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Holland & Knight

PASEO DE LA REFORMA NO. 342, PISO 28, COL.JUÁREZ, DEL. CUAUHTÉMOC, C.P. 06600 MEXICO, DF, MEXICO
Tel:
Work +52 55 3602 8000
Web:
www.hklaw.com

Carlos Ochoa

Tel:
Work +52 55 36028012
Email:
Web:
www.hklaw.com
Holland & Knight LLP

Work Department

Energy and Natural Resources / Projects and Infrastructure

Position

Partner

Career

Carlos A. Ochoa Valenzuela is a partner in Holland & Knight's Mexico City office. He focuses his practice on energy, infrastructure, real estate and corporate services. Mr. Ochoa has more than 12 years of experience working in the energy sector. He has extensive experience in the areas of electricity, oil, gas, renewable energy and government procurement. He is also well versed in public bids and contracts, regulatory matters and project finance.

Mr. Ochoa's practice includes a focus on local and cross-border energy, infrastructure, real estate transactions, independent power producers (IPP), self-supply and cogeneration projects. In addition, he participated in the implementation of the 2008 Mexican Energy Reforms.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Ochoa served as the legal chief for international and investment affairs at the Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) from 2011 to 2013. From 2010 to 2011, he was the deputy general counsel for Mexico and Latin America at Invista. Mr. Ochoa also worked as the director in the Department of Hydrocarbons Regulation within the Hydrocarbons Under Ministry's Office at the Ministry of Energy from 2009 to 2010. He served as the legal chief for commercial and real estate affairs at Luz y Fuerza del Centro (LyFC) from 2007 to 2009 and was the senior attorney appointed to the Legal Processes Area of the General Attorney's Office of Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) from 2003 to 2007.

Languages

Spanish / English

Member

Mexican Academy or Energy Law / International Bar Association

Education

  • Universidad Panamericana, LL.M., Business Law
  • Universidad Anáhuac, LL.M., Public Law
  • Universidad Anáhuac, J.D.


Mexico

Energy and natural resources

Within: Energy and natural resources

Holland & Knight is a strong choice for energy-related advice, particularly in the power and renewables sectors. Former practice co-head Boris Otto has retired, but in JosĂ© Antonio Prado and Carlos Ochoa the firm has two highly experienced partners. The group’s disputes capabilities were enhanced by the high-profile arrival of Salvador Fonseca-Gonzalez from Baker McKenzie Abogados, S.C.. Recent work highlights include advising Elite Energy on the development of a 360MW combined-cycle power plant.

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Projects and infrastructure

Within: Projects and infrastructure

Holland & Knight is a strong choice for major energy projects, although its expertise on the infrastructure side was diminished somewhat by the departure of former co-head Antonio Casares, who set up his own practice. Energy and finance expert Alejandro Landa remains, and other key individuals such as Carlos Ochoa and José Antonio Prado are also strong in this area. Recent highlights include advising Advance Clean Energy on the development of an 80MW solar power project in Sonora, and advising Elite Energy on the development of a 360MW combined-cycle power plant.

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