Mario Alberto Puente Vaquero

Advisor to financial institutions and companies, both domestic and foreign, in financial, banking, credits, securitizations, structured financing, mergers & acquisitions, antitrust, foreign investment and energy matters. He is senior associate of Sequelis y Asociados, S.C. Before joining Sequelis y Asociados, S.C., he was an attorney at the Corporate and Business Legal Department of Nacional Financiera S.N.C. (NAFIN) and the Entrepreneurial Capital Trust; he was also an associate of the law firm Robles Miaja Abogados and Legal Manager of Banco Mercantil del Norte (Banorte) where he developed his practice for more than 6 years. He also worked at Notary Public No. 227 and Notary Public No. 215, both for Mexico City.
LANGUAGES: Spanish and English


  • He obtained his law degree from the Escuela Libre de Derecho in Mexico City in 2015; in 2013 he participated in the editorial staff of the magazine “Tú y la Ley” with the articles: “The Financial Reform, a challenge to be be met” (“La Reforma Financiera un reto por cumplir”) and “The Tax Reform; A fair reform?” (“La Reforma Hacendaria ¿Una reforma justa?”) and; in 2012 he completed a diploma course in Real Estate Law at the Escuela Libre de Derecho.

Relevant transactions

  • Participated in the structuring of the syndicated loan granted by Nafin, Banobras and Bancomext for US$690,000,000 for the deployment of the Red Compartida.
  • Structured a syndicated loan with mortgage and pledge guarantee through the borrowing base mechanism to a company in the horticultural sector.
  • Participated in the design, implementation and restructuring of a Brokerage Firm in Mexico.
  • Advised during the structuration process of a project finance led by SMB for the storage of liquefied petroleum gas for Pemex.
  • Participated in the purchase and sale transaction of a hotel development by CBRE located at Cancun, Quintana Roo.
  • Participated as in house counsel for syndicated loans and club deals under New York law for high profile clients such as Fibra Uno, BBVA, and Santander among others.
  • Participated in the preparation of legal opinions for the issuance of stock certificates for banks such as Inbursa, BBVA and several brokerage firms.