GCR 100 2024

Galicia Abogados

Galicia Abogados

Professional notice

Mexico

Elite

GALICIA ABOGADOS’ antitrust practice is led by partners Christian Lippert Helguera and Carlos Chavez Alanís, who work with one additional partner, one counsel and 10 associates. The firm advised Grupo Bimbo on the €1.2 billion sale of its confectionery business to Mondelēz International. It also successfully overturned COFECE’s decision prohibiting Mexican retail chain Soriana from divesting certain grocery stores as part of the remedies imposed on the company for its purchase of Controladora Comercial Mexicana. Galicia advised Grupo México on the competition authority’s investigation into the market for the transportation of chemical and petrochemical products by railway, which found a lack of competition in 20 of 31 markets. The firm’s behavioural work is confidential.

FirmHead(s) of competitionSizeNo. WWL nomineesClients
Elite
Galicia AbogadosChristian Lippert Helguera, Carlos Chavez Alanís3 partners, 1 counsel, 10 associates1Arca Continental, Bunge, Citibanamex, El Puerto de Liverpool, Fomento Económico Mexicano, Grupo Bimbo, Grupo México, Grupo Sordo Madaleno, Grupo Xcaret, Organización Soriana

Frontrunner in the Mexican and Latin American legal markets while prioritizing the development of a truly collaborative culture.

Galicia’s main differentiator in the Mexican legal market as a leading firm is the ability to provide a unique legal service offer that includes strong transactional and regulatory advice coupled with strategic capabilities in litigation and ESG.

First Mexican leading firm that formalized its ESG practice with top-tier practices and leading experts.

Recognized as Pro Bono Leading Light by the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice and by the Thomson Reuters Foundation – Pro Bono TrustLaw Index, for its innovative contributions and firm commitment to pro bono work in Mexico.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is part of Galicia´s core values. The firm's DEI-driven culture has positioned 38% women in all corporate governance bodies, 16% partners, 100% in executive positions and 78% in decision-making management positions.

The firm´s DEI initiatives and programs have been recognized as groundbreaking in the Mexican and Latin American legal markets.

Firm Awards and Recognitions

  • 2023 Infrastructure Firm of the Year – Mexico by LatinFinance PIFA
  • 2023 Latin America Corporate M&A Firm of the Year by Leaders League
  • 2022 & 2023 Banking & Finance Firm of the Year – Mexico by IFLR1000
  • 2022 Mexico Firm of the Year and Capital Markets Firm of the Year by IFLR1000
  • 2022 Latin America DE&I Firm of the Year by Chambers
  • 2021 & 2022 Client Service Award by Chambers
  • 2017 Latin America Firm of the Year by Chambers
  • 2013, 2015, 2019 Mexico Firm of the Year by Chambers
  • 2022 & 2023 Mexico Firm of the Year by Women in Business Law Americas
  • 2023 Latin America Pro Bono Firm of the Year by Women in Business Law Americas
  • 2022 Latin America ITR Tax Policy Firm of the Year by ITR | World Tax
  • 2021 - 2023 Global Competition Review Elite Firm Mexico (GCR100)
  • 2022 Global Arbitration Review Elite Firm (GAR100)
  • 2017 Latin America Infrastructure Firm of the Year by IJ Global
  • 2013 – 2023 LL250 Elite Firm by Latin Lawyer
  • 2013 – 2023 Elite LatAm Firm by The Legal 500

Galicia is signatory of the UN Global Compact, the UN Women Empowerment Principles, The Green Pledge and other international organizations that promote DEI, ESG, and Climate Change initiatives. Galicia is exclusive sponsor of The Green Guide Summit Mexico with The Legal 500 2022 – 2024 and the ESG Mexico Chambers Forum 2023.

Ranked as leading firm in Mexico by renowned international publications such as IFLR1000, The Legal 500, Chambers and Partners, Latin Lawyer, LACCA, IFLR1000, ITR World Tax, LatinFinance, Global Competition Review, Global Arbitration Review, International Employment Lawyer (IEL), The Legal 500 Green Guide, Women in Business Law, Leaders League and Bonds & Loans LatAm, among others.

Leading firm in the Mexican market for its International & Cross-Border Capabilities. Galicia is an independent firm with broad international reach through its alliances and Best Friends network in Europe, LatAm, US and Asia.

Corporate Governance

  • Board of Partners
  • 2 Co-Managing Partners
  • Strategic internal committees
  • Legal Team (partners, counsels, associates and law clerks)
  • Administrative & Finance Team (Administrative, Talent/RRHH, IT and Finance)
  • Business Team (BD, Communications, Marketing and Sustainability Model)
  • 1 General Counsel

Our Services

Practice Areas

  1. Arbitration
  2. Administrative Litigation
  3. Banking & Finance
  4. Restructuring & Insolvency
  5. Capital Markets
  6. Competition
  7. Compliance and Investigations
  8. Corporate M&A
  9. Customs & International Trade
  10. Civil & Commercial Litigation
  11. Energy (Oil & Gas, Renewables & Power and Alternative Energy)
  12. Environment
  13. Environment, Social and Governance (ESG)
  14. Fintech
  15. Infrastructure
  16. Intellectual Property & Data Privacy
  17. Insurance & Reinsurance
  18. Labor & Employment (Consultancy and Litigation)
  19. Life Sciences
  20. Mining
  21. Project Finance
  22. Real Estate
  23. Tax (Consultancy, Controversy, Litigation and Transfer Pricing)
  24. Technology (TMT and E-Commerce)
  25. Wealth Management

Our Offices:

Mexico City and Monterrey

Website: www.galicia.com.mx

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