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

  • Grupo Gigante refinances more than MXN$10 billion peso banking debt in multi-phase transactionJones Day represented Grupo Gigante in connection with a multi-phase refinancing of its more than MXN$10 billion peso banking debt, which included the banking debt of Grupo Gigante (parent company), and its principal subsidiaries, Grupo Restaurantero Gigante (formerly known as Grupo Toks), Office Depot de México, and Gigante Grupo Inmobiliario.
  • Alianza Malinalco provides US$18.5 million financing to investment trust for Querétaro - San Luis toll roadJones Day advised Alianza Malinalco, a subsidiary of Beel Infra, in granting a subordinated loan for US$18.5 million in pesos to an investment trust created by Vise, La Peninsular and the concessionarie R&M Querétaro - San Luis.
  • Banco Santander (Spain), Caixabank, and Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (Spain) provide €193.3 million subordinated loan to Abent 3T for development of cogeneration plant in MexicoJones Day represented Banco Santander (Spain), Caixabank, and Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (Spain) in granting a subordinated loan to Abent 3T, S.A.P.I. de C.V., in Mexican pesos equivalent to €193.3 million granted for the development of a 220 MW cogeneration plant located in the state of Tabasco, Mexico.
  • Banco Santander refinances credit facility granted to Abent 3T for development of 220 MW cogeneration plant located MexicoJones Day represented Banco Santander (Spain) in the refinancing of a credit facility in Mexican pesos equivalent to US$411 million granted to Abent 3T, S.A.P.I. de C.V. for the development of a 220 MW cogeneration plant located in the state of Tabasco, Mexico.
  • Tabasco Energia España acquires majority interest in Abent 3TJones Day advised Tabasco Energia España, a subsidiary of Banco Santander, S.A., on its acquisition from A3T Luxco1 of the majority interest in Abent 3T, a project company which owns a 220 MW cogeneration plant in Tabasco, Mexico.
  • Nuctech enters joint venture with Ciclotrónica Mexicana for development of six irradiation equipmentsJones Day advised Nuctech through its Mexican subsidiary in a joint venture with Ciclotrónica Mexicana for the development, construction, licensing, operation, management, and supply of six irradiation equipments using Nuctech's E-Beam technology for sanitation and sterilization services for medical equipment, food, and miscellaneous merchandise.
  • Vitol signs retail energy supply agreements with Mexican Qualified SuppliersJones Day New York and Mexico City offices advised Vitol Electricidad de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. on lock-box security package and retail energy supply agreements with Mexican Qualified Suppliers.
  • 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.
  • Vitol launches private electricity procurement auctionJones Day New York and Mexico City offices advised Vitol Electricidad de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. on a private electricity procurement auction launched in Mexico to purchase and sell capacity, energy, clean energy certificates (CELs) and congestion differentials among renewable power generators, suppliers, marketers and end users.
  • 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.