Jones Day

Banking & Finance Department

Mexico
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What the team is known for

Respected international firm with a strong practice in the banking and finance arena. Frequently advises multinational clients on cross-border financings, particularly for energy and transport infrastructure projects. Boasts additional expertise in obtaining regulatory approval for the establishment of operations in Mexico. Also sought out by borrowers to advise on the structuring of secured financial transactions.

Strengths

Clients note: "Their grasp of our business is impressive, as is their knowledge of the banking sector. They structure matters in a way that covers all the risks."

Work highlights

Advised Bancomer and Credit Suisse on providing a USD1.5 billion unsecured bridge loan to GMéxico Transportes.

Notable practitioners

A client singles out partner Antonio Franck for praise, stating: "His strengths lie in his experience and knowledge of the sector, as well as his strong negotiation skills." His practice spans a range of banking and finance matters, including corporate financing transactions, project financing and financial restructurings. He is also active in M&A and capital markets transactions.

Partner Fernando de Ovando offers extensive experience in advising clients from the banking sector. He continues to win mandates from local and international clients to represent them in financial transactions including cross-border credit facilities. An impressed client enthuses: "He has broad experience and an incredible amount of knowledge of the sector. He is very sharp and nothing escapes his notice during negotiations."

Partner Javier Martínez del Campo offers significant expertise advising borrowers on financings for corporate transactions. A peer endorses his capabilities, stating: "He represents a lot of banks in financing matters and is a highly capable lawyer." His recent work includes advising Grupo Gigante on a USD236.6 million loan granted by Bancomer.