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 Gramercy Management Group, in a USD$45 million credit facility to Emerging America Inmobiliaria (EMAI), a 110.9MW gas-fired generation plant, and Emerging America Financiera (EMAF), both affiliates of EMPower. The use of proceeds is the refinancing of EMAI's current project financing and EMAF's acquisition of 73% of EMAI's capital stock.

CLIENT:

Gramercy

PRACTICE AREA:

Banking and Finance

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

CLOSING DATE:

April 2024

VALUE:

USD$45 million


Represented a special purpose acquisition trust managed by Mexico Infrastructure Partners, in the acquisition and secured financing to fund the USD$6.2 billion acquisition of 12 combined-cycle power generation facilities and 1 wind power generation facility with a total installed capacity of 8.5 GW, which were part of the generation portfolio of Iberdrola in Mexico. Also represented Mexico Infrastructure Partners in the structuring and establishment of the acquisition trust and corresponding equity vehicle through a public offer of Series A-1 and Series A-2 certificados bursátiles fiduciarios de desarrollo (CKDs) that were subscribed and paid by the Mexican National Infrastructure Fund (Fondo Nacional de Infraestructura).

CLIENT:

Mexico Infrastructure Partners

PRACTICE AREA:

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

Mergers and Acquisitions

Capital Markets

CLOSING DATE:

February 2024

VALUE:

ND

OTHER FIRMS:

Greenberg Traurig México, Co-Counsel to MIP Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Co-Counsel to MIP White & Case, Counsel to Banobras and FONADIN Milbank, Counsel to Barclays, BBVA Mexico, Santander Mexico, NAFIN and Bancomext Galicia Abogados, Counsel to Barclays, BBVA Mexico, Santander Mexico, NAFIN and Bancomext Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, Counsel to Citibanamex Holland & Knight, Counsel to UMB Bank


We represented Concesionaria AT-AT, in the restructuring of its senior secured loan granted by Banco Santander, Banco Inbursa and Banobras in September 2017, to increase the maximum principal amount from MXN$5,310 million to MXN$7,200 million for the continuity of the development and construction of the highway known as "Atizapán-Atlacomulco", and in a MXN$2,214 million secured VAT loan to finance the VAT associated with the costs of such highway. 

CLIENT:

Concesionaria AT-AT

PRACTICE AREA:

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

CLOSING DATE:

February 2024

VALUE:

MXN$7,200 million

OTHER FIRMS:

Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, como asesores legales externos de los acreditantes


We represented the lenders, including Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation as lead arranger and lender, in a USD$235 million syndicated loan to MIP Cinco Gas, for the refinancing of the Morelos Gas Pipeline

CLIENT:

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)

PRACTICE AREA:

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

CLOSING DATE:

December 2023

VALUE:

USD$235 million


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Infrastructure Financing of the Year - Mexico: Mexico City Metro Line 1 Financing

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Featured news


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May 03, 2024

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

Ritch Mueller assists AT-AT in restructuring of credit facility

Ritch Mueller represented Concesionaria AT-AT, in the restructuring of its senior secured loan granted by Banco Santander, Banco Inbursa and Banobras in September 2017, to increase the maximum principal amount from MXN$5,310 million to MXN$7,200 million for the continuity of the development and...

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April 16, 2024

Ritch Mueller

Ritch Mueller wins in four categories in The Legal 500 Mexico Awards 2024

On April 16th, the second edition of the "Legal 500 Mexico Awards" took place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Mexico City, bringing together over 300 professionals from the Mexican legal community to recognize law firms, lawyers, and in-house legal teams that excelled during 2023 We are proud to...

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March 05, 2024

Energy and Infrastructure Projects
Mergers and Acquisitions
Capital Markets

Mexico’s MIP secures funds for landmark USD$6 billion Iberdrola buy

Ritch Mueller represented a special purpose acquisition trust managed by Mexico Infrastructure Partners, in the acquisition and secured financing to fund the USD$6.2 billion acquisition of 12 combined-cycle power generation facilities and 1 wind power generation facility with a total installed...

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February 08, 2024

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

Newsflash - The Mexican Supreme Court of Justice confirms the unconstitutionality of the 2021 amendments to the Electric Industry Law (Ley de la Industria Eléctrica)

On January 31, 2024, the Second Chamber of the Mexican Supreme Court of Justice (“SCJN”) issued a ruling (the “Ruling”), which settled the appeal (recurso de revisión) No. 164/2023 filed by six companies participating in the Mexican electric industry against certain...

Events


15

15 May 2024

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

Latin America GRI Infra & Energy 2024

GRI Club Infra will host the 9th edition of Latam GRI Infra & Energy, bringing together 300+ industry leaders including pension funds, investment banks, and government officials, who will delve into economic policy outlooks and strategies for infrastructure development in Latin America....

11

11 March 2024

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

IJ Latam 2024

IJ Global held its next edition of the IJ Latam 2024 event, which brought together key players in Latin America's energy and infrastructure finance landscape. This event has been the premier hub for institutional investors, fund managers, developers, lenders , law firms and other project...

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31 August 2023

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

GRI Club - Mexico GRI Infra & Energy 2023

GRI Club will host the "Mexico GRI Infra & Energy 2023" event, which will gather leaders of these sectors to discuss the future of Mexico in light of the political landscape, nearshoring (as a spearhead for the country's economic growth), the climate-resilient infrastructure development, and...

30

30 May 2023

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

AIEN - International Energy Summit

The International Energy Summit, hosted by the Association of International Energy Negotiators brought  together globally renowned experts and high-profile speakers to talk about solutions on issues and challenges currently facing the international energy industry Our partner...

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