We are pleased to announce the following lawyers as new
partners of our firm:
HÉCTOR CÁRDENAS ORTEGA
Héctor joined the firm in 2010. He has vast experience in mergers and
acquisitions, advising buyers (both financial and strategic), sellers and
financial advisors in sale processes of businesses and assets in a
variety of sectors (food and beverage, educational services, technology,
and automotive, entertainment and financial services, among others),
including acquisitions through tender offers, leveraged acquisitions and
reorganizations, with special emphasis on advising private equity funds
in their structuring, as well as in acquisitions and divestments of
businesses and assets.
As to his real estate experience, Héctor is particularly active in
transactions involving the structuring of private equity real estate funds,
as well as in the acquisition and sale of real estate properties and
developments, working for both investors and developers.
Héctor worked as a Foreign Associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in
New York, NY (2015-2016).
SANTIAGO CARRILLO CATTORI
Santiago joined the firm in 2011. He actively participates in complex
transactions involving financings, acquisitions and developments
across all real estate asset classes, including industrial and hotel
assets, representing domestic and foreign financial institutions, private
equity firms and developers. He also advises domestic and international
lenders in structuring credit facilities for Mexican public and private
companies, particularly in structured lending transactions.
Santiago worked as a Foreign Associate in the Banking & Finance
practice area at Mayer Brown, in Chicago, IL.
ADRIANA PADILLA RIVAS
Adriana joined the firm in 2015. She has more than 14 years of experience
and has participated in several commercial and investment arbitrations,
both as counsel and arbitrator, under the rules of several institutions
such as ICC, LCIA, AAA-ICDR, ICSID, CANACO, CAM and others.
She has extensive experience in dispute resolution in many fields such
as M&A, infrastructure, energy, port, construction, retail and corporate,
subject either to Mexican, international or foreign law. She also has
extensive experience in litigation related to arbitration, including judicial
proceedings for the recognition and enforcement of awards and interim
measures in arbitration.
In addition, she has participated in multiple financial restructurings and
insolvency proceedings, advising both companies and creditors, and also
acted as counsel to the receiver.
Adriana worked as a Foreign Associate in Cleary Gottlieb, in New York, NY
JUAN JOSÉ PAULLADA EGUIRAO
Juan José joined the firm in 2017. He has more than 14 years of experience
advising multinationals from the energy, real estate, private equity, banking
and financial sectors in tax controversy and tax advisory matters.
He specializes in representing clients throughout controversy processes
before tax and other governmental authorities, regulators and the
Taxpayers’ Defense office, to reduce or eliminate contingencies derived
from tax audits and other administrative inspections. He has particular
experience in advising multinationals on cross-border transactions,
confronting complex international tax issues in the application of double
Juan José was a member of Ernst & Young’s international Tax Advisory
practice in New York (2014-2016) and Houston (2016-2017).