Manuel Rajunov

Manuel Rajunov

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Manuel Rajunov focuses his practice on tax consulting and transactional advice to foreign investors doing business in Mexico, as well as advising Mexican investors on their investments overseas. Based on his over 20 years of experience, Manuel’s practice has an emphasis on real estate, corporate and securities, as well as mergers and acquisitions.

Manuel is a frequent speaker at conferences and contributor to publications on topics relevant to his areas of focus.

Concentrations

  • Latin America
  • Corporate and securities
  • Tax
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Real estate development
  • Finance
  • Private wealth
  • Manufacturing and distribution
  • Retail
  • Technology
  • Gaming
  • Hospitality
  • Housing
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Capabilities

Experience

 
  • Acted as lead tax counsel to a consumer electronic products in the reorganization of its Mexican operations.°
  • Acted as lead counsel for a European-based automotive part manufacturer in the tax reorganization of their Mexican operations.°
  • Acted as lead Mexican counsel to a power generation systems manufacturer, in the implementation of global tax strategies.°
  • Acted as lead Mexican tax advisor on multiple global transactions with an aggregate value of $30 billion.°
  • Acted as lead tax adviser to a US-based investment group in the development of a US$100 million exclusive luxury vacation housing community in Los Cabos, Mexico.°
  • Acted as lead counsel to a US based REIT in the restructuring of its Mexican portfolio to allow tax savings in excess of US $80 million.°
  • Acted as lead tax, legal and operational adviser to a major US-based buyout fund in the migration to Mexico of the manufacturing operations of several holdings.°
  • Acted as lead counsel and tax adviser to several foreign-based family-owned or majority-controlled companies regarding the establishment, operation, expansion and divestiture of their Mexican operations in the manufacturing and distribution, real estate, services and retail industries.°
  • Acted as lead counsel to a US-based consumer household products manufacturer in the acquisition of a distribution company in Mexico, in a transaction valued at $50 million.°
  • Acted as lead counsel for a Canadian real estate brokerage company in expansion into Mexico by acquiring a local real estate company.°
  • Acted as lead counsel to a US-based Real Estate Investment Fund in the acquisition, reorganization and divestment of its Mexican real property portfolio with a net asset value average of $850 million.°
  • Acted as lead counsel to US-based developer in the divestment of its Mexican portfolio in a transaction valued at $350 million.°
  • Acted as co-counsel to major US conglomerate in the acquisition of majority stake in the automotive battery division of one of the largest diversified industrial groups in Mexico.°
  • Acted as co-counsel to the investment group that developed the Rosewood properties in San Miguel Allende, Mexico and Punta Mita, Mexico.°
  • Acted as co-counsel to the investment group developing a 500-room resort in Cancún, Mexico.°
  • Acted as co-counsel of the investment group that developed a major resort located in Baja California.°
  • Acted as lead or co-counsel to several US-based real estate investors in the development of housing communities and resorts in Mexico, with a combined investment of US $300 million.°
  • Acted as lead counsel to the real estate division of a major oil company in the purchase and development of a housing joint venture in Mexico.°
  • Acted as lead counsel to a US based investment fund in the management of commercial real estate in Mexico.°
  • Acted as lead or co-counsel to several US-based real estate investors in the development of three industrial parks in Mexico, with a combined investment of US$200 million.°
  • Acted as lead Mexican counsel to an Israel-based defense contractor in a public bid process with the Mexican Department of National Defense.°
  • Acted as lead Mexican counsel to a US-based private equity fund on the financing of a Mexican telecommunications provider.°
  • Acted as lead Mexican counsel to a US-based software company in the reorganization of their global intellectual property holdings.°
  • Acted as lead Mexican counsel to an Israel-based software company in a licensing transaction with a Mexican casino operator.°
  • Acted as lead counsel to a US-based worldwide refrigeration company in the establishment of Mexican manufacturing operations for three divisions and the operations of a joint venture with a Mexican-based conglomerate.°
  • Acted as lead Mexican counsel to several Israel-based technology companies on all business aspects of their operations in Mexico.°
  • Acted as co-counsel to three major Fortune 500 US-based automotive suppliers in the establishment of their Mexican operations with a combined investment in excess of US$350 million.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Rajunov prior to him joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Taxes - U.S. Taxes - Non-Contentious, 2018
  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2017
  • Member, Mexican Bar Association
  • Associate Member, ABA
  • Member, International Fiscal Association
  • Member, International Bar Association
  • Member, Dallas Council of Foreign Relations
  • Member, Dallas Executive Committee
  • Member, National Council
  • Chair, Dallas Political Committee, American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
  • Fellow, Wexner Heritage Program
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Center for Israel Education

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico, 1995
  • B.A., Business Administration, with highest honors, Instituto Mexico, 1990
Admissions
  • Mexico
Registered Foreign Legal Consultant in Texas; Admitted to the practice of law in Mexico.
Languages
  • Spanish, Native
  • English, Fluent
  • Hebrew, Conversational