MEXICO CITY – Oct. 31, 2019 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has expanded its Latin America Practice in the firm’s Mexico City office with the addition of Shareholder Rodrigo Orozco Waters and four associates.
The team joins Greenberg Traurig from Orozco Waters Abogados, S.C., where Orozco Waters was the founder. The associates are Victor Felipe Callarisa Rivera, Alfonso Malagón Lozano, Edgar Fernando Orozco Ceballos and José Manuel López Castro.
“Rodrigo and his team bring a track record of experience in the areas of public-private partnerships and government financing that will be an asset to our clients,” said José Raz Guzmán, co-chair of the firm's Latin America Practice and the managing shareholder of the Mexico City office. “They will add to the reputation of our multidisciplinary team that helps clients to identify and capitalize on business opportunities in Mexico and beyond.”
At Greenberg Traurig, Orozco Waters is a member of the Corporate Practice and represents clients in public and private infrastructure and financing projects, as well as foreign investment transactions in Mexico’s infrastructure, energy, manufacturing, financial, and commercial sectors. He represented the Mexican federal government in the securitization of several funds and assets through the Mexican Stock Exchange, as well as the issuance of catastrophic bonds through the World Bank. Orozco Waters regularly advises state and municipal governments in their financing transactions and has been involved in many of the largest state-debt restructurings and refinancings in Mexico, having advised commercial and development banks and states. He also has broad experience in M&A transactions involving the financial sector and other regulated industries.
Orozco Waters holds an LL.M. from Columbia University School of Law, and a Law Degree from Escuale Libre de Derecho in Mexico City. He is admitted to practice in Mexico and New York.
“The reputation of Greenberg Traurig’s Latin America Practice has always been recognized throughout the region for its ability to structure highly complex cross-border and in-country transactions,” Orozco Waters said. “We are very excited to be able to share the firm’s resources with our existing clients and look forward to leveraging the firm’s global platform to continue to expand our work both in Mexico and throughout Latin America.”
“We are very pleased to expand our already strong group in Mexico City dedicated to infrastructure and energy project development,” said Juan Manuel González Bernal who leads the Project Finance & Infrastructure Practice in the Mexico City office. “Clients today are looking for experience in the regulatory and transactional areas, and by adding attorneys like Rodrigo, we will continue to provide the type of client-focused service companies expect from Greenberg Traurig.”
Callarisa Rivera is a member of the firm’s Corporate Practice, who has more than 12 years of experience in corporate law. He focuses his practice on capital markets, banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions and refinancing. He has experience working on sophisticated corporate and financial transactions for both governmental and non-governmental entities in Mexico and abroad. Callarisa Rivera holds a Law Degree, with honors, from Escuela Libre de Derecho in Mexico City. He is admitted in Mexico.
Malagón Lozano is part of the Banking & Finance Practice, where he represents companies, as well as local and federal government entities, in corporate and financial structuring transactions. He holds a Law Degree from Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Santa Fe. He is admitted in Mexico.
Orozco Ceballos is a member of the Banking & Finance Practice, who focuses his practice on public contracts, and state and municipal financing. He received a Law Degree, with honors, from Escuela Libre de Derecho in Mexico City. He is admitted in Mexico.
López Castro joins the firm’s Banking & Finance Practice, where he focuses his practice on banking and financial transactions, securities, corporate matters, and administrative law. He has advised clients in corporate restructurings, financings, public-private partnerships, and financial compliance as well as debt and equity capital markets transactions. He holds a Law Degree and Specialization in Commercial Law Entities from Universidad Panamericana in Mexico. He is admitted in Mexico.
About Greenberg Traurig Mexico: Greenberg Traurig’s Mexico City office offers clients innovative, strategic advice and legal services that span both traditional fields and contemporary regulatory sectors. The office has more than 60 bilingual attorneys who have been contributors to major national projects in Mexico and leverages the resources and reach of the firm’s global platform to provide clients with tailored legal services reflective of the specific industry and market conditions in which they operate. The Mexico City office is an integral part of the firm’s award-winning Latin America Practice, and has been recognized with leading banking, corporate, M&A, infrastructure, real estate, privacy, energy, administrative litigation, and competition practices in Mexico.
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