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Edgar Romo Reynoso

Edgar Romo

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About

Edgar Romo represents financial institutions and debtor companies in respect to international credit facilities, structured finance, project finance, securities offerings and restructurings. He additionally advises corporations and private equity funds with respect to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, antitrust and general corporate matters.

Bar admissionsUnited Mexican States

EXPERIENCE

  • Advised a leading Spanish renewables operator in connection with a 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
  • Advised a multi-brand restaurant operator with operations in Mexico, Latin America and Europe on international market issuance of its US$500 million senior notes due 2026, and the issuance of EUR300 million senior notes due 2027, through a European subsidiary
  • Advised a major Mexican microfinance institution in obtaining US$70 million in loans from an investment banking company, 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 a multi-brand restaurant operator with operations in Mexico, Latin America and Europe in the EUR635 million senior secured dual currency syndicated term loan facility for the strategic acquisition of a Spanish restaurant group and debt restructuring
  • Advised Pemex, Mexico's state-owned petroleum company, in the divestment process of its participation in two strategic natural gas pipelines, the first major Pemex-sponsored midstream assets built in partnership with foreign capital since the approval of Mexico's historic Energy Reform
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
  • Master of Laws (LL.M), Columbia Law School, New York (2003) (Fulbright Scholar)
  • Licenciatura en Derecho, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico (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

Publications

  • "Regulación Fintech: Finanzas Abiertas" April, 2023
  • Co-author, "Loans & Secured Financing 2022 - Mexico," Lexology, May 21, 2021
    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
  • 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

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

Teaching Experience

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

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