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Greenberg Traurig’s Nicolas Borda and William Garner to Participate in IEL-ANADE Conference on Mexico’s Entry Into the Global Oil and Gas Market

MEXICO CITY (April 28, 2014) – Nicolas Borda, a shareholder in the Mexico City office of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, is co-chairing the upcoming IEL-ANADE Conference taking place May 1-2, 2014 at the Westin Galleria in Houston, Texas. Also participating in the conference is Greenberg Traurig shareholder William Garner in the firm’s Houston office.

Titled “La Reforma - Mexico Enters the Global Oil and Gas Market,” the conference is presented by the Institute for Energy Law (IEL) of The Center for American and International Law and the Mexican National Association of Business Lawyers (ANADE). 

The Mexican Congress is expected to receive the secondary energy laws this week, which will implement the constitutional amendments permitting foreign and private investment in Mexico’s oil and gas industry. Senior Mexican government and Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) officials will be in attendance to discuss the new legal framework. More than 100 participants are expected to attend.

Borda, Chair of the ANADE Energy Committee and a member of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Energy & Infrastructure practice, will also be moderating a panel on the challenges for the development of the new Mexican Oil and Gas Regime. He will focus on the upstream, midstream and downstream regulatory issues and the new model contracts to be issued by the Ministry of Energy. Garner, also a member of the Global Energy & Infrastructure practice, will speak about North American oil and gas integration and the impact from and to Mexico under the 2013 Constitutional Energy Reform.

Other conference topics will include:

  • Nuts and bolts of Mexico’s Apertura
  • New fiscal regime – is it worth your investment?
  • Comparison with other international players
  • New roles of the regulatory agencies
  • Will familiar international standard contracts work?
  • The big picture – North American oil and gas integration

More conference details and registration information is available at:

Greenberg Traurig's Energy Practice is known for its broad-ranging representation of upstream and midstream energy companies as well as renewable energy companies and traditional power generation companies. The firm’s energy attorneys have wide-ranging experience and depth in M&A, transactional, energy finance and dispute resolution representations. The firm's energy practice is further distinguished by lawyers with substantial regulatory experience who are known for working on some of the most complex  regulatory matters and energy projects each year.

About The Institute for Energy Law (IEL)

Part of the Center for American and International Law, the Institute for Energy Law provides superior educational and professional opportunities for lawyers and other professionals in the energy industry through educational courses, conferences, scholarly publications and membership activities. IEL presents several educational conferences and seminars each year, publishes papers, periodicals and The Oil and Gas Reporter, and provides an important forum in which contemporary issues affecting the energy industries can be discussed.

About the Mexican National Association of Business Lawyers (ANADE)

ANADE is an organization that promotes, facilitates and furthers the interchange of information, experience, know-how, methods and techniques with respect to the functions and practices of its members. Furthermore, it promotes the compliance with professional ethical standards and efficiency of corporate attorneys.

Greenberg Traurig Mexico City

In Mexico City, Greenberg Traurig attorneys have proven experience and have been key contributors to major national projects in Mexico, as well as having held positions in Mexican government offices and regulatory agencies. In addition, the team has played a role in shaping current Mexican jurisprudence in key judicial procedures that have set legal precedents in important sectors of the Mexican economy.