Javier Garibay Güémez | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Javier Garibay Güémez

Associate, Mexico City

T +52 55 5540 9668

E javier.garibay@whitecase.com

Overview

Javier Garibay joined the Mexico City office of the Firm in 2015 and is active in mergers and acquisitions as well as general corporate matters. He has represented Mexican and non-Mexican purchaser and sellers in stock and assets acquisitions and joint ventures. His experience includes complex M&A deals involving Mexican and non-Mexican parties, as well as corporate governance compliance, both for public and private companies.

Javier also specializes in handling various disputes among shareholders, companies and senior executives. His experience in this field includes bankruptcy and insolvency matters, in which he has represented major creditors, debtors, strategic and financial investors, as well as some governmental entities.

Before joining White & Case LLP, Javier practiced corporate law several years with a global law firm, in which he participated in several cross-border transactions, mergers, acquisitions, restructurings and joint ventures.

Javier has worked on a Pro bono basis for several Non-Profit Organizations.

Bars and Courts

  • Authorized to practice law in Mexico

Education

  • Undergraduate Law Degree, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico
  • MA, Politics and International Relations, Durham University, United Kingdom
  • Chevening Alumni

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Experience

Sale of Four Sugar Mills by the Asset Administration and Sale Agency (SAE), 2015

Representation of the Asset Administration and Sale Agency (Servicio de Administración y Enajenación de Bienes or SAE) in the design and implementation of the procurement process for the sale of nine sugar mills that together represent 22.2% of the Mexican sugar production market. The deal is considered one of the most important commercial transactions in SAE's history.

Sale by Nestlé México of its Ice Cream Business in Mexico, 2015

Representation of Nestlé México in the MxN $1.1 billion (USD $80 million) sale of its ice cream business in Mexico to Grupo Herdez, a publicly traded company in the Mexican Stock Exchange and one of Mexico's food manufacturing and distribution leaders. The transaction was subject to antitrust approval by the Mexican Economic Competition Commission.

US$70 Million CKD Investment in Mexican Gas Pipeline Project, 2015

Representation of 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.

Panasonic US$1.545 Billion Acquisition of a Stake in Hussmann, 2015

Representation of Panasonic Corporation in the US$1.545 billion acquisition of a stake in Hussmann Corporation, a Missouri-based manufacturer of refrigerated display cases and systems, from Clayton, Dubilier and Rice LLC, a representative company of Hussmann Parent Inc.'s shareholders.

Publications

  • Proposals to modernize the stock corporation in Mexico, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico, 194 pp., January 14, 2015, (Propuestas para la modernización de la Sociedad Anónima en México)
  • Corporate reforms to take advantage of the Mexican structural reforms, Forbes, Mexico, February 9, 2015, (Reformas corporativas para aprovechar las reformas estructurales)
  • 5 anticorruption actions in light of the energy reform, Forbes, Mexico, November 10, 2014, (5 acciones anticorrupción a la luz de la reforma energética)
  • Anti-Money Laundering Act: Transparency in the management of resources or government control in order to prevent tax evasion?, Abogado Corporativo, Mexico, October 20, 2014, (Ley Antilavado: ¿Transparencia en el manejo de los recursos o control gubernamental para evitar la evasión fiscal?)
  • Resilient Companies – Calculated risks, Mejores Prácticas Corporativas (Best Corporate Practices), November 20, 2014, (Empresas Resilientes: Riesgos Calculados)
  • Sole proprietorships: a viable reality, IDC Asesor Jurídico y Fiscal (of Grupo Expansión), December 8, 2014, (Sociedades unipersonales: una realidad viable)