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PASEO DE LA REFORMA 342, PISO 30, COLONIA JU√ĀREZ, 06600 MEXICO, D.F., MEXICO
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Alberto de la Parra

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Projects & Infrastructure

Position

Alberto de la Parra's practice is focused on the infrastructure industry, including the energy, oil and gas, toll roads, mining, aviation, and airport sectors. His areas of practice include project structuring, corporate and project finance, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate counseling.

Alberto has significant experience representing clients in structuring energy generation projects in Mexico and projects related to the transportation sector. In the energy sector, he represented a consortium led by Fisterra Energy on the structuring of the largest wind farm (260 MW) in Mexico from the project point of view and its structured financing. Alberto is very involved in the oil and gas industry assisting clients on their participation in the opening of the sector to private investment. In the transportation sector, Alberto's most recent representation has been assisting the entity entrusted with the construction of the Mexico City Airport on a US$1.0B financing.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2013, he was general counsel of Grupo Mexico, one of the most important conglomerates in Mexico engaged in mining, oil services, infrastructure, and transportation. One of his major representations was the Mexican airport system privatization where he counseled the Mexican government and the airport groups on regulatory matters, mergers and acquisitions, and public offerings. Also prior to joining the Firm, he represented Cemex on the restructuring of a 250 MW electric energy generation plant, as well as on the negotiation of EPC and O&M contracts, and financing of Eurus, a 150 MW eolic (wind power) energy generation plant.

Career

Alberto has been partner at the law firms Santamarina y Steta, S.C. and Galicia Abogados, S.C. Before joining Jones Day, he was general counsel of Grupo México. Alberto has participated in the board of directors of Kimberly Clark de México, ASUR, OMA, Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, Grupo México, Southern Copper Corporation and Compañía Mexicana de Gas, among others.

Languages

English, Spanish

Education

Escuela Libre de Derecho (J.D. 1990)

Leisure

Golf


Latin America: International firms

Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

Jones Day has deep connections to the region with notably strong capital markets records in Mexico and Brazil; it has offices in both jurisdictions. The firm has an impressive reputation in straight equity and debt offerings, along with more niche areas such as private placements, Fibra issuances (in Mexico), and other hybrid-style financings; indeed, the practice group has built an especially fine client base of Mexican issuers and international underwriters. Key mandates saw the team advise the investment banks on the $1bn bond offering by Brazil's Marfrig Global Foods in 2018. In Mexico City, Alberto de la Parra has an excellent reputation in infrastructure-related capital markets issuances. However, key New York-based partner Boris Dolgonos moved to Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in September 2019.

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Mexico

Banking and finance

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Within: Banking and finance

The 14-strong team at Jones Day 's Mexico office has the advantage of being able to call on the firm’s international network. Its banking and finance offering includes advice on acquisition and leveraged finance, real estate finance, project and asset finance, and distressed financing, as well as derivatives, structured finance, and securitisations, which it provides to a client-base comprising financial groups, banks, mutual fund companies, and leasing, factoring and non-traditional banks. In highlight work, Alberto de la Parra assisted Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de México with its MXN$30bn initial public offering of Fibra E Shares on the Mexican Stock Exchange; and Fuerza Eólica de San Matias, a subsidiary of Sinia Capital (part of Sabadell Energy Investment Branch), with a $45m secured financing granted by Banobras for the development of a 30MW wind-power generation project under development in Baja California. In conjunction with the firm’s Miami office, practice head Antonio Franck advised Itzoil (Invex Infraestructura 4) on the $700m development, project financing, construction and operation of a new port and storage terminal in Tuxpan, a storage terminal in Tula, and a pipeline of approximately 260km connecting the two. While his practice is winding down, Fernando de Ovando advised Banco del Bajío on its $475.2m global offering under Rule 144a/Reg S, IPO and listing on the Mexican Stock Exchange. Other key lawyers include Javier Martínez del Campo, Carlos Sámano, and Manuel Romano, with support from associates Arturo de la Parra, Salvador Gallo, and Diego Noriega. Other clients include BBVA Bancomer, GMéxico Transportes, Credit Suisse Securities, Grupo Kuo, and JinkoSolar Holding.

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