Raúl Fernández-Briseño is a partner in the Corporate & Securities practice based in the firm’s Mexico City office. He is a leading transactional and experienced M&A and finance lawyer with particular knowledge in infrastructure, telecommunications, private equity and restructuring sectors.
He focuses on acquisitions, shareholders’ arrangements, cross-border transactions and corporate disputes. In addition, he regularly handles complex structured financings and regulatory issues in several industries mainly in telecoms and transportation industries.
His experience also covers equipment financing (such as shipping and aircraft) and real estate; regulatory issues in the telecommunications, satellite, maritime and railway industries; and project finance-related matters.
Raúl has developed a strong track record in M&A, financing and restructuring matters across a wide range of industries. In 2016, Raúl was named by Expansión magazine as one of the “30 Promises for a Challenging Year,” recognizing young professionals that give innovative solutions to daily challenges.
Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Raúl spent nearly 20 years at a prominent international law firm. He holds an LLM from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and has been a commercial law professor at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México for over a decade.
- McGill University, LLM
- Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México
Admissions : Mexico
Activities : Commercial Law (Derecho Mercantil) Professor at ITAM for over a decade
- Scotiabank – Interceramic Refinancing, 2018: Represented The Bank of Nova Scotia, as lender, and lead arranger, in a USD$30 million loan facility granted to Internacional de Cerámica, S.A.B. de C.V. The proceeds of the loan were used for the refinancing of existing indebtedness and for general corporate purposes.
- Represented Kandeo Fund, a private equity firm investing mainly in financial institutions that are not catered to efficiently or effectively by traditional financial institutions in Colombia, Mexico and Peru, in the acquisition of 40 percent of Exitus Capital.
- Represented Altán Redes, in negotiating each of the master tower lease agreements entered into by Altán, as lessee, and several Mexican tower companies (including American Towers, MTP, Centennial, and Uniti Towers) as lessors, pursuant to which Altán shall install telecommunications equipment in each tower.
- Represented MXT Capital Partners, a private local company specialized in providing lease space in sites for the installation of telecommunication antennas and other transmission equipment, in the first of a series of acquisitions of telecommunication towers portfolio located in Mexico.
- Represented BBVA Bancomer, as administrative agent, lead arranger, security agent and lender and Scotiabank Inverlat, as lender and lead arranger, in an MXN$900 million (US$50 million) syndicated loan facility granted to a business trust. The proceeds of the loan were used for the refinancing of the construction of the stadium of Monterrey FC soccer club in Mexico.
- Participated in the working group formed to analyze, review and propose amendments to the declarations made by the Mexican Government to the Cape Town Convention on Mobile Equipment.
- Represented Boeing on its negotiations with the Ministry of National Defense of the Mexican Federal Government, regarding the purchase and sale agreement for the new presidential aircraft.
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