MariaPérez Borja Borgio

Associate

Mexico City + 52.55.3000.5006

Maria Pérez Borja's practice is concentrated in handling labor and employment matters involving individual and collective labor issues. She has experience advising employers on preventive measures to avoid litigation and decrease the risks and contingencies it generates, as well as on the many facets related to corporate restructurings, mergers, public and private acquisitions, transfer of shares or assets, dissolutions, and liquidations.

Maria has successfully helped clients reach their goals and objectives in many corporate transactions involving internal investigations and employee misconduct, benefit homogenization, changes in working conditions, solving incidents that may arise regarding employee's right to stock option plans from a previous employer, and implementing new stock option plans. She regularly advises on employee benefits and executive compensation; design of stock option plans; modification of employment agreements and related procedures; implementing strategies regarding employee profit sharing; drafting and negotiating employment, noncompete, and nondisclosure agreements; and negotiating, implementing, and terminating individual employment agreements and collective bargaining agreements.

She is an active member of Jones Day's On-The-Ground Team in support of the Firm's Laredo Immigration Detention Project, which consists of interviewing immigrants, mostly women, detained while illegally entering the U.S. and assisting a group of immigration lawyers and specialists during the process.

Experience

  • Integer Holdings Corporation develops employee programming to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 within the workplaceJones Day represented Integer Holdings Corporation during the COVID-19 crisis to develop appropriate protocols and policies for implementing an employee temperature screening program, a face covering program, and return to work policies for employees suffering from COVID-19, respiratory illness, or exposure to individuals with COVID-19.
  • Ferro Corporation to sell its global Tile Coatings Business to Lone Star FundsJones Day is advising Ferro Corporation, a leading global supplier of technology-based functional coatings and color solutions, in the sale of its global Tile Coatings Business to Pigments Spain, S.L., a portfolio company of Lone Star Funds, for $460 million in cash, with potential earnout payments of up to $32 million in cash based on the performance of the business pre-closing, subject to customary adjustments.
  • Merchant banking firm and Fortress Credit provide secured credit facility to Win SystemsJones Day represented a merchant banking firm and Fortress Credit Corp. in connection with a secured credit facility provided to Win Systems, an international developer of gaming machines software and manufacturer of gaming machines.
  • Fosun acquires FFT GroupJones Day advised Fosun International Limited with the acquisition of FFT GmbH & Co. KGaA ("FFT") from ATON GmbH.
  • 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.
  • 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”).
  • 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.
  • Savage Companies and Bartlett merge to form Savage EnterprisesJones Day advised Savage Companies in its merger with Bartlett and Company to form a new combined entity, Savage Enterprises.
  • GE sells assets related to its Small Industrial Motors Business to Wolong Electric GroupJones Day advised General Electric Company in the sale of the small industrial motors business of its Power Conversion division to Wolong Electric Group Co., Ltd.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cardinal Health acquires leading patient product portfolio from Medtronic for $6.1 billionJones Day advised Cardinal Health on the acquisition of Medtronic's Patient Care, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Nutritional Insufficiency businesses for $6.1 billion in cash.
  • 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.
  • Jennmar enters into acquisitions and divestitures agreement with DYWIDAG Systems InternationalJones Day advised Jennmar in its agreements to conduct a series of international acquisitions and divestitures with DYWIDAG Systems International ("DSI").
  • Transnational biotechnology company executes comprehensive regulatory compliance reviewJones 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.
  • Crowne Group acquires Vari-Form from Sun Capital PartnersJones Day represented Crowne Group LLC, a leading manufacturer and distributor of both aftermarket and original equipment manufacturer component parts for the automotive and other industrial equipment markets, in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Vari-Form, Inc., a manufacturer of lightweight, hydroformed structural parts, from Sun Capital Partners.
  • Mahle acquires thermal division from Delphi Automotive for $727 millionJones Day advised Mahle GmbH in the acquisition of the thermal division of automotive supplier Delphi PLC for $727 million.
  • XIO Group acquires COMPO EXPERT business from Triton PartnersJones Day advised XIO Group on the fund's inaugural investment in the secondary leveraged buyout from Triton Partners of the COMPO EXPERT business, a leading supplier of specialty fertilizer products for professional applications.
  • Peaked Hill Partners completes equity injection with Arc InternationalJones Day represented Peaked Hill Partners LLC ("PHP") in connection with an equity injection from an investor group led by PHP in Arc International, a producer of glass tableware, completing the group's recapitalization, and providing funds for the modernization of their main production site in Arques, France, funding of a Social Plan linked to the restructuring plan, and various growth initiatives.
  • Ferro sells Polymer Additives business for $154 millionJones Day advised Ferro Corporation, a leading global supplier of technology-based performance materials, in its sale of the majority of the assets of its Polymer Additives business to Polymer Additives, Inc., a wholly owned portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital, LLC, for approximately $154 million in cash.
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