Andrés is a Partner of Von Wobeser with more than 20 years of professional experience in Mexico, New York and Latin America advising large multinationals and global private equity investors and sponsors on acquisitions and investments in Mexico across multiple industries.
His clients appear in Fortune 50 and Fortune 500, as well as the Dow Jones, NASDAQ, S&P 500, DAX and the Nikkei. He has a multidisciplinary practice, with an emphasis on cross border transactions, which includes experience in several of the principal transactions that have taken place in Mexico and the United States in the legal areas of banking and finance, securities, private equity, M&A´s, as well as corporate, structured and project finance. Furthermore, Andrés has become a prominent figure with regard to fintech in Mexico. He currently, advises many national and foreign companies in their most important and strategic operations in Mexico and Latin America. His clients include companies and regional and multinational financial institutions based in the United States, Canada, Germany, the European Community and Asia. Additionally, he has advised clients in the development of legal strategies and solutions in relation to, among other areas, cross border acquisitions, financial operations and bank investments, incorporation of companies and associations, workouts, restructuring and reorganizations. He has been recognized by Chambers & Partners Latin America, Legal 500, Latin Lawyer 250, IFLR 1000 and Best Lawyers, among other relevant publications. Andrés actively promotes both pro bono and diversity causes. He is the leading partner regarding pro bono work at the firm. Furthermore, he is a Founding Partner of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee in Von Wobeser.
Advised Anheuser Busch InBev in its acquisition of Grupo Modelo leading the mandatory tender offer carried out in the BMV and other foreign markets, representing a transaction value for over USD$20.1 Billion.
Advised Anheuser Busch InBev and Grupo Modelo in its divestiture of the U.S. business to Constellation Brands, representing a transaction value for over USD$5 Billion.
Advised MacAndrews & Forbes and its portfolio company Harland Clarke Holdings Corp in its acquisition of Valassis, representing a transaction value of approximately USD$1.84 Billion.
Advised Palladium Equity Partners in its acquisition of Q’Max Solutions Inc., representing a transaction value for over USD$500 Million.
Advised Palladium Equity Partners and its portfolio company Prince Minerals in its acquisition of Erachem Manganese Chemicals business of ERAMET Group and in the sale of Prince Minerals to affiliates of American Securities LLC.
Advised Centerbridge Partners, L.P. and its portfolio company KIK Custom Products, Inc. in its carve-out acquisition of Prestone Products Corporation.
Advised Kohlberg & Co. in the acquisition of PPC Industries, Inc.
Advised KPS Capital Partners, L.P. in the acquisition of Electrical Components International, Inc.
Advised Clarion Capital Partners, LLC. in the acquisition of AT Cross Company, and in the acquisition by AT Cross Company of Sheaffer.
Advised Mars, Inc. in the acquisition of Chocolates Turin (Turin controls approximately 5% of the Mexican chocolate market, which is worth more than USD$1.1 Billion).
Advised Revlon, Inc. in the acquisition of The Colomer Group.
He was distinguished as “Pro Bono Fellow” at Columbia Law School. He is actively involved in the firm´s Pro Bono activities and member of the Pro Bono Committee of the firm. He was Vice Chair of the International Pro Bono Committee of the International Law Section, American Bar Association (ABA) and Member and Secretary of the Board of Directors of Fundación Barra Mexicana, A.C. He currently serves as Member of the Board of Directors of Centro Mexicano Pro Bono, A.C.