Corporate and Comercial Law

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Corporate and Comercial Law

The Corporate and Commercial Law group at OLIVARES is distinct because unlike most specialists in corporate law, the corporate and commercial law team at OLIVARES was born out of the IP clients’ need for corporate services that naturally extend from the protection of intellectual property, through its exploitation, commercialization, and monetization. The firm’s experience working with important IP portfolios in technological industries has permitted OLIVARES to understand a the comprehensive legal needs that companies require. The approach that OLIVARES offers to its clients is that of a “One-Stop-Shop” where clients find comprehensive value-added solutions to their legal needs.

This intimate knowledge of what drives clients’ businesses gives the team at OLIVARES the ability to foresee potential pitfalls from a business standpoint, especially in transactional work, and allow the firm to better protect client interests in the global market.

The attorneys at the firm have both professional and academic experience, not just in Mexico, but also in the United States, Europe, and throughout Latin America, providing the team with the perspective, capacity, and knowledge to represent a wide range of clients and an ability to provide far-reaching legal services.

No business operation is too big or too small. OLIVARES represents businesses at any stage — from solo-proprietorships and entrepreneurs to partnerships, small businesses, foreign corporations and large “Multi-national” corporations.

OLIVARES has consolidated practice areas to provide the legal services that are indispensable in the management of client businesses and in facing the challenges imposed by the global market, such as compliance with the legal framework in the territory where they operate, which includes, among other areas, anti-corruption. To date, what OLIVARES does best, is to offer a comprehensive mix of services in corporate law, commercial law, and transactional matters in Mexico:

Compliance, Privacy, Anti-trust, FCPA, Anti-bribery Act

  • Due diligence
  • Compliance diagnostic audits
  • Regulatory compliance advice
  • Drafting and implementation of policies and procedures and privacy notices
  • Support and Contract Integration
  • Terms and Conditions for use on the web
  • Training and education on regulations, policies, and procedures


  • Due diligence of prospective franchisees
  • Letters of Intent and memoranda of understanding
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Drafting, and where appropriate, revision of the franchise disclosure document
  • Drafting, negotiating, and closing of development terms and agreements
  • Drafting, and where appropriate, revision of master franchise agreements
  • Unitary franchise
  • Draft and design supply chain service agreements


  • Maintenance of corporate books and records
  • Draft bylaws and shareholder agreements, as well as implementation and compliance with corporate governance policies
  • Business formation services for various types of corporate and commercial entities, including stock corporations and partnerships
  • Mergers and acquisitions M&A
  • Divestitures / Spin-offs

Foreign Investment

  • Advisory services for doing business in Mexico
  • Analysis of the legal framework of foreign investments in Mexico and design of structures to invest in sectors where foreign investment is limited or restricted
  • Registration and compliance with the National Registry of Foreign Investment in Mexico

Public Contracting

  • Drafting, editing, and where appropriate, analysis and revision of bidding rules, national and international, public or private
  • Advice on public bidding process and support in meetings
  • Drafting and delivering proposals
  • Negotiating, drafting and execution of terms and agreements

Contractual/ Transactional/ Financial

  • Financing
  • Partnerships and co-investment agreements
  • Supply chain
  • Distribution, supply and commercialization
  • Commercial and business advice
  • Real estate
  • Restructuring and reorganization, as well as regularization of legal entities and their shareholders
  • Business operations
  • Credit and funding
  • Credit structuring, direct, syndicated, revolving, individual, programs for financing infrastructure and loan participation agreements
  • Trusts
  • Eximbank FDC and other programs for financing import and export programs
  • Securitization and asset monetization


Gustavo Alcocer


Gustavo Alcocer manages the Corporate and Commercial Law Group at OLIVARES, advising domestic and foreign businesses and the owners of those businesses on Mexican and cross-border corporate and commercial transactions.