Mónica Andonegui Cuéllar

Associate, Mexico City

Biography

Overview

Mónica has focused her practice in Financial Regulatory Services, Fintech, Data Privacy & Cybersecurity and Intellectual Property.

Before joining White & Case in 2022, Mónica was a member of a prestigious transactional law firm in Mexico City. She was part of the banking and finance legal team participating in national restructurings of financial groups. Monica is counsel to national and international financial entities, service providers of financial entities, start-ups and businesses applying for a financial entity's license in Mexico (banking license, fintech license, sociedad financiera popular license, among others).

Additionally, Monica has wide experience in intellectual property (with a special focus on M&A transactions) and data privacy law.

Bars and Courts
Authorized to practice law in Mexico
Education
Attorney at Law (Abogado)
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Summer Program "International Intellectual Property Transactions"
Bucerius Law School
Exchange Program "International and Comparative Business Law"
Bucerius Law School
Languages
English
Spanish

Experience

Representative transactions include:

Restructures, 2022

Currently advising in financial regulatory matters to one of the world's largest financial entities in its corporate restructuring consisting of the sale of part of its businesses in Mexico;

Currently participating as part of the team advising in the restructure process of a financial group in Mexico;

Currently participating as part of the team advising in the authorization process of different financial entities before the Mexican Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV);

M&A transactions, 2017 – 2021*

Participated as part of the legal team advising several corporations in M&A transactions with a special focus on intellectual property and data privacy law;

Assisted the biggest American events promoter and venue operator in the acquisition of a controlling interest in one of Latin America's leading promoters of live events, venue operator and owner of the biggest ticket distributor in Mexico; and

Assisted a latin american premier partner to global fashion brands, in the acquisition of a leading fashion retail business.

Pro Bono*

In intellectual Property and/or Data Privacy matters, Mónica participated in the following:

  • Assisted one of the biggest international non-governmental organization working in the fields of wilderness preservation and reduction of human impact on the environment;
  • Assisted a charity association that supports Mexican women of low economic income who are committed to their personal growth. This association provides psychotherapy sessions and gives them the opportunity to begin/continue with their studies; and
  • Assisted a non-profit civil association that encourages individuals who desire to achieve a more prosperous and productive life, through training and consulting for the creation or improvement of their micro-enterprises and self-employment.

* Matters prior to joining White & Case.