Mr Ernesto Silvas-Medina > 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
Ernesto Silvas-Medina photo

Work Department

Corporate and M&A; Corporate and Project Finance; Financial Institutions and Services, Member of the Life Sciences Industry Practice.

Position

Partner

Career

Ernesto heads the Corporate and Project Finance practice group and is a member of the Corporate and M&A practice group and the Financial Institutions and Services group.  Ernesto has over 20 years of experience serving as lead or local counsel for international and domestic corporate clients, institutional investors, private equity funds and family-offices. He has extensive experience in middle and upper middle market cross-border transactions, multi-jurisdictional and domestic stock and asset acquisition transactions and projects, and in-bound and out-bound equity joint ventures. He advises international banks and financial institutions and international and domestic corporate borrowers on cross-border commercial loans, syndicated loans and project financing and all type of security packages and collateralization. Additionally, Ernesto advises international companies on structuring their entry and/or investments in Mexico, setting up manufacturing facilities or businesses in Mexico and all legal issues associated with day-to-day operations. The majority of his clients are engaged in the automotive, food, manufacturing, private equity, real estate and retail industries.  Ernesto is ranked as one of Mexico’s leading corporate and transactional lawyers in Chambers and Partners, Latin Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal and Best Lawyers International. Ernesto is the former chairman of the financial and business law committee and director of the Mexican Institute of Finance Executives (Instituto Mexicano de Ejecutivos de Finanzas, A.C., Chapter Monterrey, Nuevo León). He has been a professor of Comparative Corporate Law and International Contracts in the Master’s Degree Program at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Monterrey Campus and has taught the International Contracts Course at the Master of Laws program of the Business Law International Institute (“INADEM”) for more than 5 years. Ernesto was the Managing Partner for Sánchez Devanny from July 2014 to June 2017.

Languages

Spanish, English.

Memberships

  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • Member of the International Bar Association

Education

  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), 1998. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, USA.
  • Law Degree, 1994. Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City, Mexico

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.