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BANKING & FINANCE

Leader in banking and finance, the Firm has earned a distinguished reputation for providing legal advice to major Mexican and international banking and financial institutions, as well as to multilateral and foreign government entities, such as the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation and the Interamerican Investment Corporation, amongst others.

Our lawyers have a wide range of experience in financing, workouts and restructures in their various forms, in addition to providing comprehensive assistance in bank regulatory matters for Mexican and foreign banks and other financial institutions. Throughout 45 years of practice, our lawyers have gained valuable experience in every stage of troubled lending, going from restructuring financial arrangements through all phases of bankruptcy.

Since 1982, the Firm has acted as Legal Counsel for the International Banking Community in the negotiations with the Mexican Federal Government, regarding the so called “New Credits” and the restructuring thereof, available to the Mexican Government and its private entities as part of the restructuring process of Mexican Public Debt.

In 1994, the Firm counseled Citibank/Citigroup in the conversion of its unique Mexican Bank Branch into an integrated Mexican Financial Group. In the process, Citibank/Citigroup was awarded the first license under the North American Free Trade Agreement to incorporate a Mexican Financial Group and its subsidiaries.

Likewise, we were retained by the Institute for the Protection of Banking Savings (IPAB) as legal coordinators for the liquidation process of seven Mexican banks, responsibility that we carried out until March, 2004.

As legal advisor to Citigroup, we obtained the first permit to create a Mexican financial group owned by foreign financial entities, thereby converting the Citibank branch in Mexico into a financial group. Afterwards, we were retained as Citigroup’s counsel in the acquisition of Grupo Financiero Banamex and its subsequent merger with Grupo Financiero Citibank.