Ms Doris Rodríguez > Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP > Houston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
600 TRAVIS, SUITE 4200
HOUSTON, TX 77002
TEXAS
United States

Work Department

Finance, Corporate/Securities, Latin America

Position

Partner

Career

Ms. Rodríguez has a transactional practice concentrated on a broad range of domestic and international corporate, finance, energy and real estate transactions in a variety of sectors. Ms. Rodríguez has extensive experience working in the Latin American countries, where she has represented clients in all sectors. Her domestic and international work includes acquisitions, dispositions, secured and unsecured lending transactions, joint venture and similar arrangements, project finance and other structured finance mechanisms as well as all types of contracts, such as gas supply agreements, mining agreements, and distribution agreements.

She has worked in substantially all of the Latin American countries and established very good working relationships with leading foreign counsel in Latin America. Her practice, in the United States as well as in Latin America, is multi-faceted and includes negotiations, document preparation and review, and working with domestic and foreign local counsel.

Currently, Ms. Rodríguez is serving as lead US counsel to a developer/sponsor in its negotiations of a shareholder agreement and a related option to subscribe shares and subscription agreement in connection with a solar energy project in Chile. She is also serving as lead counsel to a Guatemalan company in its arrangements to assign gas transportation capacity and shipping rights from Texas into the interior of Mexico to a Mexican shipper, and last year represented this same client in the negotiation of the underlying contracts for such gas transportation capacity and rights with the gas pipeline owner and operator. During the last year, Ms. Rodríguez has also served as lead counsel to a Mexican client in the acquisition of the controlling interest of a US financial institution. 

Recently, Ms. Rodríguez served as lead development counsel to Parque Eólico El Arrayán, a 115 MW windpower project, in Chile that closed in 2012. She also served as counsel to the InterAmerican Development Bank on the restructure of Celpa, a Brazilian public utility, which transaction was awarded the Restructuring Deal of the Year for 2012 by Latin Lawyer. She also served as lead counsel to Sinopec in its acquisition of Occidental Petroleum Corporation’s oil and gas business in Argentina in a US$2.5 billion stock transaction that closed in February, 2011. This transaction was selected as “Runner-up” for the Latin America 2011 Deal of the Year. She was also lead US counsel to Hercules Offshore Drilling Corporation in its sale of its drilling business in Venezuela in an asset transaction. 

Languages

English, Fluent in Spanish (native speaker) and is also bicultural

Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
    • Member, Professionalism Committee
    • Former Member, Opportunities for Minorities and Women in the Profession
  • National Hispanic Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
    • Member, Section of International Law
    • Member, Opportunities for Minorities in the Profession
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Houston
  • Mexican-American Bar Association of Houston
    • Member, Past Chair of the Judicial Screening Committee
  • Texas Diversity Council
    • Former Member, Board of Directors
  • Goodwill Industries of Houston
    • Board of Trustees
  • The Networking Idea
  • One of Initial Members of Professional Networking Group for Hispanic Women Attorneys in Houston, Texas

Education

  • JD, 1980, University of Houston Law Center, cum laude, Editor, Houston Law Review, 1979-1980, Order of the Barons, Phi Delta Phi
  • BA, 1971, University of Houston, summa cum laude

Lawyer Rankings

Latin America: International firms > Banking and finance

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP has continued to expand its work for MLAs -such as IDB Invest and IFC- in multiple financings, including bilateral loans, and project and acquisition financings. The Latin America team also represents a number of international private banks, along with various Latin American banks, as borrowers. Historically, the group has had a strong focus on Central America but has expanded this to the Caribbean and -increasingly- to a number of South American states such as Peru and Colombia, along with Mexico. Latin America group head Fernando Alonso is a hugely experienced Latin America specialist with extensive equity and debt financing expertise and a strong track-record in advising both lenders and borrowers. Washington DC partner Vera Rechsteiner is another experienced figure in Latin America financings, including energy financings and structured finance. Uriel Mendieta and Fernando Margarit are also pivotal members of the Latin America group with financing expertise, while Houston-based special counsel Doris Rodríguez is a prominent practitioner in energy financings, particularly in the oil and gas segment. Washington DC’s Alejandro Silva and Siddharth Sethy also provide extensive Latin America financings expertise, including for DFIs and MLAs. Named individuals are based in Miami unless stated otherwise.

Latin America: International firms > Projects and energy

With a team of Latin America specialists primarily based in Washington DC, Houston and Miami, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP‘s broad-based practice handles large-scale project developments, project financings and energy M&A,. The group has solid connections to multilateral development banks, non-bank lenders and investment corporations in Washington DC and elsewhere, including IDB Invest and IFC. It continues to have a strong focus on Central America, along with other key economies, such as Chile, where the firm is working on new green hydrogen projects. Fernando Alonso leads the Latin America practice and is a versatile practitioner with an extensive record in financings to banks and financial institutions in the region. Vera Rechsteiner is a key figure in Washington DC where she has strong connections to IDB Invest and other financial institutions. Uriel Mendieta and Fernando Margarit are also key figures, along with Washington DC counsels Siddharth Sethy and Alejandro Silva, and Houston-based special counsel Doris Rodríguez.