Mexico: Energy 2018

This year our research identifies 18 leading practitioners who stand out for their top-tier work in the energy sector. Those highlighted boast a proven track record advising on a wealth of matters relating areas such as oil and gas, nuclear power, and renewables.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Thomas Mueller-Gastell Ritch Mueller Heather y Nicolau SC, Mexico City
2. Rogelio López-Velarde Dentons López Velarde, Mexico City
3. David Enríquez Goodrich Riquelme y Asociados, Mexico City

RITCH MUELLER HEATHER Y NICOLAU sees two preeminent practitioners from the firm ranking highly in our research this year.
Thomas Mueller-Gastell is widely recognised for his extensive experience handling complex financing transactions and receives plaudits for his work on significant deals in the oil and gas, and power sectors.
The “excellent” Federico Santacruz González is a key figure in the international marketplace, receiving praise from one international commentator who notes, “He really knows his stuff when it comes to power matters.”

Global law firm DENTONS LÓPEZ VELARDE occupies a similarly strong position, seeing two leading lights in the field of energy recognised.
Rogelio López-Velarde is “a prominent figure” in the market, whose top-tier practice encompasses the full spectrum of regulatory and corporate advisory work for major clients in the energy and infrastructure sectors.
Jorge Jiménez draws praise for his extensive experience advising domestic and international clients on a range of matters relating to the oil and gas industry. These include transactions, projects and competition issues.

David Enríquez at GOODRICH RIQUELME Y ASOCIADOS is a renowned practitioner who boasts a “strong regulatory practice”. He is considered a leading authority when it comes to offshore energy matters.

Carlos de Maria y Campos at GALICIA ABOGADOS is held in high esteem by peers for his role advising on some of Mexico’s largest infrastructure projects across the power, and oil and gas sectors.

Nicolas Borda of HAYNES AND BOONE boasts a strong practice and is well versed in all matters relating to oil and gas, power and renewable energy projects. He is regularly called upon to advise high-profile clients on regulatory and corporate financing matters.

The “fantastic” Juan Carlos Serra Campillo at BASHAM RINGE Y CORREA leads the firm’s energy, mining and infrastructure teams. He is a financing specialist who is “loved by clients” according to one impressed source.

“Talented negotiator” Benjamin Torres-Barrón of BAKER MCKENZIE ABOGADOS is a leading practitioner who earns recognition for his vast experience dealing with development projects in the energy sector.

Ariel Ramos at MAYER BROWN enjoys a fantastic reputation in the market thanks to his extensive experience advising international oil companies on complex transactions.

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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