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Del Castillo y Castro Abogados

AV. SANTA FE NO. 428 TORRE III PISO, 16., COL, DESARROLLO SANTA FE., 05348, MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
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Mexico City, Monterrey

Mexico

Bankruptcy and restructuring
Bankruptcy and restructuring - ranked: tier 3

Del Castillo y Castro Abogados

Del Castillo y Castro Abogados was established in December 2018 following the departure of Fernando del Castillo and Alfonso Castro from Santamarina y Steta. The pair have more than 40 years' experience between them, and their newly estalished firm with 18 lawyers who operate from offices in Mexico City and Monterrey; it is focused on restructuring, workouts, insolvency, general civil litigation and arbitration, and associated matters. Recognised by clients and peers, the group is ‘experienced, diligent, and customer-oriented’, while ‘the strategies it proposes are innovative and always meet the clients’ objectives’. Recent highlight work included advising creditor Banorte and Grupo Alfa subsidiary Alpek on the insolvency proceeding of M&G Polímeros México (and certain companies in the same corporate group); and representing Corporación Geo during its liquidation procedure; involving approximately $4.5bn of bank and bond debt, it was the first restructuring to be filed in Mexico through a pre-packaged bankruptcy proceeding since the amendment to the Ley de Concursos Mercantiles in January 2014. Practice heads Del Castillo and Castro are both highly regarded; associate Karla Gabriela Silva Rodríguez  provides key support. Other clients include Abengoa Mexico, Banco Invex, Comercial Mexicana, Deutsche Bank, and Hipotecaria Su Casita.

Leading individuals

Alfonso Castro - Del Castillo y Castro Abogados

Fernando del Castillo - Del Castillo y Castro Abogados

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 4

Del Castillo y Castro Abogados

Del Castillo y Castro Abogados opened its doors in December 2018 following the departure of Fernando del Castillo and Alfonso Castro from Santamarina y Steta after more then 20 years. Now counting 20 lawyers and with offices in Mexico City and Monterrey, the firm’s core practice are restructuring, workouts and insolvency, general civil litigation and arbitration matters; however, it also handles capital markets and other sources of financing, and has experience in  debt and equity instrument placement operations, public offers, asset securitisations and structured financing. In recent work it acted for Corporación Geo (and fifteen subsidiaries) in the in-court restructuring of approximately $3.2bn of its debt, which included a tender offer and exchange of publicly-traded debt securities, both in Mexico and the US. It also assisted Controladora Comercial Mexicana with the sale of the shares and assets held by its former controlling group through a public offering of acquisition issued by Tiendas Soriana; and ABC Aerolíneas (Interjet) with the preparation and approval of a MXP$5bn bonds programme and subsequent issuances. Castro heads the four-strong team. Other clients include Inmobiliaria Ruba, Grupo Industrial Saltillo, and Grupo ProHabitación.

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