Albertode la Parra


Mexico City + 52.55.3000.4087

Recognized as a leading Latin American lawyer in infrastructure, Alberto de la Parra focuses his practice on the energy, oil and gas, toll roads, mining, aviation, and airport sectors. His areas of practice include project structuring, corporate and project finance, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate counseling.

Alberto has significant experience representing clients in structuring infrastructure and energy generation projects in Mexico including projects related to the transportation sector.

In the infrastructure sector, Alberto has been assisting the entity entrusted with the construction of the new Mexico City Airport on numerous financings including a US$1.0B financing, US$3.0 billion revolving credit agreement, and two green 144A bonds issuances, the first for US$2.0 billion in 2016 and most recently for US$4.0 billion in 2017.

In the energy sector, he represented a consortium led by Fisterra Energy on the structuring of the largest wind farm (360 MW) in Mexico from the project point of view and its structured financing. Alberto is involved in the oil and gas industry assisting clients on their participation in the opening of the sector to private investment.


  • Syndicate of lenders provide $607 million financing to subsidiary of First Reserve to acquire Pemex assetsJones Day advised Banco Santander (Mexico) S.A.; Banco Nacional de Obras y Servicios Publicos, S.N.C. (Banobras); Banco Nacional de Mexico S.A., integrante del Grupo Financiero Banamex (Banamex); Natixis, New York Branch; The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.; and Intesa Sanpaolo S.P.A., New York Branch, as co-lead arrangers, in connection with the $607 million debt financing provided to a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Reserve to acquire from Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) an ultra-low sulfur gasoline facility located at the refinery Francisco I. Madero in Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas Mexico (GUBA).
  • Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de Mexico sponsors $3 billion credit facility for construction of Mexico City New International AirportJones Day advised Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (GACM), as sponsor, in connection with a $3 billion revolving credit facility through a syndicated loan with HSBC, as administrative agent, Citigroup and JP Morgan, as global coordinators for construction of the Mexico City New International Airport.
  • Fisterra Energy subsidiary of Blackstone Energy Partners acquires and finances "Ventika," Mexico's largest wind farmJones Day advised Fisterra Energy, a subsidiary of The Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) on the acquisition, financing, and construction of a 252 MW twin wind farm.
  • Corporación Scribe acquired by Bio PappelJones Day represented Corporación Scribe shareholders in the sale of the controlling interest in Corporación Scribe and Grupo Papelero Scribe, Mexico's largest producer of notebooks and a manufacturer and distributor of bond paper products, to Grupo Bio Pappel, S.A. de C.V., the main shareholder of Bio Pappel, the largest paper manufacturer in Mexico.
  • Empresas ICA sells interest in Proactive Medio AmbienteJones Day advised Controladora de Operaciones de Infraestructura, S.A. de C.V., a subsidiary of Mexico infrastructure and construction company Empresas ICA, on the sale of a minority interest in the environmental services company Proactive Medio Ambiente México, S.A. de C.V.
  • Provider of cloud computing services is advised on worldwide telecoms regulationsJones Day advises a cloud computing provider on compliance with the applicable telecoms regulations across several jurisdictions across the world.
  • Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de Mexico sponsors $1 billion mini-perm loan for construction of Mexico City New International AirportJones Day advised Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., as sponsor, in a $1 billion mini-perm loan for the project financing of the Mexico City New International Airport.
  • CONOISA and Santander Capital Structuring acquire wind farm power project to be developed by CONOISAJones Day represented Controladora de Operaciones de Infraestructura, S.A. de C.V. ("CONOISA"), a subsidiary of Grupo ICA, S.A. de C.V., in an association process with Santander Capital Structuring, S.A. de C.V., to acquire a greenfield project for the development of a wind farm power project with a generation capacity of approximately 60MW.
  • Invenergy Clean Power partners with Enesa Energia S.A. de C.V. in joint venture for project development in MexicoJones Day advised Invenergy Clean Power LLC, in a partnership with Enesa Energía S.A. de C.V. which will join Mexichem S.A.B. de C.V., as a consortium, which participated in a selection process to develop a cogeneration project, with a capacity of 530 MW and 800 tons of steam an hour.
  • Invenergy acquires issued and outstanding capital stockJones Day advised Invenergy, LLC in the acquisition of one hundred percent (100%) of the issued and outstanding capital stock owned by a Spanish corporate group in the following companies; (i) Parque Eólico de Fenicias, S.A. de C.V., (ii) Parque Eólico de Lecias, S.A. de C.V., (iii) Parque Eólico de Apeliotes, S.A. de C.V., and (iv) Parque Eólico de Boreas, S.A. de C.V., all of which are Mexican entities which shall develop wind power projects in the Mexican states of Baja California, Nuevo León, Sonora and Coahuila, for an estimated capacity of 600 MW.
  • Ventika finances large wind farm in MexicoJones Day represented Ventika S.A. de C.V., an owner and operator of wind power plants, in connection with the $600 million project financing for the construction of a large wind farm with a total generating capacity of 253 MW located in Mexico.
  • Additional Publications

    • June 2014Initiative for Laws Regulating Mexican Energy Reform Presented Before the Federal Congress
    • May 2017Mexico Introduces Industrial Safety and Environmental Protection Provisions for Hydrocarbon Pipelines
    • Mayo 2017México Adopta Disposiciones de Seguridad Industrial y Protección al Medio Ambiente para Ductos de Hidrocarburos
    • August 2016Mexico Oil and Gas: Pemex Announces Bidding Process for Trion Block
    • July 2016Mexican National Hydrocarbons Commission Publishes Round Two Bid Guidelines
    • March 2016End of PEMEX's Downstream Monopoly in Mexico
    • December 2015Mexico Announces First Deepwater Oil and Gas Auction
    • Septiembre 2015Fideicomisos de Inversión en Energía e Infraestructura
    • Septiembre 2015Fideicomisos de Inversión en Energía e Infraestructura
    • September 2015Framework for Mexican Investment Trusts in Energy and Infrastructure Is Now Official
    • September 2015Mexico Releases Framework for Investment Trusts in Energy and Infrastructure
    • July 2015Mexico's Energy Ministry Plans Auctions for Extraction, Exploration Rights
    • Julio 2015Plan Quinquenal de Licitaciones para la Exploración y Extracción de Hidrocarburos
    • Junio 2015La Comisión Federal de Electricidad Licitará Proyectos por 10 Mil Millones de Dólares
    • June 2015Mexico's Federal Electricity Commission Announces New Projects for US$10 Billion
    • May 2015Mexican National Hydrocarbons Commission Announces Round One Third Bid
    • April 2015Mexico Moves Forward in the Implementation of Clean Energy Certificates
    • April 2015México avanza en la implementación de certificados de energía limpia
    • March 2015Mexico's New Electricity Market Guidelines
    • February 2015Third Announcement of Tenders for Mexican Electric Energy and Gas Pipelines Projects by the Comisión Federal de Electricidad
    • December 2014Mexican National Hydrocarbons Commission Issues First Call for Round One Bids
    • December 2014What's Next for Mexico's Oil and Gas Industry
    • November 2014Mexican President Peña Promulgates Regulations to the Secondary Laws of the Energy Reform
    • October 2014Mexico's New Regulatory Framework for Oil and Gas: Transportation, Refining, Environmental, and Tax
    • September 2014Private Investment in Mexican Natural Resources
    • August 2014New Electricity Legal Framework in Mexico
    • June 2014Initiative for Laws Regulating Mexican Energy Reform Presented Before Mexico's Federal Congress
    • 2014年1月墨西哥国会批准石油和天然气行业向私有投资者开放的法案
    • December 2013Mexican Congress Approves Bill to Open Mexico's Electricity Industry to Private Investors
    • December 2013Mexican Congress Approves Bill to Open Oil and Gas Sector to Private Investment
    • August 2013Mexican Government Looking to Open Mexico's Oil, Gas, and Electricity Industries to Private Investors
    • July 2013Mexican Government Announces "National Program of Investment in Infrastructure and Communications"
    • May 2013Mexico's New Telecommunications Legal Framework

    Speaking Engagements

    • June 10, 2014Reformas Constitucionales en México: transformando el sector energético
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