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Edgar Romo Reynoso

Edgar Romo

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Deputy Managing Partner, Mexico City Office
He masters the subject like few others and always puts the deal first. He is 100% focused on closing transactions and solving problems that arise. His technical level is exceptional.
Source quoted in Legal 500 Mexico
About

Edgar Romo practices in the areas of finance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, and corporate governance, representing financial institutions, debtor companies, and private equity funds, in respect to international credit facilities, structured finance, project finance, securities offerings, restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and general corporate matters.

Edgar serves as co-leader of the Latin America Finance Practice Group.


Bar admissionsUnited Mexican States

EXPERIENCE

  • Advised Alsea, a multi-brand restaurant operator with operations in Mexico, Latin America and Europe, US$1billion-plus out-of-court global debt restructuring and related US$500 million issuance of senior notes due 2026 and Euro$300 million of senior notes due 2027
  • Advised a consortium led by Acciona Energía, Spain’s leading operator in renewables, in connection with the US$264million financing for the development of one of the largest photovoltaic projects in Latin America, deriving from the second long-term energy auction for the wholesale electric power market organized by the National Energy Control Center (CENACE) of Mexico (MIREC Project of the Year award)
  • Advised Banco Compartamos S.A. Institución de Banca Múltiple, Mexico’s largest microfinance institution, in obtaining US$70 million in loans from Citi, the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), to be used to provide loans to primarily women-owned small businesses in Mexico
  • Advised Alsea, a multi-brand restaurant operator with operations in Mexico, Latin America and Europe, in the €635 million senior secured dual currency syndicated term loan facility for the strategic acquisition by Alsea of Grupo Vips in Spain (becoming the largest restaurant group in the Iberian market)
  • Advised Pemex, Mexico's state-owned petroleum company, in the divestment process of its participation in two strategic natural gas pipe-lines, the first major Pemex-sponsored midstream assets built in partnership with foreign capital since the approval of Mexico's historic Energy Reform, in favor of BlackRock and Ienova
  • Advised Bancomext (Mexico's export credit agency), in the MXN$400,000,000 financing to Mota Engil, a leading Portuguese conglomerate in the construction sector, for the development of Parque Urbano Aztlan, a multi-purpose park in a space of 6 hectares within Bosque de Chapultepec in Mexico City
  • Advised Giddings Fruit S.A., a Latin American fruit export company, as the borrower in a US$90 million loan from Prudential Financial and US health insurer Cigna, through a note purchase and guarantee agreement, to fund its operations in Latin America and pay existing debt
  • Advised Tuhabi, the Mexican affiliate of Habi, Latin America´s first unicorn in the proptech sector, securing $400 million pesos in financing from BBVA´s new start-ups financing division, BBVA Spark (marking the first transaction of BBVA Spark in Mexico), and in an up to US$50 million debt facility with IDB Invest, the private sector arm of the IDB Group.
  • Advised a syndicate of lenders led by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) in the proposed financing of a hydrocarbons storage facility in salt cavern, first project of its kind in Latin America
  • BBVA Bancomer, Mexico's largest banking institution, in the MXN$25,000 million refinancing of the public debt of the State of Mexico (Latin Finance Magazine's Deal of the Year Award)
Languages
  • English
  • Spanish
Education
    • London School of Economics, PGDip Accounting and Finance, 2009
    • Columbia Law School, LL.M., 2003, Fulbright Scholar
    • Universidad Iberoamericana, Law Degree, 2001

Awards

The Legal 500 Latin America

  • Recommended, Latin America: International Firms Banking and Finance, 2022, 2024
  • Recommended, Latin America: International Firms Projects & Energy, 2022, 2023
  • Recommended, Latin America: International Firms Corporate and M&A, 2018-2019
  • Recommended, Mexico Banking and Finance, 2017-2019, 2021, 2023, 2024
  • Recommended, Mexico Energy & Natural Resources, 2017-2019, 2021-2024
  • Recommended, Mexico, Projects and Infrastructure, 2024
  • Recommended, Mexico Corporate and M&A, 2022
  • Recommended, Mexico Corporate and M&A, 2017-2019, 2021, 2022
  • Recommended, Mexico Capital Markets, 2017
Additional Recognitions
  • Leaders League, Highly Recommended, Banking & Finance, 2024; Recommended, Projects & Infrastructure, 2024

Pro Bono

Edgar assists in the structuring and implementation of social impact bonds (SIBs) with investors and local governments in Mexico, to help place young adults in employment.

Publications

Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in Lexology GTDT - Loans & Secured Financing 2022 - Mexico. For further information, please visit: https://www.lexology.com/gtdt

  • Speaker, "Applicable SESG standards and ratings: Mandatory reporting, best practices and the S&P Global ESG Score," DLA Piper Client Webinar, 2021
  • Co-author, The Impact of ESG metrics on M&A transactions in the energy sector - Assessing ESG factors in the energy sector Handbook, DLA Piper LLP (US) (October 2020)
  • Panelist, "Energy Infrastructure: New Projects, Planning and Execution," Latin Finance's 10th Infrastructure & Sub-Sovereign Finance in Mexico Summit, Playa del Carmen, Mexico, October 2017
  • Co-author, Cross-border Finance Handbook – Mexico Chapter 2012 – Practical Law Company
  • Co-author, Cross-border Finance Handbook – Mexico Chapter 2011 – Practical Law Company
  • Co-author, Private Equity – Mexico Chapter 2010 – The European Lawyer
  • Author, Comentarios al Anteproyecto de Ley de Instituciones de Seguros y Fianzas, Universidad Iberoamericana Law Journal (Jurídica, No. 41, 2011)

Seminars

  • Panelist, "Energy Infrastructure: New Projects, Planning and Execution," LatinFinance's 10th Infrastructure & Sub-Sovereign Finance in Mexico Summit, Playa del Carmen, Mexico, October 2017

Prior Experience

Prior to joining DLA Piper, Edgar was a partner at a leading transactional law firm in Mexico City. He was a foreign associate in the New York office of a major international law firm.

Teaching Experience

Professor of Introduction to Constitutional and Administrative Law to business students at Universidad Iberoamericana

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