Luis Octavio Núñez

Mexico, D.F.,  Mexico
Phone+52 55 5029 0006

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate & Securities
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Global - Latin American and Iberian Practice
Contact InfoTelephone: +52 55 5029 0006
Fax: +52 55 5029 0002
EducationEscuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico City, D.F., Mexico (Law Degree, cum laude, 1997); Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M., with honors, 1999); Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) (Executive program, Taxation, Finance and Accounting); The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (Executive program, Finance and Accounting)
Admitted1997, Mexico

Professional & Community Involvement

•Mexico Chair, U.S.-Mexico Bar Association, Real Estate Law Committee, Construction Law Subcommittee

LanguagesSpanish, Native; English
BornMéxico City, México, February 28, 1971

Luis Octavio NUNez's professional experience includes international mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investment, joint ventures, commercial loans to companies, debt restructurings, securities offerings in Mexico and the United States, and other forms of financing. His experience includes the creation of financing structures and vehicles for the securitization of real estate assets. Luis also regularly advises real estate developers and other companies involved in real estate transactions.

Areas of Concentration

•Commercial loans and debt restructurings
•International commercial contracts
•Joint ventures
•Securities offerings

Awards & Recognition

•Team Member, Corporate/M&A - Law Firm of the Year, Chambers Latin America Awards, 2014
•Listed, Chambers Global, Corporate/M&A, 2010-2014
•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
•Listed, Chambers Latin America
•Aviation, 2012-2013
•Corporate/M&A, 2010-2013
•Team Member, a Law360 Real Estate Practice Group of the Year, 2012
•Listed, Global Law Experts, Real Estate, 2011
•Listed, International Financial Law Review, Financial and Corporate, 2009-2010

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

•Mentioned, Greenberg Traurig Expands Mexican Operation, The Global Legal Post, January 20, 2015

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

01.16.15 Greenberg Traurig Expands its Mexico City Office with Prominent Team of Lawyers

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

03.18.14 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Worldwide Recognized by Prestigious Chambers Global Guide

02.28.14 Greenberg Traurig Further Commits to Full-Service Mexico City Offering and Market Pre-eminence

09.12.13 Greenberg Traurig Team Negotiations Result in First Asset Management Mandate for a Mexican Pension Fund

07.18.13 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Speak About Doing Business in Mexico to State of Nevada/Mexico Trade Mission Delegates

03.15.13 32 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys and 16 Practice Areas Recognized in 2013 Edition of Chambers and Partners Global Guide

01.03.13 Greenberg Traurig Real Estate Practice Selected as a Practice Group of the Year by Law360

11.20.12 20 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys and 9 Practice Areas Recognized in 2012 Chambers Global Guide

11.19.12 Greenberg Traurig Receives Mergers & Acquisitions Law Firm of the Year - Mexico City Award by Dealmakers


07.09.14 Recent Amendments to Mexican Commercial Laws

07.09.14 Recientes Reformas a la Legislacion Mercantil Mexicana

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

11.08.12 The GT M&A Report, Vol. 4, Ed. 2

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

Reported CasesSignificant Representations; Advised venture capital and private equity funds, throughout the investment and exit phases, involved in a range of industries and commercial transactions in Mexico. Advised a leading equity fund in the acquisition of 25% of a Mexican low-cost, low-fare airline. Represented the Mexican government in the bidding process and sale of 100% of the shares of the largest Mexican government-owned life insurance company. Participated in the design and issuance of debt securities in the form of securitization of rents from shopping centers, the first transaction of its type in Mexico. Represented one of the largest Mexican real estate developers, in the design and anchorage of various shopping centers, joint ventures for development and operation of luxury and business class hotels, securitization of real estate assets, and financing for acquisition and development of high-end residential projects. Represented one of the largest multinational financing entities in the debt and equity financing for a major Mexican real estate and housing developer. Represented multiple land acquisitions and land leases throughout Mexico involving large retail outlets. Represented syndicates of Mexican banks in several debt restructurings of large Mexican corporate groups. Advised in the contractual arrangements for the commercialization and operation of publishing services with the two largest cinema theaters in Mexico. Participation in various international acquisitions of shares and assets. Acted as independent legal counsel in issuances of corporate debt securities in the form of certificados bursatiles . Participated in commercial arbitration conducted by the International Chamber of Commerce. Acted as board member and corporate secretary of several Mexican companies. Some of the above representations were handled by Mr. NUNez prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, S.C.

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This GT Alert describes the most important aspects of the Amendments (the Amendment), published in the Federal Official Gazette on June 13, 2014, pursuant to which certain provisions of the General Corporations Law, Code of Commerce, Law of General Negotiable Instruments and Credit Operations,...
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Luis Octavio Núñez

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

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