Mayer Brown Banks in on Mexican Energy Revolution
Mayer Brown intends to hit Mexico's energy reform hard and make the most of a good thing, cashing in when Mexico is ready to expand. That's why they announced today they will be opening an office in the heart of the heart of the energy industry: Mexico City.
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"The opening of this office is the culmination of a firm-wide effort which began in 2013, when Mayer Brown anticipated the huge potential of Mexico in light of the likely opening of the hydrocarbons sector for the first time since 1938 and the reform of the power sector," said Dallas Parker, leader of Mayer Brown's Mexico Energy Reform initiative. "With long-standing experience in Mexican projects and financings and a strong track record of advising clients on international oil, gas and power transactions, Mayer Brown's Global Energy lawyers are well-prepared to leverage their knowledge to counsel companies seeking to operate and invest in Mexico, a new frontier for the energy industry. Supported by a fully bilingual and bicultural team of lawyers, Mayer Brown's Mexico City office will be an important base for the energy experience that has developed at the firm over decades."
Spearheading the initiative is Francisco Mendez, who will advise clients as he has on all matters energy related. After working for 20 years at ExxonMobil Corporation as in-house counsel for Latin America, he has increased his acumen, and gained prowess in exactly this area, what with his formation of the Mexican Hydrocarbons Association, amidst other initiatives and various leadership roles.
Now that Mexico is ready to escalate with their energy reform, Mayer Brown is there, in the market they anticipated would grow, planting an office in Mexico City, and welcoming aboard as staff a top-notch bilingual team. As a globally positioned company with firms across the Americas, Asia, and Europe, this gives them one more strong hold for the burgeoning future.