Diana González Flores | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
 Diana González Flores
 Diana González Flores

Diana González Flores

Associate, Mexico City

T +52 55 5540 9136

E dgonzalez@whitecase.com

Overview

Diana González Flores joined White & Case in August 2005. She specializes in project finance, mergers and acquisitions, bank financing and cross-border transactions across a broad range of industries, representing local and international clients in the public and private sectors.

Diana frequently represents project sponsors and developers as equity investors and owners, and in their other commercial and financial roles in major infrastructure, natural resource, industrial and energy projects and portfolios.

Before joining White & Case, Diana González worked for a prestigious law firm in Monterrey, Mexico, providing legal services in corporate law.

Bars and Courts

  • Authorized to practice law in Mexico

Education

  • MBA (English Version), IE Business School
  • Attorney at Law (Abogado), Universidad de Monterrey

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Experience

The Bank of Nova Scotia MXN 800 Million (US$60 Million) and US$8 Million Syndicated Facilities

Diana was part of the team which represented the Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank Inverlat) as administrative agent and lender in a MXN 800 million (US$60 million) syndicated facility granted to Centennial TWR México, and in a concurrent facility (through Colpatria) of US$8 million to Centennial Colombia. Both borrowers are private companies providing lease space in sites for the installation of telecom antennas and other transmission equipment.

Azimut Acquisition of a majority share of Profie

Diana was part of the team which represented Azimut, Italy's leading independent asset manager, in a stock purchase agreement to acquire (subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions) 82.14 percent of Profie, a Mexican holding company controlling the entire equity capital of Más Fondos Mexico's largest pure independent asset management distribution company. Concurrently, Azimut will sign an investment and shareholders agreement with the current management team of Más Fondos to develop the business in the future. Más Fondos distributes third-party funds and (as of May 31st, 2014) manages assets equivalent to Ps$7.1 billion (Approximately €404 million).

State of Nuevo León Refinancing US $2.8 billion

Represented the State of Nuevo León in its record-breaking public debt restructuring of US$2.8 billion.

Mexican Sovereign States Asset Financing US$700 million plus

Negotiated derivatives transactions and implementing the structure of one of the largest asset financing structures (non-recourse – US$700 million plus) by the State of Sonora for the construction of more than 100 infrastructure projects. Involved in similar operations in other Mexican States such as: Nayarit, Estado de México and Puebla (approximately US$800 million).

Guardería ABC Indemnity Structure

Created and implemented the structure to indemnify the affected parties of the fire accident that occurred in a public day-care facility known as "Guardería ABC" in the State of Sonora. Because of the political implications of this tragedy and the attention of the media, the structure was successfully implemented in fewer than three days.

Senior revolving credit Treofan Germany GmbH & Co. KG €60 million

Structured, designed and prepared the Mexican collateral package in connection with the issuance of senior debt instruments (€170 million) by Treofan Germany GmbH & Co. KG and a senior revolving credit (€60 million).

Sale of Subsidiaries of G Acción, S.A de C.V. by Deutsche Inmobilien Fonds AG (US$133 million)

Analyzed and proposed the structure for the acquisition of three subsidiaries of G. Acción, S.A. de C.V. by Deutsche Inmobilien Fonds AG (US$133 million).

Aircraft Leasing

Participated in the financing and leasing of aircrafts for multiple airlines including Mexicana, Viva Aerobus and Aeromexico.

Negotiation of US$ 1 billion of liabilities on behalf of derivatives counterparties

Participated in the proposal of multiple strategies, risk analysis and implementation of such strategies in the workout of a company in excess of US$1 billion of liabilities on behalf of derivate counterparts.