Jaime Cortés Alvarez

González Calvillo - Mexico


Mexico City

+5255 5202 7622

Notable practitioner


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Practice areas:

Bank lending : Borrower side
Capital markets : Debt
Capital markets : Equity

Jaime is a transactional finance lawyer with 20 years of experience, he has participated in numerous domestic and international offerings of equity and debt securities As well as, in complex cross-border and international transactions, advising buyers, sellers, agents, and private equity investors in mergers and acquisitions of public and private companies and joint ventures.

  • Advised Citigroup, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, BNP Paribas, JPMorgan Chase, and The Bank of Nova Scotia, acting as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners,  in a simultaneous syndicated credit facility and a Rule 144A / Reg. S bond offering to allow private equity fund Actis to successfully complete its acquisition of global power-generation company InterGen’s business interests in Mexico, including the purchase of 2,200 MWs in operation with six combined-cycle power generation projects, a 155 MW wind project with partner IEnova, a 65-kilometer natural-gas pipeline, and 3 natural gas-compression stations, for an enterprise value of US$1.256 billion. This is the first time that a project acquisition in Mexico of this size is executed with the use of bond proceeds. This transaction was named Best Infrastructure Financing in Mexico by Latin Finance in the Project & Infrastructure Finance Awards 2018.
  • Advised Urbi Desarrollos in its US$2.8 billion debt restructuring through pre-packaged insolvency proceeding and further capital injection of Pesos $887 million for its restart of operations. This transaction was shortlisted Restructuring Deal for the 2017 Americas Awards by IFLR
  • Advised Hir Casa in the launching its program to securitize mortgage collection rights derived from its housing financing system for a total amount of Pesos $2.5 billion, and the first issuance of trust certificates under said program for Pesos $700 million, listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange

  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • M&A
  • Real estate finance
  • Structured finance/securitisation

  • Banking
  • Financial services
  • Mining
  • Real estate
  • Tourism

  • Barra Mexicana, Colegio de Abogados (Mexican Bar Association) 
  • Instituto Mexicano de la Mediación (Mexican Mediation Institute)

  • LL.M., Columbia Law School, Austin, Texas, United States
  • J.D. (law degree equivalent), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico