Provided by Greenberg Traurig, PA
We provide full-cycle counsel to Latin American and other international infrastructure and energy clients doing business in the region, from turn-key project development and redevelopment to financing, implementation, and operation and maintenance. We advise private and public sector clients in all aspects of public-private partnership (PPP) transactions. We also offer regulatory, permitting, environmental and real estate advice.
We assist with debt financings involving private, public and multilateral sources and government grants, guarantees and tax incentives. Our attorneys advise developers on the acquisition and structuring of equity and advise infrastructure funds on formation, marketing and distribution. We have represented equity participants in individual and portfolio investments in most of the key infrastructure sectors. Our attorneys also represent public issuers and underwriters in the structuring and issuance of project bonds for publicly sponsored infrastructure projects. Our infrastructure clients include some of the world’s largest construction firms.
Our attorneys’ wide-ranging experience encompasses transportation projects (including roads, rail, tunnels and airports), energy projects (including renewable energy, oil and gas, and power generation and transmission projects), multi-modal projects, water/wastewater projects, communications infrastructure and resort/casino transactions.
Greenberg Traurig is a dynamic international firm that has a recognised projects practice in Mexico. The team has solid experience in project finance, assisting domestic and foreign lenders as well as sponsors with raising funds through bank finance and securities issuances. Active across highways, gas pipelines and water treatment plants, as well as in power generation and telecommunications infrastructure mandates.
Partner Juan Manuel González Bernal is praised by clients, with one stating: "He knows how to think outside the box; he finds innovative solutions that are not evident, and is very proactive. The solutions he offers stand out due to his understanding of the deal, the business and the market." Juan Manuel González Bernal remains active in the financing of transport infrastructure such as toll roads, also advising on water projects.
Mexico City-based projects partner José Antonio Butrón Quintero receives praise from clients, and one says: "He is very professional and committed in his work. His communication and negotiation abilities are distinguished, and he is a pragmatic person who identifies problems whilst also suggesting solutions."