Yuriria Galicia | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Yuriria Galicia

Associate, Mexico City

T +52 55 5540 9632

E galicyu@whitecase.com

Overview

Yuriria's practice focuses on administrative, constitutional and commercial litigation matters, including, among other areas, consultation and litigation in public procurement, antitrust, regulatory and telecommunications. She also has experience in corporate law.

Prior to joining White & Case in 2011, Yuriria worked at a prestigious firm in Mexico City where she acquired corporate experience, Yuriria also worked at a boutique litigation firm.

Yuriria also has participated in different pro bono matters, such as aiding Make-a-Wish International to establish a Mexican subsidiary.

Bars and Courts

  • Authorized to practice law in Mexico

Education

  • Attorney at Law (Abogada), Escuela Libre de Derecho

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Experience

Representation of one, of the main mobile operators in Mexico against the rulings of the telecommunications regulator to determine interconnection rates with other providers of telecommunication services.

Active participant in obtaining an amparo action against a ruling of the Ministry of Communications and Transport, which in 2008 determined interconnection rates for call termination in the mobile network of Grupo Telefónica under the scheme El que Llama Paga Local or EQLLP. In this litigation, the Supreme Court of Justice decided to vacate this ruling, concluding the Ministry of Communications and Transport does not have the authority both to resolve a writ of review filed against a resolution of the Plenary of the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT), and to determine the mobile termination rates that cellular carriers charge telecommunication companies.

Representation of a concessionaire of rail services in the country against several acts of the Ministry of Communications and Transport, its main competitors and debtors.

Representation of one of the main participants in the telecommunications sector against the granting of concession titles to exploit and operate the 2.5GHz frequency band, which is one of the most appreciated radio spectrum frequency bands to provide Fourth Generation Services such as "WiMAX" and LTE (Long Term Evolution Mobile technology).

Member of the team that represented various companies such as Boeing Capital Company and Engine Lease Finance Corporation as major creditors in the most complex bankruptcy in Mexico: Compañia Mexicana de Aviacion, Mexico's first and biggest airline, and its simultaneous ancillary proceeding before the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, involving more than US$1 billion in debt.

Worked with the team that successfully represented Pfizer, one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies and its Mexican subsidiaries, in commercial and regulatory cases.

Representation of one of the main participants in the poultry industry against a ruling of the Federal Antitrust Commission (COFECE) deciding the imposition of a major fine (approximately US$1.5 million USD) for the alleged practice of a horizontal agreement with its competitors to fix the price of poultry by-products to final consumers.

Representation of various banks that are part of the Mexican Banking Association (Asociación de Bancos de México). Yuriria has been active as well in other defense pleadings representing entities of the Financial System against acts of the National Banking and Securities Commission, the Ministry of Treasury, the National Insurance and Bonding Commission, the National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Financial Services Customers, the National Housing Commission, as well as state and municipal governments.

Representation of a well-known antiques dealer in a Federal Court trial against the resolution by the Mexican Government denying the exportation of certain antiques whereby we secured the declaration that Article 33 of Mexico's Monuments and Archaeological Zones Law Rulings is unconstitutional.