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Nicolas is an international business transaction lawyer with a focus on energy and natural resources, infrastructure, and Latin America. Nicolas focuses his energy practice on all facets of oil and gas (upstream, midstream, and downstream), power and renewable energy projects. He advises clients on international and cross-border transactions, regulatory matters, mergers and acquisitions, corporate, joint ventures, energy infrastructure project development, government procurement, public policy, anticorruption, compliance, HSE, NAFTA, USMCA, international trade, and dispute resolution in the energy sector. Nicolas has represented several governments in the capitalization of strategic assets and has been involved in many energy projects and transactions throughout Latin America.

Credenciales

  • University of Texas School of Law, 1994, LL.M., International Law Journal
  • Universidad Iberoamericana, 1993, Law Degree

  • México
  • Nueva York
  • * Sin licencia en Texas

  • National Association of Corporate Counsels (ANADE), Chairman, Energy Committee, 2013-2016
  • Mexican Bar Association, Chairman, Energy Committee, 2010-2012
  • National Association of Corporate Counsels, Board of Directors, 2009-2010
  • Mexican Academy for Energy Law, President, 2000-2004
  • Universidad Iberoamericana Law School, Mexico City, Professor, Energy Law, 1997
  • Escuela Libre de Derecho, Professor at the Energy Postgraduate Degree
  • Institute for Energy Law, Advisory Board
  • World Energy Council, Mexican Chapter, Legal Advisor
  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)
  • Mexican Association of Energy Economics
  • Mexican Bar Association (BMA)
  • National Association of Corporate Counsels (ANADE)
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
  • U.S.-Mexico Bar Association

  • English
  • Español

Premios y reconocimientos

  • Recognized in Chambers Latin America, Chambers and Partners, in Energy and National Resources in Mexico, 2012-2020
  • Recognized as a leading lawyer in Energy in Latin America and as a Thought Leader by the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA), 2019
  • Ranked in Chambers Global for Mexico Energy & Natural Resources, including Experts Based Abroad, 2017-2020
  • Listed in Who's Who Legal Mexico, Law Business Research Ltd., Government Contracts, 2017-2018, and Energy, 2020
  • Recognized in Latin Lawyer 250, Law Business Research Ltd., 2016
  • Recognized in Euromoney’s Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Experts in Energy Law, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, 2013-2016
  • Recognized in The Legal 500 Latin America, Leading Energy and Natural Resources Lawyers, Legalese, 2012-2016
  • Recognized in World’s Leading Energy and Natural Resources Lawyers, Euromoney Legal Media Group, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, 2012-2016
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers Mexico, Natural Resources Law - Energy, Oil & Gas, Project Finance and Development Practice, Woodward/White, Inc., 2008-2019