Ana MaríaFernández Rionda

Staff Attorney

Mexico City + 52.55.3000.4009

Ana María Fernández Rionda's practice includes general corporate law with a focus on mergers and acquisitions for domestic and multinational companies, cross-border transactions, restructuring of corporate groups, joint ventures, and other forms of business cooperation. In addition, she has particular experience in foreign investment.

Ana María's representative transactions include Ventura Capital Privado's acquisition of Maxcom, Sherwin-Williams acquisition of the U.S./Canada business of Comex for US$165 million, Grupo Gigante's acquisition of the remaining 50 percent stake of Office Depot de Mexico for US$690 million, and PolyOne Corporation's acquisition of ColorMatrix Group for US$486 million.

Ana María acts as secretary to the board of directors for many of the Firm's clients, to which she provides advice in connection with a range of corporate matters.

Ana María also maintains a pro bono practice.


  • Venezuelan political refugees secure asylum in Orlando Immigration CourtJones Day successfully represented a Venezuelan couple and their minor children before the Orlando Immigration Court, securing asylum for the family on the basis of past persecution suffered on account of their political opinions.
  • Cortec Group sells Chauvet & Sons to Court Square Capital PartnersJones Day advised Cortec Group in the sale of its Chauvet & Sons platform to Court Square Capital Partners.
  • Avient divests distribution business to H.I.G. CapitalJones Day advised Avient Corporation in the $950 million sale of its Distribution business to an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital.
  • Sonepar sells Vallen Distribution to Nautic PartnersJones Day represented the Sonepar Group – a Paris-headquartered global leader in B-to-B distribution of electrical products, solutions and related services – in the sale of Sonepar's subsidiary business, Vallen Distribution, to Nautic Partners, a middle-market private equity firm based in Rhode Island.
  • ARMOR USA acquires industrial segment of International Imaging Materials, Inc.Jones Day represented Armor SAS and ARMOR USA, Inc., a French-based company that specializes in the industrial formulation of inks and the coating of thin layers onto thin films, in the acquisition and financing of International Imaging Materials, Inc. ("IIMAK"), a global developer and manufacturer of value-added consumable solutions for industrial applications.
  • Fundación Dibujando un Mañana brings lawsuit to terminate free use loan agreement with DaunisJones Day represents the Fundación Dibujando un Mañana, A.C. in a civil lawsuit to terminate a free use loan agreement with Daunis Gente Excepcional, I.A.P. and regain possession of borrowed property, as well as the payment for water consumption rights and property tax.
  • Ventura Capital Privado acquires controlling interest in Maxcom TelecomunicacionesJones Day advised Ventura Capital Privado, S.A. de C.V. in connection with the acquisition of a controlling interest in Maxcom Telecomunicaciones, S.A.B. de C.V ("Maxcom") through: public tender offers in Mexico and the U.S.; Maxcom's recapitalization in excess of US$45 million; and the exchange of Maxcom's US$200 million Senior Notes in the context of a prepack Chapter 11 process.
  • Sherwin-Williams acquires the U.S./Canada business of Comex for $165 millionJones Day advised The Sherwin-Williams Company in its acquisition of the U.S./Canada business of Consorcio Comex, S.A. de C.V., a leader in the paint and coatings market in Mexico, for $165 million.
  • Grupo Gigante acquires remaining 50% stake of Office Depot de Mexico for MXN$8.777 billion (US$690 million)Jones Day advised Grupo Gigante, S.A.B. de C.V. in its acquisition of the remaining 50% stake of Office Depot De Mexico S.A. de C.V. from joint venture partner Office Depot, Inc. for MXN$8.777 (US$690 million).
  • Novag Infancia and Fernosig sold by Grupo Ferrer InternacionalJones Day advised Novag Infancia, S.A. de C.V. and Fernosig, S.A. de C.V. in the sale by majority shareholder, Grupo Ferrer Internacional, S.A., of the remaining 10% stake in each company.
  • Methode Electronics acquires certain assets and liabilities of Nypro MonterreyJones Day advised Methode Electronics, Inc. in the acquisition of certain assets and liabilities of Nypro Monterrey, S. de R.L. de C.V., a subsidiary of Nypro Inc.
  • Braniff Transport Carga and Braniff Air Freight and Company acquired by Talma DesarrolloJones Day advised Braniff Despachos Aduanales, S.A. de C.V. in the acquisition of Braniff Transport Carga, S.A. de C.V. and Braniff Air Freight and Company, S.A. de C.V. by Talma Desarrollo, S.A. de C.V.
  • Grupo Kuo issues $50 million of 9.75% Senior NotesJones Day advised Grupo Kuo, S.A.B. de C.V., a Mexico-based holding company involved in the manufacturing and production of goods across the automotive, chemical, consumer goods and food industries, in connection with the issuance of $50 million aggregate principal amount of 9.75% Senior Notes due 2017 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering which were offered as additional debt securities under an indenture pursuant to which the company has previously issued $200 million aggregate principal amount of the referred notes.
  • Harsco acquires ESCO Interamerica, Ltda.Jones Day advised Harsco Corporation in its acquisition of ESCO Interamerica, Ltda., one of Latin America's premier engineering and equipment services providers to the infrastructure sector and the number one market leader in Central America and the Caribbean.