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Greenberg Traurig Mexico City Office Named White Collar Crime Law Firm of the Year by The Latin American Lawyer

MEXICO CITY – Nov. 1, 2019 – The Mexico City office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP received the Law Firm of the Year - White Collar Crime Award at The Latin American Lawyer Energy & Infrastructure Awards 2019.

The awards ceremony and dinner took place on Oct. 23 at the JW Marriot in Mexico City, gathering guests from the Energy and Infrastructure legal sectors from numerous Latin American countries. Hugo López Coll, a shareholder in the White Collar Defense & Special Investigations Practice in Mexico City, accepted the award on behalf of the firm.

“We are honored to receive this recognition as a reflection of our commitment to excel in client service,” said López Coll. “Our White Collar Defense & Special Investigations Practice has consistently been ranked as one of the strongest, not only in Mexico and Latin America, but globally. Our global practice utilizes the significant knowledge of veterans in related fields across the firm to develop and integrate global strategies for our clients.”

The event aims to highlight the excellence of lawyers in firms who are experts in the energy and infrastructure sector in Latin America. Winners were selected by a jury composed of general counsels from leading industry companies in the region, according to the publisher.

“We are very pleased to receive this award, as it reflects our attorneys’ commitment to our clients throughout Latin America,” said the Co-Chairs of Greenberg Traurig’s Global White Collar Criminal Defense Practice Nathan J. Muyskens and Barry Vitou in a joint statement. “We have handled many high-profile criminal cases in Mexico and Latin America, and look forward to continuing our role as strong advocates for all of our clients in the region.”

López Coll advises Mexican and regional entities and their holding companies, both in regulated and non-regulated industries, on regulatory and compliance matters with Mexican laws, and assists clients with issues arising under the laws comprising the Mexican National Anti-Corruption System, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the OECD Convention, and the UN Convention Against Corruption. He also represents domestic and international clients on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, regulatory and compliance matters, internal investigations, shareholders’ disputes, and gaming issues.

About Greenberg Traurig’s White Collar Defense & Special Investigations Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s White Collar Defense & Special Investigations Practice protects companies and individuals under government scrutiny. GT’s creative defense lawyers in the US, Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific are at the forefront of white collar defense, with wide-ranging experience in structuring internal investigations, developing guidelines, implementing compliance programs, and addressing issues of voluntary disclosure. Their representations involve alleged securities and commodities fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, health care/pharmaceutical fraud, environmental crimes, money laundering, financial services fraud, public corruption/campaign finance, tax corruption, defense contracting, and bankruptcy fraud. In addition, the majority of GT’s litigation shareholders and counsel have first-chair trial experience.

About Greenberg Traurig Mexico: Greenberg Traurig’s Mexico City office offers clients innovative, strategic advice and legal services that span both traditional fields and contemporary regulatory sectors. The office has more than 60 bilingual attorneys who have been contributors to major national projects in Mexico and leverages the resources and reach of the firm’s global platform to provide clients with tailored legal services reflective of the specific industry and market conditions in which they operate. The Mexico City office is an integral part of the firm’s award-winning Latin America Practice, and has been recognized with leading banking, corporate, M&A, infrastructure, real estate, privacy, energy, administrative litigation, and competition practices in Mexico.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2100 attorneys in 41 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.