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As the world “drowns in oil,” it’s fight or flight for Mexico’s oil sector
As the world “drowns in oil,” it’s fight or flight for Mexico’s oil sector

As the world “drowns in oil,” it’s fight or flight for Mexico’s oil sector

21 May 2020

Mexican state-owned oil giant Pemex dominates its nation’s oil industry, but it’s also the world’s most indebted company. The global oil crisis, in part triggered by the covid-19 pandemic, spells disaster for the government’s controversial plans for the industry, but more private sector involvement could be the silver lining to come.

Seeking clarity: applying force majeure in Argentine power purchase contracts
Seeking clarity: applying force majeure in Argentine power purchase contracts

Seeking clarity: applying force majeure in Argentine power purchase contracts

21 May 2020

Argentina’s lockdown measures in response to covid-19 have stalled the construction of many renewables projects, leading developers to miss their targets. Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen (PAGBAM) senior partner and energy head Francisco Romano and senior associate Tomas Fernandez Madero consider the applicability of force majeure under power-purchase agreements in such circumstances

Ex-BMAJ partner to lead Lembeye’s natural resources practice in Chile
Ex-BMAJ partner to lead Lembeye’s natural resources practice in Chile

Ex-BMAJ partner to lead Lembeye’s natural resources practice in Chile

20 May 2020

A Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados partner has left the firm to join former colleagues at Lembeye Abogados and lead its natural resources practice in Santiago.

CMS Grau
CMS Grau

CMS Grau

20 May 2020

Premier firm with new global platform

Linklaters promotes LatAm lawyer in New York
Linklaters promotes LatAm lawyer in New York

Linklaters promotes LatAm lawyer in New York

15 May 2020

Global law firm Linklaters has strengthened its Latin America group by promoting an energy and infrastructure counsel to partner in New York.

Vaca Muerta: the day after the day after
Vaca Muerta: the day after the day after

Vaca Muerta: the day after the day after

14 May 2020

Less than six months ago, Argentina’s world-class shale play, Vaca Muerta, was booming. Since then covid-19 has hit Argentina, oil prices have nosedived, and lockdown measures have made companies close wells and stop new drillings. In preparation for the day after coronavirus, Martínez de Hoz & Rueda partner José Martínez de Hoz considers what Argentina should do to put Vaca Muerta and Argentina back on track.

Prieto makes projects partner in Chile
Prieto makes projects partner in Chile

Prieto makes projects partner in Chile

14 May 2020

Chile’s Prieto has strengthened its corporate and project finance practices by promoting an associate to partner.

Latin Lawyer 250 2020 - Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados - Energy
Latin Lawyer 250 2020 - Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados - Energy

Latin Lawyer 250 2020 - Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados - Energy

14 May 2020

Key partners: Practice head José Roberto Martins, who is well regarded for his power work; Danielle Valois and Anna Mello, who are active figures in the oil and gas industry; Joaquim Muniz, who is known for his broad experience. Martins and Valois come recommended in LACCA Approved. 

Is a PDVSA restructuring looming closer?
Is a PDVSA restructuring looming closer?

Is a PDVSA restructuring looming closer?

12 May 2020

An internal company proposal has suggested a restructuring of Venezuelan state-owned oil company PDVSA, which would privatise various company assets and allow private investors to hold larger shares in oil fields. While this pitch is welcomed by the legal and business community, there is a long list of economic, legal and political hurdles that must be overcome before anything can be put into practice.

Baker McKenzie (Colombia)
Baker McKenzie (Colombia)

Baker McKenzie (Colombia)

12 May 2020

International name with deep local roots