Rodrigo Rojas Robleda > González Calvillo, SC > Mexico City, Mexico > Lawyer Profile

González Calvillo, SC
MONTES URALES 632, 3RD FLOOR
LOMAS DE CHAPULTEPEC
MEXICO CITY 11000
Mexico
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Position

Partner at Gonzalez Calvillo

Career

Rodrigo has vast experience providing legal counsel to clients in local and cross-border transactions. Over the years, he specialized in project finance and infrastructure, private equity, corporate, joint ventures and strategic alliances, foreign investment and energy, oil, gas and power generation.

A seasoned lawyer, Rodrigo has participated in multiple financing mechanisms involving project sponsorships, project finance, lending, syndicated facilities and financial leases, as well as in multiple cross-border and local M&A transactions, including hydrocarbons deals, PPT state schemes and power generation projects.

Alongside private equity, project finance and infrastructure as his main areas of expertise, Rodrigo has a significant experience on in commercial lending and financing, general corporate and contractual structures, and government procurement matters. This is turn makes his multidisciplinary practice unique as he provides comprehensive advice to clients with his broader vision and deal-making approach.

Throughout his career, Rodrigo has led multiple multi-award-winning transactions.

Languages

Spanish and English

Memberships

National Corporate Counsel Association (Asociación Nacional de Abogados de Empresa, Colegio de Abogados – ANADE)

Education

He obtained his law degree (J.D. equivalent) from the Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City

Lawyer Rankings

Mexico > Banking and finance

González Calvillo houses a highly regarded banking and finance department with a solid track record in the Mexican market, which spans customary banking and finance matters from commercial lending, acquisition financing and project finance to regulatory banking work. The group has built a reputable client portfolio, as well as a solid presence across multiple sectors, including oil, gas, and electricity, fintech and the automotive industry. Recent work highlights saw the practice representing JA Mitsui Leasing, as lender, on the granting of a $98m financing for the construction, operation and leasing of a Toyota-branded automotive components manufacturing plant which will be operated by Metalsa. Co-managing partner José Ignacio Rivero Andere, who is particularly skilled at handling cross-border transactions; and José Victor Torres Gómez, whose experience encompasses transnational financings, syndicated loans and leasing work, are the main contacts of the team. Fellow partners Jorge Cervantes Trejo, Rodrigo Rojas Robleda and Daniel Guaida Azar are all also active in the sector, particularly on project finance matters; while Bernardo Reyes Retana K., in turn, handles private and public securities offerings, cross border finance and banking regulatory matters. The name to note at associate level is that of senior Jacinto Ávalos (banking and finance, private equity and capital market). Former partner Juan Manuel Sancho Rodrigo left the firm in March 2022.

Mexico > Corporate and M&A

González Calvillo‘s corporate and M&A practice fields a bench of ‘highly specialised and dynamic lawyers’, who earn plaudits for their ‘excellent service and very good negotiation skills’, as well as for their ‘outstanding industry-specific knowledge’. Recommended for their strong expertise across a variety of sectors, the group advises clients on a wealth of corporate legal matters, from corporate restructuring and shareholders agreements to the structuring and execution of domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. In addition, the team is also sought out for its prowess in corporate governance matters. Co-managing partner José Ignacio Rivero Andere, who excels in cross-border transactions; banking and finance specialist José Victor Torres Gómez; Jorge Cervantes Trejo, whose experience encompasses relevant transactions in oil, gas, telecoms, real estate, hospitality and infrastructure projects in general; Hernando Becerra de Cima, and Rodrigo Rojas Robleda are among the department’s key practitioners. Promoted to counsel in September 2022, Rosa Elena Coto‘s corporate practice has a strong orientation towards transactional matters – particularly relating to the private equity segment. Senior Jacinto Ávalos provides key associate support. Former partner Juan Manuel Sancho left the firm in March 2022.

Mexico > Energy and natural resources

González Calvillo‘s consolidated practice covers the gamut of energy matters: from up-, mid- and downstream oil and gas, power generation, regulatory matters, public procurement, and project and infrastructure development, to dispute resolution, litigation and enforcement; environmental matters, social impact and regulatory assessment; project, structured and corporate finance; and joint ventures, M&A and private equity. Founding partner Enrique González Calvillo is particularly active on transactional and financing matters in the sector; Jorge Cervantes Trejo provides deep knowledge of project finance and development in relation to power, oil and gas infrastructure, as well as specialist niche ADR knowledge; Rodrigo Rojas Robleda also brings deep infrastructure and projects knowledge, particular in relation to private equity in the sector; while Oscar Moreno Silva has specialist knowledge of infrastructure and energy regulatory matters; and Diana Pineda Esteban is also highly regarded for her broad capabilities in energy matters, oil and gas projects, litigation, and associated dispute resolution. A robust second line includes counsels Antonio De Lisi (advisory to sponsors, investors and financial institutions on energy and infrastructure project development, joint ventures and transactions) and Julia González (strategy design spanning regulatory, dispute resolution and risk prevention matters in relation to infrastructure projects); along with senior associate Paulina Poo Romano (energy, environmental and regulatory matters).

Mexico > Projects and infrastructure

González Calvillo remains a leader in the market with deep experience representing financial institutions, government entities, Mexican and foreign development banks, multilateral organisms, suppliers, contractors, and sponsors in connection with project development and financing transactions in various sectors, including power, oil and gas, water, roads, airports, ports, railways and telecommunications. The key figures in a practice group almost 40-lawyers strong are: name partner Enrique González Calvillo, who has experience in project finance – particularly representing oil and gas, as well as power companies. Rodrigo Rojas Robleda, who advises on project development and financings in relation to hydrocarbons deals, state-backed PPP schemes and power generation projects. Oscar Moreno Silva regularly represents clients on the regulatory and contractual components required for project development, as well as in public procurement matters; while Jorge Cervantes Trejo specialises in M&A, project finance, private equity, energy and infrastructure. Gonzalo Vargas Ateca‘s broad projects and infrastructure practice encompasses oil and gas, power generation, petrochemicals, joint ventures, government procurement, public bids and regulatory matters. Rounding out the senior team, Hernando Becerra de Cima advises developers and banks on infrastructure financing transactions, and accompanies developers through the development process of energy related projects; Diana Pineda Esteban handles private and public tenders and infrastructure projects, on both the structuring (including regulatory analysis) and development aspects, particularly with regard to storage terminals, pipelines, port, and other maritime facilities; and Antonio de Lisi’s project development experience ranges from power generation and gas projects, to marine terminals, FPSOs, offshore platforms and jack-ups, and refining assets – he also has regulatory expertise.