Norton Rose Fulbright adds partner in Mexico City

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has expanded its corporate team in Mexico City with the addition of Andrés Nieto as a partner, and who specializes in M&As and capital markets.

Posted Wednesday, June 8th 2022
Norton Rose Fulbright adds partner in Mexico City

Andrés joins the firm from Mexican firm Creel Abogados, where he worked for two years, following a 20-year stint at Mexican firm Von Wobeser y Sierra, during which he held the position of partner for eight years.

Nieto represents business groups, financial institutions and private equity funds in M&A, capital markets and corporate financing, secured financing and syndicated loans, reorganizations, restructurings and regulatory compliance.

He has been recognized in Mexico for his work in the growing field of fintech, and advises issuers and investment banks on public and private transactions, including IPOs, secondary offerings and cross-border securities offerings.

Andrés also has significant experience in international arbitration and dispute resolution.

“Andrés is an accomplished lawyer and a great addition to our M&A team in Mexico City, as he has provided outstanding service to corporate clients for more than two decades,” Jeff Cody, Norton Rose’s U.S. managing partner, said in a statement.

“Our clients will appreciate his extensive experience as we advise on their most significant transactions.”

For his part, Andrés said: “I am excited to join Norton Rose Fulbright, which has a tremendous global platform and extensive resources for clients. I look forward to working with my new colleagues as we further grow the firm’s corporate practice in Mexico City.”

Licensed to practice in Mexico, Nieto received his law degree from Escuela Libre de Derecho and LLM from Columbia Law School. He earned a postgraduate degree in private equity and venture capital from Universidad Anahuac and has postgraduate studies in corporate finance and financial law from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).

In addition to his work as a lawyer, Andrés is also a professor of capital markets law and letters of credit at the Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City.

Norton Rose entered Mexico via its 2017 tie-up with Manhattan-based Chadbourne & Parke, and has 13 lawyers in its Mexico City office.