Banking and Finance, Capital Markets and M&A
Luis A. Nicolau joined the firm as a partner in 1990. With over 30 years of experience, he is a leading expert assisting underwriters and issuers in debt and equity offerings in Mexico and abroad. He has participated in many of the largest public Mexican M&A transactions, and advises foreign and domestic private equity funds on a regular basis. He has assisted numerous international financial entities in setting up their Mexican operations, including Scotiabank, JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, Santander and Morgan Stanley. He also has experience in the Fintech sector advising stategic investments in regulation matters of financial technology institutions, as well as financial and investment regulation in such institutions.
He currently maintains several board memberships, including at Grupo Posadas, Coca-Cola FEMSA, the public equity fund IGNIA, Morgan Stanley Mexico, UBS Asesores, KIO Networks, Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, Gentera, and of the investment committee of Promotora Social México.
Luis graduated from the Escuela Libre de Derecho (1986) and obtained a Master in Laws from Columbia University (1988), where he was a Fulbright Scholar. Before joining the firm he was a foreign associate at Johnson & Gibbs, DTX, and at Shearman & Sterling, NY.