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Mexico

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 5

Woodhouse Lorente Ludlow

Providing ‘very good service’, Woodhouse Lorente Ludlow acts for borrowers and lenders, primarily on project financing matters – particularly in the infrastructure and real estate sectors. Name partner Enrique Lorente Ludlow frequently works in close conjunction with senior associate César Lechuga, and both are highlighted for their ‘knowledge, availability and empathy’ with clients pointing to their ‘accessibility and follow-up’ as key distinguishing factors. Recent matters saw the pair advise a consortium comprising Grupo INDI, Grupo Hermes and IDINSA on both a new MXN$544m long-term loan and the restructuring of an existing MXN$1.8bn loan; a consortia made up of Troy T&D, Construcciones Electromecánicas Milenio (CEM), and Acciona Instalaciones México, on a $100m loan agreement, associated factoring agreement and applicable financial guarantees; and Dexia Credit on due diligence and the assignment of rights and obligations in relation to a MXN2bn acquisition of a hospital in Tamaulipas by an infrastructure investment trust. Other matters included advising the Mexico City government on obtaining the financing for the definitive closure of the Bordo Poniente stage IV landfill, and day-to-day advice to Banco del Bajío and Dexia Credit on specific loan matters.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 2

Woodhouse Lorente Ludlow

Woodhouse Lorente Ludlow has extensive expertise in the power sector, having spent the last few years advising the Energy Ministry on the implementation of the Wholesale Electricity Market and the restructuring of the Federal Electricity Commission. The firm is also increasingly active for the private sector, and advised EDF on the implementation of 480MW worth of solar and wind power projects awarded in the second long-term auction. Another major highlight on the energy infrastructure side was advising Energyland on a MX$12bn waste-to-energy project to generate electricity for Mexico City’s subway system. The highly respected Derek Woodhouse heads the team.

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Derek Woodhouse - Woodhouse Lorente Ludlow

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Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 1

Woodhouse Lorente Ludlow

Appreciated for its ‘personalised attention’, Woodhouse Lorente Ludlow has an extremely active practice advising private and public sector clients on a range of energy and infrastructure projects. It has been involved in several pioneering projects, and recently acted for Energyland on a MXN$12bn waste-to-energy PPP project to generate electricity for the Mexico City subway system. Other highlights included advising the Mexico City government on the public expropriation and development of land for three major transport hubs, to include office, retail and hotel space. ‘Very intelligent’ name partner Enrique Lorente Ludlow is particularly active on the infrastructure side, and is noted for his ability to find ‘innovative solutions’. Derek Woodhouse is very experienced in energy matters.

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Derek Woodhouse - Woodhouse Lorente Ludlow

Enrique Lorente Ludlow - Woodhouse Lorente Ludlow

Next generation lawyers

Marcia Santomé - Woodhouse Lorente Ludlow

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Woodhouse Lorente Ludlow

Real estate has been a core practice at Woodhouse Lorente Ludlow since its founding, and it constitutes an integral part of the firm’s work across the corporate, energy, projects (including finance), environmental and public law sectors. ‘Rapid and proactive’, the team is ‘efficient’ and demonstrates ‘considerable and deep knowledge of the sector’; clients appreciate its ‘professionalism’, the ‘minimal rotation of staff’ and the lawyers’ ‘great personal manner’. Head of the real estate and projects practices, the ‘highly effectiveEnrique Lorente Ludlow spent over a decade in-house in the real estate and construction sector prior to moving into private practice; he and fellow name partner Derek Woodhouse, who heads up the firm’s infrastructure practice, have strongly complimentary practices and have worked together for almost a decade. Support comes from key senior associate César Lechuga, also a founding member of the firm. Recent mandates include advising ROSVA on its joint venture with Opera Desarrolladora for the MXN$300m development of a residential building of 11,200m²; and ongoing work includes acting for the Mexico City government on the implementation of joint venture with two private investors for the MXN$1.4bn development of two mixed-use real estate projects (totalling 47,000m²) that will include the Tasqueña and Zaragoza transport hubs. Day-to-day matters include advising Deka Immobilien and Union Real Estate Investment on day to day leasing and administration of their respective real estate portfolios. Mario Morales joined Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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César Lechuga - Woodhouse Lorente Ludlow

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