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About

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The Infrastructure, PPPs and Project Finance Practice Group combines a with a consistently leading to mandates on many of the largest and most complex transactions in Mexico.

We have participated in several groundbreaking projects, with particular expertise in public-private partnerships (“PPPs”), representing lenders, strategic and financial investors, sponsors, sellers and buyers and numerous Mexican and non-Mexican government entities, including the Mexican Federal Government and several state governments and municipalities.

We have experience dealing with all stages and aspects of a project, from its inception through its financing and full implementation and operation, including legislative matters, risk-related workshops, drafting public bid guidelines, preparing proposals, EPC and O&M contracts, coordinating with technical and financial advisors, sponsoring and preparing clarifications meetings, evaluating suppliers and investors under bidding processes, reviewing awarding mechanisms, and consulting on contract awards and appeals. 

Our team is a market leader in the provision of legal services for project finance transactions in Mexico. We have advised financial institutions, construction and management consortia, equipment suppliers and holders of concessions for the delivery of public services.

We have pioneered and led the implementation and financing of infrastructure projects through public and private placements of debt, equity and hybrid instruments.

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What the team is known for

Nader Hayaux & Goebel is a front-running full-service firm that has a distinguished practice in Mexican infrastructure projects. The Mexico City-based team routinely advises on competitive tendering and the structuring and financing of PPPs, acting for lenders, project sponsors and awarding authorities. Also active across a number of infrastructure classes, including energy and natural resources, transport and social infrastructure, with recent activity in solar plants and wind farms, water desalination plants and railways.

Notable Practitioners

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Vanessa Franyutti Johnstone
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Vanessa Franyutti Johnstone
Head of Projects
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Leading practitioner Vanessa Franyutti Johnstone is recognised by interviewees as a key name in the projects field in Mexico. A client says: "She is an excellent lawyer with great business acumen, plus she is practical and knows the law in depth." An interviewee adds: "Vanessa Franyutti Johnstone is a very pragmatic lawyer and has great analytical skills in complex situations. She is profoundly knowledgeable and has great negotiation abilities." Franyutti Johnstone remains active in the development and financing of water desalination plants, energy projects and transport infrastructure.

Javier Arreola Espinosa
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Javier Arreola Espinosa
Head of Projects
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Highlighting Javier Arreola Espinosa's expertise, one client enthuses: "His strength is his profound knowledge of project finance. He has a lot of experience in these sorts of deals." Javier Arreola Espinosa is based in Mexico City and remains active in infrastructure projects in the renewable energy space, most notably in solar plants and waste-to-energy matters.

Alejandro Rojas
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Alejandro Rojas
Head of Projects
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Alejandro Rojas is held in high esteem by a market commentator, who points out that "he is a very thorough person with great technical capabilities," and that he "provides accurate and clear answers, and always adapts to his client's needs." Alejandro Rojas is active in energy, transport and social infrastructure projects in Mexico.

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Vanessa Franyutti Johnstone
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Vanessa Franyutti Johnstone
Head of Projects
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Javier Arreola Espinosa
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Javier Arreola Espinosa
Head of Projects
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Alejandro Rojas
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Alejandro Rojas
Head of Projects
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Members

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Alejandro Rojas

Head of Department

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Javier Arreola Espinosa

Head of Department

Santiago Medina

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Vanessa Franyutti Johnstone

Head of Department

Clients

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Agence Francaise de Developmment

BANOBRAS

BlackRock

CitiBanamex

Empresas Publicas de Medellin (EPM)

ExIm Bank

FONADIN

GIA+A

Harbin Electric Company

International Finance Corporation

Macquarie Asset Management

Prodemex

Quimica Apollo

Santander

Suez Medio Ambiente

Water Operator Agency of Los Cabos Municipality

Industries

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Hospitality

PPPs

energy and natural resources projects

financing of infrastructure and public privatized projects

maritime

renewables and oil and gas

social infrastructure facilities

telecoms

transportation