HOUSTON – Nicolas Borda has joined Reed Smith’s Global Energy & Natural Resources Group as a partner in the firm’s 75-attorney Houston office. Borda has more than 25 years of experience in all facets of oil and gas (upstream, midstream and downstream), power and renewable energy projects. Borda, who also joins Reed Smith’s Latin America Business Team, has been involved in some of the largest energy deals throughout Latin America, including the joint operating agreement for a multibillion dollar, first-of-its-kind deep water project in the Gulf of Mexico and the development of an LNG project in Northern Mexico.

“We are very pleased to welcome Nicolas, whose strong reputation in Mexico-US and other cross-border energy transactional projects adds depth and geographic reach to our comprehensive energy offering in these critical markets,” said Prajakt Samant, Chair of Reed Smith’s Energy & Natural Resources Industry Group. “Nicolas’ arrival complements our broader Latin America vision and strategy, further enhancing our ability to assist with complex energy transactions in the region.”

Borda, who is licensed to practice law in Mexico and the United States, advises clients in complex international and cross-border transactions. His wide-ranging energy project experience spans regulatory advice, mergers and acquisitions, energy infrastructure project development, government procurement, EPC, public policy, anticorruption, compliance, NAFTA, USMCA, international trade and dispute resolution in the energy sector.

“I’m very excited to join a law firm with such talented attorneys so highly regarded in energy and commodities, offshore, arbitration, litigation and other areas that will greatly benefit my clients in Mexico and the United States,” Borda said. “Reed Smith’s global platform is particularly well-suited to my client’s interests, particularly in Europe, Asia, United States and other strategic locations vital to the sector. Likewise, I look forward to working with the firm’s Singapore and London offices on offshore oil & gas, arbitration and related maritime issues.”