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Latin-America Guide

Banking & Finance — Mexico


Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C. - Banking & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Front-running banking and finance practice group highlighted for its expertise in financial transactions including corporate and project finance, often through syndicated loans granted by syndicates of local and international investment banks. Particular prowess on the lender side, regularly winning mandates from highly distinguished multinational financial institutions, boasting further expertise representing large corporations in raising finance to expand their operations. Firm remains a deeply respected name in the capital markets, real estate and M&A spaces.

Strengths A client reports: "What I like is that they are not just lawyers, but they understand the business and financial implications of transactions. They have advised both lenders and borrowers so it is better to negotiate with many other firms."

Sources continue: "We have found their work to always be of the highest quality. Their client service is great and the whole team consists of fantastic lawyers with a lot of experience. We feel they are one of the top law firms in Mexico."

Work highlights Acted as counsel to Banco Santander as administrative agent on a syndicated loan worth approximately USD115 million granted to Invercap Service Management.

Notable practitioners

Stellar practitioner Carlos Aiza is endorsed by clients as "an amazing lawyer who is extremely knowledgeable and offers some of the best advice in the sector." Peers add: "He is a first-rate lawyer who is well regarded in this sector." He acts as counsel to respected financial institutions on structured finance deals, as well as offering expertise across project finance matters. He continues to advise clients from the real estate and energy sectors on the borrower side, also winning mandates from respected financial institutions. He offers additional capabilities in the capital markets, M&A and restructuring practice areas.

Partner Pedro Velasco de la Peña offers strong expertise in asset, acquisition and project finance. He receives praise from sources, who note: "He is very involved in financial transactions and does a very good job; he is an excellent lawyer." They go on to add: "He is a lawyer with an incredible amount of knowledge," making particular reference to his prowess in real estate finance. He regularly advises both domestic and foreign financial institutions, as well as corporate borrowers, on a range of secured and unsecured financings.

Partner Giovanni Ramírez Garrido focuses his practice on structured finance deals with a syndicated lending component. His recent work includes acting as counsel to Credit Suisse as administrative agent on a USD150 million senior secured facility granted to Softek Integration Systems.

Partner Rodrigo Castelazo regularly advises notable local and global financial institutions on financing operations within Mexico. He has expertise in structured finance transactions. Clients commend him for being "very sharp in the advice he provides," adding: "He is a fantastic lawyer who is very responsive and offers an excellent client service."

Partner Mercedes Haddad garners praise from clients, who say: "She is a sophisticated lawyer in terms of financing strategies and negotiations. She is a hard worker who spends a lot of time and effort putting together transactions." She has in-depth experience advising both foreign and domestic financial institutions on structured financing matters.

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Galicia Abogados, S.C. - Banking & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Top-tier banking and finance heavyweight with a strong practice across the Mexican financial services arena. Fields a distinguished team rendering expert advice to leading banks as lenders in major project finance deals, while also providing significant capabilities representing borrowers. Also counsels clients on asset and acquisition finance, as well as regulatory and compliance mandates. Frequently works in tandem with the firm's well-regarded practices in energy, projects and capital markets.

Strengths Sources enthuse: "We love working with them as they have great experience in the market and their lawyers are fantastic. They are one of our go-to firms for this sort of work as they are one of the best in the country."

Another interviewee notes: "They provide swift, clear and pro-deal answers to legal queries. They have what clients need to handle complex deals."

Work highlights Acted as counsel to Bank of Nova Scotia, as administrative agent and initial lender, on a USD120 million revolving credit facility.

Notable practitioners

Eminent practitioner Manuel Galicia Romero remains a popular choice among leading banks. A client reports: "He is perhaps one of the most intelligent people I have ever met and he is just great at what he does." Sources go on to add: "He has extraordinary capabilities handling matters across the banking sector." His expertise spans complex financings for corporate transactions and infrastructure projects.

Partner Arturo Perdomo Jiménez is involved in the project finance sphere, with sources highlighting that "he provides excellent and thorough advice and is a brilliant lawyer. He answers your legal queries no matter where he is and he knows both the industry and the governing laws very well." Other sources compound such praise, stating: "Whenever we have worked with him, he has impressed us with his technical knowledge."

Partner Guillermo Pérez Santiago is highlighted by peers for his expertise in advising banks on syndicated lending. He also receives praise from sources who attest to his standing in the market and further commend him for his experience working in the capital markets sphere.

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Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C. - Banking & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Highly distinguished corporate and financial firm garnering strong recognition for its sought-after banking and finance practice. Regularly counsels notable international and local banks on their lending activities in respect of energy and infrastructure projects, demonstrating capabilities in representing banking syndicates and individual lenders. Also advises international financial institutions on the regulatory aspects of their local operations. Also remains a respected name in capital markets, real estate and M&A arenas.

Strengths Clients are full of praise for the firm, noting: "They act in accordance with the timeframe specified by the client and always deliver as promised. They represent the interests of their client professionally during negotiations, but are quick to advise you when something is requested that is beyond the market norm."

Sources add: "The most important thing about them is the depth of their legal opinions; their advice is exceptional. The intensity of the advice that they provide to clients about their position in negotiations is brilliant."

Work highlights Represented Nomura Corporate Funding Americas in the granting of a USD30 million loan to Codere México.

Notable practitioners

Partner Ricardo Maldonado Yáñez offers a solid track record advising both domestic and international clients on local and cross-border financings. He is highly involved in acquisition finance, with clients describing him as "a fantastic finance lawyer who has great knowledge of both the US and Mexican law, making him great for cross-border transactions."

Partner Manuel Echave Pintado regularly represents lenders in financial transactions for acquisitions, garnering particular recognition from peers for his expertise in structured finance deals. A source reports: "He is a very good lawyer with a vast experience and knowledge of the banking and finance sector."

Partner Pilar Mata Fernández offers broad experience advising financial institutions and multinational corporations on project finance matters. She garners praise from a client, who states: "She is a very good lawyer who offers creative advice; she gets results."

Partner Patricio Trad Cepeda is highlighted by sources for his work representing banks in lending transactions. Peers describe him as "a very good lawyer who is active across the banking and finance and capital markets sectors." He remains active advising clients on the financing of projects across the energy and transport arenas.

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The Firm offers broad experience in bank finance and regulatory work. The Firm regularly represents Mexican and international banks and other financial entities in the structuring and granting of loans in Mexico and the perfection of security interests on assets located in Mexico. This practice includes providing advice regarding individual loans, syndicated loans and project finance.


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Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, S.C. - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Pre-eminent transactional firm representing a client roster including distinguished multinational financial entities. Highly active in advising banks on granting credit facilities for infrastructure and real estate projects, also advising foreign financiers on meeting the regulatory requirements necessary to establish their local banking operations. Financial services department frequently complements the efforts of the firm's leading real estate, capital markets and insurance practice groups.

Strengths Clients report: "They are very good lawyers who get down into the detail of the matters. They are very skilful when negotiating and have an excellent eye for detail when drafting the necessary documents. We would also highlight their great client service."

Another source appreciates that "they are very diligent and quick in turning around documents, and their legal opinions come to clear conclusions."

Work highlights Represented Banorte and Banamex as lenders in the granting of a MXN4.5 billion secured facility to LMF Frisa Comercial.

Notable practitioners

"Magnificent lawyer" and star individual Michell Nader Schekaiban offers more than 30 years of experience in complex and innovative banking and finance transactions. He is revered by his peers in the banking arena, who note that "he is quite clearly a star and a highly recognised lawyer in this area." Market commentators go on to say that "he is a fantastic lawyer with a reputation for being one of the most intelligent and versatile lawyers in Mexico for cross-border deals." His expertise spans corporate and project finance and he is frequently retained by both borrowers and lenders to advise on complex financings for acquisitions, as well as social and transport infrastructure.

Partner Julian Garza Castañeda is active in structured finance deals. He garners praise from a client, who says: "He is a very intelligent lawyer who continuously studies the market and has the capacity to produce high quality work." He also advises notable financial institutions on regulatory mandates affecting their operations in the Mexican market.

Partner Hans Goebel Caviedes offers strong capabilities representing lenders and borrowers in corporate financings such as revolving credit facilities. His recent work includes advising the Inter-American Investment Corporation on providing a MXN30 million loan to Financiera Equípate, a microfinance enterprise targeting the development of housing in low-income areas. He is endorsed by clients, who say: "He is a very good and innovative lawyer who offers strong capabilities in financing matters."

Partner Javier Arreola Espinosa is highly active in asset finance mandates arising in the aviation space. He offers further capabilities in project and corporate finance and is commended by clients, who state: "He is an intelligent and active lawyer who has an exceptional grasp of the main issues affecting the matters he handles."

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Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, S.C. - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Stellar banking and finance department frequently sought out by leading financial institutions to advise on complex transactions across the corporate and project finance spaces. Expertise extends to secured and unsecured syndicated lending, remaining a highly popular choice among respected local and multinational financiers and boasting a strong command of both transactional and regulatory issues. Also retains a solid presence in the capital markets and real estate fields.

Strengths An impressed client enthuses: "They are one of the big players in the market and one of the best banking and finance firms in Mexico. Their lawyers are excellent and the experience they bring to the table on both local and cross-border matters is brilliant."

Another source continues: "In my opinion the firm is made up of lawyers who instil a lot of confidence in their clients each and every time they participate in a deal."

Work highlights Advised Banamex on granting a long-term revolving loan facility to Acritus for the acquisition of Moda Holding and its subsidiaries.

Notable practitioners

Revered practitioner Luis Nicolau Gutiérrez garners praise from clients, who enthuse: "Working with him is fantastic because he has great business acumen; he is a phenomenal lawyer who always has the client's interests in mind." Sources go on to highlight him as "one of the best lawyers in the sector," adding that "there aren't many people who know the sector like he does." He is frequently called upon by the most respected financial institutions active in the Mexican market to advise on corporate finance deals.

Partner Jean Paul Farah Chajin offers ample experience representing leading international banks in financing projects and acquisitions across the energy, telecommunication and real estate sectors. He receives praise from clients, who say: "His work is excellent and of the highest quality. His client service and legal advice are both excellent."

Respected partner Thomas Heather garners praise from clients, who describe him as "a prestigious lawyer who offers great knowledge of financial matters." He is highlighted by peers for his work across the banking and finance sector, as well as his expertise in the bankruptcy and restructuring field. One peer states: "He is a very well-known lawyer who has earned his prestige in this area."

Partner Pablo Perezalonso Eguía is commended for his experience advising clients on financial transactions and regulatory mandates. A client states: "He is a very good professional who is extremely knowledgeable and offers great experience across financing matters." His expertise includes representing both local and international lenders in structuring secured and unsecured credit facilities.

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

The firm represents international and Mexican banks and other financial intermediaries in secured and unsecured, bilateral and syndicated lending transactions of different levels of complexity involving Mexican obligors or assets. Our steady presence in the market has allowed us to participate in all phases of the credit cycle, including origination in bull markets as well as restructuring in the context of regional or global crises.

The firm’s banking and finance team also advises international and domestic banks, as well as industry organizations such as ISDA and the Mexican Banking Association in their derivatives transactions in Mexico.



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Greenberg Traurig, S.C. - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-regarded firm with international presence and a strong local banking and finance team. Remains highly involved in the financing of infrastructure projects, boasting expertise in bilateral and syndicated loans. Able to advise on several financial structures, including asset-based lending and multicurrency financings. Represents several leading players in the banking and finance arena in Mexico.

Strengths Clients say: "Their response times are great and we were also impressed with their global presence as they have the capacity to advise you on the law across multiple jurisdictions."

Work highlights Advised Bancomer on the granting of a USD230 million loan to Vitro for the acquisition of a company.

Notable practitioners

Renowned practitioner José Raz Guzmán garners praise from peers, who describe him as "very well known for these sorts of matters and a lawyer who has a lot of experience in transactional matters generally." They go on to laud him as "an incredible lawyer who is highly active in the field." He provides significant capabilities advising clients on acquisition and project finance. He is also a respected figure in the capital markets arena.

Partner Juan Manuel González Bernal offers a solid track record advising on project finance. Working across local and cross-border matters, he is highlighted by a client for being "a lawyer providing exceptional client service and a high quality of work."

About the Team (content provided by Greenberg Traurig, S.C.)

Recent legislative changes in the Mexican banking and financial sector aim to improve the corporate governance and capitalization of Mexican banks and other financial institutions in order to avoid conflicts of interest, fortify the entire financial system and increase lending. The banking, brokerdealer and insurance sectors are well capitalized and subject to strict regulatory surveillance and compliance requirements.

While legislation requires banks to continue maintaining strict controls, the reform seeks to incentivize banks to increase lending and have a more active role in the economy. As part of these objectives, there were amendments to the insolvency law and the laws regulating secured lending transactions.

Our Banking and Finance Practice has broad experience representing clients both in the transactional and the regulatory arenas. We understand the business and objectives of financial institutions and offer an experienced and creative perspective through our lawyers’ knowledge of the industry, market conventions and business cycles.

Our experience and understanding of both market standards and the expectations and concerns of lenders with regard to various types of credit facilities, along with the resources available to our global firm platform, contribute to our ability to assist both lenders and borrowers effectively and efficiently.

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Jones Day - Banking & Finance Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected international firm with a strong practice in the banking and finance arena. Frequently advises multinational clients on cross-border financings, particularly for energy and transport infrastructure projects. Boasts additional expertise in obtaining regulatory approval for the establishment of operations in Mexico. Also sought out by borrowers to advise on the structuring of secured financial transactions.

Strengths Clients note: "Their grasp of our business is impressive, as is their knowledge of the banking sector. They structure matters in a way that covers all the risks."

Work highlights Advised Bancomer and Credit Suisse on providing a USD1.5 billion unsecured bridge loan to GMéxico Transportes.

Notable practitioners

A client singles out partner Antonio Franck for praise, stating: "His strengths lie in his experience and knowledge of the sector, as well as his strong negotiation skills." His practice spans a range of banking and finance matters, including corporate financing transactions, project financing and financial restructurings. He is also active in M&A and capital markets transactions.

Partner Javier Martínez del Campo offers significant expertise advising borrowers on financings for corporate transactions. A peer endorses his capabilities, stating: "He represents a lot of banks in financing matters and is a highly capable lawyer." His recent work includes advising Grupo Gigante on a USD236.6 million loan granted by Bancomer.

Partner Fernando de Ovando offers extensive experience in advising clients from the banking sector. He continues to win mandates from local and international clients to represent them in financial transactions including cross-border credit facilities. An impressed client enthuses: "He has broad experience and an incredible amount of knowledge of the sector. He is very sharp and nothing escapes his notice during negotiations."

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White & Case SC - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Experienced global firm with a solid Mexican offering in the banking and finance space. Expertise extends to raising finance for acquisitions, as well as advising on regulatory matters affecting banks. Continues to represent leading investment banks on the lender side, as well as major multinational corporations working across the projects, entertainment and energy sectors on the borrower side.

Strengths Clients say: "They are a very good firm and can rely on a great global network of lawyers, which helps us as clients. They are very capable and always do a great job for us."

Work highlights Represented Bancomer in the granting of a USD46 million loan to Alucaps Mexicana de Occidente across two tranches.

Notable practitioners

Partner Vicente Corta offers ample expertise across both the transactional and regulatory sides of the discipline. Peers describe him as "a lawyer who is involved in relevant matters across the sector and whose work is of a very high standard." He recently advised Bancomer on granting a USD46 million loan to Alucaps Mexicana de Occidente and remains an active figure across several practice areas, including M&A, capital markets and debt restructuring.

Partner Juan Antonio Martín is endorsed by peers, who report: "He is a knowledgeable lawyer who is very much involved on the regulatory side of the market." He offers broad expertise across the sector and represents a varied clientele comprising financial institutions involved in lending and fintech companies. He also boasts transactional expertise in both bank finance and capital markets operations.

Partner María Teresa Fernández Labardini enters the rankings this year. She offers strong expertise in advising leading financial institutions on regulatory mandates. A client enthuses: "She has profound knowledge of banking regulations in Mexico."

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Bufete Robles Miaja, S.C. - Banking & Finance Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-known banking and finance practice active in cross-border syndicated lending transactions. Routinely sought out by clients raising finance for acquisitions, as well as those involved in the development of real estate assets. Borrower-side clients include notable players in telecommunications and retail.

Strengths The firm garners praise for its work, with one source noting: "The firm has a great focus on cross-border transactions and their familiarity with the law in other jurisdictions is fantastic. You get the attention you want from senior partners."

Work highlights Advised BBVA on a MXN1 billion credit facility provided to Cabi Paseo Querétaro in relation to the construction of a shopping mall.

Notable practitioners

Esteemed practitioner Rafael Robles Miaja is endorsed by clients, who describe him as "an encyclopedia of knowledge regarding the banking and finance sector." He regularly advises leading financial institutions on their lending activities, while also representing notable multinationals on financings for real estate transactions and infrastructure projects. He continues to provide ample expertise across several practice areas, including capital markets and M&A. Sources further highlight him as "one of the top lawyers in the country."

Partner María Luisa Petricioli Castellón garners praise from clients for her expertise in corporate finance. They describe her as "a really great lawyer and a major player in cross-border financings" and go on to mention that "she is a well-trained lawyer with a lot of experience and knowledge."

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Chavez Vargas Abogados S.C. - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Noteworthy boutique practice group active across a range of banking and finance mandates. Noted for representing rating agencies in their local activities in corporate finance deals, as well as in public finance through its work for states, municipalities and governmental bodies. Also involved in project finance matters.

Strengths Clients say: "The firm has always stood out for its professionalism and its meticulous work. They are focused on providing a high-quality service and great client support. Regardless of the complexity of the matter, the firm stands out for its ability to face all kinds of challenges."

Work highlights Advised the State of Mexico on obtaining a USD127 million loan from Banorte.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner José Antonio Chávez garners praise from clients, who report: "He offers strong capabilities in regulatory banking matters." He regularly represents both domestic and international financial institutions in financial transactions and remains an active practitioner in the capital markets field.

Clients describe partner Brian Minutti as "very diligent and always available for clients." He is active across the project finance arena, as well as providing further expertise securing warehouse lines of credit.

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Kuri Breña, Sánchez Ugarte y Aznar, S.C. - Banking & Finance Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Dynamic banking and finance department advising on the financing of projects and acquisitions. Expertise spans raising finance for social infrastructure projects, routinely winning mandates to advise notable banks on syndicated lending. Additional niche expertise advising microfinance institutions.

Strengths A client notes: "They are a firm that evidently knows the market and understands the legal needs of their clients. They are highly knowledgeable and experienced."

Work highlights Advised Altum CP on the structuring and negotiation of a MXN100 million loan agreement granted to KUA Mex Foods.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head Daniel Kuri Breña garners praise from clients, who enthuse: "He is a lawyer with a lot of knowledge of this field. He is also someone who offers a very good client service." He remains active across both corporate and project finance mandates. He is also a respected name in the capital markets space.

Senior partner Guillermo Garay has expertise in financial transactions involving the real estate sector. A peer describes him as "a good lawyer who is intelligent and active across the banking and finance sector."

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We specialize in the structuring and implementation of finance plans and programs, as well as in securitization transactions and structured financing backed by specific assets. We advise our clients in negotiating financing for their operations as well as in the acquisition of machinery and equipment and other productive assets.

We design and implement transactions related to real and personal property, including financing for equipment, vessels and aircraft.

Our experience in the design, negotiation and implementation of debt restructuring plans is an integral part of our financing practice. The firm has actively been involved in several of the biggest debt restructurings operations in the country.

We also offer services to Mexican and international financing institutions, in matters relating to their activities within the country.

Several foreign banks and other entities that are active in the financial services market with transactions in Mexico are included among our clients.

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Santamarina y Steta SC - Banking & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Long-standing banking and finance team advising a notable roster of corporate clients on raising finance for acquisitions and infrastructure projects. Also boasts a solid offering on the lender side of the discipline, winning mandates from key players to advise on project and corporate finance.

Strengths Clients report: "The firm and its lawyers are very creative and innovative, both in the way they interpret the law and in how they advise clients."

Work highlights Represented the IFC and Proparco as co-lenders of a USD65 million facility granted to Proteak Uno to finance the sustainable development of 10,000 hectares of commercial forest plantations.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head Alberto Saavedra offers over 30 years of experience in the sector and provides ample experience representing clients in corporate finance deals, with additional expertise in project finance. He is commended by clients, who enthuse: "He is an exceptional lawyer who is extremely creative and innovative in his work and is very knowledgeable."

Partner Juan Carlos Machorro Guerrero offers ample experience in the financing of infrastructure projects arising in the energy sector. "He is always committed and his work is of a very high quality," clients enthuse, adding: "Whenever he is representing us he is always well prepared."

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

Our firm, has been known for many years for its active participation in the banking law field, being involved in a wide variety of finance projects, from preparing loan agreements and conducting loan restructurings with Mexican and foreign institutions, to designing and implementing complex financial structures for international Finance Projects.

We participate in a number of transactions related to the financial sector, including, both Finance Projects and ongoing consultancy to foreign and international financial institutions, such as brokerage firms, credit institutions, financial leasing companies, limited scope financial institutions, mutual funds, insurance companies.

For years were have actively represented a number of manufacturing companies, business enterprises and services companies, in their capacity as debtors, in a wide range of financial transactions, including:

  • Loans (secured or unsecured).
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  • Asset financing.
  • Debt Swap transactions
  • Corporate financing and refinancing.

We have advised banks, leasing companies, factoring companies, energy and railway companies, airlines, airports, operating and financial lessors and manufacturers in relation to all kinds of project finance, guarantees, structured financing and assets financing, including industrial equipment, commercial aircraft, private aircraft, turbines, shares of stock, telecommunications and energy assets, as well as railway equipment.

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Baker McKenzie - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-regarded global firm with an experienced team in the banking and finance sector. Involved in assisting large multinationals with obtaining finance for their local operations. Also retained by lenders to advise on bilateral loans.

Strengths Sources say: "The firm has very professional lawyers who are capable advisers with broad commercial and financial acumen. This is particularly useful when negotiating deals."

Work highlights Advised Bancomext on granting a USD130 million facility to Grupo IGS for the purchase of two industrial real estate portfolios.

Notable practitioners

Partner Carlos Sagaón is retained by notable lenders to advise on both project and corporate finance through syndicated and bilateral lending. He garners praise from clients, who enthuse: "He really cares about his clients and is very knowledgeable and helpful."

About the Team (content provided by Baker McKenzie)

At Baker McKenzie, we understand your market demands, and our team knows how to deal with banking and finance issues, foresees any implications, and follows the case through, leading to a steady conclusion, while keeping the client well informed all throughout the process. Our lawyers are quick to find solutions to complex financial matters, combining in-depth knowledge and experience in the sector from a national and international perspective.

Our group has developed a legal practice supported by strong regional and global interrelations and by virtually all major banks and financial institutions in the world. Ours is a practice flexible enough to accommodate the particular needs of smaller financial institutions.

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Bello, Gallardo, Bonequi y García, S.C. - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Active banking and finance practice offering particular expertise in regulatory mandates. Often retained for its capabilities in compliance and anti-money laundering issues. Continues to win mandates from a range of notable banks in Mexico.

Strengths Clients report: "The firm is excellent and the lawyers working at the firm offer a strong client-centric approach to matters."

Work highlights Represented Morgan Stanley's Mexican subsidiary before the National Banking and Securities Commission.

Notable practitioners

Partner Miguel Gallardo Guerra has in-depth experience advising notable domestic and international financial institutions on regulatory mandates. A peer describes him as "a good lawyer who is actively involved across the regulatory side of the banking market."

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Banking and Finance

BGBG is recognized as one of the leading law firms in the banking and finance practice area in Mexico.

BGBG has members with extensive financial and banking law practice in Mexico and abroad. These members have provided counselling services to corporations and financial institutions including insurance companies, national and international Banks, brokerage firms, financial groups, investment companies, multiple purpose non-banking financial institutions, investment companies specialized in retirement funds and representative offices.
The members of the firm in the banking and finance practice area have regularly provided the following services among others:
  • Services provided to corporations, financial institutions, investment Banks and companies specialized in foreign acquisitions and privatizations, including financing projects with both national and foreign capital.
  • Representation of corporations, Mexican and international Banks and other financial institutions and their Mexican subsidiaries before federal and local government entities.
  • Representation of corporations, financial institutions, brokers, trading companies and other Project financing companies.
  • Representation of financial institutions, debtors and other participants in debt restructuring and capitalization.

Additionally, several of our lawyers serve as members of board of directors or secretaries of regulated or non-regulated financial institutions. 

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Cuesta Campos y Asociados S.C. - Banking & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Offers significant expertise acting as counsel to lenders on bilateral and syndicated loans. Sought out by key players from the banking sector and boasts strong coverage of the Mexican market through its offices in Guadalajara, Bajío and Mexico City.

Strengths A client states: "The firm always provides you with a solution in a quick and concise manner."

Work highlights Acted as lender-side counsel to Bank of America on a USD110 million revolving credit agreement granted to Real Alloy Holding.

Notable practitioners

Partner Hugo Cuesta Leaño garners praise from clients, who enthuse: "He is a very knowledgeable lawyer and always follows up with his clients." He is often retained by notable financial entities to advise on transactions.

Department co-head Azucena Marin works with both Mexican and foreign financial entities to structure transactions. She advises leading banks on syndicated loans. Clients enthuse: "She understands her clients' particular needs and comes up with solutions accordingly."

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Cuesta Campos provides legal advice and representation to a large number of foreign and local banks, and to lenders granting loans in Mexico in all aspects of their financial needs: lending transactions, financial structures, security interests, asset based lending.

The firm provides a dynamic and flexible service, always abreast of new rules and regulations issued by the Mexican finance authorities.

Cuesta Campos is known for its vast experience advising in all kinds of financial transactions, providing legal counsel on the structuring and restructuring of syndicated loans, project and asset financing, credit operations with special guarantees, including loan structuring with pledges, industrial mortgages, guaranty trusts, bridge loans, and letters of credit. 

The firm has represented clients in a wide range of asset securitizations in Mexico, with a solid experience in public and private offerings, share or debenture offerings, commercial paper and other securities regulated by the Stock Market Law. 

Through the corporate practice, Cuesta Campos has counseled and represented a variety of financial groups, lenders and intermediaries, including banking, securities and nonbank banks.

As the exclusive member of Meritas Law Firms Worldwide in Mexico, the firm has global capability in more than 90 countries.

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Gaxiola Calvo, S.C. - Banking & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Significant banking boutique principally active in regulatory matters, advising clients on the Mexican legal framework applicable to financial institutions.

Strengths Peers attest to the practice's visibility in the banking sector.

Notable practitioners

Peers highlight partner Jorge Gaxiola Moraila for being "a point of reference in the market when it comes to regulatory work." He continues to win mandates from notable clients to advise on regulatory matters.

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As part of its banking and finance practice, the firm provides transactional, regulatory and compliance advise to some of the main financial institutions of Mexico. These clients include banks, broker dealers, investment funds, insurance companies, nonbanking financial institutions (both regulated and unregulated), as well as to commercial and international clients. Gaxiola Calvo has been an active player in the public debt areas acting as counsel to both the public and private sector. The firm also participates, on behalf of its clients, in the analysis and negotiations of constitutional, legal and regulatory reforms on constitutional, commercial and financial matters, including the recently enacted Fintech Law and its secondary regulations.


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Gonzalez Calvillo, S.C. - Banking & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Regularly advises both lenders and borrowers on high-value project and acquisition finance matters. Continues to advise clients on sizeable cross-border syndicated loans, for energy and telecommunications infrastructure projects.

Strengths A client appreciates that "the firm is very responsive and their client-centric approach is very good. They have great business acumen because they truly understand their clients' businesses."

Work highlights Assisted the local subsidiaries of both Huawei and Nokia with a USD850 million financing for the Red Compartida project.

Notable practitioners

Partner José Ignacio Rivero Andere garners praise from clients, who enthuse: "He is extremely knowledgeable and is able to explain matters to you in a way that you will understand even if you do not have a legal or judicial background." He is active in acquisition and project finance.

Partner José Victor Torres Gómez specialises in cross-border syndicated lending for infrastructure projects, also offering ample experience in real estate finance. Peers describe him as "an experienced lawyer who is actively involved across the banking and finance sphere."

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The  firm's banking and financial practice focuses on diverse aspects of the financial sector, such as secured and unsecured commercial lending, securitization, secured financing, syndicated loans, restructuring, asset financing, sales and purchase transactions and trusts, issuance of debentures, commercial paper, promissory notes and other debt instruments, in both the domestic and international markets, as well as on the structuring and expansion of banking and financial institutions, branches and subsidiaries, tailoring our services for each transaction according to its legal implications and complexity. An important part of our financing work involves project funding and infrastructure, as well as financial strategies behind complex acquisitions, which require the design of financial strategies.

We are leaders in structuring, negotiating, and implementing capital markets and securitization transactions, including equity deals such as initial public offerings and transactions with depositary receipts. 

We represent lenders and borrowers in domestic and cross-border transactions, including several major domestic and foreign banking institutions, investment bankers, underwriters and private investment funds and foreign asset management companies.

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Hogan Lovells - Banking & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Full-service offering with a significant banking and finance practice. Active in corporate finance, advising Mexican lenders and borrowers on financial transactions, including project financing. Also provides strong capabilities acting as counsel to Mexican states and municipalities in sub-sovereign financing.

Strengths A client appreciates that "their availability and advice are both excellent. They are capable and knowledgeable lawyers who provide tailored legal services."

Work highlights Advised Crédit Agricole on a USD90 million asset-based loan through a receivables programme granted to CEMEX.

Notable practitioners

Partner Federico De Noriega remains highly active in corporate and project finance matters. He garners praise from clients, who describe him as "a lawyer who is always available and has an intimate knowledge of the banking and finance sector."

Of counsel Mayuca Salazar is based in the firm's Monterrey office. She provides expertise in corporate finance mandates.

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Eminent Practitioner

Manuel Galicia Romero

Galicia Abogados, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Eminent practitioner Manuel Galicia Romero remains a popular choice among leading banks. A client reports: "He is perhaps one of the most intelligent people I have ever met and he is just great at what he does." Sources go on to add: "He has extraordinary capabilities handling matters across the banking sector." His expertise spans complex financings for corporate transactions and infrastructure projects.

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Star Individuals

Michell Nader Schekaiban

Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

"Magnificent lawyer" and star individual Michell Nader Schekaiban offers more than 30 years of experience in complex and innovative banking and finance transactions. He is revered by his peers in the banking arena, who note that "he is quite clearly a star and a highly recognised lawyer in this area." Market commentators go on to say that "he is a fantastic lawyer with a reputation for being one of the most intelligent and versatile lawyers in Mexico for cross-border deals." His expertise spans corporate and project finance and he is frequently retained by both borrowers and lenders to advise on complex financings for acquisitions, as well as social and transport infrastructure.

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Band 1

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Stellar practitioner Carlos Aiza is endorsed by clients as "an amazing lawyer who is extremely knowledgeable and offers some of the best advice in the sector." Peers add: "He is a first-rate lawyer who is well regarded in this sector." He acts as counsel to respected financial institutions on structured finance deals, as well as offering expertise across project finance matters. He continues to advise clients from the real estate and energy sectors on the borrower side, also winning mandates from respected financial institutions. He offers additional capabilities in the capital markets, M&A and restructuring practice areas.

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Band 1

Luis A Nicolau Gutiérrez

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Revered practitioner Luis Nicolau Gutiérrez garners praise from clients, who enthuse: "Working with him is fantastic because he has great business acumen; he is a phenomenal lawyer who always has the client's interests in mind." Sources go on to highlight him as "one of the best lawyers in the sector," adding that "there aren't many people who know the sector like he does." He is frequently called upon by the most respected financial institutions active in the Mexican market to advise on corporate finance deals.

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Band 1

José Raz Guzmán

Greenberg Traurig, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Renowned practitioner José Raz Guzmán garners praise from peers, who describe him as "very well known for these sorts of matters and a lawyer who has a lot of experience in transactional matters generally." They go on to laud him as "an incredible lawyer who is highly active in the field." He provides significant capabilities advising clients on acquisition and project finance. He is also a respected figure in the capital markets arena.

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Band 1

Rafael Robles Miaja

Bufete Robles Miaja, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Esteemed practitioner Rafael Robles Miaja is endorsed by clients, who describe him as "an encyclopedia of knowledge regarding the banking and finance sector." He regularly advises leading financial institutions on their lending activities, while also representing notable multinationals on financings for real estate transactions and infrastructure projects. He continues to provide ample expertise across several practice areas, including capital markets and M&A. Sources further highlight him as "one of the top lawyers in the country."

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Band 2

White & Case SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Vicente Corta offers ample expertise across both the transactional and regulatory sides of the discipline. Peers describe him as "a lawyer who is involved in relevant matters across the sector and whose work is of a very high standard." He recently advised Bancomer on granting a USD46 million loan to Alucaps Mexicana de Occidente and remains an active figure across several practice areas, including M&A, capital markets and debt restructuring.

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Band 2

Jean Paul Farah Chajin

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Jean Paul Farah Chajin offers ample experience representing leading international banks in financing projects and acquisitions across the energy, telecommunication and real estate sectors. He receives praise from clients, who say: "His work is excellent and of the highest quality. His client service and legal advice are both excellent."

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Band 2

Jones Day

From the Chambers Latin America guide

A client singles out partner Antonio Franck for praise, stating: "His strengths lie in his experience and knowledge of the sector, as well as his strong negotiation skills." His practice spans a range of banking and finance matters, including corporate financing transactions, project financing and financial restructurings. He is also active in M&A and capital markets transactions.

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Band 2

Miguel Gallardo Guerra

Bello, Gallardo, Bonequi y García, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Miguel Gallardo Guerra has in-depth experience advising notable domestic and international financial institutions on regulatory mandates. A peer describes him as "a good lawyer who is actively involved across the regulatory side of the banking market."

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Band 2

Julian Garza Castañeda

Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Julian Garza Castañeda is active in structured finance deals. He garners praise from a client, who says: "He is a very intelligent lawyer who continuously studies the market and has the capacity to produce high quality work." He also advises notable financial institutions on regulatory mandates affecting their operations in the Mexican market.

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Band 2

Hans P Goebel Caviedes

Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Hans Goebel Caviedes offers strong capabilities representing lenders and borrowers in corporate financings such as revolving credit facilities. His recent work includes advising the Inter-American Investment Corporation on providing a MXN30 million loan to Financiera Equípate, a microfinance enterprise targeting the development of housing in low-income areas. He is endorsed by clients, who say: "He is a very good and innovative lawyer who offers strong capabilities in financing matters."

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Band 2

Daniel Kuri Breña

Kuri Breña, Sánchez Ugarte y Aznar, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Daniel Kuri Breña garners praise from clients, who enthuse: "He is a lawyer with a lot of knowledge of this field. He is also someone who offers a very good client service." He remains active across both corporate and project finance mandates. He is also a respected name in the capital markets space.

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Band 2

Juan Antonio Martín

White & Case SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Juan Antonio Martín is endorsed by peers, who report: "He is a knowledgeable lawyer who is very much involved on the regulatory side of the market." He offers broad expertise across the sector and represents a varied clientele comprising financial institutions involved in lending and fintech companies. He also boasts transactional expertise in both bank finance and capital markets operations.

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Band 2

Javier Martínez del Campo

Jones Day

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Javier Martínez del Campo offers significant expertise advising borrowers on financings for corporate transactions. A peer endorses his capabilities, stating: "He represents a lot of banks in financing matters and is a highly capable lawyer." His recent work includes advising Grupo Gigante on a USD236.6 million loan granted by Bancomer.

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Band 2

Arturo Perdomo Jiménez

Galicia Abogados, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Arturo Perdomo Jiménez is involved in the project finance sphere, with sources highlighting that "he provides excellent and thorough advice and is a brilliant lawyer. He answers your legal queries no matter where he is and he knows both the industry and the governing laws very well." Other sources compound such praise, stating: "Whenever we have worked with him, he has impressed us with his technical knowledge."

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Band 2

Guillermo Pérez Santiago

Galicia Abogados, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Guillermo Pérez Santiago is highlighted by peers for his expertise in advising banks on syndicated lending. He also receives praise from sources who attest to his standing in the market and further commend him for his experience working in the capital markets sphere. 

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Band 2

Pedro Velasco de la Peña

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Pedro Velasco de la Peña offers strong expertise in asset, acquisition and project finance. He receives praise from sources, who note: "He is very involved in financial transactions and does a very good job; he is an excellent lawyer." They go on to add: "He is a lawyer with an incredible amount of knowledge," making particular reference to his prowess in real estate finance. He regularly advises both domestic and foreign financial institutions, as well as corporate borrowers, on a range of secured and unsecured financings.

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Band 3

José Antonio Chávez

Chavez Vargas Abogados S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Managing partner José Antonio Chávez garners praise from clients, who report: "He offers strong capabilities in regulatory banking matters." He regularly represents both domestic and international financial institutions in financial transactions and remains an active practitioner in the capital markets field.

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Band 3

Fernando de Ovando

Jones Day

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Fernando de Ovando offers extensive experience in advising clients from the banking sector. He continues to win mandates from local and international clients to represent them in financial transactions including cross-border credit facilities. An impressed client enthuses: "He has broad experience and an incredible amount of knowledge of the sector. He is very sharp and nothing escapes his notice during negotiations."

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Band 3

Jorge Gaxiola Moraila

Gaxiola Calvo, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Peers highlight partner Jorge Gaxiola Moraila for being "a point of reference in the market when it comes to regulatory work." He continues to win mandates from notable clients to advise on regulatory matters.

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Band 3

Juan Manuel González Bernal

Greenberg Traurig, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Juan Manuel González Bernal offers a solid track record advising on project finance. Working across local and cross-border matters, he is highlighted by a client for being "a lawyer providing exceptional client service and a high quality of work."

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Band 3

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Respected partner Thomas Heather garners praise from clients, who describe him as "a prestigious lawyer who offers great knowledge of financial matters." He is highlighted by peers for his work across the banking and finance sector, as well as his expertise in the bankruptcy and restructuring field. One peer states: "He is a very well-known lawyer who has earned his prestige in this area."

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Band 3

Thompson & Knight LLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Jorge Labastida of Thompson & Knight LLP offers expertise in cross-border structured finance and is highlighted by peers for his many years of experience in the banking and finance area.

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Band 3

Ricardo Maldonado Yáñez

Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Ricardo Maldonado Yáñez offers a solid track record advising both domestic and international clients on local and cross-border financings. He is highly involved in acquisition finance, with clients describing him as "a fantastic finance lawyer who has great knowledge of both the US and Mexican law, making him great for cross-border transactions."

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Band 3

Pablo Perezalonso Eguía

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Pablo Perezalonso Eguía is commended for his experience advising clients on financial transactions and regulatory mandates. A client states: "He is a very good professional who is extremely knowledgeable and offers great experience across financing matters." His expertise includes representing both local and international lenders in structuring secured and unsecured credit facilities.

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Band 3

Giovanni Ramírez Garrido

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Giovanni Ramírez Garrido focuses his practice on structured finance deals with a syndicated lending component. His recent work includes acting as counsel to Credit Suisse as administrative agent on a USD150 million senior secured facility granted to Softek Integration Systems.

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Band 3

Santamarina y Steta SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Alberto Saavedra offers over 30 years of experience in the sector and provides ample experience representing clients in corporate finance deals, with additional expertise in project finance. He is commended by clients, who enthuse: "He is an exceptional lawyer who is extremely creative and innovative in his work and is very knowledgeable."

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Band 4

Javier Arreola Espinosa

Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Javier Arreola Espinosa is highly active in asset finance mandates arising in the aviation space. He offers further capabilities in project and corporate finance and is commended by clients, who state: "He is an intelligent and active lawyer who has an exceptional grasp of the main issues affecting the matters he handles."

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Band 4

Ramón Bravo Herrera

Deloitte Legal Services

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Ramón Bravo Herrera of Deloitte offers strong expertise across the banking sector.  Peers describe him as "an intelligent lawyer." He advises on financial transactions across a number of sectors, including education.

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Band 4

Rodrigo Castelazo

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Rodrigo Castelazo regularly advises notable local and global financial institutions on financing operations within Mexico. He has expertise in structured finance transactions. Clients commend him for being "very sharp in the advice he provides," adding: "He is a fantastic lawyer who is very responsive and offers an excellent client service."

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Band 4

Hugo Cuesta Leaño

Cuesta Campos y Asociados S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Hugo Cuesta Leaño garners praise from clients, who enthuse: "He is a very knowledgeable lawyer and always follows up with his clients." He is often retained by notable financial entities to advise on transactions.

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Band 4

Federico De Noriega

Hogan Lovells

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Federico De Noriega remains highly active in corporate and project finance matters. He garners praise from clients, who describe him as "a lawyer who is always available and has an intimate knowledge of the banking and finance sector."

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Band 4

Manuel Echave Pintado

Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Manuel Echave Pintado regularly represents lenders in financial transactions for acquisitions, garnering particular recognition from peers for his expertise in structured finance deals. A source reports: "He is a very good lawyer with a vast experience and knowledge of the banking and finance sector."

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Band 4

María Teresa Fernández Labardini

White & Case SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner María Teresa Fernández Labardini enters the rankings this year. She offers strong expertise in advising leading financial institutions on regulatory mandates. A client enthuses: "She has profound knowledge of banking regulations in Mexico."

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Band 4

Francisco Forastieri

EY Mexico

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Francisco Forastieri of EY Mexico garners praise from peers, who report: "He is a very good lawyer with long-standing experience in the banking and finance sector." Clients go on to add: "He is very involved in these matters and is intelligent."

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Band 4

Kuri Breña, Sánchez Ugarte y Aznar, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior partner Guillermo Garay has expertise in financial transactions involving the real estate sector. A peer describes him as "a good lawyer who is intelligent and active across the banking and finance sector."

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Band 4

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Mercedes Haddad garners praise from clients, who say: "She is a sophisticated lawyer in terms of financing strategies and negotiations. She is a hard worker who spends a lot of time and effort putting together transactions." She has in-depth experience advising both foreign and domestic financial institutions on structured financing matters.

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Band 4

Alejandro Landa Thierry

Holland & Knight

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Alejandro Landa Thierry of Holland & Knight LLP remains active in both corporate and project finance. Clients describe him as an "excellent negotiator who is very dedicated to his work and has good soft skills as well.

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Band 4

Enrique Lorente Ludlow

CMS Woodhouse Lorente Ludlow SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Enrique Lorente Ludlow of CMS Woodhouse Lorente Ludlow SC remains highly active across the project finance sphere. He garners praise from clients, who enthuse: "He is always trying to find solutions to the most complex cases and his advice is always creative and innovative."

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Band 4

Juan Carlos Machorro Guerrero

Santamarina y Steta SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Juan Carlos Machorro Guerrero offers ample experience in the financing of infrastructure projects arising in the energy sector. "He is always committed and his work is of a very high quality," clients enthuse, adding: "Whenever he is representing us he is always well prepared."

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Band 4

Cuesta Campos y Asociados S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Azucena Marin works with both Mexican and foreign financial entities to structure transactions. She advises leading banks on syndicated loans. Clients enthuse: "She understands her clients' particular needs and comes up with solutions accordingly."

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Band 4

Pilar Mata Fernández

Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Pilar Mata Fernández offers broad experience advising financial institutions and multinational corporations on project finance matters. She garners praise from a client, who states: "She is a very good lawyer who offers creative advice; she gets results."

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Band 4

Chavez Vargas Abogados S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients describe partner Brian Minutti as "very diligent and always available for clients." He is active across the project finance arena, as well as providing further expertise securing warehouse lines of credit.

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Band 4

Miguel Ángel Peralta

Basham, Ringe y Correa S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Miguel Ángel Peralta of Basham, Ringe y Correa S.C. leads the firm's banking and finance practice. He possesses experience assisting clients on lease financing, syndicated loans and project financing. Peers point to his involvement in financings.

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Band 4

María Luisa Petricioli Castellón

Bufete Robles Miaja, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner María Luisa Petricioli Castellón garners praise from clients for her expertise in corporate finance. They describe her as "a really great lawyer and a major player in cross-border financings" and go on to mention that "she is a well-trained lawyer with a lot of experience and knowledge."

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Band 4

José Ignacio Rivero Andere

Gonzalez Calvillo, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner José Ignacio Rivero Andere garners praise from clients, who enthuse: "He is extremely knowledgeable and is able to explain matters to you in a way that you will understand even if you do not have a legal or judicial background." He is active in acquisition and project finance.

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Band 4

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Carlos Sagaón is retained by notable lenders to advise on both project and corporate finance through syndicated and bilateral lending. He garners praise from clients, who enthuse: "He really cares about his clients and is very knowledgeable and helpful."

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Band 4

José Victor Torres Gómez

Gonzalez Calvillo, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner José Victor Torres Gómez specialises in cross-border syndicated lending for infrastructure projects, also offering ample experience in real estate finance. Peers describe him as "an experienced lawyer who is actively involved across the banking and finance sphere."

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Band 4

Patricio Trad Cepeda

Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Patricio Trad Cepeda is highlighted by sources for his work representing banks in lending transactions. Peers describe him as "a very good lawyer who is active across the banking and finance and capital markets sectors." He remains active advising clients on the financing of projects across the energy and transport arenas.

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Up and Coming

Hogan Lovells

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Of counsel Mayuca Salazar is based in the firm's Monterrey office. She provides expertise in corporate finance mandates.

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