Name: María Luisa Cánovas
Firm Name: Jones Day
Jurisdiction: USA - New York
Practice Area: M&A Law

Telephone: +1.212.326.3939
Fax: +1.212.755.7306

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Professional Biography:

María Luisa Cánovas has more than 20 years of experience in a diverse corporate practice focused on cross-border M&A, infrastructure M&A, joint ventures, private equity, and financings. She has worked on transactions in the energy, infrastructure, media, and hospitality sectors, representing clients in the United States, Latin America, and Europe.

María Luisa has worked on substantial matters with public companies such as News Corporation and PepsiCo; private equity funds such as Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst and Playa Hotels & Resorts; and Latin American-based companies such as Betesh International and Livsmart Américas. She routinely negotiates matters in Spanish, Portuguese, and French and drafts agreements in English governed by New York law.

Prior to joining Jones Day, María Luisa’s representative experience included advising News Corporation in a series of transactions with DirecTV, Globo, Grupo Televisa, and Liberty Media that restructured by means of divestitures, mergers, and liquidations, the platforms of DirecTV and News Corporation in Brazil, Mexico, Chile, and Colombia.

María Luisa is a regular speaker at international legal conferences and a frequent author on articles on cross-border M&A. She is a member of the Madrid Bar Association and the Latin America Council of the New York State Bar Association.

Firm Overview:

All law firms seek to serve clients effectively. Some do it more consistently than others. Jones Day ranked #1 in the BTI Consulting Group’s 2018 “Client Service A-Team” report, which identifies the top 30 law firms for client service through a national survey of corporate counsel. Recognizing the Firm’s attention to every facet of client service, Jones Day was awarded “Best of the Best” status in all 17 activities that drive superior client service. Jones Day is the only firm in the history of the BTI survey to achieve that distinction for two consecutive years.