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Latin-America Guide

Bankruptcy/Restructuring — Mexico


Guerra González y Asociados SC - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- approximately 4 qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly acclaimed insolvency powerhouse enjoying a stellar reputation in this field for its expertise and activity. Team is involved in representing major corporate clients from the local market and abroad in the context of complex restructurings. Consistently highlighted for its role in contentious cases in this area, particularly as debtors' counsel.

Strengths An impressed interviewee enthuses: "At a national level, this is one of the best firms in this area. What I really like about its lawyers is their professionalism and the technical expertise that they offer; they are also very commercial in their outlook."

Another source adds: "They are always available to take your call and don't just simply present the case to you; rather, they are creative when proposing solutions. They are also very responsive, if I have a problem on a Friday, I have an idea of how to solve it by Monday."

Work highlights Assisted Codere with the restructuring of its USD1 billion debt.

Significant clients Hipotecaria Crédito y Casa, Altos Hornos de México, Editorial Armonía, Kansas City Southern de México, Wells Fargo.

Notable practitioners

Distinguished practitioner Jaime Guerra González is lauded by peers as "a guru in the field and the man behind some of the touchstone cases of the Mexican bankruptcy practice area." Sources go on to state: "He is one of the most important names in this area, particularly for the litigation side of bankruptcy work." He is recognised for his prominence in representing debtors, with recent activity on the creditor side.

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Santamarina y Steta SC - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
Heads of department: Fernando del Castillo and Alfonso Castro
- 2 partners
- 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Esteemed insolvency and restructuring practice offering strong litigation capabilities and prowess in the design and implementation of restructuring agreements. Team is involved in some of the most significant local restructurings in the market, also playing a role in cross-border cases affecting the Mexican subsidiaries of multinational companies.

Strengths A client enthuses: "They have experts in all the necessary areas for a restructuring, so for any specialised matter involving legal and financial issues at the national or international level, this firm is a good choice."

Work highlights Acted as legal counsel to Abengoa México and its subsidiaries in connection with its debt restructuring in Mexico, as well as representing the Mexican subsidiary in the global restructuring, in which the debt totals EUR18.6 million.

Significant clients Banorte, Corporación GEO, Home Depot México, IFC, Banco Invex.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head Fernando del Castillo is highly active across the restructuring and litigation spaces. Clients praise his work, stating: "He understands our company really well, he always puts himself in the GC's shoes, and he creates a good relationship with clients." Market commentators go on to describe him as "an intelligent and highly competent lawyer who is very capable from a technical perspective and who gives straightforward answers."

About the Team (content provided by Santamarina y Steta SC)

We advised our clients on debt restructurings, whether representing debtors or creditors through the challenges involved in private reorganizations involving multiple creditors or multiple jurisdictions. In keeping with our guiding principles, we protect our clients’ interests while achieving a fair and equitable reorganization for all stakeholders involved and keeping an eye toward a successful exit from bankruptcy.

Our firm has been heavily involved in representing clients in some of the most notorious insolvency proceedings and restructurings going on now in Mexico, combining the expertise available in several practice areas within the firm.

Often our clients have operations on both sides of the border, Mexico and the US, and cross-border restructurings raise complicated issues involving the laws of both countries. In such cases the firm has been active in the analysis of laws and practices of the two jurisdictions to formulate a thorough strategy, teaming up with foreign counsel. Certain cases have involved parallel proceedings under Chapter 15 of the US Bankruptcy Code for the Mexican insolvency proceedings to be recognized by the US courts and protect the assets of the client in the US from foreclosure or attachment.

We have participated in cases involving out-of-court restructurings and also in the filing of a “pre-packaged” insolvency proceeding, which has proven to be a solution for troubled but otherwise healthy companies to come out of the crisis.

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Cervantes Sainz, S.C. - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
Heads of department: Alejandro Sainz Orantes and Manuel Ruiz de Chávez
- 3 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Renowned practice group with specialised practitioners highlighted for their expertise across both contentious bankruptcy cases and out-of-court debt restructurings. Represents a range of key bondholders in the Mexican market and is frequently called upon to advise foreign entities in connection with issues relating to insolvent companies with subsidiaries in Mexico.

Strengths A source comments: "I think this is a great firm in all aspects of restructurings, both in and out of court. One distinctive feature of this firm is that it has both restructuring and bankruptcy litigation capabilities."

Work highlights Represented Empresas ICA in its out-of-court restructuring of approximately USD1.5 billion of debt.

Significant clients Empresas ICA, H/2 Capital Partners, Palace Resort, Grupo Edme.

Notable practitioners

Respected partner Alejandro Sainz Orantes is singled out for praise by peers, who highlight "his expertise in restructuring from a Mexican perspective, but also his understanding of the same process in the US." They add: "He is really good at getting things done. He represents both debtors and creditors, and frequently acts for bondholders in cross-border restructurings." A client also notes: "He is a very commercial and hands-on lawyer, who is completely available and knowledgeable."

Partner Luis Cervantes Muñiz is described as "a great litigator" by market commentators. He is active on the contentious side of the practice area.

About the Team (content provided by Cervantes Sainz, S.C.)

Our team has an active and diversified insolvency & restructurings practice, including: work-outs, restructurings (in-court & out-of-court), concurso procedures, reorganizations, cross-border insolvency procedures and bankruptcy.

Cervantes Sainz provides prompt, responsive, creative and expert insolvency & restructuring representation, including advising clients, domestic and international, in the transactional, legal and procedural aspects of insolvency & bankruptcy matters. 

We view litigation as a business strategy and as an investment decision for our clients, acknowledging that they are not in the “litigation business” and that it is in our clients’ interests for us to promptly and vigilantly explore every alternative avenue for dispute resolution.  We believe in aggressive strategies and management case when appropriate. Our litigation practice has the intellectual depth and creativity to resolve successfully any type of legal dispute arising in Mexico, including domestic and cross-border insolvency and bankruptcy matters and litigation.

We have proven efficiency in a wide range of complex and critical restructuring & insolvency matters involving issues of unsecured creditors, secured creditors, derivatives, bonds, notes, commercial paper, domestic and foreign claims.



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Martinez, Algaba, de Haro y Curiel S.C. - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 11 partners
- 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Acclaimed litigation powerhouse with a strong presence in the restructuring sphere. Bankruptcy department frequently works alongside the firm's banking and finance practice to represent financial institutions in complex restructurings and concursos mercantiles.

Strengths One client notes: "This is a highly specialised and prestigious law firm, with renowned practitioners who provide a high-quality service."

Notable practitioners

Partner Jorge De Haro González "is a top practitioner in the insolvency area who really understands 'concurso' work," according to peers, who go on to describe him as "highly talented." He garners recognition for his practice representing leading names from the financial services industry.

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Quijano, Cortina y de la Torre Abogados - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 5 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected bankruptcy and restructuring practice group commanding a strong reputation in the Mexican market. Wins recognition for its role as creditors' counsel, particularly in the context of contentious bankruptcy mandates. Firm is also a renowned name in the litigation space.

Strengths A source says: "They are really good in the bankruptcy practice area and can handle all relevant matters in that space. They are also very good from a technical perspective."

Notable practitioners

Leading practitioner Xavier Cortina has a strong reputation amongst peers for his presence in contentious bankruptcy work. Market commentators laud him as "a top player in this area," citing his litigation capabilities.

Senior statesman Javier Quijano Baz is described as "one of the great names in litigation in Mexico." He continues to earn plaudits from peers for his distinguished career representing clients in contentious bankruptcy matters.

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Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, S.C. - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
Heads of department: Thomas Heather and Luis Nicolau Gutiérrez
- 4 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Front-running corporate and finance firm with a highly regarded team in the bankruptcy and restructuring practice area. Involved in a number of relevant cases in this field, principally acting as counsel to lenders and bondholders in workouts. Has experience assisting clients from the aviation, housing and telecoms industries.

Strengths A source notes: "I would highlight their experience in and approach to restructurings, as well as their technical knowledge."

Work highlights Advised Gramercy Investments as bondholders on a USD400 million debt restructuring.

Significant clients Urbi Desarrollos, JPMorgan Chase, Empresas ICA, Gramercy Investments.

Notable practitioners

Highly regarded practitioner Thomas Heather is viewed by market sources as particularly active in his capacity as conciliador in important bankruptcy cases. Clients enthuse: "He is a very earnest lawyer with a lot of knowledge and interest in providing a good service. He is also immediately responsive when you call him." He has played a key role in a number of Mexico's largest restructurings within the housing sector, amongst others.

About the Team (content provided by Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, S.C.)

The firm has been a leader in major corporate restructurings, having participated in some of the largest and most complex national and cross-border restructurings and insolvency procedures that have arisen in Mexico.

The firm has successfully reorganized businesses in the fields of aviation, satellite communications, housing and real estate development, industrial production and telecommunications, dealing with complex antitrust, derivatives, and financial structuring issues. Our partners have also participated as insolvency administrators, representatives of lenders and bond holders and liquidators (síndicos) in recent bankruptcy proceedings.

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White & Case SC - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
Head of department: Vicente Corta
- 7 partners
- 13 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Leading international player with a specialised team in the debt restructuring field. Highly active in advising financial institutions on court-assisted liquidations and concursos. Active in some of Mexico's most high-profile bankruptcy mandates acting as counsel to banks. The team is made up of experts from the firm's banking and finance and disputes practices.

Strengths One client appreciates that "it is a full-service, yet highly specialised firm with international presence and an excellent reputation. They always set themselves high targets, which they meet and constantly seek to improve."

Work highlights Advised Instituto para la Protección al Ahorro Bancario on the court-assisted liquidation of Banco Bicentenario.

Significant clients Banorte, HSBC, Morgan Stanley, Bancomext, Barclays.

Notable practitioners

Practice head Vicente Corta "has a lot of prestige in this area, as well as broad experience in all issues on which he advises," according to clients. Sources go on to highlight his "efficient and proactive" way of working and also make reference to his experience representing public sector entities as well as private financial institutions.

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Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C. - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
Head of department: Carlos Aiza
- 4 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Significant transactional player providing representation to clients in the bankruptcy sphere in relation to out-of-court restructurings. In line with the firm's finance and M&A core, the team also advises on the acquisition of distressed companies and loans. Represents a range of leading financial institutions hailing from both the local market and abroad.

Strengths One interviewee notes: "They are very good at designing appropriate legal structures so that if finance needs to be restructured, we are in a good position. They are also very helpful and constructive when one has to have difficult conversations."

Work highlights Represented Banorte in the context of the restructuring of Corporación GEO's debt.

Significant clients Banorte, Credit Suisse, Inter-American Development Bank, Actinver Wealth Management, Novo Banco.

Notable practitioners

Department head Carlos Aiza is active across the banking and finance, M&A, capital markets and restructuring spheres. Clients appreciate that "he is a lawyer that knows how to listen; he makes proposals, but if a committee says 'no' and tells him what they need, he always takes that into account."

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Hogan Lovells - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
Heads of department: Luis Omar Guerrero Rodríguez and Federico De Noriega
- 4 partners
- 10 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected multinational firm with renowned presence in the Mexican market and a specialised bankruptcy practice. Combines corporate and restructuring expertise with the firm's particular prowess in disputes. Counsels private companies from the technology, telecoms and insurance spaces as well as notable lenders, while maintaining an active practice advising Mexican states and municipalities.

Strengths One source says: "This is a very established full-practice firm with terrific lawyers. They are very active in restructurings."

Work highlights Advised Banco Bradesco as creditor in relation to the bankruptcy proceedings of Desarrolladora Homex. The firm's role included securing recognition for the client as a creditor following an appeal.

Significant clients Archer Daniels Midland, Hewlett-Packard, Banco de Chile, Sony Corporation of America, Mondial Assistance México.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head Luis Omar Guerrero Rodríguez "is one of the most talented litigation lawyers I have met," according to one source. He is also active in the restructurings field, with additional expertise in the arbitration, litigation and competition cases.

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Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, S.C. - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
Heads of department: Michell Nader Schekaiban and Javier Arreola
- 4 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Renowned transactional firm focusing on representing a range of clients in bankruptcy proceedings and restructurings. Frequently works as joint counsel with US counsel in cross-border debt restructurings. Active in representing banks, either individually or as part of syndicates, as well as notable borrowers in both transactional restructurings and contentious cases.

Strengths One client describes the lawyers as "responsive, thorough and knowledgeable," going on to enthuse: "Their diligence and perseverance in complex transactions is impressive."

Work highlights Represented the largest group of creditors in the Altos Hornos de México debt restructuring which successfully restructured its debt after undergoing a 17-year suspension of payments proceeding.

Significant clients Rabobank, Bank of America, Argentem Creek Partners, Danske Bank, PGIM Real Estate.

Notable practitioners

Respected practitioner Michell Nader Schekaiban is described by peers as "friendly, pragmatic and someone who knows all the major players in this arena, including local and international banks, who really respect him." He is also active in the corporate, capital markets and banking and finance practice areas.

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SOLCARGO (Solórzano, Carvajal, González, y Pérez-Correa) - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
Heads of department: Fernando Pérez Correa and Abimael Hernández Hernández
- 3 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Active bankruptcy and restructuring department representing both creditors and debtors. Involved in a series of high-profile mandates, offering capabilities in both consensual debt restructurings and concurso proceedings. Fields an experienced team in acting as receiver of insolvent entities and conciliator in the context of restructuring negotiations.

Strengths A client particularly values "the time that the firm devotes to studying matters in detail and preparing the required documentation, and the notable professional capacity of the firm's lawyers. These are the foundations of the excellent results that the lawyers achieve."

Work highlights Represented Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares as creditors to Compañía Mexicana de Aviación in the restructuring of the airline's USD1 billion debt.

Significant clients CarVal Investors, Novus Intellego Consulting, Turbo Limited, ARC International México, TGC Ingeniería.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head and senior partner Fernando Pérez-Correa Camarena is credited with "great knowledge and experience in this practice area" by clients. Peers highlight his activity in acting as trustee. Clients also comment: "He is disciplined, analytical and effective." He recently led the firm's representation of Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares, acting as financial controller to the company.

Partner Abimael Hernández Hernández receives ample praise from clients, who say: "The personal dedication he displays to all legal matters is extraordinary. He is alert to the needs of the client but remains frank when making legal recommendations, hence the communication with him is very efficient."

About the Team (content provided by SOLCARGO (Solórzano, Carvajal, González, y Pérez-Correa))

Our bankruptcy practice has successfully represented debtors seeking restructuring of its liabilities, as well as domestic and international secured and non-secured creditor collecting their credits and assets in possession of the company going under insolvency itself.  Our team is based in litigation and corporate lawyers with wide experience in commercial law, restructurings and business. This two-pronged approach allows our lawyers to face complex cases in an efficient and effective way. SOLCARGO has a strong track record representing the full panoply of participants in bankruptcies, and its members have also acted as conciliators, receivers and comptrollers within a number of bankruptcy proceedings in Mexico.



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Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
Head of department: Diego Sierra
- 1 partner
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-known firm in the Mexican market with a specialised team in this practice area. Maintains a particular focus on representing creditors in local and cross-border restructurings, with strong bankruptcy litigation capabilities. Department's main clients include financial institutions such as banks and insurance companies, most notably those hailing from the German market with operations in Mexico.

Strengths An impressed client notes: "I have a good opinion of them; they are dedicated lawyers and have all the necessary resources to provide a good service. They don't leave any loose ends and there is no question of their technical competence."

Work highlights Represented BAC Florida Bank as creditor to Proveedora La Perla, including in the filing of an amparo appeal to lift interim measures deemed unfavourable to the client's interests. The debt restructuring is worth approximately MXN92 million.

Significant clients Burger King, DF Deutsche Forfait, BayernLB, AIG, Gavilón de México.

Notable practitioners

Practice head Diego Sierra receives praise from clients, who enthuse: "He meets top-notch international standards." Sources also comment: "He has a very good sense of what is possible in practice, as opposed to what may be possible from a legal theoretical perspective; he provides in-depth counsel rather than just stating what the law says."

About the Team (content provided by Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC)

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. has a solid bankruptcy and restructuring practice. In light of the difficult global economic situation, the Firm has entered a vitally important area in the life of both Mexican and foreign companies, which is the general default on obligations, especially failure to pay, through the implementation of the legal measures necessary to reduce the economic impact these types of problems cause.

The Firm has undertaken the task of training lawyers specialized in the area of commercial insolvency in order to provide our clients legal advice from the point of view of both the creditors and the debtors or bankrupt entities. Mistakenly, commercial insolvency, previously a declaration of bankruptcy and suspension of payments, has commonly been understood only as a sanction on the defaulting merchant; which is why through our specialized lawyers we inform the client that the commercial insolvency proceeding can be used as a preventive measure and not only as a corrective measure, in order to avoid the bankruptcy of the merchant.


The principal function of this area is to provide clients with the possibility of redirecting their business by obtaining agreements with their creditors that allow them to meet their obligations or liquidating the business satisfactorily paying off the debts owed to the creditors to the greatest extent possible.



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Senior Statesperson

Javier Pérez-Rocha

Javier Pérez-Rocha - Sole Practitioner

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior statesman and sole practitioner Javier Pérez-Rocha is lauded by sources as "a restructuring guru who taught many lawyers in this field." Sources also state: "He is good strategically and at analysing future developments in bankruptcy cases."

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Senior Statesperson

Javier Quijano Baz

Quijano, Cortina y de la Torre Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior statesman Javier Quijano Baz is described as "one of the great names in litigation in Mexico." He continues to earn plaudits from peers for his distinguished career representing clients in contentious bankruptcy matters.

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Quijano, Cortina y de la Torre Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Leading practitioner Xavier Cortina has a strong reputation amongst peers for his presence in contentious bankruptcy work. Market commentators laud him as "a top player in this area," citing his litigation capabilities.

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Fernando del Castillo E

Santamarina y Steta SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Fernando del Castillo is highly active across the restructuring and litigation spaces. Clients praise his work, stating: "He understands our company really well, he always puts himself in the GC's shoes, and he creates a good relationship with clients." Market commentators go on to describe him as "an intelligent and highly competent lawyer who is very capable from a technical perspective and who gives straightforward answers."

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Jaime R Guerra González

Guerra González y Asociados SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Distinguished practitioner Jaime Guerra González is lauded by peers as "a guru in the field and the man behind some of the touchstone cases of the Mexican bankruptcy practice area." Sources go on to state: "He is one of the most important names in this area, particularly for the litigation side of bankruptcy work." He is recognised for his prominence in representing debtors, with recent activity on the creditor side.

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Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Highly regarded practitioner Thomas Heather is viewed by market sources as particularly active in his capacity as conciliador in important bankruptcy cases. Clients enthuse: "He is a very earnest lawyer with a lot of knowledge and interest in providing a good service. He is also immediately responsive when you call him." He has played a key role in a number of Mexico's largest restructurings within the housing sector, amongst others.

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Alonso Rivera Gaxiola

Rivera Gaxiola, Carrasco y Barrera, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Respected practitioner Alonso Rivera Gaxiola of Rivera Gaxiola, Carrasco y Barrera, S.C. is highlighted as a very prominent local figure in the restructuring area by peers, who call him "an outstanding, sophisticated and knowledgeable lawyer." They go on to commend "his practical approach to litigation and his precise, in-depth analysis," and add: "He is a comprehensive adviser with a very broad practice, which includes both restructurings and litigation matters."

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White & Case SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Practice head Vicente Corta "has a lot of prestige in this area, as well as broad experience in all issues on which he advises," according to clients. Sources go on to highlight his "efficient and proactive" way of working and also make reference to his experience representing public sector entities as well as private financial institutions.

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Jorge De Haro González

Martinez, Algaba, de Haro y Curiel S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Jorge De Haro González "is a top practitioner in the insolvency area who really understands 'concurso' work," according to peers, who go on to describe him as "highly talented." He garners recognition for his practice representing leading names from the financial services industry.

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Alfonso López Melih

López Melih y Estrada, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Alfonso López Melih of López Melih y Estrada, S.C. is described by peers as "a terrific lawyer." He is involved in both bankruptcy litigation and complex commercial disputes, as well as administrative litigation.

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Michell Nader Schekaiban

Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Respected practitioner Michell Nader Schekaiban is described by peers as "friendly, pragmatic and someone who knows all the major players in this arena, including local and international banks, who really respect him." He is also active in the corporate, capital markets and banking and finance practice areas.

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Gerardo Ramírez Ornelas

Ramírez Ornelas Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Gerardo Ramírez Ornelas of Ramírez Ornelas Abogados is noted by sources as "a very good litigator who does outstanding work in the insolvency arena." Peers describe him as "one of the key names in this practice area and a highly talented lawyer." He is mostly known for his reputation as a bankruptcy litigation practitioner.

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Alejandro Sainz Orantes

Cervantes Sainz, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Respected partner Alejandro Sainz Orantes is singled out for praise by peers, who highlight "his expertise in restructuring from a Mexican perspective, but also his understanding of the same process in the US." They add: "He is really good at getting things done. He represents both debtors and creditors, and frequently acts for bondholders in cross-border restructurings." A client also notes: "He is a very commercial and hands-on lawyer, who is completely available and knowledgeable."

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Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Carlos Aiza is active across the banking and finance, M&A, capital markets and restructuring spheres. Clients appreciate that "he is a lawyer that knows how to listen; he makes proposals, but if a committee says 'no' and tells him what they need, he always takes that into account."

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Band 3

Luis Cervantes Muñiz

Cervantes Sainz, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Luis Cervantes Muñiz is described as "a great litigator" by market commentators. He is active on the contentious side of the practice area.

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Band 3

Bufete Davalos y Asociados SA

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Carlos Davalos of Bufete Davalos y Asociados SA is a noted scholar and practitioner in this field. Peers describe him as "an important player" in significant Mexican bankruptcies. He focuses on the contentious side of the practice area.

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Band 3

Luis Omar Guerrero Rodríguez

Hogan Lovells

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Luis Omar Guerrero Rodríguez "is one of the most talented litigation lawyers I have met," according to one source. He is also active in the restructurings field, with additional expertise in the arbitration, litigation and competition cases.

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Band 3

Gerardo Lozano Alarcón

DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Gerardo Lozano Alarcón of DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano "always responds quickly to our needs and has a hands-on approach," according to clients. Peers echo such praise, noting: "He is a very clever lawyer and many banks seek his advice," and going on to highlight his fluency in English, French and German.

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Band 3

Fernando Pérez-Correa Camarena

SOLCARGO (Solórzano, Carvajal, González, y Pérez-Correa)

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head and senior partner Fernando Pérez-Correa Camarena is credited with "great knowledge and experience in this practice area" by clients. Peers highlight his activity in acting as trustee. Clients also comment: "He is disciplined, analytical and effective." He recently led the firm's representation of Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares, acting as financial controller to the company.

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Band 3

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Practice head Diego Sierra receives praise from clients, who enthuse: "He meets top-notch international standards." Sources also comment: "He has a very good sense of what is possible in practice, as opposed to what may be possible from a legal theoretical perspective; he provides in-depth counsel rather than just stating what the law says."

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Up and Coming

Abimael Hernández Hernández

SOLCARGO (Solórzano, Carvajal, González, y Pérez-Correa)

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Abimael Hernández Hernández receives ample praise from clients, who say: "The personal dedication he displays to all legal matters is extraordinary. He is alert to the needs of the client but remains frank when making legal recommendations, hence the communication with him is very efficient."

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