Rafael Hernández Mayoral es asesor (of counsel) de Morrison & Foerster. Su práctica se concentra en proyectos de infraestructura nacional e internacional implementados a través de alianzas público-privadas, concesiones o licencias, contratos con entidades gubernamentales y otras modalidades. Su experiencia en alianzas público-privadas incluye aeropuertos, puertos marítimos, carreteras e infraestructura social.
La práctica del Sr. Hernández Mayoral también se concentra en las transacciones transfronterizas latinoamericanas, incluyendo financiación de proyectos (project finance), financiación corporativa, capital de riesgo (venture capital), financiamiento de capital privado (private equity), y fusiones y adquisiciones. Rafael ha asesorado a clientes con respecto a transacciones en prácticamente todos los países latinoamericanos. Su experiencia en financiamiento de proyectos incluye proyectos de energía en Argentina, Brasil, Colombia y México; proyectos de agua en las Bahamas y Ecuador; proyectos de petróleo y gas en Argentina, Colombia y México; y proyectos portuarios en Uruguay y Brasil. Una parte sustancial de la práctica del Sr. Hernández Mayoral se concentra en las transacciones de capital privado y capital riesgo de América Latina. Representa a inversionistas y empresas en financiamientos, salidas estrategicas (exit strategies) y actividades de fusión y adquisición.
Recibió su J.D. de la Facultad de Derecho de Yale, donde fue editor senior del Yale Law Journal. Tiene los títulos de B.A y M.A de la Universidad Johns Hopkins. El Sr. Hernández Mayoral está admitido para practicar en Nueva York, Washington, D.C. y Puerto Rico.
Rafael Hernández Mayoral é consultor no Morrison & Foerster. Sua prática se concentra em projetos de infraestrutura nacionais e internacionais implementados por meio de parcerias público-privadas, concessões ou licenças, contratos com entidades governamentais e outras modalidades. Sua experiência em parcerias público-privadas inclui aeroportos, portos marítimos, estradas e infraestrutura social.
A prática do Sr. Hernández Mayoral também se concentra em transações cross-boarder na América Latina, incluindo financiamento de projetos, finanças corporativas, capital de risco, financiamento de private equity, e fusões e aquisições. Ele assessora clientes em transações em praticamente todos os países da América Latina. Sua experiência em financiamento de projetos inclui projetos de energia na Argentina, Brasil, Colômbia e México; projetos hídricos nas Bahamas e no Equador; projetos de petróleo e gás na Argentina, Colômbia e México; e projetos portuários no Uruguai e no Brasil. Uma parte substancial da prática do Sr. Hernández Mayoral concentra-se em transações de private equity e venture capital na América Latina. Representa investidores e empresas em financiamento, estratégias de saída e atividades de fusão e aquisição.
Ele recebeu seu J.D. da Yale Law School, onde foi editor sênior do Yale Law Journal. Ele é bacharel e mestre pela Johns Hopkins University. Hernández Mayoral é admitido para praticar em Nova York, Washington D.C. e Porto Rico.
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Rafael Hernandez Mayoral is of counsel with Morrison Foerster. His practice is concentrated on domestic and international infrastructure projects implemented through public-private partnerships, concessions or licenses, governmental entity off-takes and other modalities. His public-private partnership experience includes airports, maritime ports, roads and social infrastructure.
Mr. Hernandez Mayoral’s practice is also concentrated on Latin American cross-border transactions, including project finance, corporate finance, venture capital and private equity financings, and mergers and acquisitions. He has advised clients with respect to transactions in virtually all Latin American countries. His project finance experience includes energy projects in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico; water projects in the Bahamas and Ecuador; oil and gas projects in Argentina, Colombia, and Mexico; and port projects in Uruguay and Brazil. A substantial part of Mr. Hernandez Mayoral's practice is concentrated on Latin American private equity and venture capital transactions. He represents investors and companies in financings, exits, and merger and acquisition activities.
He received his J.D. from Yale Law School where he was a Senior Editor of the Yale Law Journal. He holds B.A and M.A degrees from Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Hernandez Mayoral is admitted to practice in New York, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico.
Advised a consortium of major airlines in negotiations with the Puerto Rico Ports Authority and Puerto Rico Public-Private Partnerships Authority in connection with the privatization of the San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport. Those negotiations led to a landmark $2.5 billion public-private partnership, consisting of a 40-year lease to operate and improve the airport, and 15-year use agreements with the major airlines operating at the airport. Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport is the first sizable airport privatized under a Federal Aviation Administration pilot program. The deal closed in February 2013 after securing FAA approval and was named “North American Transport Deal of the Year” in 2013 by Project Finance magazine.
Advised Southwest Airlines, the leading carrier at Midway Airport, in negotiating the terms and conditions under which the airline would agree to the privatization of the airport by the City of Chicago, including a new 25-year Use Agreement for the airline’s lease and utilization of the airport after privatization, and the Concession Agreement under which a concessionaire/operator would be granted a 99-year lease of the entire airport.
Advised the City of Atlanta and its Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport (the busiest in the world) in the negotiation of new Lease and Use Agreements to govern airline and airport finances, development, and operations at the airport, including a capital improvement program running into the billions of dollars, as well as federal regulatory and complex real estate and financing contracts.
Represent a leading Brazilian infrastructure developer in connection with the privatization of Guarulhos, Brasilia and Campinas airports, including the analysis of the government’s proposed bidding terms and negotiations with a major international airport operator regarding their collaboration in the privatization process.
Represent Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and Nippon Export Investment Insurance (NEXI) in connection with the $435 million non-recourse financing of a 1,000 MW dual turbine, gas-fired electrical power project in Tuxpan, Mexico, sponsored by Union Fenosa.
Represent JBIC as lender to the Tuxpan V project, an approximately 450 MW power project in Mexico. Selected by Project Finance Magazine as Latin America Deal of the Year (Power).
Represent Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) as a political risk insurer in connection with a power project in the Dominican Republic.
Represented Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in connection with a $212 million loan, arranged by Citibank and unconditionally guaranteed by the Ministry of Finance of the Government of Colombia, for several projects being conducted by ISAGEN S.A. E.S.P., a state-owned power company located in Colombia.
Represent Transierra, a Bolivian gas pipeline owner and operator, as borrower with respect to an International Finance Corporation (IFC) $150 million A/B loan in connection with the Yacuiba to Rio Grande 432-kilometer gas pipeline in Bolivia. The shareholders at time of the IFC Loan were Total S.A., Repsol YPF and Petrobras.
Represent Repsol YPF in connection with its negotiations with Hunt Oil with respect to certain aspects of Repsol’s participation in the LNG liquefaction plant contemplated for the Camisea project in Peru.
Represented Omimex parties in connection with a New York law enforceability opinion relating to the financing of a $112 million project for the construction, development, and operation of several oilfields in Colombia. IFC provided $35 million of the financing for the project.
Represented JBIC in connection with the $275 million proposed expansion of the Cantarell Project, involving the construction and integration with the existing project of a fifth ASU module and related cogeneration plant.
Represent IIC in the second tranche of a B Loan to Petroquimica Comodoro Rivadavia, an Argentine petrochemical concern.
Represented the Alaska Permanent Fund, indirectly through its investment in Global Infrastructure Partners Ltd and directly along with several co-investors in the container terminal operations business of Switzerland’s MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co. S.A for approximately 1.93 billion.
Represent IDB as project finance lender in connection with a $21,000,000 loan (consisting of a $10,500,000 IDB loan and an associated $10,500,000 "B" Loan) to finance the construction of the Port of M'Bopicuá to be located in the Uruguay River.
Represent lender in connection with a social infrastructure loan to finance health facilities in Panamá.
Represented a pension plan in its investment in the development of an U.S. toll road.
Represent Consorcio del Este in connection with a New York law enforceability opinion relating to an IDB A/B Loan amendment.
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