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White & Case S.C.

TORRE DEL BOSQUE - PH, BLVD. MANUEL AVILA CAMACHO #24, COL. LOMAS DE CHAPULTEPEC, 11000 CIUDAD DE MÉXICO
Tel:
Work +52 55 5540 9600
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Fax +52 55 5540 9699
Web:
www.whitecase.com

Enrique Espejel

Tel:
Work +52 55 5540 9683
Email:
White & Case

Work Department

Commercial Litigation, International Arbitration, Financial Restructuring & Insolvency

Position

Partner

Career

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Mexico

Bankruptcy and restructuring

Within: Bankruptcy and restructuring

White & Case S.C.’s bankruptcy and restructuring team is one of the market’s most impressive and sizeable, totalling 19 lawyers, including six partners. While a standalone practice, the team works in an integrated manner with the office’s other finance departments – banking and finance, capital markets and real estate – and is also able to draw on the firm’s global network, including insolvency lawyers in the US, which is useful for cases involving American assets or bondholders. The lawyers have the expertise to assist clients with both restructurings and in-court bankruptcies and have acted on some of the more important cases of the last years, such as the court-assisted liquidation of Oceanografía (in which the team represented SAE as receiver), and in the court-assisted liquidation of Banco Bicentenario. Recently, the team assisted Banobras with the bankruptcy of infrastructure development company Abengoa México, led by practice head Vicente Corta with partners Álvaro E. Garza-Galván and Enrique Espejel. The team further includes partners Manuel Groenewold, who acted on the Oceanografía mandate and who also has a strong banking and finance and capital markets practice, and Maria Teresa Fernández-Labardini, who covers compliance and acted on the Banco Bicentenario liquidation. Partner Juan Antonio Martín handles banking and finance, capital markets and real estate. Iker Arriola left to join Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C..

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

White & Case S.C. provides ‘a first-class service in both client service and legal knowledge’; ‘regardless of their busy agenda, the lawyers are always there when you need them.’ The firm’s partners have a well-balanced mix of experience in arbitration and litigation. The litigation side is jointly led by Ismael Reyes Retana, who is praised for his ‘extensive knowledge and attention to detail’, and Enrique Espejel, ‘an excellent lawyer who knows the legal system perfectly’. Arbitration practice head Rafael Llano meanwhile is ‘the perfect mix of a New York lawyer and a Latin American counsel – he understands the needs of Latin American clients while being able to provide synergies with his experience as a civil and common law trained lawyer’. The firm also stands out for some of the younger lawyers coming through the ranks; these include recently promoted partner Daniel González, who ‘not only delivers high-quality work, but is always looking for better solutions’. Alejandro Martinez de Hoz is ‘an excellent, high-profile associate’. The firm has been particularly active on the telecoms front, recently representing Altán Consortium in a dispute arising from a challenge to its successful public tender bid to develop and deploy the Red Compartida wholesale telecoms services network.

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