José ManuelCarrillo


Mexico City + 52.55.3000.4066

José Manuel Carrillo has more than 13 years of experience representing Mexican and international corporations in a wide range of banking and finance transactions. His experience includes business restructuring and reorganization, corporate finance, real estate finance, and project finance. Additionally, his practice includes corporate and transactional law with substantial experience in M&A and cross-border transactions.

José Manuel has advised domestic and international clients in a variety of industries, including real estate, construction, banking, insurance and financial services, textiles, and food, as well as manufacturers in the automotive, railroad, and technology sectors. His recent representations include advising a merger process valued over US$5 billion in the telecom industry.


  • TIGHITCO Inc. and its subsidiaries obtain $28 million financingJones Day advised TIGHITCO Inc. and its subsidiaries on Mexican matters related to a $8 million term loan and up to $20 million asset-backed loan provided by Fifth Third Bank for working capital purposes, including all relevant Mexican security documents.
  • WEG acquires industrial electric motors and generators business from Regal Rexnord CorporationJones Day is advising WEG S.A. in the $400 million acquisition of the industrial electric motors and generators business of Regal Rexnord Corporation.
  • Marubeni sells global grain business of Gavilon Agriculture InvestmentJones Day advised Marubeni Corporation in the sale of the global grain business of Gavilon Agriculture Investment, Inc. to Viterra Limited, following a reorganization of Gavilon’s structure.
  • Orange and Masmovil to combine in €18.6 billion mergerJones Day is advising Orange, S.A. ("Orange"), one of the world's leading telecommunications operators, on the combination of their telecom business in Spain with Masmovil, one of the leading telecommunications operators in Spain, for an enterprise value of €18.6 billion (€7.8 billion for Orange Spain and €10.9 billion for Masmovil).
  • Bancomext provides financing to Optimum Turbine Manufacture, S.A.P.I. de C.V.Jones Day represented Banco Nacional de Comercio Exterior, S.N.C., I.B.D. (Bancomext) in the structuring, documentation, and implementation of a loan that will be granted to Optimum Turbine Manufacture, S.A.P.I. de C.V.: (i) for an amount of up to US$6.247 million or its equivalent in national currency, to finance the acquisition of machinery and equipment, in which Bancomext will participate with 53.3% of loan and Unifin Financiera, S.A.B. de C.V. will participate with 22% of the loan; and (ii) for an amount of up to US$1 million, or its equivalent in national currency, to support the borrower's working capital needs for production, import of supplies, inventories, and forward sales; as well as for the payment of liabilities with bank creditors, the payment of financial and pure leases, among other liabilities with various creditors.
  • The Duchossois Group sells The Chamberlain Group LLC to BlackstoneJones Day advised The Duchossois Group, Inc. in the sale of The Chamberlain Group LLC, a global leader in smart access solutions, to private equity funds managed by Blackstone.
  • Tekni-Plex acquires Johnson Plastic GroupJones Day advised Tekni-Plex, Inc., a portfolio company of Genstar Capital, in its acquisition of Johnson Plastic Group, a precision extrusion manufacturer who specializes in medical device applications, as part of a strategy to expand the company's medical device footprint.
  • Leading automotive components and systems supplier obtains $100 million senior secured term loan facilityJones Day represented a leading automotive components and systems supplier in connection with a $100 million senior secured term loan facility.
  • Cooper Tire & Rubber sold to The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company for approximately $2.5 billion enterprise valueJones Day advised Cooper Tire & Rubber Company in its $2.5 billion sale to The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.
  • Lanxess sold Cuautitlán industrial site to Mexican real estate developers for MXN$48 millionJones Day advised Lanxess Corporation in the MXN$48 million sale of Cuautitlán industrial site owned by subsidiary Chemtura Corporation Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. to a group of Mexican real estate developers.
  • UPL acquires Arysta LifeScience from Platform Specialty Products Corporation for $4.2 billionJones Day advised UPL Limited ("UPL"), a leading global generic agrochemical company based in India, in connection with its subsidiary, UPL Corporation Limited’s, US$4.2 billion acquisition and related $3 billion term financing of Arysta Lifescience Inc. (“Arysta”), a global provider of crop protection solutions, including bio-solutions and seed treatment, from NYSE listed Platform Specialty Products Corporation (“Platform”).
  • Huadong Medicine announces £169 million (US$222 million) takeover offer for and acquisition of Sinclair Pharma PlcJones Day advised Huadong Medicine Co. Ltd. ("HMC") and its subsidiary, Huadong Medicine Aesthetics Investment (HongKong) Limited ("Huadong"), on Huadong's takeover offer for and acquisition of Sinclair Pharma Plc with a total value of approximately £169 million (US$222 million).
  • Proinfra obtains $165 million loan facility from BanorteJones Day represented Promotora y Desarrolladora Mexicana, S.A. de C.V., a Mexican engineering and construction company, in connection with a MXN$3.3 billion (US$165 million) loan facility for general corporate purposes and the acquisition of Trust Certificates (Certificados Bursátiles Fiduciarios).