I ker Arriola Peñalosa

Iker Arriola is a Partner at Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez S.C. in Mexico City, where he focuses on Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Law.

Mr. Arriola represents and advises clients across a range of issues and transactions, and has been recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Mexico for many years. His areas of focus include mergers and acquisitions, corporate, banking and finance, capital markets and antitrust matters. He represented Consorcio Comex and its shareholders in the sale of the company to PPG Industries Inc., which was Mexico’s largest M&A deal in 2014.

With many years’ experience advising both the Mexican operations of some of the world’s largest companies as well as significant domestic entities, Mr. Arriola is accustomed to taking a lead role in key client relationships. He advises on a wide variety of legal issues, including mergers and acquisitions (private and public) and joint ventures, and he provides clarity on capital markets and financing needs. He also has a strong track record representing financial institutions as lenders or underwriters in banking and capital markets transactions, and has been involved in various debt offerings and IPOs in Mexico.

In addition, Mr. Arriola delivers insights to businesses and institutions in the highly complex area of competition law by drawing on his hands-on experience in antitrust investigations and merger clearances both in Mexico and globally. He has acted as competition counsel across a variety of mergers and acquisitions and antitrust investigations in an array of sectors and industries. These include pharmaceuticals, household and consumer products, soft drinks, transportation, energy, banking and telecoms. Mr. Arriola represented Pfizer Inc. in the sale of its nutrition business to Nestlé S.A. This transaction was named “Merger Control Matter of the Year” by Global Competition Review (GCR) in 2013.

Mr. Arriola obtained his law degree (JD) from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and his Masters of Law from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, in Madrid Spain. His native language is Spanish and he is fluent in English.