Vicente's practice focuses on the regulatory and transactional aspects of banking, project finance, securities and insolvency matters. His deep and wide-ranging knowledge enables him to offer clients comprehensive legal advice on a broad spectrum of complex financial issues.The leader of the Firm's restructuring practice in Mexico, Vicente has a strong track record leading high-profile restructuring projects in an array of business sectors.
Vicente also guides clients through technically complicated derivatives, asset finance and regulatory and compliance issues. Combining a highly focused and thorough approach with an ability to give clear and pragmatic advice, Vicente's advisory practice spans a broad variety of corporate, civil and mercantile matters. Such cases include his successful handling of a number of high-profile shareholder disputes in Mexico.
He also has an exceptionally strong track record in obtaining regulatory authorizations for the incorporation and consolidation of major Mexican financial entities, such as Mi Banco Autofin Mexico, Banco Wal-Mart de México Adelante, Banco Amigo, CIBanco, Bancrea, Banco Fácil (Consubanco), Principal Grupo Financiero, Afore Coppel, Scotia Afore and Investa Bank.
Vicente has developed a reputation as a staunch defender of his clients' interests, and is unfazed by even the most challenging of problems. He displayed these qualities during his distinguished service to his country, developing and implementing difficult yet vital reforms to key financial institutions.At the request of Mexican President Vicente Fox, he became President of the National Commission for the Retirement Savings System (CONSAR) and implemented a comprehensive reform of the pension system's legal framework and a major overhaul of investment rules. As executive secretary for the government's Bank Savings Protection Institute (IPAB), he won international acclaim for leading the comprehensive overhaul of Mexico's banking system.
Vicente demonstrated a similarly committed approach in positions at the Ministry of Finance, where he was responsible for the legal aspects of the US emergency package to Mexico during the 1995 debt crisis, the restructuring of toll roads and the design of the "pidiregas" infrastructure projects.The World Economic Forum named Vicente a Young Global Leader 2006, a distinction only two other Mexicans received that year .Vicente has been a member or director on the boards of directors of numerous Mexican public sector financial entities, and has advised the World Bank and International Monetary Fund on international financial matters.