José A. Noguera and Marcela Ánimas

NHG adds two new partners

Nader Hayaux & Goebel has announced the addition of two new partners, José A. Noguera (pictured left) and Marcela Ánimas (pictured right), effective 1 January 2024.

José has been with the firm since 2021. He brings experience in corporate mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, joint ventures, investment funds, cross-border transactions, international business transactions, restructurings and workouts, and finance. José has experience in the automotive, mining, sports, industrial, banking, financial services and logistics sectors.

During his tenure at NHG, José has led multiple M&A transactions and workouts, and has advised major international financial and industrial institutions on their equity and debt investments in Mexican companies. He has a strong track record in mergers and acquisitions in Mexico and Latin America.

Prior to joining NHG, José was a visiting attorney at a global law firm in Washington, DC, focusing on real estate investment trusts, fund formation and mergers and acquisitions. He holds a law degree from the University of Chicago and a law degree from the Universidad Iberoamericana.

Marcela is an environmental and natural resources lawyer with over 20 years of experience in Mexico. With extensive brand recognition, Marcela has extensive experience advising on a variety of sectors and projects. Her experience includes sustainability, ecological planning, environmental impact, efficient use of natural resources, corporate governance, environmental liability, divestitures, site abandonment, public policy, mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions and financial operations for both the public and private sectors.

Marcela joins the firm to enhance NHG’s ESG practice area, while strengthening the firm’s capabilities in natural resources and environmental law.

Marcela holds a law degree from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM); a master’s degree in environmental policy and management from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in Spain; and numerous post-graduate degrees in compliance, real estate, energy and environmental law from some of Mexico’s most prestigious universities. Prior to joining NHG, Marcela was part of an elite Mexican law firm and subsequently maintained her own law practice.

L Giselle Estrada