Hugo López Coll

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Mexico, D.F.,  Mexico
Phone+52 55 5029 0008

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate & Securities
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Global - Latin American and Iberian Practice
  • Private Equity
  • Foreign Corruption Practices Act (FCPA) & Global Anti-Corruption
 
Contact InfoTelephone: +52 55 5029 0008
Fax: +52 55 5029 0002
http://www.gtlaw.com/People/LopezCollHugo
 
EducationInstituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) (Law Degree, with honors, 2004); Columbia Law School (LL.M., 2008) Recipient, "LL.M. Pro Bono Fellowship Award," 2007-2008
 
Admitted2005, Mexico; 2009, New York
 
Memberships 

Professional & Community Involvement
•Course Professor, Credit Transactions and Negotiable Instruments, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City
•Course Professor, Corporations and Credit Transactions and Negotiable Instruments, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), Santa Fe Campus

 
LanguagesSpanish, Native; English
 
BornMexico City, 1980
 
Biography

Hugo Lopez Coll represents domestic and international clients on restructuring and insolvency procedures, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, capital markets, regulatory and compliance matters, real estate, shareholders' disputes, and gaming issues.

With respect to restructuring matters, Hugo has represented clients in several reorganizations, restructurings and workouts, as well as bankruptcy and cross-border insolvency procedures, both in and out of court, under the Mexican Concursos Law (Ley de Concursos Mercantiles).

Hugo advises Mexican entities and their holding companies, both in regulated and non-regulated industries, on regulatory and compliance matters with several Mexican laws, including: (i) the Anti-Money Laundering Law (Ley Federal para la Prevencion e Identificacion de Operaciones con Recursos de Procedencia Ilicita); (ii) the Anti-Corruption Law for Government Procurement (Ley Federal Anticorrupcion en Contrataciones Publicas); (iii) the Data Protection Law (Ley Federal de Proteccion de Datos Personales en Posesion de Particulares); (iv) the Consumer Protection Law (Ley Federal de Proteccion al Consumidor); (v) the Gaming Law (Ley Federal de Juegos y Sorteos); and (vi) other laws in the financial, telecommunications and other regulated industries.

Hugo regularly assists clients with issues arising under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the OECD Convention and the UN Convention Against Corruption.

Areas of Concentration
•Commercial loans and debt restructurings
•Joint ventures
•Securities offerings
•Complex corporate matters
•Real estate
•Regulatory and compliance
•Anti-corruption initiatives

Associated News & Events
10.22.14 Greenberg Traurig's Hugo Lopez Coll to speak at 3rd Annual Family Office Conference in New York Organized by Beamonte Investments
10.07.14 Greenberg Traurig's Hugo Lopez Coll to Speak at Latin Lawyer's 2nd Annual Anti-Corruption & Investigations Conference in Brazil
10.07.14 Hugo Lopez Coll, Socio de Greenberg Traurig, Hablara en la Segunda Conferencia Anual de Anticorrupcion e Investigaciones en Brasil, Organizada por Latin Lawyer
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
03.19.14 Greenberg Traurig 's Hugo Lopez Coll to Speak on Anti-Corruption Risks Related to Mergers and Acquisitions
03.19.14 Hugo Lopez Coll, Socio de Greenberg Traurig, Hablara Sobre los Riesgos Anticorrupcion Relacionados Con Operaciones de Fusiones y Adquisiciones
02.28.14 Greenberg Traurig Further Commits to Full-Service Mexico City Offering and Market Pre-eminence
07.18.13 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Speak About Doing Business in Mexico to State of Nevada/Mexico Trade Mission Delegates
03.19.13 Greenberg Traurig's Latin America and Iberian Practice Elevates 8 Attorneys to Shareholder, 3 to Of Counsel
03.05.13 Greenberg Traurig Elevates 43 Attorneys to Shareholder, 17 to Of Counsel

Alerts
01.10.14 El Congreso Mexicano Aprueba Importante Reforma Financiera
01.10.14 Significant Financial Reform Passed by the Mexican Congress
01.30.13 Mexico Issues Highly Anticipated Data Protection Law Guidelines
01.30.13 Mexico Emite Ampliamente Esperados Lineamientos para la elaboracion del Aviso de Privacidad
12.12.12 Mexican Authorities Enforce the Data Protection Law
12.12.12 Autoridades Mexicanas Sancionan por Incumplimiento a la Ley Federal de Proteccion de Datos Personales en Posesion de los Particulares
10.18.12 An Overview of Mexico's New Anti-Money Laundering Law
10.18.12 Descripcion General de la Ley Federal para la Prevencion e Identificacion de Operaciones con Recursos de Procedencia Ilicita
08.23.12 An Overview of Recent Amendments to the Rules for Establishing Branches of Certain Foreign Companies in Mexico Pursuant to the Mexican Foreign Investment Law
08.23.12 Un Breve Analisis de las Recientes Modificaciones a las Reglas para Establecer Sucursales de ciertas Companias Extranjeras en Mexico conforme a la Ley de Inversion Extranjera

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, The Legal 500 United States, Top Tier Firm in Real Estate, 2013
•Team Member, DealMakers, Law Firm of the Year - Mergers & Acquisitions - Mexico, 2012-2013
•Team Member, Latin Lawyer magazine, Deal of the Year - Restructuring Award, 2012
•Team Member, a Law360 Real Estate Practice Group of the Year, 2012

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

Articles
•Mentioned, Investigation Tool Kit - Mexico, Latin Lawyer, August 5, 2014

Publications
•Compiler, Overview of Selected Derivatives Topics in Certain Latin American Countries Chapter, Derivatives: Legal Practice and Strategies , Aspen Publishers, August 20, 2009

Lectures
•Panelist, The Raising of Emerging Markets, Beamonte Global Family Office Conference, New York, NY, October 30, 2014
•Panelist, Red Flags Around the Region, Latin Lawyer - GIR 2nd Annual Anti-Corruption & Investigations Conference, Sao Paulo, Brazil, October 16, 2014
•Panelist, Minimizing Mergers and Acquisitions Pitfalls: Effective Due Diligence to Avoid Buying a Potential Problem in Mexico, Mexico Summit on Anti-Corruption, Mexico City, March 2014
•Panelist, Important Considerations of Cross-Border Business Transactions between U.S.A. and Mexico, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 2, 2013
•Panelist, There is no Choice! How to Implement a Robust and Effective FCPA / Anti-Corruption Compliance Program: Recent Trends in U.S. and Mexican Law, Mexico City, September 5, 2013
•Presenter, Doing Business in Mexico, Mexico Trade Mission Led by the Governor of the State of Nevada, Mexico City, July 15, 2013
•Presenter, Mexico's New Anti-Money Laundering Law, Mexican Association of Real Estate and Infrastructure Funds (Asociacion Mexicana de Fondos Inmobiliarios y de Infraestructura - AMFII), Mexico City, March 22, 2013
•Presenter, Anti-Corruption Legal Framework and Trends, Mexican Ministry of Economy, Mexico City, November 27, 2012
•Panelist, Anti-Corruption Legal Framework and New Developments in Compliance Matters, Nordic Chamber of Commerce in Mexico, Mexico City, August 16, 2012

Previous Employment
•Cervantes Sainz, S.C., from 2002-2007, 2009-2011
•Sidley Austin, LLP (New York Office), 2008-2009 (Also at New York, New York Office)

 
Reported CasesSignificant Representations; Represented foreign public companies in Mexico and Mexican subsidiaries in the structuring, implementation and roll-out of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) policies and procedures. Enhanced global anticorruption (FCPA) compliance program of Fortune 500 company. Enhanced compliance programs of major real estate developers in Mexico to comply with the Mexican Anti-Money Laundering Law (Ley Federal para la Prevencion e Identificacion de Operaciones con Recursos de Procedencia Ilicita). Represented, as a member of a team, a major state-owned company in Colombia in the issuance and placement of notes with a value of US$500 million, issued under Rule 144 and Regulation S of the Securities Act of 1933 of the United States of America. Represented, as a member of a team, a brewing conglomerate in the acquisition of a brewing company with operations in several Caribbean jurisdictions with a value of US$80 million. Represented, as a member of a team, a consulting firm in the acquisition of another consulting company with operations in more than 36 jurisdictions with a value of US$2.5 billion. Represented, as a member of a team, the ad-hoc committee of holders of notes in the restructuring and acquisition of the 100% of the shares issued by a Mexican satellite operating company, with a value of more than US$450 million. The transaction encompassed; (i) restructuring of the company through a pre-pack reorganization procedure under the Chapter 11, Title 11, of the U.S. Code; (ii) acquisition of the 100% of the shares issued by the company; (iii) issuance and placement of notes with a value of US$350 million issued under Rule 144 and Regulation S of the Securities Act of 1933 of the United States of America, and (iv) obtaining all authorizations from the Mexican authorities, including the Ministry of Transports and Communications (Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes) and the Mexican Antitrust Commission (Comision Federal de Competencia). Represented, as a member of a team, the ad-hoc committee of holders of notes in the restructuring procedure of a Mexican retail company with a value of more than US$2.2 billion. The transaction encompassed: (i) restructuring of the company through a pre-pack reorganization procedure under the Mexican Concursos Law (Ley de Concursos Mercantiles) and the Chapter 15, Title 11, of the U.S. Code; and (ii) issuance of new debt with a value of more than US$1.4 billion, including the issuance and placement of notes with a value of US$220 million issued abroad under Rule 144 and Regulation S of the Securities Act of 1933 of the United States of America. Represented, as a member of a team, a Mexican telecommunications company and its subsidiaries in the restructuring procedure of their debt with a value of more than US$600 million through a pre-pack reorganization procedure under the Mexican Concursos Law (Ley de Concursos Mercantiles). Represented, as a member of a team, the ad-hoc committee of holders of notes in the restructuring procedure of a Mexican mortgage company with a value of more than US$300 million. Represented, as a member of a team, the ad-hoc committee of holders of notes in the restructuring procedure of a Mexican company leader in the building materials industry with a value of more than US$730 million, including the issuance and placement of notes with a value of US$280 million issued under Rule 144 and Regulation S of the Securities Act of 1933 of the United States of America. Some of the above representations were handled by Mr. Lopez Coll prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, S.C.
 
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Significant Financial Reform Passed by the Mexican Congress
Juan Manuel González Bernal,Hugo López Coll,Luis Octavio Núñez,Arturo Pérez-Estrada, January 14, 2014
This GT Alert describes some of the most relevant aspects of the financial reform published in the Mexican Federal Official Gazette on January 10, 2014 (the “2014 Financial Reform”).
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Hugo López Coll

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

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