Webinar: "Changing Mexico's Energy Sector: Amendments and Investors' Rights Under Domestic and International Law"

Enrique Jaramillo is an Associate Director with IHS Markit in Houston, Texas. He specializes in advising governments and international oil companies on issues of international energy and environmental law including on petroleum laws and concession or production sharing agreements; domestic and international petroleum fiscal systems; safety and environmental legislation related to the oil & gas industry; and oil and gas regulatory compliance. Mr. Jaramillo also specializes in developing recommendations and drafting policy, regulation, compliance guidelines and inspection manuals relating to petroleum and environmental law. He is familiar with the petroleum and environmental laws from a plethora of jurisdictions including almost every oil producing country in the Americas, as well as numerous European and African nations

Federico Martens is one of Mexico's leading litigators and founding partner of Martens Abogados. Federico is an expert in the design and execution of strategies to challenge unlawful government decisions and is actively involved in the ongoing disputes in the Mexican energy sector between foreign companies and the Mexican government. Federico is President of the constitutional & amparo commission of the business lawyers association and has lectured at different universities.

Named a “Super Lawyer” in Business Litigation by Thomson Reuters, an “ADR Trailblazer” by National Law Journal, and to Best Lawyers in America for Arbitration and Commercial Litigation, David Harrell co-chairs Locke Lord’s Litigation Department and serves as chair of the Firm’s International Arbitration Practice Group.  He has represented clients from four continents in litigation, arbitration, and internal investigations employing a variety of rules and governing law. Mr. Harrell’s dispute resolution experience covers a spectrum of civil practice areas, including disputes in the energy, construction and manufacturing industries, as well as a wide variety of business law, environmental, commercial, and corporate/partnership governance disputes.

Isaac De León is an LLM Candidate from the North Sea Energy Law Program. Among other international institutions that have hosted Isaac, he has done research in International Investment Protection and Unitization of Oil and Gas fields in the Aberdeen University Centre for Energy Law (Scotland) and the Scandinavian institute of Maritime Law (Norway), respectively. Isaac specializes in Natural resource management and is currently involved in Unitization discussions as Lead Counsel for Talos Energy Mexico. Isaac has acted as an attorney in Mexico providing legal guidance in the implementation of the comprehensive reforms that liberalized the Oil & Gas industry in Mexico. Isaac negotiated the first Area of Mutual Interest Agreements in the country and its related Joint Operating Agreements for Bidding Round Opportunities in Deep and Shallow water off the Gulf of Mexico. He was part of the team that drafted the first farm-out in Deep Water Gulf of Mexico and helped structure the framework for participation in public bids for Farm-outs. Isaac has negotiated over a dozen Join Operating Agreements. Additionally, he also negotiated other Oil & Gas joint ventures including Area of Mutual Interest Agreements; Joint Bidding Agreements farm-outs agreements (onshore and offshore) service contracts and the latest draft of the Model Transboundary Unit Agreement between the U.S. and Mexico. Isaac participates in the LNG Contracts and Unitization subcommittees and On December 2019, was appointed Regional Director of the AIPN Mexico Sub-Chapter. He recently published an article regarding geopolitics in North America in the Journal of World Energy Law & Business https://academic.oup.com/jwelb/article/12/5/379/5644310.