The Top 5 Areas Where Energy Attorneys Can Shine In Mexico

Law360, New York (August 14, 2014, 8:58 PM EDT) -- After 75 years of government control, Mexico’s oil and gas sector is officially open for business. For energy attorneys, the hard work begins now.

“Mexico is coming out of a period of over seven decades of handling an oil industry through a state-run monopoly,” said Jose Valera, the co-chair of Mayer Brown LLP’s oil and gas practice. “There were no arm’s-length transactions between parties for virtually any aspect of Mexico’s oil industry. There is going to be a multiplying effect of requirements for legal work.”

The Mexican government this week finalized legislative reforms that open up its oil industry to private...

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