Tech-Media-Telecoms in Mexico
Av. Insurgentes Sur 1605, piso 12, Col., San José Insurgentes, Del. Benito Juárez,, Mexico City, C.P. 03900
Rios Ferrer, Guillen-Llarena, Trevino y Rivera, S.C. is a highly specialized law firm in complex matters related to telecommunications, infrastructure, project finance, regulatory matters, and litigation including arbitration; providing legal counselling to our clients in major disputes before Mexican courts and regulators, through the creation of new and innovative strategies for the defense of our clients.
In the telecommunications field, the Firm has advised and represented both national and international clients, for the development and implementation of business/projects related to: fixed and mobile/local, and long-distance services; VoIP; satellite services; public and private telecommunications networks; added value services; broadband and internet services; infrastructure sharing; and broadcasting, among others. Also, the representation of our clients before any type of Mexican authorities, such as the Federal Telecommunications Institute and Ministry of Communications and Transportation, in order to obtain concessions, permits/authorizations, registrations and opinions from the corresponding authorities; for the elaboration and negotiation of specialized contracts; as well as in the management of all kinds of proceedings before administrative and judicial authorities.
Our Firm also provides our clients any additional legal support often needed by telecommunications companies for the usual development of their corporations, such as corporate services, employment consultancy, transactional matters and international trade. Also, our Firm focus on other aspects related to the telecommunications area, including antitrust matters, personal data protection, defense of the telecom user´s rights, among others.Show more +
Practices Areas: Ricardo Ríos Ferrer was born in Mexico City 1961. He is one of the founding partners of the law firm Rios Ferrer, Guillen-Llarena, Trevino y Rivera, S.C., and former President of the Mexican Bar Association. He is a TMT expert lawyer, with 28 years of professional experience in telecommunications and broadcasting services; antitrust, constitutional, civil, trade and administrative law; federal contentious proceedings in civil and administrative nature, amparo, arbitration and mediation, among others.
Professional Memberships: Accounting for Lawyers, Mexican Bar Association, 1998. Member: International Bar Association; American Bar Association; member and former President of the Mexican Bar Association; Mexican Academy of International Law. Founder and Chairman of the Telecommunications Law Committee of the Mexican Bar Association. Arbitrator appointed by the Superior Justice Court of Mexico City (1995). Mr. Ríos Ferrer serves as a Board of Directors member of diverse Mexican companies and has advised several foreign clients on structuring and financing foreign investments in Mexico.
Publications: Ricardo Ríos Ferrer: On June 2000, Mr. Ríos Ferrer published an Article on Telecommunications Law in the Mexican Lawyers’ Magazine, which was the first academic approach to such field of law in Mexico. Other publications of Mr. Ríos Ferrer have appeared in seminar publications of the Academy of International law, 1989; Los Angeles Daily Journal, 1995. Author of the Mexican Chapter on Telecommunications Law and Practice, by Colin D. Long, Sweet & Maxwell, 2000; Author of the Mexican Telecommunications Law summary appearing in European Counsel 2000. Coordinator of the Regulation Panel of “Expo-Comm” Mexico Chapter, 1999, 2000 and 2001.
Education: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (J.D. 1984); Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, attended courses in business administration and economics, 1980-1982. Georgetown University Law Centre (LL.M., 1986). Professor: Financial Law, Universidad Iberoamericana (1988-1990). Escuela Libre de Derecho (Transnational Business in Mexico, Graduate Program; 1995-1996). University Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (Post-graduate Course in Telecommunications; 1999). PhD. at Law Candidate, University of Salamanca, Spain. Information Technology Management, seminar conducted by Managing Partner Magazine in London, U.K., 1999.Show more +