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Alexandro Padrés

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Alexandro M. Padrés is a partner in the Project Development & Finance practice.

He focuses on infrastructure projects as they relate to the electricity (both conventional and clean/renewable), oil and gas telecommunications and mining sectors, with a particular emphasis on Mexico and Latin America. Alexandro’s practice focuses, among others, on advising sponsors and lenders in the power purchase agreements under the new legislative framework in Mexico arising from the Mexico constitutional energy reform, transportation and legacy in IPP projects in Mexico issued by the Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE).

Alexandro advises various financial institutions and sponsors, such as Abengoa, AES Corporation, Petróleos Mexicanos and numerous multilateral agencies, regional and local development banks and export credit agencies.





Spanish and English


New York University School of Law, LL.M.

Instituto Tecnológico Autonómo de México, A.C. (ITAM), Licenciado en Derecho, 1996, with honors

Latin America: International firms

Projects and energy

Within: Next Generation Partners

Alexandro Padrés - Shearman & Sterling LLP

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United States: Finance

Project finance

Within: Next Generation Partners: Project finance

Alexandro Padrés - Shearman & Sterling LLP

Within: Project finance

Shearman & Sterling LLP has particular expertise in energy and infrastructure sector project finance mandates. Department head Gregory Tan advised Rose Capital Investment, alongside a cross-jurisdictional team, on its co-investment with the Development Bank of Japan, Highstar Capital and Ares Management for the acquisition of the Linden Power Project in New Jersey, and Alexandro Padrés acted for the commercial and development banks, including Bancomext, BBVA, Caixa, EIB, IDB, IDB Invest, MUFG and Natixis, in connection with the $1bn Enel Green Power portfolio project financing of three solar photovoltaic plants in Mexico. Elsewhere, Robert Freedman, who is focused on US power and renewables transactions, advised GE Capital EFS Financing as administrative agent, collateral agent, joint lead arranger, sole bookrunner and a lender, on the financing for the construction of the Persimmon Creek Wind Farm, a 200MW wind power generation facility located in Ellis, Woodward and Dewey Counties, Oklahoma. Cynthia Urda Kassis, who heads the metals and mining practice, and recently promoted partner Paul Epstein are acting for the US Department of Transportation, through the Federal Highway Administration, as transactional counsel in relation to a senior secured loan as part of the $2bn I-10 Mobile River Bridge and Bayway Widening P3 project in Alabama. Denise Grant is also a key figure. Named lawyers are based in New York. Patricia Hammes recently retired.

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United States: Industry focus

Energy: renewable/alternative power

Within: Energy: renewable/alternative power

Shearman & Sterling LLP handles project finance, investment and development mandates across a range of renewables projects including biofuel, biomass, fuel cell, geothermal, hydro, solar and wind. Further, the team has experience of environmental regulation and disputes, and has also been involved in federal green building initiatives. The New York-based global project development and finance group is led Gregory Tan, and includes Robert Freedman and Alexandro Padrés. Padrés led a cross-office team that advised a synidcate of lenders including Bancomext, BBVA, Caixa, EIB, IDB, IDB Invest, MUFG and Natixis on the financing arrangements with Enel Green Power for three solar photovoltaic plants in Mexico. Paul Epstein was recently promoted to a partner; Patricia Hammes and Howard Steinberg retired.

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