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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:
Romo Paillés, S.C.

Work Department

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

Position

Partner

Career

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

27 years of experience providing counsel to Mexican and foreign clients on mergers and acquisitions, investments and strategic alliances. Represents 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

Corporate finance boutique Romo Paillés, S.C. is a popular choice for complex transactions, including M&A and capital markets deals. The flexible team has been involved in notable transactions for a variety of clients, including Eleczion, Group Devlyn, and Vidrio Formas. It also advised Biobest, a pollination solutions and biological pest control company, on its $9.5m takeover of Distribuciones Imex. The highly rated Rafael Romo leads the corporate team, which includes fellow name partner Maria-Teresa Paillés, who is recommended for corporate-related real estate work, and Maria-Esther Ray.

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Real estate

Within: Real estate

Real estate forms one of the pillars of the small but impressive Romo Paillés, S.C.. The team advises on developments and transactions in the residential, retail and hospitality sectors, with a special focus on real estate due diligence. Recent highlights involved assisting leading Latin American e-commerce company Mercado Libre, on the due diligence procedures and negotiations of lease agreements for their two distribution centres located in Mexico City’s metropolitan area. The team has also assisted Walmart with its expansion in Mexico, principally in terms of agreements for properties located in the states of Baja California, Tabasco, and Yucatán, the latter involving revision of compliance with the regulations of the National Institute for Anthropology & History (INAH), since the estate is located in an archaeological site. María Teresa Paillés, who has over 28 years’ experience in real estate matters, leads the team; she is supported by Rafael Romo and María Esther Rey. Associates Elizabeth Tovar and Eduardo Espinosa de los Monteros joined the firm.

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