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LUIS ALBERTO AZIZ CHECA
Founding Partner, Aziz & Kaye Business Law
+52 (55) 59856650
He was founder of SAI Law & Economics remaining in such firm for 19 years. During this time, he was dedicated to advising Mexican and multinational companies in the design and negotiation of various business operations.
He was also part of the legal team during the negotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement and founded the Mexican Arbitration Center (CAM) and Aklara (Design and execution of structured auctions and competitive bidding processes).
His areas of expertise are: Mergers and Acquisitions, Economic Competition, Corporate Law and Arbitration.
In his career, he has developed extensive expertise in business law, mainly in the defense of minorities’ rights and sophisticated procedures of purchase and sale.
In terms of Economic Competition, he has advised leading companies in the notification of global and domestic mergers, and in the defense of companies under investigations initiated for alleged antitrust practices in various sectors.
He graduated with honors from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), and earned his Master’s degrees in International Law and European Community Law at the University of Georgetown (honors) and the Collége d’Europe, respectively.
He currently teaches Economic Competition courses in various universities in Mexico.
He has served on the board of directors and technical committees of national and foreign companies.
Luis Alberto has been recognized by Chambers magazine, Legal 500, LACCA, Best Lawyers, The Lawyer Network, the Expert Guides and Latin Lawyers as one of the best lawyers in Economic Competition, M&A and Arbitration in Mexico.
In his Pro Bono work for the last 20 years, he has been President of JUCONI Foundation, which helps street children and their families, by eradicating violence. In 2017, he was awarded the Robert Hersztein medal for his Pro Bono trayectory by the Appleseed Foundation. In 2018 he was awarded by the Mexican Government the Premio Nacional de Acción Voluntaria y Solidaria (honorific mention) which is the national prize recognizing voluntary work.
ALLAN KAYE TRUEBA
Founding Partner, Aziz & Kaye Business Law
+52 (55) 59856620
Before founding Aziz & Kaye Abogados, S.C., he was a partner and head of the corporate practice and co-head of the Mergers & Acquisitions practice at SAI Law & Economics.
His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), corporate law, real estate, estate planning, corporate governance, minority investments and conflicts among shareholders.
He represents and advices entrepreneurs, as well as national and multinational companies in doing business in Mexico. He has vast experience with transactions involving equity and asset acquisitions and sales, joint venture structures, shareholder agreements and other commercial transactions. In addition, Allan handles corporate reorganizations and restructurings, including capital restructurings, mergers, spin-offs, windups, as well as family trusts and other estate planning matters.
During his career, he has designed and implemented ad hoc mechanisms to accomplish estate and legacy planning as well as orderly transitions from one generation to another in high net worth family business.
As a result of his involvement in the matters entrusted to him, Allan participates in the board of directors of many companies of different industries in Mexico.
He has advised State Governments, as well as entities within the Federal Government, and structured mechanisms to facilitate foreign investment in Mexico in different areas. He also participated in the advisory team hired by the Mexican Congress to reform to the Federal Law of Governmental Acquisitions (Ley de Adquisiciones, Arrendamientos y Servicios del Sector Público) and the local Law of Governmental Acquisitions for the State of Mexico (Estado de México), in order to implement electronic bids as an alternative procedure in the public bidding process.
He has advised several Mexican and multinational companies in an important number of bidding processes (licitaciones) called by the Mexican government.
Allan is a graduate of the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). He coursed post-graduate studies in Public and Private International Law at The Hague Academy of International Law and obtained a post-graduate degree in Administrative Law from a joint program involving the ITAM, the Carlos III University (Madrid, Spain) and EPOCA (Buenos Aires, Argentina).
He is a professor at the Universidad Panamericana, teaching the course of commercial agreements. He also has been a professor of post-graduate courses on Constitutional and Corporate law at the ITAM and at the Universidad Iberoamericana.
He has acted as judge in the national rounds of the “Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and in the international arbitration competition “Moot Mexico” organized by the Mexican Arbitration Center.
ISMAEL HENESTROSA PÉREZ
Partner, Aziz & Kaye Business Law
+52 (55) 5985 6691
Ismael Henestrosa Pérez is a Partner at Aziz & Kaye Business Law and has extensive experience in Competition and Antitrust, Data Privacy and Administrative law. He focuses his practice on Competition and Antitrust, working with clients from various business sectors, reviewing the ordinary course of business to make sure that they comply with applicable antitrust law and international best practices. He has designed and implemented antitrust and competition compliance programs in several companies.
He also advises clients in their dealings with the Comisión Federal de Competencia Económica (“COFECE”) and the Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (“IFT”), in relation to the filing of global and domestic mergers and acquisitions, in the accusation/defense of companies under investigation for alleged anticompetitive practices, in investigations on barriers to competition and essential inputs, in consultations related to the application of the Federal Law on Economic Competition, as well as in processing and obtaining favorable opinions for participation in public bids.
Before joining Aziz & Kaye, Ismael worked as an independent consultant, and before that he was the former General Deputy Director (2012 and 2013) at the office of Miguel Flores Bernés, former Commissioner of COFECE. He graduated as Lawyer from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana and worked as Senior Associate at Santos & Partners. Earlier in his career he worked as independent Administrative Litigation and Amparo specialist. He was Head of the Compliance and Regulatory Department at the Internal Affairs Body of Federal Roads and Bridges and Related Services (CAPUFE), responsible for compliance issues, public tenders and fines management. He was also legal manager at the industrial and commercial group L.A.J.A.T.
He is a member of the Ilustre y Nacional Colegio de Abogados de México, A.C, and Sub-coordinator of its Antitrust and Telecommunications Law Commission; member of the Barra Mexicana, Colegio de Abogados. Professor of the economic competition module in the Master’s Degree in Business Law of the Institute of Social Sciences and Administration of the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez; has been professor of economic competition in the Master’s Degree in Economic Law of the Pan-American University (Santa Fe); professor of Computer Law, Administrative Law and Amparo at the University of Valle de México, Associate Professor of the Economic Competition Chair at the Law School of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and Escuela Libre de Derecho. He has lectured in courses on Economic Competition and Telecommunications, given by and in several institutions and organizations such as Instituto de la Judicatura Federal, Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Universidad Panamericana, Comisión Federal de Competencia Económica, Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones, Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo, A.C. (CIDAC), Colegio de Notarios de Ciudad Juárez. He was also lectured at the First and Second Workshop on Economic Competition held between the International Chamber of Commerce of Mexico, the Universidad Ibero Americana and the Federal Competition Commission. He recently joined the International Competition Network (“ICN”) as an expert, where he actively participates in the Mergers, Antitrust and Cartels groups.