Boutique Law Firm
After many years of practice in large international law firms, we offer a similarly pragmatic approach and quality work product, combined with a more personal client relationship. Its size and flexibility allow for close teamwork with clients’ management in the definition and implementation of their strategies. We are thus involved in the day-to-day activities of our clients as well in their strategic transactions and their implementation.
Our practice is centered on representing companies with business interests in Mexico, including those in the energy, automotive and agribusiness sectors, specifically with respect to corporate, business formation, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, real estate, foreign investment and labor relations issues.
Energy and Infraestructure
Our attorneys also have worked on numerous acquisitions and divestitures, for all types of energy projects, including electric generation, transmission, and distribution assets and companies. In recent years, a primary area of focus has been renewable energy projects, many of which have been structured to take advantage of tax credits, grants and other governmental incentives designed to spur investment in renewable energy in Mexico.
Leading M&A Experience
Our firm has been engaged in a broad range of multimillion dollar transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, asset auctions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, corporate and project financings, and major energy and real estate project developments. Our clients come to us with complex transactions and innovative structures. Our integrated teams provide a comprehensive service beyond typical M&A work.
A team of Etchegaray Abogados lawyers provided the start-up Therapeutics with extensive and cross-disciplinary advice on the formation, the set-up of corporate structures as well as in connection with the seed financing.
Etchegaray Abogados has advised a Private Asset Management real estate fund in its multimillionaire sale of a 1.1 million-square-foot portfolio of hotel, commercial and office buildings located in Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, Rivera Maya and Mexico City to an UK Private Equity Firm.
We have advised a British Fund on the restructuring of its USD50m step-up convertible bonds, which is part of its overall debt restructuring project in Mexico. As we see increasing levels of stress and distress across the globe, we expect to see more bond restructurings in the Mexican market as companies seek to avoid defaults.
Etchegaray Abogados Banking and Finances practice team advised a major Chinese Private Fund on refinancing a transaction to acquire a solar energy project in the North part of Mexico with a total capacity of 120 MW, by a company belonging to a fund managed by an Spanish private company.
Our Energy practice is proud to have advised a major US Private Fund on its commitment to invest through convertible debt and equity up to USD75m to acquire an equity stake in a Mexican Company and fund development costs of a solar park in the state of Aguascalientes, Ags.
Etchegaray Abogados transactions team, recently advised an infrastructure European Fund on its acquisition, refinancing and tax reorganization aspects of an Spanish leading power producer Company established in Mexico.
Etchegaray Abogados advised an American company in its acquisition of a majority interest in a Mexican Family Company which is a leading snack foods producer, a pioneer in the fast growing refrigerated nutrition bars segment, valued in USD25m.
Quotes from Clients
"Accustomed to being counsellor to the board of their clients, with a role as the close, trusted adviser to the CEO."
"Pragmatic, down-to-earth, fact-based and timely advice are key differentiators. Exceptional customer commitment and availability."
"The lawyers at Etchegaray Abogados have broad expertise and knowledge of market practice. They know contract structures well and creative in the way they position themselves in negotiations."
"An absolutely to- ranking firm. They have deep knowledge of the business and the transaction structure and they are very helpful in solving the problematic issues. Their attitude to clients is also remarkably positive. The team is excellent at all times. The service you get from Etchegaray Abogados on these transactions is top class."
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