María Alejandra Ancira Torres

Associate, Mexico City

Biography

Overview

María Ancira joined the Firm in 2011. Her experience includes advising in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, antitrust matters, financing, arbitration, real estate and general corporate matters.

She has participated in several due diligence reviews regarding corporate matters and real estate, as well as white collar regulatory defense.

Bars and Courts
Authorized to practice law in Mexico
Education
LLM
Queen Mary University of London
Attorney at Law (Abogada)
Facultad Libre de Derecho de Monterrey
Languages
Spanish
English
Italian

Experience

Advised Altán Redes, S.A.P.I. de C.V. in the structuring and implementation of Red Compartida in Mexico, including corporate and financing matters.

Represented Consorcio Comex, S.A. de C.V. (Comex) and its shareholders in the acquisition of Comex Mexico by PPG Industries, Inc. PPG paid around US$2.3 millones, including assumed debt, in an all-cash transaction.

Represented Tyson Foods Inc.as special Mexican counsel in connection with its sale to JBS S.A. of Tyson’s poultry business in Mexico and Brazil. 

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 stake 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 exchanges that operates 12 airport concessions in Mexico. The transaction included the exercise of a right of first refusal by CMA and authorization by the antitrust authorities.

Represented a Mexican real estate investment trust (FIBRA SHOP) in the acquisition of the shopping mall center Puerta La Victoria, owned by Abilia, one of the largest real estate developers in Mexico. The value of the transaction is MXN 2.662 billion (approximately US$148 million).

Participated in the trust division audit for a recognized international bank.