T ransportation

Our Firm has developed profound expertise in the transportation industry, advising global and domestic companies operating in the airline, airport, railroad, maritime and trucking sectors, both in transactional work and regulatory.  More specifically, we have worked on privatizations, and multiple merger and acquisition transactions, capital markets and antitrust matters, representing a diverse group of clients, including operators and financial sponsors.

Below is a list (which is organized in alphabetical order based on our client’s name) of selected matters which, is intended to give a brief indication of our experience in the transportation sector:

  • Counsel to Acciones y Valores Banamex, S.A. de C.V., Casa de Bosla Integrante del Grupo Financiero Banamex and Citigroup Global Markets Inc., as underwriters, in the initial public offering of Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (OMA).
  • Counsel to Acciones y Valores Banamex, S.A. de C.V., Casa de Bolsa Integrante del Grupo Financiero Banamex and Credit Suisse, as underwriters, in the initial public offering of Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP)
  • Counsel to the shareholders of AutoExpress Frontera Norte, S.A. de C.V., in the sale of 60% of the shares representing the capital stock of AFN to Fondo de Transportes Mexico, S.A.P.I. de C.V.
  • Counsel to Central American Mezzanine Infrastructure Fund, L.P., in a mezzanine subordinated facility to Sistemas Integrales de Tránsito Urbano SITUSA, S.A. de C.V., for the construction, operation, exploitation and maintenance of 2 terminals, 29 stations, courtyards, workshops, to support the high-capacity, dedicated-lane, passenger bus route labeled Chimalhuacán – Nezahualcóyotol – Pantitlan Corridor in the State of Mexico, and ancillary services.
  • Counsel to Consorcio Aeromexico, S.A.B. de C.V. in the sale/privatization of Mexicana and Aeromexico airlines
  • Counsel to Contecon Manzanillo, S.A. de C.V., in a secured refinancing obtained for the construction and development of a seaport terminal in Manzanillo, Mexico.
  • Counsel to Credit Suisse LLC as lender, administrative agent, and collateral agent in the granting of two loans to Grupo Lipu and its subsidiaries for the acquisition of eight new transportation companies.
  • Counsel to DBS Bank Ltd in the financing for the acquisition of a vessel, known as “Aziz”, and the structuring of the Mexican collateral.
  • Counsel to Delta Air Lines in connection with certain joint cooperation agreement with Grupo Aeromexico regarding transborder flights, and the corresponding approval from the Federal Economic Competition Commission.
  • Counsel to Discovery Americas I in the joint venture with Televisa, Inbursa and TACA, to establish a “green-field” low-cost airline, which operates under the tradename.
  • Counsel to GE Capital Corporation in connection with a secured facility granted to Kansas City Southern de Mexico for the acquisition of 75 locomotives.
  • Counsel to GE Capital Corporation and TIP de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V., in the acquisition by Linzor Capital Partners, of 100% of TIP Mexico, Mexico’s leading equipment rental services franchise dedicated to the transportation industry, with the largest trailer fleet in the country.
  • Counsel to GE Capital Corporation in the sale of its equipment lending and leasing business in Mexico to Linzor Capital Partners.
  • Counsel to Grupo ADO, S.A. de C.V., one of Mexico’s largest bus transportation operators, in connection with the acquisition of a 49% interest in Inversiones y Técnicas Aeroportuarias, S.A. de C.V., (ITA), the strategic partner of Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S.A.B. de C.V., (ASUR), which operates 9 airports in Mexico and the concurrent acquisition of a 12.58% interest in ASUR directly.
  • Counsel to Grupo ADO, S.A. de C.V., one of Mexico largest bus transportation operators in Mexico, in the sale of its messenger and courier service known as Multipack, to Federal Express (FedEX).
  • Counsel to HSH Nordbank AG Singapore Branch in the financing of 3 Marshall Island flag vessels and the structuring of the Mexican collateral.
  • Counsel to the Katz family in the acquisition of Transportes Aeromar, S.A. de C.V., (Aeromar) one of Mexico´s airlines which operates domestic and international flights.
  • Counsel to Logwin Logistics in the stock acquisition and restructuring of Birkart de México, S.A. de C.V.
  • Counsel to Maritime Finance Company Ltd. (MFC) (a KKR fund focusing on ship finance), in a loan to Blue Marine Technology Group and secured by a collateral package that included, among others, a ship mortgage over the “Blue Pioneer”, all movable property of the vessel owner, as well as the revenues from a services agreement entered into with Pemex.
  • Counsel to the consortium formed by Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Korea Gas Corporation and Samsung Corporation and their project company, Terminal KMS, in their winning bid for the contract awarded by the Mexican Federal Electricity Commission for the design, construction and operation of an LNG Storage Terminal to be located in Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico.
  • Counsel to United Overseas Bank Limited in the financing of the 3,468 ton vessel “Swiber Concorde” with Panamanian flag and the structuring of the Mexican collateral.
  • Counsel to US Airways Group in connection with the pre-merger filing regarding the strategic business combination with American Airlines.
  • Counsel to Volaris and its existing shareholders, Protego Air, Discovery Americas I and Taca-Avianca, in the sale of 50% equity stake in Volaris owned by Televisa and Inbursa, as a result of a competitive unsolicited offer delivered to the shareholders of Volaris by one of its competitors.
  • Counsel to Volaris in connection with the pre-merger notification regarding the indirect acquisition of a participation in its capital stock by Indigo Partners LLC.