Michell has been involved in a wide variety of matters in the finance and M&A sectors. His background includes many of the largest and most complex transactions ever made in Mexico and the development of products and structures for clients that have had significant impact on the banking, real estate, capital markets and M&A industries, including the creation of the money transfer system for remittances from the US to Mexico in 1996.
Michell’s main areas of work are structured and acquisition finance, M&A, banking, capital markets, real estate and workouts.
He has worked in some of the most complex and largest M&A transactions in Mexico including the representation of GE in the sale of its real estate business to Blackstone, the acquisition of Aseguradora Hidalgo by MetLife, the sale of Iusacell by Grupo Salinas to AT&T and the acquisition by Vinci Airports of an equity interest in OMA.
Michell has also participated in multiple finance transactions, including intangibles, real estate, telecommunication networks, infrastructure and power plants. He has worked on some of the largest debt restructurings in Mexico, including AHMSA, GEO, URBI, Comerci, Iusacell and Grupo Mexico.
He has been very active in capital market deals, representing sponsors of Fibras, CKDs and issuers of bonds in Mexican and global offerings. He advised the Mexican government in creating the structure for the public-private partnership (PPP) model for Mexican infrastructure projects and has worked extensively with local governments in the development of their legal and regulatory frameworks for PPPs.
Graduated as an attorney from Universidad Iberoamericana Law School (summa cum laude). He received his LLM in comparative law from Georgetown University. Lecturer on comparative and commercial law at the Universidad Iberoamericana.
Michell regularly writes articles on his areas of expertise, including, Chambers and Partners, Mexico overview since 2023, Mexico corporate M&A chapter since 2023, Mexico banking and finance chapter 2023; and Latin Lawyer – Bank Financing, Mexico 2019.