Energy and Infrastructure Projects

Our Firm represents national and international lenders, investors, developers and contractors in connection with the financing, development and implementation of energy and infrastructure projects, including, among others, power (renewables and conventional), oil & gas (upstream, midstream and downstream), roads, water treatment, airports and ports. 

Our representation includes all stages of the projects, including providing advice related to project financing, bidding processes, project development, equity investment and divestiture, due diligence, regulatory matters, permitting, land and rights of way, offtake agreements, engineering, procurement, construction, operation, maintenance and other related agreements. Our projects team provides an integrated service in conjunction with other practice areas of the Firm, particularly our environmental and social and tax teams.

Through the past four decades, our award-winning projects team has gained a deep understanding of the relevant industries and has constantly adapted to meet market trends, changes in regulation and the need to provide innovative and sophisticated services to our clients.

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Featured transactions


We represented Grupo México in the acquisition and financing for the development, construction and operation of a 168 MW wind powered electric generation facility in the States of Nuevo León and Tamaulipas, México.

CLIENT:

Grupo México

PRACTICE AREA:

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

CLOSING DATE:

February 2020

VALUE:

Confidencial


We represented EDP Renováveis and EDP Renewables Europe, the acquisition of the shares representing 100% of the share capital of the Mexican company Parque Solar Los Cuervos.

CLIENT:

EDP Renováveis
EDP Renewables Europe

PRACTICE AREA:

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

CLOSING DATE:

December 2019

VALUE:

Confidencial

OTHER FIRMS:

les Europe, S.L., Galicia Abogados, S.C. and Norton Rose Fulbright as Mexican and U.S. counsels, respectively, of BayWa r.e. Desarrollos Solares, S. de R.L. de C.V., BayWa r.e. Mexico, LLC and BayWa r.e. USA, LLC


We advised ENGIE and its affiliates, including Heolios Intermediate 1, Engie Eólica Tres Mesas 3, Eólica Tres Mesas 4, Recursos Solares PV de México IV, BNB Villa Ahumada Solar, Buenos Días Energía and Engie Abril PV, in connection with its joint venture with Tokyo Gas related to the construction and development of a portfolio of projects (four solar parks and two wind farms in Mexico), which closed concurrently with the relevant project financing.

We advised ENGIE and its affiliates, including Heolios Intermediate 1, Engie Eólica Tres Mesas 3, Eólica Tres Mesas 4, Recursos Solares PV de México IV, BNB Villa Ahumada Solar, Buenos Días Energía and Engie Abril PV, in connection with the limited recourse project financing in respect of four solar parks and two wind farms in Mexico with a combined capacity of approximately 721 MW. The transaction includes a construction phase individualized per project financing, an operations phase portfolio holding company financing and, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions, the option to finance an additional solar park or wind farm project during the construction or operations phase. The debt financing structure is novel and untraditional. The project financing is ENGIE’s first green loan financing for renewables projects in the world.

CLIENT:

ENGIE México

PRACTICE AREA:

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

CLOSING DATE:

November 2019

VALUE:

Confidencial


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Top Ranked Firm in Energy and Natural Resources | Projects

Chambers Global

Top Ranked firm in International & Cross-Border Capabilities

Chambers Global

Client Service Award in Energy and Infrastructure Projects

Chambers Latin America

Top Ranked Firm in Energy and Natural Resources | Projects

Chambers Latin America

Top Tier Firm in Project Development | Project Finance

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Featured news


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December 13, 2019

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

ContourGloblal obtains loan to acquire cogeneration plants in Mexico

Ritch Mueller advised The Bank of Nova Scotia in relation with the granting of financing to Contour Global PLC to acquire two combined cycle power plants of approximately 500MW located in Veracruz and Tamaulipas, Mexico. Read noteOther media LatinFinance...

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October 03, 2019

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

Ritch Mueller is recognized by LatinFinance as Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year: Mexico

On October 3, LatinFinance held the "2019 Project and Infrastructure Finance Awards" ceremony at The Pierre Hotel in New York, where Ritch Mueller was recognized as Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year: Mexico. The award  was received by our partners of the Energy and Infrastructure Projects...

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July 23, 2019

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

Mexicana Red de Carreteras de Occidente obtains loan from Santander

Ritch Mueller represented Santander in a loan to Red de Carreteras de Occidente, for capital expenditure and expansion works. Read noteOther media Latin Lawyer (PDF)...

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June 28, 2019

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

ENR AGS’s Financing of El Llano Solar Park

Ritch Mueller represented Bancomext, Natixis and Société Générale, in the financing of a 375 MW photovoltaic power project located in the State of Aguascalientes, Mexico. The energy to be generated will be sold to CENACE, as the electricity market clearing house, under a...

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