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 Mexico Infrastructure Partners (EXI), in the structuring of a new Fibra-E named Fibra EXI, as well as Fibra EXI in the issuance of MXN$22,159 million CBFEs, placed in the Mexican Stock Exchange through an initial public offer and distribution to investors of EXI Funds.

CLIENT:

Mexico Infrastructure Partners (EXI) and Fibra EXI

PRACTICE AREA:

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

Capital Markets

CLOSING DATE:

August 2021

VALUE:

MXN$22,158 millones

OTHER FIRMS:

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C. acted as external legal advisor to the placement agents: Santander, BBVA and BTG Pactual. Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C. acted as special Mexican tax counsel to Mexico Infrastructure Partners and the Issuer. Greenberg Traurig, S.C. acted as external legal advisor of the concessionaires that were acquired by Fibra EXI. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP acted as external legal advisor to the Issuer. Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP acted as external legal advisor to the international advisors: Santander and BTG Pactual.


We represented XiiX Energy, in drafting and preparing their model agreement for distributed generation projects.

CLIENT:

XiiX Energy

PRACTICE AREA:

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

CLOSING DATE:

April 2021

VALUE:

ND

PROFESSIONALS:

Marco Portillo Díaz

OTHER FIRMS:

N/A


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.


We represented Actinver Casa de Bolsa and Santander Casa de Bolsa, as underwriters, in connection with the restricted public offering of energy and infrastructure fiduciary certificates issued by the FIBRA-E ORIÓN Trust, for an amount of MXN$650 million, for the acquisition of Autopistas de Tapachula, holder of the Concession of the Tapachula-Talismán highway.

CLIENT:

Actinver Casa de Bolsa
Santander Casa de Bolsa

PRACTICE AREA:

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

Capital Markets

CLOSING DATE:

October 2020

VALUE:

MXN$650 million

OTHER FIRMS:

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C., como asesor legal independiente de Orión EY, como asesor fiscal de Orión


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Featured news


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August 17, 2021

Energy and Infrastructure Projects
Capital Markets

Mexico Infrastructure Partners issues FIBRA-E in the Mexican Stock Exchange

Ritch Mueller represented Mexico Infrastructure Partners (EXI), in the structuring of a new Fibra-E named Fibra EXI, as well as Fibra EXI in the issuance of MXN$22,159 million CBFEs, placed in the Mexican Stock Exchange through an initial public offer and distribution to investors of EXI...

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May 04, 2021

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

Newsflash - The President of Mexico enacts amendments to the Hydrocarbons Law

On March 26, 2021, the President of Mexico submitted an initiative (the “Initiative”) to the Mexican Congress, in order to amend the Hydrocarbons Law (“HL"). As discussed with more detail in our March 29th Newsflash, the Initiative sought to:  (i) require permit holders to...

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April 21, 2021

Ritch Mueller

Newsflash - Congress approves new rules on Outsourcing and Insourcing

On April 13, 2021 and April 20, 2021, the Chamber of Representatives (Cámara de Diputados) and the Chamber of Senators (Cámara de Senadores), respectively, approved, with some amendments, the initiative submitted by the President of Mexico on November 12, 2020 (the...

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March 29, 2021

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

Newsflash - The President of Mexico submits to Congress an initiative to amend the Hydrocarbons Law

On March 26, 2021, the President of Mexico submitted to the Chamber of Representatives (Cámara de Diputados) of the Mexican Congress an initiative (the “Initiative”) to amend the Hydrocarbons Law (“HL"). Before it may become effective, the Initiative would need to be...

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