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José Manuel López Castro

José Manuel 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, as well as debt and equity capital markets transactions. José Manuel has also advised financial intermediaries and entities supervised by Mexico’s Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV) to comply with the obligations regarding the prevention, detection, reporting, and omissions in operations that could be considered terrorist financings or from illicit origin.

Capabilities

Experiencia

  • Advised a French financial entity in several operations, including the sale of its loan portfolio for a total amount of MXN $800,000,000.00°
  • Member of the team that represented the State of Nayarit in the restructuring and refinancing of the totality of its public debt for an amount of MXN $5,607’583,753.69.°
  • Member of the team that represented the State of Veracruz in the restructuring and refinancing of the totality of its public debt for an amount of MXN $46,000,000,000.00.°
  • Member of the team that advised the Government of Mexico City in the implementation and structuring of an annual issuance program backed by the Federal Government of Mexico. This involved the structuring of the first green bonds issuance made by Mexico City in 2016, which was the first issuance of its kind made by a city in Latin America.°
  • Member of the team that advised the Federal Government and the 32 Federal Entities in the securitization of the Multiple Contributions Fund, which was carried out through the implementation of an issuance program for MXN $50,000 million for the issuance of the fiduciary debt certificates “BONOS CIEN”.°
  • Member of the team that advised the Federal Government of Mexico in the interpretation, analysis and compliance of agreements for the provision of comprehensive capacity prison services, including the construction and development of eight federal centers for social rehabilitation.°
  • Continuous advice and representation of companies in general corporate obligations and in matters related with anti-money laundering.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. López Castro prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, S.C.

  • Certificate in the Prevention of Operations from Illicit Origin and Terrorism Financings, Mexico’s Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV), 2018

Credentials

Educación
  • Specialization in Commercial Law Entities, Universidad Panamericana, 2016
  • Law Degree, Universidad Panamericana, 2015
Con licencia para ejercer en
  • México
Idiomas
  • Español, Nativo
  • Inglés, Fluido