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Carlos Ramos Miranda

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Finance, Infrastructure, Energy, Resources and Projects (IERP)


Partner at Hogan Lovells and has excelled in Project Financing, Energy Law, Water, Insurance, and Mergers and Acquisitions.


Carlos Ramos Miranda is a Partner in our Mexico City office, advising clients on general corporate, energy and insurance matters. Carlos has extensive experience in the energy industry, where he has advised a wide array of clients in the oil, gas, and power sectors. Carlos was part of the team that assisted Pemex to implement the Multiple Services Contracts and thereafter incentivized contracts. He was also part of the team that advised Pemex Exploracion y Producción on several matters concerning the 2013 energy reform and implementation. He has also advised various clients in the water infrastructure sector, including Mitsui, Azurix, Aqualia and Macquarie. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Carlos was a partner at Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa, where he concentrated on M&A, corporate, insurance and energy law.


Spanish and English


Member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Asociación Nacional de Abogados de Empresa (ANADE).


Mr. Ramos received his law degree from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM, 1989-1994). He completed his LL.M. degree Georgetown University Law School (2004-2005). He holds postgraduate diplomas in Executive International Finance from Georgetown University Business School (1995) and Executive Finances from Universidad Iberoamericana (2004).


Mr. Ramos was a professor of Commercial Law at Universidad Anáhuac, Universidad Panamericana, and the ITAM.

Latin America: International firms

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Hogan Lovells US LLP has a somewhat unique platform with a core team of Latin America specialists based across its Mexico City, Monterrey, São Paulo, Miami, Houston, New York and Washington DC offices. Clients include Aeromexico, Banorte, EnerAB, Ford Motor Company, General Electric, Petroamazonas, Petrobras, Pemex and Sealed Air Corporation. The firm continues to advise Pemex on its joint venture agreement with Australian natural resources company BHP Billiton to develop the deep-water Trion Block in the Gulf of Mexico in what is Pemex’s first exploration and production farm-out project in association with a foreign company. In addition, it advised Ecuadorian state-owned company Petroamazonas in the restructuring of $1.5bn in payments owned to contractors. The Latin America team also advised infrastructure development provider, ISA, on its agreement to invest up to $80m in Andean Tower Partners Holdings (ATP), a private owner of wireless communication towers and equipment in Colombia and Peru, to fund the expansion of ATP’s telecoms network infrastructure in the two jurisdictions. Carlos Ramos Miranda, Juan Francisco Torres Landa and Federico De Noriega are key figures in Mexico City, while Miami’s José Valdivia is co-chair of the Latin America practice group and an experienced figure in Latin America M&A.

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Projects and energy

Within: Projects and energy

Hogan Lovells US LLP continues to lead the way in major project financings involving Asian entities, including in Ecuador, Venezuela and Honduras, and is also building its presence in the Mexican energy sector through its offices in Mexico City and Monterrey. Its offices in New York, Houston and Miami have a strong focus on the Latin America region, and it remains one of the few international law firms to have offices in both Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. It is also a leader in representing state-owned entities and government-linked companies in Ecuador, Venezuela, Honduras, Colombia, Brazil and other Latin American jurisdictions. Clients include the Republic of Venezuela, Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), Pemex, Republic of Ecuador, Petroecuador, Fermaca, Petrobras, PetroAmazonas and Statoil. The practice advised Mexico’s state-owned oil and gas company, Pemez, on its agreement with BHP Billiton to develop the deep-water Trion Block in the Gulf of Mexico. Houston partner Bruno Ciuffetelli is co-chair of the Latin America practice group and long-standing adviser to PDVSA and other Venezuelan state-owned entities. Miami-based fellow co-chair of the Latin America team José Valdivia has extensive energy sector experience, especially in Ecuador and Venezuela. Also in Miami, Miguel Zaldivar is co-head of infrastructure, energy, resources and projects, and is a frequent adviser to the Republic of Ecuador and its state-owned energy companies; he also has extensive experience in project financings involving Asian lenders. Head of the Rio and São Paulo offices Claudette Christian is prominent in oil and gas projects and project financings in Brazil. Mexico City partner Carlos Ramos Miranda is noted for energy and infrastructure projects in Mexico and other Latin American jurisdictions.

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Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

According to peers, Hogan Lovells BSTL’s banking and finance practice is growing in sophistication, ‘getting more work and becoming more institutionalised’. Clients concur that ‘this is one of the best firms we have worked with in the past year. The levels of service have been excellent, the fees are reasonable, the response times are always successful and the advice very accurate’. Operating from offices in Mexico City and Monterrey, the 14-strong team advises lenders and borrowers, including non-traditional lenders (such as funds and SOFOMs), and on sub-sovereign transactions. Mexico City-based practice co-head Federico De Noriega (in conjunction with the firm’s NYC office) acted for Credit Agricole on a MXN$1.8bn receivables programme granted to CEMEX. Clients appreciate De Noriega since ‘he is technically good and understands the requirements from a banking perspective’. He also assisted Banco Santander with a MXN$3bn factoring programme to Mabe. Monterrey-based practice co-head Rene Arce Lozano is noted for his work in sub-sovereign financing: he advised the state of Zacatecas on the refinancing of its approximately $377m debt; and Quintana Roo on the creation of its Strategic Projects Agency (Agencia de Proyectos Estratégicos) and the associated bill to modify the legislative framework regarding property matters in the state, as well as its Public-Private Partnerships legislation. In the latter case Arce Lozano was assisted by counsel Mayuca Salazar Canales. Other key team members include Mexico City-based practice co-heads Carlos Ramos Miranda – who has specialisations in insurance and infrastructure and energy, and Miguel Ángel Mateo Simón, whose practice focuses on project finance in the energy sector. Other clients include the states of Oaxaca, Tamaulipas and Nuevo León, the Municipality of Guadalupe (Nuevo León), and Sanfer, Cydsa and Banorte.

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Energy and natural resources

Within: Leading lawyers

Carlos Ramos Miranda - Hogan Lovells BSTL

Within: Energy and natural resources

Hogan Lovells BSTL’s energy credentials are reflected in the quality of the clients it works for, both on the oil and gas and power side. Its relationship with Pemex is generating a significant amount of work, such as advising on the migration of existing allocations into exploration and extraction contracts, as well as farm-outs in other upstream projects. In the electricity sector, the firm assisted Liberty Power in securing a qualified supplier permit. Another highlight was representing Ener AB on the acquisition of a Mexican renewables project. The firm fields several partners with strong reputations, notably Carlos Ramos Miranda for upstream matters, and Miguel Ángel Mateo Simón and managing partner Juan Francisco Torres Landa on the corporate side.

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Within: Leading lawyers

Carlos Ramos Miranda - Hogan Lovells BSTL

Within: Insurance

The ‘excellent’ insurance team at Hogan Lovells BSTLoffers first-class, tailor-made client service’, according to one client. The two partners, four associate team covers the formation and acquisition of insurance, surety, and brokerage companies, as well as day-to-day compliance and regulatory issues, including compliance and administrative proceedings before the CNSF and the National Commission for the Protection and Defence of Financial Services Users (CONDUSEF), as well as the development of insurance products and policies, and regulatory legal assistance to reinsurance brokers. Recent work highlights included assisting Marsh with its $42m acquisition of a Mexican broker; Chubb Group Mexico with the global corporate restructure and merger of several entities of the group; and Swiss Re on obtaining authorisation to set up an insurance company. The practice is co-led by senior partner Eduardo Siqueiros T and Carlos Ramos Miranda, who stands out ‘for his knowledge of regulatory, corporate, insurance and re-insurance law matters’; both lawyers have broad practices that include insurance. Other work included assisting Metlife Mexico with various regulatory and non-regulatory matters. Additional clients include Guy Carpenter, Insignia Life, Lloyd’s of London, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Mapfre México, Solunion México Seguros de Crédito, Primero Fianzas, and Pioneer México, Intermediario de Reaseguro.

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