Chairman: Michell Nader S
Number of partners worldwide: 19
Number of other attorneys worldwide: 35
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 one of the largest groups of corporate finance experts in the Mexican market.
Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance:
The firm’s banking and finance practice group is one of the largest groups of attorneys dedicated to banking and finance matters. Throughout its more than 30 years’ existence, the firm’s banking and finance practice group has played a prominent role in all sectors of the banking and finance industry including capital markets, securitisation, structured finance, equity offerings, equity funds, leverage buyouts, insurance, leasing, corporate lending, real estate finance, project finance, workouts, insolvencies and restructurings, regulatory and transactional matters, among others.
The banking and finance practice group regularly advises some of the leading financial institutions in the world, including commercial banks, investment banks, finance companies, broker dealers, export credit agencies, hedge funds, insurance companies, leasing companies, asset-based lenders, pension fund vehicles and other institutional investors.
The firm’s mergers and acquisitions practice group 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 firm’s group has unique expertise in mergers and spin offs of financial institutions. The group 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 group has advised over the years a wide variety of international investors in their establishment in Mexico, in their acquisitions and joint ventures with Mexican entities and in a wide range of corporate and operational matters in Mexico.
The firm’s real estate practice group work includes advice to parties in all types of transactions including: (i) financings, (ii) development, construction and marketing of office buildings, shopping centers, hotels and other commercial, tourism, industrial and residential projects, (iii) structuring and creation of domestic and international funds both private and publicly traded, including real estate CKDs, (iv) issuance of debentures and securitisation of mortgage backed securities and rental payments, (v) structuring and implementation of time-share and fractional ownership systems, and, (vi) private and public offerings of securities representing a real estate interest.
Insurance & Reinsurance:
The firm’s insurance and reinsurance practice group advises and represents the leading insurance and reinsurance companies in the world in Mexican and Latin American related matters. The firm is a leader in advising its clients on the functional aspects of insurance operations as well as on regulatory and transactional matters and is experienced in dealing with administrative authorities.
Securitisation & Structured Finance:
The firm’s securitisation and structured finance practice group has ample experience in securitisations of both existing assets and future flows with respect to a diversified base of underlying assets, including credit card, tollroads, governmental fees, PPP payments, mortgage loans, car loans, retail, consumer, export, maritime freight and airfare receivables, mortgage and construction loans, and equipment and real estate rental streams.
The firm’s capital markets group is formed by specialists who regularly participate in a wide variety of international and domestic public and private offerings of debt or equity securities, as well as in tender offers, advising issuers, investors, broker dealers, credit enhancers and underwriters and crafting innovative solutions for some of the largest and most complex transactions in the industry. The firm has most recently actively participated in the structuring and implementation of public and private funds, structured notes, CKDs in a variety of industries and Fibras (the equivalent of US REITs).
Restructuring & Insolvency:
The firm’s workouts and insolvency practice group has advised secured and unsecured lenders in over US$20 billion of restructurings and workouts. The firm has been involved in strategic alliances, struturing, coordination and litigation, documentation, 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.
Energy & Infrastructure:
The infrastructure and energy groups have worked on a large variety of transactions in the energy and infrastructure sectors, including in the development and implementation of public private partnerships (PPPs), Pemex and CFE related transactions, project finance, toll roads financings and constructions, airports transactions, energy funds and 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 group has solid experience in providing advice to public and private companies in connection with federal taxation matters in Mexico, as well as 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 group 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.