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José Luis Siqueiros joined the Firm in 2007 and specializes in project finance, securities, corporate finance, banking, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate law.
In 2010 and 2011, Mr. Siqueiros worked as a consulting attorney for the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC.
Prior to joining White & Case, Mr. Siqueiros worked in an international law firm where he focused on securities, structured finance and corporate matters.
Representation of PineBridge Investments, a multi-asset class investment manager, and its subsidiary PineBridge Investments de México in connection with a US$170 million public offering of private equity linked notes ("Certificados de Capital de Desarrollo") ("CKDs") issued by a Fund of Funds. This was one of the first Fund of Funds CKDs, and one of the first structures to implement a capital calls mechanism. The proceeds are being invested in private equity funds focused on Mexican companies and projects.
Representation of ICA, Controladora de Operaciones de Infraestructura, and FCC Construcción, in one of the largest investments in greenfield projects in the Mexican highway industry to date, as sponsors for approximately MXN$7,843 million (approximately US$581 million) in syndicated loan financing. The financing was used in connection with a project undertaken pursuant to a 30-year concession and long-term services agreement granted by the the Ministry of Communication and Transportation to build, operate and maintain a toll-free road of more than 36 kilometers and to exploit, operate and maintain a toll road of over 48 kilometers, respectively.
Representation of Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) in the issuance of CFE’s US$1 billion 30-year trust debt certificates, under CFE's financed public works program registered and listed in Mexico. This issuance was made through a trust incorporated in Accival. The issuance represented the largest 30-year issuance in the Mexican market, and was rated local AAA by Fitch and Moody's. The proceeds from the issuance will be used by CFE to pay for "La Yesca," which is one of the three largest power plants in Mexico. Accival, BBVA and Santander acted as lead underwriters.
Advisement of Banorte (Mexico's third largest bank) on the issuance of MXN 3.2 billion (approximately US$228 million) floating rate non-convertible Tier 2 preferred subordinated obligations due 2022. The subordinated obligations will compute as Tier 2 capital of Banorte, and the proceeds will be used to strengthen the bank's capital and general corporate purposes. The securities were rated local AAA and AA+ by Moody's and HR Ratings, respectively.