Firm Profile > Norton Rose Fulbright > Mexico City, Mexico

Norton Rose Fulbright
PASEO DE TAMARINDOS
NO. 400-B PISO 22
COL. BOSQUES DE LAS LOMAS, 05120 MEXICO D.F.
Mexico

Mexico > Energy and natural resources Tier 3

An interesting roster of international and domestic clients benefit from Norton Rose Fulbright's broad expertise in project finance and energy-related regulatory matters and M&A, which is steadily turning the team into a solid player in Mexico's energy sector, particularly in the renewables and oil-and-gas segments. Regularly representing international investors expanding and developing their operations in Mexico, dual-qualified partner (New York and Mexico City) Raquel Bierzwinsky co-heads the practice together with Hernán González, who focuses on energy, project finance, public procurement, and regulatory and antitrust matters. The team has gained both strength and profile in recent years, notably with the arrival of César Fernández, a former vice president for projects and business for Pemex, as an international partner; he was closely involved in many of the 'firsts' -such as upstream alliances- following the country's 2014 energy reforms.

Practice head(s):

Raquel Bierzwinsky; Hernán González Estrada

Key clients

Neoen

International Finance Corporation

Bancomext

Inter-American Investment Corporation

OPIC

RK Mine Finance

POSCO

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

ING Bank

Unifin Financiera

Diavaz

Enermex

Mexico > Projects and infrastructure Tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright's Mexico office houses substantial capabilities in the projects and infrastructure sphere, maintaining regular participation in the market, primarily in relation to financings. Recent work includes representing IFC on its financing of the 296MWdc Potrero Solar project. The practice is co-led by managing partner Hernán González, whose practice takes in public procurement, regulatory and antitrust matters, as well as the full implementation and development of infrastructure projects (including PPPs); and dual-qualified (New York and Mexico) international specialist Raquel Bierzinwsky, who handles project development and finance, along with M&A, in both Mexico and the wider Latin American region; she works from both the New York and Mexico City offices. Other key members of the team include César Fernández, former legal vice-president for projects and business at Pemex.

Practice head(s):

Raquel Bierzwinsky; Hernán González Estrada

Key clients

Neoen

International Finance Corporation

Bancomext

Inter-American Investment Corporation

OPIC

RK Mine Finance

POSCO

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

ING Bank

Unifin Financiera

Diavaz

Enermex

Latin America: International firms > Projects and energy

Norton Rose Fulbright has deep roots into Latin America, including project finance-focused practices in Sao Paulo and Mexico City, alongside teams in New York, Houston and Washington DC that have a strong emphasis on the region. Renewable energy, mining and resources, and transport infrastructure are core to the practice, which represents a range of bank lenders, agency lenders and DFIs, financial investors and sponsors. Mexico City and New York-based Raquel Bierzwinsky is a leading figure in Mexico renewable energy projects. Washington DC partners Sarah Devine and Jeremy Hushon are key to DFI and agency lender relationships, and advise on transactions across the region. Todd Alexander is another experienced name in Latin America renewable energy projects. Charles Johnson is a prominent project finance specialist in Sao Paulo, where Daniel Spencer is noted for project bonds experience. Hernán González and Leopoldo Olavarria are key names in Mexico City. Rachel Crouch impresses at associate level. Named individuals are based in New York unless stated otherwise.

Practice head(s):

Keith Martin; Ben Koenigsberg

Key clients

KfW IPEX

CABEI

Enel Green Power

Marubeni

Bancomext

IDB Invest

FinDev Canada

DFC (formerly OPIC)

Braskem

Itapoá Terminais Portuários

Banco Rabobank International Brasil

BRK Ambiental Participações

Vale

Macquarie Capital

FMO

Proparco

IFC

MUFG Bank

Banco Itaú BBA

ING Bank

Banco Bradesco

Corporación Andina de Fomento

Goldman Sachs

JP Morgan

The firm: Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm. We provide the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 4,000 lawyers and other legal staff based in more than 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa.

Areas of practice: Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. Through our global risk advisory group, we leverage our industry experience with our knowledge of legal, regulatory, compliance and governance issues to provide our clients with practical solutions to the legal and regulatory risks facing their businesses.

Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss verein, helps coordinate the activities of Norton Rose Fulbright members but does not itself provide legal services to clients. Norton Rose Fulbright has offices in more than 50 cities worldwide, including London, Houston, New York, Toronto, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Sydney and Johannesburg. For more information, see nortonrosefulbright.com

Offices: We have offices in the world’s most important business, financial and regulatory centres and are active in strategically important growth markets. Our offices are located in: Amsterdam ● Athens ● Austin ● Bangkok ● Beijing ● Brisbane ● Brussels ● Bujumbura** ● Calgary ● Canberra ● Cape Town ● Casablanca ● Dallas ● Denver ● Dubai ● Durban ● Frankfurt ● Hamburg ● Harare** ● Hong Kong SAR ● Houston ● Istanbul ● Jakarta* ● Johannesburg ● Kampala** ● London ● Los Angeles ● Luxembourg ● Melbourne ● Mexico City ● Milan ● Minneapolis ● Monaco ● Montréal ● Moscow ● Munich ● New York ● Nairobi** ● Ottawa ● Paris ● Perth ● Piraeus ● Québec ● Riyadh* ● San Antonio ● San Francisco ● São Paulo ● Shanghai ● Singapore ● St. Louis ● Sydney ● Tokyo ● Toronto ● Vancouver ● Warsaw ● Washington DC
*associate office **alliance

Number of partners (worldwide):  1,000+
Number of other fee-earners (worldwide):  2,000+
Total staff: 7,500+

Global key contacts
Financial institutions:
James Bateson
Energy: Anne Lapierre and John Mauel
Infrastructure, mining and commodities: Nick Merritt
Transport: Harry Theochari
Technology: Nick Abrahams
Life sciences and healthcare: Randy Sutton and Jonathan Skidmore

Department Name Email Telephone
Hernán González Estrada hernan.gonzalez@nortonrosefulbright.com +52 55 3000 0601
Raquel Bierzwinsky raquel.bierzwinsky@nortonrosefulbright.com +52 55 3000 0608
Photo Name Position Profile
 César Fernández  photo César Fernández International Partner
 Hernán González Estrada  photo Hernán González Estrada Partner
Mr Mario Piana Yanez  photo Mr Mario Piana Yanez International Partner of Norton Rose Fulbright US MX, S.C.
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