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María Velasco

María Velasco focuses her practice on public and private mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and other lending transactions. She has particular experience working with cross-border transactions in Latin America. María has previously worked for firms in New York and Mexico City.



  • Represented Global Bank Corp. on its issuance of international bonds for USD 300 million maturing in 2029.°
  • Represented Infraestructura Energética Nova, S.A.B. de C.V. (IEnova), Sempra Energy subsidiary, one of Mexico’s leading energy companies, in its follow-on equity offering.°
  • Represented Nemak, S.A.B. de C.V., a leading provider of innovative light- weighting solutions for the global automotive industry in its Ps. 10,752 million IPO of common stock and overallotment option of Ps. 1,612.8 million to the placement agents.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Velasco prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Represented Atlantica Yield plc on its international issuance of new senior unsecured notes to redeem all of Atlantica’s outstanding senior notes.°
  • Represented Credit Suisse, as administrative agent, in certain secured financing arrangement with Canacol Energy Ltd., as borrower.°
  • Represented Grupo Financiero Banorte as creditor of Desarrolladora Homex, S.A.B. de C.V., in its bank debt restructuring, as well as drafting and coordinating its plan of reorganization.°
  • Represented EZCORP, Inc., as majority shareholder, in the sale of Grupo Finmart to Alpha Holding, a leader in loans to government employees in Mexico.°
  • Represented Nexxus Capital in its investment in Transnetwork Corporation, a business-to-business electronic cross-border processing and payment platform, which enables licensed and regulated financial institutions to connect under one standard technology granting access to a diversified payment network in United States to be allocated in Latin America.°
  • Represented automotive safety equipment company, Key Safety Systems in the acquisition of its Japanese counterpart, Takata, in a USD 1.6 billion global deal.°
  • Represented Grupo Gondi in its acquisition of Aluprint Folding Cartons from the Austrian-based company, Constantia Flexibles.°
  • Represented Grupo Axo, a leading multi-brand retailer in Latin America in its acquisition of Promoda, a “multi-brand outlet” offering clothes and accessories of different brands to affordable prices.°


  • LL.M., with honors, Northwestern University, Pritzker School of Law
  • LL.B., cum laude, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
  • New York
  • Spanish, Native
  • English, Fluent
  • French, Conversational