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PASEO DE LA REFORMA 342, PISO 30, COLONIA JU√ĀREZ, 06600 MEXICO, D.F., MEXICO
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Antonio Franck

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Jones Day

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Banking & Finance Latin American

Position

Antonio Franck focuses on corporate, banking, and securities law as it relates to foreign commercial bank lending in Mexico, foreign and Mexican underwriters, and private sector companies. He structures and negotiates national and international financial transactions regarding mergers and acquisitions, corporate and financial restructurings, and strategic associations.

Antonio has more than 40 years of experience working with clients in the U.S. and around the world. Prior to joining Jones Day, he handled a wide variety of legal matters, including the structuring and financing of electric energy projects such as Samalayuca and Mérida III;and gas pipeline transactions such asthe Tarahumara Pipeline; participated in the incorporation of Banco Azteca, Banco Multiva, and Bancoppel among other credit institutions and sofoles; served as a member of an ICC arbitral tribunal in an ICC proceeding between a Mexican company and an American company regarding a joint venture dispute; and acted as Mexican counsel for Mexico's Bank Advisory Group during the Mexican debt restructuring from 1982 to 1992.

He currently teaches M&A and corporate governance at the Universidad Panamericama. Antonio has taught commercial law and legal ethics at Universidad Iberoamericana as well as at Escuela Libre de Derecho. He is currently on the board of directors of several companies, including FibraUno, Aleatica, Farmcias del Ahorro, Fibra NAICM, Fibra Infraex, and others in Mexico. Antonio has served on the boards of Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, Mexicana de Cananea, Sears Roebuck de México, Grupo Coppel and Grupo Financiero IXE.

Languages

English and Spanish

Education

  • Harvard University (Practising Law Institute course, 1980); Universidad Iberoamericana (J.D. 1977); University of Houston (U.S. legal studies, 1976-1977)


Mexico

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

The 14-strong team at Jones Day 's Mexico office has the advantage of being able to call on the firm’s international network. Its banking and finance offering includes advice on acquisition and leveraged finance, real estate finance, project and asset finance, and distressed financing, as well as derivatives, structured finance, and securitisations, which it provides to a client-base comprising financial groups, banks, mutual fund companies, and leasing, factoring and non-traditional banks. In highlight work, Alberto de la Parra assisted Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de México with its MXN$30bn initial public offering of Fibra E Shares on the Mexican Stock Exchange; and Fuerza Eólica de San Matias, a subsidiary of Sinia Capital (part of Sabadell Energy Investment Branch), with a $45m secured financing granted by Banobras for the development of a 30MW wind-power generation project under development in Baja California. In conjunction with the firm’s Miami office, practice head Antonio Franck advised Itzoil (Invex Infraestructura 4) on the $700m development, project financing, construction and operation of a new port and storage terminal in Tuxpan, a storage terminal in Tula, and a pipeline of approximately 260km connecting the two. While his practice is winding down, Fernando de Ovando advised Banco del Bajío on its $475.2m global offering under Rule 144a/Reg S, IPO and listing on the Mexican Stock Exchange. Other key lawyers include Javier Martínez del Campo, Carlos Sámano, and Manuel Romano, with support from associates Arturo de la Parra, Salvador Gallo, and Diego Noriega. Other clients include BBVA Bancomer, GMéxico Transportes, Credit Suisse Securities, Grupo Kuo, and JinkoSolar Holding.

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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.‚Ä©
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