He represents and provides legal advice to national and multinational clients in a broad range of transactional matters, providing legal advice in the areas of corporate, finance and commercial law, including reorganizations, restructurings and work-outs, bankruptcy and cross-border insolvency procedures (concursos), sale & acquisition of distressed assets and securities, corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, foreign investment, joint ventures, infrastructure, real estate, and telecommunications transactions.
Awards and Recognitions
He was selected by Latin Lawyer as one of Mexico’s top lawyers and by The International Who's Who of Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers as one of the world's pre-eminent insolvency & restructuring lawyers. Mr. Sainz was also appointed by Chambers and Partners as one of Mexico’s premier insolvency and restructuring lawyers. Chambers quoted that he “has a solid grounding in M&A work and is active in some of the major restructurings underway in Mexico”.
He handles cross-border insolvencies both in and out of court, and is widely praised by sources as "an astute commercial lawyer - he has an excellent knowledge of the Mexican legal system, and he really speaks his client’s' language".
Mr. Sainz is the author of multiple articles and publications in transactional, corporate and insolvency matters. Among others, he was selected by Latin Lawyer and Chambers and Partners to contribute with the chapter of Mexico: Restructuring.
Memberships / Professional Activities
Member of the Mexican Bar Association, International Bar Association, American Bar Association, and Iberoamerican Institute of Insolvency Matters. Former professor of business law and commercial contracts at Universidad Iberoamericana. Active speaker in international conferences and seminars on Mexican business legal issues, particularly on matters dealing with restructurings, insolvency procedures and foreign investment. Certified Mediator of the Instituto Mexicano de la Mediación, A.C. Board member of a prominent private financial group and several public and private corporations.
Cervantes Sainz, (Founder), Partner
Jáuregui, Navarrete y Nader, Partner
Santamarina y Steta, Associate
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr (Boston, Massachusetts), Foreign Associate