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Alejandro Landa

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Holland & Knight LLP

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Energy and Natural Resources / Bankruptcy, restructuring and creditors rights / Mergers and Acquisitions / Capital Markets / Projects and Infrastructure / Banking and Financing




Alejandro Landa Thierry is a partner in Holland & Knight's Mexico City office. Mr. Landa's practice focuses in energy finance, bank and corporate finance, capital markets, structured finance, mergers and acquisitions, financial restructuring, project finance, energy and real estate matters. He has a wide range of experience in representing Mexican and foreign companies and financial institutions in all matters related to finance transactions, including domestic and cross-border financings, project finance, asset-backed and future-flow securitizations, aircraft and transportation financing and leverage leasing.

Mr. Landa is well-versed in advising Mexican financial institutions and rating agencies in public finance and infrastructure matters. He has participated in several financial reorganizations of Mexican local governments within the last four years, representing the main lenders. He is highly knowledgeable in the procedures and filings before the Ministry of Finance, National Banking and Securities Commission, Ministry of Communications and Transports, Mexican Antitrust Commission and other federal and local government entities, including the Comisión Reguladora de Energía and the Centro Nacional de Control de Energía.

Mr. Landa is one of the few Mexican attorneys that holds both an engineering degree and a law degree which allows him to provide broad advice to clients on energy, infrastructure and finance matters.

In addition, Mr. Landa advises clients on energy, financial and securities cross-border litigation and arbitration matters


Spanish / English


Center for U.S and Mexican Law, University of Houston, Board Member,  Association of International Petrleum Negotiators and Internationa Bar Association


  • Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, Infrastructure Executive Program
  • Columbia University Law School, LL.M.
  • New York University, Certificate in International Business and Finance
  • Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, J.D., Licenciado en Derecho
  • Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, B.S., Ingeniero Industrial y de Sistemas
  • University of Hull, Systems Approach to Management


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

The eight-strong banking and finance team at Holland & Knight recently focused on the areas in which it has increasing specialisation, namely real estate finance, infrastructure finance, and sub-sovereign finance. The team also works with its US offices, covering the Mexico side of cross-border transactions, offering an integrated service with capital markets and other practice areas in the country. In recent work, practice head Alejandro Landa Thierry led the Mexico City team that assisted borrower Premium Restaurant Brands obtain a $53m loan from Goldman Sachs in the US, a cross-border transaction that also involved the firm’s Miami and New York offices. In a domestic highlight, the firm advised Banco Santander on the $210m restructuring and financing of Spanish hospitality and real estate business Grupo Oasis. In the sub-sovereign loans niche, the team once again advised Banco Multiva on loans to various States, namely of Nuevo Leon (MXN$1.2bn, MXN$5.8bn and the combined amount of MXN$4.3bn as part of a MXN$42.7bn financial reorganisation), Veracruz (MXN$5bn as a part of a MXN$46bn financial reorganisation and MXN$2.1bn), Oaxaca (MXN$500m), Coahuila (MXN$1bn and MXN$4.2bn) and Morelos (MXN$838.5m). Meanwhile, in another multi-office case, the firm advised Apple Bank (on behalf of Savings and AirFinance Leasing, as its servicer and qualified business aircraft financial advisor), on a $10m aircraft financing to Rotor XM. Another key figure in the practice is Guillermo Uribe who focuses on securities and other capital markets, as well as FIBRAs and CKDs, as does senior associate Adrián Gay. Antonio Casares left to set up Casares Carrillo Abogados, and former office managing partner Boris Otto also left the firm.

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Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

Holland & Knight’s nine-lawyer capital markets team is respected for its consolidation and expertise. The core group of practice head Guillermo Uribe, senior associate Adrián Gay, and associate Jorge E Gonzalez have recently been handling mostly FIBRA and CKD work, namely assisting Fibra HD with a MXN$1.2bn debt issuance under its long-term placement programme; Fibra Uno with its $700m follow-on equity offering, the establishment of a shell registration for local market capital and debt issuances, and a two-tranche bond placement in the local markets for a total of MXN$7.1bn; and Fibra Inn on a debt tender offer for up to MXN$1.9bn and for a new debt issuance of up to MXN$2bn. CKD work included first and second subsequent issuances (of MXN$1.2bn and MXN$799m, respectively), for Helios CKD Fund. The practice’s other key partner, Alejandro Landa, assisted public credit entity Infonacot with a $230m consumer loan securitisation on the Mexican Stock Exchange.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Holland & Knight’s corporate practice has undergone substantial change in the past year, with Boris Otto’s retirement more than offset by the arrival of the highly rated Luis Rubio from Jones Day. Other key individuals include Alejandro Landa, who has ‘great experience and knowledge’, particularly in the energy and infrastructure sectors. The firm advised American Tower Corporation on its $500m acquisition of a telecoms entity which owns a 4,000km fibre optic network in key Mexican cities. The team ‘generates great value’, particularly when ‘it helps the client to solve complex issues with creative ideas’.

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Projects and infrastructure

Within: Projects and infrastructure

Holland & Knight is a strong choice for major energy projects, although its expertise on the infrastructure side was diminished somewhat by the departure of former co-head Antonio Casares, who set up his own practice. Energy and finance expert Alejandro Landa remains, and other key individuals such as Carlos Ochoa and José Antonio Prado are also strong in this area. Recent highlights include advising Advance Clean Energy on the development of an 80MW solar power project in Sonora, and advising Elite Energy on the development of a 360MW combined-cycle power plant.

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Mexico: Lending & Secured Finance

April 2019. By Alejandro Landa Thierry

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to lending and secured finance laws and regulations that may occur in  Mexico . This Q&A is part of the global guide to Lending & Secured Finance. [Continue Reading]

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