Joselino Morales Lopez

Joselino Morales Lopez

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Joselino Morales leads the amparo trial and tax and administrative law litigation practice in the firm’s Mexico City office. With more than 20 years of experience leading high-stakes and complex trial cases in Mexican federal and state courts, he has been the lead lawyer in landmark litigation proceedings representing international and domestic clients across diverse industries, including infrastructure, telecommunications, satellite, construction, real estate and energy. Joselino has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation and Who’s Who Legal as one of the top lawyers in Mexico in his areas of practice.

In addition to his experience in private practice, Joselino previously served as Clerk of the Mexican Federal Court of Justice for Tax and Administrative Matters.

Concentrations

  • Amparo trial
  • Administrative
  • Tax
  • Infrastructure
  • Construction
  • Competition/antitrust
  • Intellectual property
  • Telecommunications
  • Energy
  • Public work
  • Government procurement
  • Real estate
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Expertise

Erfahrung

  • Represented Bio Pappel, as a trial lawyer, in an amparo trial against the conditions imposed by the Mexican Federal Competition Commission (COFECE) in the authorization of a concentration. The result obtained in this ruling marked the first time that a merger was carried out in Mexico without complying with the COFECE-imposed conditions.
  • Acted as lead litigation counsel to Satélites Mexicanos, S.A. de C.V. (SATMEX), a leading satellite operator which delivers video, audio and data services to the Americas in several amparo trials and administrative proceedings.
  • Acted as lead litigation counsel to consortium in charge of the construction of the Tunnel Emisor Oriente, one of the largest wastewater tunnels in the world, in several amparo trials and administrative law proceedings. The consortium was formed by Slim's Mexican billionaire Grupo Carso and other prominent Mexican engineering, procurement and construction companies.
  • Acted as lead Mexican litigation counsel to the largest telecommunications towers operator in the U.S. and the fourth largest independent operator in the industry, in several amparo trials.
  • Acted as lead Mexican litigation counsel to one of the largest mobile network providers in the world with operations in Europe, Asia (China Unicom), North America and South America in several amparo trials, administrative and regulatory proceedings.
  • Ingenieros Civiles Asociados (ICA). Representation in diverse annulment trials.
  • Acted as a leading litigation attorney to a Spanish engineering and technology company with presence in 34 countries, including Mexico, in an administrative trial to challenge the termination of a public service agreement.
  • Representation of a major company in the energy sector in Mexico as lead litigation counsel, in several amparo trials regarding compensatory adjustments on natural gas distribution tariffs. 
  • Represents a world leader in industrial real estate logistics with presence in America, Europe and Asia as lead litigation counsel, in a contentious administrative trial.

Anerkennung durch den Markt

  • Listed, Benchmark Litigation, 2017-2018 
  • Listed, Who’s Who Legal, "Administrative Litigation and Corporate Tax in Mexico," 2017
  • Member, Winning Team, Acquisition International magazine, "Overall Law Firm of the Year – Mexico," 2013
  • Member, Winning Team, Acquisition International magazine, "Most Trusted Law Firm of the Year – Mexico," 2013
  • Lecturer, Amparo trial and administrative law-related subjects in the graduate and post graduate programs, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico
  • Active member, National Association of Business Lawyers, Bar, A.C.

Ausbildung

Akademische Ausbildung
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Law (PGDL), Tax Law, Universidad Panamericana
  • Diploma in Amparo Trial, Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas, Universidad Autónoma de México, Mexico, 1994
  • J.D., Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Zulassung
  • Mexico
Sprache
  • Spanisch, Native
  • Englisch, Fluent