Adriana Morales

Counsel since 2016


Phone: +52 (55) 5201-7400
Mail: mamorales@macf.com.mx

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Adriana Morales

Counsel since 2016


Adriana has collaborated with the Firm since 1998. In 2008, she consolidated the "Corporate Services" department of the Firm, which she currently heads. "The Corporate Services" department is focused on providing day-to-day services of corporate nature related to maintenance of Mexican commercial and civil companies with an important base of clients, among which are companies specializing in entertainment, telecommunications and energy.

This department also coordinates a wide variety of regulatory matters and government procedures for its clients, including advice regarding foreign investment structures, incorporation of subsidiaries, as well as the establishment of branches in Mexico.

Adriana is also specialized in Money Laundering Prevention (MLP) as internal compliance officer of the Firm, overseeing compliance with internal procedures according to legislation in Mexico, including the management of documentation, registrations and transactions and also advising different types of Mexican and foreign commercial companies based in Mexico on issues related to the application of the Anti-Money Laundering laws and regulations. Adriana has recently obtained the National Banking and Securities Commissions certification on MLP.

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   August 19th, 2021

CCDF Reform Publication

On August 4, 2021, the “Decree by means of which diverse articles of the Civil Code for the Federal District (currently Mexico City) (“CCDF”) and the Notarial Law for Mexico City (“NL”) were added and amended” (the “Reform”) was published in the Official Gazette of Mexico City.

Professional Related: Adriana Morales , Lorenza Langarica , Pilar Mata

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   April 17th, 2020

Expansion of Criteria for Foreign Legal Entities

General resolution to extend the criteria for the application of article 17 of the Foreign Investment Law, regarding the establishment of foreign legal entities in the Mexican Republic that intend to provide a service, incorporated in accordance with the laws of the Members of the World Trade Organization.

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   April 2nd, 2020

Notary Suspension Decree

On March 31, 2020, the Mexico City Government published in its Official Gazette a Decree authorizing suspension of activities for Public Notaries of Mexico City, from April 1st to April 30, 2020, as a consequence of the Sanitary Emergency to control, mitigate and prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) (the "Decree"), as well as a notice establishing measures for the day-to day business activities of such Notaries (the "Notice"). In summary, the Decree establish.

Professional Related: Adriana Morales , Horacio M. de Uriarte , Lorenza Langarica

Education

  • Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, London, England, 2006
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP Law School, 2005
  • LL.M. Master of laws, WU, 2003
  • Law Degree, Escuela Libre de Derecho, 2000

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Experience

  • Foreign Associate Fried Frank, New York 2003-2004