Rodrigo Vazquez del Mercado-Rivera

Rodrigo Vazquez del Mercado-Rivera


Rodrigo Vazquez del Mercado-Rivera focuses his practice on global energy and infrastructure matters, including oil and gas (upstream, midstream and downstream), electricity, administrative law, government procurement, dispute resolution, and mergers and acquisitions.

  • Oil and gas
  • Electricity
  • Infrastructure
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Government procuremen
  • tInternational transactions
  • Maritime law
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  • Represented bidder in three rounds of mature fields of Pemex Exploration & Production under new model contract.
  • Represented U.S. sellers in the sale of a natural gas distribution company.
  • Represented Gas Natural del Noroeste, S.A. de C.V., for more than five years in regulatory matters, including in the negotiation and execution of hedging, transportation, gas purchase, capacity reservation, distribution, interconnection, construction agreements, etc., with Pemex Gas & Basic Petrochemicals and other third parties.
  • Represented buyers in the purchase of a company to develop a wind power project in Oaxaca.
  • Represented Spanish company in corporate, mergers and acquisitions and agrarian matters for the development of a wind power project in the state of Oaxaca.
  • Represented natural gas distribution company in several landmark administrative litigations to obtain reimbursement of funds (principal, inflation and interest) from the collection of a letter of credit by the Mexican government.
  • Represented natural gas company in an arbitration proceeding before the Energy Regulatory Commission.
  • Represented U.S. company to annul the administrative rescission process in a procurement contract to supply equipment to Pemex Petrochemicals.
  • Represented Canadian company in connection with an underground waste storage in salt domes.
  • Represented oil field services company in an arbitration before the ICC in connection with the breach of a contract
  • Represented oil field services company in several joint ventures in connection with the negotiation and execution of contracts.
  • Represented a natural gas company in issues regarding a bid process issued by Pemex Gas & Basic Petrochemicals for the construction of a natural gas transportation pipeline and the provision of transportation services (Los Ramones II).
  • Represented a company in the supply of subsea equipment to Pemex Exploration & Production for an important producing gas field.
  • Represented a European client in connection with flagging and registration of vessels.
  • Represented a Norwegian client in connection with charter agreements and the attachment of a vessel.

Some of the above representations were handled by Mr. Vázquez del Mercado prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, S.C.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, Winning Team, Acquisition International magazine, "Overall Law Firm of the Year – Mexico," 2013
  • Member, Winning Team, Acquisition International magazine, "Most Trusted Law Firm of the Year – Mexico," 2013
  • Member, Winning Team, InterContinental Finance, "Mergers & Acquisitions Firm of the Year – Mexico," 2013
  • Member, Winning Team, Lawyers World Law Awards, "Mergers & Acquisitions Firm of the Year – Mexico," 2013
  • Member, Winning Team, DealMakers, "Law Firm of the Year - Mergers & Acquisitions - Mexico," 2012-2013
  • Listed, The Legal 500 Latin AmericaEnergy and Natural Resources, 2012


  • LL.M., Environment and Natural Resources Law, University of Houston
  • Post-graduate Studies in Energy Law, Escuela Libre de Derecho, Ciudad de México, 2012
  • Post-graduate Studies in Government Procurement, Universidad Iberoamericana, Ciudad de México, 2009
  • Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico, 2007
  • Texas Foreign Legal Consultant
  • Mexico
  • Spanish, Native
  • English, Fluent