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MONTES URALES 632, 3RD FLOOR, LOMAS DE CHAPULTEPEC, MEXICO CITY 11000, MEXICO
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Work +52 55 5202 7622
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Fax +52 55 5520 7671
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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: Next generation lawyers

Hernando Becerra - González Calvillo, SC

Within: Banking and finance

González Calvillo, SC continues to sharpen its position on the Mexican banking scene. The large team (40 professionals) provides the full range of services in this area, from securities, secured and asset financing, to restructuring, syndicated and commercial lending and regulatory matters. Well regarded by peers, the team was present on some of the year’s most important transactions, including the Red Compartida project development, in which the firm assisted Huawei and Nokia (as vendors of services and infrastructure for the development of the project) to borrower Altán Redes, a transaction which involved an $850m financing; and Mexican development banks Banobras, Bancomext and Nafin on the MXN$17.7bn project financing, which included the drafting of an inter-creditors agreement with Huawei and Nokia. In another highlight case, the team acted as Mexican counsel to Macquarie Capital and Techint, as sponsors, in the acquisition (from Abengoa) and subsequent project financing (from 10 financial institutions) of the 907MW combined-cycle power generation facility referred to as "Norte III". Key partners José Ignacio Rivero and Enrique González Calvilllo led the first and second deals, respectively; another key partner Jorge Cervantes Trejo, who specialises in projects, energy and infrastructure finance, led the Norte III matter. Further support comes from partners Jaime Cortés Alvarez and José Víctor Torres, both ‘good, experienced lawyers’, according to peers. Cortés Alvarez assisted a group of investors in obtaining acquisition finance amounting to $82.5m from BBVA Bancomer and Bancomext, as lenders, for the acquisition of a hotel; Torres specialises in cross-border financings involving projects, syndicated loans and leasing. Other team members include Hernando Becerra, of counsel Antonio De Lisi (who joined the firm from Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle S.C.), and associate Diego Hernández Schmidt-Tophoff (who joined from Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C.). Seasoned practitioner Rodrigo Rojas is also noted by peers for his work in this sector. Clients include Unicredit Bank, Barclays Bank, Santander, and Olympus Capital Asia Credit.

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