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Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, SC

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London, Mexico City

Yves Hayaux-du-Tilly L.

Work +(52 55) 4170 3003
Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, SC

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Yves specialises in finance, mergers & acquisitions and corporate law and is widely recognized as one of Mexico´s leading insurance and reinsurance experts.


Partner. Head of NHG insurance and reinsurance practice and managing partner of NHG’s London office.


Yves advises multinational clients and foreign investors on financing transactions, mergers & acquisitions and other operations involving the Mexican market. He has a particularly strong experience in the insurance sector and regularly handles high-end transactions for key insurance sector clients. He also heads NHG’s pioneering London office and as such is ideally located to advise both insurance companies and other major corporations based in Europe on transactions and business involving Mexico.


English, French and Spanish.


- Founder of the Mexican Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain (MexCC) and Chairman since 2010.
- Member of the Mexican Association of Insurance and Bonding Law (AMEDESEF), Mexican Chapter of AIDA since 1998 and Member of its Governing Board (2003-09), Chairman (2006-09), and Vice-Chairman (2009-12). 
- Member of the Presidential Council of International Association of Insurance Law (AIDA) since 2010, Vice President of its Iberian Latin American Committee (CILA) (2010-14). 
- Member of the American Bar Association since 2003, Vice-Chairman of its Mexican Law Committee (2005-07), Co-Chairman of such Committee (2007-08); Co-Chairman of its Transnational Legal Practice Committee (2014-16). 
- Honorary Member of the Commercial Bar Association in England (COMBAR) since 2008.
- Member of COMEXI since 2018.


- Qualified as a Mexican lawyer in 1994.
- Foreign associate at Mayer Brown in its New York Offices (1997-98).
- Professor of Corporate Governance at the Law School of the Universidad Panamericana (2006-10).
- Professor of the LLM on Corporate Law of the Universidad Panamericana (2006-10).
- Lecturer on reinsurance law in the Escuela Libre de Derecho (2015-17).


Yves is an active member of Club Universidad Nacional, A.C. (PUMAS), since the year 2000, the football club he supports in Mexico City.


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

A ‘very sophisticated law firm involved in the most complex deals’, Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, SC is applauded for its solid practice. The core group of the firm’s 31-strong banking and finance department has been working together for three decades, advising clients on national and international securitisation and structured finance deals, equity placements, equity funds and leveraged buyouts, leasing, corporate lending, real estate finance and project financing, as well as on regulatory matters, workouts, insolvency and restructurings. While mostly acting on the side of lenders, recent borrower-side work included assisting Altán Redes on the $50m cross-border financing for the Red Compartida Project, granted by Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF). The case was led by practice head and 'genuine point of reference' Michell Nader, who also teamed up with Adrián López G to represent Bank of Montreal Capital Markets. as banking syndicate agent, on the second debt restructuring process of Bombardier Recreational Products. In other activity, Julián Garza led the team that assisted Rabobank in connection with the MXN$117.6m acquisition of approximately 15.3% of the capital stock of Banco Finterra; while Hans Goebel acted as lead counsel to Wells Fargo in a cross-border refinancing transaction involving Real Alloy as borrower (combined transaction value of $155m); and Javier Arreola led advice to MetLife on a MXN$1.644bn loan in favour of various CKD trust vehicles formed by Walton and Planigrupo. Eduardo Villanueva assisted Banco Sabadell, Banco Nacional de México, HSBC México, Banco Monex, CAIXA Bank and SabCapital as administrative and collateral agents on the $211m financing for the acquisition of Hyatt Regency Mexico. Key support comes from highly recommended counsel Mónica Ramos. Other key practitioners include Yves Hayaux-Du-Tilly, Gunter Schwandt, Alejandro Rojas, and José Humberto Rocha S, who made partner in January 2019. Clients include Bank of America, CitiBanamex, Prudential, Bancomer, Barclays, BNP Paribas, and Scotiabank.

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Bankruptcy and restructuring

Within: Bankruptcy and restructuring

The 10-strong team at Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, SC offers ‘great communication and commitment’. The lawyers ‘are very knowledgeable and have the ability to take that knowledge and apply it and offer practical and constructive advice’. The group works on the side of creditors and debtors, handling restructurings and workouts and related litigation, also working internationally. In highlight work, practice co-heads Michell Nader (‘knowledgeable, pleasant to work with, insightful and constructive’) and Javier Arreola continued to represent the largest group of creditors in the $1.7bn insolvency and workout of Altos Hornos de México (AHMSA), the country’s largest steel manufacturer that was in suspension of payments for 17 years; and PGIM Real Estate (formerly Prudential Real Estate Investors - PREI) in the $3.7m restructuring of a real estate portfolio developed with ViveICA, which was in payment default under its joint venture with the client, with the payment obligations guaranteed by Empresas ICA. In other work PGIM Real Estate was assisted by Nader and Julián Garza  in the restructuring of another real estate portfolio, valued at $700m and developed in conjunction with Mexican housing developer Urbi, and in executing amendments to agreements relating to the restructuring of another portfolio, valued at $250m and developed with GEO. Hans Goebel continued to assist Oro Negro, a Pemex oil rig contractor, in its multi-jurisdictional $1bn insolvency. Other key practitioners include Yves Hayaux-du-Tilly L. and senior associate Lucía Laganá. Other clients include Bank of America, Barclays Bank, Rabobank, Danske Bank, and Sumitomo Mitsui Bank.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Yves Hayaux-Du-Tilly - Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, SC

Within: Corporate and M&A

Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, SC is a top choice for complex corporate matters, including major M&As, joint ventures, spin-offs and private equity buyouts. The 'very professional' 11-partner team is praised for 'understanding the business', and has a strong bench of highly experienced partners, including the firm's founders Michell Nader, Hans Goebel, and Yves Hayaux-Du-Tilly, who is 'an expert in insurance matters'. Recently the firm advised Singapore-based CMIG International, as Mexican counsel on its US$300m acquisition of the Latin American insurance and fund management business of Old Mutual Life. The team also acted for Grupo Diagnostico Proa on the US$80m sale of a 32% stake in Labatorios Chopo to Temasek and LIV Capital. Other key partners in the team include Julián Garza , who 'in addition to having extensive experience, is a lawyer dedicated to customer service', and Luciano Pérez Gómez. International clients also benefit from the firm's London office.

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Within: Leading individuals

Yves Hayaux-du-Tilly - Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, SC

Within: Insurance

The ‘solid’ 17-strong team at Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, SC is the preferred choice of clients because it is ‘always a reference in the industry and a reliable legal partner for complex issues’. With 25 years’ experience in the sector and offices in Mexico City and London, it has a primary focus on non-contentious matters, including the corporate, regulatory, transactional and compliance aspects of the sector, along with product design and product development, although it does also cover contentious matters such as claims, coverage issues, arbitration, litigation, and insurance and reinsurance recoveries. In a stand out mandate, the practice acted for AXA as Mexican co-counsel on the insurance regulatory aspects related to its $15.3bn cash acquisition of XL. Current work includes acting as Mexican counsel to Singapore-based CMIG International (a subsidiary of China Minsheng Investment) on its $300m acquisition of the Latin American business operations of Old Mutual, the first acquisition by a Chinese company in Mexico. In other work, the firm is acting as Mexican co-counsel to Fidelity National Financial on regulatory issues arising from its $1.2bn acquisition of Stewart Information Services and on securing the regulatory approvals required from the Mexican insurance and antitrust regulators. Working between Mexico City and London, 'market leader' Yves Hayaux-Du-Tilly heads the practice, handling transactional work, dispute resolution, product development, regulatory and corporate matters, corporate governance and compliance. Covering contentious and non-contentious matters, Luciano Pérez Gómez is an ‘outstanding counsel. He builds strong relationships with his customers based on trust and great customer service’. London-based senior associate Juan Pablo Sáinz focuses on advising the London market on Mexican law in relation to coverage and regulatory issues and international transactions. Other names to note include Michell Nader, Julián Garza , Eduardo Villanueva Ortiz. The team also counts on an increasingly specialised team of intermediate associates. Clients include Assurant, Principal Financial Group, Laureate International Universities, Cardif México Seguros Generales, Cardif México Seguros Vida, and Dentegra Seguros Dentales.

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