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Haynes and Boone, LLP

Alberto de la Pena

Alberto de la Pena

Partner

Expertise

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

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Activity

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WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group
Member
Profile
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

Texas
New York
Mexico

Education

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.
Articles

Mexico: Federal Technical Guidelines Regarding Strategy for Reopening of Activities
Haynes and Boone, LLP, June 2020

The technical guidelines described below are a follow up to the order establishing the strategy for the reopening and return to social, educational, and economic activities published on May 14, 2020, which was subsequently amended (the “Order”). Our alert on the Order and its amendment can be found here and here...

Mexico: Amendment to the Federal Strategy for Reopening of Activities
Haynes and Boone, LLP, May 2020

The order described below is a follow-up to the order establishing the strategy for the reopening and return to social, educational, and economic activities, including additional industries to those considered essential, published on May 14, 2020 (the “Order”). (Our alert on the Order can be found here...

Mexico: Federal Strategy for Reopening of Activities
Haynes and Boone, LLP, May 2020

The order described below is a follow-up to the order published on April 21, 2020 (the “Order”), that extended the immediate suspension of all non-essential activities in the public, private, and social sectors until May 30, 2020. (Our alert on the Order can be found here)...

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