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BOSQUE DE RADIATAS NO. 44, OF 303 AND 301, COL. BOSQUES DE LAS LOMAS, MEXICO CITY C.P 05120, MEXICO
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Mexico

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

Chávez Vargas Minutti Abogados, S.C.

Twelve lawyers handle banking and finance at Chávez Vargas Minutti Abogados, S.C., a small finance boutique born out of the former Chadbourne & Parke’s Mexico office in 2010. The practice has carved out a niche for itself in public sector financing (one of the few firms to have done so, along with Holland & Knight and Hogan Lovells BSTL), although it does cover the full range of banking and financing services, including credit lines, project finance, FIBRAs, and CKDs. Recent work highlights involved several financings for Mexican states, including assisting Campeche with the structuring of its $43m public debt; the State of Mexico with a $137m SWAP transaction and a $127m credit (both with Banorte); and Tabasco in a $39m financing agreement with Scotiabank Inverlat. In other work the team assisted FOVISSSTE on three warehousing funding structures (aggregate value $1.02bn); and Banco Invex with the acquisition of the stock of a card issuing company. All cases were led by José Antonio Chávez Vargas and Brian Minutti, with strong support from senior associates Miguel Martínez and Alejandro Carreño. Martínez handles public securities offerings, credit transactions and public-sector credit restructurings, while Carreño advises banks and debtors in credit transactions and warehousing credit facilities. Clients include Banco Interacciones and Banco Santander.

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Brian Minutti - Chávez Vargas Minutti Abogados, S.C.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 4

Chávez Vargas Minutti Abogados, S.C.

Twelve lawyers handle capital markets issues at Chávez Vargas Minutti Abogados, S.C., and while the team covers the full range of mandates, it has recently been mainly involved in debt work. Examples include advising FOVISSSTE on a debt programme of two senior trust bond issuances worth MXN$10bn; Firma Car on a bond issuance worth MXN$2bn; Sare Holding on a debt capitalisation with the transfer-of-control of shares to another shareholder through a subscription of shares; and Distribuidora de Alimentos SI (through its main brand Sushi Itto), on a debt issuance programme of bonds worth MXN$500m. In other work, the team provided legal opinions to rating agencies regarding securitisation transactions. José Antonio Chavez Vargas leads the team, and he and Brian Minutti led all the transactions. They are supported by senior associates Miguel Martínez and Alejandro Carreño. Other clients include Actinver Casa de Bolsa, HR Ratings de México, Moody’s de México, Fitch Ratings México, Standard & Poors (México), Fundación Dondé, Vector Empresas, and Banco Invex.

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

Chávez Vargas Minutti Abogados, S.C.

Boutique firm Chávez Vargas Minutti Abogados, S.C. has a good reputation for high-quality corporate advice. It is well known for its track record advising clients in the energy and infrastructure sectors, although its expertise extends to areas such as financial services. It recently advised Wishbird Experiences on structuring a sale and purchase agreement in preparation for a takeover by an Argentinian company. The firm also has strong experience in the structuring of a wide variety of trusts. José Antonio Chávez Vargas and Brian Minutti are both recommended.

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Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 3

Chávez Vargas Minutti Abogados, S.C.

The two-partner team at Chávez Vargas Minutti Abogados, S.C., led by name partner José Antonio Chávez Vargas, provides ‘impeccable service’ and is praised for its ‘knowledge and expertise in projects’. It advised a consortium comprising Sacyr Concesiones Mexico and Global Enterprise Corporation on its $300m project to renovate, operate and maintain the Texcoco - Zacatepec toll road, one of many toll road PPPs that the firm is working on. Now a name partner, Brian Minutti is praised for his ‘knowledge and understanding of the market’.

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