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Boris Dolgonos

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Jones Day

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Capital Markets; Latin America; Equity Offerings; High Yield Debt Offerings; Investment Grade Debt Offerings.


Boris Dolgonos, Partner, has advised on a wide range of public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities, including initial public offerings, high yield and investment-grade debt offerings, structured product offerings, and privatizations. He has represented public and private corporations, investment banks and other financial institutions, and sovereign entities. Boris focuses primarily on the U.S. aspects of international securities offerings. Most recently, he has advised on global high yield debt offerings for Mexican companies TV Azteca, Grupo Elektra, Grupo Kuo, Grupo Famsa, and Cobre del Mayo. He also regularly advises public companies on corporate governance, securities laws, stock exchange rules and regulations, and periodic reporting responsibilities.


Law Clerk to Judge Robert S. Gawthrop III, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1995-1996).


English, Russian, French.


Admitted to the New York Bar. Boris also serves on the board of directors of the International Senior Lawyers Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing legal services for human rights and economic development throughout the world.


University of Virginia (J.D. 1995; Virginia Law Review); Harvard University (B.A. magna cum laude 1991).

Latin America: International firms

Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

Jones Day’s combination of a well-established Mexico City office and the presence of Latin America capital markets specialist Boris Dolgonos in New York, means it has developed a strong profile in Mexico and across the Latin America region. Dolgonos led the team that advised a syndicate of international and Brazilian investment banks on the $1bn international offering of senior notes by Brazilian giant, Marfrig Global Foods. He also represented Jefferies, as placement agent, on the $412m private placement of senior secured notes issued by renewable energy developer, Latin America Power. In addition, the team advised the banks on a $400m international senior notes offering by Mexico’s second-largest broadcaster, TV Azteca. In Mexico City, a team led by the prominent Alberto de la Parra advised Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de México on its landmark $1.6bn IPO of Fibra-E shares on the Mexican Stock Exchange.

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Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

The eight-strong capital markets team at Jones Day advises Mexican issuers and underwriters on debt and equity offerings and is also well-known for establishing mutual funds, pension funds and brokerage firms. Recent work saw the firm handle transactions under Mexican and foreign law (Rule 144A/Reg S), as well as assist funds with a variety of issues. Practice head and fund specialist Silvia Malagón had a very active year, assisting SAM Asset Management with obtaining authorisation from the National Banking and Securities Commission for seven mergers of 19 mutual funds; Scotia Fondos concerning the incorporation of three mutual funds; SURA Investment Management México regarding the incorporation of two mutual funds, MONEDA and SURMILA – the latter being listed on the Integrated Latin American Market (MILA). In all three cases Malagón relied on the support of senior associate Eduardo Mendoza. On the international side, Alberto de la Parra was assisted by Carlos Sámano on advice to BBVA Bancomer, Credit Suisse, Santander, GBM, and Inbursa, as placement intermediaries, in connection with GMexico Transportes’ $996m global offering under Rule 144A/Reg S and IPO on the Mexican Stock Exchange (BMV); Fernando de Ovando, in conjunction with Mauricio Castilla and Sámano, acted as counsel to Banco del Bajío on its $475.2m global offering under Rule 144A/Reg S and Mexican stock market IPO and listing; Javier Martinez del Campo (working with Sámano and Victoria Rivera Torres, as well as Boris Dolgonos, Peter Devlin, Patrick Bussard in New York), assisted Grupo Kuo in the Rule 144A/Reg S issuance of senior notes for the value of $450m, due in 2027. In other work, Antonio Franck advised Prodemex on establishing a Fibra E comprising three federal prisons in the states of Durango, Michoacán, and Mexico, with a value of $450m. Franck was assisted by Sámano, who led advice to Crédito Real, as issuer, on its Rule 144A/Reg S $230m perpetual notes to qualified investors in the US and in the implementation of a dual stock certificate program for an authorised total amount of $405m. Additional support comes from associates Arturo de la Parra and Mauricio Bahena.

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    The Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act 2010, enacted on 18 March 2010, imposes a new US withholding tax and reporting regime, known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The FATCA regime applies generally to payments made after 31 December 2012, except on obligations (to be defined in future guidance) outstanding on 18 March 2012. Substantial effort is required by foreign entities to bring their worldwide operations and policies into compliance with the FATCA rules as of the effective date.

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