Shearman & Sterling
Alexandro M. Padrés is a partner in the Project Development & Finance Practice Group of Shearman & Sterling, LLP. He focuses on mining projects, infrastructure projects as they relate to electricity (both conventional and clean/renewable), oil and gas, and the telecommunications sector, with a particular emphasis on Mexico and Latin America. Most recently, Alexandro represented the lenders and investors on the debt and equity financing of approximately $400 to $450 million of the Fruta del Norte gold and silver mining project in Ecuador.
Alexandro represents sponsors and lenders throughout Latin America. His practice has consisted of portfolio financings in several jurisdictions in Latin America (in various modalities and levels of complexity), including advising sponsors and lenders on the financing of renewables projects being developed under the auspices of power purchase agreements awarded pursuant to the new legislative framework in Mexico arising from the Constitutional energy reform of 2013, as well as the development and financing of gas transportation infrastructure and legacy independent power producer projects in Mexico issued by the Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE).
A native of México, Alexandro is currently listed as a Foreign Expert in Latin America and Ranked in Projects-Latin America-wide (2019) by Chambers Global. He is also listed within “Next Generation Lawyers: Project Finance” (2019) in Legal 500 and “Leading US Attorneys in Mexico” (2019) in Legal 500 Private Power List. He received his Licenciado en Derecho, with honors, from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, A.C. and an LL.M. from New York University School of Law.
Mining & Investment Latin America Summit 2019