Galindo, Arias & López

Projects & Energy Department

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What the team is known for Outstanding full-service firm frequently retained for its expertise dealing with the financing and development of projects. Well placed to assist energy companies with regulatory matters, including public tenders, and commercial agreements. Offers particular capabilities advising on the construction of non-conventional energy projects, including hydroelectric power plants and wind farms. Boasts further expertise advising on transport and social infrastructure projects. Represents a range of clients including noteworthy financial entities, sponsors and developers.

Strengths An impressed client reports: "The team is highly experienced in energy and clearly stands out as a leading firm in the area." The source goes on to add: "They always follow up on matters, are practical and proactive, and have a good team of experienced younger lawyers."

An interviewee enthuses: "The team studies matters in detail and provides a first-rate service," adding that "they have knowledgeable lawyers in the energy area and very good experience handling the development of projects."

Work highlights Assisted China State Construction Engineering Corporation with the public bidding process for the design and construction of 'Ciudad de Esperanza,' a social infrastructure project.

Notable practitioners

Experienced practitioner
Cristina Lewis
routinely assists clients with the construction and operation of major infrastructure and power generation projects. Her expertise further extends to financing mandates. Interviewees report that "she is a very professional lawyer who is always up to date on our matters."Lewis co-leads the department.

Respected practitioner
Diego Alonso de la Guardia Porras
is well placed to represent clients in contentious matters arising from the energy generation sector. He routinely advises local and international clients on sector-related administrative proceedings, as well as relevant arbitration cases.

Diego Herrera Dutari
routinely counsels clients on the financing and development of major energy and social infrastructure projects. An interviewee reports: "He is an excellent lawyer who is active assisting clients with notable transactions in the market." He routinely advises local and international clients on project finance mandates, as well as representing them in contentious construction claims related to project development.

Department co-head
Salomón Behar
comes recommended for his energy practice, with an interviewee stating: "He is highly knowledgeable of the energy field. He is an excellent, thorough lawyer; nothing escapes him." Another client reports: "He is an expert in the projects and energy field with a vast knowledge of the local and international market," adding that "Salomón is very decisive. Working with him is a great added value."