Manuel Romano advises clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances in a broad range of industries, including the automotive, apparel and financial sectors. He has experience representing clients in merger review proceedings before the Mexican Federal Competition Commission. He also advises developers, buyers and financing parties in real estate development projects.
Manuel has advised clients involved in public-private partnerships in the development and financing of a wide range of infrastructure and real estate projects including toll roads, hospitals, hotels and universities.
Manuel recently represented a multinational consortium led by a subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management in an auction bid for the right to operate 558 kilometres of Mexican toll roads under a Public Private Service Agreement. Clients Manuel regularly advises include Acciona, Caixanova, RHJ International and Volvo Bus Corporation.
Experience highlights: Zhejiang Holley & Futong Investment to develop large industrial park in Monterrey, Mexico, Jefferies and BCP Securities restructure debt of Cobre del Mayo; Syndicate of lenders provide US$607 million financing to subsidiary of First Reserve to acquire Pemex assets; Jennmar enters into acquisitions and divestitures agreement with DYWIDAG Systems International.
Areas of focus: projects and infrastructure, M&A, real estate, antitrust and competition law, Latin America.
Honours and distinctions: Ranked as a leading lawyer in Mexico by Chambers Latin America and Chambers Global (for M&A and real estate) and by Who's Who Legal (for real estate).
Languages: Spanish and English.
Education: Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (JD 1989).
Bar admissions: Mexico.