MarianaGonzález

Associate

Mexico City + 52.55.3000.5050

Mariana González advises international and domestic clients in the energy industry, focusing her practice on the development of electricity projects, including those regulated by the prior regime in Mexico before the 2013 energy reform legislation. She represents clients in regulatory matters related to energy projects and also drafts and negotiates transactional documents in the industry, such as supply, storage service, land use, and project finance agreements. She has experience handling due diligence reviews of energy projects and participating and advising in the finance stage of projects.

Mariana's recent representations include advising Jinko Solar in the $135 million financing of its photovoltaic solar power project in Mexico; Grupo Renovalia in the development of two wind farms with a total installed capacity of 137.5 MW in Oaxaca, Mexico; Toyota Motor Manufacturing in the negotiation of a long-term natural gas commercialization agreement; and the acquisition of Son de Insurgentes by ENGIE corporate group.

Mariana also has participated in M&A projects in the energy, automotive, and pharmaceutical industries and served a secondment in the corporate legal department at Iberdrola Mexico.

Experience

  • Chevron sold 43% stake in two Colombian gas production fields to HocolJones Day represented Chevron Petroleum Company ("Chevron"), a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX), in the sale of its 43% interest in the Association Contract and related rights and assets, pursuant to which Chevron operates certain upstream natural gas assets in the Chuchupa natural gas field in the Caribbean Sea and Ballena fields in the province of La Guajira, Colombia, to Hocol, S.A. ("Hocol"), a subsidiary of state-owned Ecopetrol S.A. ("Ecopetrol").
  • Diversenergy acquired by Stabilis Energy, Inc. and forms Energía Superior Gas Natural LLC joint ventureJones Day advised Diversenergy, LLC in its acquisition by Stabilis Energy, Inc. and the formation of a joint venture named Energía Superior Gas Natural LLC between Grupo CLISA, Stabilis Energy, Inc. and the former owners of Diversenergy to develop the LNG market in Mexico.
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing negotiates power purchase agreement with CFE CalificadosJones Day assisted Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Guanajuato, S.A. de C.V. as off-taker in the drafting and negotiation of a power purchase agreement with CFE Calificados, S.A. de C.V.
  • Patrón Tequila acquired by BacardiJones Day advised Patrón Spirits International AG ("Patrón") in connection with the acquisition by Bacardi Limited of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Patrón.
  • Elecnor assigns $10.3 million of credit rights from contracts with the Comisión Federal de ElectricidadJones Day advised Elecnor, S.A. and Elecnor México, S.A. de C.V. regarding a US$10.3 million assignment of credit rights by Elecnor, S.A. and Elecnor México, S.A. de C.V. to Bankia, S.A. in connection with two contracts of works with the Comisión Federal de Electricidad.
  • 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.
  • Procter & Gamble Manufacturing México negotiates power purchase agreement with Energía de ApizacoJones Day assisted Procter & Gamble Manufacturing México, S. de R.L. de C.V., as Consumer, in the elaboration and negotiation of a Contract of Generation and Delivery of Electric Energy (PPA) with Energía de Apizaco, S.A.P.I. DE C.V., as Producer.
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing negotiates long term natural gas commercialization agreement with Igasamex BajíoJones Day assisted Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Guanajuato, S.A. de C.V., as user, in the elaboration and negotiation of a long term natural gas commercialization agreement with Igasamex Bajío, S. de R.L. de C.V.
  • Desarrollos Eólicos Mexicanos de Oaxaca 2, Renovalia's subsidiary, obtains MXN$3.5 billion loanJones Day advised Desarrollos Eólicos Mexicanos de Oaxaca 2, S.A.P.I. de C.V., a Renovalia subsidiary, in connection with a MXN$3.5 billion (US$177.5 million) loan provided by Banco Mercantil del Norte, S.A., Institución de Banca Múltiple; CaixaBank, S.A.; and Nacional Financiera, S.N.C., Institución de Banca de Desarrollo and its collateral agreements.
  • Iberdrola Renovables México subsidiary obtains financing for wind farm project in Puebla, MexicoJones Day advised Pier II Quelcholac Felipe Ángeles, S.A. de C.V., a subsidiary of Iberdrola Renovables México, S.A. de C.V., in connection with a MXN$1.121 billion (US$60 million) loan provided by Nacional Financiera, S.N.C., Institución de Banca de Desarrollo for the construction and development of a wind farm project with a total generating capacity of 66 MW located in Puebla, Mexico.
  • Solairedirect acquires Sol de InsurgentesJones Day assisted Solairedirect, a global renewable company of Engie corporate group, in the acquisition of Sol de Insurgentes, S. de R.L de C.V., a company the CENACE awarded the first long term auction and which is currently developing a 23 MWac photovoltaic power generation project in the State of Baja California Sur in the municipality of Comondú.
  • Grupo Gigante restaurants acquires WingsJones Day advised Restaurantes Toks, S.A. de C.V., a subsidiary of Grupo Gigante, in connection with the acquisition of 9 Restaurants operated by Wings from Fly by Wings, S.A. de C.V.
  • MGM Innova Capital invests in three renewable energy projectsJones Day assisted MGM Innova Capital, LLC as investor for three renewable energy projects developed by Energreen, S.A.P.I. de C.V., an electric power producer that captures and uses biogas from certain sanitary landfills.
  • Desarrollos Eólicos Mexicanos de Oaxaca 1, Renovalia's subsidiary, issues $126 million of stock market certificatesJones Day advised Desarrollos Eólicos Mexicanos de Oaxaca 1, S.A.P.I. de C.V. (“Demex”), a Renovalia subsidiary, in connection with its issuance of $126 million of stock market certificates guaranteed by a trust agreement and a pledge agreement governed.
  • Iberdrola acquires wind farmJones Day advised Iberdrola in the acquisition of a 70MW wind farm in Oaxaca, Mexico to Gamesa.
  • Grupo Gigante drafts and negotiates power purchase agreementsJones Day assisted various affiliates of Grupo Gigante, including Restaurantes Toks, as off-takers in the elaboration and negotiation of a master agreement and seven power purchase agreements under the self supply scheme for an aggregate annual power of 85 GWh which were executed with Thermion Energy through its affiliates as generators.
  • Desarrollos Eólicos Mexicanos de Oaxaca 1 obtains MXN$220 million loanJones Day advised Desarrollos Eólicos Mexicanos de Oaxaca 1, S.A.P.I. de C.V (“Demex”), in connection with the drafting and negotiation of a MXN$220 million (US$12.2 million) loan provided by Banco Santander (México), S.A., Institución de Banca Múltiple, Grupo Financiero, Santander México to be used to create a reserve for the service debt of certain stock market certificates issued by Demex for a total amount of MXN$2.1 billion (US$126 million) and a reserve for operation and maintenance of the project developed by Demex.
  • Crowne Group acquires Vari-Form from Sun Capital PartnersJones Day represented Crowne Group LLC, a leading manufacturer and distributor of both aftermarket and original equipment manufacturer component parts for the automotive and other industrial equipment markets, in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Vari-Form, Inc., a manufacturer of lightweight, hydroformed structural parts, from Sun Capital Partners.
  • XIO Group acquires COMPO EXPERT business from Triton PartnersJones Day advised XIO Group on the fund's inaugural investment in the secondary leveraged buyout from Triton Partners of the COMPO EXPERT business, a leading supplier of specialty fertilizer products for professional applications.
  • Peaked Hill Partners completes equity injection with Arc InternationalJones Day represented Peaked Hill Partners LLC ("PHP") in connection with an equity injection from an investor group led by PHP in Arc International, a producer of glass tableware, completing the group's recapitalization, and providing funds for the modernization of their main production site in Arques, France, funding of a Social Plan linked to the restructuring plan, and various growth initiatives.
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