Enrique is the head of the Civil and Bankruptcy Litigation Practice in Mexico. He is widely recognized as an important figure in the dispute resolution market, advising a notable client roster in high-profile cases. He is a leading litigator, particularly in bankruptcy proceedings and in complex, high-stakes commercial litigation, including complex financial cases in federal and state courts throughout the country. Enrique´s experience includes international commercial arbitration and multijurisdictional litigation, representing national and international clients, mostly global companies, banks, investment banks, investment advisers, insurance companies, hedge funds and other providers of financial services, as well as security agents, trustees, creditor groups, bondholders, public corporations, credit insurers and Mexican public institutions, among others.
Since the enactment of the current Mexican Bankruptcy Law or 'Ley de Concursos Mercantiles' in 2000, Enrique has successfully achieved several court precedents in Mexico related to bankruptcy and insolvency matters, as has established himself as one of Mexico's leading restructuring and insolvency litigators. He has extensive experience representing both debtors and creditors in complex insolvency cases and in matters related to liquidation and distribution of the estate.
His practice in bankruptcy and opinions in the field were also a reference point for the drafting of the most ambitious amendment ever to the Mexican Bankruptcy Law. This legal reform was completely approved by Mexican lawmakers and came into effect in January 2014.
Enrique regularly represents major creditors, debtors, ad hoc creditor and lender groups, steering committees, trustees, strategic and financial investors, and governmental entities in a wide variety of industry and market sectors.
In addition to trying commercial cases, Enrique also has experience in investigations of potential antitrust violations representing parties before the Mexican competition agency. His white collar and compliance experience includes conducting internal corporate investigations and representing and advising Mexican, US and other foreign multinational companies and their governing boards and committees in civil matters involving fraud, accounting, and regulatory issues, often in the context of investigations and enforcement actions. He has substantial experience in matters involving local and cross-border litigation related to Mexican anti-corruption laws and regulations, as well as to the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-corruption laws. This experience includes creating and assessing compliance and training programs, conducting risk assessments and compliance audits, as well as conducting and evaluating anti-corruption due diligence and compliance in the context of foreign investments and mergers and acquisitions.
Enrique also has substantial experience in the strategic, forensic auditing of litigation cases and potential claims, providing support to general counsels and in-house counsel in need of reorganization, evaluation and control of their litigation departments.
He lectures on insolvency-related subjects and on the bankruptcy of financial institutions in Mexico at the graduate programs of the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM) and the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo León.
Enrique is a member of a number of professional associations, including the International Bar Association and ICC (Mexico), and is a regular contributor to the Firm's industry alerts.