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Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, SC

TORRE ARCOS, PASSEO DE LOS TAMARINDOS 400 B, 7TH FLOOR COL. BOSQUES DE LAS LOMAS, MEXICO, D.F. 05120, MEXICO
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Work +52 55 4170 3000
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www.nhg.com.mx
London, Mexico City
Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, SC, Diego Sanchez Villarreal, Mexico City, MEXICO

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Diego Sanchez Villarreal

Tel:
Work +52 55 4170 3091
Email:
Web:
www.nhg.com.mx
Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, SC

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Diego specializes in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, banking and finance and private equity practice areas.

Position

Partner

Career

Diego became partner at Nader, Hayaux & Goebel in 2018. With over 12 years of experience, he specializes in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, banking and finance and private equity practice areas.

Diego has worked in multiple Capital Markets transactions including Proteak IPO (first IPO by a SAPIB), Fibra Educa, Fibra Plus, Fibra Danhos, Carza CKD, PREI CKD, Axis CKD (including the first capital call performed by a CKD in the Mexican market) and APP Coatzacoalcos Villahermosa (a subsidiary of Mota Engil) securitization of rights stemming from a PPS Agreement. In addition, Diego has been involved in several mergers and acquisitions, including representing Axis Asset Management in connection with a dispute among the shareholders of Oro Negro, concluding with a non-hostile buyout by Axis and a group of private investors of Ares and Temasek’s stake.

Diego has strong international experience and speaks fluent English. He is regularly involved in cross-border transactions, particularly on the side of Financial Institutions, LPs and GPs.

Languages

English and Spanish

Education

Diego obtained his law degree from Universidad Iberoamericana in 2008 (Mexico City) and has a Master’s degree from Columbia University Law School (New York, United States, 2012). He is also a fellow of the Southwestern Institute for International and Comparative Law in Texas, having completed a course in International Comparative Law. Diego also worked at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP (New York City office) as a foreign associate.


Mexico

Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, SC’s capital markets team reflects the excellence of the rest of its transactional practices, and commentators confirm it as ‘undoubtedly top-tier’. As is the case with a number of the firm’s other departments, many of the members of the 13-strong team (six partners, one counsel, and six associates) have been working together for over two decades, covering all manner of capital markets issues, including securitisations, structured finance, equity placements, IPOs and equity fund leveraged buyouts, as well as having acted on innovative mandates involving CKDs, CERPIs, and FIBRAs. Recent examples of this saw the team assist construction consortium APP Coatzacoalcos Villahermosa with the securitisation of collection rights from a toll road it is developing, issuing notes worth MXN$1.9bn in an innovative project financing transaction involving the first note issuance in the country to finance a transport-related PPP services agreement through the issuance of bonds rather than a bank loan; advise investment vehicle CKD IM on the registration of a Fibra E securities programme allowing companies to use the structured finance instruments to fund purchases of energy and infrastructure assets; and act for construction company Carza to establish a CKD fund worth MXN$2.5bn and complete its debut issuance to become the first residential real estate fund in Mexico making payments to investors based on sales proceeds rather than profits. With over 30 years’ experience in the area, ‘capital markets stalwart’ Michell Nader S was lead partner on all three cases, in conjunction with Julián Garza C on the first case, and Gunter A Schwandt G on the latter two. Along with Nader, Garza also assisted Citibanamex as lead underwriter in the placement of CKDs issued by a vehicle sponsored by PGIM (Prudential Real Estate Mexico) in the Mexican market with a target initial issuance of MXN$884.4m plus additional commitments (through a capital call mechanism), for a targeted total committed issuance amount of MXN$4.422bn, the second largest CKD placed in Mexico in 2017. Schwandt, in turn, led advice to Artha Capital on the launch of its fifth CKD fund, in two separate classes of certificates. In another CKD mandate, Hans Goebel C and Héctor Arangua L assisted Navix de México with the structuring and placement of CKDs in the Mexican market with a target initial issuance of MXN$1.2bn plus additional commitments (through a capital call mechanism), for a targeted total committed issuance amount of MXN$6bn, with the aim of funding a diversified portfolio of debt assets. Diego Sánchez Villarreal was made partner in early 2018. In addition to all these partners, the team fields a strong second line, including Mónica Ramos C, who was recently promoted to counsel, and senior associate Ana Paula Telleria R. Clients include Axis, Bank of America, Bancomer, Banorte-Ixe, Barclays and Banco Santander.

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