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. 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

  • The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., New York Branch as mandated lead arranger in connection with the financing of two energy projects of InterGen in Mexico, the 205 MW San Luis de la Paz natural gas-fired power project in Guanajuato and the Altamira gas compression project in Tamaulipas
  • Pueblo Viejo Dominicana Corporation, a joint venture between Barrick Gold Corporation and Goldcorp Inc., in the $1.035 billion project financing for the development of its gold and copper resources in the Dominican Republic (selected as “Americas Mining Deal of the Year” (2010) by Project Finance International and “Best Project Finance” (2010) by Latin Lawyer)
  • Designated project company counsel for a prospective bidder in respect of the design and construction of a nitrogen rejection unit in Mexico
  • Banco Internacional del Perú S.A.A. (Interbank) as borrower under a $200 million financing agented by Citibank, N.A.


  • 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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