Energy, Infrastructure and Natural Resources
We have a relevant participation in the energy and natural resources industry in Mexico, advising national and foreign clients from various sectors in their participation and interaction with this industry that has evolved rapidly in the last decade. Our position in this industry is headed by our lawyers from the energy, mining and infrastructure projects practice area, but is also supported by our renowned litigation practice, as well as the areas of mergers and acquisitions, real estate, banking and finance, public procurement and tenders, agrarian, economic competition, ESG, and project financing.
In the electricity industry, on one hand we advise private and public clients in the negotiation of their electricity supply contracts (PPAs or Power Purchase Agreementsas offtakers), and on the other hand we advise generators, marketers, and suppliers in the structuring of large projects for the generation and sale of electricity, including projects with conventional and renewable sources, such as solar and wind. We also advise on the management of legacy projects and permits under the Electricity Public Services Law (Ley del Servicio Público de Energía Eléctrica), supporting our clients in the migration of their permits under the Electricity Industry Law (Ley de la Industria Eléctrica).
In the hydrocarbon industry, we support large players in the downstream, midstream and upstream sectors in the implementation of projects for the sale and distribution of natural gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG), compressed natural gas (CNG), petroleum products and fuels, as well as in the negotiation of contracts for the exploitation and extraction of hydrocarbons, contracts for the provision of services for licensees of upstream activities, oil product transportation contracts, storage, interconnection, fuel and natural gas marketing contracts, among others.
We negotiate and lobby with regulatory bodies and public entities such as the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE), the Energy Secretariat (SENER), the National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH), the National Energy Control Center (CENACE), as well as with the state-owned companies Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) and Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), advising and managing the necessary permits and licenses for projects in the energy sector.
Additionally, we negotiate and advise on the resolution of real estate conflicts with small owners, ejidos and communities, for the surface occupation required for this type of projects, assisting our clients in all the activities required for their projects to be successful. In this sense, we represent our clients in negotiations and agreements with ejidos, communities and settlers, negotiations and procedures to obtain rights of way, property rights, usufruct, obtaining water and mining concessions, among others, as well as in the judicial proceedings that may derive from them.