Sergio Márquez García Moreno | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Sergio Márquez García Moreno
Sergio Márquez García Moreno

Sergio Márquez García Moreno

Associate, Mexico City

T +52 55 5540 9677

E smarquez@whitecase.com

Overview

Sergio Márquez joined the firm in 2006 and he has focused his practice in advising and structuring transactions in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and banking. Sergio has acted as legal counsel in the authorization and incorporation process of financial institutions and advised diverse corporations, both public and private, in general corporate matters and ongoing compliance.

Sergio has advised local and foreign banks and corporations in structuring and negotiating loans and he has participated in debt restructuring processes. He has also advised several companies in the issuance of debt and capital securities and their listing on the Mexican Stock Exchange.

In 2013, Sergio was transferred for one year to our offices in New York as a foreign legal consultant. During this time he was involved primarily in the capital markets field, advising Latin American issuers and initial purchasers in high yield and investment grade offerings, pursuant to Regulation S and Rule 144A. In July 2014 Mr. Márquez resumed his position in our Mexico City office as an associate and he has focused his practice across the mergers and acquisitions and the capital markets teams.

Bars and Courts

  • Authorized to practice law in Mexico

Education

  • LLM, Banking and Financial Law, Queen Mary, University of London
  • Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas (CIDE)

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Experience

GAP, 2015-2016

Deal counsel in the establishment of a dual program by Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V. to issue short and long term debt instruments listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange as a recurrent issuer (emisor recurrente), up to a revolving amount of MXN$9 billion in the Mexican market, as well as (i) in the first two offerings under such program for the aggregate amount of MXN$2.6 billion in 2015, and (ii) a reopening of the existing issuances for an additional amount of MXN$1.1 billion in 2016.

Ramones II, 2015

Provide legal counsel to BlackRock Inc. in structuring and setting up an investment vehicle funded with US$70 million contributed by the Mexican trust issuer of notes denominated certificados de capital de desarrollo (CKDs) managed by I Cuadrada, an entity recently acquired by BlackRock. The funds contributed to the investment vehicle will be directed to an infrastructure project in Mexico to construct and operate a gas pipeline named Los Ramones II.

Acquisition of 33 percent Stake in Aeropuertos Mexicanos del Pacífico (AMP), 2014

Represented Controladora Mexicana de Aeropuertos, (CMA) in the US$222 million acquisition from Desarrollo de Concesiones Aeroportuarias, a Spanish subsidiary of infrastructure conglomerate Abertis (Abertis), of its 33 percent in AMP, the controlling entity of Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP). GAP is a public company listed on both the Mexican and New York Stock that operates 12 airport concessions in Mexico. The transaction included the exercise of a right of first refusal by CMA. Previously, Sergio represented CMA in more than two years of corporate disputes with Aena Desarrollo Internacional, a Spanish government-owned airport operator (AENA) and Desarrollo de Concesiones Aeroportuarias.

Coppel acquisition of Viana, 2014

Represented Grupo Coppel, in the MXN$1 billion acquisition of the conglomerate of companies related to the Viana brand, a local retailer in Mexico City and certain surrounding States.

OCENSA, 2014

Legal counsel of , owner and operator of Colombia's largest crude oil pipeline (the Ocensa Pipeline) and operator of Colombia's primary crude oil export facility (the Port of Coveñas), in connection with its inaugural Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of US$500 million 4.000% senior unsecured notes due 2021. The notes were listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange