Arturode la Parra

Associate

Mexico City + 52.55.3000.4091

Arturo de la Parra focuses his practice on a range of cross-border and domestic project and infrastructure-related lending transactions, with a particular emphasis in the renewable energy sector. He also has significant experience in structuring operations such as off-balance sheet financing and 144A green bonds offerings.

Arturo has relevant experience representing Mexican and foreign clients on their domestic and cross-border M&A, private equity, joint venture, and restructuring transactions. He also has advised private companies and governmental entities in Mexico with structuring, negotiating, and documenting public bids related to the development of public infrastructure.

Arturo advised the Mexican federal government in the financing and development of Mexico City's new international airport, including the green bonds offering for US$6 billion (the highest in Latin America), and the Fibra E shares IPO on the Mexican Stock Exchange for MXN$30 billion (the highest in Mexico).

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2013, Arturo worked in the New York office of an international law firm, where he represented American and Latin American issuers, underwriters, and others in equity and debt offerings in local and international markets.

Arturo has served as a lecturer on administrative law at the Universidad Iberoamericana.

Experience

  • Opdenergy divests majority stake in two solar photovoltaic plants in Mexico totaling 144MWp and forms Vera RenovablesJones Day represented Otras Producciones de Energía Photovoltaica, S.L. ("OPDE"), a member of the OPDE Group, in connection with the sale of 80% of its equity interests in two photovoltaic power plants, and associated electrical substations and interconnection lines, located in the Mexican states of Aguascalientes (34.2 MW) and Coahuila (82.5 MW) to an affiliate of Riverstone Holdings, an energy and power-focused private investment firm.
  • JinkoSolar sold two solar photovoltaic (PV) plants in Mexico to White River RenewablesJones Day advised JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd., one of the world's largest and most innovative solar panel manufacturers, in the sale of two solar photovoltaic (PV) plants in Mexico to White River Renewables.
  • Iberdrola Generación Mexico obtains $500 million term loanJones Day represented Iberdrola Generación Mexico, S.A. de C.V., a subsidiary of Iberdrola México, as borrower, in connection with a $500 million senior term loan financing provided by a wide syndicate of international banks and domestic Mexican private and development banks led by BBVA Bancomer, as administrative agent and global coordinator.
  • Sinohydro Mexico negotiates EPC contract for 330 MW solar power plant in Puebla, MexicoJones Day advised Sinohydro Mexico, S.A. de C.V., a subsidiary of Powerchina International, in the preparation, negotiation, and execution of an Engineering, Procurement, and Construction contract for a 330 MW solar power plant in Puebla, Mexico, including supply agreements with subcontractors.
  • Happy Hearts Mexico obtain assistance in helping children affected by natural disasters go back to schoolJones Day's Mexico City office assisted Happy Hearts Fund in corporate, labor, and tax matters, related to their efforts to reconstruct schools in Oaxaca Mexico, that were affected by the 2017 earthquakes.
  • Banco Santander México provides $86.85 million credit facility to Inmobiliaria Conjunto PolancoJones Day represented Banco Santander México in the execution of a $86.85 million credit facility provided to Inmobiliaria Conjunto Polanco, S.A.P.I. de C.V., a subsidiary of Grupo Gigante, for the construction and development of Miyana, a mixed-used residential and commercial development company located in Mexico City.
  • Banco Santander and Banco Inbursa provide credit facility to Abent 3T for refinancing of 220 MW cogeneration plant in Tabasco, MexicoJones Day advised Banco Santander in Spain and Mexico and Banco Inbursa as mandated lead arrangers in the execution of a credit facility in Mexican pesos equivalent to US$381 million granted to Abent 3T, S.A.P.I. de C.V. for the refinancing of a 220 MW cogeneration plant located in the state of Tabasco, Mexico.
  • Sinohydro Mexico negotiates EPC contract for 296 MW solar power plant in Jalisco, MexicoJones Day advised Sinohydro Mexico, S.A. de C.V., a subsidiary of Powerchina International, in the preparation, negotiation, and execution of an Engineering, Procurement, and Construction of a 296 MW solar power plant in Jalisco, Mexico, including supply agreements with subcontractors.
  • Sinohydro Mexico negotiates EPC contract for 300 MW solar power plant in Aguascalientes, MexicoJones Day advised Sinohydro Mexico, S.A. de C.V., a subsidiary of Powerchina International, in the preparation, negotiation, and execution of an Engineering, Procurement, and Construction contract for a 300 MW solar power plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico, including supply agreements with subcontractors.
  • MEXCAT and the Ministry of Finance of Mexico successfully complete US$1.8 billion tender offer of bonds and consent solicitationJones Day represented the Mexican Private Trust known as MEXCAT and the Ministry of Finance of Mexico in connection with the issuance of four series of bonds under a Rule 144A offering in the amount of US$6.0 billion in the tender offer to re-purchase up to US$1.8 billion bonds and consent solicitation to remove from the indentures all references to the collateral consisting on revenues of the New Mexico City Airport.
  • Cemex and Pattern Energy complete financial closing of sale of San Matias windfarmJones Day represented Cemex, S.A.B. de C.V. and Pattern Energy Group in the sale of 100% of the outstanding equity interest of Fuerza Eólica de San Matías, S. de R.L. de C.V., a project company which owns a 30 MW wind electricity generation project under development in Baja California, Mexico, commonly known as “San Matías”.
  • Jinko Solar and Energía Solar San Ignacio complete $31 million 25.02 MWp photovoltaic solar power plant project in MexicoJones Day represented Jinko Solar, as sponsor, and its project company, Energía Solar San Ignacio, S. de R.L de C.V., in connection with the development, construction, operation, and financing of Jinko’s 25.02 MWp photovoltaic solar power plant and associated electrical substation and interconnection line located in the State of Yucatan in the municipality of San Ignacio, Progreso, Mexico.
  • Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de México completes MXN$30 billion IPO of Fibra E Shares on Mexican Stock ExchangeJones Day advised Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de México, S.A. De C.V. in connection with its MXN$30 billion (US$1.6 billion) initial public offering of Fibra E Shares on the Mexican Stock Exchange.
  • Jinko Solar completes first long-term financing of $135 million 130 MW photovoltaic solar power project in MexicoJones Day represented Jinko Solar, as sponsor, and its project company, Solar Park Viborillas, S. de R.L. de C.V., in connection with the development, construction, and senior financing of Jinko’s 130 MW photovoltaic solar power project to be constructed in Las Viborillas, Jalisco, Mexico.
  • Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de Mexico completes $4 billion Green Bond offeringJones Day advised Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de Mexico on Mexican law matters for the issuance of USD$4 billion Green Bonds, through the Mexico City Airport Trust.
  • Nuctech sells 39 mobile x-ray scanners for $84 millionJones Day advised Nuctech Company Limited in the sale of 39 mobile x-ray scanners for $84 million.
  • Fisterra Energy sells Ventika to IEnova for $900 millionJones Day advised Fisterra Energy, a subsidiary of The Blackstone Group, on Mexican law matters in the approximately $900 million sale of Ventika, a Mexican wind farm, to IEnova, a Sempra Energy subsidiary in Mexico.
  • Mexico City Airport Trust completes $2 billion Green Bond offering for construction of new Mexico City International AirportJones Day advised the Mexico City Airport Trust (NAICM) through Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de Mexico, on Mexican law matters to execute an initial two tranche 10 and 30 year 144A and Regulation S bond offering for $2 billion.
  • Mexico City Airport Trust obtains Green Bond rating of GB1 by Moody'sJones Day advised the Mexico City Airport Trust in obtaining a Green Bond Assessment of GB1 from Moody's, to the Senior Secured Notes to be issued to partially fund the design, construction, development, and operation of the Mexico City New International Airport (NAICM).
  • 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).
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