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Mexico

The Mexican energy sector has faced numerous changes through the past years caused by the constitutional reform of the energy sector. CMS Woodhouse Lorente Ludlow has been at the forefront of this change, having advised the Mexican Government on the implementation of the Wholesale Electricity Market and the restructuring of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), including the drafting of the Electricity Market Bases and Business Practice Manuals, as well as private clients on the structuring, design and implementation of energy related projects.

Our team works within every part of the energy sector, including upstream and downstream oil and gas, electricity in all its forms, including generation, networks, wholesale and retail markets, and renewables, including solar and other green energy.

In oil and gas we have experience advising companies in the exploration phase, in development and production, transport and distribution of natural gas concessions, refineries, storage terminals, transport and distribution of natural gas, supply and transportation of natural gas contracts, contracts for the use of pipelines, EPC contracts, license agreements, concession contracts, and all else related to the business, from the extraction of the hydrocarbons in the fields, all the way to commercialization.

CMS Woodhouse Lorente Ludlow’s energy team works regularly with global colleagues. CMS’s global reach covers 41 countries and provides international advice in all areas of the energy sector.

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15 April 2021
Law and reg­u­la­tion of con­sequen­tial dam­ages clauses in the en­ergy sec­tor...
1. Do the words “con­sequen­tial loss” have a giv­en mean­ing in law? No. Un­der Mex­ic­an law, the term “con­sequen­tial loss” has no mean­ing.The Mex­ic­an Fed­er­al Civil Code (“the code”) out­lines...
22 April 2021
What does Chin­a's Belt and Road Ini­ti­at­ive mean for Lat­in Amer­ica?
The Belt and Road Ini­ti­at­ive (BRI) is China’s in­fra­struc­ture and fin­an­cing ini­ti­at­ive, de­vel­op­ing glob­al land and sea trade routes around the world. Many Lat­in Amer­ic­an na­tions have signed agree­ments...
18 December 2020
Re­new­able en­ergy law and reg­u­la­tion in Mex­ico
1. Brief over­view of the re­new­ables sec­tor The peri­od between 2013 – 2016 saw the im­ple­ment­a­tion of wide-ran­ging en­ergy mar­ket re­forms across Mex­ico which opened up the en­ergy mar­ket to private in­vest­ment...
19 October 2020
Hy­dro­gen law and reg­u­la­tion in Mex­ico
1. CUR­RENT STATE OF HY­DRO­GEN PRO­JECTS IN MEX­ICO There are few cur­rent hy­dro­gen pro­jects in Mex­ico. Up to this date, the largest per­cent­age of hy­dro­gen pro­duc­tion in Mex­ico is mainly used by the state-owned...
29 July 2020
CMS En­ergy & Cli­mate Change Glob­al Ex­per­i­ence
With more than 450 en­ergy and cli­mate change law­yers, in­clud­ing over 100 part­ners, the CMS En­ergy and Cli­mate Change prac­tice is one of the largest of its kind in the world. Led from its Lon­don centre of ex­cel­lence, the prac­tice works across 75 of­fices glob­ally.CMS teams now work in every corner of the sec­tor across the globe to help it meet the de­mands of cli­mate change, tech­no­lo­gic­al dis­rup­tion, urb­an­isa­tion in de­vel­op­ing eco­nom­ies, so­cial con­cerns and polit­ic­al agen­das.Be­low you will find some of our ex­per­i­ence across the globe. Please get in touch with our ex­perts in your jur­is­dic­tion.Please also see our Hot Top­ics for the En­ergy Trans­ition pub­lic­a­tion.
29 July 2020
Hot Top­ics for the En­ergy Trans­ition
With more than 450 en­ergy and cli­mate change law­yers, in­clud­ing over 100 part­ners, the CMS En­ergy and Cli­mate Change prac­tice is one of the largest of its kind in the world. Led from its centres of ex­cel­lence such as Lon­don and Ab­er­deen, the prac­tice works across 75 of­fices glob­ally.Our early work in design­ing and im­ple­ment­ing mod­ern en­ergy mar­kets and sub­sequently guid­ing the sec­tor in the push to de­car­bon­isa­tion means CMS is not only a trans­ac­tion­al or pro­ject ad­viser to the sec­tor, but uniquely placed to help shape its present and fu­ture. We can help by giv­ing you our ad­vice and com­pre­hens­ive know­ledge on the top­ics lis­ted be­low.Please also see our CMS En­ergy Glob­al Ex­per­i­ence pub­lic­a­tion.