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Mr. Camiña is a portfolio manager and a director with Allianz Global Investors, which he joined in 2016. He is a member of the firm’s Infrastructure Debt team, responsible for helping to build the infrastructure debt business in the US. Mr. Camiña has 18 years of investment-industry experience. Before joining the firm, he worked at Santander Bank where he held several positions including head of the project and acquisition finance group; Mr. Camiña also worked with the non-recourse financing credit group in Madrid and with the corporate syndicate loans group in New York. Prior to this, he worked at Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, Arthur Andersen and ABN AMRO. Mr. Camiña has a B.S. in finance from Deusto Business School, Bilbao, Spain.
Rafael Elias, formerly Head of Emerging Markets Research and Strategy for Fixed Income at Cantor Fitzgerald, returned to Exotix this year to continue his core focus on Latin America as Corporate Credit Analyst, based in New York. Elias, who last worked with Exotix in 2010, has covered Latin American companies for more than two decades in roles including emerging markets credit trading at Credit Agricole and Knight Libertas. He began his Wall Street career as a fixed-income and equities analyst focused on Latin America for Credit Suisse First Boston and has held positions at ING Barings, UBS Warburg and Deutsche Bank.
For more than 25 years, Gonzalo Rodriguez-Matos has advised clients on complex project financing transactions, various model infrastructure contracts, corporate finance, and debt issuances.
He has represented state-owned and foreign investors in the energy, oil and gas, and transport sectors in Latin America, as well as in the United States. He is also active in international arbitrations and has represented energy clients and a sovereign state, both commercial and investor-state.
He has served as counsel on large infrastructure projects such as the project financing and engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracts for the Fertinitro fertilizer plant and the Metor methanol plant, the deep-water conversion project for the Puerto La Cruz refinery, the Santa Inés refinery, the Caracas Metro in Venezuela, Refinería del Pacífico, and the Coca Codo-Sinclair hydroelectric project in Ecuador.
Gonzalo graduated summa cum laude from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello en Caracas, has a postgraduate degree from Université de Droit, Economie et Sciences Sociales de Paris, and a Masters in Comparative Law from New York University School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in New York and Venezuela.
-Masters, New York University School of Law, 1990
-Diplôme Superieur de l'Université in Civil Law, Université de Droit, Economie st Sciences Sociales de Paris, 1989
-J.D., summa cum laude, Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, 1988
Juan Francisco Torres-Landa has distinct skills gained during more than three decades of practice as a corporate lawyer in Mexico. He has helped many companies establish a presence in Mexico and grow over the years.
His long-term involvement in corporate deals of all kinds allows him to help clients better navigate complicated projects, joint venture arrangements, and M&A deals in general. A combination of experience and know-how results in a lawyer who sees the big picture and paves the way to better results and fewer obstacles.
He serves clients in many industries, with a particular focus on the automotive sector. Companies rely on his insight that stems from decades of experience and thorough knowledge of corporate, contractual, foreign investment, environmental, antitrust, and tax matters.
He is well known in the legal community for his responsiveness and careful, results-oriented approach along with his successful track record as a trouble shooter and his commitment to pro bono and citizenship programs.
-Assist the Gates Corporation with the corporate reorganization of all local subsidiaries.
-Assist Carso Energy with the cross-border project of the Presidio gas pipeline from Texas to Chihuahua.
-Assist Imerys with the corporate reorganization of all local subsidiaries.
-Handle the reorganization of Procter & Gamble Mexico in a multi-jurisdiction strategy involving sophisticated corporate, tax, labor and foreign trade.
-Assist Assi Solar Energy in its initial participation in the energy sector in Mexico; analyze prospects and handle negotiations for new projects.
-Assist Grupo BAL in the review of new investments in the financial and energy sectors; coordinate advice to proceed with project's evaluations.
-Assist Affinia Group in the divestiture process of its brake parts related division.
-Assist Honeywell in the implementation of projects related to the opening up of the energy sector.
Awards and rankings
-Corporate/M&A (Mexico), Chambers Global, 2015-2017
-Corporate/M&A, Chambers Latin America, 2011-2012, 2016-2017
-Real Estate, Chambers Latin America, 2012, 2016-2017
-LACCA Approved: Corporate/M&A, Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA), 2015, 2017
-LACCA Approved: Anti-Corruption & Compliance, Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA), 2017
-Corporate and M&A, The Legal 500 Latin America, 2016
-Dispute Resolution, The Legal 500 Latin America, 2016
-Energy and Natural Resources, The Legal 500 Latin America, 2016
-Environment, The Legal 500 Latin America, 2016
-International Trade and Customs, The Legal 500 Latin America, 2016
-Real Estate, The Legal 500 Latin America, 2016