Galicia Abogados, S.C.

Banking & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Prestigious banking and finance practice boasting substantial experience in corporate, sub-sovereign and project finance. Routinely retained by a notable proportion of the leading banks active in Mexico to advise on syndicated and bilateral financings involving local and foreign players. Also enjoys a strong borrower-side practice, assisting private equity funds to finance the acquisition of new portfolio companies and sponsors to raise finance to develop energy projects. Frequently works in tandem with the firm's well-regarded practices in energy, projects and capital markets.

Strengths Clients enthuse: "We believe this firm brings to the table innovative advice and outside-the-box thinking, in addition to great execution. It's a pleasure working with them and it's always intellectually rewarding. They understand the level of detail that must be provided to a financial institution for risk management purposes and are always detailed, clear and proactive in their explanations."

Interviewees add: "The quality of their work is what one would hope for and more. They know us very well and how we work, making their legal advice more practical."

Work highlights Advised Bancomer, Banamex and Scotiabank as lenders on a MXN10.1 billion syndicated credit facility extended to Coca-Cola FEMSA.

Notable practitioners

Strong practitioner Arturo Perdomo Jiménez is involved in various financings with domestic and foreign banks. Clients highlight that "as a lawyer he is an expert in the field, but he knows more about us than our legal issues. He is very close to us as a business and we really value that here."

Key partner and department co-head Guillermo Pérez Santiago has vast experience in syndicated loans, principally in corporate finance deals. He is highlighted by peers for his long-standing activity in the Mexican market, with peers further commending him for his experience working in the capital markets sphere.

Eminent practitioner Manuel Galicia Romero garners strong recognition from peers for his long-standing track record in this area, with sources also highlighting his role in the management of the firm. He remains involved in high-level matters, working on the firm's most significant matters.