Alejandro Canelas Fernandez’s practice focuses on international corporate and financial transactions.

He concentrates on cross-border transactions, principally in Latin America. Alejandro has recently advised on IPOs, restructurings, sovereign debt offerings and mergers and acquisitions.

Alejandro joined the firm in 2012. He is currently on secondment.

Notable Experience

  • Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) in various transactions, including:

    • $6 billion debt offering, the largest ever by a Mexican company.
    • In connection with reforms to the Mexican energy sector, successful solicitation of consents from holders of over 40 series of debt securities with an aggregate principal amount outstanding of approximately $40.3 billion.
    • Ps. 17 billion offering of Cebures, the first offering of corporate debt securities governed by Mexican law to clear through Euroclear.
    • The establishment of a $1.5 billion export financing program with the Export-Import Bank of the United States.

  • Nexa Resources and selling shareholder Votorantim in $496 million initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange.

  • Automotores Gildemeister in various transactions, including its $700 million multijurisdictional debt restructuring.

  • GrafTech and selling shareholder Brookfield in $525 million initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • Grupo Clarín in connection with the acquisition of Nextel Communications Argentina. 

  • The Province of Chaco, Argentina, in its debut international debt offering.

  • Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua in a follow-on equity offering by CEMEX, as well as a bond offering and concurrent liability management transaction.

  • Fintech Energy in connection with the corporate reorganization of an Argentine gas distribution and renewable energy company.

  • Hoteles City Express in a follow-on equity offering.

  • Empresas ICA in a bond offering and concurrent liability management transaction.

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