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Rodrigo Orozco Waters represents clients in public and private financing projects as well as foreign investment transactions in the infrastructure, energy, manufacturing, financial, and commercial sectors in Mexico. Rodrigo has advised the Mexican federal government in the securitization of several funds and assets through the Mexican Stock Exchange, as well as the issuance of catastrophic bonds through the World Bank. He regularly advises states and municipalities in issuances of debt through the Mexican Stock Exchange and has been involved in many of the largest state-debt restructurings and refinancings in Mexico, having advised both banks and states.

Rodrigo also has broad experience in M&A transactions involving the financial and other regulated sectors.

Capabilities

Experience

  • APP Caminos del Sur. Represented Banco Azteca (BAZ) in the granting of a syndicated loan in favor of Conservadora Mexiquense de Caminos del Sur (Conservadora) to be used in the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Project for the rehabilitation and conservation of 1,637 kilometers of roads and highways in the State of Mexico. The loan was granted in the amount of MXN$4'470,000,000.00 and is divided into several tranches.
  • Tren Maya. Represented BANOBRAS in the financing to ICA, to be used in the construction of the fourth section of the Mayan Train (Izamal-Cancun), in the amount of 4 billion pesos.
  • Gran Museo del Mundo Maya. Represented Banorte in the acquisition, via financial factoring, of the collection rights for 4 Billion Pesos derived from the termination payments that the State of Yucatán must cover in connection with the Service Contract of the Gran Museo del Mundo Maya de Mérida.
  • APP Veracruz. Advised the Mexican Federal Government in the negotiation of the first Public-Private Partnership Contract for the construction of a Federal Penitentiary Center located in the State of Veracruz with an initial investment of 6 Billion Pesos.°
  • CATBONDS. Advised the Mexican Federal Government in the issuance and international placement of Mexico's Catastrophic Bonds.°
  • Bonos Verdes. In 2017 and 2018, advised Mexico City’s Government in the implementation and structuring of an annual issuance program backed by the Federal Government. This was the first green bonds issuance of its kind made by a city in Latin America.°
  • Subnational Debt Restructuring. Represented several Mexican states and municipalities in the restructuring and refinancing of their total public debt for amounts up to 50 Billion Pesos.°
  • CDMX Earthquake. Advised the Government of Mexico City in the negotiation and implementation of a trust for the granting of mortgage loans to people affected by the earthquake in Mexico City in 2017.°
  • Bonos CIEN. Advised the Federal Government of Mexico and its 32 Federal Entities in the securitization of the Fondo de Aportaciones Múltiples (FAM) for the placement of 50 Billion Pesos for the development and construction of educational infrastructure.°
  • CPS OADPRS. Represented the Federal Government in the financing and compliance of the agreements for the provision of services for 8 Federal Penitentiary Centers.°
  • Represented one of the main bondholders in the restructuring and bankruptcy proceeding of a developer of sustainable energy technologies and projects. The company’s original issuance program was originally for an amount of MX$3,000 million.
  • Advised and represented a Mexican Federal Government entity in bankruptcy proceedings of various companies dedicated to the construction of social interest housing. The first two loans granted to bankrupted companies (DIP financing) were structured and implemented under the new Mexican Bankruptcy Law published in 2014.
  • Advised and represented several bank creditors in the restructuring and bankruptcy proceeding of one of the main Mexican retail companies. The total amount of the loans in favor of the bankrupted company was, at the time, of approximately MX$20,000 million.
  • Represented the State of Veracruz Ignacio de la Llave in the restructuring and refinancing proceeding of all its public debt for a total amount of MX$46,000 million.
  • Advised the State of Chihuahua in the restructuring proceeding of its public debt for an approximate amount of MX$36,000 million.
  • Represented the State of Nuevo Leon in the restructuring proceeding of its public debt for an amount of MX$38,343 million.
  • Advised an ad hoc banking committee in the first restructuring of the State of Mexico’s public debt. Subsequently, advised most of the private and governmental bank creditors of the State of Mexico in a second debt restructuring for the amount of MX$35,000 million.
  • Legal advisor in the refinancing and restructuring proceeding of the entire public debt of Mexico City, which, at the time, exceeded the amount of MX$50,000 million.

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Orozco Waters prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, S.C.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Legal 500 Latin America Guide, "Latin America: Mexico," 2021-2023
    • Banking and Finance, 2021-2023
    • Capital Markets, 2021

Credentials

Education
  • LL.M., Columbia University Law School, 1996
  • Law Degree, Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico City, D.F., Mexico, 1995
Admissions
  • Mexico
  • New York
Languages
  • Spanish
  • English