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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We represented Ciclo Combinado Tierra Mojada (CCTM) and its affiliates in 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.

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 Gonac, as offtaker, in the negotiation of a five-year term PPA with Ammper as qualified supplier.

CLIENT:

Gonac

PRACTICE AREA:

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

CLOSING DATE:

October 2020

VALUE:

ND

PROFESSIONALS:

Marco Portillo Díaz

OTHER FIRMS:

N/A


We represented Pemcorp, in its capacity as borrower, in the refinancing of its 142MW project located in Nuevo León, Monterrey with Natixis, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and ING.

CLIENT:

Pemcorp

PRACTICE AREA:

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

CLOSING DATE:

September 2020

VALUE:

ND

OTHER FIRMS:

King & Spalding - international counsel for borrower Milbank - international counsel for lenders Galicia - local counsel for lenders


We represented I Cuadrada Naucalpan (a Blackrock Mexico special purpose vehicle) in the transfer of the financing granted to Autopistas de Vanguardia, for the construction, operation and maintenance of the Toluca-Naucalpan Highway, including the assignment of its credit rights and securities thereto.

CLIENT:

Blackrock / I Cuadrada Naucalpan

PRACTICE AREA:

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

CLOSING DATE:

August 2020

VALUE:

ND

OTHER FIRMS:

Greenberg Traurig, S.C. as legal firm on behalf of Autopistas de Vanguardía, S.A. de C.V. and Mantenimiento y Conservación de Carreteras, S.A. de C.V.


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Law Firm of the Year in Mexico

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Top Tier Firm

Legal 500

Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year

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Infrastructure Financing of the Year: CA-KU-A Gas Compression Project

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February 17, 2021

Competition and Antitrust
Energy and Infrastructure Projects

Newsflash - COFECE issues recommendations to Mexican Congress on the initiative to reform the Law of the Electric Industry

On February 12, 2021, the Board of Commissioners of the Mexican Federal Economic Competition Commission (Comisión Federal de Competencia Económica, “COFECE”) issued an opinion on free concurrence and economic competition, with non-binding effects and identified as...

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February 03, 2021

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

Newsflash - Office of the President files an Initiative to Reform the Electric Industry Law

On January 29, 2021, the President of Mexico submitted to the Chamber of Representatives (Cámara de Diputados) of the Mexican Congress an initiative (the “Initiative”) to reform the Electric Industry Law (“LIE").  Prior to its entry into force, the Initiative needs to...

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January 28, 2021

Ritch Mueller

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

On January 28, the LatinFinance Deals of the Year Awards 2020 were held to recognize the most outstanding transactions in the financial markets in Latin America, as well as the individuals and institutions involved.  Ritch Mueller won the award for Law Firm of the Year in Mexico, and was...

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October 02, 2020

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

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

On September 30, 2020 LatinFinance announced the winners of the Project & Infrastructure Finance Awards 2020, recognizing Ritch Mueller as "Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year in Mexico".   LatinFinance also recognized CA-KU-A Gas Compression Project as "Infrastructure Financing...

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