White & Case Hires Two Capital Markets Partners in Mexico
White & Case has rehired two well-established financial markets practitioners in Mexico City to replenish expertise lost with the death of a key partner and several recent defections.
Eduardo Flores Herrera and Narciso Campos Cuevas are known for their extensive contacts in the banking sector, having both worked for the Mexican Ministry of Finance during the administration of former President Enrique Peña Nieto.
Flores was a partner of Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, SC, a leading Mexican company, until July and Campos was also a partner of Creel until 2021, according to their profiles on LinkedIn.
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Flores also says he is an independent member of the board of directors of Amafore, the Mexican association of pension funds, and of the Mexican unit of the French investment bank BNP Paribas.
Previously, Flores served as Vice President of Securities Supervision for Mexico’s National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV), where he contributed to the development of regulations and the supervision of issuers, underwriters and other participants in the Mexican securities market. This commission reports to the Mexican Ministry of Finance.
Campos, meanwhile, served as Assistant Secretary for Banking, Securities and Savings at the Mexican Ministry of Finance, where he oversaw public policy related to the development, supervision and regulation of the banking and financial sector. securities market. He is also a former chief of staff to the Secretary of Foreign Affairs in Mexico, where he played a key role in the negotiation of the free trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada.
“Continued expansion of our market-leading capabilities in Mexico, and more broadly in Latin America, has been a strategic priority for the company, and we expect to continue to see strong growth and customer demand for our team. experienced in Mexico,” John Vetterli, head of White & Case’s global capital markets practice, said in a statement.
Both attorneys began their careers at White & Case and spent more than 10 years in the firm’s Mexico City office.
The rehires should help fill a void left by the sudden death in May of Vincent Cortaan influential partner of White & Case in Mexico whose practice focused on the regulatory and transactional aspects of banking, project finance, securities and insolvency matters.
Like Flores and Campos, Corta spent years in Mexico’s finance ministry and had strong ties to the financial industry.
Corta’s loss was preceded in January by the defection from White & Case of six corporate lawyers who left for DLA Piper in Mexico.
“As Mexico’s investment landscape continues to evolve and its economy becomes even more integrated with the United States, more and more transactions are multi-jurisdictional, requiring an attorney who can navigate multiple areas of the law,” said Francisco de Rosenzweig, executive partner of White & Case’s Mexico City office. .
Flores advises issuers and underwriters on public and private securities offerings, including real estate investment trusts (FIBRAs), capital development certificates (CKDs), securitizations, and unsecured and subordinated debt. White & Case said it also has considerable expertise in working with fintech clients and representing domestic and international lenders in a wide range of financings.
Campos advises financial institutions on complex regulatory issues such as licensing, compliance, anti-money laundering, corporate structures, corporate governance and internal controls. He also has extensive experience in a wide range of bank financing, capital markets and mergers and acquisitions transactions.