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Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, SC
MEXICO, D.F. 05120

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Yves specializes in mergers & acquisitions and financing transactions, and corporate matters related to their operations in Mexico and Latin America.

He is recognised as one of LatAm’s leading experts in insurance and reinsurance derived from his particularly strong background and transactional experience representing companies within the insurance and financial industries and his excellent track record handling regularly high-end transactions for leading clients of the insurance and financial sector.


Partner. Head of NHG insurance and reinsurance practice and managing partner of NHG’s London office.


Yves has been advising for more than thirty years multinational clients as well as Mexican and foreign investors in mergers & acquisitions, financing transactions and corporate matters in Mexico and Latin America. He is widely recognised as one of LatAm’s leading experts on insurance and reinsurance, climate governance and sustainability. He heads NHG’s pioneering London office, advising insurance and reinsurance companies, law firms and other leading international corporations, multinationals and Governments in their operations in Mexico and Latin America and leads NHG’s (Re)Insurance Practice and Sustainable Transition/ESG Working Group.


English, French and Spanish.


– Yves served as Chair of the Mexican Association of Insurance and Bonding Law (AMEDESEF) and is currently a member of the Presidential Council of the International Association of Insurance Law (AIDA).

– Yves is founder of Chapter Zero Mexico, the Mexican local chapter of the Climate Governance Initiative, and currently serves as Co-Chair of its Executive Board; and was recently elected to serve as member of the Global Governing Board of the Climate Governance Initiative (CGI).

– Yves is an honourary member of the Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR), a member of Chapter Zero UK (the Director’s Climate Forum) and a member of The Nature Connection Network.

– Yves founded the Mexican Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain (MexCC) back in 2011, served as its Chairman from 2011 to 2019, and currently serves as Honourary Chair of the MexCC.

– Yves is also a former Chair of the Financial Law Committee of the Mexican Association of Corporate Counsels (ANADE) and a former Chair of the Mexican Committee of the Section of International Law of the American Bar Association (ABA).


– Professor of Corporate Governance at the Law School of the Universidad Panamericana (2006-2010).
– Professor of the LLM on Corporate Law of the Universidad Panamericana (2006-2010).
– Lecturer on reinsurance law in the Escuela Libre de Derecho (2015-2017).

– Foreign associate at Mayer Brown in its New York Offices (1997-1998).

– Qualified as a Mexican lawyer in 1994.


Yves is an active member of Club Universidad Nacional, A.C. (PUMAS), since the year 2000, the football club he supports in Mexico City.

Yves is the co-author of The Law Reviews’ Insurance and Reinsurance 2012-2022; The Legal 500 Insurance & Reinsurance Comparative Guide 2022; Practical Law Insurance and Reinsurance Global Guide 2021; the first and second editions of the Primer on Climate Change: Directors’ Duties and Disclosure Obligations published by the Climate Governance Initiative and the Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative in June 2021, and July 2022, respectively; and author of the Spanish edition of the Guiding Principles and Questions to Set Up Effective Climate Governance on Corporate Boards, published by the World Economic Forum in January 2019, and of the Monography on Insurance Law in Mexico published by the International Encyclopaedia of Law in 2015 and updated as of July 2019.

Lawyer Rankings

Mexico > Insurance

(Hall of Fame)

Yves Hayaux-du-TillyNader, Hayaux y Goebel, SC

Earning plaudits for its ‘extraordinary understanding of the insurance and reinsurance sector’, Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, SC‘s veteran practice group brings over three decades’ experiences advising in the Mexican insurance field. At the helm of the team is Yves Hayaux-Du-Tilly, ‘one of the most important insurance experts in Latin America’, who has profound experience in a broad range of matters, including dispute resolution, product development, regulatory and corporate matters, corporate governance and compliance, as well as transactional work. Recent highlights include representing Principal Financial Group in the MX$280m transfer of the insurance portfolio from Principal Seguros to Seguros Banorte. Fellow partner Luciano Pérez, regarded by clients among the ‘best insurance attorneys in Mexico’, handles both contentious and non-contentious insurance matters, including the management of claims, the negotiations of settlements and the analysis of policies and coverage opinions. The practice is further strengthened by a local presence in London. Former senior associate Juan Pablo Sainz moved in-house as deputy general counsel at Global Prametrics in April 2022. Associate Enrique Salcedo is also noted.

Mexico > Compliance

Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, SC‘s corporate compliance practice group comprises renowned experts from other departments of the firm, including antitrust, corporate M&A, insurance, and tax so as to offer a solid cross-practice service in the matter. Practice co-heads Alejandro Mendiola and Luciano Pérez are highly specialised in antitrust compliance programs and anticorruption matters; and financial regulatory, anti-money laundering, data protection and consumer protection regulation, respectively. Seasoned partners Michell Nader and Yves Hayaux-Du-Tilly bring additional key expertise to the group. Associate Enrique Salcedo is also noted; former fellow associate Juan Pablo Sainz left the firm in April 2022.

Mexico > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Yves Hayaux-Du-TillyNader, Hayaux y Goebel, SC

Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, SC‘s corporate practice is recommended for its ‘ability to truly understand what the company wants and provide the specific options to achieve it’. Fronted by market-stalwart Nader Michell, the department assists renowned international and local clients -particularly from the insurance, finance and telecoms sectors- with a broad range of transactionl matters, including M&A, joint ventures, spin-offs and private equity buyouts. The team, which garners additional praise for its ‘great availability and legal knowledge’, houses an enviable roster of talent, including Hans Goebel, who has a focus on M&A and private equity transactions; real estate and finance expert Julián Garza; Yves Hayaux-Du-Tilly, who heads the London office and has a strong specialism in the insurance sector; and Luciano Pérez, who is particularly adept at handling private equity-driven M&A. Associate Miguel Ángel González is another name to note. Recent work highlights include steering the Mexican portion of the acquisition of Sirius Computers Solutions for $2.5bn. Former partner Diego Sanchez Villarreal left in February 2021, while former senior associate José Manuel Zavala was promoted to of counsel in March 2022.

Mexico > Banking and finance

A recognised market authority when it comes to banking and finance transactions, the ‘extraordinaryMichell Nader steers the large practice at Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, SC, which represents a superb list of global banks, financial institutions and corporate clients including Bank of America, Wells Fargo, HSBC, BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse, Barclays, Banamex, BBVA México, Prudential and Metlife, as well as public bodies such as Banobras and Pemex. Praised for its ‘extreme discipline, seriousness and quality of work’, the group handles the ful range of finance transactions, from structured finance and complex securitizations deals, to leasing, corporate lending, real estate finance -particularly for the hospitality sector- and project financing. In addition, the team has recently seen an increase in fintech-related mandates, be it regulatory work or lending transactions. The practice houses numerous other experienced practitioners, notably: Julián Garza, who has a strong background in banking law and financial regulations; Hans Goebel, whose exepertise takes in banking, banking regulatory, structured finance and capital markets; Javier Arreola (project and asset-backed financing; restructurings) and Yves Hayaux-Du-Tilly (banking, banking regulatory, insurance); Eduardo Villanueva, who has a particular focus on real estate finance; and José Humberto Rocha, who has garnered considerable experience acting on financial transactions for a variety of domestic credit institutions and foreign and international financial organisations. Recent developments saw associate Federico Vergara appointed of counsel in May 2022. Former partner Diego Sanchez Villarreal left in February 2021.