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DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano

PASEO DE LOS TAMARINDOS NO. 400 A, PISO 31, BOSQUES DE LAS LOMAS, M√ČXICO, DF, CP, 05120, MEXICO
Tel:
Work +52 55 5261 1800
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Fax +52 55 5261 1850
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www.dlapiper.com

Eduardo Gallastegui

Tel:
Work +525552611807
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www.dlapiper.com/en/us/people/g/gallastegui-eduardo/
DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Corporate
Finance

Position

Partner

Career

Eduardo J. Gallástegui Armella is the managing partner for the Mexico City office. He is a legal counsel for Mexican and foreign companies dealing with telecommunications law, corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, antitrust, international trade, foreign investment, health, legislative and governmental affairs, professional sports and specialized pharmaceutical matters

Languages

English and Spanish

Education

Law Degree (Licenciatura en Derecho), Universidad Iberoamericana 1978


Latin America: International firms

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

DLA Piper LLP (US)'s significant team and regional expansion -most recently in Buenos Aires in August 2018- over the last few years has positioned it for a multitude of big ticket corporate and M&A engagements. The Latin America group has successfully plugged in to the firm's global client base, while achieving greater recognition among Latin American businesses and multilatinas. It is also fast developing its private equity standing in the region. Financial services, energy, natural resources, agribusiness and hospitality are key industry sectors for the team. Clients include Telefonica,¬†CarVal Investors,¬†Gra√Īa y Montero,¬†Putney Capital Management, Clarion Partners and Grupo Financiero Interacciones. Recent mandates saw Miami partner Francisco Cerezo is US head of Latin America corporate and advised Costa Rican cable operator Cabletica on its $250m sale of a controlling interest in the business to Liberty Latin America (Televisora de Costa Rica retained a 20% share in the cable operator); he also led the team that advised QBE Insurance Group on the sale of its Latin America business to Zurich, making Zurich the leading insurer in Argentina and a top three player in Ecuador. In other work, Mat√≠as Zegers in the Santiago office led advice to Mexico and Chile-focused grocery delivery service, Cornershop, on its $225m sale to Walmart. Other key partners in a sizeable practice include¬†cMarcelo Etchebarne in Buenos Aires; Paulo Larra√≠n¬†and Marco Salgado in Santiago;¬†Camilo Martinez Beltran and Felipe Quintero Serrano in Bogota;¬†Sergio Barboza in Lima; Eduardo Gallastegui, Edgar Romo and¬†Diego Martinez in Mexico City; John Murphy in Miami, Nikos Buxeda and¬†Jos√© Sosa-Llor√©ns in San Juan; and of counsel Enrique Chamorro in Madrid.

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Mexico

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Boosted by its growing its international network, DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano¬†acts for lenders, underwriters, issuers and investors on inbound, outbound and domestic matters involving Latin America, including syndicated lending facilities and Rule 144A/¬†Reg S bond offerings, complex structured financing and securitisation transactions; as well as for companies, creditors (including banks, other institutional creditors and bondholder committees) and financial advisors in debt restructuring and liability management transactions, including consent solicitations, exit consents, project bond offerings, recapitalisation financings, bond repurchase programs and exchange offers. Highlight work included acting for Alsea (in conjunction with the firm‚Äôs New York City office) on a ‚ā¨635m senior secured dual currency syndicated term loan facility granted by lenders including Bank of America, BBVA Bancomer and Banco Santander; and Acciona Energ√≠a and Grupo BioFields on the $264m financing granted by North American Development Bank, Banobras, Instituto de Cr√©dito Oficial de Espa√Īa and Banco SABADELL for the development of a large¬† photovoltaic project. Edgar Romo¬†led both mandates; other notable lawyers include Mar√≠a Eugenia R√≠os Espinosa, Gerardo Lozano Alarc√≥n, Jorge Benejam, and practice head Eduardo Gallastegui. Diego Martinez¬†joined the firm from Cervantes Sainz, S.C.¬†in March 2018, and Xavier Mangino Due√Īas¬†from Diaz de Rivera & Mangino¬†in August 2018. Other clients include Mantenimiento Express Mar√≠timo and Arrendadora Aeronautica.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Eduardo Gallastegui - DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano

Within: Corporate and M&A

Among the international firms, DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano has one of the most well-established corporate practices in the market, thanks in part to the expertise of office managing partner Eduardo Gallastegui and Gerardo Lozano Alarc√≥n. Added to this is the firm's impressive international network, which ensures a constant flow of mandates from foreign companies investing in the country. The firm has handled a lot of deals in the financial services sector, including advising QBE on the US$40m sale of its Mexican insurance business to Zurich. In the manufacturing sector the team advised polypropylene film manufacturer Taghleef Industries on its multimilion-dollar acquisition of Biofilm, which has plants in Mexico and Colombia. Other key partners include Jorge Benejam, Maria Rios, Edgar Romo, Diego Martinez, and Xavier Mangino Due√Īas.

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Energy and natural resources

Within: Energy and natural resources

DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano has good expertise in industry-related corporate advice, contract negotiations, joint ventures, financings, and procuring upstream exploration licenses. In the renewables sphere, the practice recently advised Acciona Energía and Grupo BioFields on the $264m financing for a major photovoltaic project. The team has also been representing Murphy Oil on its deepwater exploration and production contract. Marcelo Paramo is highly specialised in this area, having previously served as General Director of Legal Affairs at the Regulatory Energy Commission. Edgar Romo and Eduardo Gallastegui are also active on the corporate finance side.

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Real estate

Within: Real estate

Respected by the market, DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano represents national and multinational parties in the full spectrum of business real estate transactions, including financing, fund formation, acquisitions and disposals; tax, land use environmental law; planning and development and construction and leasing; the practice can also turn to the firm’s international network on multijurisdictional matters. In recent highlights, the team assisted Four Seasons implement the Costa Palmas hotel and residential project in Los Cabos, including a management agreement with the developer Desarrolladora La Ribera; and Kimpton Hotels with opening two hotels in Mexico City. Marriott International is another hospitality sector client. The practice is jointly led by Roger Meltzer in New York and Mexico City managing partner Eduardo Gallastegui; key local specialists include María Eugenia Ríos Espinosa and Maria Gabriela Alana Castro, both of whom have a good reputation in the market.

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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.‚Ä©
    - DLA Piper UK LLP

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