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 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,como asesor legal mexicano y externo de Organización de Proyectos de Infraestructura. DLA Piper México, como asesor legal mexicano y externo de 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


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. Mijares Angoitia acted as counsel to ICA


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Featured news


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December 21, 2021

Ritch Mueller

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,...

05

October 05, 2021

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

Newsflash - Initiative to Reform the Mexican Constitution on Energy Matters

On September 30, 2021, the President of Mexico submitted to the House of Representatives (Cámara de Diputados) an initiative to reform Articles 25, 27 and 28 of the Federal Constitution of Mexico (the “Initiative”). The Initiative seeks to reorganize the Mexican electricity...

04

October 04, 2021

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

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

On September 30, LatinFinance held the "2021 Project and Infrastructure Finance Awards" ceremony in New York, to recognize the most relevant transactions in the infrastructure sector, as well as the leading institutions involved in Latin America.  Ritch Mueller was recognized for third...

17

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...

Events


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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...

05

05 November 2020

Energy and Infrastructure Projects
Tax

Petroleum Economist - Harnessing opportunities laid down by Mexico’s energy reforms

Oscar López Velarde participated as speaker in the expert panel of the live webinar "Harnessing opportunities laid down by Mexico’s energy reforms", hosted by Petroleum Economist.   The expert panel assembled discussed key themes, examining the state of Mexico's energy...

04

04 March 2020

Environmental and Social Impact
Energy and Infrastructure Projects

Mexico WindPower 2020

Héctor Garza participated as speaker in the event Mexico WindPower 2020 in the panel "Social Impact Assessment and Free Prior and Informed Consultation: challenges and solutions". According to the program, this session will provide the key mechanisms that will allow the orientation of...

08

08 February 2020

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

Cubico Sustainable Investments - Wind Race

Ritch Mueller sponsored the Wind Race at El Mezquite Wind Farm located in Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico.  Enseña por Mexico and Cubico Sustainable Investments worked together on the organization of the race, which purpose was to raise funds to support the education of children and young...

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