Mauricio Basila Lago. Attorney and counselor at law admitted in Mexico in 1993. He obtained his law degree from Universidad La Salle, and a master degree in International Banking and Financial Law from Boston University. His career experience within the financial sector, public and private. In 1988 he joined the Public Notary no. 6 with Mr. Fausto Rico Álvarez a well known and one of the most respected civil and property law experts, working there for five years.
He started in 1994 as legal manager for a banking group. In the federal government, at theNation’s Treasury, from 1995 to 1997 he was Secretary to the Treasurer, and from 1998 to 2001, Deputy Director General for assets disposition and management. At the Treasury,
he led the reform to the Treasury law. From 2001 to 2004 he was Director General of Issuers at the National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV), participating actively in the reform of 2001 of the securities market law to introduce principles of corporate governance in the legislation for the first time.
From 2004 to 2007, he was Vice President of Securities Market Regulation at the CNBV, where he coordinated and participated in a working group of authorities and renowned practitioners, which drafted a new securities market law, to promote private equity, corporate governance and foster investors’ protection, which was passed by congress in 2005.
He was a partner at López Velarde, Heftye & Soria, the leading energy and infrastructure law firm in México. Mr. Basila was the head of the finance and securities areas. Currently, he is a Founding Partner at the law firm Basila Abogados, S.C. specialized in legal financing and stock market advising, offering innovative solutions at financial subject, private equity and structured financings. He has developed the designed of a structure that allows to the regulated pension funds (“Adminstradoras de Fondos para el Retiro” “AFORES”) institutional investors and persons to take part in private equity funds.He has acted as an expert witness before the New York Court. He has been a professor of securities and financial law, and corporate law at Universidad La Salle and securities market and derivatives at the Seminar of Financial Law at Universidad Iberoamericana, where he received an award as one of the university’s best postgraduate professors. He has published articles related with securities law in the monthly publication of the Mexican Institute of Public Accountants, and invited to collaborate in publications related to securities regulation. He is a member of the Mexican Bar Association Secretary, Secretary of the Mexican Association of Private Equity (“Asociación Mexicana de Capital Privado”), Director of the Board of Directors of COVAF, Stocks and mutual funds valuation company and Financiera Labor. He is a member of the Mexican Bar Association Secretary, Secretary of the Mexican Association of Private Equity (“Asociación Mexicana de Capital Privado”), Director of the Board of Directors of COVAF, Stocks and mutual funds valuation company and Financiera
Labor. He is a frequent speaker in seminars and conferences in Mexico and abroad, in topics related with securities market regulation, corporate governance, strong focuses in private equity industry, derivatives, and investment funds.