Jesús GabrielAltamirano (Gabriel)

Partner

Mexico City + 52.55.3000.4069

Gabriel Altamirano is recognized as a leading antitrust practitioner in Mexico. He has more than 20 years of experience representing foreign and domestic clients in a wide range of industries in all aspects related to antitrust, including merger control filings, investigations, and compliance.

In transactions, he represents clients before the Mexican competition authorities to obtain regulatory clearance for mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. On the investigation side, Gabriel advises clients regarding investigations for anticompetitive agreements and practices, including cartels and abuses of a dominant position. He also advise clients in the implementation of compliance programs related to antitrust matters. In addition, Gabriel has extensive experience advising clients on banking, commercial, and energy matters, as well as in M&A transactions.

In recent years, Gabriel has represented clients in a broad range of industries, such as Arendal, Banco del Bajío, Cardinal Health, Grupo Gigante, Iberdrola, Koch Industries, Newell Rubbermaid, Office Depot de Mexico, Procter & Gamble, and Scotiabank.

Gabriel regularly speaks at conferences and publishes articles on competition law and government regulation. He is consistently ranked in Legal 500 and Who's Who Legal Mexico.

Experience

  • Entravision Communications acquires majority stake in RedmasJones Day represented Entravision Communications Corporation (NYSE: EVC) in the acquisition of a 51% interest in Redmas owned by the Cisneros Interactive Group.
  • International chemicals producer reviews antitrust aspects of transactionJones Day is providing antitrust counsel to an international chemicals producer in a multi-national merger control matter.
  • OYO partners with SoftBank Group to manage Latin American hotels businessJones Day is advising OYO in a joint venture with SoftBank Group to manage its Latin American hotels business.
  • NVIDIA acquires Mellanox Technologies for approximately $7 billionJones Day advised NVIDIA Corporation in its acquisition of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., an Israel-based leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage.
  • Grupo Gigante acquires El FarolitoJones Day advised Grupo Gigante, S.A.B. de C.V. in its acquisition of El Farolito, a taqueria chain.
  • Sanofi sold pack of OTC brands to Laboratorios SanferJones Day advised Sanofi in the sale to Laboratorios Sanfer of eye drops Irix in Argentina, the antiseptic Isodine in Mexico and Colombia, and the anti-inflammatory Lonol in Mexico.
  • USG acquired by Gebr. Knauf for $7 billionJones Day advised USG Corporation in the acquisition by Gebr. Knauf KG ("Knauf") of all of the outstanding shares of USG in a transaction valued at $7 billion.
  • Procter & Gamble acquires consumer health business of Merck KGaAJones Day advised The Procter & Gamble Company (“P&G”) in its €3.375 billion ($4.2 billion) acquisition of the worldwide consumer health business of Merck KGaA.
  • Alta Growth Capital and Abraaj Mexico Advisers acquire majority stock of DocuformasJones Day advised Alta Growth Capital and Abraaj Mexico Advisers, S.A. de C.V. in connection with the acquisition of the majority of the stock of Docuformas, S.A.P.I. de C.V., that induced a subsequent increase of capital by Abraaj.
  • Selmec Equipos Industriales acquired by Generac HoldingsJones Day advised Enesa, S.A. de C.V. in its sale of 100 percent of the shares of Selmec Equipos Industriales, S.A. de C.V., a manufacturer and designer of power plants of up to 2,750 kW, to Generac Holdings Inc. through its subsidiary in Mexico Ottomotres S.A. de C.V.
  • Fairmount Santrol and Unimin merge creating CoviaJones Day advised Fairmount Santrol in its merger with Unimin Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of SCR-Sibelco NV, in a tax-free, cash and stock transaction, creating a leader in proppant and industrial materials solutions.
  • Patrón Tequila acquired by BacardiJones Day advised Patrón Spirits International AG ("Patrón") in connection with the acquisition by Bacardi Limited of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Patrón.
  • Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de México completes MXN$30 billion IPO of Fibra E Shares on Mexican Stock ExchangeJones Day advised Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de México, S.A. De C.V. in connection with its MXN$30 billion (US$1.6 billion) initial public offering of Fibra E Shares on the Mexican Stock Exchange.
  • Ferrocarril y Terminal successfully defends against Mexican Competition Authority investigation of market conditionsJones Day successfully represented Ferrocarril y Terminal del Valle de México, S.A. de C.V. in an investigation of market conditions performed by the Comisión Federal de Competencia Económica (COFECE).
  • Safeway sells 49 percent interest in Casa Ley to Tenedora CL del Noroeste, S.A. de C.V. for $348.5 millionJones Day advised Safeway Inc. in the $348.5 million sale of its 49 percent interest in Mexico-based food and general merchandise retailer Casa Ley, S.A. de C.V. to Tenedora CL del Noroeste, S.A. de C.V.
  • Level 3 obtains antitrust clearance for $34 billion merger with CenturyLinkJones Day represented Level 3 Communications, Inc. in its proposed $34 billion merger with CenturyLink, Inc.
  • Methode Electronics acquires Pacific Insight Electronics for $114 millionJones Day advised Methode Electronics, Inc. in its $114 million acquisition of Pacific Insight Electronics Corp., a global solutions provider offering design, development, manufacturing, and delivery of lighting and electronic products and full service solutions to the automotive and commercial vehicle markets.
  • Entravision Communications acquires HeadwayJones Day advised Entravision Communications Corporation in its acquisition of Headway, a leading provider of mobile, programmatic, data, and performance digital marketing solutions primarily in Argentina, Mexico, and the rest of Latin America, the United States, Spain, and Israel.
  • Koch Industries acquires Guardian IndustriesJones Day advised Koch Industries, Inc. on the acquisition of the remaining 55.5 percent of Guardian Industries Corp. not already owned by affiliates of Koch.
  • Film distribution company negotiates terms and conditions related to distribution of films in MexicoJones Day advised a film distribution company in connection with the negotiation of terms and conditions related to the distribution of films in Mexico, particularly regarding antitrust law and commercial law.
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