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Yves Hayaux-du-Tilly has been advising for over thirty years’ multinationals, Mexican and foreign investors in mergers & acquisitions and financing transactions, as well as in their corporate and governance matters related to their operations in Mexico and Latin America.
He is recognised as one of LatAm’s leading experts in insurance and reinsurance derived from his particularly strong background and transactional experience representing companies within the insurance and financial industries and his excellent track record handling regularly high-end transactions and disputes for leading clients of the insurance and financial sector.
He has been leading NHG’s pioneering London office established back in 2010, bringing NHG’s expertise on Mexican law to the London market and advising clients from the insurance sector on their reinsurance operations with Mexico and Latin America. He is responsible for NHG’s highly regarded and undisputed leading (Re)Insurance Practice, as well as for the innovative Working Group formed by NHG to support its clients in their Sustainable/ESG Transition.
Yves regularly advises leading international corporations and multinationals and acts as Mexican co-counsel to international law firms in transactions and business involving Mexico and Latin America.
Yves is a dedicated lawyer who, besides taking the time for each of his clients and matters, finds time to serve the community by participating in different professional associations. He formed the Mexican Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain (MexCC) in 2011, served as its Chairman from 2011 to 2019, and currently serves as Honourary Chair of the MexCC. He served as Chair of the Mexican Association of Insurance and Bonding Law (AMEDESEF), is currently a member of the Presidential Council of the International Association of Insurance Law (AIDA), a member of the Unión Social de Empresarios Mexicanos (USEM), the first Mexican honourary member of the Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR), a member of Chapter Zero UK (the Director’s Climate Forum), and the founder and Co-Chair of Chapter Zero Mexico, the Climate Governance Initiative). He is a former Chair of the Financial Law Committee of the Mexican Association of Corporate Counsels (ANADE), a former Chair of the Mexican Committee of the Section of International Law of the American Bar Association (ABA).
He has been recognised by leading legal publications for his extraordinary expertise. Chambers Latin America considers Yves a leading lawyer in its corporate/M&A, and banking and finance sections; and is the only Mexican lawyer ranked by Chambers as a star individual in insurance, where NHG stands alone as the one and only Mexican law firm ranked in Tier 1. The guide states: “He is the point of reference in insurance matters in Mexico; working with him is a pleasure, as not only does he know the law but also the business dynamics of the industry and its stakeholders,” In addition, clients appreciate that “He is always available for his clients, is open to new ideas and looks for different solutions and alternatives.”
Star individual Yves Hayaux-du-Tilly Laborde, he continues to receive distinguished praise from clients, with one enthusing: “His insight into insurance issues is unique – he is an excellent lawyer and, for me, he is the point of reference for insurance matters in Mexico.”
Chambers & Partners (2022)
The Legal500 ranks Yves as a Leading Lawyer in Insurance, were clients express: “‘They are the allies you want to have by your side in a complex negotiation. Yves Hayaux is experienced like few others’” his practice covers everything from regulatory matters and dispute resolution, to product development and corporate transactional work; also, he has been recommended in banking & finance, bankruptcy & restructuring and corporate M&A. IFLR1000 ranks Yves as a leading lawyer in banking, and mergers and acquisitions; Who’s Who Legal ranked him as Thought Leader both in Mexico 2020 and in Insurance & Reinsurance 2020 considering him “a go-to lawyer” for Mexican and international insurance-sector clients.
Yves regularly advises the subsidiaries of all major international companies operating in Mexico and Latin America and leading Mexican insurers, including Assurant, AXA, BUPA, BNP Paribas Cardif, Chubb, Dentegra, GNP, MetLife, Principal, Secured Legal Title, The Travelers Companies, Sofia Salud and Zurich. He currently serves as non-executive and independent director of Dentegra Seguros Dentales, Pensiones Principal, Sofia Salud; and GNP International Ltd.
A selection of recent transactions and projects on which Yves advised, include: