Maria Alicia Fernandez

Maria Alicia Fernandez

Associate
Monterrey

Maria Alicia Fernandez believes that great success begins with strong foundations. As a corporate lawyer, Maria focuses on translating complex business challenges into effective and practical solutions, so clients can get back to managing and growing their business. She enjoys the challenges of multinational deals and is an effective partner for getting a better insight into the legal landscape in Mexico.

In business, there are often many moving parts. Maria knows the importance of understanding your goals and making sure all the transaction's parts – whether corporate, transactional, real estate or beyond – function together smoothly towards the same objective. Attentive to detail and passionate for learning, she has never shied away from a challenge for the clients she has worked with, whether large conglomerates or start-ups.

Before joining Hogan Lovells, Maria worked in another leading corporate law firm in Monterrey. She often collaborates in pro bono research and has experience in legal translations and management consulting.

Awards and recognitions

2016

Award for Academic Excellency
Federacion de Colegios Profesionales del Estado de Nuevo Leon

2016

Emerging Talents of the Law
Asociacion Nacional de Abogados de Empresa (ANADE)

Education and admissions

Education

Law Degree, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, summa cum laude, first in class, 2016

Visiting Student, Yale University, 2015

Bar admissions and qualifications

Mexico

Representative experience

Lead associate on behalf of a U.S. automotive textile conglomerate for its acquisition of a strategic subsidiary in Mexico.

Analyzed more than 20 real estate properties to advise seller for their US$220m acquisition by a REIT.

Lead associate for the first FinTech investment in Mexico of an investment fund of a multinational bank.

Incorporated and managed corporate governance and regulatory matters of several Mexican companies, both with and without foreign investment.

Drafted, reviewed, and negotiated acquisitions, build-to-suit, and lease contracts on behalf of leading real estate developers.

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