Mauricio Valdespino

Local Partner, Mexico City

Biography

Overview

Mauricio Valdespino specializes in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), private equity, real estate and corporate and commercial law. He represents buyers, sellers, boards of directors and financial advisors in connection with complex transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, joint ventures, strategic alliances, minority investments and asset sales.

Mauricio 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.

Additionally, he offers advice in all aspects of corporate and business law relating to the incorporation, operation and maintenance of Mexican companies for domestic and foreign clients operating in various sectors and industries within Mexico, including by advising, tailoring and negotiating a wide array of civil and commercial contracts.

During 2012 and 2013, Mauricio worked as a foreign associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, in New York, where he was the first Mexican corporate lawyer to work in Wachtell's M&A team as a foreign associate. During his time at Wachtell, he participated in various complex M&A and Private Equity transactions involving target companies in Europe and Latin America.

Mauricio Valdespino teaches a course on mergers and acquisitions at (ITAM) Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. Recent transactions include:

Bars and Courts
Authorized to practice law in Mexico
Education
LLM
Master of Laws in Mergers and Acquisitions
University of Virginia School of Law
Diploma
Escuela Libre de Derecho
Attorney at Law (Abogado)
Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)
Languages
Spanish
English

Experience

BGC Partners Purchase of All NGKF Shares, 2016
Representation of BGC Partners Inc. as Mexican counsel on the purchase of 100 percent of the shares of NGKF S.A. de C.V., a key player in the real estate business in Mexico.

Grupo Turín Sale of Turín Holdings and subsidiaries, 2016
Representation of Grupo Turín and its shareholders on the sale of Turín Holdings, S.A.P.I. de C.V. and its subsidiaries to Mars Inc.

Tyson Foods Inc. Sale of its Mexican Operations to JBS S.A., 2015
Representation of Tyson Foods Inc. as Mexican counsel in connection with the US$400 million sale of Tyson's poultry businesses in Mexico, to a JBS S.A. subsidiary, Pilgrim's Pride.