Banking and Finance Practice

Our firm advises international and local lenders and borrowers and other key participants in the Mexican and foreign markets on the granting and restructuring of financing and the establishment of guaranties, by providing prompt, state-of-the-art advice in a sector that involves highly-time sensitive transactions.

SMPS Legal maximizes value generation via a strategic combination of legal experience and a profound understanding of our clients’ businesses.

The team actively helps its clients to put together and raise private-capital funds and other alternative assets, as well constantly updating them on reporting obligations, capital calls, investments and divestments, restructurings, the negotiation of agreements between partners, and regulatory compliance.

The partners in this practice group advise banks about regulations and transactions, Financial Technology Institutions (FINTECHs), multi-purpose financial companies (SOFOMS), Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), public trusts (CKDs), insurance companies, interbank brokerage firms, and retirement-savings-fund managers (AFORES), among others.

We negotiate each transaction, seeking practical and innovative solutions via the integration of our legal counsels with the client’s business.

Our practice leaders have unparalleled knowledge about, and understanding of, credit transactions and restructurings, asset-backed and structured security offerings, debt, equity, and tenders, mezzanine financing, and capital markets.

Additionally, our team is experienced in obtaining regulatory approvals and authorizations from the National Banking and Securities Commission (“CNBV” for its acronym in Spanish) for regulated entities such as banks, sofipos, electronic payment transferors and crowd funding institutions. 

SMPS Legal specializes in the following subcategories:

  • Real Estate financing: teaming up with one of the strongest real estate teams in Mexico, we advise on commercial, hospitality, residential and industrial properties’ financings, having developed a unique and integrated experience.
  • Syndicated transactions: our team advises financial institutions and borrowers from different industries, on local and cross-border syndicated loans. 
  • Acquisition Finance: in collaboration with our M&A team, SMPS legal has acted as counsel of several financing acquisitions on various industries.
  • Securities: our team advises investors, issuers, broker dealers and underwriters on international and domestic public and private offerings of debt or equity securities. 

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