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Galicia Abogados, S.C.

Energy & Natural Resources

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What the team is known for

Galicia Abogados is a market-leading firm that is held in high esteem for its outstanding expertise in the energy sector in Mexico, boating particular prowess in the power space. The team benefits from a wealth of experience in financing energy projects, as well as in negotiating power purchase agreements. Routinely advises major financial institutions on sophisticated project finance transactions in the energy sector. Also involved in high-value acquisitions of stakes in energy companies and power plants.

Strengths

Clients are full of praise for the firm, as one source states: "Galicia Abogados enjoys a very good reputation and is excellent for complex legal matters," adding: "The lawyers are very knowledgeable, not only about the oil and gas sector, but also about the business needs of their clients."

Another client adds: "It is a prestigious and highly specialised firm in different areas. They have a great deal of experience in the most relevant deals and transactions in Mexico."

Work highlights

Galicia Abogados' Mexico City energy team assisted Canadian Solar with a three-stage sale of three photovoltaic solar power projects.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head Carlos de Maria y Campos Segura is held in high esteem by market commentators for his experience in the energy domain in Mexico. One client particularly values his experience, pointing out: "He is undoubtedly one of the best oil and gas lawyers in the Mexican market." Peers add to such praise, noting: "He knows how to support clients and is very experienced." Market observers note that Carlos de Maria y Campos Segura is active representing banks in the financing of energy infrastructure.

Partner Francisco Fernández Cueto is praised by interviewees for his extensive experience and knowledge regarding the energy sector in Mexico. Describing him as their "go-to partner," one source states: "Francisco Fernández Cueto provides good advice. He is seasoned and offers a mature oversight of everything; his point of view in resolving issues is great."

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Overview

Galicia has an industry-focused, multi-disciplinary energy practice and one of the most recognized and experienced teams in Mexico. 

Galicia is the only firm in Mexico with a dedicated energy team comprised of highly experienced lawyers led by five partners. The energy practice combines transactional strengths with highly specialized regulatory capabilities, supported by strong strategic litigation and arbitration teams.

Our expertise includes the main regulatory, commercial and financial strengths needed to develop and finance a full-array of energy projects.

Oil & Gas: Our team has been pioneer in the sector in Mexico, which allows us to maintain a strong presence in the different markets of the industry. We participated in the first projects in the sector in Mexico and were involved in the design of innovative legal and contractual structures.

Power: We are also proud to have been industry pioneers in the power sector in Mexico after the opening of the sector to private investment in 1994. We participated in the structuring, development; financing and operation of the first independent power production, self-supply and export projects in the electricity sector.

Renewables: Our experience in power related activities extends to all assets in the renewable sector, including wind, solar, biomass and hydro projects, covering regulatory, real estate, clean energy certificates and market trading matters.

Members

de Maria y Campos Segura, Carlos (Head of Department)

Fernández Cueto, Francisco (Head of Department)

Kuri, Hector (Head of Department)

Borja, Antonio

García-Travesí, Eduardo

Partida, Ernesto

Patoret, Florent

Rosendo, Luis Manuel

Industries

Infrastructure

Mining

Oil & Gas

Power

Project Finance

Renewables

Energy & Natural Resources

Galicia Abogados, S.C.

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Location

Blvd. Manuel Avila Camacho No. 24 - 7° Floor

Col. Lomas de Chapultepec

Mexico City

Ciudad de México

Mexico

11000

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Carlos de Maria y Campos Segura
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Francisco Fernández Cueto
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