Gonzalo Vargas Ateca is a strong player in the market known for his stellar work advising domestic and international clients on real estate, infrastructure and hospitality sector investments.
Gonzalo A Vargas has been a partner at the firm since 1991. He is a transactional attorney with over 30 years of experience providing legal and business advice to multinational and Mexican companies, with a focus on projects and infrastructure, oil and gas, energy, power generation, petrochemicals, government procurement (public bids and regulatory matters) and real estate, as well as on ADR and arbitration, acting as an expert witness in domestic and international arbitration proceedings.
His practice also includes the structuring of joint ventures and consortiums for the purpose of carrying out development, infrastructure and investment projects.
Being recognised as a business-oriented practitioner, Gonzalo is an active member of the boards of directors of several joint venture companies. He has also experience in cross-border investments, M&A transactions, corporate finance, sophisticated corporate structures and disputes between shareholders.
He has developed critical knowledge and made key contacts through his work with national and multinational developers, financial institutions, general contractors, management companies, architectural firms, sponsors, brokers, service companies and other clients in a broad range of transactions related to the real estate sector, including their participation in international public and private bids associated with the acquisition of major real estate assets or construction of infrastructure. He also provides advice for the management of distressed assets and is widely recognised in the Mexican legal and business sectors due to his experience in relation to the construction, acquisition and sale of golf courses and clubs, and also the design and implementation of transactions involving the management and operation of various hotels, clubs, convention centres and similar venues.