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Mr. Lopez-Mata joined White & Case in 2007 as an international attorney. In 2009, Mr. Lopez-Mata returned to law school to obtain his Juris Doctor degree, rejoining White & Case in 2011. Mr. Lopez-Mata’s primary practice areas include asset finance, bank finance, derivatives and general corporate work, with a focus on cross-border transactions in Latin America. Mr. Lopez-Mata maintains close contact and working relationships with the attorneys in our Mexico City office, providing active support on complex Mexico-based transactions.
Mr. Lopez-Mata assists in a variety of aircraft transactions, including operating leases, finance leases, leveraged leases, ECA-backed financings, structured financings, secured and unsecured financings and PDP financings for the leasing and acquisition of aircraft and spare engines, representing state-owned export credit agencies, airlines, aircraft lessors, banks and other financial institutions.
Additionally, Mr. Lopez-Mata recently advised Mexican clients with respect to over-the-counter derivative transactions and capital markets offerings of various kinds, including the offering of secured notes guaranteed by the Export-Import Bank of the United States and the securitization of credit card receivables.
Before joining the Miami office of White & Case, Mr. Lopez-Mata served as Legal Vice President of Aeromexico, the flag carrier airline of Mexico, where he was in charge of the legal aspects of the company's aviation and financial affairs.
Until June of 2004, Mr. Lopez-Mata served as a senior in-house attorney at Grupo Bimbo, the largest Mexican-owned baking company and one of the largest bakery companies in the world. Mr. Lopez-Mata was in charge of the company’s corporate governance and was involved in a wide variety of financial and commercial transactions, including derivatives, mergers and acquisitions and software licensing agreements.
Prior to his employment with Grupo Bimbo, Mr. Lopez-Mata acted as Deputy Legal Director at Mexico's deposit insurance entity, the Instituto para la Protección al Ahorro Bancario (IPAB), until July of 2002. At IPAB, Mr. Lopez-Mata participated in the development and implementation of bailout procedures for major Mexican financial institutions (Grupo Financiero Serfin and BanCrecer) and a Mexican pension fund (Afore BanCrecer-Dresdner), arbitration procedures on behalf of the Mexican government, and the drafting and negotiation of credit agreements.
Mr. Lopez-Mata began his professional career at a boutique law firm in Mexico City, where he was actively involved in civil and commercial litigation and bankruptcy.