Francisco Riquelme Gallardo
Francisco obtained a degree in Law from the Universidad Iberoamericana, where he completed his studies in 1990.
He obtained a degree of specialization in Amparo under a program jointly organized by the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation and the Universidad Iberoamericana; he attended the seminar of Trainers for Oral Trials provided by the Ministry of Government and the Universidad Panamericana; he completed a diploma course in Accusatory Criminal System from the Universidad Sergio Arboleda in Bogota, Colombia; he also participated in the First Latin American Congress of Accusatory System in Miami, Florida; and completed a litigation course organized by the California Western School of Law.
He has a Master’s Degree in Criminal Proceeding Law from the Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Law, where he is currently attending a Law Ph.D. program.
For years he has actively participated in the Mexican Bar Association (Barra Mexicana de Abogados), which is the bar association with the largest number of members in Mexico; he has been elected to act as Coordinator of the Criminal Law Commission; Executive Secretary of the Defense of the Defense and currently occupies the position of Vocal of the Council, being its most senior member.
He recently co-published the work titled “Identity and reasons of the Adversarial Accusatory System”, (“Identidad y razones del Sistema Acusatorio Adversarial“) which aims to make the operators and the society in general aware of the benefits of the new justice system.
He has received important awards, including the Pro Bono award annually granted by the Mexican Bar Association (premio Pro Bono) for his outstanding work in defense of individuals with limited resources, especially as a result of his participation in a case that resulted in an amendment to the Mexican Constitution and the release of the individuals requesting the aid of the association.
The journal El Mundo del Abogado included him in the list of the Best 100 Lawyers in Mexico “Los 100 mejores abogados de México“, which confirms his position in the sector.
In the academy, he is a professor of Criminal Procedural Law in the Universidad Panamericana; he is also a professor in the Masters’ Degree Program of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and he is certified to provide training for the implementation of the Criminal Justice System (Sistema de Justicia Penal) by the Ministry of Government. He also participates in Renace, training specialists on the criminal justice system.
He also collaborates as a Criminal Law expert on interviews, programs, debates, and round tables in media communications.
Isidoro Sirazi Cherem
Isidoro obtained a degree in Law in 1995 after completing his studies at the Universidad Iberoamericana.
He has specialty studies in Contracts and Corporate Law from the Universidad Iberoamericana, A.C.
He completed the course of theory and tools of Negotiation held by Harvard Law School.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Procedural Law from the Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Law.
He is a member of the Mexican Bar Association (Barra Mexicana de Abogados), where he actively participates in the Corporate Law and Real Estate Law commissions.
Isidoro specializes in advising commercial property occupiers and investors, particularly concerning offices and leisure premises. His practice includes advising high net worth individuals on investment in and disposal of properties in Mexico, both residential and commercial. He represents business occupiers of new premises and the restructuring of existing property portfolios, acting for occupiers and investors in the acquisition, management, and disposal of properties.
Isidoro also advises developers on complex site acquisitions, as well as all aspects of General notarial practice, conducting due diligence before sale or purchase of property, preparing and implementing diverse schemes of alliance between investors in real estate projects, negotiating execution of contracts between operators and vendors, preparing construction documentation, negotiating credit agreements to develop projects.
He has participated in real property projects, including housing and tourism developments, golf courses, beach clubs, shopping malls, and industrial parks, mainly representing Mexican developers for their alliances with national and foreign counterparties.
The activities in which they have participated for various developers include Due diligence for the purchase or sale of real estate; Preparing documentation related to such real estate operations; Preparing and implementing several alliance structures among different investors in real estate projects; Preparing and implementing fractioning systems, master and accessory condominium regimes; Negotiation for the execution of various contracts with operators and marketers; Preparation of construction documentation; Negotiating credit contracts to fund developments; Preparation of different structures for the sale of elements of real property developments; Formalization of other sales operations and appraisals of various aspects of real estate development; Registration process for such sales structures before the Mexican authorities and assistance for their registration before foreign authorities.
Fernando Gibrán Castillo Vega
In 2016, he completed a master’s degree in Business Legal Advice, directed by the Complutense University of Madrid, in coordination with the firm Cremades & Calvo Sotelo Abogados, whose headquarters are in the City of Madrid, Spain; firm in which he also collaborated as a lawyer in the criminal area.
He also has a master’s degree in Criminal Procedural Law from the Institute for Higher Studies in Criminal Law. He has also participated in numerous refresher courses and obtained diplomas in Criminal Law offered by the most prestigious institutions in the country and abroad, where he completed the “Advanced Counter-Exam Techniques” course, organized by the California Western School of Law.
Since his internship, he has focused on criminal matters collaborating with some of the most prestigious law firms in the country. In 2017, he joined our firm as a Lawyer, and as of 2020, he works as an Associate. He is a specialist in the Adversarial Accusatory System and has participated in designing litigation strategies in matters of high impact and national interest.
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