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Antonio Franck
Partner

Contact

(T) +52.55.3000.4007
(F) +52.55.3000.4040

Education

  • Harvard University (Practising Law Institute course, 1980); Universidad Iberoamericana (J.D. 1977); University of Houston (U.S. legal studies, 1976-1977)

Bar Admissions

  • Mexico

Antonio Franck focuses his practice on corporate, banking, restructuring, and securities law as it relates to foreign commercial bank lending in Mexico, foreign and Mexican underwriters, and private sector companies. He structures and negotiates national and international financial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate and financial restructurings, and strategic associations.

Antonio has more than 40 years of experience working with clients in the U.S. and around the world. Prior to joining Jones Day, he handled a wide variety of legal matters, including the structuring and financing of electric energy projects such as Samalayuca and Mérida III and gas pipeline transactions such as the Tarahumara Pipeline; participated in the incorporation of Banco Azteca, Banco Multiva, and Bancoppel among other credit institutions and sofoles; served as a member of an ICC arbitral tribunal in an ICC proceeding between a Mexican company and an American company regarding a joint venture dispute; and acted as Mexican counsel for Mexico's Bank Advisory Group during the Mexican debt restructuring from 1982 to 1992.

He currently teaches M&A and corporate governance at the Universidad Panamericana. Antonio has taught commercial law and legal ethics at Universidad Iberoamericana as well as at Escuela Libre de Derecho. He is currently on the board of directors of several companies, including FibraUno, OHL, Farmacias del Ahorro, Landsteiner, Globo Cambio, and others in Mexico. Antonio also has served on the boards of Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico, Mexicana de Cananea, Sears Roebuck de México, and Grupo Financiero IXE.


Honors & Distinctions

  • Recognized by Chambers in banking & finance and corporate/M&A in Mexico (2012-2017)

    Chambers Global (2013-2017)

    Recommended lawyer by The Legal 500 in banking & finance, corporate/M&A, and energy & natural resources in Mexico (2017)

Languages

English and Spanish
Antonio Franck