Greenberg Traurig strengthens Mexican presence

Greenberg Traurig is continuing its push in Mexico amid a mini lift-out from local law firm Borda y Quintana. The firm has added energy and infrastructure veteran attorney Nicolas Borda among others.

Law firm Greenberg Traurig has brought Nicolas Borda on board as a shareholder in its Global Energy and Infrastructure Practice, as part of a continued expansion of the group. While based in Mexico City, Borda will also collaborate with the Houston energy practice as well as professionals based in other offices, according to a statement from the law firm.

Greenberg Traurig did a mini lift-out of Borda’s former firm, Borda y Quintana,  in Mexico City, also poaching associates Rodrigo Vazquez del Mercado and Hector Sanchez Fernandez.

A veteran energy attorney with experience in Mexico and the US, Borda has been involved in landmark privatisation deals in Latin America. The newly added trio will continue to work on corporate, arbitration, debt restructuring and finance work,” Borda, whose name will be dropped from his predecessor firm within months, told Infrastructure Investor.

“His leadership and experience in energy and cross border transactions position us to expand even further our international reach, giving us the ability to serve clients worldwide on important infrastructure projects,” Patricia Menendez-Cambo, chair of the Global Practice and co-chair of the Global Energy & Infrastructure Practice, said of Borda.

The most recent expansion at Greenberg Traurig comes amid a hiring wave that began in January, when the law firm poached half-a-dozen professionals from Galacia Abogados, another local law firm. The hirings also coincided with Mexican policymakers' enactment of the country's first PPP law last month.

“PPPs will be very active in Mexico in infrastructure and alternative energies, particularly with the new law,” Borda said.