Armando Rivera Jacobo is a counsel based in the New York office. Mr Rivera is a member of the firm’s Corporate Department and Finance Group. He focuses on financing transactions both in the United States and internationally, including project financings, leveraged acquisition and other secured financings and structured financings. Mr Rivera also actively participates in infrastructure development and strategic transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures.
Mr Rivera was named to The Legal 500’s Private Practice Powerlist (2017) for leading US attorneys with a focus on Mexico and has been named a “Rising Star” for Project Finance by The Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides (2017). Mr Rivera joined the firm in 2004. He received LLM degrees from Columbia Law School in 2007 and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Faculty of Laws in 2003 (LLM paper: The Societas Europaea: Enhancement of the Freedom of Establishment of Companies?). He received an Abogado degree from Escuela Libre de Derecho in 2001 (thesis: Propuesta de un nuevo régimen legal de la energía eléctrica (Proposal for a new legal framework for electric power)). Prior to coming to the firm Mr. Rivera worked as an associate at Galicia y Robles, SC (currently Galicia Abogados, SC) in Mexico City. During his time at Galicia y Robles, SC, as part of his project finance practice, Armando represented sponsors and lenders in the development, construction, financing and operation of natural gas transportation systems and natural gas fired combined cycle power plants, under self-supply and independent power production schemes, and the related transmission facilities. At Debevoise, Armando has expanded his project finance practice beyond energy to include other infrastructure sectors such as toll roads and mining and to the representation of financial guarantors. Mr Rivera is a member of the Project Finance Committee of the New York City Bar Association.
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