VGF is a law firm based on a philosophy of uncompromising quality in our work, client service and focus on practical solutions. The firm brings together the talents of a diverse team of experienced and respected lawyers, as well as an important network of alliances in Mexico and abroad. The firm has 4 main practice areas: (a) Banking and Finance: VGF represents borrowers and financing sources in a wide variety of financing transactions. Our clients include Mexican public and private companies, highly leveraged issuers and distressed issuers. We also regularly represent Mexican and international financing sources, including some of Mexico’s largest commercial banks, private investment funds and other international institutional lenders.(b) Capital Markets: VGF represents issuers, underwriters and other market participants in a wide variety of Mexican and international securities transactions. Our attorneys advise on all types of securities transactions, including: Mexican and international convertible securities (obligaciones convertibles en acciones); Initial public offerings (IPO’s); Tender offers and exchange offers; Mexican debt offerings (certificados bursátiles); Asset-backed securitizations; and High-Yield debt offerings.
(c) Corporate and Compliance: VGF represents Mexican and foreign companies in a broad range of matters regarding their organization and governance, including designing and implementing their governance structures and compliance systems. The firm also advises clients on compliance with anticorruption, competition, data privacy, and anti-money laundering laws and regulations, and assists in the design and implementation of risk assessments, investigations, and remediation.(d) Mergers and Acquisitions: Members of VGF have substantial experience representing clients on M&A transactions, both as buyer’s and as seller’s counsel. We have participated in multiple transactions, including asset and share purchases, as well as mergers of legal entities. We have advised public and private companies on high-profile and complex transactions, in several industries including telecommunications, food and beverage, and construction materials. Our firm also assists clients in structuring and implementing private equity funds, as well as in documenting and negotiating their investments.