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José Ignacio Rivero Andere
José Ignacio Rivero Andere

José Ignacio Rivero Andere

Partner

Lawyer with a strong corporate and transactional practice

About

José Ignacio is co-managing partner of the firm. He has over 15 years of experience providing legal and business advice to domestic and foreign clients, actively representing individuals and companies from a wide range of sectors in multi-million local and cross-border transactions

“He is super experienced in different transactions and always seeks to close deals; availability when matters are critical, and ability to meet the client’s needs.” Chambers and Partners.

Jose Ignacio also serves in the board of directors of several companies, including Aleatica,  public company with a major role in the Mexican toll-road infrastructure sector; Tarjetas del Futuro,  Rappi´s financial services arm in Mexico; Crédito Maestro, one of the biggest players in the non-banking payroll credit industry in Mexico; and Resuelve tu Deuda, a pioneer and key player in the Mexican credit repair market and a provider of financial services through technological platforms with operations in Europe and Latin America. José Ignacio Rivero also served in the board of directors of SiSNova, an insurance company.

Experience

  • Counsel to Rappi, Latin America’s first unicorn, in its US$400 million joint venture with Banorte, incorporating a new entity that will seek to become the largest digital bank in Mexico
  • Counsel to IFM, an Australian global funds manager, in its US$2.6 billion global acquisition of OHL’s infrastructure concessions division, as well as in the mandatory acquisition tender offers launched in the Mexican Stock Exchange as a result of the acquisition, for 100% of the public shares of OHL’s Mexican subsidiary. This transaction was bestowed with the “Private Equity Deal of the Year” award by Latin Finance
  • Counsel to Grupo Proeza, a leading international consortium that owns Metalsa, Citrofrut, Astrum, and Areya, in the subscription of a 22% equity interest in Ainda, the manager of the CKD Ainda, as well as in the implementation of an investment trust to be used as the sole co-investor of the CKD Ainda
  • Counsel to Metalsa, one of the leading suppliers of structural components for the automotive light vehicle and commercial vehicle markets, in its sustainability linked US$300 million 144A/Reg.S. offering of notes
  • Counsel to the shareholders of Resuelve tu Deuda, a Mexican financial restructuring and credit repair business, and such entity, in the acquisition of the stakes thereof by institutional investors Vulcan, the multi-billion dollar investment arm of Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist, Paul Allen; Freedom, a financial entity focused on consumer finance; and DILA Capital, a private equity fund with focus in the entrepreneurship sector; as well as with the negotiation and implementation of its debt with Alloy Merchant Partners, a cross-border financial company with operations in Mexico and the United States
  • Counsel to the shareholders of Crédito Maestro, one of the largest companies in the growing payroll deduction financing industry in Mexico, in the acquisition by Crédito Real of a significant minority position in Crédito Maestro, as well as in multiple renegotiations of the joint venture documents since the implementation of the acquisition. We also counseled Crédito Maestro in all its financing activities with Crédito Real

Awards & Recognitions

Banking and Finance ranked lawyer, Chambers and Partners Global and Latin America Guides

Corporate/M&A ranked lawyer, Chambers and Partners Global and Latin America Guides

Banking & Finance leading lawyer, The Legal 500

Capital Markets key partner, Latin Lawyer 250

Highly regarded lawyer in Banking and Finance, M&A and Private Equity by IFLR 1000

Banking and Finance recognized lawyer, Best Lawyers

Academia

Mr. Rivero taught the first course of Roman Law at the Escuela Libre de Derecho, one of the most prestigious law schools in Mexico

Education

Certificate in Structural Issues in Law Firm Management, The School of Law of Fordham University, New York, United States

Master of Laws (LL.M.), School of Law of Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, United States

Business Administration degree, Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University, Illinois, United States

Law degree (J.D. equivalent), Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico City, Mexico

Memberships

International Bar Association (IBA)

Asociación Nacional de Abogados de Empresa, Colegio de Abogados (National Corporate Counsel Association – ANADE)

Abogadas MX

Publications & Collaborations

  • Lending & Secured Finance Guide 2021, Mexico Chapter, published by International Comparative Legal Guides (ICLG) Read more
  • Private Equity Guide 2021, Mexico Chapter, published by The Legal 500 Read more
  • Banking Regulation Guide 2021, Mexico Chapter, published by Global Legal Insights Read more
  • Banking & Finance Guide 2020, Mexico Chapter, published by Chambers and Partners Read more
  • Banking Regulation in Mexico Global Guide 2020, Mexico Chapter, published by Thomson Reuters Read more
  • Banking Regulation Guide 2020, Mexico Chapter, published by Global Legal Insights Read more
  • Corporate/M&A Guide 2020, Mexico Chapter, published by Chambers and Partners Read more
  • Private Equity Guide 2020, Mexico Chapter, published by The Legal 500 Read more
  • Banking Regulation Guide 2019, Mexico Chapter, published by Thomson Reuters
  • Corporate/M&A Guide 2019, Mexico Chapter, published by Chambers and Partners
  • Banking & Finance Guide 2018 and 2019, Mexico Chapter, First & Second Edition, published by Chambers and Partners
  • Lending & Secured Finance Guide, Mexico Chapter for 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016, published by International Comparative Legal Guides (ICLG)
  • Article “Making moves in Mexico”, published by ISF, part of Global Investor Group a Euromoney Institutional Investor publication, June 2019
  • Article “Creating Collateral in Mexico”, published by Financier Worldwide Magazine, May 2016
  • Article “The ownership of voting rights in the case of a pledge over stock of corporations” published by the Magazine Abogado Corporativo in July 2015
  • Publication “The ownership of voting rights in the case of a pledge over stock of corporations” (La titularidad del derecho de voto en el caso de prenda sobre acciones de sociedades anónimas) Authors: José Ignacio Rivero Andere and Luis Manuel Cárdenas Ibarra, Temas de Derecho V, published by the Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico, 2012

Languages

Spanish  – English  – French