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Pamela Lemus Pelayo

Associate
Baker & McKenzie Abogados, S.C.
Not yet admitted to the bar

Biography

Pamela joined Baker McKenzie's Energy, Mining & Infrastructure Practice Group (Projects) in 2016. She has a solid industry expertise, with over four years of experience advising companies in cross-border transactions involving energy and infrastructure projects, mergers and acquisition, project development including regulatory and finance matters, as well as in government contracting.

Prior to joining the Firm, Pamela worked in the Banking & Finance Practice, where she acquired experience on project finance and the negotiation of domestic credits, as well as in banking and financial regulatory issues.

Practice Focus

She focuses her practice in the energy and infrastructure sector, as well as in the real estate matters that involves the development of major projects. Pamela specializes in mergers and acquisitions, as well as in the development and finance of major projects: these include oil and gas, petrochemicals, power, mining and infrastructure projects.

She frequently advices the development, construction, operation and maintenance of energy and infrastructure projects, and provides legal advice in regulatory issues. Pamela also has provided legal advice in connection with real estate and infrastructure due diligence for several companies, including title search reports, land use and zoning permitting, agrarian advice and other activities related to the development, acquisition, sale or lease of real estate for major projects.

Finally, due to the nature of her practice, she has broad experience advising clients in government contracting, public bids and contracts, including public works, concessions and PPP projects.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised and represented Mexican and foreign clients in proceedings before Mexican authorities, such as the Ministry of Energy, the Energy Regulatory Commission, the National Energy Control Center and the National Hydrocarbons Commission.

  • Advised and represented foreign clients to develop and operate oil and gas and petrochemicals projects in Mexico.

  • Successfully advised clients in Rounds 2.4 and 3.1 launched by the National Hydrocarbons Commission. Her participation was in all stages and phases including registration, prequalification, formation of consortiums, filing of proposals and execution of the agreements.

  • Represented clients, as power generators, power traders and final users in the power interconnection process, before the National Energy Control Center, as well as in the long term auction process to sell energy, clean energy certificates,power capacity and in the financial transmission rights process.

  • Represented clients in the draft and negotiation of power agreements, as power generators, power traders and final users.

  • Advised ENGIE Mexico in the acquisition, construction, development and financing of several wind and solar photovoltaic power projects in different locations in Mexico.

  • Regular activities include review of EPC, O&M and project contracts including project finance documents for clients that are investing in those infrastructure projects, or that are directly participating in the construction and operation of such projects.

  • Advised clients in all kind of procurement processes and in structuring projects and their form of participation, whether directly or through consortiums.

  • Participated in projects arising from or related to the National Infrastructure Program (2014 - 2018), as well as other contemporary developments, trends and initiatives in Mexico, particularly in the transportation system.

  • Participated in projects including port expansions and transport systems.

Education

  • Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (Alternative Dispute Resolution / ADR – EDR Certificate) (2020)
  • Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (Law Degree) (2018)

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Co-author, "Rail Transport in Mexico / Getting the Deal Through (GTDT)," Lexology, November 2019 (Second edition)

Co-author, "Rail Transport in Mexico / Getting the Deal Through (GTDT)," Lexology, November 2018