Jorge Escalante is a senior counsel in Mayer Brown's Mexico City office and a member of the Banking & Finance practice. He specialized in transactional capital markets work. Areas of expertise include transactional capital markets (debt & equity), private equity investments, securities legal framework and regulation, private financings (structured, senior, mezzanine, convertible and asset-backed transactions), securitizations and general commercial law.


Most recent representative transactions (while at his previous employment) include:

  • Counsel to Actinver in its convertible debentures issuance as per direct investment of a major international private equity fund for an amount of MXN$2 billion.
  • Counsel to a major international institutional investors in its real estate portfolio roll-up into the IPO of FIBRA SOMA.
  • Counsel to Cox Energy in its initial public offering of shares in the Mexican securities market for an amount of MXN$393.6 million. This was the first IPO of a renewables company in Latin America, and the first IPO in Mexico since 2017.
  • Counsel to Banco Santander in its landmark exchange tender offer of Santander Mexico’s outstanding free-float capital stock.
  • Counsel to Genomma Lab International in its exchange debt offer consisting of repurchase of outstanding bonds (certificados bursátiles) and issuance of MXN$2,450 million bonds.
  • Counsel to ZKC Administración, S.A.P.I. De C.V., in the securitization of real estate portfolio and establishment of debt shell placement program and first issuance and public offering of certificados bursátiles for and amount of MXN$2,700 billion.
  • Counsel to Actis Gestor de Capital Mexico on its initial international feeder fund CERPI for an amount of USD$150 million.
  • Counsel to Beel Infraestructure, Capital Índigo, Prudential and diverse domestic and international sponsors in the launch publicly-traded equity funds known as CKDs and CERPIs.


Universidad Panamericana, Commercial Law Specialist

Universidad Panamericana, Bachelor of Law (Licenciado en Derecho – JD Equivalent)


  • Mexico