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Baker McKenzie Abogados, S.C.

Jorge Guadarrama-Yañez

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Real Estate and Infrastructure.


Mr. Guadarrama is a partner who focuses his practice in private and public bids and contracts, including concessions related to infrastructure projects in general (i.e. power, water, waste, railroads, ports, airports, roads and transportation) and the relevant aspects of project finance, regulatory and permitting. He provides sound legal advice to local and international companies who are, or intend to be, suppliers or contractors for the Mexican Federal Government, as well as to State and municipal governments. Mr. Guadarrama’s practice also includes real estate transactions and project development, as well as industrial, commercial and residential leases and various forms of trusts. Due to the extensive scope of application of his legal practice, Mr. Guadarrama is also experienced in corporate law and mergers & acquisitions.


Jorge Guadarrama Yáñez is a member of the Firm’s Real Estate and Infrastructure practice groups. He has more than 10 years of experience working on infrastructure and other major projects. Mr. Guadarrama obtained his law degree from the Universidad Anáhuac del Sur and completed his master’s degree in International Commercial Law at the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom.


Spanish and English.


Admission Mexico (2001) Education Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) (Diploma in Banking and Finance Law) (2011) University of Edinburgh, UK (LL.M.) (2004) Georgetown University Law Center (Diploma in U.S. Law) (2001) Universidad Iberoamericana (Diploma in U.S. Law) (2001) Universidad Anáhuac del Sur (J.D.) (1999) Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, Toronto, Canada (International Business Development Seminar) (1998).


Energy and natural resources

Within: Energy and natural resources

Baker McKenzie Abogados, S.C. provides its clients with a full-service energy offering, covering oil and gas, power and renewables. Benjamín Torres-Barrón leads the well-regarded team, which benefits from the expertise of infrastructure expert Jorge Guadarrama-Yáñez. Recent highlights include advising Repsol Exploración on the Round 2.1 shallow waters tender process, and the Round 2.4 deep water tender process, where the client was awarded four blocks for exploration. On the renewables side, the team advised Sojitz Corporation on its acquisition of minority interests in two of the Solem photovoltaic projects. Inpex Corporation is another major client, which the firm advised on its bids for Rounds one and two of the Mexican government’s offshore exploration and production public tenders, as well as the Trion farmout procedures.

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Projects and infrastructure

Within: Projects and infrastructure

Baker McKenzie Abogados, S.C. has strong experience advising sponsor clients on major energy and infrastructure projects. The team has been advising Sojitz Corporation on its interest in two photovoltaic projects and assisted Emerging America on the $100m financing for the development of a 110MW power plant. The firm is also advising the Mexloop consortium on a proposed plan to connect Mexico City and Guadalajara with a Hyperloop system. Jorge Guadarrama-Yáñez leads the well-regarded team, which benefits from Benjamín Torres-Barrón’s energy expertise.

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