Julia Bell | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
 Julia Bell
 Julia Bell

Julia Bell

Associate, Mexico City

T +52 55 5540 9679

E julia.bell@whitecase.com

Overview

Julia Bell is an associate in the Energy, Infrastructure, Project Finance and Asset Finance group and is located in the Mexico City office. Ms. Bell's practice focuses on international and domestic corporate and financing transactions, with an emphasis on project and asset-based financing and related capital market transactions in the aviation, oil and gas, power and renewable energy sectors.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar

Education

  • JD, New York University School of Law
  • BA, University of Chicago

Languages

  • English

Experience

Representation of Banco de Chile, Banco del Estado de Chile, Banco Santander-Chile, The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., BCI Asesoría Financiera S.A., KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH, Mizuho Bank, Ltd. and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation as lenders in connection with a long-term project financing for the development of a 600 km electricity transmission line interconnecting the Sistema Interconectado Central ("SIC") and the Sistema Interconectado del Norte Grande ("SING") of Chile.

Representation of SunPower Asset Co, LLC in connection with the development, construction and financing of El Pelícano project, an approximately 100 MW solar photovoltaic project to be located in the Atacama Region III, Chile.

Representation of Saudi Refining, Inc. (SRI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), in the discontinuation of Motiva Enterprises LLC and the division of Motiva's assets, liabilities and businesses between SRI and affiliates of its joint venture partner, Royal Dutch Shell PLC.

Representation of Aviation Capital Group Corp., a Pacific Life Company, in the issuance of (1) US$600 million of 2.875% senior unsecured notes due September 17, 2018 and (2) US$300 million of 4.875% senior unsecured notes due October 1, 2025. The notes were issued in reliance on Rule 144A and Regulation S under the Securities Act.

Representation of Freeport LNG with respect to over US$14 billion of third party cash equity, mezzanine debt, and senior secured debt financings for the first three liquefaction trains of the Freeport LNG multi-train natural gas liquefaction facility at Quintana Island in Texas. The individual liquefaction trains comprising the facility are separately owned and financed by wholly and partially-owned subsidiaries of Freeport LNG. The four transactions comprising the third party equity and senior secured debt financing of the first two liquefaction trains were the largest fully non-recourse project financing in history and were collectively named "2014 Global Deal of the Year" by IJGlobal, "2014 Americas Deal of the Year" by Project Finance International magazine, and one of the "2014 Americas Deals of the Year" by Trade Finance magazine. The mezzanine and senior secured debt financings of the third liquefaction train subsequently closed in April 2015.

Representation of Waypoint Leasing Holdings Ltd., the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, in connection with a $300 million term loan facility with BNP Paribas, as administrative agent, and BNP Paribas, MUFG Union Bank, N.A., RBC Capital Markets and Wells Fargo Bank Securities, as lead arrangers.

Representation of Hess Corporation, a leading global independent energy company engaged in exploration and production, in an SEC-registered public offering of US$600 million principal amount of notes.