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Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, S.C.
AV. PEDREGAL NO 24 10TH FLOOR
MOLINA DEL REY
11000 MEXICO DF
Mexico

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Mexico > Capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Carlos Obregón RojoRitch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, S.C.

According to one client  Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, S.C. ‘has the most solid team across all levels compared to its peers’; the lawyers’ ‘level of detail and their business sense is unparalleled’. Eight partners and 16 associates handle capital markets matters, namely advising issuers and underwriters on both equity and debt offerings, at both a national and an international level, as well as on structured products, including novel financial instruents such as CKDs. In recent work, the practice represented Citigroup Global Markets, HSBC Securities and JP Morgan Securities, as dealer managers and solicitation agents, in the $1.8bn buyback offer launched by issuer Mexico City Airport Trust (MEXCAT),  to the holders of the $6bn of MEXCAT’s international notes; acted as special Mexican counsel to HSBC Securities, JP Morgan Securities, Scotia Capital and UBS Securities on Pemex’s rule 144A/Reg S $2bn debt offering;and advised Mexico Infrastructure Partners América Latina (EXI América Latina) on the establishment of a private equity fund, through a CERPI issuace of up to MXP$3bn of Series A certificates (and up to MXP$7.5bn of optional co-investment Series B Certificates), for investment in energy and infrastructure projects in Peru, Mexico, Chile and Colombia. Other headline mandates included acting as special Mexican counsel to Barclays Capital, Merrill Lynch, and Morgan Stanley et al, as underwriters on the United Mexican States $2bn global notes isssue, due 2029. The practice is co-lead by ‘capital markets guruLuis A Nicolau Gutiérrez and Gabriel del Valle Mendiola. Nicolau ‘is the most qualified to provide legal advice in highly complex transactions’; ‘his knowledge of the law and how markets work is beyond comparison’. Del Valle Mendiola has a ‘wide understanding of transactions under the Mexican capital markets regulation’; the very active Carlos Obregón Rojo is also recommended; other notable team members include Pablo Perezalonso, Eduardo Triulzi Garciadiego, José Berrueta, and associates Joshua Párraga Saggiante, Gabriel Robles Beistegui, Javier Barrera, and Roberto Rosas.

Mexico > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Carlos Obregón RojoRitch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, S.C.

Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, S.C. has a first class practice that is often selected to advise on the country’s largest corporate deals. Lately the firm has been involved in several major transactions in the financial services sector, such as advising Banorte on its US$3bn-plus merger with Interacciones, the largest such merger in the Mexican financial services market. The firm also advised UBS on its sale of Grupo Financiero UBS to Afirmo Grupo Financiero. The team is also active in private equity and represented Linzor Capital on its acquisition of the online Mexican university, UTEL. Carlos Obregón Rojo leads the 24-strong practice group, including seven partners. Luis Nicolau and Rodrigo Conesa (who also has a strong niche advising real estate investment funds), Jean Paul Farah and Eduardo Triulzi are all high profile practitioners.