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FOUNDING PARTNER

Ricardo Cancino Sánchez

rcancino@cayad.com

PRACTICE EXPERIENCE

Mr. Cancino is a founding partner of CAYAD, S.C. (“CAYAD”) a leading firm with 20 years of service. Previous to CAYAD’s incorporation he worked for one of the most recognized Notaries Public in Mexico City and later on with a prestigious law firm dealing with international clients. His experience in several fields of Law such as aviation, international taxation, insurance, cross border litigation, international trade, international transactions, amongst others, has provided him a solid knowledge in such areas and also on wealth and tax planning. Currently he acts as consultant to several family offices and their related businesses.

COMMERCIAL REPRESENTATIONS.

He has acted for more than 15 years as commercial representative in Mexico and Central America of one of the major manufacturers worldwide of military helicopters and as corporate consultant to the largest manufacturer of military equipment worldwide, combining his law practice and knowledge on international private and military aviation.


PRACTICE AREAS


  • Aviation Law
  • Civil and Commerce Law
  • Corporate Law/M&A
  • Real State
  • Tax planning
  • Cross border litigation
  • Wealth Management
  • Successions
  • International Trade
  • Transactional
EDUCATION
  • A Law and Aviation Insurance specialization course given by the IATA. (International Air Transport Association) (2018).
  • An Aircraft Acquisition and Finance specialization course given by the IATA (2018).
  • A specialization course in Mexican Civil and Commercial Law at the Mexico City Notarial Association (2000)
  • A specialization course on Notarial Law from ITAM (1999)
  • LL.B Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México -“ITAM” (1993-1999)
LANGUAGES


Spanish and English.

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FOUNDING PARTNER

Horacio Ayuso Villaseñor

hayuso@cayad.com

PRACTICE EXPERIENCE

Mr. Ayuso is a founding partner of CAYAD, a leader law firm in Mexico with 20 years in the legal service market. His professional practice has focused on the corporate sector, providing legal services to persons and corporations in different industries in the area of mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructures, as well as in the field of business law, labor law and international commerce. Mr. Ayuso practice also includes providing legal services to new incorporated entities (Start-ups) in their financial phases and corporate restructure.

Previously to the incorporation of the Firm, he collaborated with different private law firms, with international practice, directing his practice to M&A projects, foreign investment, finance and restructure matters, working with local and international clients.


PRACTICE AREAS

  • Corporate Law/M&A
  • Real State
  • Business law
  • Labor law.
EDUCATION
  • International Tax Program, ITAM (2003)
  • LL.M, International law, McGill University (2002)
  • LL.B Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México -“ITAM” (1994-1998)
LANGUAGES


Spanish and English.

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PARTNER

Salvador Martínez Martínez

smartinez@cayad.com

PRACTICE EXPERIENCE


Mr. Martinez is a partner of the firm and has ample experience in civil and administrative litigation as well as in all civil and commercial agreements and their judicial aspects. Mr. Martínez represents Mexican and foreign clients in many areas such as civil, commercial and administrative law locally or federally before the competent courts in Mexico.


PRACTICE AREAS


  • Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Administrative Litigation
  • Administrative proceedings
EDUCATION


Attorney at Law, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. (UNAM).


LANGUAGES


Spanish.

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PARTNER

José Francisco Camarena López

jfcamarena@cayad.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Mr. Camarena is a partner for the IP area. He has developed his practice for more than 20 years, working for private law firms, as well as for public and governmental institutions. Professor of law for institutions such as the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and the WIPO Academy, he has also collaborated in many academic and research projects for organizations like the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford University, Center for International Studies on Intellectual Property (CEIPI) at the Strasbourg University in France, ITech Law, the Newton Fund and the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London, among others.


PRACTICE AREAS


  • Industrial Property
  • Copyright
  • Entertainment Law
  • Advertising law
  • Licensing and Franchising
  • Personal Data Protection
EDUCATION


LL.B. Universidad Iberoamericana (1999).
LL.M. Duke University School of Law (2008).


LANGUAGES


Spanish, English and French

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PARTNER

Jorge Cabello Alcérreca

jcabello@cayad.com

PRACTICE EXPERIENCE


He has a professional experience of more than twenty years, during which he has worked for some of the most prestigious firms on tax counseling in the country, having joined Cayad as of September 2017.


PRACTICE AREAS


  • Administrative controversy and procedure before tax authorities
  • Tax litigation and amparo proceedings
  • Tax consulting
  • International taxation
EDUCATION


He holds a Law degree from Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de México (ITAM) 1994-1998. He completed his Master’s degree in Tax Law at Universidad Panamericana (UP) in 2002-2003.


LANGUAGES


Spanish and English.

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ASSOCIATE

Joel Rico González

jrico@cayad.com

PRACTICE EXPERIENCE


Mr. Rico’s practice focuses on Corporate and Commercial Law, especially regarding private equity, corporate finance, corporate restructuring, real estate and foreign investments.


PRACTICE AREAS


  • Civil Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Corporate
EDUCATION


Mr. Rico holds a law degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM-2008), a Procedural Law certification program (UNAM-2009) and a specialization program degree on Constitutional Law (UNAM-2021).


LANGUAGES


Spanish and English.

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ASSOCIATE

Gabriela Zambrano Herrera

gzambrano@cayad.com

PRACTICE EXPERIENCE


She joined the team in 2015 and is currently an associate at CAYAD. Prior to her incorporation, she worked as a law clerk for the Notary Public No. 6 of Mexico City, Mr. Fausto Rico Álvarez and subsequently, for the Notary Public No. 214 of Mexico City, Mr. Efraín M. Virues y Lazos.

Her professional development in recent years has been focused on corporate and aviation law. However, she collaborates in contractual, customs, regulatory, real estate, wealth planning and insurance matters, as well as in several international transactions related to aircraft financing, acquisition, title transfer and leasing.


PRACTICE AREAS


  • Aviation Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Transactional Law
EDUCATION

She holds a law degree from the Universidad La Salle (2017) and holds the Certificates of “Law of Aviation Insurance” and “Aircraft Acquisition and Financing” issued by the International Air Transport Association (“IATA”), which are part of the program to obtain the IATA – International Air Law Diploma.


LANGUAGES


Spanish and English

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ASSOCIATE

Adriana Cruz Monarez

acruz@cayad.com

PRACTICE EXPERIENCE


She has worked for the private and public sector: as an associate for prestigious law firms in Mexico and for the public sector, she worked for the Department of Intellectual Property at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM), dependent of the Attorney-General’s Office.

Mrs. Cruz has an extensive experience in the analysis, monitoring and registration of distinctive signs (mainly trademarks and advertisements) as well as in the negotiation, drafting and counseling on contracts dealing with intellectual property, software licensing, commercial, services and labor matters. She also has experience in administrative litigation, especially contentious proceedings before the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property and Nullity trials before the Federal Court for Tax and Administrative Matters.


PRACTICE AREAS


  • Intellectual Property
  • Copyrights
  • Entertainment Law
  • Contract negotiation and review
  • Personal Data Protection
EDUCATION

Mrs. Adriana Cruz holds a law degree from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM-2012) and a master’s degree on Constitutional Law (2016).


LANGUAGES


Spanish and English.

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ASSOCIATE

María José Martínez Lampón

mjlampon@cayad.com

PRACTICE EXPERIENCE


Ms. Martínez Lampón is an associate at the firm since 2002. She practices general corporate work, with an ample experience in public bids, aircraft procedures and financing, mergers and acquisitions, foreign investment and immigration procedures.

Ms. Martínez Lampón expertise includes procedures before the Ministry of the National Defense, the National Banking and Securities Commission, the Mexican Stock Exchange, the Federal Antitrust Commission, Mexican Aviation Authority and the National Immigration Institute among others .


PRACTICE AREAS


  • Immigration
EDUCATION

She holds a law degree from Universidad Mexicana


LANGUAGES


English and Spanish

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ASSOCIATE

Mario Ortíz Reyes

mortiz@cayad.com

PRACTICE EXPERIENCE


Is mainly focused on civil, commercial and real estate litigation, where he has represented various clients from both the public and the private sector. He also works in the immigration department of the law firm.


PRACTICE AREAS


  • Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Immigration
  • Judicial and Administrative Management.
EDUCATION

Mario earned his law degree from Universidad del Valle de México.


LANGUAGES


Spanish.

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LAW INTERN

Luis Alonso Aznar Roji

laznar@cayad.com

PRACTICE EXPERIENCE


Luis began his career as an intern in the legal area of an important real estate developer in Mexico. Subsequently, in January 2021, he joined CAYAD as a law clerk.


PRACTICE AREAS


  • Corporate Law.
  • Aviation Law.
  • Real State.
EDUCATION

He is a law student at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México («ITAM»).

Course on agreements and business contracts at ITAM.


LANGUAGES


Spanish and English.

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LAW INTERN

Valeria Gamboa Ramírez

vgamboa@cayad.com

PRACTICE EXPERIENCE


She has developed mainly in the private sector, but she also has an interest in the public sector. She worked as an intern for the Notary Public No. 97, under the guidance of Marco Espinoza Rommyngth. Currently she works as a law clerk at CAYAD and she is pursuing her law degree (last semester) at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).

She has experience in the analysis, drafting and revision of corporate documents as well as in the registration of trademarks and industrial property.


PRACTICE AREAS


  • Corporate
  • Industrial Property
  • Civil and Commercial Litigation
EDUCATION

Law student at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).


LANGUAGES


Spanish and English

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LAW INTERN

Rebeca de la Cerda Cancino

rdelacerda@cayad.com

PRACTICE EXPERIENCE


She has developed mainly in the private sector, and she joined CAYAD in 2020 as a law clerk. Her main areas of interest are civil and criminal law.

She has experience in the analysis, drafting and revision of corporate documents.


PRACTICE AREAS


  • Corporate Law
  • Civil Law
EDUCATION

She is a law student pursuing her law degree at Universidad Iberoamericana.


LANGUAGES


Spanish and English.

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LAW INTERN

Andrea Estévez Arámbula

aestevez@cayad.com

PRACTICE EXPERIENCE


She has developed mainly in the private sector, but she is also interested in public and government affairs. She worked as a law clerk for the Notary Public 218, José Luis Villavicencio Castañeda, and she joined CAYAD in 2021 as a law clerk.


PRACTICE AREAS


  • Civil Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate Law
EDUCATION


She is a law student pursuing her law degree at Escuela Internacional de Derecho y Jurisprudencia.


LANGUAGES


Spanish and English.

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OF COUNSELS

Daniel E. Serna

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


A seasoned and experienced trial, administrative law, and immigration lawyer, Daniel Serna has more than 16 years experience representing international corporations, complex cases and clients across the United States, Mexico, Europe, and South America.


After Daniel became an attorney in November 2004, he joined his brother who founded Serna & Associates, a firm specializing in Mitsubishi defects and accidents, personal injury, international litigation and immigration. Daniel went on to spearhead the immigration practice in the office. Fluent in English and Spanish, he has earned the reputation of being one of the most versatile and effective immigration lawyers in the State of Texas, having handled well over 1000 immigration related cases throughout the United States, and around the world.


Daniel is also a former Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he taught Immigration Policy. In addition to his work, Daniel has lectured on Immigration Issues at Universities throughout Mexico. Daniel has represented prestigious institutions such as the Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara (UAG), and countless other Mexican and Latin American Corporations.


PRACTICE AREAS


  • Immigration
  • Civil, administrative, trial litigation
  • Corporate
EDUCATION


Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science – University of Michigan – Ann Arbor (2000)


J.D., Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, TX, Institute for Immigration and International Law – JD Concentration Certificate (2004)


  • Member of the Bar, State of Texas, (2004)
  • Admitted to Practice, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas (2013)
  • Admitted to Practice, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit (2013)
  • Admitted to Practice, U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas (2011)
  • Admitted to Practice, U.S. District Court Western District of Texas (2017)
  • Member, American Bar Association
LANGUAGES


English and Spanish

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OF COUNSELS

Charles M.R. Vethan

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Charles is an AV Preeminent® attorney, rated by Martindale-Hubbell, awarded to the top 3% of attorneys in North America. Charles has vast experience in drafting and reviewing Master Services Agreements (MSA) for oil and gas clients, as well as in litigation regarding indemnity provisions, volatile compound (hydrocarbon and chemical) explosions, injury, or death.

Charles has also represented mid capped private entities as lead counsel in complex commercial litigation, partnership and shareholder disputes, intellectual property litigation (patents, trademarks, and copyrights), and theft of trade secrets matters.

Experienced in trial and appellate litigation before state and federal courts in the U.S. and has also arbitrated matters before the American Arbitration Association.


PRACTICE AREAS


  • Corporate.
  • Commercial and contracts
  • Civil, administrative, trial and appellate litigation
  • Arbitration
EDUCATION


Juris Doctor, Southern Methodist University School of Law; Served as Law Review Staff Editor, The International Lawyer.


Canadian Securities Certification, Toronto Dominion Bank / TD Waterhouse, Investment Banking, Calgary, AB and New York, NY


Bachelors of Science (Clinical Psychology), University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.


Bachelors of Science (Genetics), University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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OF COUNSELS

Rafael Cancino

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Certified public accountant with vast experience supervising financial groups, multiple purpose banking institutions, regulated entities and regulatory compliance before financial authorities.


He served for more than 20 years at the National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV), his last position being the former Director General for Supervision. Throughout his career at the Commission, he acquired a deep and detailed knowledge of the supervision, regulatory and compliance procedures for all kind of financial institutions, including the authorization and launching of operations. Likewise, he represented the CNBV before the corresponding Supervision Boards and collaborated in joint visits with foreign authorities on the matter.


As a private counsel, he has accompanied clients through the process of obtaining the corresponding authorization to act as Financial Technology Institutions, as well as in diverse authorization procedures and regarding corrective or remedial actions for supervised entities.


PRACTICE AREAS


  • Financial Technology Institutions Regulation Law (Fintech Law)
  • Corporate governance
  • Regulatory compliance of Financial Institutions before the National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV)
EDUCATION


B.S. Accounting, Universidad Panamericana (1997) MSc. in Finance, Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. (ITESM) (2002)


LANGUAGES


Spanish and English

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OF COUNSELS

Christian Solís

PROFESIONAL EXPERIENCE


Christian is the founding partner of Solis. He specializes in local and international tax consultancy, as well as in strategic tax litigation. He has more than 18 years of experience working in local tax consultancy, international taxation, mergers and acquisitions, spin offs, restructures and tax litigation.

Christian has successfully advised national and foreign clients in the attention and follow-up of inspection procedures initiated by the federal and local authorities, as well as in the preparation, filing and follow-up of applicable means of defense (including, among others, administrative appeals, conclusive agreements before the Federal Taxpayer’s Attorney, constitutional proceedings and nullity lawsuits before the Federal Tax Court). Also, he has helped clients to implement preventive procedures and controls to avoid future contingencies, based on the tax authorities’ new auditing trends.


PRACTICE AREAS
  • Tax
  • Tax litigation
  • Corporate taxation
EDUCATION


He obtained his JD degree from Instituto Tecnológico Autonomo de México (“ITAM”).


Obtained a post graduate degree in Tax Law in Universidad Panamericana and a post graduate course in International Taxation at ITAM.


LANGUAGES


Spanish and English.

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OF COUNSELS

Alexis Michel

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Mr. Michel has focused his practice in customs, foreign trade and regulatory law, as well as in the development of expansion opportunities for his clients, according to the administrative tools implemented by the Mexican authorities. He has specialized in the implementation of free trade agreements, tariff classification and valuation, verification of origin, certifications, permits, licenses and authorizations before diverse authorities and also in programs for the promotion of foreign trade sich as IMMEX, Sectorial Promotion and IVA / IEPS Certification.

Likewise, he has ample experience conducting due diligence related to obligations derived from foreign trade and regulatory operations. He has represented his clients before a diverse array of customs and tax authorities regarding tax audits as well as in many administrative procedures and appeals to rulings derived from such procedures. He is also experienced in unfair foreign trade practices and antidumping.


PRACTICE AREAS
  • Foreign trade
  • Customs
  • Regulatory
EDUCATION


LL.B. Centro Universitario México División de Estudios Superiores (1998).


Diploma in Tax Law, Universidad Panamericana (2006).


LANGUAGES


Spanish and English

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