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Silvia is an associate in the Corporate, Finance and Investment practice group in King & Spalding’s Houston office. She works on a wide range of domestic and international transactions. Silvia’s principal areas of practice are project development, mergers and acquisitions, project financing and joint ventures. She has significant experience working with owners, developers and contractors on the acquisition and development of projects in the energy, infrastructure and mining sectors.

Credentials

LL.M., University of Houston Law Center

New York

Texas

Association of International Petroleum Negotiators

English

Portuguese

Spanish

Matters

Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (“PREPA”), negotiation of a fuel supply and facility conversion agreement providing for the supply of natural gas and conversion of two of PREPA’s electric generating facilities. 

Minesa S.A.S. (subsidiary of Mubadala Development Company), advised on the development of the pre-feasibility and feasibility stages of an underground greenfield mine and gold processing plant in Santander, Colombia (to be the largest in the country).*

EP Petroecuador; Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Ecuador, represented Petroecuador in billion-dollar fuel and crude oil delivery contracts with prepayment, and assisted the Ministry of Finance in drafting and negotiating the contingent liability undertakings.*

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Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (“PREPA”), negotiation of a fuel supply and facility conversion agreement providing for the supply of natural gas and conversion of two of PREPA’s electric generating facilities. 

Minesa S.A.S. (subsidiary of Mubadala Development Company), advised on the development of the pre-feasibility and feasibility stages of an underground greenfield mine and gold processing plant in Santander, Colombia (to be the largest in the country).*

EP Petroecuador; Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Ecuador, represented Petroecuador in billion-dollar fuel and crude oil delivery contracts with prepayment, and assisted the Ministry of Finance in drafting and negotiating the contingent liability undertakings.*

PEMEX, drafted forms of agreement for upstream, midstream and downstream acquisition, development and financing. Trained Pemex attorneys on international standard oil and gas contracts and advised on market standards and proposed template-negotiating agreements.*

EP Petroecuador, represented Petroecuador in the negotiation of joint venture agreements with strategic partners for the development of a greenfield refinery and petrochemical complex with an ultimate crude processing capacity of 300,000bpd in Manta, Ecuador; project estimated value of $12 billion.*

Empresa Pública Flota Petrolera Ecuatoriana – EP Flopec, assisted Flopec in the drafting and negotiation of a freight framework agreement, with a Chinese investor, for an efficient and strategic cooperation in the use of ships and the cost of freights in relation to the long-term presale oil contracts entered into by Petroecuador.

Texas based private equity firm, advised on the financing structure and negotiated a two-year strategic consolidation of diverse ownership in two target companies holding five gemstone mineral claims adjacent to the client’s existing mining development project; transaction value of approximately $25 million.*

International Finance Corporation (IFC), assisted IFC in the negotiation with local banks (including the National Development Finance Agency) and the project sponsor in the financial closing of a $150 million senior loan facility in accordance with the requirements of the P3 contract of the Colombian National Infrastructure Agency (ANI).*

PDVSA Petróleo S.A.; PDVSA Social S.A.; CVP S.A., assisted PDVSA in the drafting and negotiation of a $650 million financing agreement for a mixed-ownership company. The minority owner provided the funds. The financing was structured with a variety of civil and common-law agreements consistent with existing Venezuelan law and international financing standards.*

Intipuquio Consortium (Japanese – Peruvian), advised borrowers in obtaining an $80 million credit facility from Credit Suisse to finance the acquisition of a 23% stake in Cayaltí, a Peruvian sugar cane industrial farmer intending to develop an ethanol plant project.*

Inversiones Santa Valeria Limitada; Empresas Penta S.A., local counsel in Colombia for the controlling shareholders of Banmédica S.A. in the tender offer to UnitedHealth Group of their combined ownership in one of the largest Latin American health care provider and insurer serving Chile, Colombia and Peru; transaction value of approximately $2.8 billion (M&A Deal of the Year – Latin Lawyer Awards, 2018).*

Synergy Group Corporation, Represented various companies of the Synergy Group in the sale of 100% ownership of Petrocolombia S.A.S. and operator COPP S.A.S. A portion of the purchase price was to be paid as earn-out dependent on certain milestones of oil and gas production under an association contract with Ecopetrol S.A.; transaction value of approximately $45million.*

Ecuador based group of companies, assisted in the design and implementation of the corporate reorganization of the Group’s retail business across 12 different countries to facilitate the acquisition of a majority stake in a Colombian company.*

*Matters handled prior to joining King & Spalding

Matters

Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (“PREPA”), negotiation of a fuel supply and facility conversion agreement providing for the supply of natural gas and conversion of two of PREPA’s electric generating facilities. 

Minesa S.A.S. (subsidiary of Mubadala Development Company), advised on the development of the pre-feasibility and feasibility stages of an underground greenfield mine and gold processing plant in Santander, Colombia (to be the largest in the country).*

EP Petroecuador; Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Ecuador, represented Petroecuador in billion-dollar fuel and crude oil delivery contracts with prepayment, and assisted the Ministry of Finance in drafting and negotiating the contingent liability undertakings.*

See more
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Matters

Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (“PREPA”), negotiation of a fuel supply and facility conversion agreement providing for the supply of natural gas and conversion of two of PREPA’s electric generating facilities. 

Minesa S.A.S. (subsidiary of Mubadala Development Company), advised on the development of the pre-feasibility and feasibility stages of an underground greenfield mine and gold processing plant in Santander, Colombia (to be the largest in the country).*

EP Petroecuador; Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Ecuador, represented Petroecuador in billion-dollar fuel and crude oil delivery contracts with prepayment, and assisted the Ministry of Finance in drafting and negotiating the contingent liability undertakings.*

PEMEX, drafted forms of agreement for upstream, midstream and downstream acquisition, development and financing. Trained Pemex attorneys on international standard oil and gas contracts and advised on market standards and proposed template-negotiating agreements.*

EP Petroecuador, represented Petroecuador in the negotiation of joint venture agreements with strategic partners for the development of a greenfield refinery and petrochemical complex with an ultimate crude processing capacity of 300,000bpd in Manta, Ecuador; project estimated value of $12 billion.*

Empresa Pública Flota Petrolera Ecuatoriana – EP Flopec, assisted Flopec in the drafting and negotiation of a freight framework agreement, with a Chinese investor, for an efficient and strategic cooperation in the use of ships and the cost of freights in relation to the long-term presale oil contracts entered into by Petroecuador.

Texas based private equity firm, advised on the financing structure and negotiated a two-year strategic consolidation of diverse ownership in two target companies holding five gemstone mineral claims adjacent to the client’s existing mining development project; transaction value of approximately $25 million.*

International Finance Corporation (IFC), assisted IFC in the negotiation with local banks (including the National Development Finance Agency) and the project sponsor in the financial closing of a $150 million senior loan facility in accordance with the requirements of the P3 contract of the Colombian National Infrastructure Agency (ANI).*

PDVSA Petróleo S.A.; PDVSA Social S.A.; CVP S.A., assisted PDVSA in the drafting and negotiation of a $650 million financing agreement for a mixed-ownership company. The minority owner provided the funds. The financing was structured with a variety of civil and common-law agreements consistent with existing Venezuelan law and international financing standards.*

Intipuquio Consortium (Japanese – Peruvian), advised borrowers in obtaining an $80 million credit facility from Credit Suisse to finance the acquisition of a 23% stake in Cayaltí, a Peruvian sugar cane industrial farmer intending to develop an ethanol plant project.*

Inversiones Santa Valeria Limitada; Empresas Penta S.A., local counsel in Colombia for the controlling shareholders of Banmédica S.A. in the tender offer to UnitedHealth Group of their combined ownership in one of the largest Latin American health care provider and insurer serving Chile, Colombia and Peru; transaction value of approximately $2.8 billion (M&A Deal of the Year – Latin Lawyer Awards, 2018).*

Synergy Group Corporation, Represented various companies of the Synergy Group in the sale of 100% ownership of Petrocolombia S.A.S. and operator COPP S.A.S. A portion of the purchase price was to be paid as earn-out dependent on certain milestones of oil and gas production under an association contract with Ecopetrol S.A.; transaction value of approximately $45million.*

Ecuador based group of companies, assisted in the design and implementation of the corporate reorganization of the Group’s retail business across 12 different countries to facilitate the acquisition of a majority stake in a Colombian company.*

*Matters handled prior to joining King & Spalding

Credentials

LL.M., University of Houston Law Center

New York

Texas

Association of International Petroleum Negotiators

English

Portuguese

Spanish