Octavio Lecona Morales

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Mexico, D.F.,  Mexico
Phone+52.55.3000.4016

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Practice Areas

  • Government Regulation
  • M&A
  • Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances
  • Telecommunications
 
Contact InfoTelephone: +52.55.3000.4016
Fax: +52.55.3000.4040
http://www.jonesday.com/olecona/
 
EducationUniversidad de las Américas Puebla (Law Degree cum laude, 1995); Georgetown University (LL.M., International Legal Studies, 2000)
 
Admitted1995, Mexico
 
LanguagesSpanish, Native; English
 
BornPuebla, Mexico, 1971
 
Biography

Octavio Lecona Morales focuses on telecommunications and corporate law. He provides consulting services and advice to domestic and multinational clients on regulatory matters. Octavio has drafted, negotiated, and completed high-profile transactions, including M&A, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, and a wide range of general contractual matters. He has represented fixed and mobile facility-based carriers and represented clients in filings, spectrum auctions, and applications for telecommunications permits and concessions, including value-added services registrations.

Octavio's experience prior to joining Jones Day in 2015 includes representing Satelites Mexicanos in its US$445 million corporate and financial restructuring; in regulatory matters, including negotiating with the Mexican government to reduce the mandatory satellite capacity reserved for government agencies; and in drafting and negotiating the satellite procurement agreement for the new geostationary satellite Satmex 7. He also represented the data services division of Telefonica in attaining facility-based network concessions for provisioning data services nationwide. While serving with the Mexican Federal Telecommunications Commission, Octavio was involved in developing public policy for the telecommunications sector, drafted various administrative decisions, and led the working group that prepared the draft regulation for the resale of long distance and international long distance services.

Octavio is coauthor of several articles on the Mexican telecommunications industry. He has received recognition from international legal publications as a member of several "winning teams."

Experience

The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.

Represented Telefonica Movistar Mexico in the public auction of the 1.9 GHz frequency and in the public auction of frequency bands in the range of 1.7/2.1 GHz for advanced wireless services.

Represented Telefonica Movistar Mexico in drafting, negotiating, and incorporating the joint venture arrangement conformed by Telefonica and other facility-based network operators, including an affiliate of the Mexican media giant Televisa, which won the award that grants a 20-year term right to use and enjoy two strands of dark fiber optics that run over 16,000 miles along the power distribution network of the government-owned electric utility Comision Federal de Electricidad, committing an investment of more than US$160 million.

Represented one of the founding shareholders of Volaris, a low cost, low fare Mexican airline, during the acquisition of a 50 percent equity stake of the Mexican media giant Televisa and of Inbursa, banking affiliate of Grupo Carso, for US$180 million and subsequent recapitalization of Volaris.

Acted as a member of the working group that drafted modifications to applicable regulations to implement calling party pays for long distance and international calls.

Assisted a U.S. chip manufacturer's financial branch in evaluating regulatory pitfalls related to a private equity investment round for the deployment of a WiMax-based network for broadband internet services in Mexico.

Drafted the resolution ordering the implementation of a notice to consumers advising on voicemail use charges.

Drafted key resolutions ordering the interconnection of mobile networks for the exchange of text messages among subscribers of different networks.

Acted as member of the working group that drafted the administrative resolution ordering Telefonos de Mexico, the Mexican fixed-line incumbent carrier, to charge subscribers a gradually decreasing charge for terminating calls in mobile networks from 2005 to 2007.

Government Service

Served with the Mexican Federal Telecommunications Commission in the following positions: Legal Advisor to Commissioner Gerardo Gonzalez Abarca (2006-2008); Director General, Regulatory and Legal Affairs (2005-2006); and Legal Advisor to Commissioner Clara Luz Alvarez (2003-2005); Legal Counsel, Telefonica Data Mexico (2001-2003); Foreign Intern, United States Congress, Congressional Fellowship Program (Summer 1994)

 
Reported CasesSignificant Representations; Represented Satelites Mexicanos, S.A. de C.V. in the US$445 million corporate and financial restructuring completed in 2011. Represented Satelites Mexicanos, S.A. de C.V. in regulatory matters, including negotiating with Mexican government to reduce the mandatory satellite capacity reserved for government agencies. Represented Satelites Mexicanos, S.A. de C.V. in drafting and negotiating the satellite procurement agreement for the new geostationary satellite Satmex 7. Represented Telefonica Movistar Mexico in the public auction of the 1.9 GHz frequency and in the public auction of frequency bands in the range of 1.7/2.1 GHz both for Advanced Wireless Services. Represented Telefonica Movistar Mexico in drafting, negotiating and incorporating the joint venture arrangement conformed by Telefonica and other facility-based network operators, including an affiliate of the Mexican media giant Televisa, which won the award that grants a 20-year term right to use and enjoy two strands of dark fiber optics that run over 16,000 miles along the power distribution network of the government-owned electric utility Comision Federal de Electricidad, committing an investment of more than US$160 million. Represented one of the founding shareholders of Volaris, a low-cost low-fare Mexican airline, during the acquisition of the 50% equity stake of both the Mexican media giant Televisa, and Inbursa, banking affiliate of Grupo Carso, for US$180 million and subsequent recapitalization of Volaris. Assisted U.S. chip manufacturer's financial branch in evaluating regulatory pitfalls related to a private equity investment round for the deployment of a WiMax-based network for broadband Internet services in Mexico. Acted as project leader of the working group that drafted the statute for the resale of long distance and international long distance services. Drafted the resolution ordering the implementation of a notice to consumers advising on voicemail use charges. Drafted key resolutions ordering the interconnection of mobile networks for the exchange of text messages among subscribers of different networks. Acted as member of working group that drafted modifications to applicable regulation to implement Calling Party Pays for long distance and international calls. Acted as member of working group that drafted the administrative resolution ordering Telefonos de Mexico, S.A.B. de C.V., Mexican fixed line incumbent carrier, to charge subscribers a gradually decreasing charge for terminating calls in mobile networks for the period 2005-2007. Represented data services division of Telefonica in attaining facility-based network concession for provisioning data services nationwide. Some of the above representations were handled by Mr. Lecona Morales prior to him joining Greenberg Traurig, S.C.
 
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Octavio Lecona Morales

Colonia Juarez
Mexico, D.F. 
 

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