C.P.A. Mario A. Zaldivar S.

ZALDIVAR CONSULTING, S.C. is a company that has been focused for more than 30 years on providing solutions to our clients in 6 main areas:

  • Auditing
  • Taxes
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Foreign Trade
  • New Business Development

These comprehensive professional services that are available, are intended to cover all the aspects required within a company, for each of the areas to ensure the proper functioning and enforcement in all its aspects.

One issue that no company should be neglected is the fiscal aspect, area should be adequately meeting its obligations to guarantee the good operations of the business.

ZALDIVAR CONSULTING, S.C., is a firm of professionals that provides services such as taxes auditing, tax, accounting, consulting business, social security, and develops new businesses.

Firm Overview:

ZALDIVAR CONSULTING, S.C., is an accounting firm founded in 2003, with the main objective of providing accounting-taxes solutions.

Subsequently, and according to the needs of our clients were included in the portfolio of services audits tax, fiscal, financial consultancy and advice in the area of foreign trade.

We assist our clients in planning the information needs of their organizations, and determine how best to identify, assemble, analyze and manage the data required to meet those needs. The external environment contains much useful information, but the key information is generated inside a business, as a by-product of its operations. We identify that data and show how it can be used by executives. We can develop and install systems that aid in functions ranging from purchasing and inventory control to human resource development. Management advisory requires an understanding of the dynamics of a business situation, an analytical approach to problems and issues, and the creativity to develop the most effective solutions and recommendations for our clients.

Maria Gabriela Alaña Castro

Maria Gabriela Alaña Castro advises Mexican and foreign entities on real estate, corporate, financial and banking matters. Maria represents Mexican and foreign real estate developers of office, multi-family, retail and resort project. She also counsels clients in matters relating to the development and implementation of corporate and financial structures and has broad experience representing clients in acquisitions and dispositions.

Maria is a member of DLA Piper’s North American Pro Bono Committee.


– Grupo Sordo Madaleno: all aspects of the acquisition of real estate in multiple Mexican states and drafting and negotiating joint ventures with foreign and local partners for the construction,development and operation of mixed-use projects, including office and retail
– Grupo Sordo Madaleno: joint investment with one of the largest Canadian pension funds for MX$2,500 million pesos (US$130 million) to develop and operate mixed-use projects in strategic locations in México City and various Mexican states
– Desarrollos Inmobiliarios Mar y Tierra, S.A. de C.V.: drafting and negotiating a joint venture with a local partner for the construction, development and operation of a mixed-use project, including office and retail, in the high-end Polanco area in México City, and the implementation of an administration trust agreement
– Bovis Lend Lease, S.A. de C.V.: drafting project management agreements for the development of office space and negotiating project management agreements
– Large and medium-sized clients (both landlords and tenants) in drafting and negotiating office leases in Class A and stand-alone premises, and drafting and negotiating lease and other guarantees
– Prudential Real Estate Investments: acquisition of properties in various states in México, negotiation of JVs with local partners for the development, management and operation of industrial parks, and drafting and negotiating landlords in build-to-suit leases
– Controladora de Terminales de México: drafting and negotiating build to suit and other leases
– Marriott: due diligence for the acquisition of land in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur México, for the development of a hotel and residential project, and the negotiation of a lease for Marriott’s corporate offices in México City


United Mexican States

Prior Experience:

Before joining DLA Piper, Maria was a partner in the law firm Gallástegui y Lozano, S.C. GyL, which combined with DLA Piper in February 2015. Earlier in her career, Maria practiced in a prominent Mexican law firm, focusing on real estate, corporate and securities matters. She was also a banker at BBVA Bancomer, one of México’s largest banks.


– LL.M., International Business Transactions, University of San Francisco 2000
– Law Degree (Licenciatura en Derecho), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico 1996

Law Firm:

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world.

We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients.

We achieve this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help our clients succeed. We deliver consistent services across our platform of practices and sectors in all matters we undertake.

Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies. They include more than half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 or their subsidiaries. We also advise governments and public sector bodies.

Daniel García Barragán López

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico.

Daniel Graduated from the Faculty of Law, National Autonomous University of Mexico (2012), with an Honorable Mention.

Education: Postgraduate Studies Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration. International Chamber of Commerce / Escuela Libre de Derecho (2012-2013) Fundamentals of International Arbitration Course, University of Miami (2014) New York University (2014-2015) Master of Law within the Program “International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration”, Dean’s Graduate Award.

Memberships & Associations: Member of Barra Mexicana Bar Association, National Association of Business Lawyers (ANADE), International Chamber of Commerce, ICC YAF, Young ICCA, Young ITA.

Languages: ​​Spanish, English, French and Italian.

Date of Admission: 2012.

Areas of Professional Practice: Corporate and Commercial law, National and International Contracts Law, Energy Law, Maritime Law and Arbitration.

Law Firm:

In 1978, García Barragán Abogados was established in Mexico City and consolidated as a leader throughout the country, in the field of International law and has gained a presence thanks to its partnerships with important offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia. The prestige of this organization has been built by understanding the specific needs of each client, regardless of its size, to offer you the best legal solutions through personalized attention. The prestige of García Barragán Abogados is due to the quality and formation of its partners, for this reason different legal entities They consider her as one of the leaders in Mexico. The social commitment of García Barragán Abogados becomes patent through pro bono legal services for those causes and people who do not have economic resources and require To face diverse challenges and legal needs. In this sense, the firm reaffirms its humanist vocation and its responsibility towards Mexican society.

Tomás Héctor Natividad Sanchez

During 36 years, Natividad Abogados, S.C. Company Advisors, has consolidated its position in the country as a reference in the solution of conflicts in the areas of Labor Law and Social Security; it has also become an ally of its clients in the prevention of possible conflicts, because of its specialized strategic advice.


To be the best acknowledged legal firm in the business environment, providing comprehensive and innovative services in all Labor and Social Security matters to all our clients, through our team of specialized lawyers and nationwide coverage.

Our Strengths:

As a specialized firm we are prepared to assist and support our clients in solving their labor disputes taking into account our main strengths.

• With 36 years of experience.
• Promoting the training of our professionals.
• Exclusively protecting the rights of companies, whether national, multinational or governmental.
• We are advocates of the Labor Reform.
• We actively participate in the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, in corporate entities and summits, in conciliation and arbitration boards, both federal and local, in the National Minimum Wage Commission, the Business Coordinating Council, the Employers’ Confederation of the Mexican Republic, as well as In prestigious national and international forums.
• We have an extensive network of correspondents in the main cities of the country.
• We are a firm that seeks continuous improvement in all its operational areas always looking for excellence and our customers’ satisfaction.
• We have partnerships with international firms to offer solutions to conflicts that go beyond our borders.

Rogelio López-Velarde

Rogelio López-Velarde’s practice focuses on the energy and infrastructure industries. With respect to energy, he covers the full spectrum of the industry with the highest level of expertise, from oil and gas upstream, midstream and downstream to the power industry and is considered the top energy lawyer in the Mexican market.

As to the energy and infrastructure industries, his practice includes regulatory matters, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, antitrust, anti-bribery and real estate.

Rogelio held various positions at Pemex from 1988 to 1993, including acting as in-house counsel in Houston and New York, as well as heading the International Legal Department of Pemex.


His unparalleled experience in the Mexican energy sector has allowed him to participate, for over 20 years, in a considerable number and spectrum of the relevant and major energy projects developed in Mexico in such period. His experience in the sector includes the following:

Have assisted numerous oilfield service companies in their contracts with Pemex-Exploracion y Producción, including for offshore drilling rigs, onshore integrated services, seismic, completion services, drillships, among many others. Representation has included assistance in different stages of the projects, from bid participation and structuring, contract risk assessment, contract execution and project performance issues, labor, regulatory issues, termination disputes, payment disputes, administrative litigation and arbitration.

Have provided over the year instrumental advice to various companies which led to evolution of Pemex model contracts in matters such as liability exposure, guarantees, performance delivery obligations, among others.

Assisted numerous companies in negotiation of joint bidding agreements and thereafter joint venture agreements for the successful execution of projects on a post-bid stage.

Have assisted different operators in the different bids of the Round 1 called by the National Hydrocarbons Commission (“CNH”) in the process of pre-qualification as bidders and in regulatory, contractual and risk assessment issues concerning the onshore and offshore blocks being awarded for Exploration and Production Production Sharing Contracts and Licenses.

Currently assisting an international operator in its process of migration of its existing Pemex incentive-based contract to a Production Sharing Agreement as part of the transition under the energy reform.

José Carlos M. de Uriarte

José Carlos M. de Uriarte has a multidisciplinary legal practice with a strong emphasis in labor and employment matters, where he has over 20 years of experience regarding individual and collective (union) labor matters, administrative labor matters, employee benefits and executive compensation, separation of top tier executives, design of stock, RSU and retirement pension plans, designing strategies to meet outsourcing of employees challenges, individual and collective litigation, administrative inspections, regulations and litigation.

José Carlos also has broad experience in commercial and corporate law, complex international joint venture operations, cross-border transactions and loans, start-up operations, data protection, acquisition of real estate for industrial purposes, and industrial infrastructure development. As counsel to international clients, he has negotiated at the federal and local government levels to obtain a wide variety of operational and investment authorizations. José Carlos regularly participates in business mergers and divestitures of transnational companies, often involving antitrust counseling and lobbying. He also is active in counseling local and international entities in gaming activities in Mexico, both for administrative lobbying and commercial contract negotiations.

Practice Overview:

Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate Practice focuses on the business objectives of our clients. More than 400 corporate and securities lawyers work together to provide clients with the legal and market experience needed to manage and close the most complex transactions, as well as provide practical counsel on clients’ day-to-day operations.

We advise public and privately held companies on mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, private equity and venture capital, underwritten and syndicated offerings, commercial finance and syndicated lending, cross-border transactions and general corporate matters. Our industry experience includes transactions in a wide range of fields, from the pharmaceutical, medical devices and life sciences fields, to representations involving clients in the aviation, banking, energy, health care, manufacturing, technology, and telecommunications sectors.

We offer corporate clients the combined benefits of local presence and global resources, providing advice and services to companies and entrepreneurs throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.