María Eugenia Ríos Espinosa > 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
María Eugenia Ríos Espinosa photo

Work Department

Corporate
Finance

Position

Partner

Career

María Eugenia Ríos focuses her practice on real estate development. Within her experience, Maria has negotiated with governmental and private parties, and provided legal structuring and documentation on hotel acquisitions, hotel management agreements, the creation of real property ownership structures to be established for commercial, tourism and residential developments, megaresorts, self-sufficient residential and tourism resorts, commercial malls, outlets and infrastructure, and the marketing and sales to consumers of specialized real estate products and financial structures. Best Lawyers has recognized María among Mexico’s Best Lawyers in the areas of Mergers and Acquisitions and Real Estate.

Languages

English, French and Spanish

Education

Law Degree (Licenciatura en Derecho), Escuela Libre de Derecho 1981

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 > Real estate

Respected by the market, DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano represents national and multinational parties in the full spectrum of business real estate transactions, including financing, fund formation, acquisitions and disposals; tax, land use environmental law; planning and development and construction and leasing; the practice can also turn to the firm’s international network on multijurisdictional matters. In recent highlights, the team assisted Four Seasons implement the Costa Palmas hotel and residential project in Los Cabos, including a management agreement with the developer Desarrolladora La Ribera; and Kimpton Hotels with opening two hotels in Mexico City. Marriott International is another hospitality sector client. The practice is jointly led by Roger Meltzer in New York and Mexico City managing partner Eduardo Gallastegui; key local specialists include María Eugenia Ríos Espinosa and Maria Gabriela Alana Castro, both of whom have a good reputation in the market.