Overview

Eduardo Rojas Brandao is an associate in Mayer Brown’s Mexico City office and is a member of the M&A, banking and finance practice. Eduardo is an integral part of the legal team and assists with projects and research regarding general M&A, corporate, regulatory, energy, financial and foreign investment issues relating to business structures and investments in Mexico. He has been involved in various multinational acquisitions of Mexican companies and has advised international entities in their decision to start operations in the country. Eduardo also has experience with trans-border joint ventures and has advised different clients drafting and negotiating corporate and commercial contracts. He speaks Spanish, English and Portuguese fluently.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Experience

Corporate M&A

  • Representation of Casa Lumbre, through Mezcal Contraluz, S.A.P.I. de C.V., in its participation in a joint venture company (Backlit Investments Corp.) with Juan Luis Londoño Arias (aka Maluma), for the distribution and commercialization of a Mezcal spirit, through a Mexican subsidiary incorporated for such purposes (Contraluz Cristalino, S.A.P.I. de C.V.).
  • Representation of Exitus Capital, S.A.P.I. de C.V., Kandeo and the other existing shareholders of the Company in the acquisition of the 70% of the Company's capital stock by Blue Compass Management, through Exitus Holdings LLC.
  • Representation of Casa Lumbre, through one of its affiliates, in a joint venture with Leonard Albert Kravitz (through its entity Sugar Apple LLC) for the distribution and commercialization of a Sotol Spirit.
  • Representation of Casa Lumbre, through one of its affiliates, in the acquisition by Pernod Ricard, through one of its affiliates, of a 20% equity participation in Sotol Nocheluna LLC.
  • Representation of Casa Lumbre, through one of its affiliates, in a joint venture with Diego Boneta (through its entity Lights Out Media, Inc.) for the distribution and commercialization, through a special purpose vehicle, of a Tequila spirit.
  • Representation of Casa Lumbre, through one of its affiliates, in a joint venture with Dark Opps, Inc. for the distribution and commercialization, through a special purpose vehicle, of an Irish Whiskey.
  • Advise Casa Lumbre and Destilería Teremana de Agave, a tequila producer, on the negotiation, drafting and closing of a profits interest award agreement, entered into with Siete Bucks Ventures.
  • Representation of DuBois Chemicals, Inc. and its affiliates in the equity and assets acquisition of Milacron LLC’s affiliates in Mexico. This transaction included equity and assets acquisition in Mexico, the US, Canada and the Netherlands.
  • Representation of Casa Lumbre in the elaboration and negotiation of an Option Agreement and other ancillary documents for the construction, operation and sale of a Mezcal production facility for Del Maguey Brand in Atlixco, Puebla.
  • Representation of Mezcales Artesanales Casa Lumbre, S.A.P.I. de C.V. in several Agave Supply Agreements and Production and Co-Packing Agreements for third party spirits brands in Mexico.
  • Representation of Casa Montelobos, S.A.P.I. de C.V., Mezcal Montelobos® producer, and Licorera Ancho Reyes, S.A.P.I. de C.V., Ancho Reyes® chili liquor producer, in the sale of their 100% capital stock in two tranches to Campari, a major spirit brand owner and distributor.
  • Representation of Mezcal Ojo de Tigre, S.A.P.I. de C.V. (“ODT”) and its existing shareholders (through a Mexican Control Trust incorporated for such purposes) in the acquisition by Pernod Ricard México, S.A. de C.V. (“PR”) of a 40% equity participation in ODT, through a capital increase and purchase of shares of the existing shareholders.

Banking & Finance

  • Representation of The Bank of Nova Scotia in a USD$35 million unsecured bilateral loan granted to Mexican steel producer Deacero.
  • Representation of Scotiabank and Bancoppel in a MXN$400,000,000 syndicated unsecured loan granted to Cubo Capital, S.A. de C.V., for the acquisition of 49% of the outstanding shares of Grupo Consupago, S.A. de C.V.
  • Representation of Scotiabank in a USD$25,000,000 secured bilateral loan granted to Ascenty México, S.A. de C.V.
  • Representation of Scotiabank, as lender, in a MXN$400 million senior loan granted to MXT Tucan Towers, S.A.P.I. de C.V. The funds will be used for the acquisition by the borrower of telecommunication towers in Mexico.
  • Representation of Scotiabank and Sabadell in a MXN$4 billion senior credit facility to Mexico Tower Partners, for the prepayment of a certain credit agreement and a certain issuance of certificados bursátiles.

Education

Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Attorney at law

Admissions

  • Mexico