Galicia recently celebrated its 20-year anniversary. In that time, the firm has made a name for itself as a local and global go-to for its specialized service and industry-specific knowledge, beginning with its focus on banking, securities, and mergers and acquisitions and growing to cover even more areas of the law, including – but not limited to – project finance, infrastructure, capital markets, antitrust, energy, telecommunications, restructurings, environmental and natural resources, intellectual property, real estate, and pharmaceutical and health.
Each dedicated team demonstrates a staunch commitment to their fields of practice and those in need of their services. Dozens of lawyers work intimately with a diverse list of clients, offering an abundance of expertise and an in-depth understanding of all distinct details of a case. Just shy of 20 partners, Galicia is profoundly strong at every level.
The firm has a cadre of major players who have made it to the big leagues. They demonstrate leadership both in their respective fields as well as within their wider communities. As such, several members are also involved in various social and philanthropic organizations and active in academia, teaching at area law schools to provide for the future generation of lawyers. They are devoted to their pro bono work and the people and organizations that would otherwise go without representation. The firm can, furthermore, be characterized by attorney teamwork and commitment to excellence, which together have caused its talented individuals to enjoy distinguished success in their professions on the local, national, and international levels.
One such celebrated attorney is Carlos de Maria y Campos Segura. He joined Galicia the year of the firm's inception and became partner in the one that followed. Outside of energy, his practice encompasses a range of legal capabilities and industry sectors, including banking law, financial law and stock markets, and corporate and debt restructurings, among others. He brings decades of experience to his current practice, having served at other noteworthy firms before joining Galicia. Of his many accomplishments, the Coordinating Office of Foreign Trade Organizations called upon the attorney as a legal advisor in the negotiation of NAFTA.
In 1999, the firm brought Francisco Fernández Cueto on board and just four years later made him a partner. His primary focus is on infrastructure projects, project financing, airports, aviation and satellite communications, joint ventures, and general corporate matters. Of course, he is highly involved with Mexico's energy industry. He advises both individuals and entities across the spectrum of their related affairs and secures sweeping victories on their behalf time and time again.