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Alberto de la Pena

Alberto de la Pena



  • Aviation
  • Capital Markets and Securities
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Strategic M&A

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Alberto de la Peña heads the Mexico and International Practice Groups and is a member of the Board of Directors of Haynes and Boone. Alberto is licensed to practice law in Mexico, Texas and New York, with more than 23 years of experience in advising companies doing business in Mexico and Latin America.

Alberto is a transactional lawyer with an international litigation background. He has successfully assisted clients in complex projects and legal matters regarding Mexico and Latin America, including, NAFTA related matters, strategic M&A, secured transactions, international funds, energy and infrastructure, antitrust investigations, hospitality, real estate, aviation and maritime law, telecommunications, manufacturing, franchising and distribution, anti-corruption and compliance, data privacy, litigation strategy, workouts and international law.

Bar Admissions

New York


LL.M., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2001
J.D., Escuela Libre de Derecho, 1994, with highest honors
Areas of Practice

Aviation | Capital Markets and Securities | Corporate | Corporate Strategic M&A | Cuba | Energy, Power and Natural Resources | Food, Beverage and Restaurant | Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) | Import Relief | International | International Franchise and Distribution | Latin America and the Caribbean | Mergers and Acquisitions | Mexico | Mexico Energy Reform | Multi-Currency/Cross Border Financings | NAFTA | Private Clients and Estate Planning | Public Company Transactions | Real Estate | Spain | U.S. Inbound Investment

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Represented public and private companies in complex mergers and acquisitions transactions in Mexico and Latin America.

Represented clients in contractual, transactional and regulatory work in the energy sector in Mexico.

Assisted client in a $100 million joint venture in Mexico in the oil and gas sector.

Represented the lenders in vessel financings in Mexico.

Represented international airline in Mexico and Latin America.

Represented American and Canadian banks and companies in international financing, including lending to, and obtaining security interests in, Mexican companies and assets.

Represented public and private telecommunications carrier in Mexico regulatory and transactional matters.

Represented a U.S. public company in the issuance of a multi-million dollar debt in connection with Mexican legal regulations and antitrust compliance.

Assisted client in the implementation of a compliance program, including FCPA, regarding its operations in Mexico and Latin America.

Represented U.S. public company in the acquisition and servicing of distressed loan portfolios in Mexico and Latin America.

Represented franchisors in corporate transactional work, regulatory, administrative filings, and trademark infringement procedures in Mexico.

Represented clients acquiring commercial and industrial real estate in Mexico, including hospitality.

Represented Mexican public and private companies with operations in the United States.

Represented U.S. public companies and the Mexican government in cross-border litigation matters.

Assisted arbitrator in NAFTA international arbitration regarding NAFTA regulations and commercial law.

Amendment to the General Law of Commercial Companies
Haynes and Boone, LLP, June 2018

On June 14, 2018, Mexico’s Ministry of Economy (Secretaría de Economía) published in the Official Federal Gazette amendments to Articles 73 and 129 of the General Law of Commercial Companies (Ley General de Sociedades Mercantiles) (the “Law”), imposing a new requirement to provide notice in the Ministry of Economy’s electronic system regarding entries made in the Shareholder and Member Registry Books of Corporations and Limited Liability Companies (t

Mexican Government Announces Key Positions for Upcoming Renegotiation of NAFTA
Haynes and Boone, LLP, August 2017

On July 31, the Mexican Ministry of Commerce submitted to the Senate the Priorities of Mexico in the Negotiations for theModernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)(the “Position Paper”)...

Upcoming Mexico Anti-Corruption Law: What Does it Mean for Companies Doing Business in Mexico?
Haynes and Boone, LLP, July 2017

Two years ago, Mexico began a process to completely change the legal framework regulating anti-corruption in the country. On May 27, 2015, a Constitutional amendment was published in the Official Gazette of the Federation to create the new framework against corruption...

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