Banking and Finance
Banking and Finance
Our team has extensive experience in debt and financial transactions. It is integrated with financial lawyers that have in-depth knowledge of the Mexican financial market, and who contribute value to the transactions in which they participate.

We advise Mexican and foreign companies, public and private, including family offices, FIBRAs, CKDs, highly leveraged issuers and companies in restructuring processes. We also represent Mexican and international financing sources, including some of Mexico’s largest commercial banks, non-banks, such as sofomes and sofipos, debt structuring firms, private debt funds and private debt managers, insurance companies and other international institutional lenders.

Our team has participated in and contributed value to a wide variety of financing transactions, including domestic and cross-border transactions, which include:

• Syndicated and Billateral Loan;
• Secured and unsecured financings;
• Private placements;
• Acquisition financings;
• Bridge loans;
• Workouts and restructurings;
• Project financings;
• Aircraft financings;
• Loans to financial entities;
• Structured financings; and
• Real estate financings, including in the industrial, retail, offices and Housing areas.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Our attorneys have extensive experience representing Mexican and foreign clients in M&A transactions, including asset and stock purchases, as well as joint ventures. We have advised both public and private companies in high-profile and complex transactions in several industries, such as telecommunications, food and beverages, packaging, and construction materials, among others.

Private Equity
We advise private investment funds, entrepreneurs, corporate venture capital funds, and family offices in planning, structuring, documenting, and implementing frameworks and vehicles to attract and/or place resources for investment opportunities in all types of sectors and stages, from seed capital to growth and consolidation stages, using debt, equity, and hybrid structures. Our experience includes projects both in Mexico and abroad, including the use of pass-through vehicles in Canada and other jurisdictions, as well as the incorporation of companies, trusts, and other mechanisms to facilitate the roles typically associated with these types of projects, such as investment vehicles, general partners, administration services companies, among others.

We also support established funds in their investment activities, including due diligence processes, negotiation and documentation of operations, establishment of intermediate vehicles, among other matters. Likewise, we work with entrepreneurs in the preparation of their companies to receive financing from investment funds and institutional investors and in the negotiation of related transactions.

Capital Markets
We represent issuers, underwriters, and other market participants in a wide variety of Mexican and international securities transactions. VGF’s lawyers have extensive experience advising clients in all types of securities transactions, including:

• Debt and equity securities issuances (certificados bursátiles, certificados bursátiles fiduciarios, etc);
• Issuance of Mexican convertible notes, placed in the Mexican market or abroad (obligacionesconvertiblesenacciones);
• Initial public offerings (IPOs);
• Tender and exchange offers (OPAs);
• Asset backed securitizations; and
• High-yield bond or notes offerings.

Governance and Compliance
VGF represents companies in a wide range of matters related to their organization and governance, including the design and implementation of corporate governance structures and ethics and compliance programs. Our firm also advises its clients on anti-corruption, antitrust, data protection, and anti-money laundering policies and systems. In addition, we advise and participate in the design and implementation of risk assessments, investigations, and remediation measures.

Our clients include Mexican and foreign companies, including publicly listed corporations, and companies subject to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the UK Bribery Act, and the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. We also represent business associations and non-governmental organizations in connection with civil and private sector participation in anti-corruption matters.

VGF lawyers represent Mexican and foreign companies in a broad range of matters regarding their organization and governance, including advising on the negotiation and documentation of all types of commercial and civil agreements.

Our clients include Mexican and foreign companies, including publicly listed corporations. We have also represented business and civil society organizations in their incorporation and their operations.

Estate Planning
In the area of estate planning, VGF advises people who need to structure their assets with a long-term vision, to provide them and their families with security against possible eventualities, such as a prolonged disability or death.

Among the activities that our lawyers carry out in estate planning are assets due diligence, the analysis of alternatives to implement estate planning according to the needs and assets of each client, and the implementation of estate planning based on said analysis, preparing all the necessary documents, such as estate trusts or stock control trusts, company incorporation, bylaws reforms, shareholders agreements, donation agreements, property transfer deeds, wills, among others.

Real Estate
Our team advises a wide variety of clients involved in the real estate sector, including developers, construction companies, real estate asset managers, FIBRAs, CKDs, lenders, real estate financial intermediaries, private funds, family offices, investors and corporations.

We have advised our clients in structured real estate financings, real estate acquisition financings, construction financings, asset acquisitions and sales, investments in real estate projects, leases, housing developments and creation of condominium property regimes. We have also represented groups of investors and managers in the structuring, creation and operation of investment vehicles in real estate projects.

Our team has participated in transactions that involve the office, commercial, industrial, housing and tourism sectors and contributed value to the transactions, based on our multidisciplinary experience, involving our knowledge in financial matters, private equity and mergers and acquisitions.