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Michell Nader S

Michell Nader S

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

Thought Leader

WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

Global Leader

Banking - Finance 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Michell Nader is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to banking matters in Mexico. He has over 30 years of experience advising clients on a range of structured and acquisition finance issues.

Biography

Mr Nader’s main areas of practice include banking, acquisition and project finance, corporate and debt restructurings, insolvency, and mergers and acquisitions. Michell is a name partner of NHG, and he specialises in complex and innovative banking finance transactions. He is also an expert in workouts and has been extensively involved in the development of the Mexican Fibras, Fibras E and PPPs. Michell has spearheaded groundbreaking financial structures in the real estate sector, including the largest real estate financing ever in Mexico and the creation of the first Mexican land bank.

He also advised the US Department of the Treasury in the US$20 billion emergency financial package provided to the Mexican government in 1995. He has represented export, development and commercial banks in multiple structured and project finance matters, including the US Export Import bank, Credit Agricole, General Electric, Capital Corporation, IDB, Bank of America, BNP Paribas and Citibank in areas such as fixed-line and mobile telephony, energy, real estate, and infrastructure. He has also represented a number of bank creditor groups in contested and negotiated workouts, including AHMSA, Grupo Minero Mexico, Sicartsa, Comercial Mexicana, Gruma, GICSA, Grupo Collado, Vitro and many others.

He has also represented investors in M&A transactions in a variety of industries, such as the acquisition of Aseguradora Hidalgo by MetLife for US$1 billion, the acquisition of Unefon (a mobile telecoms service provider) by Iusacell, the acquisitions of some of the largest Mexican real estate portfolios by GE Real Estate and the sale of 50 per cent of Iusacell by Grupo Salinas to ATT for US$2.4 billion.  He has led a number of novel securities offerings in Mexico, including a number of investment funds (CKDs), real estate investment trusts (FIBRAs), and a recent registration of a Fibra E (Mexican MLP).

Project Finance 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Peers and clients alike herald Michell Nader S as "truly excellent; someone who stands out as a top player in the market". 

Biography

Mr Nader’s main areas of practice include banking, acquisition and project finance, corporate and debt restructurings, insolvency, and mergers and acquisitions. Michell is a name partner of NHG and he specialises in complex and innovative banking finance transactions. He is also an expert in workouts and has been extensively involved in the development of the Mexican FIBRAs, Fibras E and PPPs. Michell has spearheaded groundbreaking financial structures in the real estate sector, including the largest real estate financing ever in Mexico and the creation of the first Mexican land bank.

He also advised the US Department of the Treasury in the US$20 billion emergency financial package provided to the Mexican government in 1995. He has represented export, development and commercial banks in multiple structured and project finance matters including the US Export-Import Bank, Credit Agricole, General Electric, Capital Corporation, IDB, Bank of America, BNP Paribas and Citibank in areas such as fixed-line and mobile telephony, energy, real estate, and infrastructure. He has also represented a number of bank creditor groups in contested and negotiated workouts including AHMSA, Grupo Minero Mexico, Sicartsa, Comercial Mexicana, Gruma, GICSA, Grupo Collado, Vitro and many others.

He has also represented investors in M&A transactions in a variety of industries such as the acquisition of Aseguradora Hidalgo by MetLife for US$1 billion, the acquisition of Unefon (a mobile telecoms service provider) by Iusacell, the acquisitions of some of the largest Mexican real estate portfolios by GE Real Estate and the sale of 50 per cent of Iusacell by Grupo Salinas to ATT for US$2.4 billion.  He has led a number of novel securities offerings in Mexico including a number of investment funds (CKDs), real estate investment trusts (FIBRAs), and a recent registration of a Fibra E (Mexican MLP). 

Real Estate 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Michell Nader is a prominent figure in the Mexican legal market, and comes recommended by sources for his expertise in real estate financing and transactional matters. ​

Biography

Michell’s main areas of work are structured and acquisition finance, M&A, banking, capital markets, real estate and workouts. 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 done in Mexico and the development of products and structures for clients which have had significant impacts in 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.

He has also represented investors in M&A transactions in a variety of industries such as the acquisition of Aseguradora Hidalgo by MetLife for US$1 billion, the acquisition of Unefon (a mobile telecoms service provider) by Iusacell, the US$4 billion sale of the real estate portfolios of GE Real Estate to Blackstone, and the sale of Iusacell by Grupo Salinas to ATT for US$2.4 billion.

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 worked on a number of leveraged acquisitions representing lenders or purchasers of listed companies in Mexico in the textile, steel and telecommunications industries and has advised clients in multiple acquisitions and divestitures of banks, pension funds, insurance, telephony and real estate companies.

He has been very active in capital markets deals representing sponsors of FIBRAs, CKDs and issuers of bonds in Mexican and global offerings. He has led a number of novel securities offerings in Mexico including a number of investment funds (CKDs), real estate investment trusts (FIBRAs), and a recent registration of a FIBRA E (Mexican MLP). He advised the Mexican government in creating the structure for the PPP model for Mexican infrastructure projects and has worked extensively with local governments in the development of their legal and regulatory frameworks for PPPs.

He has lectured in corporate law, commercial law and comparative law at the Ibero-American University. He received his LLM in comparative law from Georgetown University, having graduated as an attorney (summa cum laude) from Ibero-American University. Michell regularly writes articles on his areas of expertise and contributes to specialised publications. Recent examples include the Mexico country overview for the last five editions of Chambers and Partners Latin America, and the Latin Lawyer questionnaire on bank financing in Mexico for the past four years.

National Leader

Mexico - Banking 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Michell Nader is a stalwart of the banking space in Mexico. He has represented some of the world's largest banks on structured and project finance matters, as well as governments on financial packages. 

Biography

Mr Nader’s main areas of practice include banking, acquisition and project finance, corporate and debt restructurings, insolvency, and mergers and acquisitions. Michell is a name partner of NHG and he specialises in complex and innovative banking finance transactions. He is also an expert in workouts and has been extensively involved in the development of the Mexican FIBRAs, Fibras E and PPPs. Michell has spearheaded groundbreaking financial structures in the real estate sector, including the largest real estate financing ever in Mexico and the creation of the first Mexican land bank.

He also advised the US Department of the Treasury in the US$20 billion emergency financial package provided to the Mexican government in 1995. He has represented export, development and commercial banks in multiple structured and project finance matters including the US Export-Import Bank, Credit Agricole, General Electric, Capital Corporation, IDB, Bank of America, BNP Paribas and Citibank in areas such as fixed-line and mobile telephony, energy, real estate, and infrastructure. He has also represented a number of bank creditor groups in contested and negotiated workouts including AHMSA, Grupo Minero Mexico, Sicartsa, Comercial Mexicana, Gruma, GICSA, Grupo Collado, Vitro and many others.

He has also represented investors in M&A transactions in a variety of industries such as the acquisition of Aseguradora Hidalgo by MetLife for US$1 billion, the acquisition of Unefon (a mobile telecoms service provider) by Iusacell, the acquisitions of some of the largest Mexican real estate portfolios by GE Real Estate and the sale of 50 per cent of Iusacell by Grupo Salinas to ATT for US$2.4 billion.  He has led a number of novel securities offerings in Mexico including a number of investment funds (CKDs), real estate investment trusts (FIBRAs), and a recent registration of a Fibra E (Mexican MLP). 

Mexico - Capital Markets 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Michell Nader S is renowned in the Mexican market when it comes to capital markets matters. His practice focuses on large debt restructurings, and leveraged acquisitions in particular. 

Biography

Mr Nader’s main areas of practice include banking, acquisition and project finance, corporate and debt restructurings, insolvency, and mergers and acquisitions. Michell is a name partner of NHG and he specialises in complex and innovative banking finance transactions. He is also an expert in workouts and has been extensively involved in the development of the Mexican FIBRAs, Fibras E and PPPs. Michell has spearheaded groundbreaking financial structures in the real estate sector, including the largest real estate financing ever in Mexico and the creation of the first Mexican land bank.

He also advised the US Department of the Treasury in the US$20 billion emergency financial package provided to the Mexican government in 1995. He has represented export, development and commercial banks in multiple structured and project finance matters including the US Export-Import Bank, Credit Agricole, General Electric, Capital Corporation, IDB, Bank of America, BNP Paribas and Citibank in areas such as fixed-line and mobile telephony, energy, real estate, and infrastructure. He has also represented a number of bank creditor groups in contested and negotiated workouts including AHMSA, Grupo Minero Mexico, Sicartsa, Comercial Mexicana, Gruma, GICSA, Grupo Collado, Vitro and many others.

He has also represented investors in M&A transactions in a variety of industries such as the acquisition of Aseguradora Hidalgo by MetLife for US$1 billion, the acquisition of Unefon (a mobile telecoms service provider) by Iusacell, the acquisitions of some of the largest Mexican real estate portfolios by GE Real Estate and the sale of 50 per cent of Iusacell by Grupo Salinas to ATT for US$2.4 billion.  He has led a number of novel securities offerings in Mexico including a number of investment funds (CKDs), real estate investment trusts (FIBRAs), and a recent registration of a Fibra E (Mexican MLP).

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Michell Nader S is a prominent figure in the Mexican market thanks to his deep expertise advising real estate investment funds on financing matters, as well as government authorities on PPP structures. 

Biography

Mr Nader’s main areas of practice include banking, acquisition and project finance, corporate and debt restructurings, insolvency, and mergers and acquisitions. Michell is a name partner of NHG and he specialises in complex and innovative banking finance transactions. He is also an expert in workouts and has been extensively involved in the development of the Mexican FIBRAs, Fibras E and PPPs. Michell has spearheaded groundbreaking financial structures in the real estate sector, including the largest real estate financing ever in Mexico and the creation of the first Mexican land bank.

He also advised the US Department of the Treasury in the US$20 billion emergency financial package provided to the Mexican government in 1995. He has represented export, development and commercial banks in multiple structured and project finance matters including the US Export-Import Bank, Credit Agricole, General Electric, Capital Corporation, IDB, Bank of America, BNP Paribas and Citibank in areas such as fixed-line and mobile telephony, energy, real estate, and infrastructure. He has also represented a number of bank creditor groups in contested and negotiated workouts including AHMSA, Grupo Minero Mexico, Sicartsa, Comercial Mexicana, Gruma, GICSA, Grupo Collado, Vitro and many others.

He has also represented investors in M&A transactions in a variety of industries such as the acquisition of Aseguradora Hidalgo by MetLife for US$1 billion, the acquisition of Unefon (a mobile telecoms service provider) by Iusacell, the acquisitions of some of the largest Mexican real estate portfolios by GE Real Estate and the sale of 50 per cent of Iusacell by Grupo Salinas to ATT for US$2.4 billion.  He has led a number of novel securities offerings in Mexico including a number of investment funds (CKDs), real estate investment trusts (FIBRAs), and a recent registration of a Fibra E (Mexican MLP). 

Mexico - M&A and Governance 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Michell Nader excels in handling matters arising out of corporate transactions, cross-border acquisitions, major financings and complex regulatory matters. 

Biography

Mr Nader’s main areas of practice include banking, acquisition and project finance, corporate and debt restructurings, insolvency, and mergers and acquisitions. Michell is a name partner of NHG and he specialises in complex and innovative banking finance transactions. He is also an expert in workouts and has been extensively involved in the development of the Mexican FIBRAs, Fibras E and PPPs. Michell has spearheaded groundbreaking financial structures in the real estate sector, including the largest real estate financing ever in Mexico and the creation of the first Mexican land bank.

He also advised the US Department of the Treasury in the US$20 billion emergency financial package provided to the Mexican government in 1995. He has represented export, development and commercial banks in multiple structured and project finance matters including the US Export-Import Bank, Credit Agricole, General Electric, Capital Corporation, IDB, Bank of America, BNP Paribas and Citibank in areas such as fixed-line and mobile telephony, energy, real estate, and infrastructure. He has also represented a number of bank creditor groups in contested and negotiated workouts including AHMSA, Grupo Minero Mexico, Sicartsa, Comercial Mexicana, Gruma, GICSA, Grupo Collado, Vitro and many others.

He has also represented investors in M&A transactions in a variety of industries such as the acquisition of Aseguradora Hidalgo by MetLife for US$1 billion, the acquisition of Unefon (a mobile telecoms service provider) by Iusacell, the acquisitions of some of the largest Mexican real estate portfolios by GE Real Estate and the sale of 50 per cent of Iusacell by Grupo Salinas to ATT for US$2.4 billion.  He has led a number of novel securities offerings in Mexico including a number of investment funds (CKDs), real estate investment trusts (FIBRAs), and a recent registration of a Fibra E (Mexican MLP). 

Mexico - Project Finance 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Michell Nader S is a seasoned expert who ranks highly for his invaluable insight in financial transactions relating to the real estate, energy and telecommunications industries. 

Biography

Mr Nader’s main areas of practice include banking, acquisition and project finance, corporate and debt restructurings, insolvency, and mergers and acquisitions. Michell is a name partner of NHG and he specialises in complex and innovative banking finance transactions. He is also an expert in workouts and has been extensively involved in the development of the Mexican FIBRAs, Fibras E and PPPs. Michell has spearheaded groundbreaking financial structures in the real estate sector, including the largest real estate financing ever in Mexico and the creation of the first Mexican land bank.

He also advised the US Department of the Treasury in the US$20 billion emergency financial package provided to the Mexican government in 1995. He has represented export, development and commercial banks in multiple structured and project finance matters including the US Export-Import Bank, Credit Agricole, General Electric, Capital Corporation, IDB, Bank of America, BNP Paribas and Citibank in areas such as fixed-line and mobile telephony, energy, real estate, and infrastructure. He has also represented a number of bank creditor groups in contested and negotiated workouts including AHMSA, Grupo Minero Mexico, Sicartsa, Comercial Mexicana, Gruma, GICSA, Grupo Collado, Vitro and many others.

He has also represented investors in M&A transactions in a variety of industries such as the acquisition of Aseguradora Hidalgo by MetLife for US$1 billion, the acquisition of Unefon (a mobile telecoms service provider) by Iusacell, the acquisitions of some of the largest Mexican real estate portfolios by GE Real Estate and the sale of 50 per cent of Iusacell by Grupo Salinas to ATT for US$2.4 billion.  He has led a number of novel securities offerings in Mexico including a number of investment funds (CKDs), real estate investment trusts (FIBRAs), and a recent registration of a Fibra E (Mexican MLP). 

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