4th IEL-ANADE Conference

The New Energy Legal Framework in Mexico: Lessons Learned and the Way Forward

- in Mexico City, Mexico

Marquis Reforma Hotel - Mexico
Paseo de la Reforma 465 Col. Cuauhtemoc.
Mexico, D.F. 06500

Past Event

Credits:MCLE Credit will be 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).

The new Mexican energy legal framework is largely in place, and implementation is underway. The four-part first upstream bid round is near completion, the fuels market is open to competition, the gas and power market rules are set and power auctions are ongoing.

This year’s program will explore the successes and challenges of the energy reform thus far, the legal and practical issues of its implementation, and upcoming opportunities in the upstream, midstream, downstream, electricity and alternative energies, drawing upon the experience of the participants: the lawyers, business people and government officials who are making the Mexican energy reform a reality.

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For more details, download the online brochure.

Institutional Supporters

  • ANZMEX (Australia, New Zealand & Mexico Business Council)
  • Barra Mexicana Colegio de Abogados, A.C. 
  • Border Energy Forum
  • Cámara de Comercio Italiana en México 
  • COMENER (Consejo Mexicano de la Energía)
  • CAMEXA (Cámara Mexicano-Alemana de Comercio e Industria)
  • Houston Mexico Energy Group
  • World Energy Council – Mexico Chapter

Conference Co-chairs

Lic. Nicolás Borda
Partner
Haynes and Boone, S.C.
Chair of the Energy Committee, Anade
Ciudad de México

Kenneth S. Culotta
Partner
King & Spalding LLP
Houston, TX

Tuition

Registration includes the Conference, all meals and the course material provided online, which may be printed or saved by customer. It does not include printed binder of program material.

  • $490 - Regular Registration Fee
  • $390 - IEL Advisory Board Member
  • $390 - IEL Supporting or Sustaining Member Employee
  • $390 - IEL Young Energy Professional Member
  • $390 - Institutional Supporter Member
  • $390 - CAIL Member or Member Employee
  • $300 - Government Employee
  • $250 - Full-time Student
  • $250 - Full-time Professor

Discounted prices for Mexican attorneys in Mexican pesos are available via registration with ANADE. Those prices are listed below. To obtain those prices you must register with ANADE by contacting Rocío López Montaño at ANADE’s offices via anade@anade.mxanade2@anade.mx or anade4@anade.mx or by telephone at 5545-4546.

  • $4,400 M.N. - Cuota ordinaria
  • $2,900 M.N. - Miembro IEL o CAIL
  • $2,900 M.N. - Miembro de ANADE
  • $2,900 M.N. - Miembro de instituciones que

Apoyan la Conferencia

  • $1,900 M.N. - Funcionario público
  • $1,900 M.N. - Estudiante de tiempo completo
  • $1,900 M.N. - Profesor de tiempo completo

Schedule and Faculty

Thursday, August 25

7:30 am


Registration & Light Breakfast

8:45 am


Opening Remarks

  • Lic. Ricardo Cervantes, President of Anade, Anade Colegio de Abogados, A.C., México, D.F.
  • Jay E. Ray, Director of IEL, The Center for American and International Law, Plano, TX

Co-chairs

  • Lic. Nicolás Borda, Partner, Haynes and Boone, S.C., Chair of the Energy Committee, Anade, Ciudad de México
  • Kenneth S. Culotta, Partner, King & Spalding LLP, Houston, TX

9:00 am


Keynote: Successes and Challenges of the Energy Reform So Far

  • Maria Ortiz, General Director of Regulation, Secretaría de Energía (Sener), Ciudad de México

9:30 am


Panel – Upstream Round 1: The Participants’ Experience

Three of the four Round 1 bid rounds are complete, and the final round is scheduled for end of 2016. With each round, the participants have faced different challenges and learned important lessons. This panel presents a comparative analysis by representatives of government, majors, and independents.

Moderator

  • Steven P. Otillar, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Houston, TX

Panelists

  • Arq. Jorge De Dios Morales, CEO, Grupo Diarqco, S.A. de C.V., Villarhermosa, Tabasco, México
  • Lic. Juan Antonio Del Hoyo Huidobro, Director, Cotemar, S.A. de C.V., Cd. Del Carmen, Campeche
  • Ing. Carlos Morales Gil, CEO, PetroBal, S.A.P.I. de C.V., Ciudad de México
  • Ash Shepherd, J.D., Commercial Manager - Mexico, Talos Energy LLC, Houston, TX

10:45 am


Coffee break

11:15 am


Round Table Discussion: Regulation of Import, Transportation, Storage, and Marketing of Fuels

As the opening of fuel imports into Mexico by private entities was moved forward to April 1st, 2016, and Pemex’s gas transportation and storage infrastructure is about to be offered through open seasons, great opportunities are envisaged for companies throughout the fuel market value chain. This segment will explore the regulations that govern the fuel market, as well as the challenges and opportunities that the private sector will face as this market is liberalized.

Moderator

  • Lic. Benjamín Torres-Barrón, Partner, Baker & McKenzie Abogados, S.C., Ciudad de México

Panelists

  • Lic. Dante Y. San Pedro Jacobo, Dacs, Ciudad de México
  • Lic. Hans Valadez, Legal Representative, Gulf Energy, Ciudad de México

12:00 pm


Upstream Round 2: Developments in the Bidding Process Based on Lessons Learned in Round 1

Round 1 has been a success partly because it has was done through a series of carefully crafted licitaciones that took into account government prerogatives and early industry input, and partly because all the parties used each licitacion as a basis for further discussion. So each phase informed the next. How do the collective phases of Round 1 inform the government’s approach to Round 2? Two of the CNH’s leading executives will provide the current view.

Moderator

  • Lic. Manuel Cervantes, Partner, MCM Abogados, Ciudad de México

Panelists

  • Ing. Gaspar Franco Hernández, Commissioner, Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH), Ciudad de México
  • Mr. Darío Lamanna, Mexican Chapter Director, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, Ciudad de México

1:00 pm


Luncheon Presentation: The Gas and Power Regulatory Agenda

Introduction

  • Lic. Ricardo Cervantes, President of Anade, Anade Colegio de Abogados, A.C., México, D.F.

Speaker

  • Lic. Guillermo García Alcocer, President, Comisión Reguladora de Energía (CRE), Ciudad de México

2:30 pm


Panel: The New Natural Gas Market: Participants’ Perspectives

The natural gas provisions of the energy reform demonstrate a commitment by the government to open the natural gas market to competition in a whole new way, transferring assets, capacity rights and market share from incumbents to independent operators and market participants. How is this process proceeding, and what do participants in the market have to say about this vast market transition?

Moderator

  • Kenneth S. Culotta, Partner, King & Spalding LLP, Houston, TX

Panelists

  • Shelley Corman, Vice President Business Development, Howard Energy Partners, Houston, TX
  • Lic. Álvaro Enfraín Téllez Rangel, Founder Partner, Enix, Ciudad de México
  • Lic. Carlos Rodríguez Sámano, General Counsel, Gas Natural Fenosa, Ciudad de México

3:45 pm


Coffee Break

4:15 pm


Round Table Discussion: Regulation of the Electricity Market in Texas and Mexico.

No less than the gas market, the Mexico electricity market is being transformed by regulatory changes. And trade in electricity between Texas and Mexico is growing. Our roundtable discusses the main regulatory provisions of each jurisdiction and some of the issues that face Texas and Mexico as their energy markets become more integrated.

Moderator

  • Dr. César Alejandro Hernández Alva, Director of Analysis and Monitoring of Electricity Market, Secretaría de Energía (SENER), Ciudad de México

Panelists

  • Dr. Rubén Flores, Advisor, Comisión Federal de Electricidad, Ciudad de México
  • Ing. Erith Hernández Arreortúa, Deputy Director of Market Operation, Centro Nacional de Control de Energía (CENACE), Ciudad de México

5:00 pm


Panel: The New Electricity Market: Participants’ Perspectives

As the Mexico electricity market is unbundled, market participants offer their perspectives on what is working, where the challenges remain and their approach to participation in the evolving market.

Moderator

  • Lic. Cynthia R. Bouchot Preciat, Deputy Chair, Energy Committee, CEO, Energía CB, Anade Colegio de Abogados, A.C., México, D.F.

Panelists

  • Lic. Alejandro Fleming Kauffman, General Counsel, Iberdrola, Ciudad de México
  • Mr. Israel Hurtado Acosta, President, Mexican Academy of Energy Law (AMDE), Secretary, Mexican Association of Photovoltaic Solar Energy (ASOLMEX), México, D.F.
  • Luke Marriott, Managing Director/Founder, Commodity Risk Solution, LLC, Denver, CO
  • Dra. Diana Sasse, Sr. Counsel, Head of Energy – Mexico, SolarCity Ilioss, Mexico City
  • Dr. Benigno Villarreal, CEO, Vive Energía, S.A.P.I de C.V., Ciudad de México

6:15 pm


Reception

Friday, August 26

9:00 am


Panel: Infrastructure and JVs in the Energy Sector

The energy industry worldwide is characterized by its huge capital requirements and, in the upstream, the outsize risk of exploration. From the beginning, market participants have used joint ventures to mitigate investment cost and risk. Many of these are contractual, governed by common law choice of law clauses. In Mexico’s energy sector, JVs are a relatively new feature of the industry; our panelists will discuss how they are using joint ventures, and give their observations on how Mexico is adapting to global contracting norms.

Moderator

  • Lic. Nicolás Borda, Partner, Haynes and Boone, S.C., Chair of the Energy Committee, Anade, Ciudad de México

Panelists

  • Lic. Jorge E. Kim Villatoro, General Counsel, Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), Ciudad de México
  • Lic. René Buentello Carbonell, VP and General Counsel, Infraestructura Energética Nova, S.A.B. de C.V., Ciudad de México

10:15 am


Panel: New Paradigms in Financing Energy Projects in Mexico

Another common feature in midstream and downstream energy infrastructure projects is project finance. Our panelists discuss the evolving features of Mexican energy project finance.

Moderator

  • Lic. Thomas Mueller Gastell, Partner, Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, S.C., Ciudad de México

Panelists

  • Lic. Luis Arizaga, Founding Partner and CEO, EIRA Capital, Ciudad de México
  • Lic. Alejandro de la Vega Solórzano, Head of Project Finance, Santander Global Banking & Markets, Ciudad de México
  • Royal Daniel, Managing Director Power, ,EIM Capital, Ciudad de México
  • Diego Ordóñez Zaragoza, Sustainable Projects Manager, Nacional Financiera, SNC, Ciudad de México

11:30 am


Coffee Break

12:00 pm


Panel: Key Environmental and Maritime Issues in the Offshore Oil & Gas Projects

With two offshore Round 1 phases completed, and Round 1.4 (deepwater blocks) approaching, companies need to understand the Mexican legal provisions and issues that accompany offshore oil and gas activities..

Moderator

  • Dr. Héctor Herrera, Partner, Haynes and Boone, S.C., Ciudad de México

Panelists

  • Derek J. Anchondo, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Houston, TX
  • Aminta Romero, Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes, Ciudad de México
  • Lic. Carlos A. Morán, Partner, Cogan and Partners LLP, Houston, TX
  • Lic. Alfredo Orellana Moyao, General Counsel, Agencia Nacional de Seguridad Industrial y de Protección al Medio Ambiente (ASEA), México D.F.

1:30 pm


Final remarks and conclusions

  • Lic. Carlos A. Morán, Partner, Cogan and Partners LLP, Houston, TX
  • Steven P. Otillar, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Houston, TX

1:45 pm


Adjourn

Sponsorship Opportunities

Platinum Level (limited to one) - $10,000 USD

  • Up to 4 seats at the Faculty Dinner to be held on the first night of the conference
  • Recognition in the Conference brochure, which will be distributed to thousands 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 Level - $5,000 USD

  • Up to 2 seats at the Faculty Dinner to be held on the first night of the conference
  • Recognition in the Conference brochure, which will be distributed to thousands in the US, Mexico and elsewhere
  • Recognition on the Conference websites and at the Conference itself
  • 5 complimentary registrants at the Conference
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the Conference

Silver Level - $3,000 USD

  • Recognition in the Conference brochure, which will be distributed to thousands in the US, Mexico and elsewhere
  • Recognition on the Conference websites and at the Conference itself
  • 2 complimentary registrants at the Conference
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the Conference

Bronze Level - $2,000 USD

  • Recognition in the Conference brochure, which will be distributed to thousands in the US, Mexico and elsewhere
  • Recognition on the Conference websites and at the Conference itself
  • 1 complimentary registrant at the Conference
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the Conference

Hotel Information

The cost of housing is not included in tuition. However, rooms (in limited number) have been reserved at the Marquis Reforma Hotel - Mexico (Paseo de la Reforma 465 Col. Cuauhtemoc. Mexico, D.F. 06500). Registrants can call 52 (55)-5229-1200 ext. 4152, 4153 & 4140 and advise them of the group code "Grupo ANADE AC" to receive a reduced room rate of $170 + tax.

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CLE Credit

MCLE Credit

This program is approved by the State Bar of Texas for a total of 10.25 hours, no ethics. Course ID Number: 901359133. Credit hours for other states will vary and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.

For this conference, IEL will directly apply (if requested) for course accreditation in the following states: California, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia. Some of these states may not approve a program for credit hours before the program occurs. Attorneys may be eligible to receive CLE credit through reciprocity or attorney self-submission in other states. IEL conferences are typically accredited by all mandatory CLE states.

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