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DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano

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

Edgar Romo

Tel:
Work +525552611858
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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Corporate
Finance

Position

Partner

Career

Edgar is a corporate partner in the firm’s Mexico City office. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, finance, banking, real estate, capital markets, and corporate governance. He represents financial institutions and debtor companies in respect to international credit facilities, structured finance, project finance, securities offerings, and restructurings, and acts as legal counsel to corporations and private equity funds with respect to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, antitrust and general corporate matters.creativity and a considerable business sense that enable his clients to meet their goals with the certainty that their transactions are structured within the applicable legal framework.

Languages

Spanish and English

Education

Diploma in Accounting and Finance, London School of Economics (2009)

Master of Laws (LL.M), Columbia Law School, New York (2003)

Licenciatura en Derecho, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico (2001)


Latin America: International firms

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

DLA Piper LLP (US)’s Latin America practice is now led by Latin American natives in the US and representatives from its multiple offices in the region. Miami partner Francisco Cerezo is US head of the Latin America corporate practice and has been fundamental to the development of the firm’s regional footprint. With offices in the four countries of the Pacific Alliance and Puerto Rico, plus a cooperation agreement in Brazil, the practice has experienced considerable growth. It represents a number of global businesses alongside a significant number of Latin America family offices and their underlying portfolio companies. Clients include Telefonica, General Mills, CarVal Investors, the Government of Puerto Rico, Becton Dickinson, Graña y Montero, Putney Capital, Clarion Partners, Public Sector Pension Investment Board and Oaktree. Recent mandates include advising Putney Capital on its multi-jurisdictional acquisition of a 50% interest in Colombian steel mill Diaco from Gerdau, the Brazil-based steel manufacturer; and representing Graña y Montero on the sale of its 21% interest in Tecgas to Enagás. Eduardo Gallástegui, Jorge Benejam and Edgar Romo are also key partners in Mexico City, along with Jose Sosa and Nikos Buxeda in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Mexico

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Acting for both borrowers and lenders, the banking and finance team at DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano has leveraged its energy expertise to access the wave of post-liberalisation energy-sector work in the country, in at context where banks have been more willing to lend to projects in the sector. Beyond energy-related financings, the team has a particular focus on aircraft and shipping finance. Clients in the latter segment include Mantenimiento Express Marítimo and Arrendadora Aeronautica. A recent work highlight involved assisting ING Bank with the restructuring of a syndicated senior secured facility granted to Seamex and its subsidiaries by a large group of banks. The operation was led by partner Maria Rios, who also handles real estate matters. Edgar Romo assisted financial services provider Crédito Real, as borrower, with the refinancing of a $110m syndicated loan from Credit Suisse – an operation undertaken in conjunction with the firm’s Miami office. Other work included restructurings, secured credit facilities, revolving credits, and terms loans. Gerardo Lozano, who is active across the full range of financing transactions, leads the practice. Jorge Benejam is also a member of the team. Other clients include World Wide Automotive, Remy Power Products and ICON Capital.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano is praised for its ‘hands-on mentality’ and ‘understanding of the real needs of the deal to have the most cost-effective service without compromising the quality’. The firm continues to push ahead with its investment in its corporate practice, with former Cervantes Sainz, S.C. partner Diego Martínez being the most recent addition to the team. He joins a strong practice led by highly rated managing partner Eduardo Gallástegui and including Gerardo Lozano, oil and gas expert Marcelo Páramo, and Maria Eugenia Rios. Edgar Romo is singled out as ‘an outstanding corporate lawyer with solid experience in cross-border transactions, and the ability to think outside the box and propose simple and effective solutions to complex problems’. The firm has recently advised on significant transactions in the media, consumer goods, transport and energy sectors. Major clients include Nexus Capital, Koch Industries and General Mills.

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Energy and natural resources

Within: Energy and natural resources

DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano has several partners with a strong grounding in the energy market. Marcelo Páramo has a heavy focus on oil, gas and electricity matters, and was previously Director of Legal Affairs at the Regulatory Energy Commission. Edgar Romo and Eduardo Gallástegui also have extensive experience on the corporate side. The team advised Pemex on the $521m sale of its stake in gas distributor Ductos y Energeticos del Norte to IEnova.

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Legal Developments by:
DLA Piper LLP (US)

  • 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.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

Legal Developments in Mexico

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