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Mayer Brown Mexico, S.C.

Energy and natural resources Tier 4

Mayer Brown Mexico, S.C. has made a strong push into the oil-and-gas market, and its impressive workload demonstrates the firm's increasing presence. Notable highlights include advising the Russian oil producer, Lukoil, on three farm-out agreements with Eni for the transfer of participating exploration interests in Mexico's shallow waters, including blocks 10, 12, and 14. The firm also advised Repsol Downstream on securing 750,000 barrels of storage capacity across three terminals in Mexico. Key partners include Ariel RamosPablo Ferrante and Francisco Mendez, who divide their time between Houston and Mexico City.

The firm

Mayer Brown is an international law firm with an established presence in Mexico offering both international and local capabilities to serve clients investing in areas such as energy, infrastructure, aviation, telecommunications and private equity. Our team has substantial experience handling all types of corporate, finance, M&A and regulatory matters to meet international standards. Moreover, we have the ability to negotiate complex and sophisticated contracts in English and Spanish.

Our experience in Mexico has grown over several decades. In 2015, as part of our business plan, we opened an office in Mexico City, solidifying our position as a market leader in the energy practice.

The firm’s lawyers provide a full range of legal services to leading global companies and financial institutions on matters such as complex cross-border deals and industry-specific issues. Key groups within Mayer Brown’s Corporate & Securities practice include Mergers & Acquisitions; Private Equity, Funds & Investment Management; and Technology Transactions.

Mayer Brown’s Banking & Finance team in Mexico advises on innovative international, cross-border and domestic deals related to asset and project finance, bank lending, acquisition and leveraged finance, and trade finance, as well as structured finance and derivatives.

Mayer Brown has built a long and successful track record in working with international companies entering Mexico. Guiding clients through their acquisitions outside of their home market takes not just transactional legal knowledge but also an extremely well-judged approach to client service. Our fully integrated team works closely with clients, providing insight and solutions that other firms may struggle to present.

The firm’s Mexico City office has an in-depth focus on the oil, gas and power industry needs of our clients. Benefits we offer include:

  • Detailed knowledge of Mexico’s new oil and gas legal and power frameworks, as well as substantial experience with similar legal frameworks in other Latin American countries, particularly Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
  • Broad experience in tender processes organized by the Mexican government, its regulatory agencies and operating companies, and the successful preparation and submission of bid proposals.
  • Highly refined skills in the negotiation and drafting of all kinds of commercial agreements related to the exploration, development, production and commercialization of oil and gas, including, among others, license, production-sharing, consortium, joint bidding, joint development and joint operating agreements.
  • Highly refined skills in the negotiation and drafting of all commercial agreements related to power generation projects in a competitive environment, including fuel procurement and transportation, EPC and O&M contracts, and power sales agreements.
  • A team of skilled bilingual and bicultural lawyers with experience in international oil and gas and electric generation matters, including lawyers who are licensed to practice law in New York and Mexico and in other jurisdictions in Latin America.
Department Name Email Telephone
Energy Francisco Méndez
Energy Ariel Ramos
Energy Lilia Alonzo
Oil & Gas Francisco Méndez
Oil & Gas Ariel Ramos
Oil & Gas Betyna R. Almeida-Covarrubias
Oil & Gas Lilia Alonzo
Power Ariel Ramos
Power Lilia Alonzo
Corporate/M&A Raúl Fernández-Briseño
Finance Ariel Ramos
Finance Raúl Fernández-Briseño
Finance Jan Boker
Banking Regulatory Jan Boker
Projects Finance Ariel Ramos
Projects Finance Raúl Fernández-Briseño
Projects Finance Lilia Alonzo
Projects Finance Jan Boker
Infrastructure Ariel Ramos
Infrastructure Raúl Fernández-Briseño
Infrastructure Lilia Alonzo
Infrastructure Jan Boker
Telecomms Raúl Fernández-Briseño
Aviation & Airports Raúl Fernández-Briseño
Number of partners: : 3
Number of other fee-earners: : 17
Total staff: : 27
Partner : Francisco Mendez
Partner : Ariel Ramos
Partner : Raúl Fernández-Briseño

Mayer Brown promotes seven to counsel in Asia

Mayer Brown promotes seven to counsel in Asia

Hong Kong, 21 November 2018 – Mayer Brown has announced the promotion of seven lawyers in Asia to counsel. The appointments are effective January 1, 2019.

Mayer Brown promotes five to partner in Asia

Mayer Brown promotes five to partner in Asia

Hong Kong, 21 November 2018 —Mayer Brown has announced the promotion of five lawyers in Asia to partner. The appointments are effective January 1, 2019.