ManuelRomano

Partner-in-Charge Mexico City

(T) + 52.55.3000.4005 (F) + 52.55.3000.4040

For more than 25 years, Manuel Romano has advised clients in connection with cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic alliances. He serves a broad range of industries, including the automotive, apparel, and financial sectors. He also advises developers, buyers, and financing parties in real estate development projects. Manuel serves as Partner-in-Charge for the Mexico City Office.

Manuel has advised clients involved in a number of wind, thermal solar, and conventional power projects as well as toll roads, airports, transmission lines, waste treatment facilities, and water projects throughout Mexico. He is also involved in the development and financing of a wide range of infrastructure and real estate projects including toll roads, hospitals, hotels, and universities. Manuel's recent experience has focused on the renewable energy sector, representing the sponsors and developers in connection with multiple photovoltaic (PV) solar plants in Mexico as well as advising international investors including Zhejiang Holley & Futong Investment, Toyota, and The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in the development of large industrial manufacturing plants.

Other key clients that Manuel has advised include Iberdorla; NII Holdings; Cardinal Health; P&G; Lowe's Companies; Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (BBVA); Haitong Bank; and Bank of America.

Experience

  • Jefferies and BCP Securities restructure debt of Cobre del MayoJones Day advised Jefferies LLC and BCP Securities, LLC, as exchange and solicitation agents, in the restructuring of the debt of Cobre del Mayo, S.A. de C.V., a Mexican copper mining company.
  • NII Holdings sells Nextel Mexico to AT&T for $1.875 billionJones Day advised NII Holdings, Inc., a provider of differentiated mobile communication services operating under the Nextel brand in Latin America, in connection with the sale of its Mexican operations managed by its indirect subsidiary, Nextel de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., to AT&T for $1.875 billion, less the outstanding net debt of the business at closing.
  • Procter & Gamble sells Camay and Zest brands to UnileverJones Day advised The Procter & Gamble Company ("P&G") in the disposition of its Zest and Camay soap businesses to Unilever.
  • Iberdrola Mexico obtains $300 million financingJones Day advised Iberdrola Mexico S.A. de C.V., a global energy company and the world leader in wind power, in connection with a $300 million syndicated loan facility.
  • 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").
  • Crédito Real obtains $100 million unsecured syndicated term loan facilityJones Day represented Crédito Real, S.A.B. de C.V. Sofom, E.R., one of the principal payroll lending, durable goods financing, and microcredit finance companies in Mexico, in connection with its $100 million unsecured syndicated term loan facility provided by Credit Suisse AG.
  • Electrolux attempts acquisition of GE appliances businessJones Day represented Swedish appliance maker AB Electrolux as antitrust and labor counsel in its attempted $3.3 billion acquisition of the appliances business of General Electric.
  • Arendal acquires Cal Dive vessel and certain equity interestsJones Day represented Arendal S. de R.L. de C.V., a Mexican company specializing in the construction of pipelines, plants, electromechanical, and heavy civil engineering works, in its acquisition of the Vanuatu flagged vessel "Texas," as well as certain equity interests of Hoc Offshore, S. de R.L. de C.V. and Tiburón Ingeniería y Construcción, S. de R.L. de C.V. from Cal Dive Offshore Contractors.
  • Zhejiang Holley & Futong Investment to develop large industrial park in Monterrey, MexicoJones 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.
  • Cardinal Health acquires Cordis for $1.9 billionJones Day advised Cardinal Health, Inc. in its acquisition of Johnson & Johnson's Cordis business, a leading global manufacturer of cardiology and endovascular devices, for $1.9 billion in cash.
  • Aurora Resurgence completes €74 million recapitalization of Alltub GroupJones Day advised Aurora Resurgence in the €74 million (US$80.8 million) recapitalization of the Alltub Group, a producer of collapsible aluminum tubing, to refinance outstanding debt, fund a cash distribution to stockholders, and support continued growth of the company.
  • Arendal issues up to $25 million of 10.5% Notes in Regulation S offeringJones Day represented Arendal S. de R.L. de C.V., a Mexican engineering, procurement, and construction company, in connection with the issuance of up to $25 million of 10.5% Notes due 2016 in a Regulation S offering.
  • Goodyear to build $500 million tire plant in MexicoJones 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.
  • Crédito Real obtains $100 million unsecured term loan facilityJones Day advised Crédito Real, S.A.B. de C.V. Sofom, E.R., one of the principal payroll lending, durable goods financing, and microcredit finance companies in Mexico, in connection with its $100 million unsecured syndicated term loan facility provided by Credit Suisse.
  • Iberdrola develops energy projects in MexicoOn behalf of Latin America power company Iberdrola and Iberdrola Renovables Mexico S.A. de C. V., Jones Day assisted with the analysis of three agreements executed with Mexico’s Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) for the development of energy projects in Mexico.
  • MGM Innova Capital Mexican subsidiary leases energy saving equipment to several hotels in MexicoJones Day advised a Mexican subsidiary of MGM Innova Capital, LLC in connection with the lease of energy efficient equipment to several hotels in Mexico.
  • ABB completes sale of Thomas & Betts HVAC business to Nortek for $260 millionJones Day advised ABB Ltd. in its all cash sale of Thomas & Betts' heating, ventilation, and air conditioning business to Nortek, Inc. for $260 million.
  • Espirito Santo Investment Bank finances natural gas pipeline in MexicoJones Day represented Espirito Santo Investment Bank, as lender, in connection with the financing of a natural gas pipeline to be built in the Municipality of Centro, State of Tabasco, Mexico.
  • Espirito Santo Investment Bank finances three marine pipelines in Gulf of MexicoJones Day advised Espirito Santo Investment Bank, as lender, in connection with the financing of three marine pipelines, including one oil pipeline and two gas pipelines, on the Ku Maloob Zaap field in the Sonda de Campeche, Gulf of Mexico.
  • Hotel Hoyo Uno S de R.L. de C.V. finances 5-star hotel in Mayakoba resort in Quintana RooJones Day advised Hotel Hoyo Uno S de R.L. de C.V., a subsidiary of Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Spanish developer Obrascón Huarte Lain, S.A., in connection with a $55 million loan granted by the Banco Mexicano de Comercio Extrerior, S.N.C. for the construction, furnishing, opening, and operation of a 5-star hotel located at the Mayakoba resort in Quintana Roo, United Mexican States.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • May 2012
      Doing Business in Emerging Markets
    • April 2012
      Mexico's Public-Private Associations Law: Private-sector participation in infrastructure and transportation, Annual Conference of the United States Mexico Chamber of Commerce
    • September 8, 2010
      Recent Developments in Mexican Law
    • February 2010
      メキシコセミナー: Introduction of Mexico City Office and Mexican Market
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