Mr. Prida is a partner in the Corporate group. He has experience in a wide range of Mexican and international matters, including corporate, commercial, labor and antitrust law. Mr. Prida has served as advisor to Mexican and foreign investors, lenders and creditors in connection with debt and equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions, leasing transactions, real estate transactions, joint ventures, transfer of technology and distribution agreements, private equity and venture capital, and sale/acquisition of existing Mexican companies. His practice includes work in the following industries: banking and financial institutions, food and beverage, hotel and lodging, manufacturing, industrial machinery, construction, life sciences, shipping, transportation and entertainment matters.
He was appointed as the Minister in Europe, by ProMexico, the government-run institution responsible for strengthening Mexico’s participation in the international economy, in March 2008. As Regional Director for Europe 1 (primarily Western Europe), Mr. Prida was responsible for opening and supervising its offices in Brussels, The Hague, London, Madrid, Milan and Paris.
He has been a professor of Public International Law at the Escuela Libre de Derecho, of Securities Law at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, and of Doing Business in Mexico at the Western State University of California.
Mr. Prida has participated as a speaker on legal and financial topics in Mexico, the United States and Europe, among others, at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris, the Latin American Chamber of Commerce in Zurich, the Mexican Chamber of Deputies, the British Chamber of Commerce in Mexico, the South Texas College of Law, the National Autonomous University of Mexico and the Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City. He has written over 90 articles in Mexican and international journals and newspapers on legal and financial topics.
COURTSLicensed as Foreign Legal Consultant by the Supreme Court of the State of New York (1991) and by the Supreme Court of the State of Texas (1996)
Mexican Bar Association, former Member of the Board (1989-1992)
Ilustre y Nacional Colegio de Abogados (Mexico), former Vice President (2000-2008)
Asociación Nacional de Abogados de Empresa (Mexico) (1989-Present)
International Association of Lawyers (UIA)
Future of the Lawyer Commission Board (2010)
President of the National Committee for Mexico (2004-2010)
Director of Collective Members of the Executive Committee (2010)
International Association of Young Lawyers, Honorary Vice President (2005-Present)
Mexican Commission for Human Rights, former President (1993-1996)
Mexican Chapter of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), former Member of the Board of Directors (2002-2008)
Fundación APAC, A.C., Secretary of the Board (1999-2008). Provides funds for the benefits of individuals suffering cerebral paralysis.
Unión de Empresarios para la Tecnología en la Educación, A.C. (UNETE), Secretary of the Board. Provides technology to public schools.
Mexicanos Primero, A.C. Secretary (2005-Present). Promotes quality in education in Mexico.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIESProMexico, Minister, Regional Director for Europe 1 (2008-2009). ProMexico handles direct foreign investment and commercial promotion for Mexico in Belgium, France, Holland, Italy, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom.
Escuela Libre de Derecho (Mexico), International Public Law (1992-1996), Professor
Universidad Iberomamericana (Mexico), International Public Law (1986-1988) and Securities Law (1998-1999), Professor
Western State University of California (USA), Doing Business in Mexico (1995), Professor