Daniel Guaida Azar > González Calvillo, SC > Mexico City, Mexico > Lawyer Profile

González Calvillo, SC
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Partner at Gonzalez Calvillo


Daniel has over 13 years of professional experience and has focused his practice in domestic and cross border project finance, M&A transactions, as well as structuring publicly traded private equity funds, representing clients from a wide range of industries.

In the finance field, Daniel has developed expertise in the FinTech space advising among others, startups venturing in newly authorized banking and financial activities in Mexico and in the regulatory authorizations to operate as Financial Technology Institution. His experience also includes advising technology startups in the initial structuring, funding at different stages and buyouts. Daniel also acts as contributor as a FinTech mentor in NeedEd Education online education platform.

Daniel re-joined the firm in 2017 after working as International Lawyer at the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, LLP.


Spanish and English


He holds a Master of Laws Degree (LL.M.) from the Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economia in Madrid, Spain and obtained his Law degree (J.D. equivalent) from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, Mexico.

Lawyer Rankings

Mexico > Banking and finance

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.