MEXICO CITY – Feb. 14, 2019 — Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP Shareholders Juan Manuel González Bernal and José Antonio Butrón Quintero participated in the Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Mexico conference, held Feb. 7, at the Four Seasons Mexico City. The event was hosted by GFC Media Group and co-sponsored by Greenberg Traurig.
Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Mexico is the country’s largest banking and finance event, gathering more than 350 senior decision-makers including local and international investors, companies and investment banks to discuss key issues and share best practices, according to its website. This year’s agenda covered a wide range of topics including Mexico’s outlook for financing and the impact of the new administration; investment strategies in capital markets; changes in the syndicated loans market; a panel on the effect of USMCA on trade and capital markets; and sessions on financing and investment models in the energy and infrastructure sectors.
Juan Manuel González participated in a lively panel discussion titled, “Mexico’s Infrastructure agenda: What is the government’s plan for existing projects, new initiatives and financing and investment opportunities?” He drew upon his experience of more than 20 years handling complex project finance transactions in Mexico and the legal regime applicable to public works and services. Panel members included infrastructure experts from BlackRock Mexico, Moody’s Investor Service, and KPMG Mexico.
José Antonio Butrón, who has participated in landmark transactions representing some of the leading companies and sponsors in a variety of sectors, moderated the panel, “Mexico’s middle market as an engine of economic growth: What are the fundraising, investment and growth plans of mid-tier corporates?” He discussed current market trends, the main risks and concerns raised by investors in banking and capital markets transactions, and the principal considerations and challenges for mid-tier corporates navigating through the journey going from a bilateral credit facility to a capital markets transaction. Other panelists included CFOs of Terrafina, Vinte Viviendas, Mexico Tower Partners, and the head of capital markets for HSBC Mexico,
About Greenberg Traurig Mexico: Greenberg Traurig’s Mexico City office has more than 60 bilingual attorneys who have been contributors to major national projects in Mexico, and who have held positions in Mexican government offices and regulatory agencies. The Mexico City office is an integral part of the firm’s award-winning Latin American and Iberian Practice, and has recently been recognized with leading banking, infrastructure, real estate, privacy, administrative litigation, and competition practices in Mexico.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 39 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: http://www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.