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Carlos Jose Muskus Guardia

Associate
Baker & McKenzie Abogados, S.C.

Biography

Carlos Muskus joined Baker McKenzie's Transactional Practice Group in 2019 as a senior associate in Mexico City. He has a solid industry expertise, with over 15 years of experience advising companies in cross-border transactions involving energy and infrastructure projects, mergers and acquisitions, project development and finance matters, oil and gas projects, and government contracting.

Practice Focus

Carlos is recognized as a Rising Star in the Energy and Natural Resources practice by Legal 500 and focuses his practice in the energy and infrastructure sector. He is experienced in mergers and acquisitions, development and finance of conventional and renewable electric power projects, frequently advices commercial and development finance institutions providing credit facilities for the development, construction and operation of infrastructure projects, advices developers and operators of oil and gas projects, and provides legal advice in energy and financial transactions. He also has broad experience advising clients in government contracting, public bids and public-private partnerships.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Legal advice to Petrobal in the Reserve Based Lending for the development of the oilfields Ichalkil and Pokoch in the Gulf of Mexico, for a value of USD 250 million.

  • Legal advice to the Mexican subsidiaries of Engie in the financing of its Mexican renewable platform, comprised of four solar facilities (Trompezon 126 MW, Villa Ahumada 150 MW, Abril 99 MW and Calpulalpan 200 MW) and two wind farms (Tres Mesas III 51 MW and Tres Mesas IV 101 MW), with an aggregated generation capacity of 727 MW.

  • Legal advice to several bidders in competitive processes with CFE for the supply of equipment for the Nuclear Power Plant Laguna Verde.

  • Legal advice to Infrared Capital Partners and Grupo Invex in the acquisition of four solar generation facilities in the north of Mexico, with an aggregated generation capacity of 120 MW.

  • Advice to several companies involved in the commercialization, distribution and storage of oil refined products in Mexico, with regard to the applicable regulations on minimum storage, open and non-discriminatory access, and permitting matters.

  • Advised Sunflower Bank, N.A. regarding secured credit facilities granted to Mexican clients with guarantees in Mexico and the United States of America.

  • Legal advice to Banco Santander in the mezzanine finance to Grupo Alego for the construction and development of a 405 MW solar park in the Mexican State of Sonora, called Puerto Libertad.

  • Legal Advice to Grupo Techint in the refinance of a combined cycle power plant, with a capacity of 900 MW in the state of Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

  • Legal advice to syndicate of commercial and development banks as senior lenders to subsidiaries of Enel Green Power for the development, construction and operation of three solar projects in Mexico (Villanueva I, Villanueva III and Don Jose) with an aggregate capacity of 1,088 MW. This project was awarded the recognition as deal of the year. This project was awarded as the Americas Solar Deal of the Year in 2018 by Project Finance International (PFI) of Thomson-Reuters.

  • Advised a reputable Mexican Infrastructure Fund in the negotiation of a joint venture for the development, construction and financing of an offshore gas compression facility to be located in the Gulf of Mexico.

Admissions

  • Mexico (2008)
  • New York (2015)

Education

  • Columbia University School of Law (LL.M.) (2013)
  • Instituto Tecnologico y De Estudios Superiores de Occidente (LL.B. with honors) (2008)

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish