Nicholas Rodríguez has a diverse corporate practice focused on cross-border M&A, private equity, joint ventures, and restructurings. He has extensive experience in the energy, infrastructure, financial services, media, and telecommunications sectors, representing clients in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. He has worked throughout Central America and Latin America, including in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Panama, and Paraguay.
Nicholas has represented companies such as Advent International; Atlas Holdings; Brookfield Asset Management; Citigroup Global Markets; Enjoy, S.A.; General Electric; GIC Special Investments (Government of Singapore Investment Corporation); Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.; Mapei International; Mastercard International; Millicom International Cellular SA; NII Holdings; Ospraie Management; and Verint Systems.
Nicholas has advised Citigroup Global Markets in numerous matters, including its role as financial advisor to Vivo Participações in connection with its $639 million corporate restructuring. He advised Advent International in its acquisition of the largest airport operator group in the Dominican Republic, which was recognized by the International Financial Law Review as the 2008 Private Equity Deal of the Year for the Americas. Nicholas also advised NII Holdings, Inc. in its $178 million sale of Nextel Argentina to Grupo Clarin, which LatinFinance named as its 2015 Domestic M&A Deal of the Year.
Nicholas is the sole recipient of Lexology's 2019 Client Choice Award (M&A) (Florida), which recognizes law firm partners who provide exceptional client care and provide significant value to clients' businesses above and beyond others in the market.
Nicholas was born in Medellin, Colombia and is fluent in Spanish.
The following represents experience prior to joining Jones Day.
Advised Vivendi Universal Entertainment in its $14 billion sale, together with Tishman Speyer, to NBC.
Advised General Electric in the sale of its plastics unit to Sabic for $11.6 billion.
Advised Lehman Brothers in its $22.2 billion acquisition, together with Tishman Speyer, of Archstone-Smith.
Advised Brookfield Asset Management-led consortium in its $2.5 billion acquisition of Transelec Chile S.A. from Hydro Quebec and IFC.
Advised WL Ross & Co. LLC in its sale to AMVESCAP for aggregate consideration of up to $375 million assuming satisfaction of certain conditions.
Advised GE Money in the sale of its Partnership Marketing Group to Allstate Corporation.
Advised GE Capital in its commercial loan portfolio acquisition from IBM Credit Corporation.
Advised CMS Energy Corporation's acquisition of Panhandle Easter Pule Company and Trunkline LNG Company from Duke Energy.
Advised Visteon Corporation in its business restructuring and asset transfer to Ford Motor Company.
Advised ACI Capital in its going private acquisition of Jenny Craig Inc., together with other sponsors.
Advised Universal American Financial Corp. in its acquisition of Heritage Health Systems, Inc.
Advised Universal American Financial Corp. in its acquisition of The Pyramid Life Insurance Company.
Advised Genovo Inc. in its merger with gene therapy company Targeted Genetics Corp.
Advised Citigroup in AmBev's $400 million tender offer for Quilmes Industrial S.A.
Advised Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A. in the sale of Sudameris Paraguay to Abbeyfield Financial.
Advised AT&T in connection with the $5 billion Telecom Americas joint venture with America Movil S.A. and Bell Canada.
Advised The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in AIG Global Investment Group's $1.3 billion acquisition of P&O's US ports business.
Advised Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A and Gestiones y Recuperaciones de Activos SA in the sale of Peruvian mining concessions and related mining assets to Gold Hawk Resources Inc.
Advised Brookfield Asset Management-led consortium in connection with the consortium's bid for Mexican toll road operator FARAC S.A.
Advised IXE Groupo Financiero's sale of its stake in Afore XXI, S.A. de C.V. to Prudential Financial, Inc.
- March 2019
Reps and Warranties Insurance in Latin America is here to stay, Latin Lawyer
- September 26, 2019
Panelist, Compliance - Prevenir es Actuar a Tiempo, Cali, Colombia
- September 25, 2019
Panelist, Compliance - Prevenir es Actuar a Tiempo, Medellin, Colombia
- September 24, 2019
Panelist, Compliance - Prevenir es Actuar a Tiempo, Bogota, Colombia
- May 21, 2019
Panelist, Latin America M&A Forum
- November 29, 2018
Panelist, University of Florida Levin College of Law Latin American Corporate Law Conference
- October 3, 2018
Moderator, Recent Trends in Anti-Corruption Compliance and M&A in Brazil and Latin America - Florida Business Council
- September 26, 2018
Panelist, Private Equity/Investment Banking Industry Panel, Chicago Booth. Focused in Latin America and the U.S. on Cross‐Border M&A, Private Equity, Joint Ventures, and Restructurings.
- June 12, 2018
The 12th Andean Finance & Investment Forum
- June 12, 2018
Panelist, The 12th Andean Finance & Investment Forum. Focus on Corporate Strategies, M&A and LME.
- November 20, 2015
Panelist, Investing in Latin America: Recent Legal and Tax Developments
- May 14-15, 2014
United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce Annual Conference
- April 2011
Panelist, Hemispheric Conference on Access to Justice, The Vance Center
- Columbia University (M.B.A. 1996); St. John's University (J.D. 1994); New York University (B.A. 1989)
- New York and Florida
LatinFinance's Domestic M&A Deal of the Year (NII Holdings' sale of Nextel Argentina)
IFLR's Americas Award, "Private Equity Deal of the Year" (Advent's acquisition of Aerodom [Dominican Republic])
M&A Atlas Awards, "Upper Middle Market Deal of the Year" (Mexichem's $630 million acquisition of Dura-Line)
Global M&A Network: South American M&A Lawyers of the Year
Legal 500 Latin America (capital markets)
Best Lawyers in America (M&A)
- Law Clerk to: the Honorable Oliver Wanger, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California (1997-1998) and the Honorable Kenneth M. Hoyt, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas (1996-1997)