Henri Capin-Gally CFA | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Henri Capin-Gally CFA

Local Partner, Mexico City

T +52 55 5540 9664

E henri.capin@whitecase.com

Overview

Henri Capin-Gally practice concentrates on Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) and Antitrust Law. In addition, he has extensive experience in local and cross-border financings, securities, corporate law, as well as in private equity transactions.

As a CFA Charterholder, Henri is able to offer clients authoritative advice on a wide variety of complex corporate and financial transactions.

He has actively represented various foreign companies and investors in the sale or acquisition of their interests and business assets in Mexico, and he also regularly handles corporate governance, financings and other related work.

In addition, Henri he advises in the complex matters regarding competition law, having participated in precedent-setting cases, domestic and global level of antitrust investigations and merger clearances.

Before rejoining White & Case, Henri served as Time Warner's (Grupo Expansión) General Counsel for M&A Strategy and Legal Affairs for Latin America. In this role, he co-led the legal and financial aspect of several highly complex cross-border and domestic M&A transactions in the telecom and media industries.

 

Bars and Courts

  • Authorized to practice law in Mexico

Education

  • CFA Institute, CFA Charterholder
  • LLM, Master of Laws, University of Chicago Law School
  • Attorney at Law (Abogado), Universidad Anáhuac México Norte
  • University of Notre Dame

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Experience

Finca – México, 2016

Advised FINCA International LLC in the disposition of its Mexican assets, which entailed the sale of 100% of its Mexican micro-finance business. This transaction involved the implementation of an intricate cross-border acquisition structure, which entailed a complex security interest structure under Mexican law to guarantee a multi-installment payment of the purchase price by Te Creemos Holding (purchaser).

OI GLASS – VITRO, 2016

Advised the syndicate of banks that provided OI Glass with the necessary financing to acquire Vitro’s consumer glass container business.

PEMEX – Refinery, 2016

Advised Pemex in a joint venture to overhaul one of its major refineries. We acted as counsel to Pemex in connection with the M&A, regulatory and oil & gas aspects of the transaction.

KCSM Antitrust investigation, 2016

Currently representing KCSM in the ongoing investigation of the Mexican Antitrust Commission regarding effective competition conditions of Mexican freight railway industry. This is a landmark investigation that may have profound effects that may transcend to NAFTA.

Publications

  • Amendments to the Mexican Insurance Law and Insurance Contract Law, 16 North American Free Trade & Investment Report 6 2006.
  • Reform Proposal of the Federal Antitrust Commission, 2005, Iuris Tantum,Mexico