Federico Álvarez González | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Federico Álvarez González
Federico Álvarez González

Federico Álvarez González

Associate, Mexico City

Overview

Federico's practice includes, among others, capital markets, project financing, government procurement, regulatory and banking, corporate finance, as well as the implementation and development of infrastructure projects, including public-private partnerships, electricity, gas, petrochemicals and water, and aircraft financing.

During 2014 and 2015 he was assigned to the New York office of White and Case LLP, as a foreign associate. Federico has vast knowledge in project financing deals and in the structuring of aircraft financing transactions.

During his MBA studies, he focused on the financial subjects, giving special attention to corporate finance, private equity and Mergers & Acquisitions. Federico Alvarez joined White & Case in 2009. Prior to joining White & Case, Mr. Alvarez worked in a prestigious boutique law firm in Mexico specializing in labor law.

Bars and Courts

  • Authorized to practice law in Mexico

Education

  • MBA, IE Business School
  • Attorney at Law (Abogado), Universidad Iberoamericana

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Experience

Gas-fired power plant refinancing, 2015

Representation of Hess Corporation in connection with the refinancing of a 350 MW gas-fired power plant located in Bayonne, New Jersey.

Gas power plant financing, 2014

Representation of The Export-Import Bank of Korea and The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., Mizuho Bank, Ltd., Natixis, New York branch, and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation as mandated lead arrangers and lenders, in connection with the design, engineering, procurement, construction, financing, ownership, operation and maintenance of Kelar S.A., an up to 517 MW combined-cycle gas power plant located in the province of Antofagasta, Chile. This matter was named "Latam Power Deal of the Year" in Project Finance International's annual Year Book 2014.

Aircraft sale-leaseback, 2015

Representation of Jackson Square Aviation in connection with the sale-leaseback to Avianca of one Boeing model 787-8, one Airbus model A321 and two Airbus model A320 aircraft and with the lessee-side novation of one Airbus model A320 aircraft.

Supported financing and delivery of eleven new Boeing, 2015

Representation of BOC Aviation in connection with the US Ex-Im Bank supported financing and delivery of eleven new Boeing 737-800 aircraft with MSNs 39817, 39639, 39640, 39826, 39827, 39832, 39835, 39837, 39839, 61294 and 39876. These new aircraft were a replacement aircraft under four different US Ex-Im Bank supported financings granted by: (i) Citibank, N.A. in 2009 and 2010, (ii) TD Bank, N.A. in 2011, and (iii) Apple Bank for Savings in 2012. The transaction included the release and sale of MSNs 36608, 36694, 36695, 37422, 37953, 36698, 37957, 37958, 37959, 38683 and 38684 of the facilities, and the replacement with the new aircraft. The Aircraft were delivered to a Cayman SPV, and depending on the jurisdiction of each operating lessee, leased to a French, Singaporean or Irish head lessor, and further subleased to different airlines, including PT Lion Mentari, VRG Linhas Aereas S.A., Malindo Airways Sdn. Bhd., and PT Batik Air Indonesia.

CIT Group leasing, 2015

Representation of CIT Group in connection with the novation of the existing operating lease and additional subleasing of three Boeing model 737 aircraft with MSNs 37816, 37817 and 39444. These aircrafts are under a US Ex-Im Bank financing by Private Export Funding Corporation. The aircraft were initially leased by CIT Aerospace International to Air Shuttle ASA, and were novated to Drammensfjorden Leasing Limited, and further subleased to Norweigan Air Norways AS.