Mr Francisco Andres Gamez-Garza > Sánchez Devanny > Monterrey, Mexico > Lawyer Profile

Sánchez Devanny
TORRE NOVO, PISO 4, DESPACHO 401
JOSÉ CLEMENTE OROZCO 335, COL. VALLE ORIENTE
SAN PEDRO GARZA GARCÍA, NL 66269
Mexico
Francisco Andres Gamez-Garza photo

Work Department

Corporate and M&A, Corporate and Project Finance, Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental, Member of the Automotive Industry Practice

Position

Partner

Career

Andres has more than fourteen years of  experience advising clients in corporate, mergers and acquisitions, general financing, joint ventures, due diligence, business structuring, divestitures, sales, spin-offs, dissolution, company liquidation, and real estate transactions.  He has also helped to set up and oversee operations in Mexico for local and multinational clients. Additionally, Andrés has broad experience in the mining, energy and environmental sector, including environmental permitting. His financing experience includes advising financial institutions and companies in structuring and securing financing transactions. Before joining Sánchez Devanny, he was a lawyer at CEMEX, where he advised on several strategic operations and special projects, including the company’s day-to-day corporate legal needs. Andrés is fluent in English and Spanish.

Languages

Spanish, English.

Memberships

  • Member of Phi Delta Phi, Santos Theriot Inn, Monterrey, N.L.
  • Member of the American Bar Association.
  • Member of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.
  • Ranked by Chambers and Partners as one of Mexico’s leading corporate and transactional lawyers.

Education

  • Masters in Private Law. Universidad Regiomontana, A.C., Monterrey, N.L., Mexico (2004).
  • Law Degree. Universidad de Monterrey, Monterrey, N.L., Mexico (1999).

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.

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.