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Mayer Brown Mexico, S.C.
GOLDSMITH 53 (PISO 3)
POLANCO III SECTION, MIGUEL HIDALGO
MEXICO CITY 11560
Mexico

Work Department

Francisco García-Naranjo González is a partner in Mayer Brown's Mexico City office and a member of the Banking & Finance practice. He advises on mergers and acquisitions, banking, corporate law, corporate governance and joint ventures. Clients also seek his knowledge and experience in financial regulatory matters and financial and foreign investment transactions.

Francisco is a market leader in obtaining regulatory authorizations for the establishment, operation, and mergers and acquisitions of financial institutions in Mexico, including banks, financial groups, asset managers and retirement fund managers (Afore).

Over the years, Francisco has acquired a reputation for being a well-rounded, transaction-oriented lawyer with unparalleled technical skills. Clients and peers regularly request Francisco's counsel in legal and business matters. Financial regulators often ask for Francisco's comments and views to drafts of new laws and regulations.

Legal 500 recognizes Francisco's skills stating that he is noted for his "excellent relations with the relevant authorities". In addition to his recognition for leadership in the financial sector, the magazine recently named Francisco among its list of "Rising Stars 360," which includes only 179 lawyers under 40 years worldwide, which were selected based on the achievements accomplished in their respective areas of practice.

Position

Partner

Education

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Bachelor of Law

Lawyer Rankings

Mexico > Banking and finance

Mayer Brown Mexico, S.C.’s Mexican banking & finance practice continues to represent renowned financial institutions lending in the region, and has also augmented its notable track record regarding acquisition and project financing, refinancing and restructurings. The group, which is praised for its ability to ‘innovate at all times’, has also established itself as a solid option in the fintech segment, especially for structured finance transactions. Raúl Fernández-Briseño, who has a focus on structured finance and is recommended for being able to think through issues when deals get stuck and come up with simple, logical fixes’; energy specialist Ariel Ramos; Francisco García-Naranjo, who reinforced the team with his arrival from White & Case S.C. in July 2021; senior counsel Jan Boker; and ‘detail-oriented’ associate Pablo Solórzano, are the key contacts of the team. Moreover, the practice works seamlessly with the firm’s international network of offices, which gives it a significant punch when it comes to handling cross-border work. Former associates Aldo Jáuregui and Julio Martínez left in June and September 2021, respectively.

Mexico > Corporate and M&A

Lauded as ‘an excellent firm’, and recognised for its global reach and notable presence in the corporate space in Mexico, Mayer Brown Mexico, S.C.‘s practice continues to enhance its reputation in M&A related to the financial sector, and stands out as one of the most active firms in transactions in the spirits industry. Toll-roads, chemicals, renewable energy, automotive, maritime and logistics are also among the group’s areas of sectoral expertise. The August-2021 hire of former White & Case S.C. corporate practice co-head Francisco García-Naranjo was a statement of intent to reinforce its presence in this domain. His experience in regulatory matters and financial and foreign investment transactions will combine well with that of Raúl Fernández-Briseño‘s, who is particularly adept at handling infrastructure, M&A, finance and restructuring transactions. Associate Sebastián Fernández Alonso is another name to note.