Market: Mexico

Von Wobeser helps Grupo Modelo enter software JV

Mexico’s largest brewer Grupo Modelo has enlisted local law firm Von Wobeser y Sierra SC to form a joint venture with Canadian software company VSBLTY and Mexican marketing company Retailigent to develop and install a digital in-store media network.

12 July 2021

Galicia steers US$190 million hotel loan in Mexico

Galicia Abogados has helped a group of banks lend some 3.8 billion Mexican pesos (US$190 million) to Hoteles City Express.

12 July 2021

US sports group scores 50% stake in Mexican football team

US sports group NX Football has hired Hogan Lovells (Mexico) to buy a 50% interest in Impulsora del Deportivo Necaxa, the Mexican football team best known as Club Necaxa.

12 July 2021

Tekni-Plex expands in LatAm with packaging company buy

US packaging company Tekni-Plex has relied on four Ropes & Gray offices to acquire multinational counterpart Grupo Phoenix, handing it manufacturing assets in Colombia and Mexico.

08 July 2021

Mexico’s Nemak makes sustainability-linked debt tap

Mexican automotive parts manufacturer Nemak has enlisted Paul Hastings LLP in New York to raise US$500 million in a sustainability-linked bond issuance.

07 July 2021

CMS expands in Colombia and Mexico, adds three partners

Colombia’s CMS Rodríguez-Azuero has added two partners by incorporating an energy-focused firm, while CMS’s office in Mexico has bolstered its infrastructure department by appointing a former legal executive of local bank BanBajío as partner.

05 July 2021

Linklaters launches Mexico group

UK magic circle firm Linklaters has expanded its Latin America offering by launching a practice group dedicated to Mexico.

01 July 2021

Post-coronavirus wealth taxes could be a case of when, not if

The financial strain of the covid-19 pandemic has forced governments in Latin America to dig deep to cover costs. As a growing debt pile looms ever larger, some countries in the region are floating a tax on the wealthy to help foot the bill, one of several ways private wealth counsel in the region is evolving. Emily Darby reports on a practice area experiencing big changes.

29 June 2021

Mexico’s CFE raises US$503 million in three bond issues

Mexican state-owned utility company Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) has relied on local law firm Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, SC to establish a debt certificate programme – worth 100 billion Mexican pesos (US$5 billion) – and make three bond issuances worth a combined 10 billion pesos (US$503 million).

29 June 2021

Codere becomes LatAm’s first listed gambling group

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in Madrid, New York and London has helped Spanish gambling company Codere Online combine with a Mexican special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) in a US$350 million deal that creates Latin America’s first listed gaming operator.

24 June 2021

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