DLA Piper announced today that Diego Martínez has joined the firm's Corporate practice as a partner in the Mexico City office.
Martínez's practice focuses on general corporate matters, with an emphasis on banking and capital markets. He has participated in structured financings, secured and unsecured lending transactions, restructurings and workouts, private and public offerings of debt and equity, securitization and asset-backed finance transactions, project finance, private equity, venture capital and derivative transactions, as well as financial regulatory matters.
"Diego brings a wealth of corporate and finance experience that will increase our capabilities in Mexico City and across our global platform, particularly in the areas of banking and finance and capital markets," said Eduardo Gallástegui, managing partner of DLA Piper's Mexico City office. "His knowledge and skills will be beneficial to clients across a wide range of sectors, and we are pleased to welcome him to the firm."
Martínez also has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and in real estate transactions, specifically in the hospitality and leisure, industrial and housing areas, representing land owners, developers, landlords and lenders. As the former manager of banking projects at Mexico’s National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV), he is highly experienced in banking corporate governance.
"We are very pleased to welcome Diego to our growing team in Mexico," said John Gilluly, US chair of DLA Piper's Corporate practice. "Our clients, particularly in banking and financial services, will greatly benefit from his extensive experience."
Martínez, who was previously a partner at Cervantes Sainz S.C., is a professor of negotiable instruments and credit transactions at the Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City, as well as a professor of corporate governance at the Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresa (IPADE). He received his law degree from the Universidad Panamericana School of Law and his LL.M. from Georgetown University Law School.
Martínez is the latest addition to the Mexico City office, which also added a notable Tax team led by partners Ramiro González-Luna, Luis Carlos Moreno and Diego Armida in August. The office has expanded to include approximately 30 lawyers, enhancing DLA Piper's growing capabilities in Latin America.