Doris Rodríguez

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600 Travis
Suite 4200
Houston, TX 77002
P: +1.713.220.4258
F: +1.713.220.4285
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Doris Rodríguez

Partner

Houston Office
600 Travis
Suite 4200
Houston, TX 77002
P: +1.713.220.4258
F: +1.713.220.4285

Ms. Rodríguez has a transactional practice concentrated on a broad range of domestic and international corporate, finance, energy and real estate transactions in a variety of sectors. Ms. Rodríguez has extensive experience working in the Latin American countries, where she has represented clients in all sectors. Her domestic and international work includes acquisitions, dispositions, secured and unsecured lending transactions, joint venture and similar arrangements, project finance and other structured finance mechanisms as well as all types of contracts, such as gas supply agreements, mining agreements, and distribution agreements.

She has worked in substantially all of the Latin American countries and established very good working relationships with leading foreign counsel in Latin America. Her practice, in the United States as well as in Latin America, is multi-faceted and includes negotiations, document preparation and review, and working with domestic and foreign local counsel.

Currently, Ms. Rodríguez is serving as lead US counsel to a developer/sponsor in its negotiations of a shareholder agreement and a related option to subscribe shares and subscription agreement in connection with a solar energy project in Chile. She is also serving as lead counsel to a Guatemalan company in its arrangements to assign gas transportation capacity and shipping rights from Texas into the interior of Mexico to a Mexican shipper, and last year represented this same client in the negotiation of the underlying contracts for such gas transportation capacity and rights with the gas pipeline owner and operator. During the last year, Ms. Rodríguez has also served as lead counsel to a Mexican client in the acquisition of the controlling interest of a US financial institution. 

Recently, Ms. Rodríguez served as lead development counsel to Parque Eólico El Arrayán, a 115 MW windpower project, in Chile that closed in 2012. She also served as counsel to the InterAmerican Development Bank on the restructure of Celpa, a Brazilian public utility, which transaction was awarded the Restructuring Deal of the Year for 2012 by Latin Lawyer. She also served as lead counsel to Sinopec in its acquisition of Occidental Petroleum Corporation’s oil and gas business in Argentina in a US$2.5 billion stock transaction that closed in February, 2011. This transaction was selected as “Runner-up” for the Latin America 2011 Deal of the Year. She was also lead US counsel to Hercules Offshore Drilling Corporation in its sale of its drilling business in Venezuela in an asset transaction. 

Representative Experience

Ms. Rodríguez' experience includes:

Latin America:

  • Counsel to Developer/Sponsor of Solar Project in Chile
  • Counsel to Mexican national in acquisition of majority shares of US financial institution
  • Counsel to Latin American company in gas transportation agreements to transport gas from Texas to Mexico for power generation plant and related assignments of capacity to a Mexican shipper
  • Counsel to a Developer/Sponsor of wind project in Chile
  • Lead counsel to Sinopec in its acquisition of Occidental Petroleum Corporation’s oil and gas exploration and production business in Argentina in a US$2.48 billion stock purchase transaction
  • Lead counsel to major international drilling company in sale of Venezuelan business, including rigs, drilling contracts with PDVSA, and transfer of employees
  • Lead counsel to developer in development of wind projects in Chile
  • Counsel to major Mexican bank as a borrower in connection with a syndicated loan agreement for US$135 million
  • Counsel to Inter-American Development Bank with respect to lending transactions to borrowers in several Latin American countries
  • Co-Lead counsel to US company for sale of its Mexican manufacturing business including equipment, contracts and transfer of employees
  • Lead counsel to major domestic REIT in the expansion of its commercial real estate development and leasing activities in Mexico
  • Lead counsel to major publicly traded US energy company in sale of its interest in a power plant located in Mexico to a major Spanish utility
  • Co-counsel to a US subsidiary of a German company under a Supply Agreement with PEMEX to supply multi-phase pumps and related contracts and risk allocation agreement with major U.S. company
  • Lead counsel to a major publicly traded US energy services company in respect of its arrangement with a Canadian company to drill numerous wells in Mexico for PEMEX
  • Counsel to a variety of US companies in the energy, real estate, restaurant and other industries with respect to expansion of their businesses to Mexico, including establishing corporate entities, obtaining permits, and execution of leases and other contracts

Domestic:

  • Counsel to several US publicly traded companies as borrowers with respect to syndicated loan agreements
  • Counsel to US company with respect to proposed development and project financing of a $2 billion coal-fired power plant
  • Lead counsel to major retailer with respect to acquisition of real estate
  • Lead counsel to US publicly traded company and its subsidiaries as borrowers and guarantors in connection with a syndicated credit agreement entered into in connection with an acquisition of a US subsidiary, providing for revolving loans, term loans, swing loans and the issuance of letters of credit
  • Lead counsel to US Chapter 11 debtor in respect to DIP financing
  • Lead counsel to unsecured creditors committee in respect of, and preparation and negotiation of, transaction documents to evidence a Chapter 11 reorganization involving complex creditor and equity claimant issues

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