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Fernando Orrantia Dworak focuses his practice in the real estate, commercial and corporate law aspects of clients participating in diverse industries, including port services, petrochemical, and hospitality services, advising clients in complex international joint venture operations, mergers, acquisition and divestitures of operations and assets, as well as domestic and cross border financing related to his client’s activities. Mr. Orrantia also advises clients in the environmental aspects of real estate, infrastructure, energy and petrochemical projects.


  • Real estate and environmental
  • Corporate mergers and acquisitions
  • Infrastructure



  • Representation of a Mexican real estate company in the sale of a 38,000 square meter (9.4 acres) beachfront parcel of land in Cancun, Mexico to an all-inclusive luxury resorts operator in May 2019, for a price of USD 90 million. The property was one of the few remaining undeveloped beachfronts lots remaining in the Kukulcan hotel corridor in Cancun.
  • Representation of a major port developer in the financing of the construction of a container terminal in Tuxpan.°
  • Representation of Unigel in a joint venture with Pemex Petroquímica for the production of acrylonitrile and cyanide in Coatzacoalcos.°
  • Representation of Unigel in the acquisition and development of industrial facilities in Cosoleacaque for the production methyl methacrylate, sulfuric acid, and ammonium nitrate.°
  • Representation of Grupo Nacional Provincial in its sale of Medica Integral.°
  • Representation of Hotetur in the acquisition of a 970-room hotel in Playa del Carmen.°
  • Representation of Globalia to operate 4,000 hotel rooms for Oasis in Cancun and Playa del Carmen.°
  • Representation of SSA Mexico, Inc., in the acquisition of the port operations of Grupo TMM.°
  • Representation of the owner of the Ritz Carlton Cancun hotel in the refinancing of a $75 million secured credit facility.°
  • Representation of Unigel in the acquisition of Plastiglas de México.°
  • Representation of Oxiteno in the acquisition of surfactant production facilities in San Juan del Rio.°
  • Representation of Oxiteno in the acquisition of Rhodia’s Mexican business in Cuernavaca and Veracruz.°
  • Representation of Oxiteno in the acquisition of ethylene oxide production facilities in Guadalajara and Coatzacoalcos.°
  • Representation of the creditors led by BBVA Bancomer in the syndicated financial restructure of Siderurgica Lazaro Cardenas Las Truchas.°
  • Representation of Grupo Azvi in the bidding process, awards and financing of the contract for the modernization of the Tapachula-Talisman highway.°
  • Advised a syndicate of bank creditors of a leading Mexican steel producer in the restructuring of its bonds.°
  • Advised a real estate and hotel company in their bank debt restructuring, including payment through the sale of a lot located in Mexico City’s iconic Paseo de la Reforma corridor, where one of the most renowned buildings is currently located.°
  • Advised a leading energy Brazilian group in the acquisition of bank loans owed by a Mexican petrochemical company in bankruptcy for the acquisition of its assets.°
  • Advised a syndicate of bank creditors of an important Mexican steel producer in two bank debt restructurings, and the subsequent payment of such debt through the sale of the company to a leading multinational steel manufacturing corporation a few years later.°

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

  • Partner, Orrantia y Robles, S.C., 2014-2015
  • Partner, Mijares, Angoitia, Cortes y Fuentes, S.C., 2004-2013
    • Associate, 1997-2003
  • Associate, Franck, Galicia, Duclaud y Robles, S.C. 1995-1997

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Best Lawyers Mexico, 2010-2019, 2021-2022
    • Banking and Finance Law, 2021-2022
    • Arbitration and Mediation, 2010-2019, 2021-2022
    • Corporate and M&A Law, 2010-2019, 2021-2022
    • Real Estate Law, 2010-2019, 2021-2022
  • Listed, The Legal 500 Latin America, 2021-2023
    • Latin America - International - Projects and Energy, 2021-2022
    • Mexico - Energy and Natural Resources, 2021-2023
    • Mexico - Projects and Infrastructure, 2021
  • Recommended, Who's Who Legal, "Mexico: National Leader - Construction and Real Estate," 2020
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2015


  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 1995
  • Law Degree, Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico City, D.F., Mexico, 1992
  • Mexico
  • Spanish, Native
  • English, Fluent