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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.



  • Represented Banco Nacional de Obras y Servicios Públicos, Sociedad Nacional de Crédito, Institución de Banca de Desarrollo (Banobras), as initial creditor, agent bank and collateral agent, in the financing of a simple loan agreement for MX$2,700’000,000.00 (approximately US$135 million) granted to ICA Constructora de Infraestructura, S.A. de C.V., as borrower, and ICA Constructora, S.A. de C.V., as joint and several obligor, to be used in the construction of the fourth section of the Tren Maya (which runs from Izamal to Cancun). The loan may be increased to a total amount of up to MX$4,000’000,000.00 (approx. US$200 million).
  • Representation of Banorte in the acquisition, via financial factoring, of certain collection rights arising from the early termination payments owed by the State of Yucatán in connection with the Service Provision Agreement (PPS Agreement) of the Great Mayan World Museum of Merida. The advice included representing Banorte's interests in the termination of the PPS Agreement and establishing mechanisms to carry out the complete and early payment of the financings entered into for the development of the project subject matter of the PPS Agreement.
  • Advised the municipality of Aguascalientes in the first debt issuance made by a Mexican state or municipality through the Mexican Stock Exchange.°
  • Advised the government of Mexico City in the implementation and structuring of an annual issuance program backed by the federal government. This involved the structuring of the first green bonds issuance made by Mexico City in 2016, which was the first issuance of its kind made by a city in Latin America.°
  • Advised the Federal Government and the 32 Federal Entities in the securitization of the Multiple Contributions Fund, which was carried out through the implementation of an issuance program for MXN $50,000 million for the issuance of the fiduciary debt certificates “BONOS CIEN”.°
  • Advised the Mexican Federal Government and the World Bank in the issuance of Catastrophic Bonds in international stock markets.°
  • 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," 2021-2022
    • Banking and Finance, 2021-2022
    • Capital Markets, 2021


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