Firm Profile > Chávez Vargas Minutti Abogados > Colonia Bosques de las Lomas, Mexico

Chávez Vargas Minutti Abogados
BOSQUE DE RADIATAS NO. 44, OF 303 AND 301
COL. BOSQUES DE LAS LOMAS
MEXICO CITY C.P 05120
Mexico

Capital markets Tier 3

Very active, experienced, and easy to work with’, Chávez Vargas Minutti Abogados fields a seven-strong team that handles securitisations, FIBRAs CKDs, capitalisations, and equity issuance, among other matters. In highlight work the group assisted key client FOVISSSTE with a $600m, mortgage-backed debt issuance of senior trust bonds, underwritten by BBVA Bancomer, Banorte and Banco Actinver; advised private equity manager Nexxus Capital  on a trust restructure to allow more efficient operations; counselled Sare Holding on a MXP$150m debt capitalisation involving a change to the client’s share capital whereby control could be taken by another shareholder of the company through a subscription of shares; and aacted for Fundación Rafael Dondé on its stock market debut with a MXP$2bn debt issuance programme of certificados bursátiles. Respected by the market,  José Antonio Chávez heads the practice  in conjunction with co-name partner Brian Minutti ; active support comes from senior associates Miguel Martínez and Alejandro Carreño. Other clients include Grupo Actinver, Banco Invex, Firma Car, Ideas y Capital Uno, Administradora CKDelta, HR Ratings, S&P Mexico, Fitch Ratings Mexico, and Moody’s Mexico.

Projects and infrastructure Tier 3

Chávez Vargas Minutti Abogados has experience across a wide range of infrastructure matters and regularly advises on public tenders, financings and project executions. The firm recently advised Elecnore on a long-term financial leasing for a waste water treatment plant in Tijuana. The team also represented Triturados 2012 Edificalidad on an unsolicited proposal for the design, construction and operation of a solid waste treatment and waste-to-energy complex in Sinaloa. Name partners José Antonio Chávez and Brian Minutti are both highly experienced.

Banking and finance Tier 4

The lawyers at Chávez Vargas Minutti Abogados are ‘committed to their clients’, says one of the latter. By all accounts the firm has carved out a respectable niche for itself in banking and finance, more specifically in sub-soveriegn lending, credit lines, public finance transactions, matters pursuant to the new public finance law, project finance, FIBRAs, and CKDs. It also works extensively with a number of rating agencies. In recent work, the seven-strong team assisted FOVISSSTE with the structuring of four public bidding processes to secure the funding of a warehousing transaction for a total amount of MXP$12bn; and the state of Mexico on obtaining $60m public debt from Banobras for infrastructure relief after the September 2017 earthquakes that hit Mexico City. The practice also had an active year in real estate finance, having assisted AM Resorts/MM Desarrollos with a $144m credit facility granted by Banco Santander and Bancomext for the construction of a hotel and resort in Playa del Carmen; Banco Santander with the $80m financing of a hotel in Tulum; and Centro Comercial Punto Sur/Grupo Tierra y Armonia on the $144m financing by Banco Santander, Banco Monex and Banco Sabadell for a lifestyle shopping centre in Guadalajara, Jalisco. Recommended by peers, name partner Brian Minutti co-heads the team with founding partner José Antonio Chávez; strong support comes from senior associates Alejandro Carreño and Miguel Martínez. Other clients include Municipality of Carmen, Investments & Properties M2, the state of Coahuila, Renewable Resources Group, Banco Multiva, HR Ratings, S&P Mexico, Fitch Ratings Mexico, and Moody’s Mexico.

Corporate and M&A Tier 4

Chávez Vargas Minutti Abogados is a well-regarded corporate boutique with a strong track record advising corporates, banks, and private equity funds on a wide range of issues, including buyouts, mergers, financings, and capital markets. The team is also known for its advice on the structuring of trusts. The firm's name partners José Antonio Chávez and Brian Minutti have both earned strong reputations in this area.

 

The firm is a legal-financial boutique that offers innovative solutions for financial transactions. The firm leads a team of key participants in the Mexican financial market. Such strategic alliances allow the firm to offer its clients a complete and personalized service.

Its experienced attorneys are able to respond to its clients needs in a professional, timely and thorough fashion; and are renowned for the development of legal platforms which in turn aid in the implementation of complex financial applications within the capital market and private equity sectors. They are also adept at structuring many different financing options, including asset securitization and restructuring and/or refinancing debt. In addition, its attorneys have ample experience in advising clients on transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, as well as energy and infrastructure transactions.

The firm

Founded in 2010, Chávez Vargas Minutti Abogados, S.C. emerged and consolidated as a law firm specializing in handling the needs of high-end clients. Through partnerships with the elite players in the Mexican financial market, it has formed strategic alliances which have enabled it to leverage a competitive market advantage. This translates into benefits for its clients, including efficiency and precision in the use of legal structures and reducing timeframes in effecting transactions. The firm’s team has participated in the most sophisticated corporate and financial transactions in Mexico and is recognized for its expertise in the securitization and project industry.

Main areas of practice

Banking and finance: Chávez Vargas Minutti Abogados S.C. represents its clients in a broad range of financial transactions, such as debt restructurings and structured financial transactions. The firm advises Mexico’s authorized ratings agencies and provides them with legal opinions regarding all kind of structured loans.

Capital markets: Chávez Vargas Minutti Abogados S.C. lawyers participated in the first transactions in this sector, and the structures they have designed have been recognized as the standard of the market in several deals. Also, the firm represents Mexico’s authorized rating agencies on an ongoing basis in the rating of: (a) securitizations carried out and structured loans obtained by federal entities and municipalities; and (b) corporate MBS, ABS and future flow securitizations.

Projects: Chávez Vargas Minutti Abogados S.C.has participated in the most recent and biggest infrastructure projects in Mexico, specifically regarding concessions for the construction and management of highways. Additionally, it advises the authorized rating agencies in Mexico by issuing legal opinions related to the securitization of capital flows associated with exploitation of infrastructure projects.

Compliance (Anticorruption): At 2018, Chávez Vargas Minutti Abogados launched its subsidiary CHM Compliance, which pioneered in the Mexican market in advising public and private entities in the implementation of best anticorruption practices.  All members of the team were trained and certified in ISO 37001 (anti-bribery management systems), and have successfully advised the first entities in Mexico that have been recognized for their integrity programs in Mexico. Among others, the team advised BANOBRAS (Mexico’s development bank) and FOVISSSTE (Mexico’s public main mortgage provider), in implementing an integrity program.

Compliance (Anticorruption): At 2018, Chávez Vargas Minutti Abogados launched its subsidiary CHM Compliance, which pioneered in the Mexican market in advising public and private entities in the implementation of best anticorruption practices.  All members of the team were trained and certified in ISO 37001 (anti-bribery management systems), and have successfully advised the first entities in Mexico that have been recognized for their integrity programs in Mexico. Among others, the team advised BANOBRAS (Mexico’s development bank) and FOVISSSTE (Mexico’s public main mortgage provider), in implementing an integrity program.

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate financing José Antonio Chávez Vargas jchavez@ch-m.mx 55 1327 0309
Corporate financing Brian J Minutti Aguirre bminutti@ch-m.mx 55 1327 0309
Capital Markets José Antonio Chávez Vargas jchavez@ch-m.mx 55 1327 0309
Capital Markets Brian J Minutti Aguirre bminutti@ch-m.mx 55 1327 0309
Mergers and acquisitions José Antonio Chávez Vargas jchavez@ch-m.mx 55 1327 0309
Mergers and acquisitions Brian J Minutti Aguirre bminutti@ch-m.mx 55 1327 0309
Private equity José Antonio Chávez Vargas jchavez@ch-m.mx 55 1327 0309
Private equity Brian J Minutti Aguirre bminutti@ch-m.mx 55 1327 0309
Energy José Antonio Chávez Vargas jchavez@ch-m.mx 55 1327 0309
Energy Brian J Minutti Aguirre bminutti@ch-m.mx 55 1327 0309
Infrastructure José Antonio Chávez Vargas jchavez@ch-m.mx 55 1327 0309
Infrastructure Brian J Minutti Aguirre bminutti@ch-m.mx 55 1327 0309
Compliance José Antonio Chávez Vargas jchavez@ch-m.mx 55 1327 0309
Compliance Brian J Minutti Aguirre bminutti@ch-m.mx 55 1327 0309
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