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Greenberg Traurig, S.C.

PASEO DE LA REFORMA NO. 265 PH1, COLONIA CUAUHT√ČMOC, M√ČXICO CITY, D.F. C.P. 06500, MEXICO
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Mexico

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Greenberg Traurig, S.C.

Recently appointed co-head of the firm's Latin America practice, the highly recommended Jos√© Raz Guzm√°n leads the practice at Greenberg Traurig, S.C. in conjuntion with Juan Manuel Gonz√°lez. The 19-strong team is valued by clients for its ‚Äėgreat negotiating, analysis, reaching of agreements and implementation of solutions‚Äô; the lawyers are ‚Äėvery professional, and give individualised attention to each client, generating value to their services through trust and accuracy‚Äô. Also able to rely on the firm‚Äôs international network, the team represents lenders and borrowers in transactional and regulatory matters, including in project and real estate finance; syndicated and bilateral credit facilities; acquisition and recapitalisation financings; leveraged financings; asset-based credit facilities; cash flow and enterprise value credit facilities; lien loans and facilities; subordinated debt facilities; mezzanine financings; debtor-in-possession and reorganisation exit financings; and cross-border and multi-currency credit facilities. In highlight work it acted for; a syndicate of banks led by Banco Santander and comprising BBVA, Banco Sabadell, Banorte, Monex and Intercam, in the negotiation of a MXN$10bn multi-tranche senior secured credit facility granted to Fibra UNO¬† to finance the construction of Ciudad Mitikah, one of the largest real estate developments in Mexico; Walton Street Capital in the $107.9m credit facility granted by Metropolitan Life Insurance for the acquisition of the JW Marriott hotel in Mexico City; and Impulsora del Desarrollo y el Empleo en Am√©rica Latina in the MXN$10bn refinancing of two social infrastructure projects employing a senior secured loan to refinance existing debt with the option of a ‚Äúmarket take out‚ÄĚ via a public offering of bonds under the same structure to repay the senior secured loan, and in the MXN$18bn refinancing of its concession of the Guadalajara-Tepic (Pacifico Sur). Other key practitioners include Miguel Mois√©s, Jos√© Antonio Butr√≥n, and Carlos Gardu√Īo, while support comes from associate David Argueta. Clients include HSBC M√©xico, Mexico Infrastructure Partners Latin America, Mexico Infrastructure Partners II, Elementia, Banco Mercantil del Norte, Sabcapital, Bancomext, and Red de Carreteras de Occidente.

Leading individuals

José Raz Guzmán - Greenberg Traurig, S.C.

Rising stars

David Argueta - Greenberg Traurig, S.C.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Greenberg Traurig, S.C.

Greenberg Traurig, S.C.¬†‚Äėknows exactly what the investors need‚Äô and is especially recommended for structured securities work such as CKDs and CERPIs, with a particular focus on the real estate and infrastructure sectors. A case in point saw the 14-strong team acted for BlackRock, as sponsor, on a¬†$500m CERPI listing on the Mexican Stock Exchange, for the purpose of investing in infrastructure projects; for Banorte and Finamex, as underwriters, on Grupo Inmobilia‚Äôs first-ever CKD issuance, valued at MXN$6bn; and Fortem Capital, also as sponsor, on the listing of a MXN$5bn CKD targetting real estate projects. Jos√© Raz Guzm√°n¬†and Juan Manuel Gonz√°lez¬†co-lead the team; Raz Guzm√°n is a reference in the market, while Gonz√°lez is especially known for his projects expertise. The very active Miguel Mois√©s¬†works alongside them, as does Jos√© Antonio Butr√≥n; support comes from associate David Argueta. Other clients include BTG Pactual, Actinver, Thor Urbana, Amistad Global Development, JP Morgan, BBVA Bancomer, Mexico Infrastructure Partners Latin America, Banorte Ixe, Banco Sabadell, Mexico Infrastructure Partners II, Banco Santander, Impulsora del Desarrollo y el Empleo en Am√©rica Latina, and Citigroup Global Capital Markets.

Leading individuals

José Raz Guzmán - Greenberg Traurig, S.C.

Juan Manuel Gonz√°lez - Greenberg Traurig, S.C.

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Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 2

Greenberg Traurig, S.C.

Greenberg Traurig, S.C. provides strong transactional,  and regulatory and contentious support, along with training to its domestic and international clients. The team is jointly led by Victor Manuel Frías and Miguel Flores Bernés, both of whom are equally adept at handling merger filings and investigations. Clients also benefit from the expertise of administrative litigator Joselino Morales. Recently the firm successfully defended Mexico City Airport against an abuse of dominance investigation over alleged discrimination against taxi operator, which could have resulted in a $52.5m fine. The team also represented Nadro in an investigation into the pharma distribution industry.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Greenberg Traurig, S.C.

Greenberg Traurig, S.C. has very good experience advising clients on transactions in the infrastructure, natural resources, manufacturing and financial services sectors. The group also 'stands out from the crowd when speaking on compliance matters in Latin America'. On the infrastructure front, the firm advised MXT Capital Partners and Mexico Infrastructure Partners on the US$196m acquisition of 72 telecoms towers from Maxcom Telecomunicaciones. The team also represented NYSE-listed Stepan Company on an agreement with SF Mexicana to acquire its surfactant production facility in Mexico. Recently appointed co-chair of the firm's Latin America practice, José Raz Guzmán leads the team which also includes Victor Manuel Frías,  Arturo Pérez Estrada and the 'outstanding' Hugo López-Coll.

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

Greenberg Traurig, S.C.

Greenberg Traurig, S.C. is taking an increasingly active role in major power and oil-and-gas projects and transactions. Its expertise in downstream oil and gas was demonstrated by its advice to BP on the company's entry into the Mexican petrol station market, including the negotiation of over 450 agreements with station owners and operators. The practice also advised Northland Power on the development of several renewable power projects. Juan Manuel González leads the team, which includes of counsel Pedro Reséndez.

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Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 2

Greenberg Traurig, S.C.

The team at Greenberg Traurig, S.C. has experience advising lenders and sponsors at every stage of the project cycle. Recent mandates include advising Impulsora del Desarrollo y el Empleo en Am√©rica Latina on the refinancing of two social infrastructure projects. In the transport segment, the team represented Banco Nacional de Obras y Servicios P√ļblicos and Instituci√≥n de Banca de Desarrollo, as lenders, on the $275m financing for the ‚ÄúSiervo de la Naci√≥n‚ÄĚ toll road in the state of Mexico. The highly-respected¬† Juan Manuel Gonz√°lez leads the experienced team, which also includes ¬†Jos√© Antonio Butr√≥n. Clients include Mexico Infrastructure Partners, Banco Santander, MXT Capital Partners and Grupo Hermes Infraestructura.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Greenberg Traurig, S.C.

At Greenberg Traurig, S.C.¬†the ‚Äėpartners and their teams go above and beyond clients‚Äô expectations all the time‚Äô. The 11-strong practice can also count on the firm‚Äôs pool of 31 real estate counsel worldwide to advise property developers, lenders, investment managers, private equity funds, REITs, operators, joint ventures, sovereign wealth funds, international developers, and private owners on property acquisition and investment, development, management and leasing, financing, restructuring, and disposition of all real estate segments and asset classes, including commercial, recreational, and residential real estate, structured equity, structured debt and hybrid structures. The team represented Hyatt Hotels, recently, on the $400m sale of a subsidiary that owns the Hyatt Regency Mexico City and adjacent land to Sordo Madaleno and Fernando Chico Pardo; and advised key client PGIM Real Estate in the negotiation and implementation of a¬† MXP$6bn joint venture with Mexican real estate developer Opera Desarrolladora for the acquisition and development of residential projects in Mexico City. Other matters included assisting Great Wolf Resorts with the construction and development of a¬† MXN$2.8bn water park, its first in Mexico; ICM Immobilien with its U$30m acquisition of three properties for a mixed-use project in Mexico City; and Walton Street Capital in a $107.9m credit facility granted by Metropolitan Life Insurance for the acquisition of the JW Marriott hotel in Mexico City. Practice head Antonio Diez de Bonilla Martinez is 'well known and well positioned'; and is now flanked by ‚Äėoutstanding‚Äô practitioner Gerardo Carrillo, who joined the firm from Haynes and Boone, SC¬†in mid-2018. Miguel Mois√©s¬†is another name to note; while senior associate¬†Roberto Guerrero C is ‚Äėby far the best associate in the industry‚Äô, according to one client; he is ‚Äėextremely diligent and time- and cost-sensitive‚Äô; Julio Sardina, another senior associate, is also recommended. Clients include Greystar, Grupo Lar, Paladin Realty, Desarrolladora del Parque, Accor Hotels, Metrobuildings, Mira Companies, One Properties, Round Hill Capital, Hard Rock International, SBE Group and RLH Properties.

Leading individuals

Antonio Diez de Bonilla Martinez - Greenberg Traurig, S.C.

Next Generation Partners

Gerardo Carrillo - Greenberg Traurig, S.C.

Rising stars

Roberto Guerrero - Greenberg Traurig, S.C.

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