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Ulyses Casanova joined White & Case in 2018. He focuses his practice on capital markets, banking and finance, project finance, mergers and acquisitions as well as general corporate matters.
Ulyses has assisted a wide variety of clients, both national and foreign, in different local and cross-border transactions, including equity and debt offerings, securitizations, structured financings, bilateral and syndicated loans, financing of real estate projects, stock and asset purchases and sales as well as other corporate and securities matters.
Represented a syndicate of banks led by Banco Santander (México) in a MXN 4,500 million refinancing credit facility granted to Grupo Traxión.*
Represented a syndicate of banks and financial institutions in a MXN 11,000 million refinancing credit facility granted to an international pharmaceutical company secured by real estate properties and trademarks.*
Represented Planigrupo LATAM in the first tender offer for a CKD-listed fund in Mexico as well as in its initial public offering of shares in the Mexican Stock Exchange.*
Represented ION Financiera, a regulated Mexican non-bank bank SOFOM (Sociedad Financiera de Objeto Múltiple), Punto Casa de Bolsa and Actinver Casa de Bolsa in the establishment of a Mexican commercial paper debt program for a total amount of MXN 200 million and the first issuance of debt certificates under the program in the Mexican Stock Exchange.*
Represented several underwriters in the purchase of €850 million 1.500% Senior Notes due 2024 and €650 million 2.125% Senior Notes due 2028 offering by América Móvil.*
Represented INFONAVIT and FHipo—the first mortgage real estate investment trust in Mexico specialized in the acquisition, origination and management of mortgage loans portfolios—in a joint mortgage loan securitization for a total amount of MXN 4,230 million in the Mexican Stock Exchange. Also advised INFONAVIT in the establishment of a Co-Financing Debt Certificates Program with the participation of FHipo and several Mexican banks.*
Represented Banorte and Banobras in a syndicated loan facility of MXN 1,200 million for the construction of the type A2 toll road Siglo XXI, "Jantetelco-El Higuerón (Xicatlacotla)" with a length of 61.8 kilometers in the state of Morelos.*
Participated in advising Just Eat plc, a company headquartered in London and listed in the London Stock Exchange, in the acquisition of SinDelantal México.*
Participated in advising the Mexican underwriters in the initial public offering of shares by Grupo Rotoplas in the Mexican Stock Exchange and other international markets in reliance on Rule 144A and Regulation S under the US Securities Act.*
Participated in advising IEnova in its US$571 million initial public offering of shares in the Mexican Stock Exchange and other international markets in reliance on Rule 144A and Regulation S under the US Securities Act. This was the first-ever IPO from the energy sector made over the Mexican Stock Exchange.*
* Experience acquired prior to joining White & Case.