Yves advises multinational clients and foreign investors on financing transactions, mergers & acquisitions and other operations involving the Mexican market. He has a particularly strong experience in the insurance sector and regularly handles high-end transactions for key insurance sector clients. He also heads NHG’s pioneering London office and as such is ideally located to advise both insurance companies and other major corporations based in Europe on transactions and business involving Mexico. Recent work highlights include: •Advised Fidelity National Financial in the acquisition of the Mexican operations of Stewart Information Services Corp. •Advised CMIG International, a subsidiary of China Minsheng Investment in the acquisition of the Mexican operations of Old Mutual. •Advised AXA as Mexican co-counsel on Mexican insurance regulatory aspects related to the acquisition of XL Group. •Advised Assurant, Inc. in the acquisition of the Mexican subsidiaries of The Warranty Group. •Advised Henkel in the acquisition of Nattura Group in Mexico. •Advised JLT Latin American Holdings Limited in the negotiation, structuring and documentation of a loan facility to Sterling Re Intermediario de Reaseguro.
Founder of the Mexican Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain and Chairman since 2010. Member of the Mexican Association of Insurance and Bonding Law, Mexican Chapter of AIDA since 1998; Member of its Governing Board (2003-09), Chairman (2006-09), and Vice-Chairman (2009-12). Member of the Presidential Council of AIDA since 2010, and Vice President of its Iberian Latin American Committee (CILA) (2010-14). Member of the Mexican Association of Corporate Counsels since 2002 and Chairman of its Financial Law Committee (2004-05 and 2005-06). Member of the American Bar Association since 2003, Vice-Chairman of its Mexican Law Committee (2005-07), Co-Chairman of such Committee (2007-08); Co-Chairman of its Transnational Legal Practice Committee (2014-16). Honorary Member of the Commercial Bar Association in England (COMBAR) since 2008. Member of COMEXI since 2018.
Qualified as a Mexican lawyer in 1994. Foreign associate at Mayer Brown in its New York Offices (1997-98). Professor of Corporate Governance at the Law School of the Universidad Panamericana (2006-10). Professor of the LLM on Corporate Law of the Universidad Panamericana (2006-10). Lecturer on reinsurance law in the Escuela Libre de Derecho (2015-17).
Yves is the author and co-author of various articles and chapters of legal reviews and specialised books and publications, including: The International Comparative Legal Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions; The Law Reviews Insurance, and Reinsurance; Getting the Deal Through, Insurance and Reinsurance, The Legal 500 Insurance & Reinsurance Comparative Guide and Practical Law Insurance and Reinsurance-Global Guide. He is also the author of the Mexico monograph in the Insurance Law International Encyclopedia of Law (Kluwer Law International), an in-depth updated reference source concerning all aspects of insurance law in the industrialized countries of the world. Yves is also a blogger of the Huffington Post Mexico
Trustee of the non-for-profit organisation Fundación Obdulia Montes de Molina, IAP, housing children with neurological conditions; Member of the Mexican football club Universidad Nacional, A.C. (PUMAS). Freeman of the Worshipful Company of World Traders. Member of Canning Club.