Carlos is an experienced lawyer in commercial litigation and gaming. Before BlackBox Startup Law, he worked for Pronósticos para la Asistencia Pública (Mexico’s Lottery), at the Administrative Direction, getting deeply involved with tender proceedings/public procurements for contracting services and purchases related to such institution’s assets.
Prior he worked as a commercial and administrative litigation lawyer for the firm Lechuga Abogados, S.C., obtaining success on various trials regarding such matters. He acted as counsel to Citigroup’s Mexican Bank (Banamex).
He previously worked for the firm Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aíza y Enríquez, S.C., in the corporate law area, obtaining knowledge and expertise on due diligence, corporate agreements, and mergers and acquisitions.
Carlos studied law at the prestigious Escuela Libre de Derecho, he holds various diplomas in public procurement, granted by Mexico’s Ministry of Internal Affairs (Secretaría de la Función Pública). He is fluent in German, English and Spanish.
He is a principal attorney at BlackBox Startup Law a law firm focused on servicing startups expanding to Latin America, and Mexican based startups through all their stages, as well as their stakeholders, such as founders, angel investors, venture capital firms and investment funds. He is the co-founder of Bolido App a Mexican startup that helps international brands (Audi, Volkswagen, 3M, Continental Tire, L’Oréal, among others) launch their innovation projects in Latin America; founding this startup helped Victor get a close look on startups' needs.
For 5 years he worked at a big firm, Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C., providing counsel primarily to American firms and corporations (of various industries) in merger and acquisition-related matters, real estate investments, spin-offs, joint-ventures, securities and corporate finance. To mention a few matters, he was actively involved with the global corporate reorganization of Tyco Group Inc., the issuance by Deutsche Bank of securities backed by Class B Asset-Backed Mezzanine Notes, and the regulated sale by Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE: TYC) of Earth Tech Mexico to AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE: ACM).
Afterwards, for 3 years he worked at a boutique finance law firm, Bufete Carrillo Gamboa, S.C., acting as Mexican counsel to domestic and international banks, securities issuers, credit rating agencies, non-bank banks, and other financial institutions. He also advised American private equity firms in the acquisition of Mexican companies, and international casino gaming machine manufacturers with their sale and finance agreements. He provided regulatory counsel to Moody’s Investor Service, JP Morgan Chase Bank, VECTOR Casa de Bolsa, S.A. de C.V., Casa de Bolsa Finamex, S.A.B. de C.V., International Game Technology (IGT) and the Inspired Gaming Group Limited. Also, he provided Mexican legal consultation to international law firms (such as, Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, Dechert LLP, and DLA Piper UK LLP).
Victor holds a Degree in Banking and Financial Law from Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM) and is a lawyer from the same institute. He also has a Diploma in Semiotics from the Instituto de Semiologia, S.C. He is fluent in English and Spanish.
Javier is an experienced lawyer in public bidding, administrative contracts and commercial litigation. Before BlackBox Startup Law, he worked for Secretaria del Trabajo y Prevision Social at the Acquisitions Department, getting deeply involved in public bidding and administrative contracts. In addition, he gave support in insurance indemnities of goods and properties owned by the secretariat.
He previously worked for the firm Médico Legal S.C., gaining experience with breached contracts and commercial summary trials. In addition, he drafted real estate and commercial leasing contracts.
Prior he worked for the firm Bucio y Casasa S.C., obtaining knowledge and expertise in commercial summary trials and mortgage foreclosures.
He previously gained experience as a legal intern at Banco de México, reviewing projects of sanctions imposed by the Bank on financial entities and financial intermediaries.
Javier obtained his law degree from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico City.
Daniel studied Law at Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM) and he is currently writing his degree thesis, which is focused on the study of crowdfunding regulation in Mexico.
He has especial interest in civil, commercial and corporate law, with practical experience, among other areas, in contractual drafting and negotiating, as well as the elaboration of corporate documents. Daniel also has also been involved in administrative litigation and amparo trials, on behalf of several startups who have initially found an uncertain legal situation for doing business in Mexico.
Daniel has worked in BlackBox Startup Law for more than two years, since he was in sixth semester of Law´s Degree and has collaborated in various successful projects the Firm has carried out, among them are the negotiations with Mexico City authorities that led to the regulation of the APP based private transport industry in that city.
Daniel is fluent in English and Spanish.
Iván studied Law at Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM) and he is currently writing his degree thesis, which is focused on the study of Constitutional Law, placing emphasis on the interpretation and protection of the right of petition.
Iván has practical experience in contractual drafting, negotiations, investment agreement´s, trademarks and transactional law. Iván also has experience in administrative litigation, commercial litigation and amparo trials.
Prior working at Blackbox Startup Law, Iván worked for the prestigious firm Ruiz Moreno y Asociados, in the corporate and telecommunications area, obtaining knowledge and expertise on administrative concessions, State licensing, public tender, trademark protection, corporate agreements and due diligence.
Iván is fluent in English and Spanish.
Ximena studied Law at La Salle University in Mexico City and has focused her legal practice in corporate, civil and real estate matters.
For 4 years she worked at Mexico City’s Superior Court (Tribunal Superior de Justicia de la Ciudad de México).
Afterwards, she worked with Mr. Alfredo Miguel Moran Moguel, Notary Public No. 47 for Mexico City, where she assisted in the drafting of corporate organization documents, real estate transaction deeds, contracts and agreements.
Ximena is fluent in English and Spanish.
Jordi studied Law and Economy at Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM) and has specialized his legal practice in topics related with entrepreneurship, sharing-economy, advertising and innovative regulation.
He was General Secretary of the Students' Council from January 2014 to January 2015.
He was an active member of the National Honors Society and has participad in various leadership contests in Mexico and in the USA; he acted in 2009 as the President of the "Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Leadership Program" which is managed by the National Hispanic Institute.
Jordi is fluent in English and Spanish.
Genaro is an undergraduate law student at Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM), and also legal clerk at the firm.
Prior to joining as a legal clerk at Blackbox Startup Law, he worked at Clínica de Derecho Penal Acusatorio at ITAM, and gained valuable experience on litigation working on pro-bono cases. His area of expertise is focused on corporate law.
Genaro is fluent in English, French, and Spanish.