Luis Cortes

Luis Cortes

Associate

Luis Cortes focuses his practice on commercial, corporate, and financial law. Luis represents both domestic and international clients in cross-border transactions, project finance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, EPC contracts, FIDIC contracts, compliance and vessel financing.

Concentrations

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Project finance
  • Infrastructure

Competenze

Esperienze Professionali

  • Counseled an international client in connection with a FIDIC based EPC contract for the expansion of a Mexican port.
  • Counseled an international consortium in connection with a public bid procedure before the CFE for the engineering, construction, procurement and maintenance of a geothermal power plant.
  • Counseled a consortium in connection with the EPC contract for a water pipeline in Mexico.
  • Counseled an international consortium in connection with a public bid procedure before the SCT for a US$3 billion infrastructure project in Mexico.
  • Represented an international pharmaceutical company in its USD$2.3 billion acquisition of the business and assets of a Mexican pharmaceutical company with operations in México and Colombia and assets in Europe, México and Colombia; the acquisition was carried out under a bidding process.
  • Represented a German client in the Mexican leg of its cross-border sale of its food delivery services App, business and assets to an English company in a €125 million transaction.
  • Counseled an international client in the Mexican leg of its cross-border sale of its optical technologies business in Mexico including its maquiladora in a USD$400 million transaction.
  • Counseled an international client in a USD$1.8 billion merger involving to Mexican pharmaceutical companies.
  • Represented a Mexican pharmaceutical in the implementation of a joint venture with a U.S. based pharmaceutical for the registration and commercialization in LATAM of cancer treatments.
  • Represented Bio Pappel, S.A.B. de C.V. in the closing of a U.S. $255 million syndicated secured credit facility.
  • Represented a Mexican financial institution in the design, negotiation and implementation of the guarantees package in Mexico and Chile in connection with the acquisition by such financial institution of certain assets of an international company.
  • Counseled an international pharmaceutical company in connection with a cross-border internal investigation related to the regulatory compliance of the operations of their Mexican subsidiaries.
  • Foreign Law Clerk, Greenberg Traurig, Miami, FL, 2013-2014
  • Associate, Gallastegui y Lozano, S.C., 2009-2012
  • Law Clerk, Gallastegui y Lozano, S.C., 2004-2009

Riconoscimenti e Premi

  • Member, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Mexico City Alumni Committee, 2015-Present
  • Adjunct Professor, Universidad Iberoamericana, 2009-2012
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association

Formazione

Formazione
  • LL.M., with honors, Northwestern University, Pritzker School of Law, 2013
    • Dean's List
  • Law Degree, with honors, Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico City, D.F., Mexico, 2011
Abilitazioni
  • Mexico
  • New York
Lingue
  • Spagnolo, Madrelingua
  • Inglese, Fluente
  • Tedesco, Fluente