Mr Jose Antonio Postigo-Uribe > Sánchez Devanny > Mexico City, Mexico > Lawyer Profile

Sánchez Devanny
PASEO DE LAS PALMAS 525, PISO 6
COL. LOMAS DE CHAPULTEPEC
CIUDAD DE MÉXICO 11000
Mexico
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Work Department

Corporate and M&A; Antitrust, Member of the Energy Industry Practice, Member of the Automotive Industry Practice.

Position

Partner

Career

Jose Antonio heads the firm’s Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental practice group and the firm’s Energy Industry Group, a group that includes practitioners of different law practice areas specialized in advising clients of the energy sector. He is also a partner in the firm’s Corporate and M&A practice group. José Antonio has over two decades of experience with an M&A and transactional background and extensive knowledge of the energy sector. He advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, general financing, business transaction structuring, joint ventures, corporate restructuring, corporate planning, general corporate law, privatizations, public and private bidding processes, PPPs, project finance, infrastructure development and real estate. He also represents clients in all types of contracts and civil and commercial agreements, as well as in negotiations with governmental entities, and in the incorporation of companies and associations, as well as in the establishment of branches and processes related to acquisitions, divestitures, sales, mergers, spin-offs, dissolution, and liquidation of companies. Local and international clients entrust him with sensitive, complex, and large transactions. He is the author of several articles in national and foreign publications specializing in corporate, infrastructure and investment matters. He is a regular speaker in different forums on transactional, investment and energy matters in Mexico and abroad. José Antonio has more than 20 years of experience practicing law. Before joining Sánchez Devanny he was a partner at an international law firm. He was named as Expert Panel 2019” by The Law Reviews for his participation in the Mexico Chapter of The Renewable Energy Law Review. José Antonio was the Managing Partner for Sánchez Devanny’s Mexico City Office from July 2018 to July 2020.

Languages

Spanish, English.

Memberships

  • Member of the American Chamber of Commerce.
  • Member of the Mexican Bar Association.
  • Member of the American Bar Association.
  • Member of the Asociación Nacional de Abogados de Empresa.
  • Member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.

Education

  • Masters in Law (LL.M.). New York University, New York City, NY, USA (2002).
  • Masters in Law. Law Postgraduate Studies Center (EPED) (2000).
  • Masters in Law (LL.M.). Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., USA (1999).
  • Law Degree. Universidad Anahuac, México, D.F., México (1997)

Lawyer Rankings

Mexico > Corporate and M&A

Operating from its offices in Mexico City, Monterrey and Querétaro, the practice at Sánchez Devanny is over 30-strong and handles a broad range of work, including advice on joint ventures, M&A, corporate governance and compliance. Key partners include Francisco Andres Gamez-Garza (corporate, M&A financings, joint ventures and compliance due diligence), Cristina Sanchez-Vebber (corporate M&A and competition law), Ernesto Silvas, who is very experienced in cross-border transactional matters; and Jose Antonio Postigo-Uribe (head of the corporate and M&A practice in Mexico City, where he is also office managing partner); while in Monterrey Gerardo Prado-Hernandez (M&A, commercial transactions, day-to-day advisory and contracts) and office managing partner Humberto Morales-Barron, who is also head of the corporate governance and regulatory compliance practice. Ongoing matters include advising Medtronic on its MXN$173m acquisition of certain business lines (concerned with coronary health) from Artimédica; the team also remains particularly active in the automotive sector, long a strength of the firm.

Mexico > Energy and natural resources

Sánchez Devanny ‘s ‘strong‘ inter-office energy industry group is ‘consolidated‘ ‘and can provide full service for all related matters including regulatory, compliance, labour, litigation and corporate,’ according to clients. The 12-lawyer team is co-led by transaction-specialised senior partners Jose Antonio Postigo-Uribe and Gerardo Prado-Hernandez, in Mexico City and Monterrey, respectively; both have extensive energy-sector experience, notably with regard to solar projects, wind farms and cogeneration plants. Postigo also handles oil and gas matters including E&P bid processes, transportation, commercialization, investment structuring and dispute resolution advisory. The team’s recent caseload has been dominated by the preparation of PPAs, which it has negotiated on behalf of Essity, Embotelladora Niágara, Pipe México, Bendix and Bioenergía de Nuevo León, among others. Net Code regulations and compliance with the technical requirements for generators’ interconnection to the national electricity system is another source of mandates. On the oil and gas side, the team is assisting Repsol Downstream Mexico with its participation in the fuel and lubricants retail market. Key associate support comes from energy focused semi-senior, Max Ernesto Hernández-Ernult.