Mr Santiago Sepúlveda > Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C. > Mexico City, Mexico > Lawyer Profile

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C.

Work Department

Energy and Natural Resources, Project Finance Development and Finance, Infrastructure.


Santiago Sepulveda is a partner in the Mexico City office and leads the firm’s Project Development & Finance Practice.

Mr. Sepulveda has ample experience representing Mexican and transnational clients in the structuring, development and financing of large oil and gas, power, telecomm and transport infrastructure projects in Mexico, as well as in specialized M&A transactions and private equity investments.

Most recently, Mr. Sepulveda represented GE Capital EFS Financing, Inc. in the structuring and negotiation of its acquisition of a significant interest in EVM Energía del Valle de México Generador, S.A.P.I. de C.V., a project company developing the EVM II 850 MW greenfield combined cycle natural gas-fired power plant located 60kms northeast of Mexico City, as well as in its parallel project financing through a hybrid 4(a)(2) private placement, term loan and letter of credit facility negotiated with more than a dozen institutional investors and a syndicate of commercial bank lenders, including Citi, BNP Paribas, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Banco Nacional de Comercio Exterior, S.N.C. (Bancomext). Also, of note is Mr. Sepulveda’s representation of KKR, the U.S. private equity fund, in structuring and negotiating with Pemex, Mexico’s O&G company, a complex, first-of-its-kind US$1.2 billion sale-leaseback transaction involving upstream E&P assets.

Mr. Sepulveda represents major energy companies, project developers, engineering and construction companies, as well as lenders and investors in infrastructure projects in Mexico. In addition to his recognized project finance expertise, Mr. Sepulveda is regularly engaged to advise sponsors, developers, investors and financiers in all their project’s permitting, regulatory compliance, commercial and contractual aspects. He also represents clients in connection with the acquisition or divestiture of interests and assets in energy and transportation related projects and businesses, and assists them with the regulatory and competition aspects of their matters. Mr. Sepulveda regularly represents private equity funds investing in natural resource and energy projects with acquisitions, divestitures, regulatory matters and legal aspects of their day-to day operations.


Mr. Sepulveda worked as Foreign Associate in the New York office of Mayer Brown.


Spanish and English.


Mr. Sepulveda is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA).


Mr. Sepulveda obtained his law degree (JD) from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México in 1996 and his LL.M degree from Columbia University Scholl of Law in 1998.