Jean Michel Enriquez D. is a partner in the Mexico City office and member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. His practice focuses on Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity and Capital Markets.
PracticesTelecommunications Capital Markets Mergers and Acquisitions Corporate and Commercial Private Equity
IndustriesFinTech Private Equity Pharmaceuticals Media Financial Institutions Aviation Telecommunications
Among others, Mr. Enriquez regularly advises large multinationals and global private equity investors and sponsors on acquisitions and investments in Mexico across multiple industries. Most notably, Mr. Enriquez advised Grupo Modelo and its selling shareholders in the acquisition of Grupo Modelo by ABI-InBev, which to date remains the largest ever M&A transaction in Mexico (US$21 billion). He advised AT&T in the sale of its 8% interest in America Móvil for approximately US$5.8 billion and AT&T’s subsequent acquisition of Nextel Mexico for approximately US$2 billion, and most recently Santander, in its US$1.5 billion tender offer to acquire shares in its Mexican affiliate, Banco Santander Mexico. In the realm of private equity, Mr. Enriquez recently advised General Atlantic in the acquisition of a 30% interest in Sanfer, which is one of the largest independent pharmaceutical companies in Mexico, General Atlantic and Warburg Pincus in the acquisition of 50% of Banco Santander’s global asset management division, and Southern Cross Group, in the acquisition of a 100% of the of Grupo Editorial Expansión from Time Warner. In capital markets, Mr. Enriquez has advised both underwriters and issuers in multiple domestic and global equity offerings, including working on IPOs by Hoteles City Express, Corporación Vesta and Bolsa Mexicana de Valores, and airport operators Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (GAP) and OMA.
For over a decade, Mr. Enriquez has been ranked or cited as Band 1, Tier 1 or equivalent in mergers and acquisitions and capital markets by many publications, including: Chambers Global: The World´s Leading Lawyers for Business from 2003 through 2021, Chambers Latin America: Latin America´s Leading Lawyers for Business from 2009 through 2022, The Legal 500 from 2009 through 2020, IFLR 1000 from 2007 through 2021, Latin Lawyer 250: Latin America´s Leading Business Law Firms from 2007 through 2021 and is recognized by the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA) as one of the region´s leading lawyers from 2019 to 2022. In 2011, Mr. Enriquez was recognized by Latin Lawyer as Law Firm Leader of the Year.
In 2019, Mr. Enriquez was also recognized as one of the “Financial Times Top 10 Legal Innovators for North America.”
Mr. Enriquez is a member of the International Bar Association, has been an active Mentor with Endeavor since 2006, and in 2021 was appointed to the Board of Endeavor Mexico. He is a frequent speaker on mergers and acquisitions and private equity and has been professor of M&A at Universidad Iberoamericana. Mr. Enriquez has written multiple articles and papers on various legal subjects.
Mr. Enriquez worked as Foreign Associate in the New York office of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in 1997 and 1998.
Mr. Enriquez was born in Mexico City, Mexico. He received his law degree (JD) from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City in 1995 and obtained his LL.M degree from The London School of Economics and Political Science in 1997. He is fluent in Spanish, English and French.
Chambers and Partners (www.chambersandpartners.com) notes that in Corporate/M&A: “Esteemed practitioner and head of the team´s corporate department, Jean Michel Enriquez Dahlhaus is highly regarded in this field, with sources saying:
“He is one of the best M&A lawyers in Mexico. He has outstanding technical knowledge for M&A work”
“He has a lot of experience dealing with regulators and is a great negotiator”
“He is an absolute expert with a huge amount of experience, as well as being very thorough, creative and protective of his client’s interests.”
“He is always hands-on, in control of the deal, and attentive to every detail.”