Expertise

Experience

Our lawyers have participated directly in the following projects and activities:

  • Mexican Energy Ministry
    Electricity Reform
    Currently advising the Energy Ministry, in alliance with CMS Cameron McKenna, on the implementation of the Wholesale Electricity Market and the restructuring of CFE (including the drafting and publication of the Electricity Market Bases and Business Practice Manuals).
  • Iberdrola
    Commercial strategy under new legal framework
    Advising on Iberdrola’s commercial strategy in Mexico and the understanding of the new legal framework in the energy sector
  • Engie
    Round One for extraction of hydrocarbons
    Advice on its participation in Round One, called by the National Hydrocarbons Commission for the award of licenses for the extraction of hydrocarbons in onshore areas. Round One represents the first tender for the award of contracts for extraction of hydrocarbons in Mexico. Round One is the most tangible result of the Energy Reform
  • Mota-Engil
    Implementation of various electricity projects
    Advice on the reactivation of 14 hydroelectric and thermal plants that belonged to Luz y Fuerza del Centro (LyFC), for the sale of electricity to the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE). The project will be executed in stages, with an initial investment of MXN $12 billion (the first plants are expected to be operating before the end of the year) and an expected total investment of MXN $150 billion over 8-10 years, when all plants are expected to be running on full capacity.
  • ENEL Green Power
    Various Renewable Energy projects
    Advice on renewable projects and distribution / commercialization of electricity, including (i) New geothermal legislation and regulations, (ii) Enel’s involvement in distribution and commercialization of electricity under the new legal framework, and (iii) Implementation of various self-supply wind projects
  • Arendal
    Restoration of Storage Tanks with Pemex - Salina Cruz Refinery
    Advice on the possible association with Pemex, as well as on the conceptualization of the legal model that shall be used, for the restoration and maintenance of storage tanks in an oil refinery in Salina Cruz, Oaxaca
  • Ienova (subsidiary of Sempra Energy)
    Commercial strategy under new legal framework
    Advice on regulatory matters and queries regarding the new electricity legal framework in Mexico
  • Undisclosed client (USA / Mexico developer)
    Thermoelectric Plant on Mexico-USA border
    Advice on the migration to the new electricity legal framework in Mexico of a thermoelectric plant with a total installed capacity of 495 MW located in Hidalgo County, Texas, USA. This project is capable of generating electricity in the ERCOT System (USA) and the National Electricity System (Mexico) on an independent basis.
  • Solar Century
    Various solar projects in Mexico
    Advice on the implementation of 5 new solar projects in Mexico under the new Mexican electricity industry legal framework. The generated electricity will be used for its participation in long-term biddings, as well as in the short-term market.
  • Spanish Power
    Renewable energy projects in Mexico
    Advising Spanish Power on its establishment in Mexico for the development of solar and other renewable energy projects
  • Consorcio integrado por Sacyr Concesiones de México, Banco Invex y Grupo Simsa
    Tuxpan-Tula Pipeline
    Advice to the consortium on its participation in the public bidding procedure for the award of a contract for the transportation of Natural Gas. The project involves the EPC of a 237km pipeline from Veracruz to Hidalgo, Mexico, as well as the daily transport service of 750 million cubic ft of natural gas to the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE).
  • Faster Natural Gas (Fastgas)
    LNG Public Bidding - Baja California
    Advice on the structuring of client's participation in a public bidding called by the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) for the provision of a natural gas transport service in Baja California.
  • Arendal
    Restoration of Storage Tanks with Pemex - Pajaritos Refinery
    Advice on the possible association with Pemex, as well as on the conceptualization of the legal model that shall be used, for the restoration and maintenance of storage tanks in an oil refinery in Pajaritos, Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz.
  • Mexico Power Group
    Wind farms for self-supply in various Mexican states
    Wind farms for self-supply in various Mexican states Advice on the development of various wind farms for the generation of electricity for self-supply in several Mexican states, with a total installed capacity of approximately 1,000 MW over a period of 5 years.
  • Mexico Power Group
    Wind energy projects in Mexico
    Advice on the development of various wind farms for the generation of electricity in several Mexican states, with a total installed capacity of 1,500 to 2,000 MW.
  • Mexico City Government
    "Bordo Poniente" Waste Landfill PPP Project
    Advice on a PPP project for the closure of the main waste landfill in Mexico City (the largest in Latin America), and recovery and concession of the methane gas to generate electricity for self-supply purposes
  • Mexican Energy Ministry
    Power Sector Secondary Legislation
    Advising the Mexican Energy Ministry on drafting reform initiatives for the Electricity Industry Legislation and Geothermal Legislation to be submitted to Federal Congress in the context of the constitutional energy reform
  • Banco Interacciones
    Wind farm for self-supply in Sonora
    Wind farm for the self-supply of electricity for municipalities in the state of Sonora. WLL is providing legal advice on the conceptualization and implementation of the project.
  • Mexico Power Group
    La Rumorosa Wind Farm
    Advice on the structuring and negotiation of PPP contracts for the self-supply of electricity for various municipalities in the state of Baja California, through a wind farm located in the La Rumorosa region.
  • Geomex
    Wind farm in Chiapas
    Advice on the development of a 30 MW wind farm in the state of Chiapas for state and municipal self-supply
  • Undisclosed Client
    Tidal to Power project for port infrastructure
    PPA for enabling port infrastructure for power generation using tidal technologies at a national level
  • T Solar / Isolux
    Solar & Wind Projects in Northern Mexico
    Advice on a solar project and a wind project in northern Mexico for self-supply purposes and sale of power to CFE, with a total capacity of over 45MW
  • Mexico Power Group
    Self-Supply Project for VW from La Bufa Wind Farm
    Advice on the structuring and negotiation of a contract for the self-supply of electricity for Volkswagen de México, from La Bufa wind farm, located in the state of Zacatecas, with a total installed capacity of 180MW.
  • Mexico Power Group
    Self-Supply Project for municipalities from La Bufa Wind Farm
    Advice on the structuring and negotiation of contracts for the self-supply of electricity for various municipalities in the state of Zacatecas, from La Bufa wind farm, located in said state, with a total installed capacity of 180MW.
  • T Solar / Isolux
    Development of Solar Farm in Baja California Sur
    Advice on the development of a 5MW solar farm under the modality of small producer; advice on various regulatory issues with the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) and the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE)
  • Ictineo Capital
    Development of high-technology wind farms in Mexico
    Advice on the negotiation of an exclusivity contract in Mexico with a European company, for the commercialization of EOLO® high-tech turbines for the development of wind farms
  • Geomex
    Self-supply of electricity through wind farm in Chiapas
    Advice on the structuring and negotiation of a services agreement with the world’s second largest cinematography company, for the self-supply of electricity through a wind farm located in the state of Chiapas, with a total installed capacity of 20MW
  • Undisclosed Client
    Waste to energy project in a Mexican State
    Waste to energy project for self-supplying electricity for various municipalities in a Mexican State. WLL is advising on the structure and implementation of the project
  • Victus Solar
    Purchase of solar farm in Sonora
    Advice on the structuring and negotiation of a purchase option agreement for a solar farm located in the state of Sonora for the generation of solar energy for self-supply; advice during the due diligence of the project
  • Undisclosed Client
    Wind project in central Mexico for self-supply purposes
    Advice on the structuring, financing and implementation of a new, state of the art wind technology project for self-supply purposes in central Mexico, with a total installed capacity of 40MW.
  • Undisclosed Client
    Self-supply of electricity from renewable sources
    Advising client on its electricity requirements and negotiating a 60MW PPA with potential renewable power producers.
  • Mexico Power Group
    Los Vergeles Wind Farm
    Advice on the development of a wind farm to be located in the Los Vergeles region of the state of Tamaulipas; advice on the implementation of the PPP contract for the self-supply of electricity to various municipalities in said state
  • Mi Granja Solar
    Solar farm for self-supply
    Advice on various regulatory issues, including obtaining a self-supply permit from the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE), for the development of a solar project in the state of Yucatan
  • Mexico Power Group
    Self-supply project in Puebla
    Advice on the implementation of PPP contracts for the self-supply of electricity to various municipalities in the state of Puebla.
  • Mexico City Government
    Central de Abastos Waste to Energy
    Advice on the conceptualization and implementation of a waste to energy project for the Central de Abastos (supplier of all supermarkets) in Mexico City
  • InterAmerican Development Bank
    Renewable self-supply project in La Paz, Baja California Sur
    Advice on the conceptualization and implementation of a renewable energies (solar / wind) project for the self-supply of the municipality of La Paz in Baja California Sur

    Efficient public lighting project in La Paz, Baja California Sur
    Advice on the conceptualization and implementation of a project to install and operate efficient public lighting equipment (LEDs) in the municipality of La Paz, Baja California Sur
  • Government of the Municipality of Puebla
    Waste to Energy project
    Legal advice (acting with PWC as financial advisors) on the conceptualization and implementation of a waste to energy project for self-supply of the Municipality of Puebla and other municipalities
  • USAID
    Manual on Renewable Energies and the Energy Sector Transition
    Legal advice and collaboration on the drafting of a manual for the instrumentation of renewable energies projects and for accomplishing the energy sector transition at state and municipal levels
  • Energía del Agua, S.A. (EASA)
    Power self-supply Project under hydroelectric technology
    Advice on structuring a 24 MW hydroelectric project in the Municipality of Tecate, Baja California, for self-supply purposes
  • Government of the State of Tamaulipas
    Power self-supply derived from municipal solid waste
    Advice on structuring a pilot Waste-to-Energy PPP project for the final disposal of waste to generate electricity for self-supply purposes
  • EOSOL Energy (Spain)
    Power self-supply derived from solar farms
    Advice on the development of solar farms in Mexico for self-supply purposes
  • WaterCapital
    Execution of a power generation project derived from solar energy
    Advice on the implementation of a power self-supply project from solar energy for its use in various buildings of a transnational chain of retail stores throughout Mexico
  • ICA
    Los Caracoles/Punta Negra Hydroelectric Project in San Juan, Argentina

    Advice on the private offer, on the structuring of the consortium in charge and on the negotiation of the EPC contract for the Los Caracoles/Punta Negra Hydroelectric Project in San Juan, Argentina.

    Caruachi Hydroelectric Project in Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela
    Advice on the structuring of the consortium responsible for the civil engineering Works of the Caruachi Hydroelectric Project in Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela.

  • Mexican Federal Government (Energy Regulatory Commission)
    Structural reform on natural gas
    Advice on the elaboration of the legal reform on natural gas and on the implementation of the new regulatory framework for the transportation, storage and distribution of natural gas in Mexico.

    Structural reform of the power sector
    Advice on the design and development of a constitutional and legal reform initiative for the power sector in Mexico.

 

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