Mr Asaf Jimenez Adorno > Ritch, Mueller y Nicolau, S.C. > Mexico City, Mexico > Lawyer Profile

Ritch, Mueller y Nicolau, S.C.
AV. PEDREGAL NO 24 10TH FLOOR
MOLINA DEL REY
11000 MEXICO DF
Mexico

Work Department

Energy and Infrastructure Projects, M&A

Position

Partner

Career

Asaf Jiménez joined the firm in 2000, was promoted to counsel in 2014 and has been a partner since 2018. He has participated in financing transactions for more than 20 years, with particular focus on project finance transactions in the electricity and other infrastructure sectors, where he has represented developers, investors and financial institutions. His project practice encompasses transactions involving federal and local public-private partnerships, public works and other public procurement schemes. His M&A practice also relates mainly to transactions in the electricity and other infrastructure sectors. Asaf has substantial experience in financing transactions involving federal, state and municipal governments providing advice to debtors, creditors and credit rating agencies. He worked as a foreign associate in the projects and energy group of Clifford Chance in Washington DC (2006–2007).

Languages

Spanish, English

Education

Law degree (with honors) – Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (2002)
Master of Laws (LLM) – University of Virginia School of Law (2006)

Lawyer Rankings

Mexico > Energy and natural resources

Praised for its ‘serious, reliable and experienced team’, market stalwart Ritch, Mueller y Nicolau, S.C., is a top choice for sponsors, lenders and developers when they require assistance regarding any aspect of the energy sector, infrastructure projects, financings and acquisitions. Comprised by a deep bench of experienced partners and younger associates, the 26-strong team includes standout practitioners Federico Santacruz González, who is highly specialised in the development of energy infrastructure; the ‘assertive and reliableJorge Oria, who has a solid electricity practice and is ‘knowledgeable about the regulation in the sector’. The pair co-lead the department, which also draws on the expertise of partners Gabriel del Valle Mendiola (banking and finance, capital markets, energy and infrastructure); Octavio Olivo Villa (banking and finance, competition, M&A; projects, energy and infrastructure); Asaf Jimenez Adorno  (banking and finance, M&A; projects, energy and infrastructure); and seasoned practitioner Thomas Mueller-Gastell, who has a focus on the power sector.

Mexico > Projects and infrastructure

Ritch, Mueller y Nicolau, S.C. houses a powerful, 26-strong projects practice which represents clients on all aspects of the development, financing and acquisition of infrastructure projects and associated dispute resolution. Combining more than 40 years’ experience managing project development between them, seasoned experts Federico Santacruz González and Jorge Oria y Anaya, co-head the department, which is a regular advisor for a mix of lender, project sponsor and fund/investor clients, and boasts some particularly excellent capabilities in hydrocarbons and power-related projects. Partners Gabriel del Valle, who focuses on cross-border financial transactions (particularly project finance, structured finance and capital markets); and Asaf Jimenez Adorno, who specialises in the electricity sector, M&A and finance, are other names to note. Recent highlights saw the team represent Mexico Infrastructure Partners–EXI on the acquisition (via its CKD and CERPI funds), of five highway infrastructure projects and two prison infrastructure projects from ICA.