MauricioVillegas

Associate

Mexico City + 52.55.6283.5065

Mauricio Villegas focuses his practice on environmental, health, and safety and advises domestic and international clients in a wide array of EH&S compliance matters and M&A auditing procedures. His emphasis is on industrial, biotechnology, and natural resources exploitation; compliance strategies development and implementation; environmental liability and remediation procedures; and environmental and regulatory aspects of business restructuring. His experience also includes processing EH&S and sanitary authorizations before relevant federal, state, and municipal agencies.

Most recently, Mauricio has been part of the legal team advising Procter & Gamble in the sale of its beauty brand to Coty for $12.5 billion, the acquisition of Patrón Spirits International by Bacardi Limited, and Jinko Solar in the development, construction, and financing of a 130 MW photovoltaic solar power project in Mexico valued at $135 million.

In addition, Mauricio has been involved in environmental and administrative litigation, developing legal defense strategies before Mexican regulatory and environmental agencies, and administrative nullity and constitutional lawsuits before the Federal Judicial Branch.

He actively participated in the execution of a comprehensive crisis management strategy in connection with an asbestos fibers mishandling, which involved administrative litigation with the three levels of government, negotiation with responsible parties, judicial defense, advice on criminal procedures related to the matter, and media communications.

Mauricio has lectured on environmental law at Universidad Anáhuac México Norte.

Experience

  • Ainda Energía & Infraestructura acquires minority stake in Jaguar Solar HoldingsJones Day advised Ainda Energía & Infraestructura, S.A.P.I. de C.V. in (a) the acquisition through Trust 2695 (Fideicomiso Irrevocable de Emisión de Certificados Bursátiles Fiduciarios de Desarrollo) and Trust 3436 (Fideicomiso Irrevocable de Administración) of up to 19.47% of the capital stock of Jaguar Solar Holdings, S.A. de C.V., holding company and owner of 99.99% of 6 SPVs owners of 6 photovoltaic projects with a combined generation capacity of up to 180MW; and (b) 2 purchase options to increase its participation in the capital stock of Jaguar Solar Holdings, S.A. de C.V.
  • Newell Brands sells the Connected Home & Security business to Resideo TechnologiesJones Day advised Newell Brands Inc. in the $593 million sale of the Connected Home & Security (CH&S) business to Resideo Technologies, Inc.
  • Syndicate of lenders provide $300 million green financing to FUNO for development of "Mitikah"Jones Day advised Banco Santander (as green agent, administrative agent, and lender), BBVA, HSBC, Banco Sabadell (Sabcapital), Banregio, and Intercam Banco (as lenders) in the execution of a green credit facility in Mexican pesos equivalent to US$300 million granted to a vehicle controlled by Fibra UNO (FUNO) for the construction and development of "Mitikah", a mixed-use residential, business, and commercial real estate project located in Mexico City.
  • The Duchossois Group sells The Chamberlain Group LLC to BlackstoneJones Day advised The Duchossois Group, Inc. in the sale of The Chamberlain Group LLC, a global leader in smart access solutions, to private equity funds managed by Blackstone.
  • Tekni-Plex acquires Johnson Plastic GroupJones Day advised Tekni-Plex, Inc., a portfolio company of Genstar Capital, in its acquisition of Johnson Plastic Group, a precision extrusion manufacturer who specializes in medical device applications, as part of a strategy to expand the company's medical device footprint.
  • Furukawa Electric and Superior Essex global joint venture finalizedJones Day advised Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. in its finalization of a global joint venture with Superior Essex Inc.
  • PolyOne acquires Clariant color and additive masterbatch business for $1.5 billionJones Day advised PolyOne Corporation in the $1.5 billion purchase of Clariant’s global color and additive masterbatch business.
  • 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.
  • JinkoSolar sold two solar photovoltaic (PV) plants in Mexico to White River RenewablesJones Day advised JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd., one of the world's largest and most innovative solar panel manufacturers, in the sale of two solar photovoltaic (PV) plants in Mexico to White River Renewables.
  • Operadora de Desarrollo Humano Chapultepec resolves dispute with government of Mexico City relating to La Feria de ChapultepecJones Day represented Operadora de Desarrollo Humano Chapultepec, S.A. de C.V. in a constitutional and administrative dispute with the government of Mexico City regarding the cancellation of the company's license to operate La Feria de Chapultepec.
  • Iberdrola acquires Tamazunchale Energía, S.A.P.I. de C.V.Jones Day advised Iberdrola Energía Tamazunchale, S.A. de C.V. and Iberdrola Generación México, S.A. de C.V in the acquisition from PROTAMA, S.A. DE C.V., as seller, of 100% of the stock capital of Tamazunchale Energía, S.A.P.I. de C.V., a company which is developing a cogeneration project with an installed capacity of 532 MW in San Luis Potosí, Mexico.
  • 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.
  • Arsenal Capital Partners acquires Seal for Life Industries from Berry Global Group Inc. for $328 millionJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners on the $328 million acquisition of Seal for Life Industries from Berry Global Group Inc.
  • Banco Santander México provides $86.85 million credit facility to Inmobiliaria Conjunto PolancoJones Day represented Banco Santander México in the execution of a $86.85 million credit facility provided to Inmobiliaria Conjunto Polanco, S.A.P.I. de C.V., a subsidiary of Grupo Gigante, for the construction and development of Miyana, a mixed-used residential and commercial development company located in Mexico City.
  • Fosun acquires FFT GroupJones Day advised Fosun International Limited with the acquisition of FFT GmbH & Co. KGaA ("FFT") from ATON GmbH.
  • 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”).
  • Aurora Resurgence sells Alltub Group to One Equity PartnersJones Day advised Aurora Resurgence in the sale of portfolio company Alltub Group to One Equity Partners.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jinko Solar completes first long-term financing of $135 million 130 MW photovoltaic solar power project in MexicoJones Day represented Jinko Solar, as sponsor, and its project company, Solar Park Viborillas, S. de R.L. de C.V., in connection with the development, construction, and senior financing of Jinko’s 130 MW photovoltaic solar power project to be constructed in Las Viborillas, Jalisco, Mexico.