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Haynes and Boone Role in Representation of Blackstone Recognized by Latin Lawyer for Corporate Finance Deal of the Year

March 25, 2016
Haynes and Boone SC was one of five law firms recently honored by Latin Lawyer for their roles in the Corporate Finance Deal of the Year, Blackstone's $3.3 billion purchase of the Mexican real estate portfolio of GE Real Estate.

The Haynes and Boone attorneys, led by New York City Partners Steven Koch and Aaron Beim and  Mexico City Partners Antonio Diez de Bonilla, Luis Moreno and Jorge Labastida, assisted Blackstone with several matters related to the acquisition, including due diligence of the loan portfolio, review and negotiation of a Mexican Master Factoring/ Assignment  Agreement,  review and  negotiation of individual Factoring/ Assignment  Agreements for 43 loans, and assisting with certain specific aspects of the seller financing.

Other attorneys with roles included Mexico City Counsel Rafael Carmona and Associates Gerardo Adame, Cesar Ramirez, Damian Gonzalez, Roxana Burciaga and Roberto Guerrero, and Dallas Partner Alberto de la Peña and Associate Eduardo Marquez.

The award was announced at the annual Latin Lawyer Deal of the Year Awards charity dinner in São Paulo March 17. Awards were also presented to lawyers for their contributions to the legal profession in 2015. 

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