José Ignacio Rivero Andere

Partner

Lawyer with a strong corporate and transactional practice

José Ignacio Rivero Andere

Partner

Lawyer with a strong corporate and transactional practice
About

José Ignacio is currently coordinating partner of the Mergers and Acquisitions area and co-coordinating partner of the Banking and Financial Services area of Gonzalez Calvillo and member of its Compensation Committee. He brings over 15 years of experience providing legal and business advise to Mexican and foreign clients. He actively represents individuals and companies across a wide range of sectors, handling multimillion-dollar transactions both domestically and internationally.

“He is knowledgeable, a great negotiator, and resourceful. He shows great management skills and we feel very confident to have him on our side for important matters; he is  superb lawyer with amazing social skills and empathy for others, resulting in fair negotiations and business-oriented solutions; he is very efficient and his analysis is very exhaustive.” Chambers and Partners.

José Ignacio also founded and serves as president of Fundación Dr. José Ignacio Rivero Cosme-Mas Alla del Cancer, a nonprofit organization that assists low-income patients in their fight against cancer.

Experience

Jose Ignacio’s recent and notable experience includes acting as lead counsel to:

  • Baja Aqua Farms on its sale to a consortium led by Cultiba Aqua and including Continental Grain Company, Equity Group Investments, and Castle Harlan, in a USD $230 million transaction.
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation in providing USD $115 million financing to GAZA, a Grupo Simsa subsidiary, for the refinancing of the Zapotlanejo Gas Pipeline.
  • IFM, an Australian global fund manager, in its four public offerings in the Mexican Stock Exchange, for the acquisition of shares of Aleatica S.A.B. de C.V., worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
  • Metalsa, a leading supplier of structural components for light and commercial vehicle markets, in its sustainable note offerings under Rule 144A / Reg. S, the most recent being for USD $300 million.
  • JA Mitsui, the financial arm of Mitsui, in various operations in Mexico, including a USD $98 million for the construction and operation of a chassis manufacturing plant in Guanajuato for the Toyota assembly line thereat.

José Ignacio also serves on the board of directors of several companies, including Aleatica, a publicly traded company with a significant presence in Mexico’s toll road infrastructure sector; Crédito Maestro, one of the largest players in Mexico’s non-bank payroll credit sector; and Resuelve tu Deuda, a major player in the credit repair business with operations in Europe and Latin America. José Ignacio has also served on the board of directors of Tarjetas del Futuro, a financial services entity sponsored by Banorte and Rappi in Mexico; Crédito Real (Rescue Board), a publicly traded company in the credit business; and SiSNova, an insurance company.

His experience includes working as an international associate at the law firm Proskauer Rose LLP in New York.

Areas of Practice

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
  • Shortlisted as Lawyer of the year in Banking and Finance, The Legal 500 Mexico Awards 2024
  • Shortlisted as Lawyer of the year in Corporate/M&A: The Elite, The Legal 500 Mexico Awards 2024
  • Banking & Finance leading individual, The Legal 500
  • Banking & Finance recommended, The Legal 500
  • Capital Markets recommended, The Legal 500
  • Corporate and M&A leading individual, The Legal 500
  • Corporate and M&A recommended, The Legal 500
  • Recognized lawyer in Banking & finance, Latin Lawyer 250
  • Recognized lawyer in Capital Markets, Latin Lawyer 250
  • Recognized lawyer in Corporate and M&A, Latin Lawyer 250
  • Recognized lawyer in Private Equity, Latin Lawyer 250
  • Highly regarded lawyer in Banking, Private Equity and M&A, IFLR 1000
  • Highly regarded lawyer in Energy, Oil and Gas, IFLR 1000
  • Thought Leader in Firm Management, Who’s Who Legal
  • Excellent in Banking & Finance, Leaders League
  • Leading in Corporate and M&A, Leaders League
  • Excellent in Fintech, Leaders League
  • Banking and Finance recognized lawyer, Best Lawyers
  • Corporate and M&A law recognized lawyer, Best Lawyers

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
  • Certificate in 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

Academia

  • He has been professor of law at the Escuela Libre de Derecho and the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), two of the most prestigious academic institutions in Mexico.

Memberships

  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Asociación Nacional de Abogados de Empresa, Colegio de Abogados (National Corporate Counsel Association – ANADE)
  • Abogadas MX

Publications & Collaborations

  • Fintech 2024: Trends and Developments, Mexico Chapter, published by Chambers and Partners Read more
  • Year in review: Mergers & Acquistions in Mexico published by Lexology Read more
  • Banking Regulation 2024 Guide, Mexico chapter, published by Chambers and Partners Read more
  • "Mexico's M&A market seen shrugging off electoral jitters" published by Latin Finance Read more
  • Fund Manager Regulation, published by Thomson Reuters Read more
  • Fintech 2023 Guide, published by Chambers and Partners Read more
  • The Mergers & Acquisitions Law Review, 16th Edition, Mexico Chapter, published by The Law Reviews Read more
  • Thought Leader Firm Management 2022, Q&A Edition, Who's Who Legal Read more
  • Fintech 2022 Global Practice Guide, Mexico Chapter, published by Chambers and Partners Read more
  • Banking Regulation in Mexico: Overview, coauthor, published by Thomson Reuters Practical Law Read more
  • Article: “The New Normal in Mexico”, published by IBA Read more
  • Thought Leader Firm Management 2021, Q&A Edition, Who's Who Legal
  • 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 Read more
  • Corporate/M&A Guide 2019, Mexico Chapter, published by Chambers and Partners Read more
  • Banking & Finance Guide 2019, Mexico Chapter, First & Second Edition, published by Chambers and Partners Read more
  • Lending & Secured Finance Guide, Mexico Chapter for 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016, published by International Comparative Legal Guides (ICLG) Read more
  • 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
  • Article: “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
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