VILA provides advice for official authorities, parliamentary groups and individuals engaged in legislative studies, through the planning, advice, structuring and implementation of projects and strategies. Offices related to Mexico’s Federal Government, Presidency Office, Jalisco’s State Government, Zapopan’s Municipality and local authorities have received legal advice from this firm.  

VILA has aided in projects concerning the structural draft of proposals for national laws and regulations, decrees and other official agreements as well their amendments. Its lawyers have provided services as counselors and operators of public trusts and other organisms of the public administration, as well as taking part in several Public-Private Partnership Projects. Its members have also provided advice and legal support in acquisition procedures and contracting for public works, as well as licensing, authorization and permits procedures.   

 

LEGAL ADVICE TO GOVERNMENTS AND PUBLIC ENTITIES 

Constitution and procedure of Public Trusts  

Law initiatives, regulations and normativity  

Procurement procedures 

Public-Private Partnership Projects  

Instrumentation of projects and contracts  

Study and assessment of the legal framework 

 

RELEVANT OPERATIONS 

Consultancy on the proceedings of creation and operation of the Master Trust Digital Creative City. (“Fideicomiso Mestro Ciudad Creativa Digital”).  

Structuring of the Trust of the Film Commissions of the State of Jalisco. 

Development of the Innovation, Science and Technology legislation project for the State of Jalisco. 

Consultancy in the restructuring process of the Inter Municipal System of Drinking Water and Sewerage, and amendments to the Water Regulations for the State of Jalisco and its Municipalities. 

Advisors of Zapopan Municipality on the contracting process and legal implementation  of the Integral Services of Equipment, Consultancy and Capacitation of Information and Communications Technologies  of the New Public Security Building and C2 of the Zapopan Municipality. 

Review of procedures performed by the Zapopan Municipality for the contracting of services of licensing programs, technical support, consulting and the updating of the cartographic base with LIDAR technology. 

Development and implementation of regulations for the Public-Private associations placed in the Zapopan Municipality. 

Consultancy to the Zapopan Municipality on several strategic projects, as well as the elaboration and reforms of different regulations.  

Advice to the Bahía Banderas municipality obtaining the positive resolution from the administrative jurisdictional authorities regarding the assignment of an urban complex of approximately 8 hectares. 

 

LEGAL ADVICE TO PRIVATE ENTITIES 

Requirement of authorizations, permits and licenses.

Urban Development Law.  

Procedure for concessions of public goods, resources and services.

Procurement contracts, goods, services and public works.

Projects and procurement of government authorities.

 

RELEVANT OPERATIONS 

Review of Bidding Procedures regarding lighting Public. 

Advice to solve observations derived from project audits of public lighting practiced by the Superior Audit of the Federation. 

Contract of concession of public lighting and its renegotiation. 

Service Provision Agreement with the Federal Government in matter of technological solutions. 

Legal Instrumentation for the 11th Internet Governance Forum Edition. 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE LITIGATION 

Administrative remedies before the authorities themselves for acts of The three orders of government. 

Contentious lawsuits derived from Acts of Authority. 

Nullity trials against administrative acts. 

Amparo trials in Administrative matters. 

Constitutional Disputes before the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation. 

Unconstitutionality actions before the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation. 

 

RELEVANT OPERATIONS 

Processing of Constitutional Disputes before the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation in defense of the Interests of the Municipality from Zapopan. 

Defense of the Municipality of Bahía de Banderas Nayarit against resolution of the Administrative Court of Nayarit that sought to omit large contributions of relevant tourism development in Nuevo Vallarta. 

Obtaining favorable judgment for our clients through the which declare the nullity of the important acts of authority National company of the Construction industry. 

Obtaining favorable Judgments in Amparo Trials in Administrative matter for the benefit of a concessionary company of Nurseries of the Mexican Social Security Institute. 

Representation and Defense of the Government of the State of Jalisco in the International Arbitration Procedure promoted by the International Swimming Federation before the Arbitration Court of Sport with Headquarters in the city of Lousanne, Switzerland. 

 

WHY US  

MS Alma Hinojosa Chavolla,Partner of the Administrative Law practice of the Firm, is deeply involved in Public Administration Law, where she has held several positions in the Municipal and State Government related to advice, consultancy and integration of legal matters; as well as project structuration of laws and regulations and legal coordination of parastatals. Due to her experience, she is frequently requested to act as counselor of the Mexican Senate. In addition, she has worked in major infrastructure projects with local government offices on Private Public Partnerships (PPS).