3rd IEL-ANADE Conference

La Reforma - Mexico Enters the Global Oil and Gas Market

- in Houston, Texas, USA

Westin Galleria
5060 W Alabama St.
Houston, TX 77056

Past Event

Credits:10 hours MCLE Credit available

Overview

Presented by the Institute for Energy Law of The Center for American and International Law and the Mexican National Association of Business Lawyers (ANADE).

IEL and the Mexican National Association of Business Lawyers, ANADE, will be presenting their third joint conference on May 1 and 2, for the first time in Houston. The Mexican Congress is expected to receive the reform bill soon, which will implement the constitutional amendments permitting foreign and private investment in Mexico’s oil and gas industry.  This is your chance to discuss the new legal framework with  the senior Mexican government and PEMEX officials will be attending the conference.

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Topics 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

Conference Co-Chairs

Nicolas Borda
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Mexico City, Mexico

Kenneth S. Culotta
King & Spalding LLP
Houston, Texas

Tuition

Registration includes the Conference, course materials on USB and online, continental breakfast, a luncheon and networking reception.  Discounted tuition available until April 18.

  • $590 / $650 - Regular registration fee
  • $440 / $490 - IEL Advisory Board Member
  • $440 / $490 - IEL Supporting or Sustaining Member Employee
  • $440 / $490 - ANADE Member
  • $440 / $490 - CAIL Member or Member Employee
  • $440 / $490 - Government Employee
  • $75 - Materials Only

Schedule and Faculty

Thursday, May 1

7:30 am


Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 am


Welcome, Overview and Introductions

8:45 am


Keynote Speaker

The Objectives of the 2013 Energy Reform

Pedro Joaquín Coldwell (invited)Secretary for Energy, Mexico City, Mexico 

9:15 am


Mexico’s Constitutional Reform: A Historical Perspective from Across the Rio Bravo

Our speaker will set the scene for the conference by putting Mexico’s constitutional reforms into a historical context and explaining what the constitutional amendments mean for Mexico and potential investors in Mexico. He will discuss how the reforms interact with international structures like NAFTA and the WTO and with Mexico’s treaty commitments to transnational arbitration.

Ewell E. Murphy, Jr., Adjunct Professor, University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas

9:45 am


Coffee Break

10:00 am


Secondary Legislation: the Nuts and Bolts of Mexico’s Apertura

The reform will be wide-ranging, requiring the creation or amendment of a number of laws.  Our speakers will describe the legislation which will be required to put flesh on the bones of the constitutional reform.

Moderator

Eduardo Nuñez RodriguezNuñez Rodriguez Abogados, S.C., Mexico City, Mexico

Panelists:
  • John Cogan, Cogan and Partners, Houston, Texas
  • Carlos Moran, Cogan and Partners, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Gabriel Salinas, Mayer Brown, Houston, Texas

11:30 am


Keynote Lunch Address

The Role of PEMEX Following the Reform

Gustavo Hernandez, 
CEO, PEMEX E&P, Mexico City, Mexico 

1:30 pm


A Deep and Comparative Look at Commercial and Financial Drivers

This panel will begin with short presentations on the issues of concern to host governments and to international investors, both economic and legal, and how they are handled elsewhere in Latin America. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion exploring how Mexico’s reforms will compare internationally, and highlighting possibilities presented by the new Mexican petroleum regime.

Moderator:
  • Ken Culotta, King & Spalding LLP, Houston, Texas
Panelists:
  • Owen Anderson, Eugene Kuntz Chair in Oil, Gas & Natural Resources, University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma
  • Fernando L. Brunelli, Alliani & Bruzzon, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Daniel Johnston, Daniel Johnston & Co, Hancock, New Hampshire
  • Giovani Loss, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. E Quiroga Advogados, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Dr. Armando Zamora, Former President of ANH, Consultant, Colombia

3:30 pm


Break

3:45 pm


The New Role of the Energy Regulatory Agencies (CNH and CRE)

Key senior officials of two of Mexico’s regulatory agencies will explain how they see the reforms affecting the role of their agencies in the regulation of petroleum activities in Mexico, what their chief duties and authorities will be, and how and when they expect investment opportunities to be made available.

Moderator:
  • Nicolas Borda, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Houston, Texas
Panelists:
  • Carla Gabriela Gonzalez, Executive Secretary, National Hydrocarbons Commission, Mexico City
  • J. Jay Park QC, Park Energy Law, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Dr. Armando Zamora, Former President of ANH, Consultant, Colombia
  • Guillermo Zuniga, Commissioner, Energy Regulatory Commission, Mexico City

5:00 pm


Networking Reception

Friday, May 2

7:30 am


Continental Breakfast

8:30 am


How Well Will International Standard Contracts, Practices and Risk Allocation Work in Mexico?

International oil companies rely on a host of well-understood standard forms of contract such as bidding agreements, operating agreements, farm-in agreements, service agreements and others, many of which contain provisions allocating risks among the contracting parties. Our speakers will discuss whether these can readily be imported into Mexico, and highlight any areas of difficulty which they foresee.

  • Brian Bradshaw, Morgan, Lewis and Bockius, Houston, Texas
  • William W. Pugh, Liskow and Lewis, Houston, Texas

10:00 am


Break

10:30 am


The Petroleum Fiscal Regime in Mexico

Understanding the fiscal regime is a vital part of the decision-making process leading to investment in Mexico.  This session will discuss the issues related to government take, royalties, signature bonus, the petroleum fund and other important economic considerations for potential investors.

Ricardo Rendon, Chevez Ruiz Zamarripa, Mexico City, Mexico

11:00 am


The New North American Oil and Gas Picture

If the Mexican reforms are successful in their aim of increasing Mexican oil and gas production, there could be a knock-on effect across the whole North American region. What infrastructure would be necessary to integrate Mexican production into the US system? What legal changes would be required in the US, Mexico and Canada, and are the changes feasible? Could the availability of good quality Mexican crude oil end discussion about the Keystone pipeline for ever?

Moderator:
  • Dr. Ernesto Marcos, Senior Partner, Marcos y Asociados, Mexico City, Mexico
Panelists:
  • William Garner, Greenberg Traurig, Houston, Texas
  • Alex MacWilliam, Dentons, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Miranda Wainberg, Senior Advisor, Bureau of Economic Geology Center for Energy Economics, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas

12:30 pm


Adjourn

Hotel Information

The cost of housing is not included in tuition. However, rooms (in limited number) have been reserved at the Westin Galleria Hotel, 5060 W Alabama St., Houston, TX 77056. Registrants should call 1.713.960.8100 and advise them they are attending the 3rd IEL-ANADE Conference to receive a reduced room rate of $215 + tax. The last day to obtain this special rate is April 16, 2014.

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CLE Credits

MCLE Credit

This program is approved by the State Bar of Texas for 10 hours, no ethics. Course ID Number: 901291661. Sign-in sheets and/or certificates of attendance will be available for ALL states.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Platinum  - $10,000 USD

  • Up to 4 seats at a Special VIP Dinner to be held on the first night of the conference, with the conference faculty including the Mexican Government Officials in attendance
  • Recognition in the Conference brochure, which will be distributed via email and at the Conference to several thousand interested counsel and business leaders in the US, Mexico and elsewhere
  • Recognition on the Conference websites and at the conference itself
  • 8 complimentary registrants at the Conference
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the conference

Gold - $5,000 USD

  • Up to 2 seats at a Special VIP Dinner to be held on the first night of the conference, with the conference faculty including the Mexican Government Officials in attendance
  • Recognition in the Conference brochure, which will be distributed via email and at the Conference to several thousand interested counsel and business leaders in the US, Mexico and elsewhere
  • Recognition on the Conference websites and at the conference itself
  • 4 complimentary registrants at the Conference
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the conference

Silver - $3,000 USD

  • Recognition in the Conference brochure, which will be distributed via email and at the Conference to several thousand interested counsel and business leaders in the US, Mexico and elsewhere
  • Recognition at the Conference websites and the conference itself
  • 2 complimentary registrants at the Conference
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the conference

Bronze - $2,000 USD

  • Recognition in the Conference brochure, which will be distributed via email and at the Conference to several thousand interested counsel and business leaders in the US, Mexico and elsewhere
  • Recognition at the Conference websites and the conference itself
  • 1 complimentary registrant at the Conference
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the conference

Other Information

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