Juan Pablo has been actively involved in designing and implementing sophisticated legal structures for financing projects and investment vehicles in Mexico and other jurisdictions. His experience includes the advise to many of the private equity funds that operate in Mexico and participation in the first projects involving investments by Mexican pension funds (AFOREs) through Development Capital Certificates (CKDs) and IPOs.
He has participated in several working groups aimed at proposing legal and regulatory amendments, some of which have ultimately resulted in the existence of Mexican investment vehicles such as the Infrastructure and Real Estate Investment Trusts (FIBRAs), Private Equity Trusts (FICARs) and in the possibility of investments from AFOREs in private equity and development projects through CKDs and IPOs.
He is in charge of the firm's private equity, corporate law and M&A practices, where he has been involved in structuring all kinds of national and international mergers and acquisitions.
He joined SAI Law & Economics in July 1999. He became a partner in June 2006.
He has been a professor of globalization and the Mexican international trade legal framework in postgraduate courses with the Universidad Simón Bolivar (Mexico City) and the Universidad Latina de América (Morelia, Michoacán). In addition, he is a founding professor and researcher for the law department of the Centro de Investigación y DocenciaEconómicas (CIDE, Mexico City).
Juan Pablo Martínez is a graduate of the Facultad Libre de Derecho de Monterrey. He obtained a Master’s Degree (LL.M.) from the Institute of Comparative Law at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and a Master’s Certificate in Music Business from Berklee College of Music.
He is a member of the Mexican Private Equity Association (Amexcap), where he chaired the editorial committee.