SergioAlvarez-Mena

Partner

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Combining years of private practice, in-house experience, and business leadership at leading international private wealth firms, Sergio Alvarez-Mena provides unique insight and solutions to the industry's private wealth challenges. A recognized industry leader, he represents clients in cross-border matters involving U.S. and international regulatory authorities including in-country regulators. He regularly advises international banks and broker-dealers in their private wealth business on tax transparency, AML issues arising from private wealth matters, SEC and FINRA obligations, and conduct of business internationally.

Sergio has an extensive legal and corporate background in cross-border regulatory matters involving the Latin American, European, and Asian private banking markets.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Sergio served as director of Credit Suisse Securities (USA) in the legal and compliance department, where he was responsible for CSSU's international cross-border private banking business and advised CSSU North America private banking on securities and banking and lending matters.

Prior to Credit Suisse, he was lead counsel for all domestic and U.S.-based cross-border business for Morgan Stanley, including the Latin American division, and for the New York, Geneva, Miami, and São Paulo offices as well as the Private Wealth Management domestic business. He also served as business head of Morgan Stanley's international private client group.

In addition, Sergio served as lead counsel to Merrill Lynch International's Latin America private client division and Merrill Lynch Bank & Trust (Cayman) and Merrill Lynch Bank Suisse for a decade and was partner at an international law firm for 15 years, where he represented financial institutions in cross-border matters.

Experience

  • International bank seeks advice on Latin American cross-border protocols and proceduresJones Day is advising an international bank on Latin American cross-border protocols and procedures.
  • Coin company launches virtual currencyJones Day is advising a coin company in connection with the launch of a virtual currency.
  • Leading Chilean investment firm registers as U.S. investment adviser with SECJones Day is assisting a leading Chilean investment firm in obtaining registration with the SEC to become a U.S. registered investment adviser.
  • Global trust services firm obtains advice on Florida's new international banking codeJones Day is advising a global trust services firm on Florida's new International Banking Code.
  • Leading U.S. securities firm seeks regulatory advice regarding reorganization of its Latin America practiceJones Day is providing regulatory advice for a leading U.S. securities firm regarding the reorganization of its Latin America practice.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • May 24, 2019
      Fourth Annual Latin America Privacy & Cybersecurity Symposium
    • 13 junio, 2018
      Arbitraje y litigios transnacionales en las nuevas tecnologías: Blockchain y Criptomoneda
    • May 16, 2018
      Reflections on an Evolving Cross-Border Legal and Regulatory Landscape, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management International Symposium
    • May 4, 2018
      Regulatory Update, Bolton Capital Market
    • May 2018
      Merrill Lynch International Private Banking Offsite
    • April 25-26, 2018
      Third Annual Latin America Privacy & Cybersecurity Symposium
    • April 2017/2018
      Jones Day Cyber Law Conference
    • February 2018
      Banco Sabadell Latin American Offsite
    • November 2, 2017
      FIBA Private Wealth Leaders' Forum
    • October 2017
      FIBA How to Bank PICs and Other Offshore Structures
    • October 2017
      FIBA Argentina Regulatory Update
    • September 2017
      FIBA Venezuela Sanctions Roundtable
    • 2010-2018
      FIBA AML Conference, Chair Broker-Dealer Panel
    • August 2017
      Wells Fargo Advisor Conference
    • August 2017
      Franklin Templeton Advisor Conference
    • June 28, 2017
      Revising NAFTA: Two Sides of the Same Coin
    • May 17-18, 2017
      Second Latin American Cybersecurity and Privacy Symposium
    • Mayo 17-18, 2017
      Segundo Simposio Latinoamericano de Ciberseguridad y Privacidad
    • May 2017
      Bolton Advisor Conference
    • March 2017
      FIBA AML Conference The Panama Papers
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