Carlos Aiza H.

Mexico

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez
Paseo de los Tamarindos 60, Piso 3
Col. Bosques de las Lomas
05120 México, D.F.

Tel: +52 (55) 4748-0633
Fax: +(52-55) 4748-0690

Email: carlos.aiza@creel.mx
Web: www.creel.mx

Carlos Aiza is a partner with Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez, S.C. in Mexico City. He practices in the areas of banking and securities law with an emphasis in corporate and structured finance, capital markets, real estate finance, project finance, asset securitization, derivatives and workouts. Mr. Aiza obtained his law degree (JD) from the Universidad Iberoamericana School of Law in 1991, and his Masters in Law from Georgetown University Law Center in 1993.

Practice Areas

-Banking
-Capital Markets and Workouts.

Professional Profile

Carlos Aiza is a partner with Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez, S.C. in Mexico City. He practices in the areas of banking and securities law with an emphasis in corporate and structured finance, capital markets, real estate finance, project finance, asset securitization, derivatives and workouts.

Education

Mr. Aiza obtained his law degree (JD) from the Universidad Iberoamericana School of Law in 1991, and his Masters in Law from Georgetown University Law Center in 1993.

Prior Experience

Mr. Aiza worked as Foreign Associate in the International Banking Group in the New York office of Coudert Brothers during 1993 and 1994. He joined the firm in 1995 and became partner in 1998.

Relevant Matters

Mr. Aiza has worked on the most innovative structured finance, capital markets, real estate finance and asset securitization transactions in Mexican history, including the first-ever Mexican cross-border whole loan, domestic mortgage-backed and domestic auto loan securitizations, the first asset-backed commercial paper conduit, the first public listing of equity development certificates known as CKDs, the first public listing of equity development certificates linked to an infrastructure fund, the first public listing of equity development certificates linked to a real estate fund, the two largest real estate investments trust (FIBRA) IPOs and two of the largest Mexican workouts in recent history.

Awards and other Distinctions

Mr. Aiza has been featured as a leading practitioner in the fields of banking, securities, capital markets, securitization, derivatives and workouts by various international publications, including Chambers & Partners, International Financial Law Review, Practical Law Company, LatinLawyer, CNN Expansión, Best Lawyers, Lawyer Monthly Magazine, Corporate Intl Magazine and Who’s Who Legal. In 2010, Best Lawyers selected Mr. Aiza as “Structured Finance Lawyer of the Year” in Mexico, and Lawyer Monthly Magazine also selected him as one of the world’s 100 leading capital markets lawyers in its “Leading Lawyer 100 – Capital Markets”, the only Mexican lawyer to receive such distinction.

Languages

-Spanish
-English.

The Firm provides comprehensive advice in the capital markets area. We have ample experience representing issuers, underwriters and other participants in the capital markets, in connection with domestic and cross-border:

-Initial public offerings
-Debt offerings, including offerings of high-yield securities
-Offerings of structured securities
-Offerings of derivatives
-Securitizations and offerings of secured and assets backed securities

As part of our Capital Markets Practice, we also advise clients on the corporate governance aspects applicable to Mexican issuers.

Chambers and Partners and the IFLR 1000 have rated the Firm as a Leading and Tier 1 Firm in Capital Markets, respectively, and have singled-out several of our partners as leaders in the field of Capital Markets.

Chambers and Partners Latin America 2012 describes our Capital Markets Practice as follows:

“This long-established Mexican firm comfortably maintains its leading position due to its formidable reputation.”

The 2012 Edition of IFLR1000 writes:

“Creel is widely recognized for its expertise in banking, capital markets and project finance. The firm has participated in some of Mexico´s most innovative transactions over the years. It was involved in developing the new certificados de capital de desarrollo”, or CKDs, which were introduced to the market in 2009.”

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez was founded in 1936 and has since become a full service corporate law firm, with an established reputation for providing profound, sophisticated and responsive legal advice, and an unwavering commitment to excellence.

Our practice is based on the philosophy that a client is best served by legal advice designed to anticipate and avoid problems, rather than respond to them.

Our goal is to be the law firm of choice for clients with the most demanding transactions and projects, and, in such endeavor, become a strategic service provider to them, by offering the type of legal advice that gives clients certainty and peace of mind.

We view our role as one of adding value to our clients and providing them with certainty and peace of mind. As such, we strive to become their strategic service provider.

We believe the Firm is uniquely positioned in Mexico to achieve these goals based primarily on the following competitive advantages:

-The Firm has more than 75 years of experience advising a wide array of local and international clients in some of the largest and most sophisticated cross-border and domestic transactions ever closed in Mexico.
-Over the years we have advised clients in connection with innovative and first of their kind transactions, giving us unique expertise and know-how.
-We are an institutionalized full service corporate law firm, offering our clients with specialized knowledge across multiple areas of the law.
-Our partnership system is designed to instill teamwork and to ensure clients are served by the right partners and associates for each client-matter.
-We have over 90 professionals in our Mexico City headquarters and our office in the city of Monterrey.
-The Firm’s generational mix and demographics makes for young and energetic working groups.

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Carlos Aiza has a varied and prestigious practice covering mortgage insurance and securitisation, private equity offerings and IPOs. Sources describe him as one of the leading figures within the capital markets ambit.
Chambers Latin America, 2014