Mauricio Llamas focuses his practice on administrative and regulatory matters, with particular experience in environmental, health and safety laws and standardization.
His experience in the environmental field includes advising national and international companies including P&G, Goldcorp, Toyota, Veolia, Goodyear, Monsanto, Nestlé, Gildan, ITS, ERM, Elementia, Iberdrola, and the new Mexico City Airport Group in the diverse aspects of applicable regulation, strict compliance, strategy, and lobbying, with special emphasis in waste management and recycling, contaminated site liability, site abandonment procedures, exploitation of natural resources, environmental impact, air emissions, product stewardship, development of legislative initiatives, and implementation of sustainable energy and infrastructure projects.
He has extensive experience advising on compliance with administrative requirements and permitting for the legal operation of industrial and commercial establishments and administrative litigation at the federal and local levels.
Mauricio also has been asked to intercede in alternative dispute resolution proceedings. In 2003 he was designated an expert witness on Mexican environmental law for a major international arbitration proceeding of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
Mauricio has participated in many important public and private environmental committees in Mexico. He was chairman of the Environment National Commission of the Mexican Chamber of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technologies (CANIETI) from 2004 to 2013, where he participated in the creation and development of environmental policy instruments, laws, and technical standards, and developed diverse sector-related compliance instruments.
Mauricio is head professor, since 2002, of environmental law at the Universidad Anáhuac Law School and academic coordinator of its Master's in Environmental Policy, Management, and Legislation program.
Procter & Gamble sells its beauty brands to Coty for $12.5 billion
The Procter & Gamble Company ("P&G") has merged its 43 beauty brands ("RMT Brands") of global salon professional hair care and color, retail hair color, cosmetics, and fine fragrance businesses, along with select hair styling brands with Coty Inc. in a Reverse Morris Trust transaction for $12.5 billion.
Procter & Gamble sells Camay and Zest brands to Unilever
Jones Day advised The Procter & Gamble Company ("P&G") in the disposition of its Zest and Camay soap businesses to Unilever.
Riverside acquires Marena Group
Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and related financing of The Marena Group, LLC, a manufacturer of medical grade and fully-customizable compression garments, primarily used in post-surgical applications.
Nestle conducts operations audit of Mexico facilities
Jones Day conducted an audit of seven Nestle Food & Beverage's operating plants in Mexico.
Transnational biotechnology company executes comprehensive regulatory compliance review
Jones Day is assisting a leading transnational biotechnology company with the execution of a comprehensive regulatory compliance review of five productive plants operating in Mexico, in order to generate a full diagnostic and develop a continuous compliance program on environmental, health & safety, urban development, energy, labor & social security related requirements.
Mexico City Airport Trust completes $2 billion Green Bond offering for construction of new Mexico City International Airport
Jones Day advised the Mexico City Airport Trust (NAICM) through Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de Mexico, on Mexican law matters to execute an initial two tranche 10 and 30 year 144A and Regulation S bond offering for $2 billion.
Mexico City Airport Trust obtains Green Bond rating of GB1 by Moody's
Jones Day advised the Mexico City Airport Trust in obtaining a Green Bond Assessment of GB1 from Moody's, to the Senior Secured Notes to be issued to partially fund the design, construction, development, and operation of the Mexico City New International Airport (NAICM).
Syndicate of lenders provide $607 million financing to subsidiary of First Reserve to acquire Pemex assets
Jones Day advised Banco Santander (Mexico) S.A.; Banco Nacional de Obras y Servicios Publicos, S.N.C. (Banobras); Banco Nacional de Mexico S.A., integrante del Grupo Financiero Banamex (Banamex); Natixis, New York Branch; The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.; and Intesa Sanpaolo S.P.A., New York Branch, as co-lead arrangers, in connection with the $607 million debt financing provided to a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Reserve to acquire from Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) an ultra-low sulfur gasoline facility located at the refinery Francisco I. Madero in Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas Mexico (GUBA).
Ennis sells its apparel division to Gildan Activewear for $110 million
Jones Day advised Ennis, Inc. in its $110 million sale of Alstyle Apparel, LLC and its subsidiaries (including the Mexican subsidiaries), which constitute the Company’s apparel division, to Gildan Activewear Inc.
Grupo Gigante sells corporate building "Dos Patios" for US$117 million
Jones Day advised Grupo Gigante, S.A.B. de C.V. in the sale of "Dos Patios Corporativo" office building to UIR Polanco, a subsidiary of Union Investment Real Estate GmbH, for US$117 million.
Zhejiang Holley & Futong Investment to develop large industrial park in Monterrey, Mexico
Jones Day advised China based Zhejiang Holley & Futong Investment Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of The Holley Group Inc., in its investment to develop a large industrial park in Monterrey, Mexico for the estimated value of up to $500 million.
DHL implements regulatory compliance program
Jones Day developed and assisted with the implementation of a comprehensive audit process and compliance program to ensure that operations at over 20 DHL Metropolitan Logistics SC Mexico distribution centers met regulatory standards.
Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de Mexico sponsors $3 billion credit facility for construction of Mexico City New International Airport
Jones Day advised Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (GACM), as sponsor, in connection with a $3 billion revolving credit facility through a syndicated loan with HSBC, as administrative agent, Citigroup and JP Morgan, as global coordinators for construction of the Mexico City New International Airport.
Goodyear to build $500 million tire plant in Mexico
Jones Day represented the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in the acquisition of land in an industrial park in the State of San Luis Potosí, México, for the development of a new $550 million plant.
Mining company institutes crisis management and compliance program
Jones Day assisted a transnational mining company with the development and implementation of regulatory compliance and crisis management plan.
Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de Mexico sponsors $1 billion mini-perm loan for construction of Mexico City New International Airport
Jones Day advised Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., as sponsor, in a $1 billion mini-perm loan for the project financing of the Mexico City New International Airport.
Motherson acquires Wiring Business of Stoneridge
Jones Day advised Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd. in its acquisition of the Wiring Business of Stoneridge, Inc.
Analistas de Recursos Globales sold to Docuformas
Jones Day represented Analistas de Recursos Globales, S.A.P.I. de C.V., a transportation equipment leasing company, in connection with its sale by founder and chief executive Juan Garibay, Mexican firm Alta Growth Capital, and investor Abraaj Group, to Docuformas SAPI de CV, a Mexican franchisee of Canadian financial leasing company Liquid Capital.
Fisterra Energy subsidiary of Blackstone Energy Partners acquires and finances "Ventika," Mexico's largest wind farm
Jones Day advised Fisterra Energy, a subsidiary of The Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) on the acquisition, financing, and construction of a 252 MW twin wind farm.
Sherwin-Williams acquires the U.S./Canada business of Comex for $165 million
Jones 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.
Mexico Introduces Industrial Safety and Environmental Protection Provisions for Hydrocarbon Pipelines
- February 2015Access to Environmental Justice, Actual Problems, PAOT
- Available early 2013Educating for the Environment and its Sustainability, Limusa
- 2010Environmental Aspects in Real Estate Operations" (chapter IV), Real Estate Law, Select Topics and Market Perspectives, Porrúa
- 2008 and 2010The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Environment Law (Mexico chapter), Global Legal Group
- May 2015Diploma Program in Sustainable Development and Environmental Management, for FEMSA, Coca-Cola's largest bottler.
- October 8, 2014Consumer Speciality Products Associaton: Mexican Labeling Issues Overview
- October 18, 2013Latin America Emerging Leaders Conference
- May 28, 2013New Environmental Obligations for Private & Governmental Entities
- Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Diploma in Advanced Studies for Research 2011; Ph.D. candidate: Doctorate in Corporate Law Program, 2005-2007); Universidad Anáhuac México Norte (J.D. 1998); Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) (Federal, State, and Municipal Environmental Legislation Program, 1998); The George Washington University and International Law Institute (ILI) (Orientation in the U.S. Legal System, 1997)
Best Lawyers (2017)
LatinFinance 2017 Project & Infrastructure Finance Award for best airport financing
Latin Lawyer's "Project Finance Deal of the Year 2015" for the representation of Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de Mexico (GACM) in Mexico City's new international airport project
Legal 500 Latin America (environmental lawyers, 2014-2017)
Chambers Latin America (environment: Mexico, 2014-2018)
Who's Who Legal of Environmental Lawyers (2013-2017)
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