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Michell Nader S.

Nader, Hayaux y Goebel

Michell specializes in structured and project finance, securitization, restructuring, capital markets, energy, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, infrastructure and real estate. He is described by Chambers Latin America as “one of the countries most highly regarded lawyers” and is the only lawyer in Mexico ranked as a ‘Star Individual' in Banking & Finance. Michell is a name partner of NHG and has more than 30 years' experience as an attorney. He advises clients on complex structured finance and securitizations. He is an expert in project financing and has been extensively involved in the development of the PPS regime (equivalent to the UK PPP model). He has also spearheaded ground-breaking financial structures in the real estate sector, and capital markets sectors including FIBRAS and CKD as well as the largest real estate financing ever in Mexico and the creation of the first Mexican land bank. Michell's restructuring practice covers debt and corporate restructurings and concurso mercantil proceedings (equivalent to US Chapter 11). He has represented bank syndicates in some of the largest debt restructurings in Mexico and has particular expertise in US-Mexico cross-border cases. Michell advised the U.S. Department of the Treasury on the US$ 20 billion emergency financial package provided by the Mexican Government. His energy practice involves advising on investment in the oil, gas and energy sectors as well as in representation of lenders in the financing of oil rigs and jackups and in the creation of funds for investments in the energy sector. Michell also has strong experience in M&A transactions. He has represented foreign investors in major acquisitions of Mexican assets, including the acquisition of Aseguradora Hidalgo by MetLife for almost US$ 1 billion. Other important matters include; the acquisitions of some of the largest Mexican real estate portfolios by GE Real Estate, the sale of 50% of Iusacell by Grupo Salinas to Televisa for US$1.6 billion and the sale of Isuacell to AT&T for USD2.5 billion. Michell is recognized by all the leading legal publications for his outstanding expertise. In addition to his ‘Star Individual' ranking in Banking & Finance in Chambers Latin America, he is also ranked as a leading lawyer in Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A, Projects and Real Estate. He is described as “a highly respected figure, renowned for his involvement in the development of the Mexican PPP model”. He is much admire by clients as “a brilliant interpreter with an integral view on business” with other recent editorial commentary underlining “He doesn´t limit himself to just legal advice but goes beyond it, taking into consideration other aspects of a business which is always extremely helpful” Michell is also ranked as a leading lawyer by IFLR1000 (Baking, Energy and Infrastructure, M&A, Project Development and Project Finance), Who's Who Legal (Banking, M&A, Project Finance, Real Estate and Construction) and Legal 500 ( Banking and Finance, Bankruptcy and Restructuring, Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, Energy and Natural resources, Project, Real Estate and TMT) among others. Michell has lectured in Corporate Law, Commercial Law and Comparative Law at the Universidad Iberoamericana. He received his LL.M. in Comparative Law from Georgetown University, having graduated as an attorney (summa cum laude) from Universidad Iberoamericana.

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