Nader, Hayaux & Goebel (NHG) is a market leader in mergers and acquisitions; banking and finance; securities and capital markets; structured finance; insurance and reinsurance; project finance; real estate; energy and infrastructure; restructurings and workouts; government procurement; tax; telecoms; and antitrust. It is made up of 18 partners and more than 30 associates, and represents one of the largest groups of corporate finance experts in the Mexican market.
NHG is the only Mexican law firm with an office in London, with a strong focus on developing and pursuing business opportunities within Mexico, the UK and other European countries. The firm also enjoys excellent working relationships with law firms in all major cities around the world.
The firm’s banking and finance practice group is one of the largest dedicated to banking and finance. It involves a range of services, including corporate; commercial and syndicated lending; project finance; structured finance; capital markets; securitisation; equity offerings; equity funds; insurance; leasing; real estate finance; workouts; insolvencies and restructurings; regulatory; and transactional matters.
The mergers and acquisitions practice group represents Mexican and foreign clients in all aspects of M&A, including joint ventures, strategic alliances, stock and asset purchases, takeovers, shareholders’ disputes, corporate governance, regulatory matters, antitrust and foreign investment. The group has taken private a number of public companies, having unique expertise in mergers and spin-offs of financial institutions.
The firm’s real estate work includes advice to parties in all types of transactions, including financing and securitisation; development of commercial, industrial and residential facilities; structuring of domestic and international funds – both private and publicly traded – including CKDs; acquisitions, sales and sale-lease backs; and private and public offerings of securities representing a real estate interest, including Fibras.
The insurance and reinsurance practice group has been advising and representing leading insurance and reinsurance companies around the world in Mexican and Latin American matters. The firm is a leader in the functional aspects of insurance operations, as well as in regulatory and transactional matters, and is experienced in dealing with administrative authorities.
The firm’s securitisation and structured finance work has covered securitisations of existing assets and future flows, relating to a diversified base of underlying assets, including credit cards, toll roads, governmental fees, mortgage loans, car loans, retail, consumer, export, maritime freight and airfare receivables, infrastructure and rental streams.
The capital markets group is formed of specialists who regularly advise issuers, investors, broker dealers, credit enhancers and underwriters in international and domestic public and private offerings, including IPOs, as well as on disclosure, insider trading issues and enforcement matters.
The workouts and insolvency practice group has advised secured and unsecured lenders in over US$20 billion of restructurings and workouts. The firm has been involved in every aspect including strategic alliances, structuring, asset divestitures, leveraged buyouts, debt repurchases and refinancing.
The firm’s infrastructure and energy work has included the implementation of public–private partnerships, Pemex-related transactions, project finance, toll road financings and construction, airport transactions, hospitals and other infrastructure industries.
NHG frequently handles complex corporate, finance and regulatory telecom transactional matters in the broadcasting, mobile carrier and satellite industries, among others.
NHG’s tax group advises public and private companies in connection with taxation matters involving mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions, equity funds and multiple cross-border transactions.
Our antitrust practice group consists of a highly experienced team offering a wide range of services, from general antitrust consulting to merger control proceedings, investigations into monopolistic practices and proceedings, antitrust compliance consulting, advice on bidding and market conditions, and government entity advising.