The firm’s attorneys have worked with clients on a wide variety of corporate projects in both the United States and Mexico. CCN has a long history of involvement with cross-border and multi-jurisdictional mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, reorganizations, consolidations and related corporate issues. With their knowledge of the United States and Mexican legal systems, firm attorneys are able to handle, in an efficient manner, corporate projects throughout the North American market. As a full service firm, CCN’s expertise extends to the tax, regulatory and anti-trust areas.
The firm maintains complete labor law resources throughout its offices to advise clients on Mexican labor law. Mexico’s Federal Labor Law (Ley Federal del Trabajo) contains significant protection for employees and differs substantially from labor laws in the United States and other countries outside Mexico.
Since its founding in 1994, CCN has represented clients on a large number of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures in Mexico, whether through share or asset purchases or combinations of such. CCN attorneys are experienced in providing advice on mergers and acquisitions at all stages of the transaction, from deciding on the deal structure, through due diligence, negotiations and execution of the transaction.
In an international business transaction, perhaps no other factor is more necessary than a complete understanding of applicable international tax laws and regulations. As a firm built on assisting clients with international projects, CCN attorneys posses the experience and skills required to fulfill this need.
A substantial part of CCN’s practice involves representing automotive and auto-parts industry clients, particularly in Mexico. Mexico’s automotive industry is subject to laws, regulations and standards. CCN’s attorneys have years of experience counseling clients on the details and intricacies of automotive law. CCN attorneys have in-depth experience in matters related to Mexican manufacturing and export programs, including the IMMEX Program and the Prosec Program.
The banking and finance sector in both Mexico and Texas has undergone tremendous growth and change since the passage of NAFTA. CCN represents many banks and credit institutions on a variety of matters. The firm’s Mexican attorneys advise clients on Mexican banking laws and regulations and represent banks before Mexico’s bank regulatory agencies, including the National Banking and Securities Commission (Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores or CNBV).
The firm has a broad-based civil litigation practice in Mexico and Texas, representing clients in a wide variety of civil, administrative and labor litigationmatters, including amparos. The increasingly intertwined nature of cross-border business activities inevitably leads to disputes among companies and individuals and, increasingly, governmental entities.
Since its founding in 1994, CCN has developed its energy practice by advising clients on various aspects of the energy sector that were previously opened to private investment participation, such as generation of electricity for self-supply and transport of natural gas. With CCN’s guidance, the firm’s clients have participated in the bidding processes for supply and service contracts with Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) and the Mexican Federal Electricity Commission.
CCN has a wide ranging experience working with investors from the United States, Mexico and elsewhere in Mexican agriculture, ranching and hunting projects. CCN’s attorneys have in depth experience with Mexican real estate and agricultural land laws, including foreign investment regulations applicable to agricultural and ranching property.
CCN is an international law firm featuring attorneys with expertise in U.S. and Mexican law. The firm represents clients in projects involving banking, corporate and securities, energy, customs, environmental, insurance, intellectual property, labor, real estate and tax law, among others.
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