Linklaters launches a group dedicated to Mexico

Permanent presence on the ground will bolster support for Latin America

Linklaters has announced the launch of a group dedicated to Mexico as the firm continues to increase its focus on Latin America. The new group will allow the firm to better provide clients with a tailored service through access to on-the-ground knowledge of the country, and will deepen existing relationships with leading local law firms.

The group will be led by Managing Associate Alberto García Linera, who will be based in Mexico City and supported by lawyers from all the firm’s offices, with particular involvement from offices in the United States (New York and Washington, D.C.) and Spain (Madrid). 

Íñigo Berrícano, Linklaters’ Partner and co-sponsor of the group commented:
“The creation of the Mexico Group demonstrates the importance of Mexico to our firm and our clients. Alberto’s deep market understanding and wide networks in Mexico make him a perfect fit to lead this new endeavor. Latin America is one of the world’s most important emerging regions with Mexico expected to be one of the few markets to continue growing despite the current economic climate, while continuing to attract investment from top international organizations.”
Matthew Poulter, Linklaters’ Partner and co-head of Latin America added:
“Our clients require hands-on experience in the Latin American jurisdiction where their deals are taking place and a team that can handle their diverse product needs. Having Alberto on the ground in Mexico will better position us to think globally and act locally through the right combination of local advice and our international capabilities.”

As a senior lawyer, Alberto has nearly 10 years of experience having worked at the firm’s offices in Madrid and New York, where he was dedicated to the Latin America market, with a special focus on Mexico.

He has comprehensive experience across a wide array of cross-border finance and corporate actions, with a strong track record advising financial institutions and listed companies in securities transactions including debt and equity issues as well as equity-linked and hybrid products and regulatory capital, having participated in SEC-registered, Rule 144A and Reg S only offerings in different jurisdictions. He is also experienced in banking, finance and restructuring deals, in addition to M&A and general corporate matters including corporate governance.

Linklaters will not be opening an office in Mexico nor practicing Mexican law or entering into formal exclusive alliances with local law firms. However, establishing a permanent presence in the country through its Mexico Group will ensure the firm continues to deliver excellent client service through a combination of Linklaters’ global capabilities and local counsel expertise.