Julián J Garza is partner of Nader, Hayaux & Goebel. His practice areas include banking, finance, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, telecom and structured finance.
Julián 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. Mr. Garza also regularly works in financing transactions, as well as specialised banking and financial and telecom regulatory work, debt restructurings, structuring and implementation of equity funds, including in the real estate and infrastructure markets. His mergers and acquisitions practice expands to a variety of industries, including real estate, telecom, financial intermediaries and infrastructure facilities, advising on foreign investment acquisitions and joint venture transactions, among others.
Julián is a graduate of Universidad Panamericana (attorney at law 1997, with honours). He has a Master of Law degree from the University of Texas at Austin (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 Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City and has been a lecturer of Mexican Business and Commercial Law at the University of Texas in Austin.
Julián 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 3, published by West Group; “Mexico infrastructure and energy financing and investment”, included in The Euromoney Handbook 2013, published by Euromoney; the Telecoms and Media, Mexico chapter 2017 of Getting The Deal Through, published by Law Business Research; the M&A Mexico chapter 2017 of Getting The Deal Through published by Law Business Research; and Latin Lawyer Bank Financing Mexico questionnaire, 2017.
A selection of recent transactions and projects on which Mr. Garza advised, include:
- Advised APP Coatzacoalcos Villahermosa (“APP”) an affiliate of Mota-Engil Mexico, and acted as transaction counsel, in a MXP$1,950 million securitization of collection rights stemming from a Public-Private Partnership Services Agreement for the rehabilitation, conservation and maintenance of the Coatzacolacos – Villahermosa highway, a 10 year project awarded to APP by the Ministry of Communications and Transports.
- Advised a conglomerate of financial entities on the financing and the acquisition of notes issued by Mexican industrial companies through unsecured private placement.
- Advised Acciones y Valores Banamex as lead underwriter in the placement of CKDs by PGIM in the Mexican market with a target initial issuance of MXN$884.400 million plus additional commitments, through a capital call mechanism, for a targeted total committed issuance amount of MXN$4.422 billion.
- Advised BBVA Bancomer as administrative agent of a syndicate integrated by Sabadell, Santander and BBVA Bancomer to finance a real estate development including offices, residencies, a hotel and other commercial properties, developed by T69, and subcontracted to Lend Lease.
- Advised Banco Finterra, a Mexican bank focused on the agroindustry in which Rabobank and DEG participate, in the implementation of regulatory, corporate and transactional aspects of its transformation into a Mexican bank.
- Advised PGIM Real Estate in the incorporation of private equity funds in Mexico for investment in the real estate industry, as well as on a variety of joint ventures with Mexican developers for the investment, development and construction of industrial facilities in Mexico.
- Advised Telefónica Movistar México, the second largest mobile phone operator in Mexico, in a corporate restructuring and of telecom concessions and in securing required authorizations from the Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (Ifetel).
- Advised private equity firm AIP in the acquisition of the Mexican entities Moly-Cop México and Servicios MolyCop, which form part of the Moly-Cop Division of Arrium. Moly-Cop is the largest supplier of forged steel grinding media by sales volumes and the largest supplier globally by production capacity, including Mexico.
- Advised Banamex and Banco Santander as placement agents in a securitisation transaction of toll road receivables of Grupo Aldesa, a toll roads concessionaire in the State of Chiapas, through the issuance of certificados bursátiles in the Mexican Stock Exchange.
- Advised Eutelsat (Satélites Mexicanos) on corporate reorganisation affairs and capitalization matters, and licensing aspects associated therewith; as well as on investment compliance requirements and data privacy matters in accordance with telecom and applicable regulations.