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Carlos Muskus

Carlos Jose Muskus Guardia

Associate
Baker & McKenzie Abogados, S.C.

Biography

Carlos Muskus joined Baker McKenzie's Energy, Mining & Infrastructure Practice Group in 2019 as a Senior Associate in Mexico City. He has a solid industry expertise, with over 8 years of experience advising companies in cross-border transactions involving energy and infrastructure projects, mergers and acquisition, project development and finance matters, and government contracting.

Practice Focus

Carlos focuses his practice in the energy and infrastructure sector, and specializes 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, and provides legal advice in legal aspects of energy and financial transactions. He has broad experience advising clients in government contracting, public bids and public-private partnerships.

Representative Legal Matters

  • 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 with an aggregate capacity of 1,088 MW.

  • Legal advice to a bidder of the Red Compartida Project for the construction, operation and maintenance of a shared telecommunications networked in Mexico in the 700 MHz. spectrum.

  • Legal advice to Overseas Private Investment Corporation and North American Development Bank as senior lenders in the refinancing of a 13.6 MW solar generation facility in the State of Chihuahua.

  • Legal advice to the Mexican power developer Comexhidro in the sale of the ready to build wind farm Los Molinos, a 171 MW self-supply project in the State of Tamulipas, Mexico to Thermion Energy.

  • Advised Oak Creek Energy Services in the development of Tres Mesas wind farm a 148 MW project in the State of Tamaulipas, Mexico.

  • Legal advice to CIT Group Inc. in its divestment from Mexico as financial services and leasing company, through the sale of its subsidiaries to Banregio Grupo Financiero.

  • Advised Buenavista Renewables in the development of Los Santos Solar I, a 13.6 MW photovoltaic generation facility of in the State of Chihuahua and the negotiation of different power purchase agreements.

  • Legal advice to North American Development Bank with the renegotiations of the credit and administrative trusts agreements provided for the construction and operation of the wind farm el Porvenir in the State of Tamaulipas (54 MW).

  • Legal advice to Abengoa México, S.A. de C.V. obtaining the approval of a short term bond program for three billion pesos, as well as in its first listing under such program.


Admissions

  • New York~United States (2015)
  • Mexico (2008)

Education

  • Columbia University School of Law (LLM) (2013)
  • Instituto Tecnologico y De Estudios Superiores de Occidente (LLB with honors) (2008)

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish