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Esmeralda Vera's practice is focused on all aspects of antitrust and competition law, including governmental investigations, compliance counseling, and merger control. She also counsels clients on foreign direct investment and corporate matters.

Esmeralda advises a wide array of domestic and foreign clients on government procedures, including merger control filings in private and public transactions and in anticompetitive conduct investigations. In addition, she has in-house experience involving audits and training procedures.

Esmeralda is also involved in a pro bono initiative for a school that offers scholarships to low-income students and assists the school on its routine legal needs.


  • Austin Powder sells controlling stake to AIPJones Day is representing Austin Powder, a global leader in blasting services and commercial explosives, in connection with the sale of a controlling stake to American Industrial Partners.
  • Grupo México acquires real estate company, PlanigrupoJones Day advised Grupo Inmobiliario UPAS, S.A. de C.V., a subsidiary of México Proyectos y Desarrollos, S.A. de C.V., (sub-holding) and Grupo México, S.A.B. de C.V.'s Infrastructure Division ("Grupo México") (holding) in the due-diligence, negotiation, and formalization of an agreement with certain Southern Cross Group's subsidiaries (controlling shareholders of Planigrupo LATAM, S.A.B. de C.V. ("Planigrupo")) and the Bross family, for the acquisition of their respective stake in Planigrupo, for which Grupo México launched, and Jones Day also assisted and advised on a mandatory public tender offer for up to 100% of the shares representing Planigrupo's capital stock, resulting in the acquisition by Grupo México of 95.47% of Planigrupo's outstanding capital stock for a total amount of 4.49 billion pesos (approximately US$245 million).