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Julian Garza Castañeda

Julian Garza Castañeda

Nader Hayaux y Goebel SCTorre Arcos, Paseo de los Tamarindos No. 400-B7th Floor, Colonia Bosques de las LomasMexico CityMexico05120

Thought Leader

WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

WWL says

Julian Garza Castañeda is a well-recognised practitioner in the banking sector who excels at advising sponsors and intermediaries on structured finance and capital market transactions.

Questions & Answers

Julián J Garza is partner of Nader, Hayaux & Goebel. His practice areas include banking and finance; mergers and acquisitions; capital markets; telecoms; and structured and project finance. Julián has worked in some of the largest structured finance and capital markets transactions, representing both sponsors and financial intermediaries. Julián also regularly works in financing transactions, as well as specialist banking and financial, and telecoms regulatory work; debt restructurings; and the structuring and implementation of equity funds, including in the real estate and infrastructure markets.

What inspired you to pursue a career in transactional and securities law?

I have always enjoyed business and financial matters; and, within the different practices that the law offers, I found the expertise in transactional matters and deep knowledge of financial markets offered by securities law to be invaluable. 

What are the most important things large institutional clients look for in a transactional lawyer?

Technical knowledge; business understanding; responsiveness; and adequate protection. 

How have austerity cuts affected the Mexican market in the last year?

As in every market, economic factors may or may not permit certain transactions to occur.  

In what ways has the government’s response to covid-19 impacted business confidence and supply chains in the region?

Coronavirus has impacted business confidence, regardless of the government’s actions. 

What are the likely long-term effects of covid-19 on capital markets? 

The impact will last throughout the year and into 2021. It is difficult to raise funds in the markets with so many industries impacted by the crisis.

How do you see your practice evolving over the next five years? 

It will continue to grow in the banking and finance, capital markets, and M&A markets.

What advice would you give to younger lawyers hoping to one day be in your position?  

Work hard, and be proactive and creative.

National Leader

Mexico - Banking 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Julian Garza Castañeda is a well-recognised practitioner in the banking sector who excels at advising sponsors and intermediaries on structured finance and capital market transactions. ​

Biography

Julián J Garza is partner of Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, SC. His practice areas include banking, structured finance, mergers & acquisitions, capital markets, telecom and project finance. 

Mr Garza has worked in some of the largest structured finance and capital markets transactions, representing both sponsors and financial intermediaries. His most recent cases include securitisation deals related to infrastructure projects, and local and cross-border issuances of securities, including FIBRAs and CKDs, representing both sponsors and financial intermediaries. Mr Garza also regularly works in financing transactions, specialised banking and financial regulatory work, debt restructurings, structuring and implementation of equity funds, including in the real estate and infrastructure markets, mergers and acquisitions of financial assets and financial intermediaries, and foreign investment and joint venture transactions in a variety of industries, including telecom.

Mr Garza is a graduate of the Panamerican University (attorney at law 1997, summa cum laude). He has a Master of Laws degree from the University of Texas (1999). He worked as foreign associate at Mayer Brown LLP (Chicago, 2002–2003). He is a professor of international financial law and financial intermediaries at Panamerican University in Mexico City. Julián has been a lecturer of Mexican business and commercial law at the University of Texas in Austin.

Mr Garza is a member of the National Association of Corporate Counsels. He has written various chapters and articles for specialised books and magazines, including the chapter “The New Mexican Banking System" in Mexican Law: A Treatise for Legal Practitioners and International Investors, volume three, published by West Group; the chapter “Mexico infrastructure and energy financing and investment” in The Euromoney Handbook 2013, published by Euromoney; the Mexico chapters for the 2017 and 2018 editions of Getting the Deal Through: Telecoms and Media and Getting the Deal Through: M&A, and Latin Lawyer bank financing questionnaire for Mexico (2017 and 2018).

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