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Erik Gutiérrez Zúñiga

Partner
Baker & McKenzie Abogados, S.C.

Biography

Erik Gutierrez-Zuniga joined Baker McKenzie in 2001 as an associate. In 2007, he was appointed partner of the Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group in the Firm's Mexico City office. He is active in the Firm's Global Reorganizations Practice Group and Latin America Private Equity Sub-Committee. Mr. Gutierrez-Zuniga is also a member of the Mexican Private Equity Association and legal committee of the Latin American Venture Capital Association.

Practice Focus

Mr. Gutierrez focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructuring and planning, public and private bids, negotiations and the analysis of legal matters related to foreign investments. He is also experienced in the legal aspects of guarantees, due diligence conduction and coordination, incorporations and establishment of corporate vehicles and all types of corporate and contractual commercial matters in general. Mr. Gutierrez has assisted international private equity funds in deal structuring, investment, financing and exit planning.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Represented and advised important companies in the information technology sector and other industries in due diligence and acquisition processes.
  • Leading advisor for companies in different industries, integrations, corporate reorganizations, mergers, divestitures and redomiciliations.
  • Involved in several transactions related to the pharmaceutical, medical devices and chemical industry.
  • Supported multinational companies in their start-up in Mexico, including the negotiation of government incentives.
  • Participated in important contractual negotiations and implementation of projects.
  • Participated in several bidding processes and represented clients in the oil and gas sector, including maritime compliance.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Mexican Private Equity Association - Member
  • Latin American Venture Capital Association - Legal Committee

Admissions

  • Mexico (2000)

Education

  • University Anáhuac del Sur (Law Degree) (1998)

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish