Attorney Profile:

Hugo López Coll

Hugo López Coll: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, S.C.

Biography

Hugo Lopez Coll represents domestic and international clients on restructuring and insolvency procedures, corporate finance, regulatory and compliance matters, real estate, and gaming. 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, and regularly assists clients with issues arising under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the OECD Convention and the UN Convention Against Corruption.

Concentrations

•Restructuring and Insolvency
•Regulatory and Compliance
•Mergers and Acquisitions
•Capital Markets

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, Chambers Latin America, Compliance, 2016 and 2017
•Listed, Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA) APPROVED 2016, Anti-Corruption (Mexico) and Corporate M&A (Mexico), 2015
•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

•Author, An Outline of How the New National Anti-Corruption System in Mexico Will Affect Private Companies , The FCPA Report, November 23, 2016
•Quoted, Mexico Implements Wide-reaching Anti-corruption Framework, Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA), July 29, 2016
•Quoted, Honest Companies Lose Out to Corrupt Competitors, says Survey, Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA), November 20, 2015
•Quoted, Latin American Countries are Failing to Combat Foreign Bribery, Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA), September 4, 2015
•Author, Grounds Set Up for a New Mexican Anticorruption Legal Framework, Wall Street Journal, April 27, 2015
•Quoted, Whistleblower Programmes Continue to Face Cultural Barriers, Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA), November 7, 2014
•Mentioned, Leading Lawyers get Together for Latin Lawyer's 2nd Anti-Corruption and Investigations Conference, Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA), October 17, 2014
•Mentioned, Up Close, Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA), August 22, 2014
•Mentioned, Investigation Tool Kit - Mexico, Latin Lawyer, August 5, 2014

Publications

•Co-Author, Mexico Chapter, Compliance Practice in Latin America, Current Status of Anticorruption Legislation among Others , Autores Editores, First Edition, Colombia, 2015
•Compiler, Overview of Selected Derivatives Topics in Certain Latin American Countries Chapter, Derivatives: Legal Practice and Strategies , Aspen Publishers, August 20, 2009

Lectures

•Panelist, Structuring of Anticorruption Programs by Private Companies doing business in Latin-American, 1st International Anticorruption Congress in Costa Rica by the International Chamber of Commerce, San Jose, Costa Rica, May 18, 2017
•Co-Chair and Panelist, 4th Mexico Summit on Anti-Corruption, Mexico City, Mexico, March 28 and 29, 2017
•Panelist, The Combat Against Corruption in Latin America - Participation of the Civil Society, Governments and Private Sector: Challenges and Opportunities, International Congress Against Corruption by the International Chamber of Commerce, Mexico City, Mexico, March 9, 2017
•Panelist, The Fast Evolving Anti-Corruption Landscape in Mexico: How Risk and Compliance Management Strategies Need to Evolve, 11th Houston Forum on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Houston, TX, January 31, 2017
•Mentor, Village Capital Health Mexico 2017, Mexico City, January 19, 2017
•Panelist, The Mexican Anticorruption System and its Implications for the Business Community, GT Mexico City Office 5th Year Anniversary Seminars, Mexico City, November 17, 2016
•Panelist, Doing Business in Mexico? Want to? with the Arizona-Mexico Commission and the Arizona Commerce Authority, Phoenix, Arizona, October 6, 2016
•Panelist, Update on Doing Business in Mexico with the Arizona Association of Corporate Counsel, Phoenix, Arizona, October 6, 2016
•Panelist, What Anti-Corruption System and Supporting Secondary Legislation Mean for LATAM Companies Third Latin American Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Compliance Congress, Panama City, Panama, August 24, 2016
•Mentor, Village Capital FinTech Mexico 2016, Mexico City, June 22, 2016
•Panelist, Latin America Anti-Corruption Year in Review: Practical Updates on Argentina Post-Election, Mexico's New National Anti-Corruption System and Other Regional Developments 6th Brazil Summit on Anti-Corruption, Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 25, 2016
•Panelist, Chambers and Partners General Counsel Seminar on Corporate Compliance & Cybersecurity, Mexico City, May 5, 2016
•Panelist, Compliance and Associated Risks in Latin America, as well as on Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC) Compliance Programs and Investigations Across the Regions Global Anti-Corruption & Compliance Summit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 7, 2016
•Panelist, How to Deal with Uncooperative Third Parties, Transparency of Ownership Structures, Fictitious Vendors and Invoices, Payments, Lack of Data and Other Risk Factors 3rd Mexico Summit on Anti-Corruption, Mexico City, March 29, 2016
•Presenter, Ethics Lines as a Tool to Prevent and Combat Corruption, Anticorruption and Ethics Congress, Mexico City, November 5, 2015
•Presenter, Associated Risks and Best Practices Against Corruption, UNIFIM's Sixth Annual Conference on Money Laundering and Risk Prevention, Mexico City, September 10, 2015
•Presenter, How to Minimize Corruption Related Risks When Hiring Third Party Intermediaries and Business Partners, Latin America Anti-Corruption Compliance Committee, Miami, FL, September 8, 2015
•Panelist, Could a Company in Mexico be Successful without being Corrupt? British Chamber of Commerce, Eurocam, Australia, New Zealand & Mexico Business Council, Mexico City, May 14, 2015
•Mentor, Village Capital-Accion Venture Lab: FinTech Mexico 2015, Mexico City, April 2015
•Panelist, How to Minimize Joint Venture and Consortia Bribery Risks, Especially when Working with State-Owned Enterprises, 2nd Mexico Summit on Anti-Corruption, Mexico City, March 2015
•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

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

03.24.17 Hugo Lopez Coll to Speak at American Conference Institute's 4th Mexico Summit on Anti-Corruption

01.24.17 Hugo Lopez Coll Participates in American Conference Institute's 11th Houston Forum

11.10.16 Greenberg Traurig's Mexico City Office Celebrates 5th Anniversary

09.22.16 Doing Business in Mexico? Want to? Greenberg Traurig, AZ Agencies Host Comprehensive Forum

05.25.16 Hugo Lopez Coll Participates in American Conference Institute's 2016 Anti-Corruption Summit in Brazil

05.19.16 Greenberg Traurig and Chambers and Partners Host Corporate Compliance & Cybersecurity Seminar - Mexico Event

04.12.16 Hugo Lopez Coll Speaks at Global Anti-Corruption & Compliance Summit

04.06.16 Hugo Lopez Coll Speaks at Mexico's Third Annual Summit on Anti-Corruption and Compliance

10.13.15 Greenberg Traurig Mexico Ranked in Band 1 in Inaugural Compliance Section of 2015 Chambers Latin America Guide

09.16.15 Greenberg Traurig's Hugo Lopez Coll Speaks at UNIFIM's Sixth Annual Money Laundering and Risk Prevention Conference

Published Articles

11.23.16 An Outline of How the New National Anti-Corruption System in Mexico Will Affect Private Companies

Alerts

09.08.15 New rules governing communications with certain Mexican government officials

09.08.15 Nuevas reglas para contactar a ciertos servidores publicos en Mexico

05.19.15 The GT M&A Report, Vol. 7 Ed. 1

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

Noteworthy Experience

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

(Also at New York, New York Office)

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Corporate & Securities
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Global - Latin American and Iberian Practice
  • Private Equity
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) & Global Anti-Corruption
  • Gaming
  • White Collar Defense & Special Investigations

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
+52 (1) 55 5029 0008  Phone
+52 (1) 55 5029 0002  Fax
www.gtlaw.com/People/LopezCollHugo
Law School Attended:
Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Law Degree, with honors, 2004; Columbia Law School, LL.M., Recipient, "LL.M. Pro Bono Fellowship Award," 2007-2008, 2008
Year of First admission:
2005
Admission:
2005, 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

Languages:
Spanish, Native; English
Birth Information:
Mexico City, 1980
Reported Cases:
Significant Representations: Restructuring and Insolvency: 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.; Regulatory and Compliance: 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).; Mergers and Acquisitions: Representation of one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in Brazil in the potential acquisition of a Mexican subsidiary of a leading pharmaceutical company based in Spain.; Represented Operadora Maximed, a Mexico City-based provider of home health care services, in the sale of the 100% of the shares issued by the company to the private equity fund Angelus Fund.; Represented GKN plc in its acquisition of Fokker Technologies Group B.V. from Arle Capital for an enterprise value of 706 million ( 499 million).; Capital Markets: 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.; Some of the above representations were handled by Mr. Lopez Coll prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, S.C.
ISLN:
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