Diana Rosales

Diana Rosales

Education

Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (J.D., 2011)
Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M., 2014)

Practices

Bar Admissions

California

Diana Rosales is an associate in the firm’s Finance & Projects Group.

Ms. Rosales was a visiting international attorney (VIA) at the firm beginning in 2014 and is now an associate in our Los Angeles office. Before joining the firm, Ms. Rosales was an associate at Creel, Garcia-Cueller, Aiza y Enriquez, S.C. in Mexico City, Mexico in the corporate practice, where she worked on a variety of cross-border transactions. Prior to her experience there, Ms. Rosales was a Law Clerk at Ibañez Parkman, S.C. in Mexico City, Mexico.

Ms. Rosales has experience representing clients in renewable energy and project finance transactions in Mexico and Latin America, including representing developers in the Mexico’s CENACE renewable auctions.

Ms. Rosales received her J.D from the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico, where she graduated with honors, and her LL.M from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a member of the Foreign Lawyers at Georgetown and Latin American Law Students Association. She was also a teaching assistant for the Foundations of American Law and Legal Education Summer Program.

Ms. Rosales is a native Spanish speaker. She is also fluent in English and conversational in French.

Representative Matters

  • First Reserve, a premier global energy-focused private equity and infrastructure investment firm, in connection with the acquisition of 100% of Kingfisher Wind, a wind energy project planned for Northern Canadian County and Southern Kingfisher County in Oklahoma.
  • Oak Creek Energy Systems, a subsidiary of Marubeni Corporation, in the financing and sale of the 148.5 MW Tres Mesas wind power facility in Tamaulipas, Mexico. Construction and term debt provided by OPIC and North America Development Bank. The project was sold at the close of construction finance to GS Infrastructure Partners (Goldman Sachs) and GBM Infraestructura, a large Mexican infrastructure fund. This was a high-priority project for OPIC—they introduced a new product to the market which was initially created for this project, an OPIC guaranty of MXN Peso denominated debt. This project won the MIREC Project of the Year Award 2015.
  • Starwood Energy Group, a Greenwich, CT-based private equity fund, in its acquisition of a 790 MW combined-cycle natural gas-fired generation power plant and a 50 MW "Peaker" natural gas-fired generation power plant located in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania from NextEra Energy Resources for $760 million.
  • Axium Infrastructure, a private equity fund, in the acquisition from EDF Renewable Energy, Inc. of a 50% equity interest in the Slate Creek Wind Project, LLC, a 150 MW operating wind farm located in Kansas.
  • Oak Creek Energy Systems in connection with the development, financing, and sale of Phase 3 (approximately 50 MW) and Phase 4 (approximately 100 MW) of the Tres Mesas Wind Project.
  • BayWa r.e. Wind, LLC in connection with its acquisition of all rights to a 25 MW electric generating facility located in Montana.
  • The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of SunEdison, Inc. as special counsel on project finance issues. 
  • Vector Partners, in connection with the launch of a US$115 million fund backed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) that will supply mezzanine finance to medium-sized Mexican companies.

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