Former US ambassador to Mexico Carlos Pascual is one of a host of leading governmental, in-house and private practice figures set to speak at Latin Lawyer’s 8th Annual Oil and Gas conference, which takes place next week at the St Regis hotel in Mexico City on Thursday 18 May.
Pascual – who is now senior vice president for global energy at analytics firm IHS Markit – was US ambassador to Mexico during the Obama administration between 2009 and 2011. He will speak on a panel debating the Trump effect on Latin America’s energy sector, moderated by William Wood of Norton Rose Fulbright.
The one day conference will consider the latest trends affecting businesses operating in Latin America’s sometimes tumultuous oil and gas sector. The conference is chaired by Carlos Solé of Baker Botts LLP’s Houston office and Enrique González Calvillo of González Calvillo in Mexico City. Panels are dedicated to upstream, midstream and downstream trends, project finance, and antitrust developments.
Montserrat Ramiro, Commissioner at Mexico’s Energy Regulatory Commission, will deliver the keynote speech. Ramiro is one of several public sector speakers set to give their verdicts on doing business in Mexico’s energy space. Alejandro Faya Rodriguez, Commissioner at Mexico’s Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE); Eduardo Camero Godínez, head of the non-tax revenue policy unit at Mexico’s Ministry of Finance; and Jorge Mauricio Di Sciullo Ursini, director general at state-owned bank and development agency Bancomext, are all confirmed to speak.
In-house speakers include Noreen Tama, counsel at ExxonMobil in Houston; Sudan Maccio, assistant general counsel at Eni Petroleum in Houston; and Javier Zambrano Gonzalez, director of Jaguar Exploración y Producción in Mexico City.
Private practice speakers come from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York; DLA Piper, Goodrich, Riquelme Asociados, Basham, Ringe y Correa and Holland & Knight in Mexico City; Carey in Santiago; Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría in Bogotá; Stocche Forbes Advogados and Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados in Brazil; and Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal in Buenos Aires.