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

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

2016

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

Education and admissions

Education

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

Bar admissions and qualifications

Mexico

Representative experience

Led all due diligence efforts as Mexican counsel for the acquisition of a leading American company in the U.S. snack industry by a publicly traded company in Mexico.

Supported several real estate developers, such as Davisa, Finsa, and related trust vehicles, in new investments, property developments, and general contractual matters.

Leading associate in the biannual review of compliance with antitrust requirements set by the Mexican antitrust agency COFECE for one of the largest brewing companies in Mexico.

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

Participated in several financing operations, including ISDA and credit negotiations.

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