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Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, SC

Work +52 55 4170 3000
London, Mexico City

Alejandro Rojas

Work (52 55) 4170 3011
Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, SC

Work Department

Real estate finance and investment, projects and project finance, energy and mergers & acquisitions.




Alejandro has strong experience in the real estate sector. His experience includes the advising on investments in hotels, mega-developments and time-share regimes and the related financing. 

Alejandro’s projects practice focuses on project finance and public-private partnerships including the Mexican PPS model, energy and infrastructure projects. Alejandro advised both the state of Mexico and the state of Sonora on the structuring, bidding and implementation of the first PPS state projects. He has since continued to be involved in major PPS projects including hospitals, roads, water treatment plants, energy and gas.

Alejandro has strong international experience. He regularly advises multinational clients, particularly major hotel, tourism and leisure groups, on real estate investments and development in Mexico as well as in forming bidding consortiums and other aspects of infrastructure and energy projects in Mexico. He also advises financial institutions participating in tourism, energy and infrastructure.


English and Spanish


New York Bar (2005)


Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), attorney at law with honors, 2001; LLM University of Columbia School of Law, 2004


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

A ‚Äėvery sophisticated law firm involved in the most complex deals‚Äô, Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, SC is applauded for its solid practice. The core group of the firm‚Äôs 31-strong banking and finance department has been working together for three decades, advising clients on national and international securitisation and structured finance deals, equity placements, equity funds and leveraged buyouts, leasing, corporate lending, real estate finance and project financing, as well as on regulatory matters, workouts, insolvency and restructurings. While mostly acting on the side of lenders, recent borrower-side work included assisting Alt√°n Redes on the $50m cross-border financing for the Red Compartida Project, granted by Corporaci√≥n Andina de Fomento (CAF). The case was led by practice head and 'genuine point of reference' Michell Nader, who also teamed up with¬†Adri√°n L√≥pez G to represent Bank of Montreal Capital Markets. as banking syndicate agent, on the second debt restructuring process of Bombardier Recreational Products. In other activity, Juli√°n Garza¬†led the team that assisted Rabobank in connection with the MXN$117.6m acquisition of approximately 15.3% of the capital stock of Banco Finterra; while Hans Goebel¬†acted as lead counsel to Wells Fargo in a cross-border refinancing transaction involving Real Alloy as borrower (combined transaction value of $155m); and Javier Arreola¬†led advice to MetLife on a MXN$1.644bn loan in favour of various CKD trust vehicles formed by Walton and Planigrupo. Eduardo Villanueva¬†assisted Banco Sabadell, Banco Nacional de M√©xico, HSBC M√©xico, Banco Monex, CAIXA Bank and SabCapital as administrative and collateral agents on the $211m financing for the acquisition of Hyatt Regency Mexico. Key support comes from highly recommended counsel M√≥nica Ramos. Other key practitioners include Yves Hayaux-Du-Tilly, Gunter Schwandt, Alejandro Rojas, and Jos√© Humberto Rocha S, who made partner in January 2019. Clients include Bank of America, CitiBanamex, Prudential, Bancomer, Barclays, BNP Paribas, and Scotiabank.

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Energy and natural resources

Within: Energy and natural resources

Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, SC is extremely experienced in major energy and natural resources investments, including complex financings for renewable energy projects. The firm also has strong expertise in the water sector, having advised clients such as the Sonora Water Commission on a PPP bid to build and operate a desalination plant in Guaymas. Key energy deals include advising BlackRock on the multimillion-dollar sale of its stake in Sierra Oil & Gas. The firm also represented SIMEPRODE, a decentralised agency of the state of Nuevo Leon, on the PPP structuring of Mexico's first waste-to-energy project. The five-partner team includes name partner Michell Nader, Hector Arangua, Javier Arreola, Vanessa Franyutti, and Alejandro Rojas.

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Projects and infrastructure

Within: Projects and infrastructure

Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, SC is 'very responsive and adopts a pragmatic approach to thorny problems'. The 'very impressive' team has a deep bench of partners with plenty of expertise including Michell Nader, particularly for energy projects; the 'pragmatic, solutions-oriented and knowledeable' Javier Arreola, Alejandro Rojas, and PPP-specialist and 'great lawyer', Vanessa Franyutti. Recent notable projects-work includes advising SIMEPRODE, an agency of the state of Nuevo Leon, on the structuring and development of Mexico's first waste-to energy PPP. The practice also represented the Water Commission of the state of Sonora on the bidding process to build, operate and maintain a major desalination plant in Guaymas.

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Real estate

Within: Real estate

The 22 lawyers at Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, SC¬†‚Äėhandle matters with the commitment and importance as if they were their own‚Äô, notes one client. As is the case in the finace sector the core of the sizeable team (which includes nine partners) has been working together for over 20 years. Over that time it has handled the full gamut of real estate finance; the development of residential, business, retail, industrial and hospitality properties; real estate funds; foreign investment trusts and other investment vehicles; time-shares and fractional ownership systems; acquisitions, sales and sale-leasebacks; joint ventures; dispositions; private and public securities offerings; acquisitions of properties through debt-to-equity conversions; security interests; infrastructure projects; due diligence work including environmental and zoning regulations; and leasing. In recent highlights the team assisted FibraHotel with a MXN$1bn secured loan facility granted by Banorte for the acquisition and construction of hotels; advised Banco Sabadell, Banamex, HSBC M√©xico, Banco Monex, CAIXA Bank, and SabCapital on the $211m financing for the acquisition of the Hyatt Regency Mexico hotel; and acted for Be Grand, as investor, on the public offering of MXN$800m CKDs in the Mexican market. The practice is lead by ‚Äėvery intelligent‚Äô name partner Michell Nader, who is a stalwart of the market, 'very much active' and a reference for his finance expertise; other key practitioners includeprojects and PPP specialist Vanessa Franyutti, Eduardo Villanueva, and Alejandro Rojas . Their fellow partners Javier Arreola, Hans Goebel, Juli√°n Garza , Gunter Schwandt, and Adri√°n L√≥pez G.¬†are also active in the sector. Clients include GE Real Estate M√©xico, Prudential Real Estate Investors / Prudential Mortgage, Metlife, MSD Capital, Inmobiliaria Helmer, Verde Realty and Vertex.

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Mexico: Real Estate (2nd edition)

December 2018. By Alejandro Rojas V, Partner

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to real estate laws and regulations that may occur in  Mexico . It will cover the most pertinent issues including ownership structures, restrictions, transfers, taxes and environmental contamination. This Q&A is part of the global guide to Real Estate. [Continue Reading]

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