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Experience

Rodolfo Rueda’s expertise includes energy, natural resources, and infrastructure projects. His practice covers the entire lifecycle of energy projects, including bidding applications, M&A, financing, dispute resolution, construction, operation and maintenance, and licensing. Rodolfo also assists clients in environmental, compliance, and regulatory matters.

Rodolfo’s unique experience as both an in-house and private practice attorney has equipped him with a valuable understanding of the intricacies and opportunities in the energy and natural resources sector both in Mexico and internationally.

Previously served as Corporate Secretary to the Board of Directors of Iberdrola Generación Mexico

Board Member of the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Mexican Government

Professor of Natural Resources Law and Energy Law at Universidad Anahuac, Escuela Libre de Derecho, and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico

Representative Matters

  • Advice, support, and closing of the lease management of offshore oil rigs of a Norway Corporation, with an approximate amount of $290 million
  • Structuring, advising, and closing of an approximately $82 million share purchase and sale agreement between Iberdrola and a subsidiary of Mitsui & Co., Ltd., with respect to the participation of the former in 13.25% of Gas Natural Mexico
  • Accompaniment to the £905 million ($1.77 billion) initial public offering of Fresnillo PLC before the London Stock Exchange
  • Advice, structuring, representation, and accompaniment of Iberdrola’s expansion plan in Mexico since 2012, with an investment of approximately $5 billion dollars, of which $3.5 billion have been allocated to projects initiated after the approval of the energy reform in 2013
  • Representation of winning bidders in the accompaniment and structuring of participation in various international public tenders, convened by the Federal Electricity Commission, under the independent electricity production scheme
  • Project finance and closing of credit granted by Nacional Financiera, S.N.C. in the “PIER II” project, Puebla 66 MW, with an approximate value of $60 million
  • M&A of BNS wind farm, Oaxaca 70 MW
  • Construction and commissioning of four renewable 325 MW wind power plants in the states of Puebla and Guanajuato and 275 MW photovoltaic plants in San Luis de Potosí and Sonora
  • Structuring and closing of project finance project for the construction of the “Ethylene XXI” petrochemical complex, with an investment of approximately $3.2 billion
  • Aqueduct El Realito, public-private investment of approximately 2,700 million pesos (Honored as Water Deal of the Year by Euromoney)

Prior Employment

  • Corporate Secretary to the Board of Directors, Iberdrola Generación Mexico, 2012-2019
  • Associate, Galicia Abogados, 2009-2012
  • Senior Attorney, Peñoles, 2006-2009

Honors & Affiliations

Distinctions/Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in Mexico® by Woodward/White Inc. (Natural Resources Law), 2020
  • Latin America’s “Renewable Energy Attorney of the Year” by Iberian Lawyer, 2019

Memberships/Affiliations

  • Board Member, Ministry of Natural Resources of the Mexican Government
  • Board Member, Consultant Water Council (Consejo Consultivo del Agua)
  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Fomento Mexicano para el Desarrollo Sustemtable,A.C.
  • Member, World Energy Council (UK)
  • Member, Royal Academy of Engineering (UK)
  • Professor, Natural Resources Law, Universidad Anahuac
  • Professor, Energy Law, Escuela Libre de Derecho and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico

Education & Admissions

Education

  • M.S., Business Administration, 2018, Strathclyde University Business School (Scotland)
  • M.A., Business Administration, Specialization in Energy and Business, 2017, ICADE Business School at Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (Spain)
  • Post Graduate Studies in Finance, 2014, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)
  • Post Graduate Studies in Business Law, 2013, Universidad Panamericana
  • Bachelor of Law (J.D. equivalent), 2011, Universidad Anahuac (Mexico)

Admissions

  • United Mexican States

Languages

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish