Pedro Velasco > Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C. > Mexico City, Mexico > Lawyer Profile

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C.
TORRE VIRREYES, PEDREGAL 24, 24TH FLOOR
COL. MOLINO DEL REY
MEXICO CITY, 11040
Mexico
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Work Department

Banking and Finance, Bankruptcy and Restructuring, Capital Markets

Position

Member of the Firm´s Board of Directos and Managing Partner

Career

He represents domestic and foreign financial institutions (including many of the major local and foreign banks), as well as corporate borrowers (including numerous private equity funds), in a wide range of secured and unsecured financings, across several industries. Mr. Velasco’s expertise includes commercial financings, acquisition financings, real estate financings, ship financings and project finance. On the bankruptcy and restructurings arena, he represents creditors and debtors on all non-litigation aspects of complex bankruptcy and out-of-bankruptcy restructurings. His capital markets expertise includes varied cross-border debt offerings.

Mr. Velasco has been ranked as leader in Banking and Finance by many publications, including Chambers Global: The World´s Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers Latin America: Latin America´s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Legal 500 and IFLR 1000. He has also been recognized by Latin Lawyer 250: Latin America´s Leading Business Law Firms, the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA) and in the Banking, Finance and Transaction Guide edited by the Expert Guides.

Education

He received his law degree (JD), with honors (academic excellence), from the Universidad Iberoamericana in 1999 and obtained his LL.M degree in International Banking and Financial Law from Boston University School of Law in 2001.

Lawyer Rankings

Mexico > Banking and finance

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C. is widely acclaimed as one of the market’s undoubted heavyweights, not least in the field of banking and finance. Renowned rainmaker Carlos Aiza, who has an impeccable track record of activity in this area, heads the department, which boasts a stellar client roster consisting of a mix of international and domestic lenders, borrowers and financing entities, who seek out the practice for its expertise and ability to navigate a broad array of transactions. Of late, the team has handled complex structured financings, restructurings and DIP financings; cross-border, local single-bank and syndicated loan facilities; acquisition, structured and maritime financings (secured and unsecured), and high-level restructurings, project finance and derivatives operations. The sizeable practice counts a number of other prominent practitioners in its ranks, including Giovanni Ramírez Garrido, who has a focus on real estate lending and other asset-based lending transactions and has a particular experience in agro-sector loans; managing partner Pedro Velasco, who advises clients on a wide range of secured and unsecured financings, across several industries; Rodrigo Castelazo (banking, finance, bankruptcy, capital markets and private equity); Mercedes Haddad and Eduardo Flores Herrera (who both handle banking, finance and capital market matters). Up-and-coming figures include younger partner Emilio Aarún (asset-backed, mezzanine and structured finance; real estate, corporate and project finance, payroll loans, workouts and finance regulatory); and Alejandro Isaac, who was promoted to the partnership in January 2022. Former counsel Víctor Gallegos moved to Cervantes Abogados in July 2021. Since research concluded, Flores Herrera has left the firm – effective as of July 2022.