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Mr. Michael J. McGuinness

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Partner, Mergers and Acquisitions

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Jones Day
North Point 901 Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland , Ohio 44114
United States

Company Description: Jones Day is an international law firm with 30 offices in centers of business and finance throughout the world. With more than 2,200 lawyers, including more than...   more

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Jones Day Adds M&A Trio In New York And London; Strengthens IP Litigation Team In Chicago; Continues Latin America Banking Expansion In Mexico City | The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, 23 Sept 2014 [cached]
Michael McGuinness and George Flemma have joined in New York, and Benedict O'Halloran will join in London.
Mr. McGuinness arrives from the New York office of Shearman & Sterling where he was the leader of that firm's Latin America M&A practice and an elected member of its governing body, the Policy Committee. Messrs.
As a fluent Spanish speaker of Mexican descent, Mr. McGuinness's Latin American practice focuses on M&A transactions across the region, including Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru. Prior to returning to private practice in 2009, he held several prominent roles at GE, including general counsel of GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies. In addition to his Latin America work, Mr. McGuinness maintains an active cross-border M&A practice.
Mr. Franck's arrival comes on the heels of several notable developments from Jones Day's Latin America/Miami Region, including advising Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de México, S.A. de C.V. in connection with the legal structure and financing of Mexico City's new international airport; relocating the Mexico City Office to the iconic Paseo de la Reforma at the end of last year; opening the Miami Office as part of a U.S. gateway to Latin America; the recent arrival of Mike McGuinness (former head of Latin American M&A at Shearman & Sterling) and Maria Luisa Canovas in New York, and the 2013 arrivals of Alejandro Chico,Antonio Gonzalez, Mauricio Llamas, Alberto de la Parra, and Hector Tinocoin Mexico City.
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Michael J. McGuinness Partner
Michael McGuinness, a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group, leads the firm's Latin American M&A practice. A fluent Spanish speaker of Mexican descent, he manages complicated, cross-border transactions in the region, including Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico. He also maintains an active U.S. M&A practice.
Mr. McGuinness returned to Shearman & Sterling in 2009 from General Electric, where he held a number of senior legal roles, including General Counsel of GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies. While at GE, he received CEO Awards in recognition of his work on the sale of GE Insurance Solutions, the sale of a majority interest in Genpact and the purchase of Smiths Aviation.
Mr. McGuinness was recognized as a "Legal Star" by the Latin Business Chronicle in its publication of the leading 30 lawyers from international firms and is ranked as a "Leading Individual" for Latin American Corporate and M&A by The Legal 500. Mr. McGuinness also received an honorable mention Dealmaker of the Year from the American Lawyer in 2012 for his frequent presence on Latin American transactions.
Mr. McGuinness is an elected member of the firm's Policy Committee.
"The M&A market is heating up ..., 22 June 2015 [cached]
"The M&A market is heating up in Latin America, and U.S. and European investors are warming up to Latin America, which is adding to the growth of its M&A market," says Michael McGuinness, a partner in the M&A practice of Jones Day who focuses on Latin America.
McGuinness has advised on some very significant deals in Latin America. Before Shearman & Sterling, he represented General Electric (NYSE: GE) in its $4.3 billion acquisition of the aviation business of Avio SpA GrupoSura in its approximately $3.6 billion acquisition of ING's (NYSE: ING) Latin America pensions, life insurance and investment operations; and Anglo American plc (LON: AAL) in its sale of a 24.5 percent stake in Anglo American Sur, a Chilean copper mining company worth $5.4 billion to Mitsubishi.
They will continue to drive activity in the region," says McGuinness. "You will continue to see this, especially in financial services as the middle class in the region emerges."
In 2011, McGuinness worked on the landmark transaction completed by multilatina Grupo de Inversiones Suramericana.
There are a lot of questions around Brazil with low growth and growing inflation, not to mention a very significant drop in commodity prices, and concern about the government's interventionist approach," says McGuinness.
This is good," says McGuinness.
Financial Services M&A Deals and News [cached]
U.S. private equity investment in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico is at an all-time high, as we explore in the July issue of Mergers & Acquisitions, featuring Jones Day’s Michael McGuinness
Mergers & Acquisitions [cached]
Jul 1, 2015 - U.S. private equity investment in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico is at an all-time high, as we explore in the July issue of Mergers & Acquisitions, featuring Jones Day's Michael McGuinness
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