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White & Case S.C.
Torre del Bosque - PH
Blvd. Manuel Avila Camacho #24
11000 CDMX
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Mexico > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Juan Antonio MartínWhite & Case S.C.

A renowned full-service giant with a respected Mexican banking and finance practice. White & Case S.C. has established itself as the firm of choice for a number of top-notch global and national financial institutions, as well as for well known domestic corporate entities. The group continues to act in significant transactions for both lenders and borrowers, as evidenced by its recent work for Citibanamex, as agent, on a $240m unsecured syndicated credit facility granted to Ragasa Industrias; and for Braskem Idesa on the refinancing of its circa $1.35bn project finance debt. Following the untimely passing of Vicente Corta in May 2022, the department is now led solely by Juan Antonio Martín, who has a strong focus on syndicated loans and asset-backed financings. María Teresa Fernández Labardini brings particular expertise in fintech matters to the practice; Manuel Groenewold focuses on capital markets, banking, bankruptcy/insolvency and project finance; while Carlos Mainero‘s practice is centred on bank finance and finance regulatory matters. Up-and-coming figure Andrés Mosqueira advises on bank finance and financial regulatory matters, and has a particular focus on the asset management industry, payment systems, pension funds and securities regulatory matters. At associate level, seniors Carlos González (financial regulatory, banking law, fintech and capital markets), Rebeca García López (local and cross-border debt and equity financings), and Fernando Vázquez-Chelius Solís (structured, acquisition and private equity financings; syndicated and bilateral loans, bridge loans and debt restructuring) are the names to note. Since research concluded, the team has been further strengthened with the hire of Eduardo Flores Herrera -formerly of Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C.– as of July 2022.

Mexico > Capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Juan Antonio MartínWhite & Case S.C.

Established as one of the core areas of White & Case S.C.‘s Mexican office, the department ‘demonstrates a broad and deep expertise regarding capital markets’ when handling a gamut of transaction types and regulatory matters, as well as packing a particular punch on the debt and structured finance side of the practice. Work highlights include advising Sempra Energy on the $1.8bn tender offer of its remaining stake in Infraestructura Energética Nova (IEnova). After the untimely passing in May 2022 of Vicente Corta, the practice is now co-led by Juan Antonio Martín, whose practice has an emphasis on securities, domestic and cross-border financings, securitisations, and derivatives; and Manuel Groenewold, who specialises in subordinated notes, securities offerings, FIBRA-Es, CKDs and other structured securities. Counsel Eric Quiles, who has grown his practice and experience carrying out securities issuances for significant local debt issuers and underwriters, is also noted. The group can also draw on the strengths of the firm’s global capital markets capability. Since research concluded, the office has significantly deepened its bench strength with the hires of Eduardo Flores Herrera and Narciso Campos Cuevas in June and September 2022, respectively.

Mexico > Compliance

White & Case S.C. houses a well-regarded compliance and investigations practice in Mexico, comprised of a ‘solid team of professionals with extensive experience in the sector’. Some of them have experience working in key regulatory bodies like practice co-head María Teresa Fernández Labardini, who has a specific focus on the financial sector, as well as on regulatory, anti-corruption, fintech and corporate matters. Leading the group alongside Fernández are Enrique Espejel, who specialises in white-collar matters, including internal investigations and representing relevant parties in civil matters involving fraud, accounting and regulatory issues; and Juan Antonio Martín, who garners praise for being ‘able to anticipate the needs of the client’, and is renowned for his expertise in financial services sector compliance, including fintech and payment systems experience. Other key contacts include Andrés Mosqueira and Carlos Mainero, who bring additional expertise in financial regulatory matters. Vicente Corta, who collaborated closely with the practice, passed away in May 2022.