Jorge Benejam > DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano > Mexico City, Mexico > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano
PASEO DE LOS TAMARINDOS NO. 400 A
PISO 31, BOSQUES DE LAS LOMAS
MÉXICO, DF, CP, 05120
Mexico

Work Department

Corporate
Finance

Position

Partner

Career

Jorge A Benejam is a partner of the firm. He joined a law firm in January 2000 and became a partner of said firm in December 2009. This law firm combined with DLA Piper in February 2015.

 

Jorge acts as legal counsel for Mexican and foreign companies dealing with mergers and acquisitions and regulated markets that require specific and special knowledge and skills. Therefore, Jorge’s practice includes antitrust, life science, telecommunications, banking and financial, and foreign trade matters Jorge is used to design and implement sophisticated legal structures that require specific legal skills, creativity and a considerable business sense that enable his clients to meet their goals with the certainty that their transactions are structured within the applicable legal framework.

Languages

English and Spanish

Education

Law Degree (Licenciatura en Derecho), Universidad Iberoamericana, 2003

Centro de Estudios de Postgrado en Derecho, Master in Law, 2013

Lawyer Rankings

Mexico > Banking and finance

Boosted by its growing its international network, DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano acts for lenders, underwriters, issuers and investors on inbound, outbound and domestic matters involving Latin America, including syndicated lending facilities and Rule 144A/ Reg S bond offerings, complex structured financing and securitisation transactions; as well as for companies, creditors (including banks, other institutional creditors and bondholder committees) and financial advisors in debt restructuring and liability management transactions, including consent solicitations, exit consents, project bond offerings, recapitalisation financings, bond repurchase programs and exchange offers. Highlight work included acting for Alsea (in conjunction with the firm’s New York City office) on a €635m senior secured dual currency syndicated term loan facility granted by lenders including Bank of America, BBVA Bancomer and Banco Santander; and Acciona Energía and Grupo BioFields on the $264m financing granted by North American Development Bank, Banobras, Instituto de Crédito Oficial de España and Banco SABADELL for the development of a large  photovoltaic project. Edgar Romo led both mandates; other notable lawyers include María Eugenia Ríos Espinosa, Gerardo Lozano Alarcón, Jorge Benejam, and practice head Eduardo Gallastegui. Diego Martinez joined the firm from Cervantes Sainz, S.C. in March 2018, and Xavier Mangino Dueñas from Diaz de Rivera & Mangino in August 2018. Other clients include Mantenimiento Express Marítimo and Arrendadora Aeronautica.

Mexico > Corporate and M&A

Among the international firms, DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano has one of the most well-established corporate practices in the market, thanks in part to the expertise of office managing partner Eduardo Gallastegui and Gerardo Lozano Alarcón. Added to this is the firm’s impressive international network, which ensures a constant flow of mandates from foreign companies investing in the country. The firm has handled a lot of deals in the financial services sector, including advising QBE on the US$40m sale of its Mexican insurance business to Zurich. In the manufacturing sector the team advised polypropylene film manufacturer Taghleef Industries on its multimilion-dollar acquisition of Biofilm, which has plants in Mexico and Colombia. Other key partners include Jorge Benejam, Maria Rios, Edgar Romo, Diego Martinez, and Xavier Mangino Dueñas.