Highly regarded banking and finance department enjoying extensive experience in assisting lenders and borrowers with project and corporate finance. Boasts solid expertise counselling domestic and foreign clients on syndicated and bilateral loans and refinancing of both public entities and corporations. Particularly active in transactions arising in the energy and infrastructure spaces.
Praising the team, one client states: "They are always available, always looking for apt solutions and they support you in every meeting you have to attend to finance a project."
Advised Banco Santander as lender on an MXN800 million credit facility granted to Hermosillo's water authority for the refinancing of a water treatment plant.
Top-tier practitioner José Raz Guzmán boasts an outstanding track record assisting key clients with project and acquisition finance mandates. Held in high esteem by market onlookers, Raz Guzmán is described as "one of the best finance lawyers in Mexico." He is praised by sources as "an excellent and very intelligent lawyer who gives clients peace of mind" and earns further plaudits from clients, who say: "He is highly organised, diligent and specialised in these matters. He is also very reliable, among the best you can find."
Juan Manuel González Bernal possesses capabilities in advising on project finance. He comes recommended for "his high level of expertise and knowledge," with one client stating: "He combines technical knowledge of the law with pragmatic understanding; he does everything efficiently to make deals happen."
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Recent legislative changes in the Mexican banking and financial sector aim to improve the corporate governance and capitalization of Mexican banks and other financial institutions in order to avoid conflicts of interest, fortify the entire financial system and increase lending. The banking, brokerdealer and insurance sectors are well capitalized and subject to strict regulatory surveillance and compliance requirements.
While legislation requires banks to continue maintaining strict controls, the reform seeks to incentivize banks to increase lending and have a more active role in the economy. As part of these objectives, there were amendments to the insolvency law and the laws regulating secured lending transactions.
Our Banking and Finance Practice has broad experience representing clients both in the transactional and the regulatory arenas. We understand the business and objectives of financial institutions and offer an experienced and creative perspective through our lawyers’ knowledge of the industry, market conventions and business cycles.
Our experience and understanding of both market standards and the expectations and concerns of lenders with regard to various types of credit facilities, along with the resources available to our global firm platform, contribute to our ability to assist both lenders and borrowers effectively and efficiently.