Berdeja has a broad banking and financial services practice. It has represented foreign banks in the formation and organization of Mexican representative offices and affiliates. It has provided regular advice to such institutions in connection with its Mexican asset portfolio. The firm has represented banks and other lenders in Mexican financings; United States, European and Japanese banks in loans involving Mexican persons or property; and corporate clients and institutions in Eurodollar offerings or European financings. The firm has advised foreign and Mexican banks and other financial institutions in relation to the creation of new financial products and the trading of securities into or from Mexico. It also advises such institutions in their investments in Mexican companies, including venture capital. The firm has advised foreign and Mexican banks in structuring and documenting risk management programs geared towards special markets or segments of their asset portfolio.
The firm’s outstanding financing clients include issuers, transaction sponsors, investment bankers, underwriters, commercial banks, international financial institutions, institutional investors, lessors, lessees and financial advisers whose needs involve acquisition finance, project finance, equipment finance, aircraft finance, structured finance and derivatives, syndicated loans, mezzanine finance and private placements.