Quarrel
Analysis
The unsuitably named self-supply market has long caused controversy, though it is not just the public sector that criticizes it.
José Estandia, Energy Partner at Jones Day
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José Estandia
Energy Partner
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Jones Day Partner José Estandia outlines the firm’s support for clients during changes to the status quo in the energy sector.
Manuel Romano
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Manuel Romano
Partner-in-Charge at Jones Day
There are very few non-Mexican banks that are working in infrastructure and the main question is, why not? Especially if many are already…
Javier Cortés
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Javier Cortés
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Alberto de la Parra
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Alberto de la Parra
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Jones Day is an international law firm that served as lead counsel for NAICM’s US$2 billion green bond issuance
MISS 2017
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Mexico Infrastructure & Sustainability Summit 2017: The Key question for Smart Cities Development panel highlights
Iram González
Roundtable
Iram González
Director General
O-Tek

I think the second half of 2017 and the first half of 2018 will see some increase in federal budgets for infrastructure projects. Conversely, the second half of 2018 and the first of 2019 will be troublesome. During this period, the current president will leave office and the next one will enter. Projects that are already under construction will be given guarantees of continuity but new projects will be scarce. Anticipating that, O-tek is focusing on client diversification by increasing its participation in the private market, in industrial parks and real estate developments. However, because of the line of business in which O-tek thrives, this will only help us get by. O-tek is interested in selling pipes by the kilometer rather than by the meter.

The 2018 presidential elections are fast approaching. The current administration has prioritized the development of vital projects for Mexico.
Fernando Romero
Roundtable
Fernando Romero
Founder
FR-EE

From the architectural point of view, designing buildings that are environmentally responsible makes a lot of sense. From the political perspective, it was a priority to have a project that was the most important infrastructure development of the administration, and also addressed the sustainability agenda. For these reasons, we proposed the first LEED Platinum airport, challenging different aspects, including conception, design, development and construction. The pollution issue was a challenge, given that it comes from the airplanes. We did not want the building breathing from the façade, but rather from the roof. We have 21 mega columns through which the building can breathe, by bring it fresh air from the roof and injecting it inside. Also, another challenge was how to divert the sun in order to capture the natural light required for energetic consumption and reflect the heat in order to reduce the usage of cooling systems.

MISR asked the companies involved what has been done well, what can be improved, and what other projects can learn from NAICM.
Alberto de la Parra
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Alberto de la Parra
Partner
Jones Day
Jones Day served as lead counsel for NAICM’s US$2 billion green bond issuance, winning Structure Finance and Securitization of the Year by IFLR.
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