Overview

Jan Boker is counsel in Mayer Brown's Mexico City office and a member of the Banking & Finance practice. He concentrates his practice on various financing matters and financial services regulation in Mexico, including corporate financing, project financing and restructuring transactions, representing both banks/lenders and sponsors/borrowers. Prior to joining Mayer Brown he acted as general counsel of the National Agriculture Development Bank (Financiera Nacional de Desarrollo Agropecuario), and held important positions in the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público) as deputy legal director coordinating the General Counsels of the Federal Development Banks, as well as in the Ministry of Economy (Secretaría de Economía), as the first director of the “RUG” (Registry of Security Interest in Movable Assets). Additionally, for a number of years he practiced law in renowned local and international law firms in Mexico focused on banking and finance transactions. He speaks Spanish, English and German.

Areas of Focus

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • German

Experience

Most recent (June 2018 to date) representative transactions include:

  • Advised Capital Indigo a Mexican Financial Entity, on a MxP$ 215 Million secured loan facility to a Mexican cargo company, involving US and Mexican pledge agreements, and source of payment trust where collection rights by borrower were assigned.
  • Advised Hitachi Capital America Corp. in a USD$ 18 Million Receivables Factoring Agreement between GMF-HCA-a1, LLC and a Mexican steel company.
  • Advised Hitachi Capital America Corp. in a USD$ 50 Million Receivables Factoring Agreement between GMF-HCA-a1, LLC and a Mexican subsidiary of an international automobile parts manufacturer.
  • Represented a Norwegian Bank (allmennaksjeselskap), al lender, in a USD$27.9 million loan facility granted to an international renewable energy company for a solar project in Mexico. The proceeds of the loan were used for the refinancing of existing indebtedness.

Structured Finance

  • Represented a United Kingdom Limited, as purchaser in a receivables purchase agreement for up to USD$21.3 million, guaranteed with a trust agreement where collection rights were transferred by seller.
  • Represented a mayor Japanese Corporation, as purchaser in a receivables purchase agreement for a maximum outstanding purchase price of USD$25 million of receivables owed by a Mexican company.
  • Represented a mayor Japanese Corporation, as purchaser in a receivables purchase agreement for a maximum outstanding purchase price of USD$18 million of receivables owed by a Mexican steel company.

Financial Services Regulation

  • Represented a Mexican Sociedad Financiera de Objeto Múltiple Entidad No Regulada (SOFOM E.N.R.), as borrower, for a USD$50 million loan to be granted by a mayor US Bank, performing a financial regulation due diligence.

Admissions

  • Mexico