Mercedes Haddad is partner of the firm and focuses her practice on Capital MARKETS, Banking and Finance law and esg. She is member of the Board of Directors, heads the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and acts as Ombudsperson.
Mercedes has been involved in some of the most innovative Capital Markets and Banking and Finance transactions in Mexico. She represents foreign and domestic financial institutions, borrowers, underwriters, issuers, multilateral development banks, and private equity funds in Capital Markets transactions, structured finance (including secured and unsecured financing, commercial financing, acquisition financing and real estate financing), asset securitizations and derivative transactions.
In the Capital Markets arena Mercedes has represented multiple sponsors in the establishment of their CKDs and CERPIs funds through public listings in Mexico, she has participated in multiple bond issuances in Mexico and cross-border debt offerings and private placements. She has also participated in several IPOs and follow-ons.
Mercedes is also part of the ESG practice, focusing on Sustainable Finance matters.
Mercedes is recognized as a leading lawyer in the area of Banking and Finance by prestigious publications such as Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 and IFLR1000. She has also been distinguished as LACCA approved by the Latin America Corporate Counsel Association.
Mrs. Haddad was born in Mexico City and obtained her law degree (JD) from the Escuela Libre de Derecho in 2005. Her native language is Spanish and she is fluent in English.