Managing Partner: Rafael Robles Miaja
Senior Partners: Rafael Robles Miaja, María Luisa Petricioli
Number of partners: 2
Number of other lawyers: 14
Languages: Spanish, English, French.
Bufete Robles Miaja, S.C. (RMA) was founded by combining the professional practice of highly qualified lawyers with a reputation based on providing sophisticated and integral legal services committed to excellence.
The firm’s experience in areas such as capital markets, M&A, banking and finance, telecommunications and antitrust is the result of its practice on some of the most important and complex transactions of Mexico and cross-border.
RMA’s lawyers are leaders in their area of specialty and they constantly participate in debate forums concerning relevant issues that involve the areas of expertise of the firm.
The firm’s professional practice and commitment to the integral development of its lawyers has enabled it to form a team of experts who have performed outstandingly and are characterised by their leadership ability. Lawyers' commitment to studying and analysing the matters in which it is involved is characterised by an intention to attend to their clients’ concerns from a strategic, financial and business approach. They participate in deals which imply and require a specialised knowledge in the legal matters and which require profound dedication, study and attention from the team.
In order to accomplish the firm’s commitment, members provide legal services that result in adding value to the client and meeting the highest quality standards. RMA’s main objective is to provide personalised attention and involvement in the relevant matter, with the experience and sophistication that the transactions require.
The firm’s client profile includes different types of entities, national and foreign companies, financial institutions, mutual funds, public and private companies, foundations and special purpose associations, including the main public companies of Mexico. This firm has actively participated in the development and endorsement of legislative proposals and in the main discussion forums concerning new practices in different markets, particularly in corporate, financial, regulatory (antitrust and telecommunications) and tax matters.
Members have an active participation in the financial and entrepreneurial Mexican environment, and have been invited as independent members of the board of directors of important private entities in Mexico.
Main Areas of Practice:
The firm has participated in public and private offerings of equity and debt instruments by the principal public companies listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange and in the global markets. The firm also has experience on a wide range of industrial, commercial and service companies, financial institutions, as well as other organisations both local and foreign. RMA’s lawyers have had a relevant participation on the analysis and drafting of the regulation of the Mexican securities market. The firm has acted as counsel to investment banks and companies on public and private placements and in public stock or debt tender offerings, and has been involved in several offerings of debt and equity instruments, as well as in offerings of structured instruments such as Fibras or CKDs.
Banking & Finance:
RMA’s lawyers actively participate in advising the main banking institutions of Mexico and abroad, plus other financial companies such as insurance companies, brokerage firms and rating agencies, both national and foreign. For many years the firm has participated in the industry and its members are highly regarded by clients for their genuine service vocation and greatest level of commitment. The firm actively participates in the structuring and execution of financing transactions, regulatory matters, debt, asset and liability placements on stock exchanges, etc. RMA’s lawyers have also developed a solid practice in project finance, particularly on the electricity, gas, oil and telecommunications industries as well as urban and general infrastructure project, involving both public and private sectors.
Mergers & Acquisitions:
The firm has a solid experience advising complex commercial and corporate matters, focusing in the structuring and management of groups of companies, as well as in their restructuring processes, and in planning defence schemes against investment and takeovers. The firm has been involved in deals for both Mexican and foreign companies, amongst which are the more relevant transactions performed in Mexico. The firm has been consultant to buyers and sellers of different markets and industries such as TMT, infrastructure, energy, automobile, banking and finance, insurance, internet, real estate, logistics, etc. RMA’s lawyers have also acted as consultants to financial institutions that participate as creditors on leveraging acquisitions.
Telecommunications & Antitrust:
The firm has represented some of the most important companies in the Mexican telecommunications sector and foreign companies interested in participating in such market, including before Mexican authorities concerning the granting of concessions and authorisations. The firm has also been counsel to companies involved in the cable TV and radio industries. RMA has advised both local and foreign clients in the main transactions in Mexico involving antitrust matters and in processes filed before the Mexican regulators concerning transactions which have required their authorisation, and in procedures elated to alleged monopolist practices.
RMA has participated in several cross-border transactions in areas such as M&A, financial and capital markets in America, Europe and Asia, in many cases taking a leading role. The firm understands that this type of transactions implicate for its clients significant opportunities from the economic and global perspective.
América Móvil, S.A.B. de C.V.; Banco Inbursa, S.A.; BBVA Bancomer, S.A.; Bolsa Mexicana de Valores, S.A.B. de C.V.; Grupo Aeroméxico, S.A.B. de C.V.; Grupo Comercial Chedraui, S.A.B. de C.V.; Grupo Financiero Interacciones, S.A.B. de C.V.; Grupo Lala, S.A.B. de C.V.; Teléfonos de México, S.A.B. de C.V.; and others.