Ariel Ramos

Banking & Finance, Global Energy, Power & Utilities

"[His] years of experience help us to have clarity [around] and understanding of the changes that have taken place in the energy laws and that facilitates our decision making. He is specialized in energy matters and [that has] helped us to analyze and implement various projects and business models [in compliance with] the regulations in Mexico …"

"Ariel Ramos is outstanding ... [His] knowledge of our company's business makes his contribution to our business strategy noteworthy …"

Legal 500 2021


Ariel Ramos is a partner in Mayer Brown's Banking & Finance Team based in the firm’s Mexico City office. For almost 30 years, Ariel has provided advice to financial institutions in all different type of financing transactions including Project Bonds, Corporate Bonds, Structure Finance, Commercial Lending and Chain Supply Finance. Among his finance representative clients includes investment banks, commercial banks, multilaterals, among others.


Banking & Finance

  • Represented Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) in a USD$350M Senior Unsecured Revolving Credit Agreement for Comisión Federal de Electricidad.
  • Representation of Banco Santander, S.A. in a complex cross-border receivables financing program for a combined amount of MXN$1,100 million, granted to a major Mexican telecommunications company.
  • Represented HSBC, as lender, in a secured facility with Granite Chief-Jalu, S.A.P.I. de C.V. (Terra) The proceeds were used to acquire solar panels in order to develop Terra’s green energy business. The facility was secured by (i) an irrevocable administration, source of payment and guaranty trust containing the borrower´s collection and credit rights, (ii) a pledge over the solar panels acquired by the borrower, and (iii) a corporate guaranty granted by Terra’s holding in the US. The borrower informed us that this project is the first bank led financing of distributed power generation in Mexico.


  • Chambers Latin America Energy & Natural Resources (Band 1), Projects (Band 1)
  • Chambers Global Projects (Band 1)
  • Recognized for Projects in Expert Guides
  • Who's Who Legal in Project Finance, Procurement and Natural Resources


  • The University of Texas at Austin School of Law, LLM
    • James L. Curtis en 1994-1995, S.A.F.E. Foundation Scholarship Recipient
  • Escuela Libre de Derecho, LLB


  • Mexico
  • Not admitted in Texas. Practicing under the supervision of firm principals.