Manuel Romano

Partner at Jones Day

Manuel Romano

Manuel Romano

Partner at Jones Day

Biography

Jones Day. Manuel Romano,
Partner


Manuel Romano advises clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic alliances in a broad range of industries, including the automotive, apparel, and financial sectors. He has experience representing clients in merger review proceedings before the Mexican Federal Competition Commission. He also advises developers, buyers, and financing parties in real estate development projects.

Manuel has advised clients involved in public-private partnerships in the development and financing of a wide range of infrastructure and real estate projects including toll roads, hospitals, hotels, and universities.

Manuel recently represented a multinational consortium led by a subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management in an auction bid for the right to operate 558 kilometers of Mexican toll roads under a Public Private Service Agreement. Clients Manuel regularly advises include Acciona, Caixanova, RHJ International, and Volvo Bus Corporation.

Manuel is a member of the Mexican Bar Association (Barra Mexicana Colegio de Abogados).





EXPERIENCE:


Anvis Group forms joint venture with Tokai Rubber Industries in Mexico to produce automotive anti-vibration rubber products
Jones Day advised Anvis Group Mexico, SAPI de C.V., a subsidiary of HIG Capital LLC, in the formation of a joint venture in Mexico with Tokai Rubber Industries, Ltd. to manufacture anti-vibration rubber products for the automotive industry.

Agence Francaise de Developpement provides financing to Comisión Federal de Electricidad
Jones Day represented Agence Francaise de Developpement, a French government agency, in connection with the €250 million (US$322.6 million) credit facility to the Comisión Federal de Electricidad, the de-centralized entity of the Mexican Federal Government in charge of providing electricity in Mexico.

Aurora Capital acquires Alltub Group
Jones Day advised Aurora Capital Group in connection with its acquisition of the Alltub Group, the global leader in collapsible aluminum tubing with annual production capacity in excess of 1.5 billion tubes.

PolyOne to acquire ColorMatrix Group for $486 million
Jones Day is advising PolyOne Corporation, a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, in its acquisition of ColorMatrix Group, Inc., the leading global innovator in liquid colorants, additives and fluoropolymers, for $486 million.

Methode Electronics acquires certain assets and liabilities of Nypro Monterrey
Jones Day advised Methode Electronics, Inc. in the acquisition of certain assets and liabilities of Nypro Monterrey, S. de R.L. de C.V., a subsidiary of Nypro Inc.

Lennox acquires Kysor/Warren division of The Manitowoc Company for $138 million
Jones Day advised Lennox International Inc. in the acquisition of the Kysor/Warren division of The Manitowoc Company, Inc. for $138 million.

Braniff Transport Carga and Braniff Air Freight and Company acquired by Talma Desarrollo
Jones Day advised Braniff Despachos Aduanales, S.A. de C.V. in the acquisition of Braniff Transport Carga, S.A. de C.V. and Braniff Air Freight and Company, S.A. de C.V. by Talma Desarrollo, S.A. de C.V.

Nidec acquires motors and controls business of Emerson Electric
Jones Day advised Nidec Corporation in its acquisition of the motors and controls business of Emerson Electric Co.

Patriarch Partners recapitalizes Dura Automotive
Jones Day advised Patriarch Partners Management Group, LLC in connection with the recapitalization of Dura Automotive Systems, Inc., a leading independent designer and manufacturer of driver control systems, seating control systems, glass systems, engineered assemblies, structural door modules and exterior trim systems for the global automotive industry.

Harsco acquires ESCO Interamerica, Ltda.
Jones Day advised Harsco Corporation in its acquisition of ESCO Interamerica, Ltda., one of Latin America’s premier engineering and equipment services providers to the infrastructure sector and the number one market leader in Central America and the Caribbean.

Hon Hai Precision acquires 90% interest in Sony Baja California
Jones Day advised Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. in its acquisition of a 90% interest in Sony Baja California and in certain manufacturing assets related to Sony Baja California's Tijuana, Mexico facility from Sony Group.

RHJ International SA acquires Tafime SA
Jones Day advised RHJ International SA in its acquisition, through Honsel GmbH & Co. KG, of Tafime SA.

Caja de Ahorros del Mediterraneo and EBN Banco de Negocios S.A. finance hotel project in Riviera Maya, Mexico
Jones Day advised Caja de Ahorros del Mediterraneo in connection with the $146 million project financing for the construction and operation of a hotel located in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

Caja de Ahorros serves as administrative agent in the financing of a hotel project in Cancun, Mexico
Jones Day advised Caja de Ahorros del Mediterraneo in connection with the $143 million project financing for the acquisition, expansion, furnishing and operation of a five-star hotel located in Cancun, Mexico.

Acciona wins bid to construct, maintain, and operate a specialized hospital in Leon Guanajuato
Jones Day represented Acciona, S.A. in a successful public bid for the concession to construct, maintain, and operate a specialized hospital in Leon Guanajuato.

Brookfield Asset Management leads bidding consortium in an auction to operate Mexican toll roads
Jones Day assisted Brookfield Asset Management with a bid in an auction for the right to operate 558 kilometers of Mexican toll roads under a Public Private Service Agreement.

Caixanova finances golf course project in Cancun, Mexico
Jones Day provided advice to Caixanova in connection with the $14.4 million project financing for the construction and operation of the El Camaleon golf course at the Mayakoba Resort located in Cancun, Mexico.

BBVA finances luxury resort project in Mexico
Jones Day advised Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A., as lender, in the financing of the construction, furnishing, and start-up of an ultra-luxury resort in Mexico to be constructed by Obrascón Huarte Laín, a major Spanish construction company, and operated by Rosewood Hotels and Resorts.





PUBLICATIONS:
May 2012


Antitrust Alert: Mexican Competition Commission Accepts Commitments and Revokes Monopolization Fine Imposed on Telcel







Marzo 2012


Ley de Asociaciones Público-Privadas: Un Nuevo Régimen Para Las Licitaciones Públicas en México

- PDF Only







March 2012


Public-Private Associations: A New Regime for Mexican Public Bids









March 2012


Ley De Asociaciones Público – Privadas







March 2012


Mexico's Public-Private Associations Law







June 2011


Antitrust Alert: Mexico Antitrust Authority Given Greater Powers







June 2010


Antitrust Alert: Mexican Competition Commission Fines Trucking Industry for Price Fixing







February 2010


Antitrust Alert: Mexico's Competition Commission determines that Telcel has market power in mobile telephony







December 2009


Antitrust Alert: Mexico Imposes Antitrust Fine for Refusal to Share Television Content with Rival







August 2009


Antitrust Alert: Mexico to Set Telephone Spectrum Auction Rules to Encourage Competition







June 2009


Antitrust Alert: Brazil Requires Divestiture in Coca-Cola’s Iced Tea Acquisition







SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:
May 2012



Doing Business in Emerging Markets



Atlanta, Georgia


April 2012



Mexico's Public-Private Associations Law: Private-sector participation in infrastructure and transportation, Annual Conference of the United States Mexico Chamber of Commerce



Washington, D.C.


September 8, 2010

Recent Developments in Mexican Law





Atlanta, Georgia


February 2010

????????: Introduction of Mexico City Office and Mexican Market





Tokyo, Japan
AREAS OF FOCUS:
Projects & Infrastructure;
Mergers & Acquisitions.
Real Estate:
Latin America;
Antitrust & Competition Law.
HONORS & DISTINCTIONS:
Ranked as a leading lawyer in Mexico by Chambers Latin America and Chambers Global (for M&A) and by Who's Who Legal (for real estate).
LANGUAGES:
Spanish and English.
EDUCATION:
Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (J.D. 1989).
BAR ADMISSIONS:
Mexico.

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Jones Day (France), a subsidiary of Jones Day LP, is a French company located in Paris. The firm provides legal services.

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Sidley Austin LLP is an American multi-national private company located in New York, NY, that provides legal services.

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Arsenal Capital Management LP, Seal for Life Industries BV purchase Flame Control Coatings LLC from RockWood Equity Partners LLC, Little Mountain Industries, Inc.

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Wolong Electric Group Co. Ltd. purchases General Electric Co. /Small Industrial Motor Business from General Electric Company

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Methode Electronics, Inc. purchases Pacific Insight Electronics Corp.

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