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

Mexico > Banking and finance Tier 1

Banking and finance work has arguably been the backbone of Ritch, Mueller y Nicolau, S.C.'s activity for over 40 years and the firm has tremendous expertise in such matters, with which it has established itself as the firm of choice for an impressive roster of financial institutions, assisting them with the financing of real estate, energy and M&A transactions, among others. The sizeable practice, which has recently also been active on the debtors' side, has taken the departure of senior partner Thomas Heather in its stride, promoting two new partners to the area; Gabriel Robles, who focuses on financing with a specialization in capital markets; and Alejandra Echevarría, who offers extensive expertise in energy. They both play a key role in the department co-led by experienced practitioners Jean Paul Farah and Pablo Perezalonso. The latter holds noteworthy expertise in financial derivatives' transactions and banking regulation, while Farah typically attends mandates involving secured and unsecured credit facilities. Partners Gabriel del Valle, who specializes in structured loans, private and public offerings of debt, equity and structured securities; and market veteran Luis Nicolau are the other notable members of the practice.

Practice head(s):

Jean Paul Farah Chajín; Pablo Perezalonso Eguía

Key clients

Japan International Cooperation Agency

BBVA

Credit Suisse

HSBC

Actinver

Santander

Work highlights

  • Advised the International Finance Corporation and Japan International Cooperation Agency on a $100m loan to IEnova to fund five solar-power plants in Mexico.
  • Advised BBVA on a $470m senior secured loan to Rassini.
  • Advised BBVA, Scotiabank, Santander and HSBC on an MX$1,800m loan granted to Grupo Gigante.

Mexico > Capital markets Tier 1

Ritch, Mueller y Nicolau, S.C. is a well-established firm with, according to a client, a ‘dominant team in the capital markets arena’. Headed by Gabriel del Valle Mendiola and Luis Nicolau, who shows prowess handling debt and equity securities mandates, the sizable department primarily advises issuers and underwriters on equity and debt offerings in the national and international markets. Structured products, including financial instruments such as CKDs, CERPIs and FIBRAS-E, are also key focus areas for the department. Carlos Obregón Rojo, who excels in a wide range of mandates, including sovereign bond issuances and note offerings; Pablo Perezalonso; and the recently promoted Gabriel Robles, who has experience advising issuers as well as underwriters in the structuring of equity and quasi-equity public offerings and their issuances, are also distinguished members of the practice.

Practice head(s):

Luis Nicolau; Gabriel del Valle Mendiola

Testimonials

‘Dominant team in the capital markets arena’

‘They provide timely responses and have a great willingness to answer questions’

‘Very good attitude and relationship, they are one of the best practices in the industry’

‘Gabriel del Valle, Gabriel Robles and Luis Nicolau are very approachable, they always try to find solutions’

Key clients

BofA Securities

Goldman Sachs

J.P. Morgan Securities

Mexico Infrastructure Partners

Morgan Stanley & Co.

Banco Santander México

Citi Group Global

HSBC México

Vector Casa de Bolsa

Industrias Peñoles

Fibra E-Orión

Fresnillo plc

BNP Paribas Securities

MUFG Securities

Scotia Capital (USA)

Credit Suisse Securities

SMBC Nikko Securities

Tierra Mojada

Evercore Group

Work highlights

  • Represented BofA Securities, Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan Securities, as representatives of the underwriters, in the offering by Fomento Económico Mexicano of $1,500m of its 3.500% Notes due 2050.
  • Advised Barclays Capital, BBVA Securities and others on the exchange offer by Petróleos Mexicanos, to exchange certain outstanding securities for new issues by Pemex of new USD-denominted notes due 2031 and 2060.
  • Represented FEL Energy VI, a Tierra Mojada affiliate, in the issuance of its senior secured notes in the amount of $953m; and in a $170m loan to Tierra Mojada.

Mexico > Corporate and M&A Tier 1

The very well-reputed transactional practice at Ritch, Mueller y Nicolau, S.C. is a favoured option when it comes to complex corporate matters, the team having built a truly impressive track record and maintaining its involvement in major corporate deals and joint venture transactions in Mexico. The sizeable department -which is further strengthened by its partner´s expertise in other areas, notably banking and finance and capital markets- is co-led by well-known market players Carlos Obregón Rojo and Luis Nicolau, who also has a strong niche advising real estate investment funds. This was evidenced, recently, by the team’s recent advice to real estate company Acosta Verde regarding a high-profile investment by Promecap in the company. Other key, noteworthy practitioners include head of real estate Rodrigo Conesa; Jean Paul Farah Chajín, who brings his expertise in capital markets, projects and banking; and Eduardo Triulzi. Since publication, Conesa has moved to an of counsel position at the firm - effective Janaury 2022.

Practice head(s):

Carlos Obregón Rojo; Luis Nicolau

Key clients

Acosta Verde, Equity International

BBVA Bancomer

Discovery Americas

CFS Brands

Ternium

Macquaire

Linzor Capital

Deutsche Bank

Acon

Procesamiento Especializado de Alimentos

Mexico Infrastructure Partners

Ainda, Energía & Infrastructura

Grupo Copri

Work highlights

  • Advised Acosta regarding Promecap’s investment in the company; deal value: $200m.
  • Represented BBVA in connection with the acquisition by GIC and Abertis (as trustors/beneficiaries), of up to 76% of the stock of Red de Carreteras de Occidente; estimated deal value: €1,5bn.
  • Advised Deutsche Bank on the sale of Deutsche Bank Mexico.

Mexico > Real estate Tier 1

‘Accustomed to handling large transactions without being affected by the pressure associated with them’, the 21-strong practice at Ritch, Mueller y Nicolau, S.C., also garners recognition for being ‘able to find the solution when paths are not obvious’. Practice-head Rodrigo Conesa is a seasoned market player with a sturdy track record in real estate financings, acquisitions and developments – on behalf of both lenders and developers; while fellow partner Javier Domínguez Torrado has a focus on real estate operations and financing (involving debt and equity placements in Mexico and abroad, secured and unsecured financing, and mergers and acquisitions). Ricardo Calderón, in turn, advises on real estate as part of a broader practice (taking in banking and finance, M&A and compliance), and has been particularly active working with a consortium in relation to the establishment of joint ventures for the development of residential projects. Key support is provided by senior associates Héctor Cárdenas (M&A, real estate and capital markets), and Santiago Carrillo, who is actively involved in financings, acquisitions and developments across real estate asset classes and has a particular focus on industrial and hotel assets. Recent work highlights include advising Walton Street Capital on the $127m acquisition of an industrial portfolio of 15 real estate properties from Terrafina Fibra. Since publication, both Cárdenas and Carrillo have been raised to the partnership, while Conesa has moved to an of counsel position at that firm –all moves being effective as of January 2022.

Practice head(s):

Rodrigo Conesa Labastida

Testimonials

‘A leading team with extensive real estate transactional experience, accustomed to handling large transactions without being affected by the pressure associated with them.

‘They are able to find the solution when paths are not obvious, always looking out for their client’s interests and legal security.

‘Javier Dominguez Torrado has experience that few lawyers share nationwide. He can structure a transaction in an innovative way and does not waste time in pointless battles.’

‘We have been relying on Rodrigo Conesa and his team for 12 years; they have a high level of preparation, experience and work discipline.’

‘They are very pragmatic. They do not sell legal services, but advice that translates into economic benefit for us.’

‘Rodrigo Conesa and Santiago Carrillo, besides having outstanding technical and legal talent, have the characteristic of thinking like businessmen, always thinking in the most practical way.

Key clients

Acosta Verde

Equity International

Walton Street Capital

Fibra Prologis

USAA

Artha Capital

Vertex Real Estate Investors

Armar Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised the commercial real estate-focused Acosta Verde on Promecap’s investment in the company, a de-SPACing process and subsequent merger.
  • Advised Armar Capital on the negotiation of a hotel management agreement with Marriot Group; as well as the negotiation of a financing agreement to cover the cost of renovations at the W Cancún Hotel.
  • Advised Walton Street Capital on the acquisition of an industrial portfolio from FIBRA Terrafina.

Mexico > Bankruptcy and restructuring Tier 2

Ritch, Mueller y Nicolau, S.C.‘s bankruptcy and restructuring department has a solid track record advising on large national and cross-border restructurings and insolvencies that have arisen in the market. Experienced partner duo Jean Paul Farah Chajín and Pablo Perezalonso head the department and bring their considerable expertise from the corporate and finance fields. Key support comes from senior associate Adriana Padilla, an experienced litigation and restructuring lawyer, and a very active part of the team. In January 2021, the practice had to cope with the significant departure of former department head Thomas Header. Since publication, Padilla has been raised to the partnership - effective January 2022.

Practice head(s):

Jean Paul Farah; Pablo Perezalonso

Testimonials

‘The innovation they bring to legal strategies, I have not seen in other firms’

‘I would highlight the implementation of novel strategies that are out of the ordinary in these types of proceedings’

Key clients

Geo Hogares Ideales

Gerald Metals

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Banco Mercantil del Norte

Work highlights

  • Completed the additional restructuring of Geo Hogares Ideales, which involved indebtedness of over $400m.
  • Representing Gerald Metals as a secured creditor regarding a certain term loan facility granted to Minerales Libertad.
  • Represented IFC, a creditor of Construcciones Metálicas Mexicanas (COMEMSA), in its bankruptcy process.

Mexico > Competition and antitrust Tier 2

Partner Octavio Olivo Villa, who is considered a ‘great lawyer in competition’, and who knows how to ‘deal and conciliate with the authority’, heads the practice at Ritch, Mueller y Nicolau, S.C., which handles a mix of merger-clearance work and administrative cases before COFECE, as well as undertaking antitrust audits and representing major clients in antitrust investigations. Olivo, who regularly provides counsel to clients on antitrust issues related to pricing, distribution and licensing agreements, as well as on competition compliance programs, is closely supported by a senior associate Marta Loubet. Together they comprise a very ‘conciliatory team’, which garners praise for always seeking ‘solutions and agreements between the parties’. Olivo can also call on senior counsel James E Ritch who leads on a considerable percentage of merger mandates. Former senior associate José Miguel Ortiz Otero moved to Sánchez Devanny in June 2021. Since publication, Loubet has also left the firm - effective as of March 2022.

Practice head(s):

Octavio Olivo Villa

Testimonials

‘We feel very comfortable working with Octavio Olivo and Marta Loubert, as they are a very conciliatory team and always look for solutions and agreements between the parties. They have been successful in all matters with us.’

‘The diversity of the practice in terms of gender and nationalities also stands out.’

‘The greatest asset of this practice is undoubtedly the people who are part of it. Personally, Octavio Olivo is a great lawyer in competition and knows how to deal and conciliate with the authority.’

‘Marta Laubert is always in contact and available and is very clear in her explanations and expectations.’

Mexico > Energy and natural resources Tier 2

Praised for its ‘serious, reliable and experienced team’, market stalwart Ritch, Mueller y Nicolau, S.C., is a top choice for sponsors, lenders and developers when they require assistance regarding any aspect of the energy sector, infrastructure projects, financings and acquisitions. Comprised by a deep bench of experienced partners and younger associates, the 26-strong team includes standout practitioners Federico Santacruz González, who is highly specialised in the development of energy infrastructure; the ‘assertive and reliableJorge Oria, who has a solid electricity practice and is ‘knowledgeable about the regulation in the sector’. The pair co-lead the department, which also draws on the expertise of partners Gabriel del Valle Mendiola (banking and finance, capital markets, energy and infrastructure); Octavio Olivo Villa (banking and finance, competition, M&A; projects, energy and infrastructure); Asaf Jimenez Adorno  (banking and finance, M&A; projects, energy and infrastructure); and seasoned practitioner Thomas Mueller-Gastell, who has a focus on the power sector.

Practice head(s):

Federico Santacruz González; Jorge Oria y Anaya

Testimonials

‘They are a serious, reliable and experienced team. Jorge Oria, with whom we have been working for some time now, is an assertive and reliable lawyer, with experience with respect to business related to the electricity practice, and knowledgeable about the regulation in the sector.’

Key clients

Grupo México

Pemcorp

Gonac

Fisterra

Energy Intelligence Consulting

Work highlights

  • Represented Tierra Mojada’s affiliate FEL Energy VI on the issuance of $953m in senior secured notes and on a $170m loan to Tierra Mojada, regarding a power plant located in the State of Jalisco.

Mexico > Environment Tier 2

Hector Garza, an ‘expert in environmental matters’ who has vast expertise in social impact and indigenous consultation matters, heads the six-strong multi-disciplinary environmental and social impact department at Ritch, Mueller y Nicolau, S.C. Garnering praise for its ‘out of the box solutions’, the team, which includes noted senior associates Estuardo Anaya and Christian Rosales, remains busy advising on the environmental aspects of refinancings and corporate transactions, along with environmental and regulatory due diligence, impact assessment matters, and the development of energy projects. Recent work highlights saw the practice advising Itzel on the strategy to build a storage oil and gas unit, and regarding its zoning implications.

Practice head(s):

Héctor Garza

Testimonials

‘The team is very complete; with both technical and financial knowledge. The practice stands out in project development and for its out of the box solutions’

‘Hector Garza is an expert in environmental matters, with a full understanding of the common issues that hold back projects. His understanding of different areas of law makes him an excellent collaborator for complex and highly integrated projects’

‘Excellent management of legal matters, according to the needs. Constant communication, appropriate use of technological means and timely follow-up’ 

Key clients

BHP Billiton

Itzoil – Invex Infraesctructura

Neon

Schlumberger

Bureau Veritas

Sabadell Bank

Ainda, Energía e Infraestructura

Grupo México

BBVA Bancomer

Energía Aljaval

Work highlights

  • Advised BHP Billiton on the due diligence process to identify key risks and material issues associated with the legal workstream of a concession granted to Fieldwood and Petrobal of two oil fields located in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Acts as environmental advisor in the expansion of the Energía Sierra Juarez project, which is an operating 155MW wind generation project located near Tecate, Baja California.
  • Advised Itzel on the strategy to build a storage oil and gas unit and its zoning implications.

Mexico > Projects and infrastructure Tier 2

Ritch, Mueller y Nicolau, S.C. houses a powerful, 26-strong projects practice which represents clients on all aspects of the development, financing and acquisition of infrastructure projects and associated dispute resolution. Combining more than 40 years' experience managing project development between them, seasoned experts Federico Santacruz González and Jorge Oria y Anaya, co-head the department, which is a regular advisor for a mix of lender, project sponsor and fund/investor clients, and boasts some particularly excellent capabilities in hydrocarbons and power-related projects. Partners Gabriel del Valle, who focuses on cross-border financial transactions (particularly project finance, structured finance and capital markets); and Asaf Jimenez Adorno, who specialises in the electricity sector, M&A and finance, are other names to note. Recent highlights saw the team represent Mexico Infrastructure Partners–EXI on the acquisition (via its CKD and CERPI funds), of five highway infrastructure projects and two prison infrastructure projects from ICA.

Practice head(s):

Federico Santacruz González; Jorge Oria y Anaya

Key clients

ING

Mizuho

Bancomext

Mexico Infrastructure Partners

Grupo Mexico

Pemcorp

Energy Intelligence Consulting

Gonac

Fisterra

CWRE BTI MX Bridge Lender

Work highlights

  • Represented ING and Mizuho, as coordinating lead arrangers and lenders, in a $403.8m syndicated loan facility to Servicios Compresión de Gas CA-KU-A1.
  • Advised Fisterra-Tierra Mojada on the issuance of $953m senior secured notes; and on a $170m loan to Tierra Mojada related to a combined-cycle power plant located in the State of Jalisco.
  • Advised Grupo México on the acquisition and financing for the development, construction and operation of a 168MW wind powered electricity-generation facility in the States of Nuevo León and Tamaulipas, México.

Mexico > Tax Tier 2

In just over four years on the market, the tax practice at Ritch, Mueller y Nicolau, S.C. has grown into a strong multifaceted practice. With a team of around twenty professionals, including a good mix of lawyers and accountants, the practice is notable for its powerful capabilities in transactional tax advice and for its sharp focus on litigation, while also handling day-to-day matters and tax planning. Its client portfolio is mainly composed of major names in the energy sector, but this is increasingly diversifying into sectors including real estate, infrastructure, capital markets and banking. The practice is co-led by Oscar López Velarde, who is highly experienced in handling the full range of contentious procedures, including administrative appeals, mediation procedures, annulment trials and amparo lawsuits; and Santiago Llano Zapatero, who has a focus on transfer pricing and tax planning. They are closely supported by senior associates Juan José Paullada, a skilled litigator and key figure in the controversy segment; and Eduardo García, a January-2020 arrival (from Chevez Ruiz Zamarripa) who is more focused on the tax consulting side of the practice. Since publication, Paullada has been raised to the partnership – effective January 2022.

Practice head(s):

Oscar Lopez Velarde; Santiago Llano

Testimonials

‘The firm is has a good collaboration between different groups (corporate, legal, tax) which is helping us achieve transactions that span across several fields efficiently and effectively. Oscar Lopez Velarde and Eduardo Garcia Ruiz took the time to learn the tax structure of our company, which is quite unique.’

‘Impeccable, timely and unbeatable work, especially that of Oscar López Velarde.’

‘They are the best law firm in Mexico, not only for the quality of practice but also for their personal treatment and reasonable costs.’

‘Good technical knowledge and quick response, which is why they are always one of the first choices. Also, great knowledge of the sector, not only of its tax treatment but of the business itself. In-depth knowledge of the energy sector and business.’

‘It is a solid team, very responsive and has a very efficient partner-associate work dynamic. Santiago Llano Zapatero and Diego Guerrero Segura were pro-active.’

‘The team are experts on energy issues in Mexico, in particular they have full knowledge of migration contracts.’

Key clients

Fresnillo

Equinor

Pattern Energy

Deutsche Bank Mexico

Banco Santander

KaszeK Ventures

Work highlights

  • Advised Fresnillo on the offering of $850m (aggregate principal amount) of its 4.250% senior notes due 2050, and a concurrent cash tender offer of its outstanding 5.500% notes due 2023.
  • Represented Fisterra and its affiliates on the refinancing of debts totalling $953m (at 5.750%, due 2040) by FEL Energy VI; and the execution of a credit agreement for an amount of up to $170m.
  • Assisted Bocel Private Equity with a $95m placement of CKDs (Certificados de Capital) on the Mexican Stock Exchange.

Mexico > Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 4

Following the January 2021 departure of former practice-head, and renowned arbitrator, Thomas Heather, Ritch, Mueller y Nicolau, S.C. has undergone a process of reorganising its practice. The department is now led by partner Jorge Oria y Anaya, whose arbitral focus is primarily on energy and infrastructure project matters. He is closely supported by senior associate Adriana Padilla who -while not solely dedicated to arbitration- has over ten years’ experience, particularly in CAM and ICC cases. Intermediate associate Ana Gabriela Martínez Kruyff is also noted. Since publication, Padilla has been raised to the partnership (effective January 2022) and Martínez Kruyff has left the firm to undertake her LLM.

Practice head(s):

Jorge Oria y Anaya

Ritch Mueller is a top tier, transactional and multidisciplinary firm committed to offering high value-added legal advice to national and international clients with respect to their operations in Mexico.

Since 1975, the firm has  been actively involved in shaping how Mexican law is practiced within each of its main practice areas, including M&A, corporate finance (including capital markets and banking), financial regulation, real estate and energy and infrastructure. Its tax, environmental, social, corporate and regulatory practice groups complement its traditional practice areas while at the same time tending to its clients’ ongoing needs.

The firm has played a significant role in the structuring, development and financing of private businesses and public sector projects in Mexico.  Its work encompasses transactions within a broad array of sectors of the Mexican economy, including the financial, industrial, infrastructure, retail and services sectors.

With a staff of more than 100 professionals deployed amongst its different practices areas, the firm seeks to add value to its clients by means of an efficient and in-depth service and high levels of expertise and experience.  They are Mexican law and tax trained professionals and most of the firm’s partners and senior associates have graduate degrees from the most reputable universities in the United States and Europe, as well as work experience in prestigious international firms.

Areas of practice
Arbitration and dispute resolution: The firm has developed a solid reputation in the field of institutional and ad-hoc mediation and arbitration. It has extensive experience in disputes related to infrastructure and energy project finance, as well as in other sectors such as real estate, financial, commercial, M&A, retail and corporate matters. The firm’s lawyers are active members of the most prestigious national and international institutions and associations related to arbitration.

Aviation: The firm has significant experience and proven expertise in all aspects of aviation law, representing clients in the development of Mexican airport infrastructure and in the pursuit of corporate strategies in this sector delivering advice for the financing of aircraft objects and space assets. The firm represents airport developers and operators, aircraft and helicopter manufacturers, engine companies, airlines, satellite launch companies and satellite operators, as well as aircraft lessors, export credit agencies and financial institutions. The firm advises clients in virtually all restructuring, insolvency and default situations involving Mexican airlines.

Banking and finance: The firm represents Mexican, international and multilateral banks, as well as other financial intermediaries in secured and un-secured, non-recourse (asset-backed), bilateral and syndicated lending transactions of different levels of complexity involving Mexican obligors or assets. Its steady presence in the market has allowed it to participate in all phases of the credit cycle, including origination in bull markets and restructuring in the context of regional or global crises. The firm has advised the majority of foreign financial institutions that have established subsidiaries in Mexico in their authorisation processes. It also advises international and domestic banks, as well as industry organisations such as ISDA and the Mexican Banking Association in their derivatives work in Mexico.

Capital markets: The firm constantly represents issuers, international and local broker dealers, investment banks in private and public offerings of debt and equity securities by Mexican issuers in the international markets. Its domestic expertise covers equity, debt and structured securities offerings, including asset-backed securities, CKDs, CERPIs, FIBRAS-E (MLPs), real estate FIBRAS (REITs) and bank capitalisation notes. The firm also specialises in the establishment and operation of investment funds, as well as in the regstration of non-Mexican issuers in the Mexican market and has advised non-Mexican issuers in respect of the offering of non-Mexican securities in Mexico.

Compliance, anti-corruption and investigations: The firm advises Mexican and multinational clients with respect to sensitive and relevant issues, participating in the development of their compliance programs to assist in mitigating risks effectively, as well as in critical crisis response issues, including investigations and the representation of their clients before enforcement agencies and courts.

Competition and antitrust: The firm has extensive experience representing both Mexican and foreign clients in antitrust enforcement matters in Mexico, as well as handling merger notifications and antitrust proceedings of varying levels of complexity. It actively advises in the area of merger control and in cases of monopolistic practices and unlawful concentrations. The firm has extensive experience in all types of concentrations, advising both buyers, sellers and targets in a wide range of structures and transactions in all types of markets and sectors. It also specialises in conducting competition and antitrust audits and in the design and implementation of competition compliance programs.

Energy and infrastructure projects: The firm represents national and international lenders, investors, developers and contractors in connection with the financing, development and implementation of energy and infrastructure projects, including, among others, power (renewables and conventional), oil and gas (upstream, midstream and downstream), roads, water treatment, airports and ports. Its representation includes all stages of the projects, including project financing, bidding processes, project development, equity investment and divestiture, due diligence, regulatory matters, permitting, land and rights of way, offtake agreements, engineering, procurement, construction, operation, maintenance and other related agreements.

Environmental and social impact: The firm focuses on environmental, regulatory and sociocultural aspects of energy, industrial, infrastructure and real estate projects, representing national and international clients in administrative filings with federal, state, and municipal authorities, environmental impact, environmental due diligence, rulemaking, sociocultural impact assessment, prior consultation, wastes, national waters, emissions to the atmosphere, interpretation of environmental zoning and urban development zoning plans, federal maritime zone, climate change, management of filings to obtain authorisations, permits, and registrations for energy projects, pollution of water, soil, and air.

Mergers and acquisitions: The firm advises buyers and sellers including Mexican and international private equity funds and strategic corporate players, in mergers and acquisitions involving publicly traded and private companies in Mexico, as well as in the purchase and sale of cash-flow generating assets located in the country. The firm has structured and implemented transactions with varying degrees of complexity, including public takeover bids, corporate reorganisations and leveraged buyouts, with respect to companies engaged in a wide range of activities (financial services, insurance, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, retail, transportation and others), as well as different types of assets located throughout Mexico, such as hotels, power plants and other infrastructure assets.

Real estate: The firm represents Mexican and foreign developers, lenders and private equity investors in connection with real estate projects involving all asset classes. It’s actively involved in the formation of private and public real estate funds in Mexico. The firm has vast experience representing real estate investment trusts in their equity and debt investments in Mexico as well as in various tax and regulatory issues that arise in connection with such investments.

Restructurings and insolvency: The firm has been a leader in major corporate restructurings, having participated in some of the largest and most complex national and cross-border restructurings and insolvencies that have arisen in Mexico. It has succesfully advised in restructuring proceedings both before the Mexican courts and out-of-court corporate refinancings processes in the areas of aviation, satellite communications, real estate development, energy, construction and concession of infrastructure projects, among others.

 Tax: The firm has a multidisciplinary tax practice that provides targeted advice in transactions within all other practice areas. It’s active in projects seeking tax efficient solutions within the confines of regulatory compliance and in line with recent Mexican court precedents. The firm also participates in tax diligence in the context of mergers and acquisitions, transfer pricing analysis, and the review of taw implications of financial models, as well as in audit procedures and tax litigation.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Arbitration and Mediation Jorge Oria y Anayajoria@ritch.com.mx+52 (55) 9178 7079
Aviation Federico Santacruz Gonzálezfsantacruz@ritch.com.mx+52 (55) 9178 7052
Aviation Octavio Olivo Villaoolivo@ritch.com.mx+52 (55) 9178 7040
Banking and Finance Jean Paul Farah Chajínjpfarah@ritch.com.mx+52 (55) 9178 7033
Banking and Finance Pablo Perezalonso Eguíapperezalonso@ritch.com.mx+52 (55) 9178 7050
Banking and Finance José Berrueta Ochoajberrueta@ritch.com.mx+52 (55) 9178 7017
Banking and Finance Gabriel Robles Beisteguigrobles@ritch.com.mx+52 (55) 9178 7089
Capital Markets Luis A. Nicolaulnicolau@ritch.com.mx+52 (55) 9178 7027
Capital Markets Gabriel del Valle Mendiolagdelvalle@ritch.com.mx+52 (55) 9178 7097
Capital Markets Carlos F. Obregón Rojocobregon@ritch.com.mx+52 (55) 9178 7042
Capital Markets José Berrueta Ochoajberrueta@ritch.com.mx+52 (55) 9178 7017
Capital Markets Gabriel Robles Beisteguigrobles@ritch.com.mx+52 (55) 9178 7089
Compliance, Anti-Corruption and Investigations Ricardo Calderón Mendozarcalderon@ritch.com.mx+52 (55) 9178 7049
Competition and Antitrust Octavio Olivo Villaoolivo@ritch.com.mx+52 (55) 9178 7040
Competition and Antitrust James E. Ritchjritch@ritch.com.mx+52 (55) 9178 7057
Energy and Infrastructure Projects Federico Santacruz Gonzálezfsantacruz@ritch.com.mx+52 (55) 9178 7052
Energy and Infrastructure Projects Jorge Oria y Anayajoria@ritch.com.mx+52 (55) 9178 7079
Energy and Infrastructure Projects Thomas Mueller-Gastelltmueller@ritch.com.mx+52 (55) 9178 7045
Energy and Infrastructure Projects Gabriel del Valle Mendiolagdelvalle@ritch.com.mx+52 (55) 9178 7097
Energy and Infrastructure Projects Asaf Jiménez Adornoajimenez@ritch.com.mx+52 (55) 9178 7081
Energy and Infrastructure Projects Alejandra Echeverría Gonzálezaecheverria@ritch.com.mx+52 (55) 9178 7051
Environmental and Social Impact Héctor A. Garza Cerverahgarza@ritch.com.mx+52 (55) 9178 7065
M&A Carlos F. Obregón Rojocobregon@ritch.com.mx+52 (55) 9178 7042
M&A Luis A. Nicolaulnicolau@ritch.com.mx+52 (55) 9178 7027
M&A Ricardo Calderón Mendozarcalderon@ritch.com.mx+52 (55) 9178 7049
M&A Eduardo Triulzi Garciadiegoetriulzi@ritch.com.mx+52 (55) 9178 7064
Real Estate Rodrigo Conesa Labastidarconesa@ritch.com.mx+52 (55) 9178 7029
Real Estate Javier Domínguez Torradojdominguez@ritch.com.mx+52 (55) 9178 7039
Real Estate Ricardo Calderón Mendozarcalderon@ritch.com.mx+52 (55) 9178 7049
Restructurings and Insolvency Jean Paul Farah Chajínjpfarah@ritch.com.mx+52 (55) 9178 7033
Restructurings and Insolvency Pablo Perezalonso Eguíapperezalonso@ritch.com.mx+52 (55) 9178 7050
Tax Oscar A. López Velardeolopezvelarde@ritch.com.mx+52 (55) 9178 7030
Tax Santiago Llano Zapaterosllano@ritch.com.mx+52 (55) 9178 7009
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