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PASEO DE LA REFORMA 115, 15TH FLOOR, COL. LOMAS DE CHAPULTEPEC, CP 11000, MEXICO
Tel:
Work +52 55 2623 0552
Email:
Web:
www.wll.com.mx

Cesar Lechuga Perezanta

Tel:
Work +52 (55) 26230552
Email:
Web:
www.wll.com.mx
CMS Woodhouse Lorente Ludlow

Work Department

Real Estate / Corporate / Projects / Infrastructure

Position

Partner

Career

  • 2017 - present: Partner, Woodhouse Lorente Ludlow, SC (Mexico City)
  • 2009 - 2017: Senior Associate, Woodhouse Lorente Ludlow, SC (Mexico City)
  • 2008 - 2009: Associate, Chadbourne & Parke, SC (Mexico City)

Languages

Spanish, English

Education

  • 2014-2015: Georgetown University, Washington DC, Master in Laws Degree (LLM) 
  • 2010-2011: Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico City, Postgraduate Studies in Commercial Law
  • 2003-2007: Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Law Degree


Mexico

Projects and infrastructure

Within: Next Generation Partners

César Lechuga - CMS Woodhouse Lorente Ludlow

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Real estate

Within: Next Generation Partners

César Lechuga - CMS Woodhouse Lorente Ludlow

Within: Real estate

CMS Woodhouse Lorente Ludlow has gained loyalty from its clients by ‘adapting to the changes that there have been in the real estate market in Mexico in a very professional way’. The core team of four is small but the practice -long one of the pillars of the office- is thoroughly integrated with sibling practices including infrastructure and projects. It advises on the purchase and development of commercial, residential, office, industrial and mixed-use real estate projects; on structuring joint ventures for the development of real estate; on the lease of commercial, industrial and logistics real estate properties; land use rights and rights of way for real estate, infrastructure projects and private and agrarian properties; and on day-to-day issues, including the leasing and administration of real estate portfolios. Headline mandates included assisting key client Cinépolis with a joint venture for the development of a MXN$126.7bn shopping centre in Oaxaca; and on a joint venture with Grupo Sordo Madaleno and other institutional investors for the development of a MXN$4bn shopping centre, this one in Mexico City's Paseo de la Reforma. The team also continued to advise Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and CKD Infraestructura México (CKD IM) on the due diligence of more than 300 agrarian plots and private properties located in different states of Mexico where eight different solar and wind power generation projects are being operated or in construction. In other work the group assists Union Investment with day-to-day leasing and administration of the client’s €500m real estate portfolio in Mexico; as well as Deka Immobilien with day-to-day real estate legal management of the Terret, PWC and Torre de los Parques buildings, the day-to-day leasing and administration of the client’s $500m real estate portfolio, and with large asset purchases and general corporate matters, such as corporate real estate structures. The team is co-led by Enrique Lorente Ludlow and César Lechuga; Lorente Ludlow ‘is the backbone of the legal team from day one. One of his biggest strengths is that you can always rely on him to resolve problems without escalating the situation. He is someone you want on your team rather than on the other side’; associate María José Estrada is another active team member. Other clients include Opera Desarrolladora and Solar Century.

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