Alejandro Santoyo is partner in the Mexico City office and member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. His practice focuses on Tax.
Among others, Mr. Santoyo regularly advises large multinationals banks and global private equity investors and sponsors on acquisitions and investments in Mexico across multiple industries. Most notably, Mr. Santoyo advised First Reserve and BlackRock in the acquisition of 45% equity interest in Los Ramones Phase II North and Los Ramones Phase II South gas pipelines, which was the first major PEMEX-sponsored midstream asset built in partnership with foreign capital since the approval of Mexico’s historic Constitutional Energy Reform. He also 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. In capital markets, Mr. Santoyo has advised Riverstone CKD Management Company held the Restricted Public Offering of Real Estate Senior Bond Trusts for a maximum amount of MX$12,500 M and Banco Credit Suisse (México) on its successful initial public offering of 25,500,000 development trust certificates of its second Mexican fund (CS2CK 15). Just recently, Mr. Santoyo advised FIBRA Macquarie on its refinancing program for a total amount of USD$ 685 MM, including a syndicated loan for USD$435 MM from Banamex, Citi and JPMorgan as leading arrangers and USD$ 250 MM from debt securities placed in the international markets.
Mr. Santoyo has been ranked or cited in Taxes by many publications, including: Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500 and World Tax of International Tax Review.
Mr. Santoyo is a member of the International Bar Association, and has been an active member of the Mexican Colleague of Public Accountants, the Mexican Bar Association and the Mexican Broker Dealers Association (AMIB), where he has served as member of their Tax Committees. He is a frequent speaker on tax matters related to mergers and acquisitions and private equity. Mr. Santoyo has written multiple articles and papers on various legal subjects.
Mr. Santoyo was invited as partner of Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C. in 2014 and previously worked as tax partner of Chevez, Ruiz, Zamarripa y Cía., S.C. for more than 10 years. During the years of 1997 and 2002 he worked for J.P. Morgan as tax vice president with responsibilities in Mexico and other offices in Latin America.
Mr. Santoyo was born in Mexico City, Mexico. He received his law degree (JD) from Universidad del Valle de Mexico, his certified public accountant degree (BS) from Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico and obtained his MBA degree from The University of Texas at Austin. He is fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese.