Our Associate


Samantha
Maasberg López

Associate

smaasberg@ritch.com.mx

+52 (55) 9178 7072

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Samantha Maasberg López joined the firm in 2016. She specializes in Banking and Finance, Energy and Infrastructure Projects and Mergers and Acquisitions.
  • PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
    Samantha Maasberg López has advised purchasers and sellers in the process of acquisition of companies in several sectors. Additionally, she has substantial experience in banking and finance, where she has participated in major financing and restructuring transactions advising foreign and domestic financial institutions. As to her project development and finance practice, she has advised sponsors, developers, and lenders on renewable energy transactions and gas transportation. 
  • RELEVANT TRANSACTIONS
    • Represented Discovery Americas in its follow on investment in Aerotransportes Mas de Carga.
    • 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.
    • Represented BBVA as lender in the refinancing of the construction loans made to Estación de Compresión Soto la Marina, a special purpose company owned by Enagas and Fermaca. This project financing was documented pursuant to Mexican law. Our firm conducted all aspects of due diligence review and drafting and negotiation of all finance and security documents required in respect of the transaction.
    • Represented ENGIE in relation to the negotiation and execution of a share subscription agreement with Tokyo Gas in relation with an investment by Tokyo Gas in 80% of a renewable power portfolio developed by ENGIE.
    • Represented Kavak a Mexico-based used car platform, in an investment by an international venture capital fund.
    • Represented Discovery Americas in connection to its investment and acquisition of a 50% interest in Arrendamas, a Company dedicated to financing and leasing of assets.
    • Represented Discovery Americas in the acquisition of 39.5% of the shares of air cargo carrier MasAir for USD$29,100 million.
    • Represented the lenders in connection with the senior financing to Fermaca Pipeline La Laguna, for the development, construction, and operation of a gas pipeline for the transportation of natural gas of 450 MW.
    • Represented Parque Eólico el Mezquite and Cubico Sustainable Investment Limited in connection with the senior financing granted by NadBank, Bancomext and Banobras, with respect to the construction and development of a wind-power generating plant with a nominal capacity of 250 MW located in Nuevo León, México.
    • Represented the banks as lenders in connection with a loan granted in favor of Eólica Coahuila for the design, development, construction, operation and maintenance of a wind power plant with a rated capacity ranging from 180 MW up to 200 MW.
    • Represented PGIM Real Estate, PRUMEX Industrial III Trust, in the hiring of a simple loan for the payment of certain existing credits and corporate purposes in general.
    • Represented SabCapital in connection to the granting of a simple loan to Grupo Hotelero Santa Fe, through certain subsidiaries, for the payment of existing debt, long-term financing, substitution of liabilities, and investment reimbursement.
    • Advised Empresas ICA and its subsidiaries in connection with the restructuring of over MXN$3,500 million of indebtedness implemented through a Mexican concurso mercantil proceeding that included a pre-packaged restructuring plan.
  • EDUCATION
    • Universidad Anáhuac México Norte Law Degree, 2017 State of Mexico, Mexico
  • LANGUAGES
    • English
    • Spanish

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