Mariana Montemayor Alba
Mariana joined White & Case in September 2012. She is an associate in the Firm's Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance group in Mexico City. In 2020, she received an LL.M. with a concentration in Global Energy Law from The University of Texas School of Law.
Mariana focuses on corporate law, energy related transactions, and the structuring of infrastructure and energy projects.
As part of her practice, Mariana has provided legal counsel to developers, lenders and government entities in the design, implementation and development of a number of energy and infrastructure projects, related to clean power generation, natural gas and petrochemicals.
Mariana's energy practice includes negotiating and executing natural gas and other fuel supply and transportation agreements, including Base Contracts for Sale and Purchase of Natural Gas under the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB).
She has also provided advice to clients in project finance deals, including the preparation of the corporate documents and the negotiation of project contracts, such as EPC contracts, O&M agreements, services agreements and power purchase agreements.
Mariana has assisted several clients with regulatory analysis related to the understanding and implementation of the Mexican Energy Reform of 2013, mainly in the natural gas and power sectors.
Braskem Idesa, project finance
Recently represented Braskem Idesa, a leading global petrochemical company and the largest Mexican producer of polyethylene, in the refinancing of Braskem Idesa's project finance debt for its US$5.2 billion petrochemical complex in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico.
MXN 3.5 Billion Sale of Sugar Mills by Mexican Asset Administration and Sale Agency
Represented the Mexican Asset Administration and Sale Agency or SAE, in the design and implementation of the sale procurement process for the sale of nine sugar mills that represent 22.2% of the Mexican sugar production market. Despite severe legal complexities, the final auction price was 50% higher than the initial reference price. The awarded portfolios represent one of the most important commercial transactions in SAE's history.
Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) Consent Solicitation Offer
Represented CFE in a consent solicitation offer to Trust Bond Holders related to three of the Debt Programs sponsored by CFE, to obtain their consent to amend a covenant in the underlying financing documents to adjust such covenant to certain provisions of the Mexican Energy Reform.
Represented CFEnergía, direct affiliate of Comisión Federal de Electricidad, in among others, day-to-day corporate affairs and the negotiation and execution of natural gas and other fuel supply and transportation agreements, including Base Contracts for Sale and Purchase of Natural Gas under the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) with several power plants and industrial consumers, such as ArcelorMittal Mexico.