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Mexico

Bankruptcy and restructuring
Bankruptcy and restructuring - ranked: tier 1

Cervantes Sainz, S.C.

Cervantes Sainz, S.C. continues to be one of the most active firms for in- and out-of-court restructuring matters. In the latter case, a recent highlight was the €870m restructuring of Isolux Corsan’s Mexican subsidiary, a company involved in the development of some major infrastructure and electricity projects in the country, such as the Mexico-Toluca Train and Transmission and Distribution projects with Mexico’s Federal Electrical Commission (CFE). Ongoing high-profile restructurings that continue from the previous year include the $3.2bn restructuring of Empresas ICA, involving the restructuring of some of its subsidiaries by means of a formal insolvency proceeding (concurso mercantil), as well as the out of court restructuring of the company’s debt; and the representation of the ad-hoc committee of secured note holders in the insolvency proceedings of Oro Negro. Practice head and bankruptcy and restructuring specialist Alejandro Sainz led the team in all cases. The team is further made up of ‘important lawyer’ Luis Cervantes, who covers the litigious side of matters, as does Manuel Ruiz, who also has experience in arbitration. Octavio L Hernández was promoted to partner, and he also covers corporate and financing transactions. Associates Santiago Alessio and Gabriela Avendaño provide additional support.

Leading lawyers

Alejandro Sainz - Cervantes Sainz, S.C.

Luis Cervantes - Cervantes Sainz, S.C.

Next generation lawyers

Elías Mendoza Murguía - Guerra González y Asociados, S.C.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 3

Cervantes Sainz, S.C.

Cervantes Sainz, S.C.’s highly rated four-lawyer team is praised for its ‘unbeatable service’ and ‘absolute mastery of labour issues’. Led by the ‘excellent’ Alejandro Nila, a lawyer with ‘total knowledge of the area’, it handles contentious and non-contentious matters. It recently advised Minera y Metalúrgica del Boleo on a strike led by an external union. Other active clients include Weatherford and Exide Technologies, which it advised on its collective bargaining negotiations.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 4

Cervantes Sainz, S.C.

Three partners and four associates handle real estate at Cervantes Sainz, S.C., with one of the practice’s main clients being PGIM (formerly PREI), for which the team has recently undertaken due diligence and the acquisition of approximately 250,000 square metres of land in the states of Mexico, Guanajuato and Chihuahua, as well as the leasing of several industrial properties located in the states of Mexico and Queretaro. These mandates were led by Daniel Saltzberg, with support from key associate Ximena Hernández. The pair also represents TERRAFINA, Alignmex Real Estate Capital, and Prologis, and acted for BayWare in the due diligence of 988 hectares located across the country as well as the acquisition of 488 hectares located in Guanajuato. Key practitioner Manuel Corona continued to advise Riberalta on the negotiation, structuring and development of a 31-unit condominium building in the Polanco district of Mexico City; and Hanesbrands on obtaining regulatory permits for a zoning change regarding its facility in the state of Mexico so as to permit retail sales. Luis A Cervantes is also noted; his broad practice includes structuring complex finance transactions and disputes, including in the real estate sector.

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