When there arises a contractual dispute, we are normally contacted by clients to provide them advice over their rights and obligations, as well as represent their interests in intermediation, arbitration and other forms of alternative resolution procedures in settling disputes as may be required according to the applicable laws. If alternative methods of settling disputes are not available, our experienced litigators represent our clients in the judicial proceedings that involve contractual disputes in various jurisdictions, both local and federal.
One of the firm’s central areas of practice implies representing insurers and re-insurers related to insurance coverage disputes.Commercial Disputes
Throughout the history of our firm, numerous international insurance providers have relied on the experience of PINEDO ABOGADOS o receive advice and representation in legal matters involving insurance and re-insurance matters in Mexico. Our attorneys are regularly asked to provide legal advice to insurance and re-insurance companies both in routine as in highly complex matters. In cases when insurance coverage matters cannot be settled amicably, our litigation experts protect and follow-up over the legal rights of insurers and re-insurers in courts or arbitration.
Also, when an incident results in a potential liability claim, insurers regularly request that we represent them and defend the interests of the insureds and follow-up over the subrogation rights against third parties.The following are some of the main areas where we regularly represent insurers and re-insurers:
Although PINEDO ABOGADOS focuses its main practice on specific areas of the law, above all, we are skillful and litigating attorneys with wide experience in representing clients, both in state and federal courts, involving a wide variety of legal matters in Mexico. Our purpose in every case is to provide effective and efficient counseling, representation and results. It often occurs that the client’s interests in a controversial matter will benefit from an early economic settlement, in which case we do not doubt to recommend an early settlement over the matter. However, when a legal dispute involves a matter of principles for a client, or may potentially entail severe economic consequences, we engage all our resources and litigating experience to achieve the best possible outcome in the case.
Our firm regularly defends the interests of companies and their insurers in a variety of cases that involve general civil liability claims and losses of property before state and federal courts.
PINEDO ABOGADOS regularly represents domestic and foreign finance institutions, as well as ship-owners in financial transactions that involve building, purchasing and sale of vessels, offshore rigs and marine equipment. Our attorneys draft, negotiate and provide counseling to clients concerning the terms and conditions of all necessary forms of documentation associated to ship financing, including but not limited to ship mortgages, promissory notes, collateral guarantees, leases and related documents.
In Maritime Law, the principles and procedure a moneylender must follow when a borrower defaults a loan or mortgage are extremely particular. Our attorneys have wide experience in providing counseling to mortgagees on their rights and obligations, and in such events, in conducting foreclosure proceedings and vessels’ arrests of vessels before federal courts throughout Mexico.
Our attorneys have wide experience in handling a wide variety of claims, incidents and transactions that involve principles and practices that are distinctive of Maritime Law. We apply this experience, practice and knowledge to every case, oftentimes eliminating or limiting the need to consult outside experts.
For more than 38 years, PINEDO ABOGADOS has had the privilege of serving as local correspondent of the world leading Protection and Indemnity Associations, as well as independent P&I associations. Concerning our competence as correspondents, our attorneys have represented and defended the interests of owners, ship mortgagees and insurers and re-insurers in a diversity of cases that involve a variety of maritime incidents and disputes occurring in relation to commercial maritime operations.
When litigation arises derived from an incident or a maritime dispute, we fully commit ourselves with the entire resources of our firm and the wide litigation experience of our attorneys to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.
A general overview of some of the maritime claims, incidents and transactions, which we normally handle includes:
Maritime Pollution incidents are serious and high profile events that require immediate response in a variety of fronts by a team of highly experienced attorneys who work closely with the groups involved, their insurers, specialized consultants, contractors and advisors. PINEDO ABOGADOS has represented ship-owners, charterers, operators of offshore rigs, maritime terminals and their insurers in numerous oil pollution incidents.