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Uriel Mendieta

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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Florida, USA
    Local Time: Wednesday 22:05

Practice Expertise

  • International and Cross-Border Transactions
  • Cuba
  • EB-5 Immigrant Investor
  • Corporate

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate
  • Cuba
  • EB-5 Immigrant Investor
  • International and Cross-Border Transactions
  • Banking and Finance
  • Latin America
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Investment Funds
  • Public-Private Partnerships and ...
  • Real Estate, Development and Finance
  • Telecommunications
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Profile

Uriel’s practice focuses on domestic and cross-border financing and corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, structured finance, and infrastructure projects.

Uriel has represented project sponsors, developers and financial institutions in connection with the development and financing of a wide range of infrastructure projects, including subsea fiber optic cable systems, terrestrial fiber systems and other digital infrastructure and smart city and transportation technology.

Relevant Experience

  • Represents technology, media and telecom groups in connection with the construction, development and operation of subsea and terrestrial fiber optic networks in Western Europe, South America and the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Represents financial institutions and borrowing groups on a wide range of domestic and cross-border financings, including syndicated credit, insured and uninsured receivable finance and project finance.
  • Represents developers and financial institutions in connection with public private partnerships involving transportation and water sectors.
  • Represents clients on complex mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and minority investments across a broad range of sectors, including telecommunications, transportation, financial services and retail and consumer goods.
  • Represents clients with respect to application of U.S. trade regulations and sanctions related to Latin America, including Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela.

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Education
BA, University of Florida, Political Science, Minor in Business Administration, cum laude, 2000

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate
  • Cuba
  • EB-5 Immigrant Investor
  • International and Cross-Border Transactions
  • Banking and Finance
  • Latin America
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Investment Funds
  • Public-Private Partnerships and Infrastructure
  • Real Estate, Development and Finance
  • Telecommunications

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments
  • Represented international energy company in connection with EPC Contracts for power facilities in Mexico. 
  • Represented one of the members of a joint venture in the procurement of a US $1.2 billion concession to design, construct and finance the Port of Miami Tunnel through a concession agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation.
  • Represented special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) formed for purpose of investing in sugar and ethanol industry in Brazil in issuance of $150 million units (consisting of shares and warrants) and subsequent acquisition of sugar and ethanol production facilities.
  • Represented the winning consortium in the procurement of a concession to construct and operate a 106 km toll road in the Dominican Republic and the financing of same through the issuance of bonds. Representation included preparation of EPC and O&M contracts for design, construction and maintenance of toll road.
  • Acted as special Florida counsel to the owner and developer of a private toll road in northern Florida, focusing on Florida constitutional and regulatory requirements relating to same.
  • Represented one of the members of the joint venture in the procurement and financing of a project to design build and finance managed toll express lanes in Miami-Dade County. This project was advanced by the Florida Department of Transportation under its 5 year work program in accordance with Florida's public private transportation statute.
  • Represented one of the members of a joint venture involved in the procurement of public private projects in Florida, New York and Texas.
  • Represented Banco Santander, S.A. in a US $3.5 billion transaction involving the transfer of assets under management held by Seller in Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Brazil & Venezuela.
  • Represented Banco de Sabadell, S.A. in transaction involving transfer to Sabadell of assets under management and loans held by the Miami Branch of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.
  • Represented Central America's largest financial group, in its US $1.77 billion sale to HSBC Holdings.
  • Represented one of Spain's leading construction groups in expansion into oil waste management in the U.S. through its acquisition of two subsidiaries of Siemens Water Technologies Corp. for US $182.4 million.
  • Represented a Danish company, one of the world's largest suppliers of frozen bread products, in its acquisition of a Florida-based company.
  • Represented debtor in US $95 million senior secured bridge loan facility for construction of a toll road in the Dominican Republic.
  • Represented lender in US $165 million construction loan for the refinancing and refurbishing of a hotel and resort facility.
  • Represented lender in US $50 million credit facility for hotel and resort facility.
    • Represented lender in US $100 million secured loan to Chilean conglomerate.
  • Represented real estate private equity fund in securing US $50 million line of credit for use as a warehousing facility.
  • Represented lender in US $43 million syndicated loan facility to Mexican ferry operator for vessel purchase.


Professional Associations
  • Member, Florida International Bankers Association (FIBA)
  • Member, Council of the Americas
  • Member, Spain-US Chamber of Commerce, Florida and New York
  • Member, Brazilian-US Chamber of Commerce, Florida and New York
  • Member, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Beacon Council
  • Member, World Services Group

Professional Activities and Experience
  • Finalist, International Up & Comer, International Business Leadership Awards, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 2016
  • Listed for International Corporate and M&A and for Banking and Finance, Legal 500 Latin America, 2015
  • Named among Latin America’s Rising Legal Stars: Partners to Watch, Latinvex, 2015
  • Team named to Latin Lawyer 250 for Corporate and M&A (2004-2011) and for Banking & Finance (2013-2016), International, Latin Lawyer magazine
  • Team named Law Firm of the Year for Corporate & Finance, International Counsel in Latin America, Chambers Latin America, 2014 
  • Team shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year for Corporate & Finance, International Counsel in Latin America, Chambers Latin America, 2013, 2015
  • Recognized as a Leader in Latin American Investment, Florida, Chambers USA, 2009-2010
  • Team selected for an Award for Excellence in Latin American Investment, Chambers USA, 2009
  • Selected as a Top Up and Comer, South Florida Legal Guide, 2009, 2015, 2016. A description of the selection methodology can be found on South Florida Legal Guide’s webpage.
  • Finalist, Leaders in Law for Corporate Law, South Florida Business and Wealth, 2015
  • Named a Rising Star, Daily Business Review, 2014
  • Featured as a Dealmaker in Corporate/M&A, Daily Business Review, 2008-2014
  • Named to 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of Miami-Dade County, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, South Florida Chapter, 2010
  • Selected as a Rising Star, Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2010-2016. A description of the selection methodology can be found on Super Lawyers’ webpage.

Articles

  • Cuba: US Eases Financial Transactions and Business, Latinvex
  • Looking ahead: EB5 program reform, Real Estate Weekly
  • Venezuela: What New US Sanctions Mean, Latinvex
  • Trademark Registration in Cuba, Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal
  • Expert Analysis: Another Rollback In US-Cuba Financial Relations, Law360
  • Expert Analysis: How Travel Cos. Should Respond To Trump Cuba Restrictions, Law360
  • US Cuba Lawsuits: What They Mean, Latinvex
  • Public-private partnerships key to financing FDOT projects, Daily Business Review
  • Spanish Companies Consult Lawyers over Cuba, Iberian Lawyer
  • Annual Review: Mergers & Acquisitions, Financier Worldwide
  • The Growing Role of Shadow Banking in Lending, Daily Business Review
  • Nicaragua Sanctions: What They Mean, Latinvex
  • Cuba: US Law Firms See More Interest, Latinvex
  • Attorneys With Cross-Border Practices See Value in Trade Agreements, Daily Business Review
  • Latin America's Silicon Beach, Latinvex

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