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MONTES URALES 632, 3RD FLOOR, LOMAS DE CHAPULTEPEC, MEXICO CITY 11000, MEXICO
Tel:
Work +52 55 5202 7622
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Fax +52 55 5520 7671
Email:
Web:
www.gcsc.com.mx/our-firm

Enrique González Calvillo

Tel:
Work +(52 55) 5202-7622
Email:
Web:
www.gcsc.com.mx
González Calvillo, SC

Position

Founding Partner at Gonzalez Calvillo, S.C.

Career

Cross-border transactional lawyer with emphasis in energy, power generation, M&A´s, joint ventures and international commercial arbitration.

Languages

Spanish and English

Member

Instituto Mexicano de la Mediacion, A.C. – Founding President

Alternate Representative for Mexico in the Commercial Dispute Consulting Committee created under the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

Consejo Empresarial Mexicano de Comercio Exterior, Inversion y Tecnologia, A.C. – President of the Mexico-Brazil Bilateral Committee

Camara Nacional de Comercio de la Ciudad de Mexico, A.C. – Member of the Mediation and Arbitration Commission

Education

Law Degree, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City. Masters Degree, Comparative Law, The University of Texas at Austin, United States


Mexico

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

González Calvillo, SC continues to sharpen its position on the Mexican banking scene. The large team (40 professionals) provides the full range of services in this area, from securities, secured and asset financing, to restructuring, syndicated and commercial lending and regulatory matters. Well regarded by peers, the team was present on some of the year’s most important transactions, including the Red Compartida project development, in which the firm assisted Huawei and Nokia (as vendors of services and infrastructure for the development of the project) to borrower Altán Redes, a transaction which involved an $850m financing; and Mexican development banks Banobras, Bancomext and Nafin on the MXN$17.7bn project financing, which included the drafting of an inter-creditors agreement with Huawei and Nokia. In another highlight case, the team acted as Mexican counsel to Macquarie Capital and Techint, as sponsors, in the acquisition (from Abengoa) and subsequent project financing (from 10 financial institutions) of the 907MW combined-cycle power generation facility referred to as "Norte III". Key partners José Ignacio Rivero and Enrique González Calvilllo led the first and second deals, respectively; another key partner Jorge Cervantes Trejo, who specialises in projects, energy and infrastructure finance, led the Norte III matter. Further support comes from partners Jaime Cortés Alvarez and José Víctor Torres, both ‘good, experienced lawyers’, according to peers. Cortés Alvarez assisted a group of investors in obtaining acquisition finance amounting to $82.5m from BBVA Bancomer and Bancomext, as lenders, for the acquisition of a hotel; Torres specialises in cross-border financings involving projects, syndicated loans and leasing. Other team members include Hernando Becerra, of counsel Antonio De Lisi (who joined the firm from Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle S.C.), and associate Diego Hernández Schmidt-Tophoff (who joined from Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C.). Seasoned practitioner Rodrigo Rojas is also noted by peers for his work in this sector. Clients include Unicredit Bank, Barclays Bank, Santander, and Olympus Capital Asia Credit.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

A popular referral choice with international firms, González Calvillo, SC’s ‘excellent’ team is ‘very responsive and knowledgeable about the market’ and is regularly involved in major cross-border deals. It acted for IFM Global Infrastructure Fund and OHL Concessions, through their SPV company Magenta Infraestructura, on their $1bn bid to takeover OHL Mexico. Another highlight was advising Take-Two Interactive Software, the owner of Rockstar Games, on its purchase of all the rights to the computer game Kerbal Space Program from Uruguayan company Altamil. Founding partner Enrique González Calvillo is a key adviser along with Gonzalo Vargas Ateca, Jorge Cervantes Trejo, Miguel Valle, Jaime Cortés and the ‘excellentJose Victor Torres.

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Energy and natural resources

Within: Energy and natural resources

Energy is a core area for González Calvillo, SC, which regularly handles major transactions, joint ventures and development projects within the sector. The firm has a strong track record advising on public bids for oil and gas allocations, and also has extensive experience in the power sector, recently advising Macquarie Capital and Techint as sponsors on the $1.2bn acquisition of the Norte III 907MW combined-cycle power generation facility from Abengoa. Another highlight was advising Schlumberger on its acquisition of the remaining stake in the onshore Panuco oil field from its former contract partner, Petrofac. Jorge Cervantes Trejo is a ‘very good’ projects lawyer, and name partner Enrique González Calvillo also enjoys an excellent reputation.

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Projects and infrastructure

Within: Projects and infrastructure

González Calvillo, SC has an ‘excellent’ practice commended for its ‘clear and forceful answers’; it ‘looks for the best strategies for its client and takes care that its billing is accurate’. The group advises sponsors and lenders, and recently represented Macquarie Capital and Techint as sponsors on the acquisition, development and project financing of the 907MW Norte III power plant. The firm also had two roles on the landmark Red Compartida telecoms PPP, advising both the Mexican development banks and the vendors (Huawei Technologies and Nokia) on their respective interests in the project. Key partners include Enrique González Calvillo, José Ignacio Rivero Andere and Jorge Cervantes Trejo.

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