Mr Antonio De Lisi > González Calvillo, SC > Mexico City, Mexico > Lawyer Profile

González Calvillo, SC
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Counsel at Gonzalez Calvillo, S.C.


Antonio De Lisi has over 12 years of experience in cross-border and domestic financings, energy and infrastructure development transactions and mergers and acquisitions.

His practice is focused on cross-border and domestic financing transactions, including project, corporate, trade and structured financings, and the representation of private and public sector entities in cross-border and domestic joint venture and project development transactions, including in connection with the structuring of and participation in public tenders for major energy and infrastructure projects and the negotiation of joint venture and other investor agreements, commercial supply and off-take agreements, operating agreements, and engineering, procurement and construction contracts. He also represents clients in mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and other strategic investments.

He worked as foreign associate at Curtis Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, S.C. in New York.


Spanish and English


He obtained his law master’s degree (LL.M.) from Columbia Law School at New York and a law degree (JD. equivalent) with honours from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Mexico City.

Lawyer Rankings

Mexico > Banking and finance

González Calvillo, SC’s 27-strong team represents a varied client roster that includes national and foreign banking and finance institutions, Mexican development banks, investment banks, underwriters, private investment funds, foreign asset management companies, and the agencies and rep-offices of foreign banks, in securities work, secured and asset financing, restructuring, syndicated and commercial lending and regulatory matters. In highlight work the team advised: Citigroup, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, BNP Paribas, JPMorgan Chase, The Bank of Nova Scotia, Citibank and Banamex, as joint lead arrangers of a $1.256bn credit agreement to finance the acquisition of InterGen’s projects in Mexico (totalling 2,200 MWs) by private equity fund Actis;  major mining player Grupo Mexico on an HSBC-led $147m refinancing of existing loan facilities for several of the client’s subsidiaries; and regular client Bancomext on a $53m financing granted to Inmobiliaria Insurgentes 421 for the development of a new 415-room hotel in Mexico City. The large team is co-led by José Victor Torres, Juan Manuel Sancho Rodrigo, Jaime Cortés, and José Ignacio Rivero Andere; other names to note include Hernando Becerra, Enrique Gonzalez Calvillo, Rodrigo Rojas Robleda and of counsel Antonio De Lisi; key support comes from senior associates Jacinto Avalos and Alberto Bustamante. Other clients include Unicredit Bank, Microsoft, Banco General, and BanCoppel.

Mexico > Energy and natural resources

González Calvillo, SC‘s clients benefit from a strong four-partner team that advises on major infrastructure projects, corporate transactions, and joint ventures, in the oil, gas and power sectors. Notable highlights include representing Jaguar Exploración y Producción de Hidrocarburos on agreeing contracts with Pemex Exploración y Producción for six onshore exploration-and-production blocks. The firm also advised Dhamma Energy  on the sale of a 37.4MW solar power project in San Luis Potosi. Founding partner Enrique González Calvillo and Jorge Cervantes are both highly recommended, as are Oscar Moreno Silva and Rodrigo Rojas Robleda on the project finance side. Other figures of note in the growing practice group include former Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle S.C. partner, Antonio De Lisi (who joined the firm as of counsel in 2017); and regulatory specialist Diana Pineda, who was raised to the partnership in January 2020.