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 MPC Energy Solutions Latin America Holdings, in the acquisition of Los Santos Solar I project owned by Buenavista Renewables, with a capacity of 13.6 MW.

CLIENT:

MPC Energy Solutions Latin America Holdings

PRACTICE AREA:

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

Mergers and Acquisitions

CLOSING DATE:

February 2022

VALUE:

ND

OTHER FIRMS:

Clifford Chance - International counsel to MPC Holland & Knight - International counsel to BVR Greenberg Traurig - Corporate and labor counsel to LSS1 Mayer Brown - Counsel to Banks


We represented Banco Santander and Banco Inbursa, in a MXN$2,359 million mezzanine financing to Organización de Proyectos de Infraestructura to provide funds to Conmex, the concession holder of the Circuito Exterior Mexiquense tollroad, for expasion works. The financing is secured, among others, with proceeds from the operation of the toll road and has a partial payment guaranty granted by Banobras.

CLIENT:

Banco Santander
Banco Inbursa

PRACTICE AREA:

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

CLOSING DATE:

December 2021

VALUE:

MXN$2,359 million

OTHER FIRMS:

Mijares, Angoitia, Cortes y Fuentes, as Mexican Counsel to Organización de Proyectos de Infraestructura. DLA Piper México, as Mexican Counsel to Banco Nacional de Obras y Servicios Públicos.


We represented Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, New York Branch, in a USD$25 million loan to Servicios Integrales de Almacenamiento y Distribución, guaranteed by Trafigura Group, for the operation and maintenance of a fuel storage terminal, located in Atlacomulco, Mexico.

CLIENT:

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Group

PRACTICE AREA:

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

CLOSING DATE:

September 2021

VALUE:

USD$25 million

OTHER FIRMS:

McGuireWoods LLP (counsel to borrower) Garrigues (counsel to borrower) K&L Gates (co-counsel to our client)


We represented BBVA and Banco Sabadell, in a loan of up to MXN$2,000 million to Red de Carreteras de Occidente, secured by the revenues from its toll roads.

CLIENT:

BBVA Bancomer
Banco Sabadell

PRACTICE AREA:

Banking and Finance

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

CLOSING DATE:

September 2021

VALUE:

MXN$2,000 million

OTHER FIRMS:

Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C. as counsels to RCO


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Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year

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Featured news


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February 10, 2022

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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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December 21, 2021

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Ritch Mueller - New Partners and Of Counsel Announcement 2022

We are pleased to announce as new partners of our firm: Héctor Cárdenas Ortega, expert in Mergers and Acquisitions and Real Estate.Santiago Carillo Cattori, expert in Banking and Finance, and Real Estate.Adriana Padilla Rivas, expert in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution,...

Events


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11 May 2022

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

GRI Club - Latam GRI Infra & Energy 2022

GRI Club hosted the conference Latin America GRI Infra & Energy 2022, in which Jorge Oria participated as co-chair in the panel "What factors will ensure a smarter energy transition?" to discuss the following topics together with other experts: How Mexico is keeping up with the race for the...

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15 March 2022

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

IJ Global - IJ Latam 2022

Jorge Oria participated as speaker at the IJLatam 2022 event in the panel "Digital and Data Center Infrastructure in LATAM", in which he addressed, together with other industry experts, the following topics: What role can banks play in improving the bankability of digital infrastructure? Is...

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19 February 2022

Environmental and Social Impact
Energy and Infrastructure Projects
Pro Bono

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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28 September 2021

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

IJ Global - IJLatam 21

Jorge Oria participated as speaker at the IJLatam21 forum in the panel "The Energy Transition and LATAM’s pivot towards decarbonisation".  This event hosted by IJ Global brought together the region’s most important project finance professionals to network and shine a light on the...

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