Francisco de Rosenzweig

Partner, Mexico City

Biography

Overview

Francisco de Rosenzweig is a Partner at White & Case and Head of the Mexico Office's Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance Group.

He advises domestic and international clients on major corporate and financing transactions. His practice has a particular focus on project and asset-based financing, enabling the successful development, funding and completion of large-scale projects and deals.

Mr. de Rosenzweig is a former Mexican federal government official and has held many different positions in the public sector. His substantial experience in the infrastructure, energy and transport sectors is a valuable asset to our clients, many of which are increasingly attracted to Mexico following the introduction and implementation of energy reforms.

Francisco de Rosenzweig served for more than five years as the deputy minister of foreign trade at the Ministry of the Economy (2011-2016), where he led Mexico's international trade negotiations on issues such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership and The Pacific Alliance Trade Initiative, among others and represented Mexico's interests before the World Trade Organization.

He has also served as chief of staff to the minister at the Ministry of Communications and Transport, general counsel for public expenditure at the Ministry of Finance, executive secretary at the Inter-Ministerial Commission for Public Expenditure, Financing and Privatization; general counsel of the Energy Regulatory Commission and general director of the Electric Restructuring Unit of the Commission.

Bars and Courts
Authorized to practice law in Mexico
Education
Attorney at Law (Abogado)
Universidad Panamericana
Doctorate in Law
Universidad Panamericana
Languages
Spanish
English

Experience

Representation of two mayor state-owned development banks, as mandated lead arrangers, on the project financing of a 101 MW solar plant located in the northeastern state of Coahuila, Mexico.

Representation of a state-owned development bank, in the US$39 million financing of two solar projects in the States of Zacatecas and Nuevo Leon.

Representation of a state-owned development bank, as the lender on the financing of a solar photovoltaic electrical generation facilities' portfolio located in Durango, Mexico for total aggregate capacity of 115 MW.

Representation of a major international bank as sponsor, in all matters of due diligence for the financing of a photovoltaic electrical generation facility in Zacatecas, Mexico, for an aggregate total capacity of circa 89 MW.

Representation of the Mexican state-owned electric utility, in its transformation into a productive state enterprise and the incorporation of its subsidiaries and affiliates and in the negotiation of several long-term power purchase agreements with a number of private developers. 

Representation of a global leader in alternative asset management, in the due diligence for a potential joint venture with an independent Mexican power company dedicated to generating electricity, in connection with the investment in a portfolio of renewable energy projects in Tamaulipas, Sonora and Nuevo Léon, Mexico.

Representation of Joint Book runners and Administrative Agent, in the refinancing of a syndicated term loan, the proceeds were used to finance the construction of a natural gas-fired combined-cycle electric power plant with an aggregate installed capacity of 900 MW located Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

Representation of one of the world's largest commodity trading and logistics companies, as user in a petroleum products' midstream project located in Mexico. This includes the negotiation of the transportation, storage and dock services agreements, as well as the related general terms and conditions.

Representation of one of the world's largest commodity trading and logistics companies as user in a petroleum products midstream project located in Mexico, including in connection with the first privately held fuel pipeline in Mexico and before the Energy Regulatory Commission on all of the regulatory aspects of a major project to transport, store and commercialize petroleum products.

Representation of one of the world's largest commodity trading and logistics companies in its role as the supplier in the preparation and negotiation of petroleum products supply agreements.

Representation of a leading producer of fertilisers in a range of complex regulatory issues before the Mexican energy authorities.

Publications

El Sector Eléctrico en México: Evolución, Regulación y Tendencias, Porrúa, 2007

La reforma petrolera: el paso necesario, Porrúa, 2008

Midiendo los resultados del gobierno: Origen y evolución de la rendición de cuentas en México y el mundo, Porrúa, 2010

Author of more than 45 articles, and speaker in several national and international conferences related to the energy sector and international trade.

 

Awards and Recognition

Encomienda de Número de la Orden de Isabel la Católica – Kingdom of Spain, 2015

Knight Grand Officer, Order of the Dannebrog – Sovereign of Denmark, 2016