In OLEA Abogados we have lawyers with experience and high specialization, as well as human sense and values, which make us different from the rest.
Our skills and experience offer our clients innovative, multidisciplinary, sophisticated and comprehensive solutions. Learn more about our practice areas”
Our Corporate team advises clients on all matters related to corporate law handling regularly the most complex and demanding transactions. We counsel both local and foreign clients, advising on a wide range of corporate matters, including, brokerage houses, technology, IT software and hardware, oil & gas, renewable energy, among others.
Our professionals are specialists in the incorporation of any legal entity, including companies with complex shareholder agreements, special purpose vehicles to develop all type of projects, foreign investment, and advice during the process of obtaining permits and licenses necessary for the development and operation of their projects.
Our services include guidance and counsel to our clients in the drafting, negotiation, and execution of all type of commercial agreements, such as joint ventures, trusts, sale and purchase, among others.
The coordination between the different practice areas of the Firm has allowed us to offer a multidisciplinary approach in favor of our clients, always aiming to benefit the development of their activities and projects.
Our lawyers participate as Secretaries in the Board of Directors of several companies and advise them in any corporate governance matters.
Our practice offers an all-encompassing advisory in structuring, negotiating, documenting and closing all kind of transactions related to the real state sector, as well as the management and development of activities required for all types of projects related to commercial, industrial, hospitality and real estate. Our professionals are also involved in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, regulatory compliance, corporate governance, restructurings and joint ventures related to the development of real estate projects, with a particular focus on complex, cross-border transactions.
Our practice covers a broad spectrum of real estate matters, including:
- Acquisition and sale of real estate assets located in Mexico
- Condominium regime
- Permits, authorizations and land use
- Real estate trusts
- Structuring of real estate transactions.
- Title search reports and real estate due diligence
- Lease and purchase contracts
- Turnkey contracts
- Assistance regarding real estate matters and commercial projects of all types
We advise our clients on different types of financial transactions, including syndicated loans, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, and refinancing, as well as the development, construction, operation and acquisition of a wide variety of projects, including renewable energy projects, oil & gas distribution and storage plants, among others.
Our practice covers a broad spectrum of corporate finance matters, including:
- Secured and unsecured loans.
- Issuance of debt, promissory notes and other debt instruments in stock markets
- Security agreements (trust, mortgages, pledges, etc.)
- Structuring of local and cross-border transactions
- Preparation of relevant credit documents
- Structuring, implementation and guarantee registration
- Issuance of legal opinions
- Debt restructuring
OLEA Abogados has advised different companies in developing and obtaining financing in the debt and capital markets in Mexico and abroad, including the placement of securities in the stock market, as well as obtaining syndicated financing with local or foreign institutions.
Our professionals have extensive experience in planning and implementing different types of corporate structures and security interests.
In Olea Abogados we advise different types of companies in projects that require a high specialization, including the construction of oil & gas storage and distribution terminals, construction of docks and port regulation, among other types of infrastructure and development.
Financing of Energy Sector ProjectsOur professionals have extensive experience in the financing of infrastructure projects, specifically projects in the energy sector, including renewable energy and midstream activities in the oil & gas sector in. We advise our clients on the financing, negotiation, management, preparation and review until project completion, including term sheets, credit agreements, trust, pledges, among others. Our lawyers advise and support during the process of obtaining permits and licenses, due diligence, joint ventures, drafting of engineering, procurement, and construction agreements (EPC), operation and maintenance (O&M) agreements, documentation and implementation of security agreements with public and private entities, power purchase (PPA) and services agreements with offtakers. We advise our clients on the analysis and compliance of the applicable regulatory framework, on the process of obtaining permits, concessions, licenses and government authorizations necessary for the development and operation of the projects.
Investment BankingOur clients benefit from our lawyer’s extensive experience in structuring, documenting and closing lending transactions and financing operations of all kinds, including local and foreign development Banks. We advise our clients on corporate financing of all types of projects and also the Firm has experience in the design of complex multi-tier security packages under Mexican Law. The Firm has significant experience in the drafting and negotiation of financial instruments and capital and debt raising in the public and private markets. Likewise, the Firm specializes in financial and strategic advice, syndicated loans, unsecured and secured loans, mezzanine loans, and security interests.
Mergers and AcquisitionOur practice includes private and public companies of different sizes and industries, from companies listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange to family business. We advise our clients through the process, from the drafting and negotiation of corporate documents and the purchase and sale of assets or shares, to public or private offerings. The Firm specializes in all aspects related to joint ventures, strategic alliances and partnerships, spin-offs, purchase and sale of shares and assets, conflicts between shareholders, regulatory compliance, antitrust, restructuring, reorganizations and foreign investment. Likewise, our professionals are highly specialized in legal due diligence, so that our clients have a broad vision of the benefits, risks and contingencies of their transactions. Our practice also focuses on the authorizations, criteria and opinions of Mexican authorities.
Capital MarketsOur lawyers have extensive experience in the securities market, both in the issuance and private placement of trust fund certificates, as well as the issuance and placement of debt and equity securities. The Capital Markets team provides advice to all types of local and foreign investors, family offices, general partners, and investment advisers in all business law areas related to fundraising, as well as to the investment and divestment of collective investment funds assets under management (mergers and acquisitions, and financing structures). Due to our extensive experience and knowledge of the financial and capital markets regulations, we also provide assistance in the promotion of foreign financial and capital markets-related products and services in Mexico. We represent local and foreign issuers, investors, arrangers, borrowers, financial institutions, lenders and participants in the issuance of equity and debt securities, bond issues, security listings, tender offers, securitizations and other financial products.
Oil and Gas / Renewable Energy
The Firm has experience in the structuring, execution and financing of large-scale infrastructure related to oil and gas. Our lawyers have advised developers and investors in the negotiation, management, drafting and review until completion of turnkey contracts, operation and maintenance of photovoltaic plants, as well as agreements related to the financing of such renewable energy parks. Likewise, we have advised our clients in obtaining federal, state or municipal permits for the development of energy projects.
We represent different types of clients throughout the value chain, specifically in the midstream and downstream sectors.
In addition, our lawyers have extensive experience in the financing of projects related to the oil & gas industry, from obtaining the permits of the competent authorities, to the negotiation, management, drafting and review of the contracts related to the financing of such projects.
Our services include all stages of project development:
- Structure and preparation of financing: analysis, planning and incorporation of special purpose vehicles for syndicated loans with recourse or non-recourse for the structuring and securing of financing, joint ventures or strategic alliances for the development of the project, processing and obtaining permits, licenses or concessions necessary to develop, build and operate the project, management and obtaining land rights or acquisitions through sales, leases or rights of way for project sites, as well as the preparation, negotiation and execution of power purchase agreements (PPA´s) or purchase and sale of supply of natural resources and/or products (Offtakers).
- Construction phase: negotiation, management, drafting and review until completion of all types of construction contracts: EPC (engineering-procurement-construction), PMC (project management contract), as well as negotiation of contracts with subcontractors, contracts for the supply of oil and gas or other natural resources (Offtakers).
- Operation stage: negotiation, management, preparation and review until completion of O&M (operation and maintenance) contracts, as well as the execution of surety bonds granted by contractors or subcontractors.