Ernesto Danache, IV

Ernesto Danache, IV

Associate

Ernesto Danache IV focuses his practice on corporate and transactional matters and has experience working on complex domestic and international business transactions. Bilingual in English and Spanish, Ernesto regularly works with multinational clients doing business in Latin America and the United States, with an emphasis in the oil and gas, renewable energy, and electricity sectors. Ernesto’s corporate and transactional experience also includes mergers and acquisitions, project finance and development, asset acquisition and disposition, corporate governance and compliance, and emerging company development, as well as drafting comprehensive legal agreements and handling general corporate and litigation related matters.

Capabilities

Experience

  • Participate in the representation of a North American client in the acquisition of energy related assets.
  • Participate in the representation of a North American client seeking to construct, develop, own and operate a liquified natural gas (LNG) facility in the United States.
  • Participate in the representation of a multinational client, a leading natural gas and electricity provider, in a public bid for the construction, development and operation of an underground natural gas storage facility in Mexico.
  • Participate in the representation of a multinational client, a leading natural gas and electricity provider, seeking to construct, develop, own and operate infrastructure for the reception, storage and distribution of gas liquids in Mexico.
  • Participate in the representation of a North American client, a leading electricity provider, entering the Mexican market in the power transmission and distribution sectors.
  • Participate in the representation of a multinational client seeking to construct, develop, own and operate a photovoltaic power station in Central America.
  • Assist North American client in preparing contractual instruments associated with the acquisition and disposition of coal mining and processing assets located in the United States.
  • Assist multinational client, a leading electric utility company, in the early stages of a public bid for the construction and development of a high voltage transmission line in Texas.
  • Assist multinational client, a leading natural gas utilities holding company, in a broad range of corporate and litigation related matters associated with underground natural gas storage.
  • Assist multinational client in various stages of regulatory and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance and applicability of Central American sanctions associated with an energy project in Central America.
  • Foreign Law Clerk, Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), 2016
  • Legislative Policy Analyst, Texas House of Representatives, 2013-2015

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Houston Bar Association
  • Member, Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Member, Mexican American Bar Association of Houston
  • Member Hispanic Bar Association of Houston
  • Member, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2018
    • Senior Editor, Houston Journal of International Law
  • B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 2015
    • Certificate in Ethics & Leadership in Law, Politics & Government
    • Certificate in Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies
Languages
  • English, Native
  • Spanish, Native