Fernando Castillo Villalpando specializes in the areas of project finance, energy and infrastructure, real estate finance and investment, with significant expertise in public-private partnerships and renewable energy projects. He advises national and global lenders, sponsors, investors, contractors and government entities in connection with the structuring, development and financing of infrastructure projects in Mexico and Latin America, as well as with related corporate matters, including joint ventures and mergers & acquisitions.
Fernando represents clients in a wide range of sectors, such as power, oil & gas, water, toll roads, railroads, hospitals and other infrastructure projects. He is continuously involved in high profile transactions that encompass the formation of consortium arrangements for public biddings, the organization of Mexican project companies (SPV) and the negotiation of complex contractual structures (PPP agreements, credit facilities, security agreements, trusts, asset securitization agreements, EPC and O&M contracts, among other project documents).
Fernando also has substantial experience in real estate transactions, in particular relating to business, commercial, industrial and residential developments, tourism and leisure projects (hotels, resorts, time-share regimes and mixed-use developments). He has advised clients in the structuring and implementation of real estate investment trusts (REITs), development capital certificates (CKDs), private funds and other financial investment vehicles for the real estate sector.
Fernando received an LLM from the University of Chicago Law School (2017), having graduated with honors as Attorney from the Escuela Libre de Derecho (2013), where he was President of the Law Students Association (2012-2013).