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Greenberg Traurig Further Commits to Full-Service Mexico City Offering and Market Pre-eminence

MEXICO CITY, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, after more than doubling the number of attorneys in Mexico since the inception of its Mexico City office in 2011, remains committed to empowering its shareholders there to become true local competitors and leaders in the community, while also serving the needs of clients globally.

In another step in that direction, and following the lead of its local leadership team, Greenberg Traurig has now supplemented its well-known strengths in corporate, energy, real estate, telecoms, media and other areas by naming its first Mexico City office shareholder in litigation, a practice for which the firm is so well known globally. Greenberg Traurig has elevated Litigator Jose Antonio Vazquez Cobo to the position of Shareholder from Of Counsel.

"The quality and vision of our team in the Mexico City office continues to garner the trust of our clients. Our office today is stronger, more cohesive and more committed to the excellence and culture of the Greenberg Traurig family than ever," said Luis Rubio Barnetche, Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig's Mexico City office. "Our local team includes top-ranked, globally recognized practitioners who have come to understand that there are few global firms of Greenberg Traurig's strength and stability, and continuity of leadership, whose senior leaders are not just about numbers and really have a personal interest in the success of its local shareholders while still empowering them on the ground."

"We are very proud of our people in the Mexico City office. They deserve all the credit for what has been achieved in a very short period, and it is just the beginning," said Richard A. Rosenbaum, Chief Executive Officer of Greenberg Traurig. "We stand fully behind them as they become the very best in Mexico City while playing an integral role in Greenberg Traurig's award-winning Latin America Practice."

"These lawyers are representative of the Global Practice at Greenberg Traurig: we are not about numbers, we are about excellence and finding collaborative solutions for our clients across borders worldwide," said Patricia Menendez-Cambo, who is Chair of the firm's Global Practice Group and Co-Chairs the Global Energy & Infrastructure Practice.

"Being recognized and appreciated for your commitment to your clients, as well as to the overall culture of a firm, is a great achievement in and of itself. Being selected for elevation to shareholder at Greenberg Traurig is one of the proudest moments of my career thus far," said Vazquez Cobo. "There is tremendous value in being truly full-service at the local level and I look forward to expanding our regional reach in the area of litigation exponentially." Greenberg Traurig's Litigation Department comprises more than 600 litigators in the firm's offices throughout the United States and in Latin America and Europe.

"We are very excited to be able to contribute in a very real and tangible way to Greenberg Traurig's historically strong and high-caliber global real estate practice. Mexico City has tremendous opportunities for our clients here, in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, with great synergies particularly with Israeli companies and investors," said Shareholder Daniel Saltzberg Koris, who heads the Mexico Real Estate Practice Group.

"Our culture is in fact a collective commitment to delivering the highest quality service at the best value to clients on a global scale. I look forward to continuing to serve our dynamic team and clients," said Corporate & Securities Shareholder Hugo Lopez Coll.

The Greenberg Traurig Mexico City team regularly works with clients on a wide range of matters, including: energy; telecommunications; global trade and investment; civil and commercial litigation; arbitration and alternative dispute resolution; business reorganization and bankruptcy; real estate; labor and employment; competition/antitrust; infrastructure; tax and administrative litigation; food and drug regulation; as well as corporate matters. Members of the team have been recognized by the most significant ranking organizations for their work not only in Mexico, but also beyond. Since the office was established, members have participated in the following accolades, among several other individual honors, including high-level rankings in Chambers and Partners guides and The Legal 500Best Lawyers in Mexico and Euromoney directories in a wide range of practice areas and jurisdictions: 

  • Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year"
  • Acquisition International magazine "Most Trusted Law Firm of the Year – Mexico" Award
  • Acquisition International magazine "Overall Law Firm of the Year – Mexico" Award
  • Chambers USA Award for Excellence in Real Estate
  • DealMakers "Law Firm of the Year - Mergers & Acquisitions - Mexico" Award
  • Euromoney "Deal of the Year - Project Finance" Award
  • InterContinental Finance "Mergers & Acquisitions Firm of the Year – Mexico" Award
  • LatinFinance magazine "Structured Financing Deal of the Year" Award
  • Latin Lawyer magazine "Deal of the Year - Restructuring" Award
  • Lawyers World Law Awards, "Mergers & Acquisitions Firm of the Year – Mexico"
  • The Legal 500 United States "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate Ranking

"Doing business in Mexico presents unique opportunities that require experience, a cohesive team and the ability to work with clients in a wide range of industries," said Corporate & Securities Shareholder Luis Octavio Nunez, who recently led a team of attorneys from Mexico City representing Schroders Asset Management in negotiations with AFORE Banamex resulting in the first asset management mandate for a Mexican pension fund. "We were able to accomplish this historic transaction, which may set precedent for future mandates with other pension funds and asset managers, because of how well we work together as one firm."

"Greenberg Traurig's Mexico City office has a strong infrastructure and M&A practice but it really goes beyond being great lawyers and receiving awards. It is about the range of our network and the breadth of resources to provide legal services to international clients seeking to enter the Mexican and other Latin American markets, as well as those already established across the region," said Shareholder Juan Manuel Gonzalez Bernal, who has actively participated in capital markets transactions since 2000.

The upcoming constitutional reforms in Mexico will have clients calling on our Mexico City office Energy Practice Group Shareholders Nicolas Borda and Pedro Javier Resendez Bocanegra. Borda has been ranked by Chambers Latin America Guide as Band 1 in energy and natural resources in Mexico, and currently chairs the Energy Committee of the National Association of Corporate Counsels (ANADE). Resendez Bocanegra has broad experience in governmental affairs, assisting clients in the process of implementing and contracting infrastructure projects in Mexico and other Latin American countries.

Greenberg Traurig Mexico City
In Mexico City, Greenberg Traurig attorneys have proven experience and have been key contributors to major national projects in Mexico, as well as having held positions in Mexican government offices and regulatory agencies. In addition, the team has played a role in shaping current Mexican jurisprudence in key judicial procedures that have set legal precedents in important sectors of the Mexican economy.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 36 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Greenberg Traurig is among the Top 10 law firms on The National Law Journal's 2013 NLJ 350, an annual ranking of the largest firms in the U.S. For additional information, please visit www.gtlaw.com.

Greenberg Traurig's Mexico City office is operated by Greenberg Traurig, S.C., an affiliate of Greenberg Traurig, P.A. and Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

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