Our Associate


Enrique
López Scherer

Associate

elopez@ritch.com.mx

+52 (55) 9178 7061

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Enrique López Scherer joined the firm in 2014. He specializes in Banking and Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions and Real Estate.
  • PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
    Enrique López Scherer has vast experience advising national and international lenders in structuring and restructuring credit facilities for Mexican public and private sector entities. As to his experience in mergers and acquisitions, he has represented purchasers, sellers and financial advisors in the process of acquisition of private companies. He has also advised several financial institutions in regulatory matters. 
  • RELEVANT TRANSACTIONS
    • Represented Credit Suisse and other lenders in connection with an unsecured credit agreement granted to Crédito Real and Marevalley Corporation, as borrowers, for an amount of USD$110 million.
    • Represented WorldBusiness Capital, in connection with a secured credit agreement granted to Financiera Realidad, as borrower, for an amount of USD$15 million.
    • Represented BBVA, as administrative agent, HSBC and BBVA, as joint bookrunners, and certain financial institutions party thereto, in connection with an unsecured amended and restated credit agreement dated September 6, 2019, entered into by Grupo Axo and certain of its subsidiaries, as guarantors, for a total amount of MXN$2,620 million to finance the acquisition of Tennix and Privalia.
    • Represented BNP Paribas and other financial institutions in connection with the implementation of secured credit lines to Minera Medina Luna in the amount of USD$335 million.
    • Represented The Bank of Nova Scotia, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and other financial institutions in connection with the implementation of secured credit lines to Capstone Mining Corp. in the amount of USD$300 million.
    • Represented The Bank of Nova Scotia, as administrative agent, and certain financial institutions, as lenders, in connection with an unsecured credit agreement among Grupo Lamosa, as borrower, certain subsidiaries of Grupo Lamosa, as guarantors, for an amount of USD$180 million.
    • Represented Engenium Capital in the purchase of 51% of the shares representative of the capital stock of Tip de México and its subsidiaries, a company that provides long and short term trailer leasing services. The transaction also involved a call option for the remaining 49% of the shares. Additionally, a secured credit agreement was entered into by Engenium Capital with several Mexican banks in order to finance such acquisition.
    • Represented MUFG Bank, as administrative agent, and certain financial institutions, as lenders, in connection with an unsecured revolving credit agreement among Mexichem, as borrower, and its subsidiaries, as guarantors, for an amount of USD$1,500 million.
    • Represented Banco Nacional de México, as administrative agent, Banco Nacional de México, Banco Santander (México), and Scotiabank Inverlat, as lenders and structuring agents, and certain financial institutions party thereto, in connection with an unsecured credit agreement dated December 21, 2017, among Tenedora CL del Noroeste as borrower, and Casa Ley and other major subsidiaries, as guarantors or joint obligors, as applicable, for an amount of MXN$7,000 million in connection with the acquisition of the shares representing 49% of the capital stock of Casa Ley from Safeway.
    • Represented the lenders, in connection with an unsecured credit agreement among Grupo Axo, as borrower, Multibrand Outlet Stores, Retail Moda México, SOFOM, Axo RIG, Administradora GEP, Alianza Retail and Outlet, Ledery México, Mexpress Moda, CTBL México, I Nostri Fratelli, TWF, Cherry Stripes, CHPS México, Cotone Italiano, Polka Dot, LT Fashion, Blue Stripes, East Coast Moda, Red Stripes, Servicios de Capital Humano Axo, Integración de Capital Axo, Media Partnering, and Tiendas Urbanas, as guarantors, for an amount of MXN$2,250 million to finance the acquisition of Tennix.
    • Represented UBS in connection with the acquisition by Afirme of the totality of the shares representative of the capital stock of UBS Bank México.
    • Represented The Bank of Nova Scotia, in its capacity as Administrative Agent, and certain financial institutions party thereto, in connection with (i) an amended and restated credit agreement dated as of May 10, 2018, pursuant to which a senior secured revolving credit facility granted thereunder in favor of First Majestic Silver Corp., was increased to an aggregate amount of USD$75 million and (ii) the corresponding amendments to certain Mexican Security Documents and creation of new security interests in favor of The Bank of Nova Scotia, in its capacity as Administrative Agent, acting on behalf and for the benefit of the Finance Parties, and The Bank of Nova Scotia, in its capacity as Mexican Collateral Agent, acting on behalf and for the benefit of the Administrative Agent and Wheaton Precious Metals International in connection with the creation of new security interests in favor of the Mexican Collateral Agent with respect to Primero Empresa Minera’s main assets in San Dimas Mine, located in the States of Durango and Sinaloa to Primero Empresa Minera’s main assets in San Dimas Mine, located in the States of Durango and Sinaloa.
  • EDUCATION
    • Universidad Panamericana Law Degree, 2017 Mexico City, Mexico
  • LANGUAGES
    • English
    • Spanish

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