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Javier specialises in project finance and public-private partnerships, restructuring and workouts, banking and finance, real estate and asset-based financing, with niche practice in aircraft financing and leasing, mainly representing financial institutions and institutional lessors.
Javier’s projects practice is focused on PPPs, where he has been involved in structuring, development and financings of PPPs and infrastructure projects, advising governmental agencies, banks, developers and construction companies in industries as diverse as social infrastructure, energy, roads and water projects. Javier is a key member of the firm’s restructuring, bankruptcy and workouts practice and has more than 15 years’ experience handling significant cases, mainly representing creditors. Javier is actively involved in asset based financing with an extraordinary track record representing lenders in large real estate financings; as well as guarantors, lenders and lessors in commercial and corporate aircraft financing and leasing.
Javier is recognised by the leading legal publications for his outstanding expertise. Chambers Latin America ranks Javier as a leading individual in aviation, projects and banking and finance, and he is recommended by sources who highlight ‘He is a great facilitator with a keen understanding of business and legal issues.’ Another quote in the guide states, ‘He is really impressive. He understands the laws of other jurisdictions and can draw parallels between these and Mexican law.’
Javier speaks fluent English and spent a year working at international law firm Mayer Brown LLP in New York. Previously he worked in-house at Mexico’s state-owned development bank, Banobras, SNC and at Banco de Mexico. Javier received his LLM (with honours) and Certificate in Management from the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and the Kellogg School of Management, having graduated (with honours) as a lawyer from the Mexico Autonomous Institute of Technology (ITAM). He is a member of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers.