Chairman: Michell Nader S
Number of partners: 15
Number of other lawyers: 30
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Nader, Hayaux & Goebel (NHG) is a market leader in mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, securities and capital markets, structured finance, telecom, tax, insurance and reinsurance, project finance, real estate, energy and infrastructure, restructurings and workouts, real estate, government procurement and antitrust. NHG is formed by 15 partners and more than thirty five associates, and represents one of the largest groups of corporate finance experts in the Mexican market, which has been working together for more than 30 years.
Main Areas of Practice:
The firm has participated in many of the largest and most challenging M&A and finance transactions in Mexico, including capital markets and private equity transactions, leverage buyouts, syndicated loans, PPPs, project financings, leasings and transactions in the insurance sector. The firm advises clients on regulatory and government procurements matters. The firm represents leading local and international corporations and financial institutions, as well as Mexican and foreign governments and their agencies. The firm is also the only Mexican law firm with an office in London — enjoying excellent working relationships with law firms in all major cities around the world.
Banking & Finance:
The banking and finance practice is one of the largest groups of attorneys dedicated to banking and finance matters. Throughout over 25 years of existence, the practice has earned recognition for its depth, creativity and handling of financial structures. The banking and finance practice handles a full range of services, covering commercial lending, syndicated lending, project finance, structured finance, debt restructuring, asset-backed credit facilities, acquisition facilities, export finance and others. The practice has played a prominent role in all sectors of the banking and finance industry. Sectors include capital markets, securitisation, structured finance, equity offerings, equity funds, leverage buy outs, insurance, leasing, corporate lending, real estate finance, workouts, insolvencies and restructurings, regulatory and transactional matters, among others.
The firm’s mergers and acquisitions practice represents Mexican and foreign clients in all aspects of M&A transactions, including, joint ventures, strategic alliances, spin-offs, stock and asset purchases, takeovers, shareholders’ disputes, reorganisations and restructurings, regulatory matters, antitrust and foreign investment regulations. The practice has taken private a number of public companies, having unique expertise in mergers and spin offs of financial institutions. The firm has a special focus on corporate and M&A advice for publicly traded companies and regulated entities, including financial, infrastructure and real estate companies.
The real estate practice is highly diverse. Work includes advice to parties in all types of transactions including:
■ Financings of real estate projects
■ Development, construction and marketing of office buildings, shopping centres, hotels and other commercial, tourism, industrial and residential projects
■ Structuring and creation of domestic and international funds both private and publicly traded, including real estate CKDs and Fibras
■ Issuance of debentures and securitisation of mortgage backed securities and rental payments
■ Structuring and implementation of time-share and fractional ownership systems
■ Acquisitions, sales and sale-lease backs
■ Joint venturing
■ Private and public offerings of securities representing a real estate interest
Insurance & Reinsurance:
The firm’s insurance and reinsurance practice advises and represents the leading global insurance and reinsurance companies on Mexican and Latin American related matters. The firm is a leader in advising clients on the functional aspects of insurance operations as well as on regulatory and transactional matters and is experienced in dealing with administrative authorities.
The firm’s structured finance practice has ample experience in securitisations of both existing assets and future flows with respect to a diversified base of underlying assets. This includes credit card, tollroads, governmental fees, mortgage loans, car loans, retail, consumer, export, maritime freight and airfare receivables, mortgage and construction loans, PPP payments and equipment and real estate rental streams. The firm’s securitisation skills allows it to advise a number of different participants in the market.
NHG’s capital markets practice comprises specialists who regularly participate in a wide variety of international and domestic public and private offerings of debt and equity securities and in tender offers, advising issuers, investors, broker dealers, credit enhancers and underwriters. NHG has participated in every legal aspect of the issuance of securities and debt instruments, including Fibras and CKDs. It also provides advice to clients on the periodic reporting requirements of the Mexican securities market law and on disclosure issues, insider trading issues and enforcement matters.
Restructuring & Insolvency:
NHG’s workouts and insolvency practice has advised secured and unsecured lenders in over US$20 billion of restructurings and workouts. The firm is involved in every aspect of restructurings and workouts including strategic positioning and strategic alliances, structuring, coordination and litigation, asset divestitures, leverage buyouts, debt repurchases, debt swaps, debt-to-equity swaps and refinancing through means ranging from take-out lenders, private equity and public offerings. The practice has represented banks including bank syndicates, investment funds, hedge funds and other financial institutions, bondholders and creditors’ committees, and has seldom represented debtors.
Energy & Infrastructure:
The infrastructure and energy practice has worked on a large variety of transactions in the energy and infrastructure sectors, including in the development and implementation of public private partnerships, Pemex & CFE related transactions, project finance, toll roads financings and constructions, airports transactions, energy related funds and financings and in other infrastructure industries.
NHG has an impressive track record handling sophisticated and complex transactions in the telecom sector, including in regulatory and compliance matters as well as in corporate, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and financing in the broadcasting, satellite and mobile carrier industries, among others.
The tax practice has solid experience in providing advice to public and private companies in connection with federal taxation matters in Mexico, and in respect of a wide array of international taxation issues. NHG regularly advises clients in connection with the tax implications arising in Mexico in regard to their day-to-day operations, mergers and acquisitions, in capital markets transactions, equity funds, and cross-border transactions.
The antitrust practice consists of a highly experienced team offering a wide range of services, from general antitrust consulting to merger control proceedings, investigations into monopolistic practices and proceedings, antitrust compliance consulting, advice on bidding and market conditions, and government entity advising.