Our Associate


Adriana
Padilla Rivas

Associate

apadilla@ritch.com.mx

+52 (55) 9178 7080

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Adriana Padilla Rivas joined the firm in 2015. She specializes in Banking and Finance, Energy and Infrastructure Projects, Restructurings and Insolvency and Arbitration and Dispute Resolution.
  • PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    Adriana Padilla has more than 12 years of experience and has participated in several arbitrations, both commercial and investment, as party attorney, secretary and arbitral tribunal assistant, held in different locations (Mexico, Paris and Washington), both ad hoc and conducted under the rules ICC, ICSID, CANACO and CAM. Adriana has extensive experience in dispute resolution in many fields such as commercial, M&A, infrastructure, energy, port, construction, retail and corporate lawsuits, subject either to Mexican, international or foreign law.

    She has also participated in multiple financial restructurings and insolvency proceedings, advising both companies and creditors, and also acted as assistant to Conciliator.

    From 2014 to 2015, she worked as a Foreign Associate in Cleary Gottlieb, at the New York, NY., office. 

  • RELEVANT TRANSACTIONS
    • Represented the issuer of Development Capital Certificates (Certificados de Capital de Desarrollo or CKDes) in a CAM arbitration under Mexican law, related to a dispute arising from the acquisition of a hotel in coastal area.
    • Represented an international leading renewable energy infrastructure company in an ICC arbitration related to the construction of a wind farm in Mexico (USD$80 million).
    • Represented Institutional Finance Corporation as creditor in Abengoa’s insolvency proceeding.
    • Acted as an assistant to the Conciliator in the insolvency of Empresas ICA (USD$3,500 million).
    • Represented banking institutions in the financial restructuring of Isolux de México for the continuation of public works projects in Mexico.
    • Represented Casas GEO in its restructuring and commercial insolvency proceeding (USD$4,500 million).
    • Represented Cubico Sustainable in the financing of the "El Mezquite" wind farm of 249MW in Mexico.
    • Represented the bank syndicate in the financing of the Fermaca Villa de Reyes-Aguascalientes-Guadalajara gas pipeline development project.
    • Represented HSBC and Scotiabank as Joint Lead Coordinators and the group of creditors (Scotiabank, HSBC, Bancomext and Santander), in connection with a Syndicated Loan granted to Gondi (single loan for MXN$3,400 million and MXN$900 million, and revolving facility for MXN$1,700 million and USD$20 million.
  • AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
    • Ranked as "Recommended Lawyer" in Legal 500, 2019 Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
    • Ranked as "Rising Star", Legal 500, 2019 Restructurings and Insolvency
    • Ranked as "Recommended Lawyer" Legal 500, 2014 Restructurings and Insolvency
  • EDUCATION
    • The Center for American and International Law Diploma on International Law and Legal Studies, 2012 Texas, United States
    • Universidad Iberoamericana Bachelor of Laws, cum laude, 2009 Mexico City, Mexico
  • LANGUAGES
    • English
    • Spanish

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