José Ignacio Rivero Andere > González Calvillo, SC > Mexico City, Mexico > Lawyer Profile

González Calvillo, SC
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Partner at Gonzalez Calvillo


José Ignacio is co-managing partner of the firm. He has over 15 years of experience providing legal and business advice to domestic and foreign clients, actively representing individuals and companies from a wide range of sectors, in multi-million local and cross-border transactions.

Jose Ignacio also serves in the board of directors of several companies, including Aleatica, public company with a major role in the Mexican toll-road infrastructure sector; Crédito Maestro, one of the biggest players in the non-banking payroll credit industry in Mexico; and Resuelve tu Deuda, a pioneer and key player in the Mexican credit repair market and a provider of financial services through technological platforms with operations in Europe and Latin America. José Ignacio Rivero also served in the board of directors of Tarjetas del Futuro, Rappi´s financial services arm in Mexico; Credito Real, public company in the credit business in Mexico; and SiSNova, an insurance company.

He worked as foreign associate for the firm Proskauer Rose LLP in New York.


Spanish and English


International Bar Association (IBA)

Asociación Nacional de Abogados de Empresa, Colegio de Abogados (National Corporate Counsel Association – ANADE)

Abogadas MX


José Ignacio holds a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) from the School of Law of Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, a Business Administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University, and a certificate in Structural Issues in Law Firm Management from the School of Law of Fordham University, New York, New York. He has a law degree (J.D. equivalent) from Escuela Libre de Derecho in Mexico City.

Lawyer Rankings

Mexico > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

José Ignacio Rivero AndereGonzález Calvillo

González Calvillo houses a highly regarded banking and finance department with a solid track record in the Mexican market, which spans customary banking and finance matters from commercial lending, acquisition financing and project finance to regulatory banking work. The group has built a reputable client portfolio, as well as a solid presence across multiple sectors, including oil, gas, and electricity, fintech and the automotive industry. Recent work highlights saw the practice representing JA Mitsui Leasing, as lender, on the granting of a $98m financing for the construction, operation and leasing of a Toyota-branded automotive components manufacturing plant which will be operated by Metalsa. Co-managing partner José Ignacio Rivero Andere, who is particularly skilled at handling cross-border transactions; and José Victor Torres Gómez, whose experience encompasses transnational financings, syndicated loans and leasing work, are the main contacts of the team. Fellow partners Jorge Cervantes Trejo, Rodrigo Rojas Robleda and Daniel Guaida Azar are all also active in the sector, particularly on project finance matters; while Bernardo Reyes Retana K., in turn, handles private and public securities offerings, cross border finance and banking regulatory matters. The name to note at associate level is that of senior Jacinto Ávalos (banking and finance, private equity and capital market). Former partner Juan Manuel Sancho Rodrigo left the firm in March 2022.

Mexico > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

José Ignacio Rivero AndereGonzález Calvillo

González Calvillo‘s corporate and M&A practice fields a bench of ‘highly specialised and dynamic lawyers’, who earn plaudits for their ‘excellent service and very good negotiation skills’, as well as for their ‘outstanding industry-specific knowledge’. Recommended for their strong expertise across a variety of sectors, the group advises clients on a wealth of corporate legal matters, from corporate restructuring and shareholders agreements to the structuring and execution of domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. In addition, the team is also sought out for its prowess in corporate governance matters. Co-managing partner José Ignacio Rivero Andere, who excels in cross-border transactions; banking and finance specialist José Victor Torres Gómez; Jorge Cervantes Trejo, whose experience encompasses relevant transactions in oil, gas, telecoms, real estate, hospitality and infrastructure projects in general; Hernando Becerra de Cima, and Rodrigo Rojas Robleda are among the department’s key practitioners. Promoted to counsel in September 2022, Rosa Elena Coto‘s corporate practice has a strong orientation towards transactional matters – particularly relating to the private equity segment. Senior Jacinto Ávalos provides key associate support. Former partner Juan Manuel Sancho left the firm in March 2022.

Mexico > Capital markets

González Calvillo‘s capital markets practice represents a good blend of domestic and foreign companies, including private equity firms and their portfolio companies, along with issuers and underwriters, on local and cross-border securities transactions. The group maintains a steady workflow representing both issuers and investors of securities such as FIBRAs, FIBRA-Es, and and CKDs, and is focusing on increasing its visibility in project bonds and green bonds-related work. Work highlights include representing FIBRA Prologis on its successful second offering and placement of a CNBV-registered, US$-denominated “Green Bond” on the Mexican Stock Exchange. Key contacts of the group include co-managing partner José Ignacio Rivero Andere, who also serves in the board of directors of companies such as Aleatica; and Bernardo Reyes Retana K., who has solid experience in private and public securities offerings in Mexico and abroad under his belt. Capital markets practitioner Jaime Cortés Alvarez  left the firm in January 2022.