Aline Silva


Aline Silva has extensive experience in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, foreign investment, and regulatory matters, as well as antitrust and financing. She began her legal career as a law clerk for four years, and then became an associate for an American law firm headquartered in Mexico City.

Aline is a member of the Transactions Practice Group.

Representative Experience

  • Acquisition of pawn shops in Mexico by an American pawnshop company in Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador for US$45m.
  • Acquisition by a private capital fund of a company dedicated to the construction of refrigeration equipment and chillers for MXN 40m.
  • Acquisition by one of the largest dairy production and marketing companies in Mexico of a dairy production family company located in San Luis Potosí.
  • Participation in the joint investment of a Chinese vehicle brand for the commercialization in Mexico of personal use vehicles.
  • Participation in the negotiation with one of the most important companies of leasing of co-working spaces, in order to open and operate a new building located in Mexico City.
  • Provided direct advice as external counsel for one of the largest and most important department stores in Mexico, in the reviewing and counseling on all type of contracts with national and foreign suppliers, construction contracts, financing for the expansion of shopping centers, and all other contracts related to the day-to-day operation of such company.
  • Preparation of the annual report in accordance with the Circular Única de Bancos and la Circular Única de Casas de Bolsa of a multiple banking institution and of its respective brokerage company.
  • Incorporation and compliance of multi-purpose financial companies, under a non-regulated regime (Sociedades Financieras de Objeto Múltiple No Reguladas).
  • Participation in the development of a natural gas pipeline project carried out by a Mexican company, which was awarded with such bidding by the Federal Electricity Commission. The project comprised the construction and operation of the natural gas pipeline that transports natural gas from Chihuahua to Texas, and was the largest natural gas pipeline in Mexico located in the state of Chihuahua with a value of more than US$440m in its construction.
  • Incorporation of a niche bank in Mexico: participation in the planning and preparation of all the documents required by the National Banking and Securities Commission and Bank of Mexico for the transformation of a multi-purpose financial company into a banking institution, which will operate as a niche bank. The authorization for the opening and operation of such bank was issued in May 2014.
  • Participation in the restructure of one of the most important consulting communication companies in Mexico.

*Matters were handled prior to joining Foley & Lardner México. S.C.


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  • English
13 December 2023 Article

Reform to Mexican Law Allows for Virtual Board and Shareholders’ Meetings Needing By-laws Amendments and Specific Requirements for Implementation

Mexican companies are now allowed to hold virtual meetings of shareholders or partners and of board of directors or managers to adopt corporate resolutions.
07 December 2023 Honors and Awards

Foley Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers in Mexico 2024

Foley & Lardner LLP is pleased to announce that 13 of the firm’s attorneys from its Mexico City office were selected for inclusion in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in Mexico, and one attorney was named to the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Mexico list.
03 May 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents GGV in $60M Investment in Clara

Foley & Lardner LLP recently represented GGV as an investor in the $60 million investment round for Clara, a Mexico-based spend management company.
20 March 2023 Innovative Technology Insights

Mexico: Some Key Issues to Watch in a Financially Stressed Environment

Following the bank receivership of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and similar situations with other stressed financial institutions in the U.S. and Europe, companies are concerned with their international assets and credits held by banking and non-banking institutions overseas. The concern in Mexico is augmented due to the interconnection of the U.S. and Mexican economies.
11 October 2022 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents Ironspring Ventures as Lead Investor in $5M Seed Round for Solvento

Foley & Lardner LLP recently represented Ironspring Ventures as the lead investor in the $5 million seed round for Solvento, the first fintech focused on the transportation sector in Mexico.
03 April 2020 Blogs

Mexican Government's Actions to Streamline the Purchase, Imports and Authorization of Health Supplies, Drugs, and Medical Devices during the Coronavirus Emergency

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak in Mexico, and the corresponding force majeure health emergency that has been declared in the country, the Mexican Government´s health services and most of the health care provided by the private sector, are requiring the urgent purchase, sale and importation of a large variety of health supplies, drugs, medical devices, testing materials, and other health and cleaning products, both in the international and local market.