Arturo Pérez-Estrada

Mexico, D.F.,  Mexico
Phone+52 (1) 55 5029 0047

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate & Securities
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Emerging Technology
  • Global - Latin American and Iberian Practice
  • Financial Regulatory and Compliance Group
Contact InfoTelephone: +52 (1) 55 5029 0047
Fax: +52 (1) 55 5029 0002
EducationEscuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico City, D.F., Mexico (Law Degree, cum laude, 1996-2001); The University of Texas School of Law (LL.M., 2004-2005); ITAM (Postgraduate Studies, 2009) 5 out of 6 chapters
Admitted2001, Mexico

Professional & Community Involvement

•Member, National Business Lawyers Association (ANADE)
•Member, Mexico - United States Entrepreneurship and Innovation Committee (MUSEIC)
•Member, U.S. - Mexico Bar Association
•Member, Mexican Bar Association

LanguagesSpanish, Native; English, Fluent
BornMexico City, Mexico, 1977

Arturo Perez-Estrada has more than 15 years of experience in corporate, financial regulation, privacy and corporate finance law. Arturo is experienced in negotiating and completing high profile joint-ventures, and obtaining authorizations for financial, securities broker-dealers, insurance, and reinsurance companies and brokers. He provides advice and deals with complex legal cases involving, among others, corporate finance, private equity, venture capital financing, multi-party agreements, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and foreign investment matters across several industries. He also provides advice on financial and regulatory compliance requirements for the implementation of innovative micro-credit lending programs, bank agency networks, compliance with anti-money laundering financial regulations, e-commerce, eSignature and other banking regulations applicable to money transmitters, non-bank banks and other non-banking financial intermediaries.

Over the past 5 years Arturo has acted as lead counsel for the negotiation of exploration, association, financing and joint venture agreements for mining projects in Mexico.

Arturo is also an active advisor to startup companies, and early and venture capital funds in Mexico and Latin America; he was recently invited to become mentor for Endeavor and collaborates proposing changes for the legal framework applicable to the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Mexico with the Mexican and U.S. Government through the Mexico - United States Entrepreneurship and Innovation Committee (MUSEIC).

Arturo's practice as an international attorney is focused on capital markets, participating in Rule 144A and Reg S private placements under the U.S. securities laws, and negotiating MTN programs, including the elaboration of offering circulars, indentures, agency and securities purchase agreements.

Areas of Concentration

•Banking & Insurance Regulation
•Venture Capital - Startups
•Corporate finance

Awards & Recognition

•Team Member, Corporate/M&A - Law Firm of the Year, Chambers Latin America Awards, 2014
•Team Member, Acquisition International magazine, Overall Law Firm of the Year - Mexico, 2013
•Team Member, Acquisition International magazine, Most Trusted Law Firm of the Year - Mexico, 2013
•Team Member, InterContinental Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions Firm of the Year - Mexico, 2013
•Team Member, Lawyers World Law Awards, Mergers & Acquisitions Firm of the Year - Mexico, 2013
•Team Member, DealMakers, Law Firm of the Year - Mergers & Acquisitions - Mexico, 2012-2013

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

09.25.14 Greenberg Traurig Named 'Corporate/M&A Law Firm of the Year - International Counsel in Latin America' at 2014 Chambers And Partners Latin America Awards for Excellence
03.19.13 Greenberg Traurig's Latin America and Iberian Practice Elevates 6 Attorneys to Shareholder, 1 to Of Counsel
03.05.13 Greenberg Traurig Elevates 41 Attorneys to Shareholder, 15 to Of Counsel
10.05.11 Greenberg Traurig Opens Office in Mexico City; Expands Latin America Practice

Published Articles

05.01.13 Data Protection and Information Management


01.10.14 El Congreso Mexicano Aprueba Importante Reforma Financiera
01.10.14 Significant Financial Reform Passed by the Mexican Congress

Articles, Publications, & Lectures


•Note Author, Regarding the Federal Personal Data Protection Law, Official Gazette, July 5, 2010
•Author, Secured Lending - Mexico, Latin Lawyer Reference Section Online - Secured Lending, 2008-2010
•Note Author, Regarding the Amendments Made to the Commerce Code and the General Law for Commercial Entities (LGSM), Official Gazette, June 2, 2009


•Speaker, “Angel Investment Panel”, organized by Angel Ventures Mexico and COLCAMI, Mexico City, October 2013
•Speaker, Insurance Without Borders, 20th Annual International Conference, Professional Liability Underwriting Society, Washington, D.C., November 2007
•Speaker, Underwriting and Claims Conference, Stewart Title Guaranty de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 2004


•Intern, Garcia Barragan y Villela, Corporate and Foreign Investment, 1998-1999

Reported CasesSignificant Representations: Represented Banco BTG Pactual in all matters related to the licensing, incorporation and commencement of operations of a Mexican broker dealer subsidiary, the first of Brazilian capital to be incorporated in Mexico.; Represented an international mining fund in the financing of a mining tailings project in Chihuahua.; Represents several venture capital funds and startups before the Mexican Entrepreneur Institute (INADEM) and corporate funds raising structures.; Represented an international client in the contract negotiation for the cabin equipment purchase for a presidential aircraft.; Participated in private bond offerings from Latin American issuers under Rule 144A and Reg S of the Securities Laws of the U.S., including the Lima Airport Partners awarded infrastructure bond financing in Peru.; Acted as legal counsel for second largest mobile services provider in Mexico during the negotiation of the formation of the shareholders' pool which won the bidding process for CFE's dark fiber optic and committed and investment more than US$160 million.; Led the negotiation of a joint venture agreement and formation of a JV company formed by a Canadian mining company and Mexican mining conglomerate for the exploration of a mine located in Durango, Mexico.; Member of the legal team in charge of the acquisition of the Mexican subsidiary of a Spanish pharmaceutical company.; Provided legal counsel for issues related to voting agreements, anti-money laundering, extraterritorial application of foreign laws in Mexico (antidote laws), micro-lending programs, investment in regulated entities, mobile banking accounts, branch-less banking, niche banking, eCommerce and personal data protection.; Provided legal advice to one of the world's biggest credit card and payment processor in connection with banking regulation, prepaid products and privacy laws.; Acted as team leader representing the financial branch of a technology company during a private equity investment round for the deployment of a Wimax network for broadband Internet services.; Member of the legal team in charge of the incorporation of the first title insurance company in Mexico, and provided legal regulatory advice during the last 10 years.; Led the incorporation process and regulatory approvals for the incorporation of an insurance broker and factoring company for a Spanish mobile network operator.; Led the negotiation of a joint venture between two Canadian mining companies for the exploitation of a silver mine in Mexico with a committed investment of more than US$16 million.; Member of the legal team representing a port and terminal operator from Hong Kong during a time-critical negotiation for the formation of a joint venture company with Mexican and English shipping partners for the provision of cross-border maritime transportation services within the Gulf of Mexico.; Acted as legal representative responsible of the purchase and sale of a US$5 million real estate portfolio owned by an American company.; Provided legal counsel for one of the main shareholders of a low-cost airline carrier during the exit operation of its former partners (a public TV company and a mobile telephone company).; Acted as team leader for the incorporation of a reinsurance broker in Mexico.; Represented a leading Spanish mobile services provider in the US$1.36 billion acquisition of four cellular companies in the north of Mexico, and subsidiaries.; Negotiated the introduction and marketing of extended warranty products in their stores provided by a Mexican subsidiary of an American company with the biggest retail stores in Mexico.; Participated on the legal team dealing with the negotiation of the amendments of the terms and conditions for medium-term note programs of Mexican issuers listed in Luxemburg.; Some of the above representations were handled by Mr. Perez-Estrada prior to him joining Greenberg Traurig, S.C.
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Arturo Pérez-Estrada

Colonia Cuauhtémoc
Mexico, D.F. C.P. 06500

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