Job Experience and Practice:
Independent Legal Counsel
in Mexico, specializing in corporate law, business law, real estate law, mergers and acquisitions, financial law, banking law, securities law, trusts.
Successfully represented clients in company acquisitions and organized private banking and investment businesses.
Of counsel to group of investment companies in Mexican and foreign financial markets.
With experience in international transactions, new business strategies and trade negotiations, incorporation, foreign investment in Mexico and analyses and compliance of securities market products and services.
March 1998 to date.
Cigarrera La Moderna, S.A. de C.V. and it’s affiliates (Largest cigarette manufacturing company and tobacco related products in Mexico.)
Head counsel, reporting to the C.E.O. In charge of the Legal Department in all legal matters; copyrights and patents; copyrights licenses and royalties transactions; joint ventures, sales agreements and transactions dealing in international trade; mergers and acquisitions; real estate; bank loans; conflict resolution; health and social issues; litigation.
Active participation in B.A.T. Industries, PLC’ s (a division of British American Tobacco, Ltd.) purchase of Cigarrera La Moderna, S.A. de C.V. and its subsidiaries.
December 1995 to March 1998.
in addition to the aforementioned duties, Secretary of the Board
Cigarrera La Moderna, S.A. and its affiliates,
August 1997 to March 1998.
Vector Casa de Bolsa, S.A. de C.V. and its affiliates, subsidiaries and mutual funds.
(Leading securities broker-dealer in Mexico.)
Also its U.S. broker-dealer subsidiary in the U.S. Overseeing compliance of its daily transactions; helping to design new financial products; negotiating and conflict resolution; dealing with government officials and officers of related financial institutions; in charge of the Office of the Secretary of the Board of the broker-dealer and all its affiliates and mutual funds.
During this time, at close collaboration with Pulsar Internacional, S.A. de C.V., controlling shareholder, participates in its projects to acquire companies and to develop new businesses.
July 1991 to December 1995
Associate in Arredondo y Arredondo.
Corporate law, commercial law, business law, finance law, banking law, civil litigation and real estate.
November 1989 to July 1991
Head Manager of the Credits and Collections Department
Hylsa, S.A. de C.V.(Second largest steel mill in Mexico)
February 1986 to November 1989.
Legal Corporate Counsel
September 1984 to February 1986.
Trust Department Corporate Legal Services Counsel
Banca Serfín, S.N.C. (A Mexican bank.)
August 1979 to September 1984.
Admitted to practice in Mexico in 1978 after obtaining the Law degree in the Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico. Degree of Licenciado en Derecho y Ciencias Sociales (J.D.). Author of “El Fáctoring a la Luz del Derecho Mexicano” (“Factoring Agreement According to Mexican Law”).
Business Administration at the University of Texas at Austin.
Finance studies at the Universidad Regiomontana.
Spanish (native), English (US Citizen).