Luis A Nicolau specialises in M&A, debt and equity capital markets transactions and banking and finance. He is a leading expert in assisting underwriters and issuers in debt and equity offerings in Mexico and abroad. He has participated in many of the largest public Mexican M&A transactions, and advises foreign and domestic private equity funds on a regular basis. He has assisted numerous international financial entities in setting up their Mexican operations as well as various financial technology institutions (fintech) in obtaining the corresponding authorisations, and advising such companies in regulatory issues arising in connection with their operation under the current regulatory framework.
He currently maintains several board memberships, including at Grupo Posadas, Coca-Cola FEMSA, IGNIA, Morgan Stanley Mexico, UBS Asesores, KIO Networks, Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, Gentera, and of the investment committee of Promotora Social México.
Career: Joined Ritch Mueller in 1990 as partner. Foreign associate at Johnson & Gibbs, Dallas and Shearman & Sterling, New York. CFO at Vitro, SA, 2001–2002. Law degree – Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico; master’s in law, Fulbright scholar – Columbia University.
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