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BLVD. MANUEL ÁVILA CAMACHO 24-4, LOMAS DE CHAPULTEPEC, CIUDAD DE MÉXICO C.P. 11000, MEXICO
Tel:
Work +52 55 5249 9600
Fax:
Fax +52 55 5249 9601
Email:
Web:
www.rpg.com.mx

Rafael Romo

Tel:
Work (5255) 5249-9604
Email:
Web:
www.rpglawfirm.net
Romo Paillés, S.C.

Work Department

  • Banking & Corporate Finance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Project & Equipment Finance
  • Public Bidding & Privatisations
  • Workouts & Debt Restructuring
  • Corporate Law
  • Pro-bono

Position

Partner

Career

Founding Partner. Associate at White & Case (New York and Mexico). Associate Debevoise & Plimpton (New York).

28 years of experience providing counsel to Mexican and foreign clients on mergers and acquisitions, investments and strategic alliances. Representing several clients in the purchase of companies and assets in real estate, financial, telecommunications, software, and transportation. Expert in banking and finance, real estate and hospitality, workouts and debt restructuring.

Languages

English and Spanish

Education

JD and Postgraduate Degree on International Businesses - Escuela Libre de Derecho. LLM - Columbia University. Authorised to practice in Mexico and New York, top-level experience in international transactions.


Mexico

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Romo Paillés, S.C. is a corporate boutique that regularly handles complex transactional mandates on behalf of corporate clients and investment funds. Its partners -including Rafael Romo, María Teresa Paillés, who has a strong niche in corporate real estate work, and María Esther Rey - have strong backgrounds as in-house counsel and past trajectories at international firms. The team recently advised Hymas Villazul on its $4.5m takeover by Garabe Bawi Capital. The team also advised Grupo Devlyn and its shareholders on the $34m repurchase of Linzor Capital Partners' stake in the company.

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Real estate

Within: Real estate

The team at Romo Paillés, S.C. ‘has the ability to think outside the box, bringing original, wise and practical solutions to any situation that arises, always within the frame of the law'. Its lawyers 'seek and achieve win-win negotiations' and 'keep us from getting diverted from the core of the business or the deal that is being negotiated, saving precious time and resources’. Real estate is one of the cornerstones of this small corporate firm and all nine of its lawyers handle the full range of real estate matters, with a focus on the residential, retail and hospitality sectors. Recent mandates saw the team assist Hasbro with the due diligence process and negotiation of an $18.2m lease agreement for a distribution centre of approximately 408,000sq. ft in greater metropolitan Mexico City, with Prologis as lessor; acted for key client Walmart on the acquisition of a 166,150m² property located in Sacramento, Chihuahua for the development and operation of a distribution centre; and advised Banobras on the negotiation and preparation of a loan agreement’s fifth restated amendment for the addition of a new credit line of $30.5m to finance the construction of a new tranche of the Lerma-Santiago federal highway. Other finance-side matters included advising the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) on a $22.1m construction loan to Promotora Higa for the construction of a 281 apartment real estate project of in the south of Mexico City. María Teresa Paillés is ‘highly experienced, not only in legally structuring the deal but in the real estate industry in general. She is there for doubts, comments and negotiations’. Her fellow practice co-heads  María Esther Rey and with Rafael Romo are also well regarded. Other clients include Grupo Frondoso and Dielsa.

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