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PASEO DE LOS TAMARINDOS 400 B, FLOOR 29, BOSQUES DE LAS LOMAS, 05120 MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
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Work +52 55 1167 3000
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Fax +52 55 1167 3001
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www.creelabogados.com

Mexico

Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Creel Abogados, SC

As one of Mexico’s oldest firms, Creel Abogados, SC has an excellent pedigree for corporate work, handling M&A, private equity and day-to-day commercial matters. The firm boasts several highly experienced partners: notably senior partner Carlos Creel, who led on several key transactions including Trelleborg’s acquisition of CGS Holding’s Mexican subsidiary CGS Automotive de Mexico. Alfonso García-Mingo also has an extremely strong practice, and recently advised McGraw Hill Financial and its Mexican subsidiaries on the $1.1bn sale of J.D. Power to global investment firm XIO Group. Other key partners are Carlos Acle, Gustavo Struck and Alfonzo Razú.

Leading lawyers

Carlos Creel - Creel Abogados, SC

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 4

Creel Abogados, SC

Real estate is a core practice at the ‘efficientCreel Abogados, SC. The seven-strong team acts across the residential, industrial, commercial and tourism/hospitality sectors on matters including the purchase, sale and lease of real estate assets; structuring and fund-related matters; and the development, construction and operation of real estate projects. Practice head and ‘fine lawyer’ Jorge Torres has over 30 years’ experience (he ‘knows real estate inside-out and from top to bottom’), but it is the ‘talented’ Gustavo Struck who has been particularly active this year. Recent matters saw Torres lead advice to Grupo Desarrolla on the development of high-end residential housing projects; corporate partner Alfonso Razú advised Grupo Danone’s business-unit, Bonafont, on the negotiation and termination of diverse lease agreements for both industrial facilities and production lines, as well as on matters concerning its water plants, warehouses and distribution centres throughout Mexico; and Struck counsel Grupo Institución on the development of two new business class hotels in Mexico City, and FIBRA Bien on the formation of an SPV for the implementation of a real estate investment trust involving car dealerships. Competition specialist Patricio Martinez O, who made partner in 2016, is also active in the sector. Ongoing matters include advisory to Exclusive Resorts on the sale of luxury residential units. Other clients include Edgewell, Kerzner International, Corporación Inmobiliaria Vesta, Rosewood Hotel & Resorts, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company and Westmont Hospitality Group.

Leading lawyers

Jorge Torres - Creel Abogados, SC

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 6

Creel Abogados, SC

Understated’ but ‘providing very good counsel’, mid-sized corporate player Creel Abogados, SC counts the tax sector among its core practices and fields a five-strong team that practices across the full gamut of tax consultancy, tax litigation, transfer pricing and international trade matters. ‘Quietly effective’ practice head Carlos Martínez R focuses primarily on the tax aspects of M&A, capital markets and financing transactions; while his fellow partner Javier Portas, who has ‘encyclopaedic knowledge’ and can draw on more than 20 years’ experience in the sector, also undertakes transactional tax work but is principally focused on corporate reorganizations estate planning and tax litigation; as well as leading on international trade matters. Recent mandates include advising EFM Capital (and a number of individual shareholders) on the tax aspects and tax structure of the sale of 76% of Even Telecom to Southern Cross; RTA Mexico on a tax amnesty procedure and associated compliance matters; and Kerzner Palmilla Hotel Partners (and associated companies) on the tax aspects of its corporate restructuring. Key support comes from associate and former-PwC tax manager Esteban Gómez Aguado, who arrived in 2016, but notable associate Carlos Pérez-Chow left in mid-2017 to become tax director at Dentons López Velarde. In other work, the team provided counsel to Vamasa regarding an efficient tax structure for sale; Vector Partners on the design and structuring of a Mezzanine Fund; Tyco International on all the local tax aspect of its merger with Johnson Controls; and Corporación Inmobiliaria Vesta on all tax aspects of a financing from Metlife to fund debt repayment. Clients include Altum Fund, AIMCO, Brown Forman, Danone, Kerzner International, Lafarge, McGraw Hill, Sodexo and Telefonica.

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