Guillermo Uribe Lara

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Guillermo Uribe is a Mexico City attorney who focuses on matters related to banking and securities law, national and international capital markets (including real estate capital markets), structured finance and syndicated loans. Mr. Uribe also handles matters related to the compliance and surveillance of the Mexican securities market.

Mr. Uribe has been responsible for the first and biggest FIBRA in Mexico (Mexican REIT). He has advised on five additional FIBRA initial public offerings (IPOs) and several Mexican Certificados de Capital de Desarrollo (CKDs). His work includes major real estate acquisitions, including offers, rights offers and the debt deals (debt capital markets, and traditional and structured finance, both local and international). Mr. Uribe has been responsible for several CKDs and private real estate funds. He represents a wide range of national and foreign banks, brokerage firms, structuring agents, rating agencies, local governments, FIBRAs and companies.

In addition, Mr. Uribe has substantial experience in negotiating, structuring and implementing traditional and structured loans and securities placements, including the national and foreign securitization of assets. He has served as counsel in merger and acquisition transactions for financial institutions as well as the merging companies, and advised on high-caliber real estate transactions. He has been responsible for handling Latin American matters in connection with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) appointment of receivers.

Mr. Uribe constantly participates in complex mergers and acquisitions operations. He previously served as the director of corporation finance division and director of market surveillance for Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV). He participated in the development and amendments of the securities market law and regulations, including those related to Fibras, CKDs and other similar types of securities issuance structures, and in the design of the Mexican Derivatives Exchange Market (MexDer). As director of corporation finance in the CNBV, he was in charge of the authorization and registration of Mexican securities and the corresponding initial public offerings and securitizations of many current public companies.

Chambers Latin America – Latin America's Leading Lawyers for Business guide has recognized Mr. Uribe since 2014 in Capital Markets. In the 2019 edition, "He is praised by his sources, who report: 'He is extraordinarily capable and offers an outstanding knowledge of securities issues.'"

Honors & Awards

  • Chambers Latin America - Latin America's Leading Lawyers for Business guide, Capital Markets, 2014-2019
  • Chambers Global – The World's Leading Lawyers for Business guide, Mexico: Capital Markets, 2018, 2019
  • The Legal 500 Latin America, Leading Lawyer, Capital Markets, 2016-2018
  • The Legal 500 Latin America, Banking and Finance, 2016-2018
  • IFLR1000 The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms, Highly Regarded, Real Estate, 2017-2018; Highly Regarded, Banking, Capital Markets: Structured Finance and Securitisation, 2017-2019
  • Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA) Approved Attorney, Capital Markets, Mexico, 2015-2019; Banking & Finance, Mexico, 2019
  • Latinvex, Latin America's Top 100 Lawyers, 2014, 2016-2019
  • LatinFinance Follow-On Equity Deal of the Year, 2015
  • Thomson Reuters' International Financing Review (IFR) Awards 2014, Emerging Markets Awards in Latin America Bond Winner: Fibra Uno’s US$ 1 Billion Dual-Tranche Bond
  • The International Who's Who of Capital Markets Lawyers, 2011


  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, Member