Galicia Abogados, S.C.

Banking & Finance Department

Mexico
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What the team is known for

Top-tier banking and finance heavyweight with a strong practice across the Mexican financial services arena. Fields a distinguished team rendering expert advice to leading banks as lenders in major project finance deals, while also providing significant capabilities representing borrowers. Also counsels clients on asset and acquisition finance, as well as regulatory and compliance mandates. Frequently works in tandem with the firm's well-regarded practices in energy, projects and capital markets.

Strengths

Sources enthuse: "We love working with them as they have great experience in the market and their lawyers are fantastic. They are one of our go-to firms for this sort of work as they are one of the best in the country."

Another interviewee notes: "They provide swift, clear and pro-deal answers to legal queries. They have what clients need to handle complex deals."

Work highlights

Acted as counsel to Bank of Nova Scotia, as administrative agent and initial lender, on a USD120 million revolving credit facility.

Notable practitioners

Partner Arturo Perdomo Jiménez is involved in the project finance sphere, with sources highlighting that "he provides excellent and thorough advice and is a brilliant lawyer. He answers your legal queries no matter where he is and he knows both the industry and the governing laws very well." Other sources compound such praise, stating: "Whenever we have worked with him, he has impressed us with his technical knowledge."

Partner Guillermo Pérez Santiago is highlighted by peers for his expertise in advising banks on syndicated lending. He also receives praise from sources who attest to his standing in the market and further commend him for his experience working in the capital markets sphere.

Eminent practitioner Manuel Galicia Romero remains a popular choice among leading banks. A client reports: "He is perhaps one of the most intelligent people I have ever met and he is just great at what he does." Sources go on to add: "He has extraordinary capabilities handling matters across the banking sector." His expertise spans complex financings for corporate transactions and infrastructure projects.