René Arce Lozano advises clients on structured financing operations, monetizations and securitizations, project financing, and public-private partnerships in different sectors.

With experience in structuring operations to finance public infrastructure projects, René is widely known as a leader in this area and his work has been recognized in various legal publications at the international level. He has participated in emblematic operations in Mexico, as the first public-private partnership project in the State of Nuevo León; the first off-balance sheet monetization by a public company; the creation of a government body that will oversee all project financial operations and the sovereign assets of a federal entity; and the debt restructuring of a billion-dollar federal entity, involving 10 commercial banks.

René has become a favorite legal advisor to both public and private entities for their innovative and business-oriented solutions to meet the most complex challenges. With a great understanding of all interconnected parties within a complex financial structure, it has a unique position to design and implement structures that exceed customer expectations, considering the interests of all parties Involved. In addition, René also has a well-established M&A practice, advising clients in their businesses and foreign investors in direct investment transactions in Mexico.

Awards and recognitions


Banking and Finance
Latin Lawyer National


Banking, Highly Regarded


Acritas Star
Acritas Stars Independently Rated Lawyers


Banking and Finance (Mexico)
Legal 500 Latin America


Bankruptcy and Restructuring (Mexico)
Legal 500 Latin America


LACAA Approved, Banking and Finance
Latin American Corporate Counsel Asscociation (LACCA)


Banking and Finance
Latin Lawyer 250

Education and admissions


LL.M., American University Washington College of Law, 2002

Law Degree, Facultad Libre de Derecho de Monterrey, 2001

Bar admissions and qualifications


New York

Representative experience

Co-representation of 10 financial institutions in the restructuring of the public debt of a Mexican state in 2011.

Representation of financial institutions in financing to states and municipalities, through structured financing operations with a wide variety of assets.

Representation of financial institutions in the structuring and implementation of public-private partnerships for the development of infrastructure and energy projects.

Representation of various states and municipalities in debt refinancing and restructuring, asset nettles and monetizations, as well as the implementation of innovative reverse auction procedures.

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