Iker represents and advises clients across a range of issues and transactions, and has been recognized as a leading lawyer in Mexico for a number of years. His areas of focus include mergers and acquisitions, corporate, banking and finance, capital markets and antitrust matters.
He represented Consorcio Comex and its shareholders in the sale of the company to PPG Industries Inc., which was Mexico's largest M&A deal in 2014.With many years' experience advising both the Mexican operations of some of the world's largest companies, as well as significant domestic operators, he is accustomed to taking a lead role in key client relationships.
He advises on a wide variety of legal issues, including mergers and acquisitions (private and public) and joint ventures, and he provides clarity on capital markets and financing needs. Iker also has a strong track record representing financial institutions as lenders or underwriters in banking and capital markets transactions, and has been involved in various debt offerings and IPOs in Mexico. In addition, Iker is able to deliver insights to businesses and institutions in the highly complex area of competition law, by drawing on his hands-on experience at a domestic and global level of antitrust investigations and merger clearances.Iker spent time working at the Firm's Brussels office on antitrust affairs.
He has acted as competition counsel across a variety of mergers and acquisitions and antitrust investigations in an array of sectors and industries. These include pharmaceuticals, household and consumer products, food, soft drinks, transportation, energy, banking and telecoms. For example, Iker represented Pfizer Inc. in the sale of its nutrition business to Nestlé S.A.. This transaction was named "Merger Control Matter of the Year" by Global Competition Review 2013.Iker is currently advising companies involved in market investigations, as well as in several cartel investigations, including cases built around leniency applications.