Lex Mex Conference 2018
This year the 6th edition of the Lex Mex Conference 2018, will take place Tuesday 2nd of October at the Bernard's In Hall, Gresham College in London.
The MexCC in partnership with The Law Society of England and Wales and the Bar Council will host a Conference event designed to foster closer relations between the English and Mexican legal professions. UK lawyers meet with leading colleagues from Mexico to discuss recent developments, challenges for working in the jurisdiction and opportunities for collaboration between British and Mexican law firms.
Lex Mex is an annual event organised by the MexCC to discuss the latest developments in Mexico impacting the legal industry and showcasing opportunities for collaboration between British and Mexican law firms for the benefit of their clients.
On this occasion, our guest of honour will be Justice Luis Maria Aguilar Morales - President of the Mexican Supreme Court of Justice.
Agenda and speaker's programme will soon be published, stay tuned.
To give closure to the 6th edition of the Lex Mex we will celebrate with a VIP Dinner, that same evening at the Grange City Hotel for more information and reservations follow the link by clicking here.
Dont Forget to buy your Combo Ticket to attend both events.
Early Bird ends 17th September.
Looking forward seeing you there,
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MexCC offers Preferencial Rates to attendees to Lex Mex
Use the Discount Code: GC031326
Book online at: http://grangehotels.com/
EARLY BIRD BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW!
Until 9th of September
Members: £60.00 + Fee+VAT
Non Members: £75.00 +Fee+VAT
Combo: £168.00 +Fee+VAT
NORMAL FEE - starts 10 September:
Members: £77.00 + Fee+VAT
Non Members: £100.00 +Fee+VAT
Combo: £228.00 +Fee+VAT
Students, Special discount - Conference: £25.00
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AGENDA: Subject to modifications (last update 19.09.18)
9:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks.
by Yves Hayaux du Tilly
Chairman of theMexican Chamber of Commerce in Geat Britain.
9:10 Keynote Speech
by Justice Luis Maria Aguilar Rodíguez
President of the Mexican Supreme Court of Justice.
9:45 Panel 1: Mexico 2018 - 2024
- H. E. Julian Ventura, Mexican Ambassador to the UK and NI.
- Kara Owen, Director, Americas at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (TBC)
- Mariana Rodriguez Mier y Terán, elected Member of the Mexican Congress (Diputada) (TBC)
Chair: Lord Daniel Brennan QC, Senior Associate member at Matrix Chambers.
10:45 Break & refreshments.
11:00 Presentation: Update on Mexican Legal Market.
- Leopoldo Hernández partner at Kerma Partners.
11:30 Panel 2: Commercial, International Litigation and Arbitration in Mexico.
- Horacio Paredes Vázquez, Partner at Malpica, Iturbe, Buj y Paredes.
- Jesús Ángel Guerra Méndez, Partner at Guerra, Gónzalez y Asociados.
- Frederico Singarajah, barrister at Hardwicke.
- Pinset Masons (TBC)
Chair: H.H. Judge Joanna Korner CMG QC (TBC)
12:30 Lunch and Networking
13:30 Panel 3: Update on Employment and Social Security
- Hector Gonález, partner at Marván, González Graf, González Larrazolo
- Sebastián Patiño, partner at Consultores y Abogados en Seguridad Social, S.C. (CASS Abogados)
Chair: Pía Sánchez, Senior associate at Lewis Silkin
14:10 Panel 4: Project Finance and Capital Markets
- CMS (TBC)
- more speakers to be confirmed
Chair: Alexander Brennan, CEO at Brennan & Partners
15:10 Break & refreshments
15:25 Panel 5: Challenges of the legal profession in Mexico
- Adrian Ojeda Cuevas, Vice-president of ANADE
- Ángel Martín Junquera Sepúlveda, President of Ilustre y Nacional Colegio de Abogados de Mexico
- José Mario de la Garza Marroquín, President of Barra Mexicana, Colegio de Abogados
Chair: Amanda Pinto QC, Chair of the International Committee of the Bar Council
16:25 Challenges to te Rule of Law in Mexico and International Judicial Collaboration
- The Hon. Mrs Justice McGowan
16:45 Closing Remarks
Simon Davis, Deputy vice president, The Law Society of England and Wales
17:00 END Conference.
The MexCC will host a dinner in honour of the President of the Mexican Supreme Court, at the Crown Suite of the Grange City Hotel, 8-14 Cooper’s Row EC3 2BQ from 18:45 - 22:30 hrs
Ticket including dinner entry pass are available under COMBO ticket option.
More about our Speakers click here
(last update 19.09.18)
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LORD BRENNAN QC has been a Queen’s Counsel since 1985 and is a Senior Associate Member of Matrix. His areas of expertise include commercial law, public and private international law and international arbitration.
Lord Brennan QC, as an appointed life peer, is active in politics as well as dedicating time to his incredibly varied legal practice. His most notable case during 2009 was the landmark civil Omagh bombing case. The outcome, in favour of his clients – relatives of those killed in the Omagh bombing – has become the first civil case of its kind in Europe in which the victims of terrorism were able to sue those responsible.
In 2010, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Chambers & Partners Bar Awards.
Dan accepts instructions under the Bar Council Standard Contractual Terms, details of which can be found here.
Appointed to the UK House of Lords in 2000, Daniel is a leading international legal practitioner who currently serves on the UK Parliament’s Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy.
Daniel is also currently Chairman of Global Financial Integrity, the Washington-based think tank. Daniel is a former Chairman of the Bar Council of England and Wales, President of the British-Spanish Parliamentary Group and President of Canning House, the UK institution driving political, economic and socio-cultural dialogue between the UK and Iberia and Latin America.
Following decades of engagement with Iberia and Latin America, Daniel has an extensive commercial, political and legal network across the regions. Daniel has received numerous awards and recognition from domestic and foreign governments and academic institutions. Daniel speaks English, Spanish, French and German.
Hon. ALEXANDER BRENNAN, Founder and CEO of Brennan & Partners, Alexander has extensive public and private sector experience in Latin America both as an operator, setting up and growing in-country businesses, and as an investor.
Prior to founding Brennan & Partners he was the CEO of a Latin American-focused investment company originating energy and infrastructure projects on behalf of sovereign wealth investors. This role built upon his existing knowledge and network in Latin America developed during his time with De La Rue, where he was responsible for business development and sales throughout the region, transacting business with Latin American governments and organs of state. He began his career at Slaughter and May, where he worked as a corporate lawyer for several years.
He has a Master’s degree in History, a Law degree and speaks Spanish, French and Italian.
SIMON DAVIS VicePresident of the Law Society 2018-2019 He is is a senior litigator at the London office of Clifford Chance after qualifying in 1984. He joined the firm in 1982 and made partner in 1994. He was the firm’s recruitment partner between 1995 and 2000, and spent a year as president of the London Solicitors’ Litigation Association. He won the 2017 presidential election and will be the first magic circle solicitor to take office since John Wotton, a consultant at Allen & Overy, who served in 2011-12. For further information contact the Law Society Press Office on 020 7320 5902.
JOSÉ MARIO DE LA GARZA MARROQUÍN, President of Barra Mexicana de Abogados, Colegio de Abogados and Managing Partner of Bufete de la Garza, S.C.
José Mario de la Garza specializes in Corporate Law, in particular for matters related to national and international commercial companies, acquisitions and mergers, and electronic commerce. He has acted in complex bidding processes, including agrarian processes and expropriation proceedings related to concessions for developments in the road sector.
He has participated in the negotiation and execution of commercial contracts for a wide range of national and international operations and transactions. He has extensive experience in mediation and arbitration.
HECTOR GONZÁLEZ GRAF partner at Marván, González Graf y González Larrazolo Hector was born in Mexico City, Mexico. For the past seven years he has litigated in all areas of employment law in one of Mexico’s most prominent labor law firms, Marvan, Muñoz y Gonzalez Larrazolo, of which he is a partner. He represents national and multi-national companies. Mr. Gonzalez Graf studied law at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM), National Autonomous University of Mexico, holds a master’s in law and a PhD from Tulane Law School. In addition to practicing law, Mr. Gonzalez Graf has taught employment law and labor relations courses at various universities and is involved in conferences related to this subject in Mexico and abroad.
JESÚS GUERRA MÉNDEZ, partner at Guerra González y Asociados his personal practice has preponderantly been developed in matters pertaining to the preparations, research, prosecution and conclusion of judicial and extrajudicial civil business, corporate and insolvency proceedings, in administrative proceedings related to railroad aeronautical, environmental,minimg and energy (in regards to clean energy) regulations and of State patrimony liability. His practice has also been focused on arbitral procedures and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms related with business and corporate matters. Additional t the matters and procedures previously described, Jesus has exercised the actions and legal remedies provided by the Political Constitution of the united Mexican States and the “Amparo” Law (The Amparo” is a very powerful legal remedy unique to Mexican law that is an order of protection against acts by authorities. There is no adequate translations for this term in english)
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YVES HAYAUX DU TILLY, Chairman of the Mexican Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain, Partner of Nader, Hayaux & Goebel. Yves led in 2011, the companies that founded the Mexican Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain, (The MexCC)(www.mexicanchamberofcommerce.co.uk) the first Mexican Chamber of Commerce to be established in Europe and is a co-founder of the also London based LatinAmerican Forum (www.latinamericanforum.org.uk).
He is the managing partner of the London office of the Mexican independent Law Firm, Nader, Hayaux & Goebel (www.nhg.com.mx), the only Mexican law firm with an office in London and splits his time between London and Mexico.
Since 1991, Yves has been helping foreign investors enter the Mexican market and advising them in Mexican related operations and transactions. Yves is recognised as a leading lawyer in corporate, mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance and has substantial experience in insurance related matters where he frequently handles high-end transactions and complex claims for leading insurance and reinsurance companies operating in Mexico and Latin America.
He lives in London with his wife and their four children.
ÁNGEL M. JUNQUERA SEPULVEDA President of Ilustre y Nacional Colegio de Abogados de Mexico. He has a Law degree for University La Salle, with master’s in philosophy and Economic Law. Wide knowledge in public and private litigation; He ́s Doctorate Honoris Causa by the Mexican Institute of Leaders of excellence for his wide-ranging career. Since June 2018 He is President of the Illustrious National Mexican Law Bar, (INCAM by the acronym in Spanish); and member of the principal associations and Law Bars in México, United States and Europe.
Angel has participated in several courses and conferences for distinct public and private Mexican associations. He ́s Co-author of the book “Entre Abogados Te Veas” and has been editor in several radios shows and newspapers. Associated and Director manager of the firm Junquera y Forcada, S.C.; he is Director of the magazines “El Mundo del Abogado”, “Voy y Vengo” and recently “El Mundo de la Educación”.
LEOPOLDO HERNÁNDEZ - Managing Partner at Kema Partner’s. Based in Mexico City, he advises primarily law firms on the areas of strategy design and implementation, organizational structures’ transformation projects, partner and associates’ compensation systems and governance. He has advised Iberoamerican and Latin America alliances on positioning the alliances strategically.
Before joining KermaPartners, Leopoldo was the founder and managing partner of HernándezRomano Consultores in Mexico City. From 2002 to 2004 he was the COO for the Mexican office of one the 10 leading law firms in New York being in charge of the finance, administration, human resources and IT areas. He was the administrative liaison between the Mexico and New York offices.
Previously he worked for more than twelve years with one of the main cotton trading companies in Latin America in where he served as Secretary of the Board and Commercial Director. Leopoldo earned his Law degree from Panamericana University (UP) campus Mexico City and holds an MBA from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). From 1994 to 2012, he lectured at Panamericana University Law School on International Trade, Arbitration and Law firms’ Management. He has been the secretary, deputy coordinator and coordinator of the Mexican Bar Association, Law firm’s management commission; he served as member of the Board during the 2011-2013 period. He is an active member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA). Since 2016 he has been member of the Board of Appleseed Mexico. He writes publications periodically and lectures on strategy and law firm management.
THE HON MRS JUSTICE McGOWEN - High Court Judge in 2014. She sits in the Queen’s Bench Division and is currently a presiding judge on the South Eastern Circuit.
She was called to the Bar and practised principally in serious crime though additionally appeared in public inquiries. She took silk in 2001. She is also a member of both the Bar of Ireland and Northern Ireland. She is a Bencher of Middle Temple, chair of the Bench Selection Advisory Committee and a member of the Education and Training Committee.
She retains a strong interest in the practice of advocacy and is an Advanced International Advocacy Trainer. She has taught or lectured in many jurisdictions including Hong Kong, Singapore, Mauritius, Cayman Islands, USA, Ireland, Pakistan and South Africa.
She is a member of the Sentencing Council of England & Wales and the Sentencing Advisory Committee of the Supreme Court of the Eastern Caribbean.
She is a consulting editor of Archbold, on the editorial board of the Criminal Law Review and is a trustee of BAILII.
She is a Governor of Goodenough College, London.
She was Chairman of the Bar Council of England and Wales in 2013.
ADRIAN OJEDA , Vice President of the Mexican Corporate Counsel Association (ANADE) and President elect for years 2019-2020. and managing partner at Ojeda, Ojeda y Asociados.
Adrian graduated with honors from Escuela Libre de Derecho law school in Mexico City in 1999, and from Boston University School of Law’s LL.M program in American Law in 2002, obtaining the “Outstanding Achievement Student” award. As managing Partner at Ojeda | Ojeda y Asociados, a Mexican law firm founded in 1968, highly specialized in immigration, corporate, and entertainment law, with offices in Mexico City and Villahermosa, Tabasco.
SEBASTIÁN PATIÑO is a partner at Consultores y Abogados en Seguridad Social, S.C. (CASS Abogados), a boutique top tier law firm in Mexico dealing with social security law. For over 33 years, CASS Abogados has been providing specialized legal advice to Mexican and international companies in order to comply with the complex social security regulations.
Mr Patiño’s experience within this field ranges from litigation, both with social security authorities and before the judiciary, consulting services concerning complex transactions, advisory on construction law regarding social security compliance, and corporate day-to-day issues strictly in connection with social security and pensions.
Aside from his professional law firm experience, Mr. Patiño has played a key role in the promotion and implementation of compulsory bar association membership of lawyers in Mexico, while being a member to the three top bar associations in Mexico: Barra Mexicana, Colegio de Abogados (Mexican Bar Asociation); Ilustre y Nacional Colegio de Abogados de México (Illustrious and National Association of Lawyers of Mexico); and Asociación Nacional de Abogados de Empresa “ANADE” (National Association of Corporate Counsels), as well as being the youngest member in the governing board of ANADE. He is a regular guest teacher at the main Law Schools in Mexico such as Universidad Panamerica, Universidad La Salle, Universidad Iberoamericana, and Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. He is author of several articles, and regular speaker in diverse forums regarding social security law and mandatory bar association membership.
HORACIO PAREDES - Partner at Malpica, Iturbe, Buj y Paredes. Between 1999 and 2006, Horacio Paredes had a successful carrier in the Mexican Judiciary performing as a Secretary/officer at i) the Mexican Supreme Court of Justice, assisting Justice Juventino V. Castro y Castro; ii) the Second Administrative District Court; and iii) the Seventeenth Administrative Circuit Court.
Former Associate at Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes and Foreign Associate at Garrigues, Madrid. Mr. Paredes founded the highly recognized litigation boutique Malpica, Iturbe, Buj y Paredes in 2014.
Mr. Paredes holds an LLm from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, he is admitted to practice in Mexico as a Lawyer from Escuela Libre de Derecho. He has been invited as a professor for the JD program in Constitutional, Administrative and Civil Law.
Mr. Paredes has participated in administrative litigation regarding energy sector, oil and gas, ports, electricity, water infrastructure, transportation and renewable energy.
AMANDA PINTO QC (1983) (QC: 2006) Amanda Pinto is an expert in international financial wrongdoing and cases raising intricate cross-border questions, Amanda has a niche practice in some of the most high-profile cases within the field, in particular, insider dealing, fraud, money laundering and corruption cases with an international dimension. She "has a winning presentation style" and "makes her case with firmness but avoids the hectoring stance that many seem to adopt". "Her case management skills and ability to synthesise large amounts of information" are widely praised. She is ‘‘tough, hard-working, effective and thorough, she has a great courtroom presence’’, ‘‘a superb and charming advocate’’ and ‘‘Sources admire her impressive cross-examination skills’’. Chambers and Partners UK 2011-2014.
Amanda’s expertise is sought by clients from large multi-national organisations and government agencies to small corporates, company officers and individual private clients. Her advisory work covers problems in civil, criminal and regulatory contexts and often involves money market and benchmark instruments, individual and sophisticated investor problems and collective investment schemes.
She is Chair of the International Committee of the Bar Council, Vice-Chair Elect of the Bar Council and regularly asked to deliver speeches and training to lawyers and the judiciary on corporate criminal liability, corruption and money laundering.
PÍA SÁNCHEZ, Senior Associate at Lewis Silkin, advises a wide range of employers within the technology, financial, retail, education and marcomm sectors.
As a bilingual Spanish speaker, she has a particular focus advising Spanish and Latin American clients operating in the UK on all aspects of employment law: from TUPE and collective consultations, to contentious workplace issues, discrimination, contractual rights and post termination restrictions.
Pía has significant experience managing complex cross-jurisdictional projects for multinationals and big brand names. As a skilled legal trainer she regularly prepares and delivers bespoke courses for a range of audiences including HR, front line managers, senior leaders and in-house legal teams.
FREDERICO SINGARAJAH, Barrister and Arbitrator at Harwicke. Frederico is a trial advocate with a broad practice in international and domestic commercial dispute resolution. He advises and acts in English Court proceedings at all higher court levels, and overseas, and has a substantial international arbitration practice (including LCIA, ICC, LMAA, DIAC, CAM-CCBC, AIAC, ACICA and UNCITRAL).
Frederico has a commercial practice focusing on international dispute resolution across a wide spectrum of industry sectors including: finance, corporate, M&A, commodities, dry shipping, aviation, upstream oil, renewables, mining, infrastructure and reinsurance cases.
As well as his practice, accepts arbitral appointments as sole and panel arbitrator and as chairman of three-member tribunals, sits as an accredited mediator, is a Ministry of Justice appointed court examiner and a visiting lecturer in dispute resolution.
H. E. AMBASSADOR JULIAN VENTURA - Mexico's Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
On 31st March, 2017, Julian Ventura assumed his duties as Mexico's representative in London after presenting to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) copy of his Letters of Credence accrediting him as Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. He also serves as Mexico’s Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organization, the International Mobile Satellite Organization, International Coffee Organization, the International Sugar Organization, the International Whaling Commission and the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds (FIDAC for its Spanish acronym).
Ambassador Ventura has served as Mexico's envoy to China from 2013 to 30th March, 2017. In the Mexican Foreign Service, at home and abroad, he has served as Deputy Foreign Minister for North American Affaires; Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Mexico in the United States; Director General for Asia-Pacific Affairs; Chief of Cabinet to the Foreign Minister; Alternate Representative to the Organisation of American States; Head of Political Affairs at the Embassy in Cuba and Alternate Representative to the International Organizations based in Vienna, Austria. H.E. Julian Ventura has authored numerous articles on Mexican foreign policy, with a focus on North American and Asia-Pacific issues.