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MONTES URALES 632, 3RD FLOOR, LOMAS DE CHAPULTEPEC, MEXICO CITY 11000, MEXICO
Tel:
Work +52 55 5202 7622
Fax:
Fax +52 55 5520 7671
Email:
Web:
www.gcsc.com.mx/our-firm
González Calvillo, SC, Hernando Becerra de Cima, Mexico City, MEXICO

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Hernando Becerra de Cima

Tel:
Work +(52 55) 5202-7622
Email:
Web:
www.gcsc.com.mx
González Calvillo, SC

Position

Partner at Gonzalez Calvillo, S.C.

Career

Hernando Becerra has 15 years of experience in domestic and cross-border transactions involving project finance and M&A with a focus in the infrastructure sector. He has prominent experience advising foreign and multinational companies and investment funds across all types of transactions related to projects and infrastructure, including energy.

Mr Becerra strengthens the firm's international capabilities, with his three-year experience working as foreign associate at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy in New York, where he was active in finance, capital markets and M&A transactions in Latin America, including Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Chile.

Languages

Spanish and English

Education

He is admitted to practise both in Mexico and in New York, as he was admitted by the New York State Bar. He holds a master’s of Laws (LLM) from the University of Texas at Austin, Texas and a law degree (JD equivalent) from the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico.


Mexico

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

González Calvillo, SC’s 27-strong team represents a varied client roster that includes national and foreign banking and finance institutions, Mexican development banks, investment banks, underwriters, private investment funds, foreign asset management companies, and the agencies and rep-offices of foreign banks, in securities work, secured and asset financing, restructuring, syndicated and commercial lending and regulatory matters. In highlight work the team advised: Citigroup, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, BNP Paribas, JPMorgan Chase, The Bank of Nova Scotia, Citibank and Banamex, as joint lead arrangers of a $1.256bn credit agreement to finance the acquisition of InterGen’s projects in Mexico (totalling 2,200 MWs) by private equity fund Actis;  major mining player Grupo Mexico on an HSBC-led $147m refinancing of existing loan facilities for several of the client’s subsidiaries; and regular client Bancomext on a $53m financing granted to Inmobiliaria Insurgentes 421 for the development of a new 415-room hotel in Mexico City. The large team is co-led by José Victor Torres, Juan Manuel Sancho Rodrigo, Jaime Cortés, and José Ignacio Rivero Andere; other names to note include Hernando Becerra, Enrique Gonzalez Calvillo, Rodrigo Rojas Robleda and of counsel Antonio De Lisi; key support comes from senior associates Jacinto Avalos and Alberto Bustamante. Other clients include Unicredit Bank, Microsoft, Banco General, and BanCoppel.

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