BGBG promotes four partners

Law firm Bello Gallardo Bonequi y García (BGBG Abogados) has announced the promotion of four of its lawyers to partners in its Mexico City office.

Posted Wednesday, March 3rd 2021
BGBG promotes four partners

The new partners are Marcela Arrellano in the corporate practice, Elia Sosa in the litigation practice, Carlos Díaz in telecommunications, media and IT, and Jonathan Rangel in the firm’s intellectual property practice.

“Their experience and trajectory reinforces BGBG’s commitment to its clients and strengthens our team,” the law firm, which also has offices in the Mexican city of Quéretaro and Spanish capital Madrid, said in a statement.

Marcela had been a senior associate with the firm since 2011, prior to which she worked as a lawyer at Duran y Asociados. She has an LLM with a specialization in corporate law from the Universidad Tecnológica de México, and a law degree from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM).

Elia Sosa has been with the firm since 2014, having worked for law firm Sánchez & Rochín Abogados between 2012-14. She is a specialist in civil and mercantile litigation.

She holds a law degree from the Universidad de los Negocios and took a course on civil and mercantile litigation at the Universidad Panamericana.

For his part, Carlos Díaz joined the firm in 2012, where he has specialized in the telecommunications, media, personal data protection, corporate law and M&A spheres.

Prior to joining the firm he was a senior associate at Mexican law firm Santamarina y Steta, and a junior lawyer at BDO Abogados y Asesores Tributarios in Barcelona, and prior to that at Legal Link in Madrid.

He has a master’s degree in law from the Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE) at the Universidad de Barcelona and a master’s degree in business and law in telecommunications, Internet and audiovisual industries from the Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles (IEB) and Cremades & Calvo Sotelo in Madrid.

He also holds a law degree from the Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City.

Jonathan Rangel has been the director of BGBG’s intellectual property practice since 2019, having joined the firm that year from Dumont Bergman Bider & Co, where he headed the IP legal department. Prior to that he worked at Goodrich Riquelme y Asociados, and at Tsuru Morales Tsuru.

Jonathan has advised and managed the IP rights portfolios of some of the leading brands in Mexico and around the world, and has extensive experience working for clients belonging to diverse industry sectors, such as food and beverages, banking, insurance, health, pharmaceutical, sports and fashion.

He has extensive experience in the enforcement and protection of IP rights, including advising on IP contracts, well-known and famous trademarks, sports law, administrative law and constitutional law, and in litigation he has represented clients before the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI), the National Copyright Institute (INDAUTOR), the Federal Court of Administrative Justice (TFJA), Collegiate Courts in Administrative Matters (TCMA) and the Supreme Court.

Jonathan graduated with honors from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and holds a specialization in intellectual property law from the same university. He also holds a master's degree in international sports law, which he completed at the ISDE in Madrid.