Jean Michel Enríquez D. IS A PARTNER IN THE MEXICO CITY OFFICE AND MEMBER OF THE FIRM’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS. HIS PRACTICE FOCUSES ON MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS, PRIVATE EQUITY AND CAPITAL MARKETS.
PracticesCapital Markets Corporate and Commercial ESG – Sustainable Finance Mergers and Acquisitions Private Equity Telecommunications
IndustriesAviation Financial Institutions FinTech Media Pharmaceuticals Private Equity Telecommunications
Among others, Mr. Enríquez 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. Enríquez 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. Enríquez 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 Pacífico (GAP) and OMA.
For over a decade, Mr. Enríquez 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, he was recognized as Law Firm Leader of the Year by Latin Lawyer.
In 2019, Mr. Enríquez was also recognized as one of the “Financial Times Top 10 Legal Innovators for North America”, and in 2022 Thomson Reuters recognized him as a “Stand-out Lawyer”.
Mr. Enríquez is a member of the International Bar Association and 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. Enríquez has written multiple articles and papers on various legal subjects.
Mr. Enríquez worked as Foreign Associate in the New York office of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in 1997 and 1998.
Mr. Enríquez 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.