominent lawyer specialized in Aviation Law by Who´s Who Legal in 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016 and as leading individual in Aviation Law by Chambers & Partners in 2016 and 2017. He was also considered by Global Law Experts as a “Recommended Attorney” in 2011 in project finance.
He is a law professor at ITAM, since 2009 teaching the courses of Corporate, Mercantile and Aviation Law for the JD and postgraduate programs. He was the founder of the ITAM´s Aviation Law Program, which he coordinates since its foundation. He is a recurrent speaker in conferences and seminars organized by national and international institutions such as such as ICAO, Mexican Antitrust Commission, Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT), Mexican Bar Association (BMA), International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) and law schools. Samuel Chacón is fluent in Spanish and English.
Mauro Gonzalez Luna has joined C&R as “Of Counsel” as of September 2014.
He will be advising Mexican and foreign clients on mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions, joint ventures, credit agreements, project finance, banking legislative matters and constitutional controversies.
Renowned member of the Harvard Institute for International Development, assisting governments in legislative matters. He participated as former Federal House Representative in the Inter-parliamentary World Conferences in China and Korea and served as General Counsel to the Mexico City Government.
Mauro González Luna holds a Law Degree from Escuela Libre de Derecho, where he graduated summa cum laude (1978), a Master of Laws (LLM) from Harvard University (1981) and a Diploma in Finance from ITAM (1992).
He is currently in process to conclude his doctoral studies in Law in the Universidad Panamericana. He has taught at the Escuela Libre de Derecho, Universidad Panamericana and ITAM. He is author of several articles and of the book “The man and the struggle for Law”, published by JUS. He is fluent in Spanish and English.
Victor Cadena, lawyer at C&R, specialized in foreign investments, project finance, international transactions, real estate and commercial contracts. Considering is studies, Victor is the legal and commercial bridge between C&R’s Asian clients and Mexico.
He holds a Law Degree from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). Currently, he is a Master in International Relations candidate by Tsinghua University, China. Victor also was a researcher at the China-Mexico Studies Center of UNAM and in the University of International Business in Economics (UIBE) in China.
Additionally, Victor Cadena studied a graduate course in Finance Regulations at the Mexican Stock Exchange. Victor is author of the guide “Investing and Doing Business in Mexico City” published by the Mexico City Ministry of Economic Development. Victor is currently, based in Beijing and he is fluent in Spanish and English and have advanced acknowledge of Chinese.
Kaynicté Pérez, lawyer at C&R, specialized in aviation law, energy, commercial law and in international transactions.
Kaynicté holds a Law Degree from Escuela Libre de Derecho (ELD) and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Business Law from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Additionally, Kaynicté has a Postgraduate Law Degree in Commercial law from Universidad Panamericana. Kaynicté Pérez De Gante is fluent in Spanish and English.
Georgina García, lawyer at C&R, specialized in commercial, IP, insurance, government contracting procedures and other administrative legal areas.
Georgina holds a Law Degree from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), where she graduated with honors. Her professional thesis was awarded second best by the Ministry of the Interior, in the Private Law Category in the yearly national contest “National Rule of Law 2008”.
Georgina has completed other specialized graduate studies in several legal areas including a Administrative Procedure Law Diploma, from the Mexican Bar Association (BMA), and a course in IP at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Currently, is in process to conclude a Legal Reasoning specialization course at ITAM.
Georgina García is fluent in Spanish and English; also has reading and conversational knowledge in French.
Maria Elena Rueda, lawyer of C&R specialized in corporate law, particularly, M&A, liquidation and dissolution of entities, corporate restructures and commercial agreements.
She holds a law degree from Universidad Panamericana and is fluent in Spanish and English.
Berenice Sagaón, lawyer at C&R, specialized in real estate, commercial and telecommunications law, government contracting procedures and other administrative legal areas. Berenice has deep knowledge and experience in civil, commercial and administrative litigation, therefore, advises C&R clients in such field and in the prevention of labor conflicts.
Berenice holds a law degree from Universidad La Salle and is fluent in English and Spanish.
Mariana Díaz is a paralegal in C&R and practices in areas of Intellectual Property and Commercial, Corporate and Aviation Law. She is pursuing her law degree at Universidad Panamericana.
Mariana Díaz awarded the Honorable Mention at the VIII National Philosophic Essay Contest, “The Survival or Morality”.
Mariana Díaz is fluent in Spanish and English; French (reading knowledge).
Daniela Martin del Campo is a paralegal in C&R and cooperates in the areas of Intellectual Property, Aviation and Corporate Law. Currently she is a Law student at Escuela Libre de Derecho.
Language proficiency in Spanish and English and elementary knowledge in French.
20 years’ experience in civil litigation and commercial arbitration.
Portfolio Risk Manager with an approximate value of $ 2 billion.
Postgraduate Studies in International Business Law Abroad.
Salinas Linares / Partner
Specialist in civil and commercial litigation and arbitration.
Ríos Ferrer, Guillén-Llarena y Treviño S.C.
Litigation. Coordinator of the areas of litigation and arbitration of the firm. Litigator in various matters for more than USD $200 million in civil and commercial law related to the pharmaceutical industry and tobacco.
Purchase of commercial loan portfolio. Legal Counsel and General Coordinator in acquiring loan portfolios for various companies through public tenders and restricted invitations valued in more than USD $1000 million.
Products liability. Counsel foreign tobacco companies regarding possible legal actions in Mexico.
Commercial transactions. Advisor to domestic and foreign companies in the implementation and enforcement of commercial contracts, loans, mergers and acquisitions.
AMC. Joint-venture between General Electric and Goldman Sachs.
General Counsel. Responsible for the collection of current and past loan portfolio for more than USD$500 million.
THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA. DAVIS, CA. Master of Laws in International Commercial Law. (LLM) California, USA 2006.
UNIVERSIDAD PANAMERICANA. México.Postgraduate Studies in Civil Law. México, D.F. 1999.
UNIVERSIDAD PANAMERICANA. México. Law Degree. México D.F., 1996.
Alejandro Linares is Member of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) and is fluent in English and Spanish.
With the purpose of modernizing the energy sector in Mexico, without privatizing the State-owned companies dedicated to the production and profit of hydrocarbons and electricity, at the end of the year 2013, the Mexican government set forth the basis of the energy reform by amending the Federal Constitution in this subject-matter. In accordance with such amendment, on August 11, 2014, were published in the Federal Official Gazette: i) the Hydrocarbons Law, ii) the Electric Industry Law, iii) the Geothermic Energy Law, iv) the Law of the Coordinate Controlling Agencies in the Energy Sector, v) the Petroleos Mexicanos Law, vi) the Federal Electricity Commission Law, vii) the Hydrocarbon Income Law, viii) the Law for the National Agency of Industrial Safety and Environmental Protection of the Hydrocarbon Sector and ix) other amendments to various laws, e.g. the Foreign Investment Law.
The aforementioned published laws establish the terms in which the private sector, whether domestic or foreign, may perform energy related activities and investments, which were beforehand prohibited. Such participation will be defined through the “Rounds” as commented below, being Rounds One and 0.5 the opportunities for private participation in the energy sector.
Round Cero. The majority of the proven reservoirs were assigned to Pemex for its exploitation.
Round One. Pemex and the private companies, including foreign companies, may compete in tenders corresponding to this round, which has already initiated.
The Ministry of Energy estimates to assign to the private sector 169 areas which include profound waters, non-conventional resources, shallow waters, heavy oils, Chicontepec and land reservoirs for hydrocarbon production and exploration in Mexico.The aforementioned areas represent an estimate of 3,782 million crude oil barrels.
It is expected that in November 2014 the draft of the terms for the public tenders will be published. It is also estimated that the final terms for the tenders will be released in February-April 2015.
Round 0.5. Pemex will announce the sectors in which it will associate with third parties to increase its production. These projects include mature fields (land and marine), extra heavy crude reservoirs, gas development and profound waters.
As mentioned, the Energy Reform represents an opportunity for private investment, whether domestic or foreign, in various hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation activities.
Chacón & Rodríguez, S.C., was selected as winner of the 2014 M&A Awards as Mexico’s Aviation Law Firm of the Year by Acquisition International.
The 2014 M&A Awards are sponsored by Al Global Media, Acquisition International Magazine and DealFlow Source.
The winners of the 2014 M&A Awards are determined by three factors: (i) the number of votes received; (ii) in-house research; and (iii) supporting documents provided by nominees. To read the Press Release issued by Acquisition International Magazine and the details of the methodology used click here.
Chacón & Rodríguez / Yingke Mexico participated in the 3rd Sino-Foreign Economic and Trade Projects Exchange Conference held last December 14th, 2012, in Beijing, China. This conference was hosted by China Association of International Trade and supported by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce.