Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is popularly known as El Peje because of his Tabasqueño accent. The nickname comes from pejelagarto (literally, fishlizard), an alligator-like fish from his native Tabasco. Much like his freshwater namesake, it’s hard to pin down what he is, so Latin Lawyer asked some of Mexico’s top lawyers for help.
Goodrich, Riquelme Asociados in Mexico has strengthened its corporate, energy and IP offering with three promotions.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador was branded a populist left-winger by his opponents, but senior partners in Mexico’s legal community expect his presidency will bring modest change and even fresh opportunity.
Goodrich, Riquelme y Asociados has helped Mexico City rail concessionaire Ferrocarriles Suburbanos (FS) uphold a multi-million dollar arbitral award before the country’s Supreme Court.
González Calvillo, SC in Mexico City has helped international oil field services Schlumberger acquire onshore oil field Pánuco, located in the coast of the gulf of Mexico, from former contract partner Petrofac.
Goodrich, Riquelme Asociados has helped Shell open its first petrol station in Mexico.
Oil prices between US$50 and US$60 per barrel will draw foreign businesses to invest in Latin America’s oil and gas space, but regulatory inefficiency may divert investment outside the region, delegates heard at Latin Lawyer’s 8th Annual Oil & Gas Conference, held earlier this month in Mexico City.
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.
An early booking rate for Latin Lawyer’s 8th Annual Oil and Gas conference, to be held at the St Regis hotel in Mexico City on Thursday 18 May, expires next Friday.
The second phase in Mexico’s round two onshore auction contains better bidding terms aimed at luring big-name private investors, but more stringent prequalification requirements mean the number of bidders could drop from the country’s last onshore auction.