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Galicia Abogados, S.C.

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What the team is known for

Galicia Abogados possesses a distinguished practice group that is revered for its outstanding capabilities in the projects arena in Mexico. The department benefits from a team that is skilled in handling infrastructure matters, winning mandates from notable clients to advise on energy projects such as oil and gas infrastructure, solar power plants and wind farms, as well as transport mandates such as toll roads. Adept at representing both sponsors and lenders in the development, financing and operation of greenfield and brownfield projects.

Strengths

A client highlights that the team members "have a commendable combination of commercial awareness and technical legal skills. Their advice is clear and pragmatic."

Another client interviewee adds: "They know the market in which we are active," also underscoring that "they are focused and work after hours when necessary."

Work highlights

Galicia Abogados' project finance department represented Concesionaria Autopista Monterrey Saltillo in the negotiation with the authorities to extend the concession to operate the Monterrey–Saltillo toll road, also obtaining authorisation for the client to build the Viaducto Santa Catarina in Nuevo León.

Notable practitioners

Alejandro de la Borbolla enters the rankings this year after eliciting praise from market insiders for his involvement in project finance mandates in Mexico. "Alejandro de la Borbolla is skilled in understanding business and a variety of commercial aspects," highlights a client, adding: "He always finds pragmatic and efficient solutions."

Top-tier Mexico City-based partner Carlos de Maria y Campos Segura co-heads the firm's projects practice and is lauded by interviewees for his expertise in projects, particularly those arising in the energy sector. Market onlookers single him out for praise, with one describing him as "a very senior partner," and as "one of the top experts in the market." Another respondent goes on to say that he is "very knowledgeable and well versed in projects" and "flexible and keen to support clients."

Partner Francisco Fernández Cueto "is a point of reference in the team and is active," according to a market commentator. Another respondent describes him as "very hands-on." Francisco Fernández Cueto is well regarded by peers for his handling of energy infrastructure projects in Mexico.

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Overview

Our practice offers advice on the development, financing, negotiation, construction, operation, restructuring and sale of long-term infrastructure and energy projects. We advise on different kinds of non-recourse or limited recourse financing structures, the negotiation of concession titles at a federal and state level, service agreements, power purchase agreements, PPP structures, engineering procurement and construction contracts, operation and maintenance contracts.

We make a difference by combining with strategic litigation capabilities and unique expertise in financial regulation, environment, antitrust and real estate.

Highly experienced in the energy sector, where we frequently participate in upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas projects, and power projects. We regularly advise on urban infrastructure projects, transportation projects, telecommunications facilities and other government owned infrastructure projects.

We represent all participants in infrastructure projects: sponsors, project companies, financial institutions, private equity funds, multilateral agencies, governmental entities, export credit agencies, insurers and contractors. We have a strong record of accomplishment in advising governmental entities in the design of bidding guidelines, its instrumentation, negotiation and drafting of the actual project agreements, as well as during all the stages of the bidding process and until the award of the concession titles and contracts.

Projects

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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Alejandro de la Borbolla O
Band 4
Carlos de Maria y Campos Segura
Band 1
Francisco Fernández Cueto
Band 3