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

Compliance Tier 2

Chávez Vargas Minutti Abogados's CHM Compliance unit is a one-stop-shop compliance advisory group comprising lawyers, industrial engineers, actuaries, financial risk analysts and sociologists who cover legal, regulatory, process mapping, risk mapping and administration, and antibribery training; all members are also global-anti-bribery-standard (ISO 37001) certified auditors. The group is led by lawyers José Antonio Chávez and Brian Minutti and actuary Ricardo Velázquez, a former director general for investigation and international affairs at IPAB, Mexico's deposit insurance and resolution authority for credit organisations. The practice covers the spectrum of advice from initial compliance analysis and auditing, through the implementation of updated internal processes and policies, to executive and personnel training and ongoing review of practices.

Banking and finance Tier 3

Chávez Vargas Minutti Abogados is highly recognized within the banking and finance arena for its work with states and municipalities, and evidences a great track record advising on sub-sovereign financial matters. The practice, which is comprised of respected managing partner José Antonio Chávez, co-founding partner Brian Minutti, and senior associate Alejandro Carreño, is also known for its expertise in credit lines, public finance transactions, issues associated with the new public finance law, project finance, FIBRAs and CKDs. It also works extensively with a number of rating agencies.

Testimonials

They are very knowledgeable about intercompany credit agreements

They keep an eye on any pending aspect of the matter at all times

Key clients

Banco Santander Mexico

Construcciones MS

Tierra y Armonía

Banco Multiva

Renewable Resources

Municipality of Zinancantepec

Rancho Coyolito MD2

Grupo Habiqo

Hospital Tláhuac

Industrias Norm

Capital markets Tier 3

Now nine-strong, the steadily growing team at Chávez Vargas Minutti Abogados handles securitizations, FIBRAs, CKDs, capitalizations and equity issuance, among other matters, as well as having a niche specialty advising rating agencies operating in Mexico. Nevertheless, it remains primarily focused on debt issuances, with recent matters for key client Grupo Actinver including advising Corporación Actinver on its second and third issuances (aggregate value MXN$980m); Arrendora Actinver on its second debt issuance of senior bonds (value $32m); and Banco Actinver on its fourth and fifth issuances (aggregate value $160m). Managing partner José Antonio Chávez is an established market figure with a broad capital markets practice including state-resource securitizations, FIBRAs and CKDs; he co-leads the practice with fellow name partner Brian Minutti, who is active across capital markets, banking, finance and project finance. Active support comes from senior associates Miguel Martínez (whose experience includes FOVISSSTE's mortgage securitizations) and Alejandro Carreño, who handles equity issuance, capital increases, FIBRAs and CKDs among other matters.

Testimonials

It is a renowned firm in financial transactions that I carry out as a structuring agent and that is why we recommend it to our clients. Complex and detailed processes have been accomplished in record times. The office team is very focused on the details of the transaction. They focus a lot on the detail of the documentation, structure and process. They manage to coordinate the entire team, including authorities, which can be difficult. There is participation of the entire team. Pro-business attitude.

First, it is important that they know the regulation of the capital market, but above all that they have experience dealing with the authority, CNBV, and Chavez Vargas Minutti Abogados has an excellent relationship that facilitates the procedure. They know how to negotiate, because contracts are signed by a large number of people and it is important that they know who to accept comments from and which to negotiate; Brian Minutti and Miguel Martinez are experts. Having a quick response, Brian Minutti and Miguel Martínez respond immediately whenever.

Undoubtedly, the team’s sense of the office is shown, they have proven to work in a single line, complementing each other when necessary, always meeting our needs.

Key clients

Grupo Actinver (Corporación Actinver, Arrendadora Actinver, Actinver Casa de Bolsa and Banco Actinver)

FOVISSSTE (Housing Fund of the Institute for Security and Social Services for State Workers)

Firma Car

Proyecto Transatlantico

FONACOT (Instituto del Fondo Nacional para el Consumo de los Trabajadores).

HR Ratings de México

Moody’s de México

Fitch Ratings México

Standard & Poors (México)

Casa de Bolsa Santander

Real estate Tier 4

Boutique firm Chávez Vargas Minutti Abogados' practice group has particular expertise in government related projects, while also advising on a wide range of real estate finance and transactional matters across the residential, commercial, office-space, hospitality, education, industrial and agricultural segments. Recent highlight work for the team included advising Investment & Properties on the $30m purchase of a property of 270 thousand square meters in Coronango, Puebla, from Alhemos Industrial. Well know market participants José Antonio Chávez and Brian Minutti co-head the ‘proactive’ five-strong team; senior associates Alejandro Carreño and Miguel Martínez are also noted.

Testimonials

They give timely follow-up to pending and signing documents. They are proactive

Key clients

Banco Santander Mexico

Grupo Habiqo

Dadin

Grupo Renovables Agricolas

Investment & Properties

Tierra y Armonía

El T3mplo

FCI – Fondo Capital Infraestructura

Construcciones MS

VRE

Chávez Vargas Minutti Abogados 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, 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 time frames 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 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’ 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 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 (Anti-corruption): In 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 anti-corruption 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 (Anti-corruption): In 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 anti-corruption 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
Total staff : 45
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Partners : 2