Sean Goldstein

Partner, Miami


“Very good knowledge of the market and outstanding negotiating skills”
Chambers Latin America – International Firms 2023


Sean concentrates on project finance, bank finance and project development transactions in Latin America. He frequently represents project sponsors and lenders in infrastructure, natural resource and energy projects and has significant experience in the drafting and negotiation of both project documents (with a particular focus on construction arrangements) and financing documents. Sean was previously a resident in our Mexico City office for over 14 years.

Bars and Courts
New York
UCLA School of Law
Western Washington University


CELSE LNG-to-power project
Representation of Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Inter-American Investment Corporation, International Finance Corporation and SERV in connection with the structuring of the financing for the design, construction, and operation of a 1,516 MW thermoelectric power plant and related LNG receiving and gas transportation infrastructure, located in Barra dos Coqueiros, in the State of Sergipe, Brazil. Named "Best Bond" and "Best Infrastructure Financing: Brazil" by LatinFinance, "Power Deal of the Year" by IJGlobal and Latin America "Power Deal of the Year" by Project Finance International.

Development and financing of the first LNG regasification terminal in Colombia
Representation of Sociedad Portuaria El Cayao S.A. E.S.P. (SPEC) in connection with the development, financing and subsequent refinancing of an offshore LNG receiving, storage and regasification terminal located in Cartagena, Colombia, the first in the country.

Termocandelaria combined cycle conversion
Representation of Termocandelaria S.C.A. E.S.P. in the development and financing of the conversion of its power plant located in Cartagena, Colombia from simple to nominal 566 MW net combined cycle.

Financing for Mendubim solar photovoltaic power plants in Brazil
Representation of IDB Invest in the limited recourse project financing for the Mendubim 531 MWp portfolio of solar photovoltaic power plants, transmission line and associated interconnection facilities located in the municipality of Assú, Rio Grande do Norte State, Brazil.

Landmark social bond for 4G project in Colombia
Representation of IDB Invest, as anchor investor, in the US$262 million equivalent social bonds issued by the concessionaire of the Rumichaca-Pasto 4G project, an 83 km highway located in the Department of Nariño near the border between Colombia and Ecuador. The transaction has been recognized as "Infrastructure Financing of the Year" and "Financing Innovation of the Year" by LatinFinance, "Refinance Deal of the Year" by IJGlobal and "Roads Deal of the Year" by Proximo Awards.

Bosques Solares de Los Llanos portfolio financing
Representation of IDB Invest and Bancolombia in a senior secured and subordinated financing, the proceeds of which were used to finance the Bosques Solares de Los Llanos portfolio of solar photovoltaic plants located in Colombia. This financing was groundbreaking, as it represented the first non-recourse financing and first long-term financing for solar PV or wind assets in Colombia. This transaction was awarded "Latin America Solar Deal of the Year" by Proximo Awards.

OTM financing
Representation of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) and MUFG Bank, Ltd. (MUFG) as lead arrangers on the limited recourse financing for Operadora de Terminales Marítimas, S.A. de C.V. (OTM). The proceeds will be used by OTM to construct a petroleum products terminal with a nameplate capacity of 1.1 million barrels to be located in the Port of Altamira, Mexico.

Sellagic Investments on partnership with STOA
Representation of Sellagic Investments S.A.S., an investment vehicle for Grupo Energetico 23, in its sale to STOA S.A. of a 30% equity interest stake in Poseidon Energia Renovable, S.A., the owner, developer and operator of the "Los Guzmancito" wind farm located in the municipality of Luperon in the Dominican Republic.

Promigas syndicated loan facility and inaugural bond
Representation of Promigas S.A. E.S.P., a leading Colombian energy company, and its subsidiary Gases del Pacífico S.A.C. in their inaugural international syndicated loan facility, and as co-issuers in a debut Rule 144A and Regulation S offer and sale of US$400 million 3.750% senior notes due 2029.

Etileno XXI polyethylene project
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 located in Veracruz, Mexico. This deal was selected as "Overall Latin American Deal of the Year" and "Latin American Petrochemicals Deal of the Year" by Project Finance, "Americas Petrochemical Deal of the Year" by Project Finance International, "Project Finance Deal of the Year" by Latin Lawyer and "Deal of the Year" by Trade Finance.

Awards and Recognition

Leading Lawyer, Project Finance, Chambers Latin America, International Firms, 2023