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Ritch Mueller

Projects

3 ranked lawyersBand 1MexicoLatin America 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Ritch Mueller is a market-leading firm that earns plaudits for its prowess in the projects field in Mexico. The department routinely advises on project financing and refinancing mandates, representing major national and international banks as lenders, and it additionally benefits from significant involvement in power projects such as solar energy plants and wind farms, also winning mandates to advise on transport projects such as toll roads. Has additional sponsor-side involvement, particularly in the renewable energy space.

Strengths

"The team provides an excellent service and is on top of anything that arises in a transaction," according to a market onlooker.

Clients describe the firm's level of service as "excellent" and enthuse: "The firm is a point of reference in this area and we have a very good relationship with its lawyers, as with them the work flows smoothly."

Work highlights

Ritch Mueller's projects team advised Citibanamex, Société Générale and BBVA, as lenders, on a USD150 million loan granted to Servitux for the construction of a fuel storage facility in the port of Tuxpan, in Veracruz.

Notable practitioners

"Very valuable" partner Federico Santacruz González is praised by a client, who highlights that "he is a specialist in infrastructure projects," and that "he adds value on transport infrastructure matters." Federico Santacruz González is additionally recognised for his role acting for clients on the development, financing and operation of energy projects in Mexico, particularly those arising in the power sector.

Jorge Oria y Anaya is described by a peer as "super active, skilled and excellent." He attracts further praise from an interviewee, who points out that "he is a lawyer who is very involved in the structuring of the project and is very good."Jorge Oria y Anaya is frequently retained by both lenders and energy companies for projects in Mexico.

Senior statesperson Thomas Mueller-Gastell is held in high esteem by marker observers for his solid projects expertise in Mexico. A client says: "We work with him as he provides insight that most other lawyers are unable to offer."

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Overview

Our Firm represents national and international lenders, investors, developers and contractors in connection with the financing, development and implementation of energy and infrastructure projects, including, among others, power (renewables and conventional), oil & gas (upstream, midstream and downstream), roads, water treatment, airports and ports. 

Our representation includes all stages of the projects, including providing advice related to project financing, bidding processes, project development, equity investment and divestiture, due diligence, regulatory matters, permitting, land and rights of way, offtake agreements, engineering, procurement, construction, operation, maintenance and other related agreements. Our projects team provides an integrated service in conjunction with other practice areas of the Firm, particularly our environmental and social and tax teams.

Through the past four decades, our award-winning projects team has gained a deep understanding of the relevant industries and has constantly adapted to meet market trends, changes in regulation and the need to provide innovative and sophisticated services to our clients.

Members

Oria y Anaya, Jorge (Head of Department)

Santacruz González, Federico (Head of Department)

del Valle, Gabriel

Echeverria González, Alejandra

Jiménez Adorno, Asaf

Mueller-Gastell, Thomas

Olivo Villa, Octavio

Clients

Ainda, Energía & Infraestructura

Allianz Global Investors

Bancomext

BBVA

BlackRock

Comexhidro

ENGIE

EVM Energía

Fisterra Energy

Grupo México

ING

Mexico Infrastructure Partners

Mizuho

Natixis

NordLB

Recurrent Energy Mexico Development

Santander

The Bank of Tokyo-­‐Mitsubishi

Industries

Banks

Energy

Financial Services

Government

Mining & Metals

Transportation

Utilities

Projects

Ritch Mueller

firm
Location

Av. Pedregal No. 24 10th floor

Molino del Rey

Mexico City

Ciudad de México

Mexico

11040

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Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 18 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Highlight

Mexico Infrastructure Partners' (EXI) MXN$22,159 million issuance

Authors: Gabriel del Valle Mendiola, Gabriel Robles Beistegui, Juan Carlos Rodríguez Hernández, Juan Carlos Pérez Rocha Caudillo, Roberto Rosas Rangel

Highlight

Fisterra Energy's USD$1.100 million financing

Authors: Thomas Mueller-Gastell, José Berrueta Ochoa, Santiago Llano Zapatero, Héctor A. Garza Cervera, Eduardo García Ruiz, Estuardo Anaya Soto, Javier Arreola Marván, Leopoldo Fragoso Montes, Nicole Gresati Fernández

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Mexico

Projects


Federico Santacruz González
Band 2
Jorge Oria y Anaya
Band 3
Thomas Mueller-Gastell
Senior Statespeople