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 Blackrock, in a joint acquisition with IGSA, as buyers, of Concecutex, an SPV which owns a long term services agreement with the Ministry of Education of the State of Mexico for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the “Centro Cultural Mexiquense de Oriente”, located in the State of Mexico, Mexico.

CLIENT:

Blackrock

PRACTICE AREA:

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

CLOSING DATE:

May 2022

VALUE:

ND

OTHER FIRMS:

Larena, Trevilla, Fernández & Fábregas – Counsel to Sellers


We represented Ainda, in the acquisition of 3.6% of the participating interest in the offshore oil Block 1.2, contract area 2, owned by Hokchi Energy and E&P Hidrocarburos y Servicios.

CLIENT:

Ainda, Energía & Infraestructura

PRACTICE AREA:

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

Tax

CLOSING DATE:

May 2022

VALUE:

ND

OTHER FIRMS:

Mijares Angoitia Cortés y Fuente, S.C. - Counsel to Hokchi (Seller).


We represented Banobras, Fonadin and Banco Inbursa, as lenders, in the restructuring of the long-term loans granted to Viaducto Bicentenario (a subsidiary of Aleatica), in the original amount of approximately MXN$5,800 million for the construction, exploitation, operation, conservation and maintenance of the "Viaducto Bicentenario" located in Mexico City.

CLIENT:

Banco Nacional de Obras y Servicios Públicos, Sociedad Nacional de Crédito
Fondo Nacional de Infraestructura
Banco Inbursa

PRACTICE AREA:

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

CLOSING DATE:

February 2022

VALUE:

MXN$5,800 million


We represented MPC Energy Solutions Latin America Holdings, in the acquisition of Los Santos Solar I project owned by Buenavista Renewables, with a capacity of 13.6 MW.

CLIENT:

MPC Energy Solutions Latin America Holdings

PRACTICE AREA:

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

Mergers and Acquisitions

CLOSING DATE:

February 2022

VALUE:

ND

OTHER FIRMS:

Clifford Chance - International counsel to MPC Holland & Knight - International counsel to BVR Greenberg Traurig - Corporate and labor counsel to LSS1 Mayer Brown - Counsel to Banks


Related Awards


Law Firm of the Year in Mexico

LatinFinance

Top Tier Firm

Legal 500

Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year

LatinFinance

Recommended Firm

Latin Lawyer

Top Tier Firm

IFLR1000

Featured news


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July 22, 2022

Energy and Infrastructure Projects
Tax

AINDA acquires participating interest in Hokchi Energy

Ritch Mueller represented Ainda, in the acquisition of 3.6% of the participating interest in the offshore oil Block 1.2, contract area 2, owned by Hokchi Energy and E&P Hidrocarburos y Servicios. Read note (only available in Spanish)...

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February 10, 2022

Ritch Mueller

Ritch Mueller signs the "Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs)" of the United Nations.

Committed to promoting gender equality in our country, in 2021 we participated in the "Project of Minimum Standards for Inclusion and Diversity in Mexican Law Firms" sponsored by Abogadas MX.  As a result of this effort, on february 10th our firm became a signatory of the Women's Empowerment...

09

February 09, 2022

Ritch Mueller

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

On February 7th, LatinFinance announced the winners of the Deal of the Year Awards 2021, where it recognized the most outstanding financial transactions in Latin America, as well as the individuals and institutions involved.  Ritch Mueller was once again the winner of the Law Firm of the...

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January 31, 2022

Ritch Mueller

Reporte Agora: How were industries financed in Mexico during 2021?

LexLatin published its Agora Report on "How were industries financed in Mexico during 2021?", in which it highlighted both the most active law firms and industries in financing and offering transactions during the past year.  Our firm ranked first in the number of issuances and highest...

Events


11

11 May 2022

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

GRI Club - Latam GRI Infra & Energy 2022

GRI Club hosted the conference Latin America GRI Infra & Energy 2022, in which Jorge Oria participated as co-chair in the panel "What factors will ensure a smarter energy transition?" to discuss the following topics together with other experts: How Mexico is keeping up with the race for the...

15

15 March 2022

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

IJ Global - IJ Latam 2022

Jorge Oria participated as speaker at the IJLatam 2022 event in the panel "Digital and Data Center Infrastructure in LATAM", in which he addressed, together with other industry experts, the following topics: What role can banks play in improving the bankability of digital infrastructure? Is...

19

19 February 2022

Environmental and Social Impact
Energy and Infrastructure Projects
Pro Bono

Cubico Sustainable Investments - "2a Carrera del Viento"

Ritch Mueller was a sponsor of the "2a Carrera del Viento" hosted by Cubico which took place at "El Mezquite" wind farm, located in Nuevo León, Monterrey. The purpose of the race was to promote awareness and involvement of society in sustainability and renewable energy iniciatives, as well...

28

28 September 2021

Energy and Infrastructure Projects

IJ Global - IJLatam 21

Jorge Oria participated as speaker at the IJLatam21 forum in the panel "The Energy Transition and LATAM’s pivot towards decarbonisation".  This event hosted by IJ Global brought together the region’s most important project finance professionals to network and shine a light on the...

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