ATILIO DELL'ORO MAINI
Cárdenas, Cassagne &
Atilio Dell'Oro Maini (admitted May 1984) is a partner at
Cárdenas, Cassagne & Asociados.
He advises major banking and other financial institutions
and corporations on all type of domestic and international
banking transactions and related matters. He also advises on a
wide range of corporate matters, including mergers and
acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate finance and capital
markets transactions. He has assisted several consortia on
corporate and regulatory matters related to the acquisition of
state-owned companies during the privatization process.
Maples and Calder
Born Bedford, England, 1964; admitted, 1989, England, as
Solicitor; 1994, Cayman Islands, as Attorney-at-law. Education:
Manchester Grammar School, St John's College, Manchester and
Cambridge University, England (M.A., Cantab). Exhibitioner,
Downing College, Cambridge, 1982-1985. Freshfields, London, New
York and Tokyo, 1987-1994; Maples and Calder, 1994. Member: Law
Society of England and Wales; Cayman Islands Law Society.
Maples and Calder
Born Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, 1962; admitted, 1993,
Cayman Islands, as Attorney-at-law. Education: Alpha Academy,
Jamaica, Cayman Islands High School, York University, Canada
(B.A., Hons) and University of Bristol, England (LL.B., Hons).
Winters College Overseas Student Scholarship, 1986; Ashe Davis
Liberal Award for Political Science 1988, York University.
Maples and Calder, 1993. Member: Cayman Islands Law Society.
Caymanian Bar Association, Secretary 1995-1998; Vice President
1998; Board of Directors, Cayman National Museum 1997.
ANTONIO FRANCK C
Franck, Galicia y Robles, SC
Antonio Franck C is one of the founders and the managing
partner of the Mexican firm Franck, Galicia y Robles, SC Mr
Franck´s practice is concentrated in the areas of
corporate, banking and securities. He actively represents both
foreign and Mexican banks and underwriters as well as private
sector companies. Mr Franck actively participates in the
structuring and negotiation of national and international
financial transactions, in mergers and acquisitions, corporate
and financial restructurings, strategic associations and
business law in general.
Mr Franck has represented, within the international debt
markets, companies such as Grupo México, Controladora
Comercial Mexicana and Banco Internacional, among others.
During the public entities privatization process he counseled
Grupo Mexico on the successful bid to purchase the Mexicana de
Cananea and also participated with Grupo InverMexico in the
successful purchase of Banco Mexicano. Additionally, he has
participated in the structuring and financing of electric
energy projects such as Samalayuca and Mérida III. He
has participated as consultant in the financial and corporate
restructurings of several companies, most recently that of
Synkro. Furthermore, during the Mexican Debt Restructuring
(1982-1992) Mr Franck acted as Mexican counsel for Mexico's
Bank Advisory Group.
Mr Franck was also managing partner of Santamarina y Steta
for 8 years where he was as partner for 11 years and a member
of such firm for 20 years. Mr Franck has worked closely with
law firms in the principal cities of the US, Spain and other
parts of the world.
Throughout his professional path, Antonio Franck C has
participated as a member of the board of directors of companies
such as Mexicana de Cananea, SA de CV, Sears Roebuck de
México, SA de CV, Salinas y Rocha, SA de CV, Gruppo
Covarra, SA de CV, InverMéxico, SA de CV, Casa de Bolsa,
Banco Mexicano, SA, Jugos del Valle, SA de CV and Synkro, SA de
CV, among others.
Currently he is Chairman of the Committee for Legislative
Analysis of the Business Coordination Counsel (Consejo
Coordinador Empresarial). Mr Franck has participated in the
drafting of the Corporate Governance Code, the new Bankruptcy
Law as well as amendments to corporate and financial laws.
Mr Franck has a law degree from Universidad Iberoamericana,
where he has also taught in Commercial Law and Legal Ethics. Mr
Franck has also been a visiting professor at Escuela Libre de
JOSÉ VISOSO L
Franck, Galicia y Robles, SC
José Visoso L. is a partner of the Mexican firm of
Franck, Galicia y Robles, SC where he began work in 1995 and
became a partner in 1999.
Mr Visoso's practice focuses on capital markets, mergers and
acquisitions, infrastructure projects and project finance. Mr
Visoso has actively participated in the incorporation and
acquisition of financial entities in Mexico by major foreign
financial institutions. He has also worked on a number of major
infrastructure projects involving gas and electricity in
Mr Visoso has also significant experience in securities
offerings in capital markets representing issuers and Mexican
and international underwriters in offerings in Mexico and other
Mr Visoso serves as a member of the board of directors of
financial institutions as well as secretary to Mexican
Mr Visoso studied law at Escuela Libre de Derecho in Mexico
City, graduating in 1992, and received a Master in Laws from
Georgetown University where he also participated in the
business administration programme. Before joining the firm, he
was a foreign associate in the New York and Washington DC
offices of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. Mr Visoso is
fluent in English and proficient in German.
WINTHROP N BROWN
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP
Winthrop Brown is a partner in the Firm's Washington DC
office and a member of Milbank's Banking and Institutional
Investment practice group. He concentrates on international
banking and securities law, with particular emphasis on legal
issues confronting US operations of foreign banks and their
affiliates. Mr Brown has over 20 years of experience in
advising leading non-US banking organizations on a wide range
of matters involving the sale to US customers of financial
products and services from both US and non-US locations. These
include the establishment of US branches and the acquisition of
US banks; the establishment of broker-dealers, including
Section 20 companies; the sale into the United States from
abroad of banking products, securities, commodities and
financial instruments, including investment funds;
qualification as a financial holding company; and the ongoing
compliance of established operations with U.S. banking and
securities laws and regulations.
Mr Brown frequently lectures and participates in panel
discussions and seminars on these issues. He also has been
active in, and served on the boards of, various local nonprofit
organizations. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.
Before joining Milbank, Mr Brown was partner and chair of the
financial institutions practice group at Shaw Pittman, resident
in its Washington, DC office
Mr Brown received his Juris Doctor from the George
Washington University School of Law in 1974. He also received a
Masters of Science degree from the London School of Economics
in 1971 and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University