Environmental and Social Impact

Our Firm provides interdisciplinary and cross-practice advice in order to provide comprehensive and innovative solutions to our clients. Our services are focused on environmental, regulatory, and sociocultural aspects of energy, industrial, and infrastructure projects.

Our team of experts has participated in every environmental aspect of the most relevant infrastructure, real estate and energy projects in the country, including: administrative filings with federal, state, and municipal authorities, environmental impact, environmental due diligence, rulemaking, sociocultural impact assessment, prior consultation, wastes, national waters, emissions to the atmosphere, interpretation of environmental zoning and urban development zoning plans, federal maritime zone, climate change, management of filings to obtain authorizations, permits, and registrations for energy projects, pollution of water, soil, and air.

We are in constant evolution to respond to the national and international legislative amendments and consequently promote culturally pertinent sustainable development.

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Featured transactions


We participated in the environmental due diligence process, negotiations and support the financing team to finance a portfolio of electricity generation plants throughout Mexico.

CLIENT:

BBVA Bancomer
Bancomext
Inter-American Development Bank
European Investment Bank

PRACTICE AREA:

Environmental and Social Impact

CLOSING DATE:

November 2019

VALUE:

USD$450 millones

OTHER FIRMS:

Mijarer Angoitia Cortes y Fuente as the Bank Advisors


We participated in an environmental due diligence to build and operate a hydrocarbon storage port terminal.

CLIENT:

Citibanamex

PRACTICE AREA:

Environmental and Social Impact

CLOSING DATE:

August 2019

VALUE:

Confidencial


We represented Ainda, Energía & Infraestructura in the environmental due diligence process for the investment in Concesionaria Monterrey Nuevo Laredo, a subsidiary of Promotor y Operadora de Infraestructura that is the concessionaire of La Gloria San Fernando section of the Monterrey – Nuevo Laredo highway.

CLIENT:

Ainda, Energía e Infraestructura

PRACTICE AREA:

Environmental and Social Impact

CLOSING DATE:

July 2019

VALUE:

USD$200 millones

OTHER FIRMS:

Mayer Brown México


We represented La Bufa Wind and its sponsors on environmental legal advice in the refinancing of a 130 MW wind facility located in Zacatecas in Mexico.

CLIENT:

La Bufa Wind

PRACTICE AREA:

Environmental and Social Impact

CLOSING DATE:

May 2019

VALUE:

USD$225 millones

OTHER FIRMS:

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, as counsel to La Bufa Wind, S.A.P.I. de C.V. and its sponsors; Milbank LLP, as counsel to note purchasers; and Galicia Abogados, S.C., as counsel to existing lenders and note purchasers.


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Leading Lights Pro Bono in

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Firm of the Year in Client Service in

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Chambers Latin America

Top Ranked Firm in

  • Environmental and Social Impact
  • Banking and Finance
  • Energy and Infrastructure Projects
  • Aviation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Capital Markets
  • Restructurings and Insolvency

Chambers Latin America

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Featured news


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May 11, 2020

Ritch Mueller

Newsflash - CENACE issues an official communication to guarantee the reliability of the National Electrical System

On April 29, 2020 the National Energy Control Center ("CENACE") published an Official Communication to guarantee the efficiency, quality, reliability, continuity and safety of the National Electrical System (“SEN”), in light of the SARS-CoV2 virus pandemic (COVID-19) (the "Official...

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May 06, 2020

Environmental and Social Impact

Newsflash - Amendments to Provisions applicable to Industrial and Operational Safety and Environmental Protection Management System in the Hydrocarbons Sector ("SASISOPA")

On May 4 2020, the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Ministry (“SEMARNAT”), with the support of the National Agency for Industrial Safety and Environmental Protection of the Hydrocarbons Sector (“ASEA”), issued a decree to amend its General Provisions ("DACGs")...

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February 05, 2020

Environmental and Social Impact

Pro Bono Leading Lights Award

Our firm was recognized as a Leading Light by Latin Lawyer and the Cyrus R Vance Center for International Justice, as a result of the Pro Bono work we provided in 2019. This accolade is evidence of our commitment to the development and well-being of the communities in which we live and work, as...

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February 03, 2020

Environmental and Social Impact

Grupo Axo´s Syndicated Loan

Ritch Mueller represented BBVA, as administrative agent, HSBC and BBVA, as joint bookrunners, and certain financial institutions party thereto, in connection with an unsecured amended and restated credit agreement dated September 6, 2019, entered into by Grupo Axo and certain of its subsidiaries,...

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