Micaela Garcia-Ribeyro is an associate in the Finance practice group in the Washington, D.C. office of Haynes and Boone, LLP. Prior to joining Haynes and Boone, Ms. Garcia-Ribeyro was an associate at Chadbourne & Parke LLP in Washington, D.C., where she practiced in the areas of project financings, syndicated loan financings and privatizations in the U.S. and Latin America. Her work focuses primarily on the power and energy industry, the oil and gas industries, and infrastructure.
Selected Client Representations
- Representation of a leading U.S. financial institution in connection with its financing of a 125 million gallon ethanol facility in Montana and of a 113 million gallon ethanol facility in Oregon.
- Representation of a leading U.S. financial institution in connection with its refinancing to a Canadian holding company with respect to its acquisition of four cogeneration power plants in North America.
- Representation of IFC in its $160 million financing of a hydroelectric power plant in Chile.
- Representation of a leading international financial institution in connection with its financing to a Mexican railroad company under the Ex-Im Bank master guarantee program.
- Representation of a leading international financial institution in connection with its financing to the state-owned Uruguayan electricity transmission company under the Ex-Im Bank master guarantee program.
- Representation of a leading international financial institution in connection with its financing to the state-owned Israeli electricity company under the OPIC insurance policy against expropriation limited to nonpayment of sovereign guarantee obligations.
- Representation of IFC in connection with its $36 million financing for an independent oil and gas company based in Canada with operations in Venezuela, to finance its oil and gas projects in Venezuela.
- Representation of IFC in connection with its $250 million financing for a Bolivian natural gas transportation company.
- Representation of Parsons Transportation Group, as facility provider, in the ground-breaking $1.5 billion Houston Light Rail Phase 2 public-private partnership to create four additional light rail lines serving the Houston metropolitan area.
- Representation of a leading U.S. independent power producer with all contractual arrangements (EPC arrangements, equipment supply and technology licensing agreements, O&M agreement, and marketing agreement) for the development of a thermal fly ash beneficiation facility to be located in Maryland.
- Co-Author, "Thoughts on the Validity of DOE Loan Guarantees," Bloomberg Law Reports, Vol. 5, No. 3, March 5, 2012.
- Co-Author, "DOE Loan Guarantees Under Attack - Storm Clouds on the Horizon for U.S. Alternative Energy?" Project Finance International, Issue 473, January 25, 2012.
- New York State Bar Association
- American Bar Association
Selected Representative Experience
Colombia Refinery Financing
Advised an electrical distributor in connection with its establishment in Colombian free trade zone and the obtaining of Ex-Im Bank financing in connection with the REFICAR refinery located in Cartagena, Colombia.
Verdeo Group Inc. Acquisition
Represented Sindicatum Carbon Capital, the Singapore-headquartered climate change and global sustainable resources company, in the acquisition of 100 percent of the outstanding shares of Verdeo Group Inc., a leading North American methane and emissions management firm. The resulting combined business operates a portfolio of projects in the North American mining, landfill, and oil and gas sectors. The portfolio included the largest coal mine methane project in the United States, several operating clean energy generation assets, and multiple projects listed on the Climate Action Reserve and other leading GHG registries in the United States.
“Green” Fly Ash Beneficiation Facility in Charles County, Maryland
Assisted Mirant Corporation (now GenOn Energy) with all contractual arrangements for a thermal fly ash beneficiation facility to be built at Mirant’s 1,467-MW Morgantown power plant located in Charles County, Maryland. The Morgantown fly ash beneficiation facility will be the largest thermal facility ever deployed in the United States. When completed, it will be capable of processing up to 400,000 tons of fly ash per year.
03/20/2012 - Bloomberg Law Reports Guest Article: Thoughts on the Validity of DOE Loan Guarantees
In November of last year, CAlifornians for Renewable Energy (CARE), a self-described "advocate for environmentally- and community-sensitive energy projects," filed a lawsuit in Washington, D.C. federal court against the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).1
01/26/2012 - Project Finance International Guest Article: DOE Loan Guarantees Under Attack
This article appeared in Project Finance International
, Issue 473, January 25, 2012
On November 28, 2011, CAlifornians for Renewable Energy (“CARE
”) filed a lawsuit in the Federal District Court in Washington, D.C., against the U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE
”) and the Federal Financing Bank (“FFB
”) that threatens the viability of more than 6.5GWs of clean energy projects. These projects have received DOE’s support under the so-called “alternative energy loan guarantee program” established by DOE pursuant to Section 1705 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, as amended (“EPAct