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

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C.

Work Department

Banking and finance, Bankruptcy and Restructurings.


Mr. Aarún practices in the areas of banking and finance, bankruptcy and restructurings, with an emphasis in secured lending, acquisition finance, structured finance, asset-based financing, mezzanine financing, real estate financing, corporate financing, project finance, as well as in structuring and implementing complex collateral packages.

Mr. Aarún represents a variety of clients in all kinds of banking and finance transactions. Among others, he regularly advises international and domestic banks, non-bank banks, mezzanine funds, investment banks and other financial institutions and institutional investors, as well as corporate borrowers, in a wide variety of financial transactions, including single bank and syndicated facilities, secured and unsecured local and cross-border loans, senior and mezzanine loans, real estate finance, as well as in financial regulatory matters. Recently, he participated in the negotiation and implementation of what is considered the largest ever Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization (including the Mexican reorganization component), in the offshore drilling sector. He has also advised private and venture capital funds in innovative mezzanine financing structures for different sectors, including energy (wind power-industry), telecommunication (modern fiber-optic, wireless and Wi-Fi broadband networks), data centers (infrastructure development), hotel and lodging industry, among others.
Mr. Aarún has been recognized as “Next Generation Lawyer” in the field of banking and finance by The Legal 500 (2018 Top-Tier Firm Rankings – Mexico). He is co-author of the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) publication in Americas Regional Report 2016 – “Smoothing the Process” Insolvency and Corporate Reorganization 2016.


Mr. Aarún worked as a Foreign Associate in the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb in 2011.


Spanish and English.


Mr. Aarún worked as a Foreign Associate in the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb in 2011.


Mr. Aarún obtained his law degree (JD) from Universidad Anáhuac in Mexico City in 2003, a postgraduate law degree in Corporate Law from Universidad Anáhuac in Mexico City in 2005, and his LL.M (Legal and Business Administration Program) from Instituto de Empresa, in Madrid, Spain in 2006.

Lawyer Rankings

Mexico > Banking and finance

(Next Generation Partners)

Emilio AarúnCreel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C.

One of the market’s undisputed leaders in the banking and finance realm, Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C. houses a 33-strong practice with a ‘unique level of specialization’, always willing to ‘go the extra mile’. With rainmaker Carlos Aiza at the helm, the well-rounded team advises an impressive mix of international and domestic lenders, borrowers and financing entities in connection with a broad array of transactions – frequently involving innovative structures – including: cross-border, local single-bank and syndicated loan facilities; acquisition, structured and maritime financings; secured and unsecured financings; and high-level restructurings, project finance and derivatives. Key practitioners include partners Giovanni Ramirez, Pedro Velasco and Emilio Aarun, who are praised by clients for being ‘very knowledgeable and thoughtful’; Rodrigo Castelazo, who has recently participated in the first four unsecured real estate revolving financings in Mexico; Mercedes Haddad; counsel Victor Gallegos; and ‘outstanding’ senior associate Alejandro Isaac.

Mexico > Bankruptcy and restructuring

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C. has an active presence in the restructuring area, providing advice – particularly on high-end matters – regarding all non-litigious issues related to corporate restructurings, financial restructurings, and bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings, including those involving complex financial situations and banking and finance structures. It also advises creditors and debtors on complex bankruptcy and out-of-bankruptcy restructuring transactions and regulatory issues in non-judicial aspects of restructurings and workouts. The practice is led by the distinguished Carlos Aiza, who is supported by a well-rounded group of finance and capital markets experts, including Pedro Velasco, Rodrigo Castelazo and Emilio Aarun.