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Cesar Ramírez del Ángel

Counsel

Mexico City


Torre Esmeralda I, Blvd.
Manuel Ávila Camacho No. 40
Despacho 1601
Col. Lomas de Chapultepec, DF 11000
T +52.55.5249.1819
F +52.55.5249.1801

Areas of Practice

Education

  • J.D., Instituto Technológico Autónomo de México, 2004, with honors

Bar Admissions

  • Mexico

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
Cesar Ramírez del Ángel

Cesar Ramirez is counsel in the Real Estate and Finance and Corporate Practice Groups. Mr. Ramirez focuses his practice in finance, real estate, general corporate, acquisitions, and foreign investment in Mexico.

His experience includes, among other transactions:

  • Counseling U.S. investors and structuring the acquisition of retail shopping centers in Mexico.

  • $200 million investment in high-end real estate residential and hospitality projects in Mexico.

  • Representation of a Mexican industrial real estate developer in the structure and negotiation of a major transaction of $180 million investment in Mexican industrial portfolio with one of the most important pension funds of the United States.

  • Counseling U.S. and Mexican investors and structuring the incorporation and operation of Multi Purpose Financial Company (Sociedad Financiera de Objeto Múltiple) ("SOFOM").

  • Representation of a major Mexican industrial real estate developer with a portfolio of more than a million square meters.

  • Acquisitions of industrial properties (land and finished buildings) in Mexico, including representation in negotiations related to the development, construction and management of industrial properties in Mexico.

  • Participation in several transactions and due diligences of banking, mergers, acquisitions and public securities offerings.

  • Participation in sales of assets and stock, acquisitions of real estate and foreign investment in Mexico.

  • Assistance in several corporate and financial restructures.

Publications

  • Co-Author, "The bet for financial recovery," International Financial Law Review, September 2010.

  • Co-Author, "New Law will stimulate Mexican Mortgage Market," Latin American Law and Business Report, Vol. 11, No. 01, January 2003; Mexican Forecast, Vol. XII, No. 1, January 2003; and North American Free Trade and Investment Report, Vol. 13, No. 3, February 2003.

  • Co-Author, "Secured Lending Reforms in México," Texas Transnational Law Quarterly, Vol. 17, No. 3, November 2003.

  • Co-Author, "Mortgage-backed securitisations: a rapidly growing market," Real Estate Law Newsletter, International Bar Association Legal Practice Division, Vol. 10, No. 1, September 2006.

Selected Representative Experience


Equity Rollover Transaction for Mexican Energy Project Developer
Represented a Mexican energy project developer and natural gas pipeline operator in its equity reorganization and rollover transaction in which a Swiss-based global private equity firm acquired the equity interests of the predecessor private equity firm.

Multi-Billion Pension Fund Purchase
Represented Afore XXI in its bid and agreement to acquire Afore Bancomer from Spain’s Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) for about $1.6 billion. Conducted due diligence, gave regulatory and corporate advice and worked on the Mexican and New York legal aspects of the bid documents and transaction agreements.

Acquisition of Hotel Nikko Mexico
Represented Hyatt International Inc. in the acquisition of the 756-room Hotel Nikko Mexico for approximately $190 million from Japan-Mexico Hotel Investment Co., Ltd.

Corporate, Tax and Contract Matters in Mexico
Advising client on formation of Mexican subsidiaries, labor matters, gas purchase and sale agreements, tax matters, and general corporate matters in Mexico.

American Lending Group
Counseling U.S. and Mexican investors and structuring the incorporation and operation of Multi Purpose Financial Company (Sociedad Financiera de Objeto Múltiple) (“SOFOM”)

Asset Purchase Agreement
Represented GRUPO TMM in its purchase of assets from DaimlerChrylser Services de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. and Auto Convoy Mexicano, S.A. de C.V.

Corporate, Tax, and Contract Matters in Mexico - Energy Services
Advising clients on doing business in Mexico and Pemex contracts and bids.

Corporate, Tax, and Contract Matters in Mexico - IT Services
Advising client on software licensing and general corporate matters in Mexico.

Cypress Real Estate Advisors, Inc.
Representation of a Mexican industrial real estate developer in the structure and negotiation of a major investment transaction of $180 million investment in Mexican industrial portfolio with one of the most important pension funds of the United States.

General Corporate, Tax Planning and Compliance, and Tax Litigation in Mexico
Advising U.S. service company on its corporate and tax matters, and Pemex bids and contracts, commercial contracts, labor matters, and tax and administrative litigation in Mexico.

Merger and Acquisition in Mexico
Advising U.S. client on disposition of line of business in Mexico.

General Corporate, Tax Planning and Compliance in Mexico
Advising U.S. client and its Mexican subsidiaries on general corporate, tax, and commercial matters in Mexico.

Buena Vista Hospitality Group
$200 million investment in high end real estate residential and hospitality projects in Mexico.

Joint Venture in Mexico - Restaurants
Advising U.S. client on joint venture for restaurants in Mexico.

The Novati Group, LLC.
Counseling U.S. investors and structuring the acquisition of retail shopping centers in Mexico.

Memberships

Mexican Bar Association

Online Publications

09/10/2010 - The bet for financial recovery
The global financial crisis started to show its effects in the middle of 2007 and into 2008 and 2009. This is true more than ever in the real estate industry than in any other one.