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José Ignacio Segura Alonso joined White & Case in 2001. Ignacio concentrates on project finance, including Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). He frequently represents project sponsors and developers as equity investors, owners and in their other commercial and financial roles in major infrastructure, natural resource, industrial and energy projects and portfolios, from initial investment to exit.
He also advises clients regarding corporate transactions, foreign investment transactions, public biddings, financing transactions involving states and municipalities, debt restructuring, bankruptcy proceedings, joint ventures and real estate. Ignacio also has broad experience in coordinating litigation proceedings.
Prior to his appointment as a partner of White & Case, the Chambers Latin America magazine rated him consistently under the category "Up and Coming" and described him as "highly recognized for his attention to the details and ability to get to the bottom of complex affairs."
Represented BlackRock, the largest investment manager in the world, and First Reserve, the largest global private equity and infrastructure investment firm exclusively focused on energy, in their acquisition of 45 percent of each of: (i) TAG Pipelines Sur, a company incorporated as a joint venture between PEMEX and GDF Suez, and (ii) TAG Norte Holding, a company incorporated as a joint venture between PEMEX and Sempra’s Mexico unit (IEnova), which is currently developing the Ramones Phase II North Natural Gas Transportation System. Upon closing, this will be the first major PEMEX-sponsored midstream asset to be built in partnership with foreign capital since the approval of Mexico's historic Constitutional Energy Reform in 2013.
Represented the consortium formed by Korea Water Resources Corporation, Samsung C&T Corporation, TECHINT, Samsung Engineering and VISE in preparing its proposal for an international public bid before the National Water Agency (CONAGUA), related to a 25-year concession for the design, financing, construction, equipment, operation and maintenance of a water treatment plant, including an aqueduct to be located in the states of Jalisco and Guanajuato.
Advisor to Red de Carreteras de Occidente, and its shareholder Goldman Sachs and Co., in the acquisition of two federal highways in Mexico: Irapuato – La Piedad and Querétaro – Irapuato. The transaction involved the renegotiation of the credit facilities with the lenders and the negotiation of the amendments to the long-term services agreements (Contrato de Prestación de Servicios a Largo Plazo "PPS") with the Federal Ministry of Communications and Transportation.
Advised Controladora de Operaciones de Infraestructura (CONOISA) as leader of the consortium formed by Aqualia Infraestructuras, Aqualia Gestion Integral, and Servicios de Agua de Trident, in the project financing of Aquos el Realito, an entity incorporated as a special purpose vehicle for the construction and operation of "El Realito Aqueduct" in the state of San Luis Potosi. The project cost was approximately US$185 million Dollars.
Represented Viabilis Infraestructura, a special purpose vehicle formed by Controladora de Operaciones de Infraestructura (CONOISA) in a US$230 million project financing for the construction, operation and exploitation of Los Remedios – Ecatepec Highway in the State of Mexico and Mexico City.