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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March 11, 2022

Environmental and Social Impact

Newsflash - The Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources issued "Official Mexican Standard NOM-001-SEMARNAT-2021"

On March 11, 2022, the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (“SEMARNAT”) published in the Federal Gazette of the Federation (“DOF”) Official Mexican Standard NOM-001-SEMARNAT-2021, which sets forth the maximum tolerable limits of pollutants in wastewaters...

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February 10, 2022

Ritch Mueller

Ritch Mueller signs the "Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs)" of the United Nations.

Committed to promoting gender equality in our country, in 2021 we participated in the "Project of Minimum Standards for Inclusion and Diversity in Mexican Law Firms" sponsored by Abogadas MX.  As a result of this effort, on february 10th our firm became a signatory of the Women's Empowerment...

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February 09, 2022

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Ritch Mueller wins Law Firm of the Year in Mexico in LatinFinance's Awards

On February 7th, LatinFinance announced the winners of the Deal of the Year Awards 2021, where it recognized the most outstanding financial transactions in Latin America, as well as the individuals and institutions involved.  Ritch Mueller was once again the winner of the Law Firm of the...

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January 31, 2022

Ritch Mueller

Reporte Agora: How were industries financed in Mexico during 2021?

LexLatin published its Agora Report on "How were industries financed in Mexico during 2021?", in which it highlighted both the most active law firms and industries in financing and offering transactions during the past year.  Our firm ranked first in the number of issuances and highest...

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23 June 2022

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Legal 500 - GC Summit Mexico 2022

Legal 500 hosted the first edition of the GC Summit Mexico 2022, in which our partners Ricardo Calderón and Héctor Garza, participated as speakers in the panel "Measuring and reporting ESG performance: trends and challenges" along with our special guests Luz Elena Gómez-Haro,...

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24 February 2022

Environmental and Social Impact

Webinar - The New Law regarding protection of indigenous and Afro-Mexican communities' culture

Héctor Garza participated in the Webinar "The New Law regarding protection of indigenous and Afro-Mexican communities' culture" which was focused on the law that protects these communities, from the perspective of indigenous law, intellectual property and criminal law. Watch webinar on...

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19 February 2022

Environmental and Social Impact
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Cubico Sustainable Investments - "2a Carrera del Viento"

Ritch Mueller was a sponsor of the "2a Carrera del Viento" hosted by Cubico which took place at "El Mezquite" wind farm, located in Nuevo León, Monterrey. The purpose of the race was to promote awareness and involvement of society in sustainability and renewable energy iniciatives, as well...

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23 September 2021

Environmental and Social Impact

CAJ | ITAM | OEA | KAS - 20th Anniversary of the Inter-American Democratic Charter | Prosperity in Democracy

Héctor Garza participated as speaker at the 20th Anniversary of the Inter-American Democratic Letter, together with renowned experts in human rights in a roundtable that addressed the "Consultation and participation in the development of native communities and people settled in a...

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