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Haynes and Boone, L.L.P.

TORRE ESMERALDA 1, BLVD, MANUEL AVILA CAMACHO 40, DESPACHO 1601, COL. LOMAS DE CHAPULTEPEC, 11000 MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
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Work +52 55 5 249 1800
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Fax +52 55 5 596 7798
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www.haynesboone.com
Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Irvine, Mexico City and 5 more

Mexico

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

Haynes and Boone, L.L.P.

The banking practice at Haynes and Boone, L.L.P. ’s Mexico City office numbers nine lawyers (with four partners) and is increasingly developing an important role in commodities-related financings to add to its strength in cross-border matters with the US where it can call on the firm’s broader resources – notably in New York. ‘A finance lawyer through-and-through’, key partner Jorge Labastida is respected by peers and clients alike for his work throughout the sector, particularly in relation to asset-backed and structured cross-border finance, and project and real estate finance – primarily on the lender-side; he also handles securitizations, multi-jurisdictional tax-advantaged finance and structured leasing. Recent matters include representing Hyatt on an MXN$110m loan from Bancomext, Credit Suisse in a $50m standby letter-of-credit facility for Azteca Comunicaciones Perú, and Haitong Bank on the negotiation of terms for the renewal of MXN$300m standby letter-of-credit for a distressed toll-road project in Queretaro. The team is also active in receivables-related work, and advised Halliburton Mexico, as seller, on an up-to-$200m uncommitted receivables purchase facility (with HSBC as purchaser); and on the other side, advised Société Générale (as buyer) in an uncommitted mutli-seller, multi-jurisdictional receivables purchase facility with various Faurecia group companies as sellers, including up to US$85 million of Mexican-law governed purchases of receivables. Other matters include project finance and financial structuring. Other key figures in the practice include: Antonio Diez de Bonilla, particularly in relation to real estate and project financings; Jorge Sanchez, who has a strong focus on commodity-finance work and also has expertise in mining-related matters; and securities, banking and finance-specialist of counsel Rafael Carmona. Strong inter-office support comes – particularly – from, Ricardo Martínez in New York and chair of the Americas practice Larry Pascal in Dallas. However, after 20 years with the firm, former office managing partner Luis Moreno left in 2016. Additional clients include Mizuho Bank.

Leading lawyers

Jorge Labastida - Haynes and Boone, L.L.P.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 4

Haynes and Boone, L.L.P.

In Nicolas Borda, Haynes and Boone, L.L.P. has one of the best – respected practitioners in the market, with considerable pedigree in oil and gas work. The five-partner team has been advising several major US energy companies on their bids for deepwater exploration and extraction contracts; and advised Wagner Oil on its ‘Round One’ bid for the award of an exploration and production licence. The firm also acts for several significant mining companies, including Goldcorp and Carrizal Mining. Jorge Sanchez is also recommended.

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Nicolas Borda - Haynes and Boone, L.L.P.

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Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 3

Haynes and Boone, L.L.P.

Haynes and Boone, L.L.P. is focused on energy projects, representing an impressive list of oil production and exploration companies, and has several significant clients in the mining sector. It has been advising Wagner Oil on public bids for exploration and production licence contracts, and also acts for Fortuna Silver, Goldcorp and Silverbull Resources. Nicolas Borda and Jorge Sanchez are both well regarded.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Haynes and Boone, L.L.P.

The ‘efficient’ seven-strong team at Haynes and Boone, L.L.P.consistently out-performs its larger competitors’ and has recently been involved in a string of top-end ($100m–$1bn) transactional and project development mandates. ‘A go-to attorney in the sector’, practice head Antonio Diez de Bonilla Martinez is a former chairman of the legislative council of the Mexican division of the Urban Land Institute; and is both ‘hugely experienced’ and ‘a pleasure to work with’. Key support comes from Gerardo Carrillo Valadez, who, with over 15 years’ experience, made partner in 2016. While not, strictly speaking, a member of the practice group, office managing partner Luis Moreno Treviño is a past chair of the real estate law section of the IBA, and ‘has extensive sector-knowledge’; the team can also call on the firm’s wider practice group of approximately 75 lawyers as required. Headline matters saw the team counsel PGIM Real Estate (formerly PREI) on the $85m acquisition of a company that owns the Nuevo Sur shopping centre in Monterrey from developer MIRA; assist Greystar with the due diligence and MXN$600m acquisition of the Americas mixed-use project in Guadalajara; and, in the hospitality sector, represent Sol Group on the negotiation of a $100m hotel management agreement for a Paradisus-brand hotel in Playa Mujeres, Quintana Roo. The team also assisted new client Desarrolladora del Parque on the acquisition of Trust beneficiary rights and the establishment of a joint venture with Corporativo GBM, Tierra Fund and Inmobiliaria Sabro for a $100m office development in Pedregal (Mexico City); and on two $50m joint ventures with Grupo Jorisa for the development of offices in Polanco and Bosques de las Lomas, again in Mexico City. Active clients include Hyatt Hotels, Blackstone Real Estate Special Situation Advisors, Credit Suisse Mexico (Asset Management Division), Accor Hotels and Grupo Questro, along with new clients ICM Immobilien, Hasta Capital and North American Development Bank.

Leading lawyers

Antonio Diez de Bonilla - Haynes and Boone, L.L.P.

Next generation lawyers

Gerardo Carrillo Valadez - Haynes and Boone, L.L.P.

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