Firm Profile > Cervantes Sainz, S.C. > Mexico City, Mexico

Cervantes Sainz, S.C.

Bankruptcy and restructuring Tier 1

Long a mainstay of the market, Cervantes Sainz, S.C. handles in- and out-of-court restructuring matters and has participated in many of the most high profile cases of the last years, including representing the ad-hoc committees of unsecured noteholders in the MXN$5bn cross-border restructuring, insolvency and liquidation of Hipotecaria Su Casita; acting for the ad-hoc committee of secured noteholders in the $900m concurso proceeding of Oro Negro; and representing major construction group Empresas ICA in its $3.2bn restructuring through a concurso proceeding. Alejandro Sainz, Luis A Cervantes Muñiz, and Manuel Ruíz-De-Chávez co-head the practice; all are well known in the sector. Other key practitioners include Octavio Hernández Negretti, Santiago Alessio (who was raised to the partnership in January 2020), and experienced associate Gabriela Avendaño.

Labour and employment Tier 3

Cervantes Sainz, S.C. has a high quality team of lawyers led by the versatile Alejandro Nila Rosales, who provides both contentious and non-contentious employment support to the firm's clientbase, including advice on union relations. The team represents clients across a wide range of industries with past clients including Weatherford, Exide Technologies and Minera y Metalúrgica del Boleo.

Real estate Tier 4

The team at Cervantes Sainz, S.C. handles transactional work, leasing, developments, regulatory issues, and land use and zoning matters, among others. Recent caseload highlights included assisting major client PGIM with the due diligence and the acquisition of approximately 250,000m² of land in the states of Mexico, Guanajuato and Chihuahua, as well as on the leasing of several industrial properties located in the states of Mexico and Querétaro; advisng BayWare on the due diligence of 988 hectares spread across the country as well as with the acquisition of 488 hectares located in Guanajuato; and acting for Riberalta on the negotiation, structuring and development of a 31-unit condominium building in the Polanco district of Mexico City. Other clients include TERRAFINA, Alignmex Real Estate Capital, and Prologis. Daniel Saltzberg, Manuel Corona, and Luis Cervantes are key practitioners; specialised associate Ximena Hernández is also noted.

Cervantes Sainz is a recognized law firm with an extensive array of creative problem-solving techniques for optimum, lasting outcomes. The firm specializes in domestic and international business transactions, cross-border restructuring and insolvency procedures, and controversies.

Founded by specialized attorneys with deep legal experience and knowledge, serving the local, national and international interests of businesses, institutions and individuals throughout Mexico, the firm strives to maintain working relationships with law firms across the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe and Asia to serve the international needs of its clients.

The firm represents clients in a broad spectrum of transactional and complex litigious matters. The firm has developed a ‘one-firm’ culture – a spirit of teamwork, cross-utilization and support throughout the firm.

Main areas of practice
Antitrust and competition: the firm is greatly recognized for its extensive practice and sophisticated expertise in antitrust and competition matters.

Aviation and aircraft financing: the firm has one of Mexico’s premier aviation practices. The practice covers the sphere of regulatory, antitrust, corporate and litigation matters involving air carriers, airline alliances and civil aviation authorities.

Banking, securities and finance: the firm represents financial institutions and financial services providers. The main areas of its banking, securities and financial practice include: banking, derivatives and structured finance, private and public offerings, project finance, regulatory, restructuring and workouts, securities, securitization and asset-backed finance.

Corporate and commercial: the firm regularly advises local, national and international clients in virtually all areas of corporate and commercial transactions, including: construction and procurement, corporate governance, exempt securities offerings, government contracts, gaming, joint ventures and strategic alliances.

Energy: the firm has broad experience in dealing with energy-related matters and in advising clients in the different stages of their projects linked to oil, natural gas, petrochemicals, and power among others.

Healthcare: the firm provides the complete range of healthcare legal services reflective of the firm’s attorneys’ broad experience combined with their experience in various healthcare matters. The firm’s attorneys have represented hospitals, care providers, pharmaceutical companies, clinical laboratories and medical device manufacturers.

Insolvency and restructuring: as one of Mexico’s premier restructuring practices, the firm represents creditors and companies in all types of insolvencies, reorganizations, work-outs and bankruptcy procedures, both domestic and cross-border.

Intellectual property: the firm has achieved outstanding results in complex disputes and cutting-edge transactions involving intellectual property.

Labor and employment: the firm provides the complete range of labor legal services, including advising multinational and domestic clients on all aspects of labor law, including social security and collective bargaining agreements.

Litigation and arbitration: the firm provides prompt, responsive, creative and expert litigation representation in lawsuits, arbitrations, government investigations and administrative proceedings.

Mergers and acquisitions: the firm provides creative solutions to complex transactions involving the buying and selling of businesses. The M&A practice represents a core competency of the firm.

Real estate: the firm has a premier real estate practice, which provides clients with integrated legal services for all phases and stages of a project.

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Partners Luis A Cervantes Muñiz E:
Partners Alejandro Sainz E:
Partners Alejandro Nila E:
Total staff : 75
Partners : 13