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Work +52 55 5202 7622
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Fax +52 55 5520 7671
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https://www.gcsc.com.mx/our-firm

José Ignacio Rivero Andere

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

Position

Partner, joined Gonzalez Calvillo,S.C. in 2008

Career

José Ignacio Rivero Andere has over 15 years of experience providing legal and business advice to clients from diverse sectors, in multimillion domestic and cross-border transactions in the areas of banking and finance, capital markets, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and private equity. Recognised as a business-oriented lawyer, he serves as member of the board of several companies.

Mr Rivero has been recognised in his areas of practice by important international publications, including The Legal 500, Latin Lawyer, Chambers and Partners, and IFLR 1000. He has also published several articles related with his field of expertise.

Mr Rivero worked as foreign associate for the firm Proskauer Rose LLP in New York.

Languages

Spanish and English

Member

International Bar Association (IBA) and National Association of Business Lawyers (ANADE)

Education

Law degree from Escuela Libre de Derecho, LLM from the School of Law of Northwestern University and Certificate in business administration from Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University.


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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Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

González Calvillo, SC assists domestic and foreign companies, including private equity firms and their portfolio companies, issuers and underwriters, with local and cross-border securities transactions, with a notable focus on the financial, telecommunications, hospitality and automotive sectors; it also handles the regulatory aspects of capital markets. In recent highlight work, the firm acted as counsel to the initial purchasers, joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners, and onshore and offshore collateral agents -some 11 financial institutions- on the $1.256bn acquisition financing granted to private equity fund Actis for the purchase of InterGen’s projects in Mexico (totalling 2,200 MWs); it also assisted HIR Casa with the launch of its programme to securitise mortgage collection rights derived from its housing financing system for a total amount of MXN$2.5bn, and the first issuance of trust certificates under said programme for MXN$700m. In other work it assisted Fosun and its subsidiary Club Med with the review of the title, standing and overall legal status of its Mexican subsidiaries and assets as part of its spin-off from Fosun International, and its initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The department’s four partners co-head the practice: José Victor Torres, Juan Manuel Sancho Rodrigo, Jaime Cortés Alvarez, and José Ignacio Rivero Andere are active market figures. Support comes from senior associates Daniel Guaida Azar, Bernardo Reyes Retana, Jacinto Avalos, and associate Francisco Javier Alvarez. Other clients include IFM Global Infrastructure Fund (IFM Investors), KIO Networks, Nissan Renault Finance, Grupo Proeza, Barclays Bank, Grupo México / Americas Mining Corporation / Southern Copper Corporation.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

González Calvillo, SC fields an experienced team of lawyers with strong expertise in corporate and private equity acquisitions, restructurings, and compliance work. With a bench of nine partners the practice has capacity to act on a large volume of deals and is regularly referred work by foreign firms. Recently the team advised KIO Networks on the  US$500m sale of its telecoms subsidiary to American Tower Corporation. Another highlight was advising United Plastics Group, a subsidiary of Viant, on the acquisition of the Mexican assets of Integer Holdings Corporation, as part of Viant's global takeover of Integer. Key partners include José Victor Torres , Jaime Cortés and José Ignacio Rivero Andere. Miguel Valle exited to Chévez, Ruiz, Zamarripa y Cía SC in September 2019; the same month, the firm was also appointed as the sole Mexican law-firm founding member of the Brazil-Mexico Business Council.

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