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Jose Coto joined the firm in 2008. His experience includes regulatory advice across multiple industries, including financial services, telecommunications and energy.
From 2010–2011, Jose served as regulatory advisor of one of the biggest media and telecommunications companies in Mexico. During this period, he advised the company in different matters that comprised a strategy to increase market share in the provision of fixed, cellular and satellite telecommunications services.
In 2013, he obtained a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy degree from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. During the summer of 2012, he worked as policy analyst in a leading think tank based in Mexico City.
Prior to joining White & Case, Jose worked as a law clerk in the Central Bank and in the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit.
2014 Financial Reform Bill – Jose collaborated in the advice provided by the Firm to different financial institutions about the implementation of new regulatory obligations set forth in the 2014 Financial Reform Bill. The advice included, among other subjects, the preparation of amendments required by the bylaws and stock certificates of financial holding companies, banks and brokerage firms.
Anti-money laundering compliance – Jose has actively advised clients from different industries about compliance requirements and obligations under Mexico’s new Federal Anti-money Laundering Law (the Federal Law on the Prevention and Identification of Transactions from Illicit Sources), including the representation of such clients before the Financial Intelligence Unit, in connection with fillings made to confirm the interpretation of the law.
Administrative sanction proceedings before the National Banking and Securities Commission – Representation of issuers in the stock exchange market and other financial institutions, before the National Baking and Securities Commission, in regards to investigation proceedings conducted to determine possible violations to financial laws and regulations.
Public servant accountabilities and complex financial transactions – One of the fields in which Jose has extensive experience is advising different governmental agencies on the renegotiation of public agreements considering possible public servant accountabilities. Some of his experience includes the representation of a Mexican development bank on the execution of a settlement agreement, after the breach by a counterparty of an obligation to deliver three turbines required for a power plant.