Alexandro M. Padrés


Alexandro Padrés, a partner at Shearman & Sterling, is recognized as a leading project finance lawyer by Chambers Latin America and Legal 500 Latin America and was named a Rising Legal Star by Latin Business Chronicle. He was also named a leading US attorney with a focus on Mexico by Legal 500. Natively bilingual (Spanish and English) and dual qualified (New York and Mexico), Alexandro advises various financial institutions and sponsors in the area of infrastructure projects as they relate to the electricity (both conventional and renewable), oil and gas and mining sectors, with a particular emphasis in Mexico and Latin America.  Prior to joining the firm, he advised Mexican state-owned enterprises, specifically within the framework of bidding processes, including the negotiation and drafting of the first set of 10 Independent Power Producer (IPP) projects in Mexico.  Mr. Padrés has also been involved in intellectual property matters governed by US and Mexican law and corporate governance and environmental issues governed by Mexican law.

Selected Experience

  • Orion Resource Partners (USA) LP and its affiliates ("Orion") and The Blackstone Group’s Blackstone Tactical Opportunities division ("Blackstone"), as lenders and investors, in connection with a debt and equity financing of approximately $400 to $450 million of the Fruta del Norte gold and silver mining project in Ecuador, being developed by Aurelian Ecuador, S.A., an affiliate of Lundin Gold Inc.
  • Transmisora Eléctrica del Norte (TEN), a joint venture owned by ENGIE Energía Chile and Red Eléctrica, in connection with the financing of the construction of TEN’s double circuit 600 km 500 kV transmission line connecting the two major electrical grids in Chile (selected as “Latin America Transmission Deal of the Year” (2016) by Infrastructure Journal and “Best Latin American Power Deal of the Year” (2016) by PFI)
  • Carso Gasoducto Norte, S.A. de C.V. as borrower, and affiliates Grupo Carso, S.A.B. de C.V. Carso Electric, S.A. de C.V. and Promotora del Desarrollo de América Latina, S.A. de C.V. in connection with an 18-year nonrecourse $535 million project financing for the development of an approximately 630 km natural gas pipeline running from Samalayuca, Chihuahua, to Sásabe, Sonora, in Mexico with an approximate transportation capacity of 472 million cubic feet per day
  • Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) and Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V. (FMO), as joint lead arrangers, in connection with a non-recourse financing for the Barro Blanco hydropower project in Panama


  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., 2002
  • Instituto Tecnológico Autonómo de México, A.C. (ITAM), Licenciado en Derecho, 1996, with honors



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