Jose Andres Rivas

Associate

Overview

José Andrés Rivas Rodríguez is an associate at Foley Gardere Arena in Mexico City. He is a member of the firm’s Transactions Practice.

José has experience in mergers and acquisitions, preparation of contracts and agreements for national and international clients, corporate affairs and antitrust procedures.

Before joining Foley, José was a senior associate at one of the largest legal networks in Latin America. José handled mergers and acquisitions of non-regulated companies, preparation of contracts and agreements for national and international clients, corporate update and design of best corporate practices for clients.

Previously, José was a senior associate for a law firm which participated in many of the largest and most challenging mergers and acquisitions and finance transactions in Mexico. José worked in insurance and reinsurance (focusing on compliance and regulatory matters, mergers and acquisitions of insurance companies including among others, mergers, corporate restructures, liquidations, takeovers, incorporations, portfolio transfers etc.), mergers and acquisitions of non-regulated companies, corporate affairs of regulated and non-regulated companies, cross-border transactions, and foreign investment.

José began his legal career as a law clerk and associate for a law firm headquartered in Mexico City. He focused on corporate, mergers and acquisitions, foreign investment, and regulatory matters.

Education

  • Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands, LL.M. in Commercial and Company Law (2015-2016)
    • Participated in several courses and seminars of the Mexican Insurance and Bonding Law Association (Asociación Mexicana de Derecho de Seguros y Fianzas) (AMEDESEF), in its capacity as the Mexican Chapter of AIDA (Association Internationale de Droit des Assurances)
    • Member, Trade & Transport Law Association, Rotterdam
  • Universidad Panamericana, Postgraduate studies on Commercial Law (2009-2010)
  • Universidad Panamericana, Law School (2004-2009)
    • General Secretary, Student Council of the Law School of the Universidad Panamericana

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English
  • Dutch

Capabilities