Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, S.C.

Projects Department

Mexico
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What the team is known for Renowned project finance department commanding a strong reputation for representing both governmental bodies and private entities in a range of matters. Areas of activity span social infrastructure projects such as hospitals, in addition to operations taking place in the energy and natural resources sector including wind and water projects. Regularly consulted by public sector organisations on legal frameworks for bidding processes due to its expertise in public-private partnership schemes.

Notable practitioners

Alejandro Rojas enters the rankings after receiving strong endorsement from clients. They praise his dynamism, going on to add: "He is very attentive to the client's needs, and has good insight into tangential business issues that companies face. He empathises with clients well and provides thorough analysis, even where he doesn't have access to all the necessary information."

Partner Javier Arreola Espinosa garners strong praise from market commentators, who say: "I find him to be highly pragmatic and very good at grasping both the finer details and the big picture." Clients also appreciate that "he helps you to understand matters by explaining them to you without too much legal terminology." His involvement spans the financing of energy projects in the power sector, as well as matters concerning ports.

Well-known partner Michell Nader Schekaiban offers broad financial expertise including in project finance mandates. He advises on structuring financings for infrastructure projects, as well as participating in bidding processes to obtain concessions. Market commentators enthuse that "he is clearly very experienced and knowledgeable," while clients add: "He has an excellent work ethic and profound knowledge of this area."

Leading practitioner Vanessa Franyutti Johnstone is "a great negotiator who really knows how to communicate information," according to clients. One peer describes her as "an important competitor," and clients single her out for high praise, acknowledging her experience in projects. Sources add: "What I like about her is that she has a lot of knowledge about projects between the public and private spheres." She is involved in social infrastructure projects such as hospitals, as well as representing clients in bidding processes for other infrastructure matters.