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Rainer Walz focuses his practice on real estate projects, infrastructure, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate counseling. Rainer has extensive experience with official authorities regarding the bidding process under private-public partnership (PPP) projects, such as hospitals, desalination plants, roads, water systems, and aquariums, and has advised hotels, industrial warehouses, and funds in connection with the acquisition and sale of real estate assets (buildings and land).

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2021, Rainer advised: the Institute for Social Security and Services for State Workers (ISSSTE) in the bidding process of three hospitals; the Water Commission of the State of Sonora and the Water Commission of Los Cabos on the legal terms of a PPP to build, operate, and maintain a desalination plant; the State of Sinaloa and the Municipality of Mazatlán for the launch of a PPP project to build a new aquarium; and private companies, such as BlackRock and Constructora y Edificadora GIA, during the bidding process of PPP infrastructure projects, including unsolicited proposals.


  • BBVA, SMBC, and Mexican development bank grant $282 million loan for construction and operation of Guadalajara's Subway Line 4Jones Day acted as local counsel to a consortium of lenders, led by BBVA México, S.A. Institución de Banca Múltiple as agent, in the structuring and implementation of a US$282.75 million loan facility for Consorcio Tren Ligero Línea 4 Guadalajara, S.A.P.I. de C.V.
  • Banobras grants waiver to San Matías windfarm to be acquired by Fibra OrionJones Day advised Banco Nacional De Obras y Servicios Públicos, S.N.C. (Banobras) to grant the financing authorizations for the acquisition of Fuerza Eólica San Matías (San Matías windfarm) by Fibra Orion.
  • Alianza Malinalco provides subordinated structured financing to Construobras De la Garza GroupJones Day advised Alianza Malinalco, a subsidiary of Beel Infra, in granting a subordinated structured financing for 210 million Mexican pesos denominated in UDIs to a trust created by Construobras De la Garza group.
  • Beel Infra provides subordinated loan to AunetiJones Day advised Beel Infra, together with its investment vehicles, in granting a subordinated loan for up to 1.5 billion Mexican pesos denominated in UDIs, to Autovía Necaxa - Tihuatlán, S.A. de C.V. (Auneti), concessionaire of the Necaxa - Tihuatlán highway in Mexico.
  • Marelli Group first-ever use of simplified rehabilitation proceedings in Japan to cram-down creditorsJones Day represented Marelli Holdings Co., Ltd. in the restructuring of its US$7 billion senior debt facilities, which included the coordination and implementation of a sponsor selection process, an out-of-court Turnaround ADR process, and the first-ever use of simplified rehabilitation proceedings in Japan to cram-down creditors, and the subsequent implementation and documentation of its restructured financing arrangements across sixteen different jurisdictions outside Japan.
  • Alianza Malinalco provides US$24 million financing for development of Even Group Telecom business in MexicoJones Day advised Alianza Mailinalco, a subsidiary of Beel Infra, in granting a loan for up to US$24 million in pesos to Neutral Networks, as borrower, and Grupo Even Telecom and Even Telecom, as guarantors, for the development and growth of Even Group telecom business in Mexico.
  • Syndicate of lenders provide $300 million green financing to FUNO for development of "Mitikah"Jones Day advised Banco Santander (as green agent, administrative agent, and lender), BBVA, HSBC, Banco Sabadell (Sabcapital), Banregio, and Intercam Banco (as lenders) in the execution of a green credit facility in Mexican pesos equivalent to US$300 million granted to a vehicle controlled by Fibra UNO (FUNO) for the construction and development of "Mitikah", a mixed-use residential, business, and commercial real estate project located in Mexico City.
  • Investment banking and securities firm provides US$121 million multiple currency financing to SIIGO, S.A.S.Jones Day advised an investment banking and securities firm on Mexican law matters in connection with US$121 million multiple currency financing provided to SIIGO, S.A.S. for the acquisition of the Aspel Company.