Mr Diego Gómez-Haro Katznelson > 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
Diego Gómez-Haro Katznelson photo

Work Department

  • Real Estate, Infrastructure and Hospitality
  • Corporate and Project Finance

Position

Partner

Career

Diego co-heads the Real Estate, Infrastructure and Hospitality Practice, as well as the Project and Corporate Finance Practice at Sánchez Devanny. His practice focuses primarily on real estate transactions, including structuring investment vehicles, asset acquisition and disposition, leasing, development and construction of projects, due diligence and financing.

He participated in several real estate transactions with GE Capital Real Estate and The Blackstone Group including real estate financing, structuring, negotiating and closing commercial real estate transactions (syndications, restructures, portfolio acquisitions, equity investments, JV incorporation, asset disposition, among others).

He is also experienced in Capital Markets and acted as one of the lead counsels in the public offering of trust certificates in FIBRA Hotel and Fibra Danhos.

Prior to joining Sánchez Devanny, he acted as General Counsel of The Blackstone Group in Mexico and previously worked for some years in GE Capital Real Estate Mexico, as well as in an important law firm in Mexico, advising domestic and multinational companies in real estate transactions, banking and finance, debt and corporate restructuring, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters.

He received his law degree (JD) from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, with Magna Cum Laude and obtained his LL.M in Corporate Governance & Practice degree from Stanford University Law School.

Languages

Spanish, English

Memberships

  • Member ASOFOM
  • Member Barra Mexicana de Abogados

Education

  • Integral Finance Course. Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Mexico City, México (2017).
  • LLM in Corporate Governance & Practice, Stanford University, California, California, USA (2011). .
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law (J.D. equivalent) Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Magna Cum Laude, Mexico City, Mexico (2005).

Lawyer Rankings

Mexico > Banking and finance

Three partners lead the practice at Sánchez Devanny; Monterrey-based Ernesto Silvas-Medina, who focuses on mergers and acquisition financing and restructuring; Francisco Andres Gamez-Garza, who primarily handles commercial lending for the industrial sector; and real estate financing expert Diego Gómez-Haro Katznelson, who operates from Mexico City. Key support comes from senior associates Jaime Moreno-Treviño and Debby McKey, both from the Monterrey office. The eight-strong team, which also acts for private equity clients on debt financing acquisitions, remains a popular choice for banks, borrowers and investors due to its experience in cross-border loans, securities, syndicated multi-jurisdictional loans, bonds issues and fund formation.