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Greenberg Traurig, S.C. Offices
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MÉXICO CITY, D.F. C.P. 06500
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Mexico > Banking and finance Tier 1‘A well-coordinated team that perfectly understands the needs of its clients’, Greenberg Traurig, S.C.‘s large banking and finance team has established itself a practice of choice for many national clients, as well as US and other international players doing business in the country, given its expertise handling a wide range of financing transactions. Juan Manuel González Bernal, who is particularly well-versed in project finance transactions; and managing partner José Raz Guzmán, who also acts as co-chair of the international firm’s Latin America practice, sit at the helm of the group. Closely supporting them are a skilled group of partners, including Miguel Moisés, who earns praise for his ‘great disposition and attitude’, and regularly represents lenders and borrowers in structured financings, bilateral and syndicated loans, and on the financing of industrial, commercial and housing real estate projects; Rodrigo Orozco, whose expertise encompasses handling sub-sovereign-debt restructurings and re-financings; José Antonio Butrón and Gabriela Palomino. Additional support at associate level is provided by seniors Ana Acosta (secured lending, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and general corporate matters); David Argueta (capital markets and financing transactions; general corporate matters) and January-2022 hire Paulina García de León Gómez , who arrived from HSBC.
‘A well-coordinated team that perfectly understands the needs of its clients. In addition, they know and study each case in depth.’
‘The team, especially Miguel Moises, has a great disposition and attitude, always ready to solve any obstacle.’
Banco Mercantil del Norte
Mexico Infrastructure Partners
Municipio de Hermosillo, Estado de Sonora.
- Advised Banco Santander México and HSBC México regarding an approximately $100m secured credit facility to Grupo Gigante Inmobiliario.
- Advised Autovía Queretaro on the refinancing of existing debts through a senior term loan facility under a project finance structure.
- Advising Banobras on the financing of a simple loan agreement for approximately $200m, granted to ICA Constructora de Infraestructura.
Mexico > Competition and antitrust Tier 1Earning plaudits for its ‘knowledge of the matters and extensive experience’, Greenberg Traurig, S.C.'s practice handles the competition aspects of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, including multi-jurisdictional merger control filings; it also assists clients with the crafting of antitrust compliance programs, manages the oversight of internal investigations, advises on government antitrust investigations, and undertakes litigation when necessary. The group co-led by Victor Manuel Frías and Miguel Flores Bernés has remained busy, lately, advising clients from the financial, transportation, pharmaceutical, and oil-and-gas industries, in relation to investigations carried out by the COFECE. Flores is particularly well-versed in government merger reviews, the investigation of alleged anticompetitive conduct, and litigation; while Frías has primarily focused on investigations matters, of late. The pair are supported by a solid second line of associates consisting of José Abel Rivera Pedroza, Valery Dayne García Zavala and Rocío Olea.
Víctor Manuel Frías; Miguel Flores Bernés
‘Quite satisfied with the human and technological professionalism of their lawyers.’
‘Miguel Flores Bernés, scholar of the issues and looks for important information for the contractor’s objectives.’
‘There is always an attitude of service and availability from any member of the team. The use of technology is duly exploited for joint work.’
‘Knowledge of the matters, and extensive experience. Almost immediate availability to resolve doubts and queries. Ease of feedback on the issues entrusted to them.’
PGIM Real Estate
Asociación de Productores y Empacadores y Exportadores de Aguacate de México (APEAM)
Mexico Infrastructure Partners
AIGGRE México Puebla
PGIM Real Estate
Asociación de Desarrolladores Inmobiliarios (ADI)
Asociación Mexicana Industria Automotriz (AMIA)
- Representing Nadro in COFECE’s probe into the pharma distribution market.
- Advising Liquid Petroleum Gas distributors and its main association regarding important, recent, competition-related developments in the sector.
- Advised Gill Industries on the merger control process related to acquisition of the company’s Mexican entities by Lear, one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of automotive seat structures.
Mexico > Real estate Tier 1A stellar roster of clients including property developers, lenders, investment managers and private equity funds (among others), to mention some, turn to Greenberg Traurig, S.C. for assistance in real estate matters. The compact but nevertheless ‘first-class team‘ (‘very efficient, always responding on time and with very good know-how‘), is highly experienced in acquisition and sale of real estate portfolios and real estate developments, the stabilization of projects, and loan restructurings, joint ventures, and lease agreements. The practice is led by highly respected practitioner Antonio Diez De Bonilla Martinez who is well known for his expertise in negotiations, the closing of sales and purchases, financing, construction, development and the operation of residential, commercial, mixed use, industrial and resort projects. Fellow partner Gerardo Carrillo Valadez is also a key player in the practice; he has a strong focus on real estate development and M&A transactions and demonstrates particular niche expertise with regard to mixed-use and multifamily properties. Completing the core team are senior associates Roberto Guerrero C, who handles all types of transactions related to the development and financing of real estate projects; and Julio Sardina, who focuses on US-Mexico cross-border real estate matters, particularly the legal aspects of structuring and financing of residential, commercial, industrial and hospitality development projects.
Antonio Diez de Bonilla Martinez
‘A first-class team, always very attentive and with very fast responses.’
‘The big difference is that the Partner who offers to assist you actually does it personally and not through countless junior lawyers who only come in to bill hours. The partner who assisted me is Antonio Diez de Bonilla who did an outstanding job.’
‘The team with which we deal within GT is very efficient, always responding on time and with very good know-how. Always looking business-oriented solutions. Highlight Antonio Diez de Bonilla, Julio Sardina and Diego Gonzalez.’
Apple Leisure Group
Desarrolladora del Parque
Escuela Bancaria y Comercial
Grupo Hotelero Prisma
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
ICM Asset Management
Industrial Commercial Properties
Industrial Realty Group
Nomad Living (CIM/Compass)
PGIM Real Estate
Playa Hotels & Resorts
Prosperity Industrial Real Estate
Room Mate Hotels/ Be Mate
Seris Retail Holdings (a Washington Pension Fund entity)
Sura Asset Management
Uber Technologies Mexico
Walton Street Capital
- Advised Grupo Hotelero Prisma on the sale of its property portfolio to Aimbridge Group Holdings, which as a result now manages 42 properties with more than 7,500 rooms throughout Mexico; the transaction implied the payment of 90% of the purchase price in exchange for shares in an Aimbridge affiliate.
- Advised PGIM on the development, stabilzation, and sale of a beneficiary interest in the first phase of an industrial park in Tijuana, Mexico; the transaction also included the acquisition, development, and stabilization of Phase II of the same industrial park.
Mexico > Capital markets Tier 2The Mexican capital markets practice at international full-service firm Greenberg Traurig, S.C., garners praise for its ‘great knowledge of the subject’, and is frequently sought out by both underwriters and issuers for assistance with a variety of equity and debt mandates, including CKDs and CERPIs, with a particular focus on the real estate and infrastructure sectors. Work highlights include the representation of Mexico Infrastructure Partners and the concession holder portfolio companies on the approximately $1.1bn initial public offering of a Fibra E investment trust. Jointly-led by experienced partners José Raz Guzmán and Juan Manuel González, the practice group also houses other noted and emergent practitioners such as José Antonio Butrón, who is well known in the projects sphere; of counsel Gabriela Palomino, who stands out for her work in relation to real estate and project-side finance matters; and senior associate David Argueta.
José Raz Guzmán; Juan Manuel González Bernal
‘The team has great knowledge of the subject. The service it provides is based on extensive knowledge and relationship with various parties, which supports the exercise of the service.’
‘The methodical and structured way of David Argueta to coordinate the operation and control of the parties, in compliance with the applicable regulations, stands out.’
Mexico Infrastructure Partners
DD3 Acquisition Corp
MXT Capital Partners
- Represented Mexico Infrastructure Partners and the concession holder portfolio companies on its approximately $1.1bn initial public offering of a Fibra E investment trust.
- Representing Banco Santander Mexico, BBVA Mexico and Grupo Financiero Banorte, as lead underwriters, in connection with the IPO of Fibra SOMA.
- Represented Volkswagen Leasing on its MX$2bn public offering of notes through the Mexican Stock Exchange.
Mexico > Corporate and M&A Tier 2Greenberg Traurig, S.C.'s Mexico City-based corporate team appeals to clients for being ‘committed to excellence’, and for being an ‘ally for the success of the transaction.’ Managing partner José Raz Guzmán, who has profound experience in capital markets and M&A transactions under his belt, heads the group, which advises a wide range of domestic clients throughout the region, as well as US and other international players doing business in Mexico. Arturo Pérez Estrada, who recently steered Betterwar's acquisition of Mexican cosmetics company JAFRA for $255m; and José Antonio Butrón and Victor Manuel Frías, are other key names in the practice group, which works closely with other offices, mainly in the United States. A solid second line of practitioners comprises up-and-coming partner Miguel Yturbe; Gabriela Palomino, who was promoted to of counsel in 2022 and has a particular focus on real estate law and infrastructure projects; and associate Rocío Olea, who ‘knows how to delegate and provides prompt responses’; all three add further expertise and capacity to the practice, which is active in a broad range of industries, including banking, energy, education, telecommunications and gaming.
José Raz Guzmán
‘They have helped us to understand the constraints, advantages and disadvantages, alternatives and strategies to be taken in multiple M&As and we have always felt that they have been an ally for the success of the transaction.’
‘Arturo Pérez and his team have been professional, close, dedicated and committed to our business objectives, always going the extra mile and being available in a timely manner, even in urgent or time sensitive moments.’
‘GT’s attention is always immediate and they are committed to excellence.’
‘Rocio Olea is one of the best lawyers I have dealt with, she knows how to delegate and provides prompt responses.’
Mexico Infrastructure Partners
Oak Creek de Mexico
MXT Capital Partners
- Advised Betterware on the acquisition of Mexican cosmetics company JAFRA, including its US and local operations, for $255m.
- Advised Mexico Infrastructure Partners (and the concession holder portfolio companies) on the initial public offering of a Fibra E investment trust, listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange, for an amount of MX$22.1bn.
- Advised Lottus Education on the acquisition of the assets related to the schools and universities commercially known as UANE, located in the north of Mexico and previously owned by Universidad Autónoma del Noroeste (seller).
Mexico > Energy and natural resources Tier 2Providing ‘excellent communication and customer service’, Greenberg Traurig, S.C.‘s highly-qualified, 16-strong team impresses with its ‘innovative approach to providing solutions from different perspectives‘. A constant presence in midstream mandates, the practice has also carved out a niche for itself in the renewables segment, and is more and more involved in major power and oil-and-gas projects and transactions. Led by project finance specialist Juan Manuel González, the team is notably multidisciplinary. Fernando Orrantia focuses on the real estate, corporate and environmental aspects of infrastructure, energy and petrochemical projects; working across both hydrocarbons and renewables, Erick Hernández Gallego has expertise in in regulatory and transactional matters, public tenders and financing operations; while of counsel Pedro Reséndez‘s practice, also covering hydrocarbons, power and renewables, is particularly oriented towards government relations. Key support comes from dual-qualified (Mexico/Texas) senior associate Rodrigo Vazquez del Mercado, who has a close-focus on up-, mid- and downstream oil and gas, government procurement and energy M&A; with fellow senior Adriana Garcia Cuellar and associate Luis Jorge Akle participating on the corporate/finance, and environmental fronts, respectively.
Juan Manuel González
‘The team of lawyers at Greenberg Traurig is strong, experts in the issues they handle, and treat clients kindly and respectfully. Compared to other firms, the knowledge of their lawyers is evident, they are always positive and proactive.’
‘I have worked for several years with Pamela García, Rodrigo Vázquez, Héctor Sánchez, Jorge Alemán, and from all of them I have received a cordial treatment, a great commitment to all the projects, and exceptional knowledge of process and law.’
‘Excellent communication and customer service.’
‘Very updated on regulatory and energy issues. Very good response time and follow-up to the projects. We trust them highly.’
‘They have an innovate approach to providing solutions from different perspectives.’
‘Erik Hernández, Luis Akle are people with a leadership to work as a team with that is very cordial and at ease so that others understand each aspect to follow the given recommendations.’
Envision Energy International
KST Electric Power Company
Gobierno del estado de Yucatán
Alveg Distribución Química
- Advised Braskem-Idesa, owner of the Etileno XXI petrochemicals facility, on the successful renegotiation of an ethane supply contract executed with Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), and the dispute resolution process with the National Center for Natural Gas Control (CENAGAS) to reverse a suspension of the natural gas supply to the plant that prevented it from operating.
- Advised multiple leading energy companies in regulatory and litigation strategies (including amparo proceedings) to challenge resolutions published by Mexico’s Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) and the Ministry of Energy (SENER) affecting renewable energy companies and projects.
- Advised BP on the negotiation and execution of a fuel terminaling agreement with Servicios y Terminales de Tuxpan and Tuxpan Port Terminal, to receive terminaling and storage services to enable BP to import products into Mexico through vessels, so as to supply its gas stations, as well as to sell fuel to major trading companies.
Mexico > Projects and infrastructure Tier 2Greenberg Traurig, S.C. is well regarded for its ‘commitment to client service and responsiveness’, and displays considerable experience in project structuring, development and finance; public-private partnership transactions, and construction. The sizeable 25-strong practice group advises project sponsors, banks and institutional investors, insurance companies, state entities and municipalities on a wide range of projects. The team is co-led by Juan Manuel González Bernal, who focuses on public procurement and the legal regime applicable to public works and services, along with public-private partnerships in Mexico; and José Antonio Butrón, who is experienced in M&A, banking, project finance, capital markets, structured finance and securitisations in relation to the roads, water, social infrastructure and telecom sectors, as well as structuring and implementation of infrastructure funds (CKDs, CERPIs and Fibra-E). Key associate support comes from experienced seniors Gabriela Palomino, who focuses on real estate matters, infrastructure and project development; and Edgar Fernando Orozco, whose practice is centred on public procurement and project finance with governments.
Juan Manuel González Bernal; José Antonio Butrón Quintero
‘Great team with different perspectives that help the client take the best decisions.’
‘Commitment to client service and responsiveness.‘
‘They have a very close relationship with the client. The team has a lot of experience in the infrastructure industry and in telecommunications. It is a multidisciplinary team. It is also an advantage that billing is done in local currency.’
‘It is a very flexible team, which adapts better than other offices to the needs of the client.’
‘Consolidated team led by the partner José Antonio Butron, who is always available for the different needs of the company. Expert in infrastructure and financial law, in our case the best ally to carry out the day-to-day needs of our projects, federal concessions.’
‘Available 24 hours, expert in the field, efficient solutions.’
Mexico Infrastructure Partners
Red de Carreteras de Occidente
Concesionarias Autopistas del Sureste
MXT Capital Partners
- Advised Mexico Infrastructure Partners and the concession holder portfolio companies on the $1.1bn initial public offering of a Fibra E investment trust (listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange under ticker symbol “FEXI21”).
- Advised MXT on a financed acquisition of 239 telecommunication towers from Telefonica, including the structuring and negotiation of the acquisition itself, and on the financing consisting of a senior secured bank term loan and a hybrid second lien – mezzanine loan, granted by a Mexican publicly-traded CKD fund and which included VAT and subordinated tranches.
- Advised Banco Nacional de Obras y Servicios Públicos, Sociedad Nacional de Crédito, Institución de Banca de Desarrollo, as initial creditor, agent bank and collateral agent, respectively, on the financing of a simple loan agreement for $200m granted to ICA Constructora de Infraestructura as borrower, and ICA Constructora as joint and several obligor, to be used on the construction of the fourth section of the Tren Maya.
Mexico > Compliance Tier 3Senior associate Héctor Sánchez is the key contact at Greenberg Traurig, S.C.'s practice, following the departure of former department-head, Hugo López Coll for Sainz Abogados in February 2022. Sánchez has proven experience representing foreign and Mexican companies in a variety of industries - including pharmaceutical, computer software and hardware, information services, real estate developers and retail. He advises on regulatory and compliance matters regarding regulated activities (particularly in relation to energy and gaming), as well as anti-corruption due diligence, corruption risk analysis and training.
‘The GT team has an outstanding group of lawyers who are experts in different matters, which allows for a multidisciplinary approach to the issues presented to them. The solidity of its members allows a general analysis in compliance aspects that results in prevention and adequate solutions for its clients.’
Rafael Marquez Alvarez
- Represented football player Rafael Márquez in his delisting from the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) list of Specially Designated Nationals (SDN).
Mexico > Environment Tier 3Leveraging the combined strength of international offices in over 40 cities, Greenberg Traurig, S.C.'s Mexico office is known for its capabilities in environmental matters and is consistently sought out by clients since ‘they innovate to seek alternative solution from different perspectives'. The team's broad experience encompasses contentious and non-contentious matters, environmental and regulatory permits, contaminated sites, waste, air emissions, water, surface occupation of lands, and on the environmental aspects of infrastructure and real estate projects, and transactions in general. Given the foregoing, unsurprisingly, the team advises clients in a wide range of industries, including oil and gas, food and beverages, infrastructure, mining, renewables, real estate, telecommunications, chemicals and pharmaceuticals. The practice is led by Erick Hernández Gallego who has longstanding experience in the sector and particular expertise regarding regulatory issue, urban development, corporate environmental regularisation, environmental impact and risk matters, and the financing of green projects, among other matters. Key support is provided by associate Luis Jorge Akle.
Erick Hernández Gallego
‘It is a very good team, very complete.’
‘A complete and comprehensive vision of what is requested, always looking for a way to achieve the desired result. Erik Hernandez is very good.’
‘Collaboration is close and dedicated in matters for which legal opinion is requested. They innovate to seek alternative solutions from different perspectives and not only in environmental matters, but in relation to other legal matters.’
‘Erik Hernández, Luis Akle are people with a leadership to work as a team with kindness and ease so that others understand each aspect to follow in the recommendations given.’
Envision Energy International / Vive Energía
Globos Qualatex de Pioneer
Envision Energy Jiangsu
- Advised Grupo Idesa on compliance with all environmental obligations for its different companies from the petrochemical and hydrocarbons sectors, as well as on negotiations and challenges to a number of administrative procedures executed by Federal environmental authorities.
- Advised Envision Energy International/Vive Energía on compliance with all environmental and regulatory obligations related to a pipeline of renewable energy projects, including an offshore wind farm and the production of green hydrogen.
- Advised Globos Qualatex de Pioneer on negotiation of the round tables regarding the Official Standard for the production and purchase of single-use plastics in Mexico City.
Mexico > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 4Greenberg Traurig, S.C.'s Mexico City disputes capability took a significant developmental step forward in September 2022 with the arrival of Alejandro Ostos (as a shareholder), along with his team of three associates and a law clerk, who arrived from the centenarian firm, Bufete Ostos. Complementing the practice’s recognised expertise in administrative, tax and amparo litigation under the direction of department-head Joselino Morales (whose practice also encompasses competition and IP litigation, as well as contentious public works and government contracting matters), their arrival equips the practice with significant civil and commercial litigation expertise. Recent mandates saw the team represent Uber in both Supreme Court and local amparo litigation so as to permit the company to resume operations in Cancun and other cities in Quintana Roo. At associate level, senior Hugo Hernández and intermediate Perla Salgado are both specialised in administrative and tax litigation, with Hernández having particular expertise in regulatory matters.
Uber Mexico Technology & Software
Grupo Hidrogenerador de Occidente
Autovía Necaxa Tihuatlán
Compañía Electrónica en Instrumentación Marítima, Industrial y Comercial
Energía Renovable de la Península
Cargill de México
Albany International de Mexico
- Representing Uber in an amparo trial before the District Courts in the state of Quintana Roo against the Regulations of the Mobility Law of such state.
- Representing Grupo Avanzia in challenging the resolution issued by the Secretaría de la Función Pública, which imposed a sanction on Avanzia and prevented the company from participating in public bids and executing agreements with the public administration for a period of fifteen months due to alleged administrative infractions.
- Representing Mars in an amparo trial against resolution RES/893/2020 by which Mexico’s Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) increased the electricity transmission fees for renewable power projects.
Mexico > Labour and employment Tier 4Greenberg Traurig, S.C. significantly bolstered its labour and employment offering in December 2021, with the incorporation of Leslie Palma and her team of six associates from Holland & Knight, the hires following on from that of Marité Villanueva, who joined as Of Counsel the previous October. The team has experience across a broad front of employment issues, including individual and collective bargaining matters, executive compensation, labour relations management, workforce reductions and other employee changes. The practice is co-led by Palma, who focuses her practice on labour and benefits matters, advising clients on employment matters throughout the corporate sector; and experienced labour lawyer Villanueva, who assists employers with the management of employees, including massive and strategic layoffs, lawsuits, contingency plans to prevent labour liabilities, and union negotiations.
Leslie Palma; Marité Villanueva
‘Prepared and with extensive knowledge in the field.’
‘They are always willing to give you quick and punctual solutions.’
‘The strength of the firm’s work team, which is headed by Lic. Leslie Palma, is the professional and friendly treatment that the entire team has without exception.’
‘They are always on the lookout for any questions that arise day to day. What distinguishes them is that they are lawyers who understand the operation and their advice is always business-oriented.’
‘Leslie Palma (Partner), Jorge Andazola (Associate), Karla Copka (Associate) and Adrián Reyes (Associate), are the lawyers with whom he interacted the most and all of them are always professional when it comes to consulting them and, above all, their treatment towards the client regardless of the position or rank in the company, is what makes them stand out from other lawyers who we have worked with.’
Pepsico Internacional Mexico
- Acted as lead counsel to PepsiCo in labour litigation matters across the 32 states of the Mexican Republic, having handled over 1,200 cases; advised on labour and administrative matters, including executive benefits, severance payments, employee benefits and compensation, labour relations, non-competition agreements, dismissals, and changes of control; and assisted with implementation regarding the requirements of the T-MEC agreement, as well as with inspections.
- Advised Comercializador Sodico on personnel recruiting processes to support the company’s expansion plans in Mexico.
- Advised Tiendas Soriana on litigation and consulting matters.
Mexico > TMT Tier 4Greenberg Traurig, S.C.‘s TMT practice represents clients from all subsectors on their different needs, including M&A, corporate, regulatory and government relations, as well as demonstrating prowess in transactional work, and advising on the regulatory aspects of TMT. Edgar Olvera Jiménez, who has an ‘exceptional knowledge of telecommunications’ and is regarded as an ‘outstanding lawyer and advisor’, heads the practice. A former Undersecretary of Communications for the Mexican Ministry of Communications and Transportation, Olvera has over 20 years’ experience working on matters related to the telecoms sector, infrastructure projects, consumer protection, and administrative law. Associate Maribel Tovar is another name to note.
Edgar Olvera Jiménez
‘Edgar Olvera has an exceptional knowledge of telecommunications, which makes him a true advisor with extensive knowledge of the subject.’
‘Edgar Olvera is an outstanding lawyer and advisor.’
Yonder Media Mobile
Radio y Televisión Mexiquense
MXT Fiber Partners
Phoenix Tower International (PTI)
Landscape Acquisition Company
MXT Capital Partners
- Represented MXT in a financed acquisition of 239 telecommunication towers from Telefonica.
Latin America: International firms > Projects and energyGreenberg Traurig LLP's deep commitment towards Latin America extends to an impressive flow of energy and infrastructure M&A engagements, along with project financings and project bond issuances. The firm has experienced further growth in green financings and green bond transactions. Through its Mexico City office it has landed an impressive market share of Mexico projects and transactions. It also has a fine record in Central America and is building its standing throughout South America; a case in point was its advice to Hudson Sustainable Group on the $107m green financing of six solar farms in Uruguay. Mexico City office co-founding partner Juan Manuel González Bernal is a notable name in energy and infrastructure project development, while Marc Rossell and Oscar Stephens in New York provide further energy and infrastructure financing expertise, including in project bonds and green bonds.
Juan Manuel González Bernal
‘Availability and quality of services.‘
Inversiones Latin America Power
Mexico Infrastructure Partners
Hudson Sustainable Group
Banverde Solar I
Landscape Acquisition Company
Red de Carreteras de Occidente
Aeropuertos Argentina 2000
ACI Airport Sudamérica
Corporacion America Airports
MXT Capital Partners
- Advised Mexico Infrastructure Partners (MIP) and the concession holder portfolio companies on the initial public offering of a Fibra E investment trust listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange.
- Advised Inversiones Latin America Power on the $404m offering of 5.125% senior secured notes (due 2033), in connection with the refinancing of two wind farms in northern Chile.
- Represented Red de Carreteras de Occidente on the $2.38bn sale of a 72% stake to a partnership made up of GIC Special Investment and Abertis Infraestructuras.
Greenberg Traurig, S.C. > Firm Profile
The firm:Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2650 attorneys in 44 locations in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is a 2022 BTI “Highly Recommended Law Firm” for superior client service and is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law Global 100 and NLJ 250. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab and is recognized for powering its U.S. offices with 100% renewable energy as certified by the Center for Resource Solutions Green-e® Energy as a member of the U.S. EPA’s Green Partnership Program. The firm is known for its philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity, and pro bono. Web: www.gtlaw.com.
GT’s award-winning Latin America Practice draws on resources from offices in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Miami, New York, Washington D.C., and elsewhere around the world, bringing together a multidisciplinary team of more than 120 lawyers to help clients identify and capitalise on business opportunities in Latin America, the Iberian Peninsula, and the Caribbean. As the only global law firm founded in Miami, Greenberg Traurig is inextricably linked to Latin America. Since its beginning, GT has represented many of the family enterprises that are today among Latin America’s largest companies. By addressing real-world problems for clients on a regular basis, our team has developed a breadth of experience that sets it apart. Additionally, for more than 20 years GT has sponsored a foreign associate program that invites Latin American lawyers to practice with us, which greatly enriches our resources and regional network.
GT in Mexico: The Greenberg Traurig Mexico City office offers clients innovative, strategic advice and legal services that span both traditional fields and contemporary regulatory sectors. The office leverages the resources and global platform to provide clients with tailored legal services reflective of the specific industry and market conditions in which they operate.
The Mexico City office is an integral part of the firm’s award-winning Latin American practice. The attorneys in Mexico City work closely with colleagues from across the practice to advise both international and domestic clients with their business interests in Latin America, the United States, and other international markets.
The Mexico City team comprises multilingual, dual-licensed attorneys, many of whom have held senior positions within the Mexican government and its regulatory agencies. They have served as key contributors to national projects and have been involved in landmark transactions in important sectors of the economy.
Areas of practice
Mergers and acquisitions and corporate: advising clients with respect to mergers, acquisitions, asset sales, co-investments, and joint ventures, election contests, tender and exchange offers, going-private transactions, LBOs, MBOs and spin-offs, corporate governance matters and related transactional and advisory matters.
Banking and finance: advising lenders and borrowers on structuring, documenting and negotiating financing transactions, including bilateral and syndicated loans, debt offerings, mezzanine investments, derivatives, and structured financings, project financings, and restructurings.
Capital markets: advising issuers, underwriters, investment banks and other market participants in connection with public and private debt and equity offerings, including participation in securitizations and offerings of a variety of asset-backed securities, as well as in offerings of listed investment funds or CKDs.
Real estate: advising developers, lenders, investors, opportunity funds, real estate investment trusts (REITs) and private owners on the purchase, sale and financing transactions of real estate property, including housing, industrial, commercial, office and land bank projects.
Competition and antitrust: advising clients on antitrust matters, including competition conduct and M&A matters, pre-merger filings, investigations, defense strategies, private ruling filings or interpretive letters, and declarations.
Energy and infrastructure: providing full-cycle counsel from turn-key project development for redevelopment to financing, implementation, and operation and maintenance, as well as advising private and public sector clients on all aspects of P3 transactions.
International litigation and dispute resolution: helping clients navigate conflicts, whether by conducting high-stakes commercial, civil, tax or administrative litigation or transnational arbitration, enforcing foreign judgments and arbitral awards, or designing procedures and contract provisions to avoid disputes or resolve them efficiently. Litigators have experience with international arbitration bodies, as well as ad hoc proceedings.
Compliance: designing, implementing, and monitoring an anticorruption compliance program requires a sophisticated analysis of the corruption risks that arise in the company’s business environment. GT works with clients to plan compliance projects, appropriately taking these considerations into account. A meaningful, risk-based anti-corruption compliance program must also be implemented based on both sound legal judgment and common sense, which GT’s lawyers bring to each engagement.
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- Latin America: International firms > Projects and energy