Environmental and Social Impact

Our Firm provides interdisciplinary and cross-practice advice in order to provide comprehensive and innovative solutions to our clients. Our services are focused on environmental, regulatory, and sociocultural aspects of energy, industrial, and infrastructure projects.

Our team of experts has participated in every environmental aspect of the most relevant infrastructure, real estate and energy projects in the country, including: administrative filings with federal, state, and municipal authorities, environmental impact, environmental due diligence, rulemaking, sociocultural impact assessment, prior consultation, wastes, national waters, emissions to the atmosphere, interpretation of environmental zoning and urban development zoning plans, federal maritime zone, climate change, management of filings to obtain authorizations, permits, and registrations for energy projects, pollution of water, soil, and air.

We are in constant evolution to respond to the national and international legislative amendments and consequently promote culturally pertinent sustainable development.

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We represented Ciclo Combinado Tierra Mojada (CCTM) and its affiliates, in connection with the refinancing of its debt, which included an issuance by FEL Energy VI of USD$953 million of its 5.750% Senior Secured Notes due in 2040; and the execution of a credit agreement between CCTM, as borrower, certain affiliates, as guarantor, and various financial institutions as lenders and issuing banks, for an amount of up to USD$170 million, all secured by the revenues and assets of CCTM´s 874.5 MW fully operational combined cycle power plant located in the State of Jalisco, Mexico.

CLIENT:

Ciclo Combinado Tierra Mojada
FEN Energy ("FEN V")
FEL Energy VI (“FEL VI”)
FEL Energy V (“FEL V”)
Fenergía México V (“FEM V”)

PRACTICE AREA:

Environmental and Social Impact

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

Capital Markets

CLOSING DATE:

December 2020

VALUE:

USD$1,123 millones

OTHER FIRMS:

Milbank LLP New York counsel to Tierra Mojada. Arendt & Medernach Luxembourg counsel to Tierra Mojada. Loyens & Loeff N.V. Dutch counsel to Tierra Mojada. Latham and Watkins LLP New York counsel to the lenders. Galicia Abogados, S.C. Mexican counsel to the lenders. Loyens & Loeff Luxembourg S.à r.l. Luxembourg counsel to the lenders. Loyens & Loeff N.V. Dutch counsel to the lenders.


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