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Enrique González Calvillo
Enrique González Calvillo

Enrique González Calvillo

Partner

Focused in cross-border transactional matters with emphasis in energy and M&A

About

Enrique is founding partner of the firm and has over 35 years of experience in cross-border transactions with emphasis in Energy, M&A, Project Finance and International Commercial Arbitration.

“He is a standout figure in the Mexican market who comes highly recommended for his expertise in transactions, investment and disputes” Who’s Who Legal

He has a comprehensive career as he brings his corporate and dispute resolution cores together, for the negotiation and closing of transactions.

His legal experience includes, acting as a lawyer, arbitrator and mediator in a variety of controversies promoted under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce and the International Commission for Settlement of Disputes of the American Arbitration Association.

Experience

  • Represented Nacional Financiera, Bancomext and Banobras, Mexico’s National Development Banks, in the US$800 million project finance granted to Altán Redes for the Red Compartida telecoms project
  • Counsel in the acquisition of the Royal Bank of Scotland (Mexico) and its transformation into Investa Bank, acting on behalf of a group of Mexican and Foreign investors, leading to the creation of Investa Bank, a bank in Mexico, representing the parties before the regulators including the National Banking and Securities Commission (Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores) and the Bank of Mexico (Banco de México)
  • Represented Schlumberger in the acquisition of onshore oil field Pánuco, located in the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, from its former contract partner Petrofac (British oil and gas service provider)
  • Represented Banco Bradesco of Brazil in the acquisition of IBI Mexico from Cofra, as part of Bradesco’s US$900 million acquisition of IBI’s operations in Brazil and Mexico
  • Acted as arbitrator in the Grupo Modelo, S.A. de C.V. (Mexico) vs Anheuser-Busch (U.S.), case concerning issues deriving the merger by the latter and Ambev (Belgium)
  • McDonald’s Corporation, in the sale of its operations in Latin America to Arcos Dorados, and the negotiation of a Master Franchise for the region, trusts for the transfer of ownership, guaranty and administration of the acquired equity

Awards & Recognitions

  • X Premio Gov. Franco Montoro, awarded by the Brazil-Mexico Chamber of Commerce and Industry for his contribution to the growth of bi-lateral trade and investment between Brazil and Mexico.
  • Project Development ranked lawyer, IFLR 1000
  • Franchise ranked lawyer, Who’s Who Legal
  • Project Finance & Infrastructure, Latin Lawyer 250
  • Arbitration and Mediation recognized lawyer, Best Lawyers
  • Corporate and M&A Law recognized lawyer, Best Lawyers
  • Administrative law recognized lawyer, Best Lawyers

Education

LL.M. in Comparative Jurisprudence, University of Texas, Austin, Texas (1985) J.D. (law degree equivalent), Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City (1983)

Memberships

Instituto Mexicano de la Mediación, Founding President Commercial Dispute Consulting Committee created under the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Alternate Representative for Mexico Mexico-Brazil Bilateral Committee (Consejo Empresarial Mexicano de Comercio Exterior, Inversión y Tecnología, A.C.), President United States–Mexico Chamber of Commerce (Southwest Chapter), Former Vice President Mediation and Arbitration Commission (Cámara Nacional de Comercio de la Ciudad de México, A.C.) American Bar Association, former Vice President of the Subcommittee for Foreign Investment and Technology International Franchise Association, Special Representative in Mexico

Publications & Collaborations

  • Co-chair of the Latin Lawyer Oil & Gas Conference, editions 2018, 2017, 2016
  • Speaker at Project Finance, Infrastructure and Energy Conferences in a wide range of local and foreign legal forums
  • Mexico Chapter of the Energy Disputes Guide published by Getting the Deal Through a law business research publication, editions 2018 - 2016
  • Global Arbitration Review Mexico Chapter, published by Law Business Research, Ltd. (London)

Languages

Spanish – English – Portuguese