About Us

In PDLC we have managed to integrate a group of specialists who, after several years of constant work and continuous learning, are able to promptly meet the needs of our clients, with both, a commercial and a legal vision, which brings as consequence direct benefits for our clients. The guiding principle of our practice is the quality of the services we offer as well as the expertise, total availability and commitment of the members of our Firm, always looking for long term relationships with our clients and commercial partners.

PDLC seeks to become the best solution for our client’s needs, with strategic locations with consistent quality services and a short, medium and long term expansion plan, attractive to those entrusting us the attention of any legal matter.

Our Customer

Partners

Mauricio Portillo Barragán

mportillo@pdlc.com.mx

Founding Partner of PDLC, Mauricio has actively participated in domestic and international transactions, mainly in the hospitality and real estate industries. He provides legal and business assistance in areas where he has acquired vast experience such as, mergers, acquisitions, investments, corporate restructuring, public and private bids, as well as general regulatory matters.

Areas of Practice

  • Leasing
  • Real Estate
  • Antitrust
  • Government Procurement (Procurement Law)
  • Corporate Law
  • Energy
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Foreign Investment
  • Licensing and Franchising Immigration
  • Migration Law
  • Anti-Corruption Practices
  • Tourism
  • Gaming and Lottery

Work Experience

PDLC (Founding Partner – as of January, 2012).
González Calvillo, S.C. (Associate – June, 2002 to December, 2011).

Education

Universidad Iberoamericana (Attorney at Law).

Postgraduate Studies

“Strategic Directions for International Practice”, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 2008.

Languages

Spanish and English

Edgar A. de la Cruz González

edelacruz@pdlc.com.mx

Founding Partner of PDLC, Edgar has participated in different audit procedures in Tax matters as part of merger or company acquisition processes, in order to identify possible contingencies and, if applicable, design strategies to mitigate their impact on the acquiring or surviving companies. Likewise, he is frequently called upon in his practice to provide domestic and international clients with assistance in Tax procedures before both, federal and local authorities.

Areas of Practice

  • Consulting and Tax Litigation
  • Consulting and Administrative and Constitutional Litigation (Amparo)
  • Social Security

Work Experience

PDLC (Founding Partner – as of January, 2012).
López Gachúz, S.C. (Partner –2009 to 2011).
Segura Hernández Abogados, S.C. (Partner – 2006 a 2009).
Grupo Televisa, S.A. (Attorney – 2002 a 2005).

Education

Universidad Tecnológica de México (Attorney at Law with honors).

Languages

Spanish and English

Andrés Gómez Calderón

agomez@pdlc.com.mx

Partner of PDLC, Andrés has broad experience in a wide range of Intellectual Property areas, such as trademarks, patents, plant varieties, copyrights, protection of personal data, and litigation related thereto. His background in the Intellectual Property regulatory body in México, and in prestigious firms in our country, enables him to provide his clients with a competitive advantage in the design of strategies to protect and defend their Intellectual Property rights.

Areas of Practice

  • Acquisition of Intellectual Property Assets
  • Application of Border Measures in Defense of Intellectual Property Rights
  • Unfair Competition
  • Copyrights
  • Franchising
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
  • Trademarks
  • Monitoring of Rights
  • Encroachment at a Commercial and Registration Level
  • Patents
  • Data Protection
  • International Protection of Intellectual Property
  • Rights in more than 150 countries
  • Comparative and Misleading Advertising
  • Trade Secrets
  • Plant Varieties

Work Experience

PDLC (Partner – as of July, 2012).
Cuesta Campos & Asociados, S.C. (Head of the Intellectual Property area – August, 2010 to May, 2012).
González Calvillo, S.C. (Associate – September, 2007 to July, 2010).
Instituto Mexicano de la Propiedad Industrial (Specialist in Intellectual Property – May, 2000 to August, 2007).

Education

Universidad del Valle de México (Attorney at Law).

Postgraduate Studies

Postgraduate Studies in Intellectual Property, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2004.
“Intellectual Property Seminary”, Universidad de Margarita, Venezuela, 2004.

Languages

Spanish and English

Strategic Alliances

Entra Consulting

Through the experience developed by the attorneys of the Firm and a solid alliance with Entra Consulting, we have integrated a multidisciplinary team that assists clients in devising strategies to succeed in today’s global, complicated and highly regulated oil and gas industry. Our team includes oil and gas industry professionals with valuable international, commercial and regulatory experience.

The experienced team we have integrated use to assist our clients in the following areas:

  • Structuring International Energy Transaction
  • Guiding the Way Through Latin America’s Complex Oil and Gas Regulations
  • Managing Merger and Acquisition Projects
  • Navigating Laws Affecting New Technologies
  • Structuring Compliance Programs
  • Managing Oil and Gas International Disputes and Providing Expert witness litigation and Arbitration Services

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