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

Gonzalo Vargas Ateca

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

Position

Partner at Gonzalez Calvillo,S.C. since 1991.

Career

Mr. Vargas is a transactional attorney with over 30 years of experience providing legal and business advice to multinational and Mexican companies, with focus in the fields of energy, infrastructure, real estate, hospitality franchising, M&A, strategic alliances and disputes between shareholders.

He represents clients in a wide variety of projects and investments in the areas of oil and gas, energy, power generation, petrochemicals, joint ventures, government procurement, real estate. He has broad experience in transactional and regulatory work and has implemented sophisticated and relevant transactions in his areas of expertise.

Languages

Spanish and English

Member

Member of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (“ISHC”), an organization integrated by over 200 members who are only admitted upon invitation. The ISHC is widely recognized as one of the world’s more reliable sources for expertise and counseling in the hospitality industry.

Education

Law degree (J.D. equvialent) with Honors from the Universidad Anahuac, as well as Tax Graduate Studies from the Universidad Panamericana and International Commercial Arbitration Studies from the Escuela Libre de Derecho.


Mexico

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

A popular referral choice with international firms, González Calvillo, SC’s ‘excellent’ team is ‘very responsive and knowledgeable about the market’ and is regularly involved in major cross-border deals. It acted for IFM Global Infrastructure Fund and OHL Concessions, through their SPV company Magenta Infraestructura, on their $1bn bid to takeover OHL Mexico. Another highlight was advising Take-Two Interactive Software, the owner of Rockstar Games, on its purchase of all the rights to the computer game Kerbal Space Program from Uruguayan company Altamil. Founding partner Enrique González Calvillo is a key adviser along with Gonzalo Vargas Ateca, Jorge Cervantes Trejo, Miguel Valle, Jaime Cortés and the ‘excellentJose Victor Torres.

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Real estate

Within: Real estate

González Calvillo, SC fields a ‘strong team, with good focus and a practical approach’. Nineteen lawyers (including seven partners) handle real estate matters, assisting developers, lenders, banks, pension funds, REITs, and companies with investments on transactions and financing, leasing and property management, as well as with tax structuring and project development, including infrastructure. José Ignacio Rivero Andere represented a company of the MSD Capital group, Terrae Cognitio, in the mediation, negotiation, drafting and execution of a settlement agreement with the Homeowners’ Association of Palmilla, a real estate development in Cabo San Lucas; and acted as counsel to Olympus Capital Asia Credit, as lender, on the granting of a $39m loan to Vivimed Labs UK which included a mortgage over a property owned by the client’s Mexican subsidiary. Alfredo Chávez Goyeneche assisted Canamex International with obtaining a $52m syndicated loan from SabCapital and Banorte to fund the remodelling and expansion of the Cabo Villas Beach Resort & Spa Hotel, in Cabo San Lucas, as well as the construction of a new luxury tower connected to the resort. In ongoing work, Chávez also assisted Regus Management with its development plans throughout the country, and Reichmann International with the management and operation of its buildings in the capital. Also a key partner, Jorge Cervantes Trejo has expertise in – among other areas – project finance and infrastructure projects, and handles work for a major real estate investment management firm, including sales of portfolios and joint ventures for the sale of assets. In other ongoing work, Gonzalo Vargas Ateca continued to represent Proyectos del Norte Avviare in the acquisition of properties according to the company’s development plans, including due diligence analysis, planning, construction, operation, coordination and management of the various projects. Key support comes from of counsel Erika Olguín (who works with Cervantes), and senior associates Paulina Sellerier (who works with Chávez). Clients include Alsis Funds, Olympus Capital Asia Credit, Urbi Desarrollos Urbanos, and Google.

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