Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, S.C.

Banking & Finance Department

Mexico
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What the team is known for

Pre-eminent transactional firm representing a client roster including distinguished multinational financial entities. Highly active in advising banks on granting credit facilities for infrastructure and real estate projects, also advising foreign financiers on meeting the regulatory requirements necessary to establish their local banking operations. Financial services department frequently complements the efforts of the firm's leading real estate, capital markets and insurance practice groups.

Strengths

Clients report: "They are very good lawyers who get down into the detail of the matters. They are very skilful when negotiating and have an excellent eye for detail when drafting the necessary documents. We would also highlight their great client service."

Another source appreciates that "they are very diligent and quick in turning around documents, and their legal opinions come to clear conclusions."

Work highlights

Represented Banorte and Banamex as lenders in the granting of a MXN4.5 billion secured facility to LMF Frisa Comercial.

Notable practitioners

Partner Hans Goebel Caviedes offers strong capabilities representing lenders and borrowers in corporate financings such as revolving credit facilities. His recent work includes advising the Inter-American Investment Corporation on providing a MXN30 million loan to Financiera Equípate, a microfinance enterprise targeting the development of housing in low-income areas. He is endorsed by clients, who say: "He is a very good and innovative lawyer who offers strong capabilities in financing matters."

Partner Javier Arreola Espinosa is highly active in asset finance mandates arising in the aviation space. He offers further capabilities in project and corporate finance and is commended by clients, who state: "He is an intelligent and active lawyer who has an exceptional grasp of the main issues affecting the matters he handles."

Partner Julian Garza Castañeda is active in structured finance deals. He garners praise from a client, who says: "He is a very intelligent lawyer who continuously studies the market and has the capacity to produce high quality work." He also advises notable financial institutions on regulatory mandates affecting their operations in the Mexican market.

"Magnificent lawyer" and star individual Michell Nader Schekaiban offers more than 30 years of experience in complex and innovative banking and finance transactions. He is revered by his peers in the banking arena, who note that "he is quite clearly a star and a highly recognised lawyer in this area." Market commentators go on to say that "he is a fantastic lawyer with a reputation for being one of the most intelligent and versatile lawyers in Mexico for cross-border deals." His expertise spans corporate and project finance and he is frequently retained by both borrowers and lenders to advise on complex financings for acquisitions, as well as social and transport infrastructure.