DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Baker McKenzie

Energy & Natural Resources

2 ranked lawyersBand 2MexicoLatin America 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Well-regarded international firm with strong expertise in the Mexican energy arena. Frequently sought out by clients to handle a wide range of mandates, including sector-related M&A transactions, power purchase agreements, project finance deals and regulatory matters. Deeply involved in the energy arena, representing clients in acquiring stakes in energy companies, and also handling permitting, hydrocarbon storage matters and public bids.

Strengths

Praising the firm's service, one client states: "They have the knowledge and business experience necessary to provide excellent legal and business advice, and do so in a timely manner."

Work highlights

Represented ENGIE in the fourth long-term auction for the sale of power and clean energy certificates, as well as in its acquisition of companies developing wind and solar projects.

Notable practitioners

Department head Benjamín Torres-Barrón continues to attract widespread praise from the market for his expertise in the energy sector. One source endorses his abilities, saying: "He is outstanding when it comes to providing prompt advice. He has very in-depth knowledge of Mexico, both the legacy and new market regimes, and his advice is very accurate in difficult situations." Another client adds: "He is very easy to work with, very personable, and he really listens and seeks to understand our issues. He is super responsive and always available."

Associate-to-watch Carlos Maass Porras is highlighted by clients, with one source enthusing: "He is the pillar of the team in all the day-to-day work; he takes on the project as if it were his own, managing very complex matters in an exemplary way and with a level of commitment that you find in few lawyers."

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Energy & Natural Resources


Benjamín Torres-Barrón
Band 1
Carlos Maass Porras
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