Sean Goldstein | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Sean Goldstein
Sean Goldstein

Sean Goldstein

Partner, Mexico City

T +52 55 5540 9622

T +52 55 5540 9600

E sgoldstein@whitecase.com

“Sean Goldstein is ‘practical, works fast and is absolutely bilingual… He really stood out on the deal as an excellent liaison with the local market.’”

Chambers Latin America 2014

Overview

Sean advises clients on major project finance, bank finance and equipment leasing transactions, primarily in Latin America. He has guided numerous clients through significant transactions, from their early planning through to their successful completion.

Sean is frequently called upon to represent project sponsors in infrastructure, natural resource and energy projects throughout Latin America. He has particular experience in the drafting and negotiation of both project documents (with a particular focus on construction arrangements), and financing documents. Notable deals include the financing of the US$1.2 billion Chaglla hydroelectric power-generation project in Peru, as well as the development and financing of a US$4.5 billion polyethylene facility in Mexico, the largest transaction in Latin America during 2012.

He has also developed a strong track record representing borrowers and lenders in equipment lease transactions, secured and unsecured credit facilities and capital market offerings throughout Latin America. He advised BBVA, Calyon and Citigroup in a senior secured US$1.7 billion term and revolving loan facility provided to the Mexican project subsidiaries of Spanish power company Iberdrola, S.A. He has also represented significant Mexican companies including Grupo Idesa, S.A. de C.V. and Grupo Viz, S.A. de C.V., the country's largest producer of beef.

Sean qualified in New York and is resident in the Firm's Mexico City office, where he leads the only team of US lawyers providing on-the-ground service in Mexico. He is fluent in English and Spanish.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar

Education

  • JD, UCLA School of Law
  • BA, Western Washington University

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Experience

Sociedad Portuaria El Cayao S.A. E.S.P., 2014

Representation of Sociedad Portuaria El Cayao S.A. E.S.P. in the development of an LNG receiving, storage and regasification terminal to be located in Cartagena, Colombia.

Promigas S.A. E.S.P., 2014

Representation of an international consortium led by Promigas in its bid to build, own and operate two natural gas pipeline systems in Mexco tendered by CFE.

Empresa de Generación Huallaga, 2013

Representation of Empresa de Generación Huallaga in the development and financing of the approximately US$1.2 billion Chaglla hydroelectric power-generation project, which will have an installed capacity of approximately 400 MW and is to be constructed on the Huallaga River in the Chaglla district of the department of Huanuco, Peru.

Grupo Viz, S.A. de C.V., 2013

Representation of Grupo Viz, S.A. de C.V., Mexico's largest beef producer, in a US$450 million dual-currency secured credit facility.

Grupo Idesa, S.A. de C.V., 2013

Representation of Grupo Idesa, S.A. de C.V., the fourth-largest petrochemical group in Mexico, in connection with its inaugural Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of debt securities.

Aerovías de México, S.A. de C.V., 2013

Representation of Aerovías de México, S.A. de C.V. in an Ex-Im Bank–guaranteed capital markets offering to finance the acquisition of three Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

Braskem Idesa, S.A.P.I., 2012

Representation of Braskem Idesa, S.A.P.I. as owner in the development, construction and financing of the US$4.5 billion 1,050 kt/y Etileno XXI polyethylene project to be located in Veracruz, Mexico. The largest deal to close in Mexico and Latin America in 2012, it was selected as 2012 Overall Latin American Deal of the Year and 2012 Latin American Petrochemicals Deal of the Year by Project Finance, 2012 Americas Petrochemical Deal of the Year by Project Finance International, 2012 Project Finance Deal of the Year by Latin Lawyer and 2012 Deal of the Year by Trade Finance.

BBVA and affiliates, 2010

Representation of BBVA and certain of its affiliates, as lead and agent bank, in the US$737 million workout of the financial debt of Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, a Mexico-based group with operations in Latin America, the United States and Europe.

Portigon, 2009

Representation of Portigon (f/k/a WestLB AG, New York Branch), as lead arranger, in connection with the project financing of the renovation of a gold mine located in Sonora, Mexico.

Portigon, 2008

Representation of Portigon (f/k/a WestLB AG, New York Branch), as lead arranger in connection with a US$115 million senior-secured-term asset-backed loan provided to Blue Marine Shipping, S.A. de C.V., which financed the acquisition of two oil tankers to be leased to Pemex-Refinación.

BBVA, Calyon and Citigroup, 2006

Representation of BBVA, Calyon and Citigroup, as joint book runners, in the senior secured US$1.7 billion term and revolving loan facility provided to the Mexican project subsidiaries of Iberdrola, S.A., the Spanish power company—named Latin American Power Deal of the Year by Project Finance Magazine.

Publications

  • New Opportunities in Oil and Gas, Oil & Gas Monitor, September 2014, (co-author with Hernan Gonzalez)

Awards & Recognition

Leading Lawyer, Chambers Latin America 2014, Chambers Global 2014

Projects – Latin America-wide

Leading Lawyer, Chambers Latin America 2014

Energy & Natural Resources