Larissa Calva Ruiz is a member of the global project finance practice, and she focuses on domestic and international business transactions.

Practice & Background

Ms. Calva Ruiz specializes in corporate practice and has represented domestic and international clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, cross-border transactions, joint ventures, foreign investment and incorporation of entities. She has also represented domestic and international clients before federal and local courts in connection with contract and business tort claims.

Ms. Calva Ruiz received her law degree with honors in 2003 from the Universidad lberoamericana in Mexico City (Licenciatura en Derecho, a Juris Doctor equivalent) and a Master of Laws degree in international and comparative law from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law in 2008.

Representative Matters

Ms. Calva Ruiz’s recent engagements include:

  • various commercial and transactional matters representing a domestic bank and its foreign affiliate
  • outside general counsel for Barcel USA, LLC, a U.S. subsidiary of Grupo Bimbo
  • complex commercial litigation involving trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract and trademark infringement for a prominent food company
  • purchase by Grupo Sadasi of 100 percent of the shares in Altta Homes, S.A. de C.V., a Mexican homebuilder, from Walton Street Capital
  • acquisition of Chieftain Safety Manufacturing by Fire-Dex, LLC
  • incorporation of representation offices of Grupo Bimbo in Beijing and Shanghai
  • joint venture between Grupo Lala and Grupo Bimbo, resulting in the incorporation of Innovación en Alimentos, S.A. de C.V.
  • joint venture between Barcel (subsidiary of Grupo Bimbo) and Grupo Arcor, resulting in the incorporation of Mundo Dulce, S.A. de C.V. and the opening of a $60 million plant in Toluca, Mexico, one of the largest confectionary plants in Central America
  • acquisition by Grupo Bimbo, one of the top five food corporations worldwide, of the Beijing Panrico Food Processing Center from Apax Partners Worldwide LLP in Beijing, People's Republic of China