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Mexico

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 5

Woodhouse Lorente Ludlow

Woodhouse Lorente Ludlow’s engagement with banking and finance matters is predominantly in relation to project work, a sector in which the firm has a strong participation. Name partner and practice head Enrique Lorente Ludlow has over twenty years’ experience and has considerable expertise in all aspects of real estate and project development finance. Key support comes from senior associate César Lechuga. Recent mandates saw Ludlow lead on advice to Banco Multiva on the amendment of an MXN$350m loan extended to the developer of the ‘Mexibus 2’ project; and counsel to Idinsa on an MXN330 mezzanine loan related to its participation in the CEVASEP I & II projects. Other matters include advising on a loan increase for the construction of industrial facilities; advice on the amendment of the loan documents to facilitate the assignment and transfer of rights and obligations; construction loans, project finance, due diligence and the restructuring of loan guarantees. The firm also maintains an association with CMS.

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

Woodhouse Lorente Ludlow

Well known as a one-stop shop for energy projects, Woodhouse Lorente Ludlow has expertise in energy, projects and infrastructure, climate change, and environmental law, as well as corporate and administrative law. The 18-strong team handles complex matters for private and public sector clients, with a focus on the electricity sector and the exploration of deep-water hydrocarbons. The firm advised the Mexican Energy Ministry on the implementation of the wholesale electricity market and the restructuring of the CFE; and following the country’s electricity reform, advised Iberdrola on its commercial strategy and the new legal framework governing the energy sector. Derek Woodhouse, who spent eight years at the Mexican Energy Ministry and the Energy Regulatory Commission, co-heads the practice with infrastructure expert Enrique Lorente Ludlow.

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Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 1

Woodhouse Lorente Ludlow

With a team of 20 lawyers, including two key partners, specialist boutique Woodhouse Lorente Ludlow handles all aspects of infrastructure and energy projects. The firm is very well known in the market for its expertise in PPP matters and the regulatory aspects of infrastructure work, particularly related to municipal and state projects. Lead partner Enrique Lorente Ludlow represented the Mexican Communications and Transport Ministry in connection with a 30-year PPP project for the construction, operation and maintenance of an elevated toll road in Mexico City. Other headline work included advising the government of Mexico City on the structuring and implementation of a legal framework to develop a programme for the renovation of several transport hubs in the Mexican capital; and assisting Mexican investment bank Afin Asesores in relation to the new PPP regulations for the state of Queretaro. Key support comes from associates Sabin Egaña and Marcia Santomé. A former head of energy, infrastructure and project finance at Chadbourne & Parke SC, practice head Derek Woodhouse also previously worked at the Mexican energy ministry.

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Derek Woodhouse - 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 inception, an integral part of the firm’s work across the energy, projects (including finance), and administrative, environmental and corporate sectors. Head of the real estate and projects practices, Enrique Lorente Ludlow spent over a decade in house in the real estate and construction sector prior to moving into private practice; ‘experienced, talented and committed’, he ‘goes that extra mile’. He and fellow name partner Derek Woodhouse, who heads up the firm’s infrastructure practice, have strongly complimentary practices and have worked together for nearly a decade. Support comes from key senior associates Mario Morales and César Lechuga, both also founding members of the firm. Recent key mandates includes advising the Mexico City government on the implementation of the MXN6bn Indios Verdes and MXN1bn Constitución de 1917 transport-hub projects in Mexico City; Grupo O’Donnell and PREI Latin America on tailor-made lease contracts for industrial facilities; and Union Real Estate Investment and Deka Immobilien Investment on day-to-day leasing and administration. Other matters include joint ventures, acquisitions and leasings. The firm also has an association with CMS.

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