Carlos Solórzano > SMPS Legal > Mexico City, Mexico > Lawyer Profile

SMPS Legal
TORRE CHAPULTEPEC UNO
AV. PASEO DE LA REFORMA 509-18
COL. CUAUHTÉMOC, 06500
Mexico

Work Department

Energy

Position

Partner

Career

Carlos is licensed lawyer in Mexico, residing in Calgary. He specializes in oil and gas, project financing and real estate. His practice focuses primarily on finance advising for projects such as commercial, residential and mixed-use developments, negotiation and development of strategic alliances and joint ventures, real estate and oil and gas. Carlos has also represented numerous clients in dispute resolution matters.

Before SMPS, Carlos founded SOLORZANO CORPORATION and served for several years at a top tier Canadian law firm assisting several clients on successfully establishing their businesses in Mexico. Carlos also worked for Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Consulate in Calgary being responsible of Mexico-Alberta economic affairs and providing potential investors with guidelines for conducting business. Before moving to Canada in 2002, Carlos practiced law with top tier law firms in Mexico representing Mexican and non-Mexican clients.

Languages

English and Spanish.

Memberships

He is a member of the Mexican Bar Association and of the American Bar Association. He is also a member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the American Chamber of Commerce, in Mexico City.

Education

Carlos obtained his degree in Law from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) in 1998. He participated in the Private, Public Partnerships Course and the Private Equity Transactions Course of Osgoode Law School, York University, in the years of 2006 and 2007, respectively, and the Alternative Dispute Resolutions Course in Alberta, Canada, in the year 2007.

Lawyer Rankings

Mexico > Energy and natural resources

SMPS Legal is gradually developing an energy practice that has caught the attention of the market during the past year. Co-led by partners Eduardo Pizarro and Carlos Solórzano (who splits his time between Calgary and Mexico City offices), the department advises oil, gas and power clients on both regulatory and transactional matters arising in the sector. The team’s recent caseload has been dominated by assisting clients -including Renaissance Oil, Tonai Energía, Jaguar Exploración y Extracción, GS Oil & Gas, IHSA Iberoamericana de Hidrocarburos, and Murphy Oil, among others- on regulatory compliance with the contractual obligations deriving from their CNH granted E&P licenses. In other matters it has primarily been involved in project development in the solar and distributed-generation segments. Key regulatory-side input comes from experienced of counsel, Severo López Mestre.