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Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestitures and Joint Ventures

GIFAK has extensive experience in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures involving domestic and foreign entities. We participate in the process from the early stages to closing, including strategy-planning, negotiating, due diligence, government filings and approvals, drafting and execution of agreements, corporate minutes and related documentation.

Financing and Restructuring

GIFAK represents private lenders and borrowers in finance transactions, whether secured or unsecured, and produces all related documentation; we also participate in debt restructuring processes and project finance projects.

Commercial and Civil Agreements

Our firm is actively involved in the negotiation, drafting and execution of all kind of commercial and civil agreements, working to fulfill our client’s timeframe and needs.

Corporate Housekeeping

We support our clients with the incorporation, of their companies, as well as keeping the companies’ minute books, granting all types of powers of attorney, drafting and preparing board resolutions and shareholders meetings, among others.


GIFAK actively participates in structuring, drafting, negotiating, executing and filing a broad range of trust agreements.

Wealth Management and Structuring

We acknowledge that there are a wide variety of situations. Our firm offers a tailor-made solution for each case.

Real Estate

We advise both foreign and domestic corporations, as well as individuals, with complex real estate projects. Our firm engages in analyzing the most efficient structures available for each transaction and coordinates all parties involved in the process.

Competition and Regulated Industries

Our firm focuses on obtaining clearance for the merger and acquisition deals required to comply with antitrust laws by advocating and negotiating with governmental agencies to procure the required approvals.

Intellectual Property

As a one-stop shop for a wide-range of business ventures, our firm offers our clients IP services that range from the selection and clearance of trademarks from the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (“IMPI” in Spanish) to the maintenance of said trademarks.

Foreign Investment

We advise our clients in connection with foreign investment regulations and assist them with all relevant filings and in obtaining all necessary approvals, as well maintaining our client’s registration current under the National Registry of Foreign Investments (“RNIE” in Spanish).


Integral environmental advisory, including drafting and reviewing documents, filings and transaction structuring; collaboration and follow-up with clients regarding audits and eventual remediation, our partners are experienced in hazardous materials management.


We advise companies in offering securities and debt instruments either with private placements or in the public market.

Corporate Governance and Minority Protection

Our firm has broad-range experience in the negotiation, design and implementation of effective corporate governance policies which pave the way for public companies’ compliance. We can also assist in implementing and protecting minority investor’s rights.