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Prominent Team of Transactional Lawyers Joins Baker & McKenzie in Mexico

LawFuel News Service – Mexico City, Mexico, 28 October 2014 – Baker & McKenzie Mexico welcomes a group of distinguished transactional lawyers in Mexico City to continue expanding its corporate, mergers and acquisitions, infrastructure and telecommunications practices.

The team of lawyers is formed by Carlos Valencia, Miguel B. de Erice, Tatiana Escribano, Luis Álvarez, Javier Zenteno, Gabriel Salinas and Karina Duyich, who join the Firm’s transactional groups and bring with them extensive knowledge and expertise in key areas including energy, mergers and acquisitions, telecommunications, infrastructure, and corporate matters. Carlos Valencia and Tatiana Escribano join Baker & McKenzie as partners in the corporate/mergers and acquisitions practice, while Miguel de Erice joins as partner in the real estate and infrastructure practice.

“The integration of this team into Baker & McKenzie is part of our growth and development strategy, which we have been steadily driving in recent years, and responds to our commitment to offering value-added services to clients through highly qualified and experienced professionals in the practices the market demands,” said Andrés Ochoa- Bünsow, the Firm’s national managing partner. “We are certain that the expertise of these new professionals will enrich our transactional practices significantly in these times when the country is undergoing historical transitions due to recent reforms.”

With more than 50 years of successful operations as the largest legal services firm in Mexico and over 300 professionals — including more than 100 transactional lawyers with this new integration — Baker & McKenzie is the only firm in the country with an integral, highly specialized professional team across a wide range of legal practices.

About the Lawyers

• Carlos Valencia has over 35 years of experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and reorganizations, and in public and private project financing. He has advised companies on regulatory matters, including antitrust, as well as in foreign investment projects that span technology, media, and telecommunications. Carlos has participated in four of the five most important cross-border restructuring processes since the enactment of the Insolvency Proceedings Law (Ley de Concursos Mercantiles). The international publication Chambers & Partners acknowledges Carlos in the Latin America and global editions for his vast experience and knowledge on the matters he has consulted, and as a great dealmaker. Latin Lawyer 250 and The Legal 500 Latin America have highlighted his great professionalism as well as the accomplishments of his Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions practice.

• Miguel B. de Erice brings to the Firm more than 25 years of experience in infrastructure projects and privatization processes, including toll highways, cross-border bridges, railroads, airports, satellites, BRTs, ports, water treatment plants, independent power producers (IPP) and for the provision of services (PPS) projects, as well as related regulatory matters. He has advised the Mexican federal government and major international companies on infrastructure, energy, administrative law, communications, project finance and technology matters, including participation in legislation drafting groups. He is continually recognized by Chambers Latin America and Legal 500 for his expertise and excellent reputation in the practices he represents.

• Tatiana Escribano has advised foreign and domestic companies on negotiations and preparation of local and international agreements and contracts. She has represented major corporations in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and reorganizations, and public and private project financing. In addition to her expertise in corporate topics, Tatiana has also participated in regulatory matters in connection with antitrust, foreign investment and telecommunications projects. She has been acknowledged by Chambers Latin America and Legal 500 Latin America in the Corporate/M&A practice for her impressive responsiveness, experience and commercial pragmatism.

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