Wednesday, 9 May 2018, Mexico City, Mexico

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Enrique González Calvillo

Gonzalez Calvillo, Mexico City

William Wood

Norton Rose Fulbright, Houston

2017 Programme

9.00: Welcome coffee and registration

9.30: Chairs’ welcome

Carlos Solé, Baker Botts, Houston
Enrique González Calvillo, Gonzalez Calvillo, Mexico City

9.45: Keynote speaker

Montserrat Ramiro, Commissioner, Energy Regulatory Commission, Mexico City

10.15: Session one: What does the Trump administration mean for the energy sector in Latin America?

America’s 45th president has promised to increase US oil and natural gas production by expanding access to federal land. Donald Trump wants to lessen what he sees as a regulatory burden on the US energy sector to promote increased production levels. What risks and opportunities does a Trump presidency pose for Latin American energy?

William Wood, Norton Rose Fulbright, Houston

Carlos Pascual, Senior Vice President, Global Energy, IHS Markit, and former US Ambassador to Mexico, Washington, DC
Ned Crady, Baker Botts, Houston
Diana Maria Pineda Esteban, Gonzalez Calvillo, Mexico City
Juan Francisco Mackenna, Carey y Cía, Santiago

11.15: Coffee break

11.40: Session two: Upstream and midstream update: Incentives and challenges for direct investment in Latin American infrastructure

Volatile oil prices have had a negative impact on hydrocarbon-rich states across the world. With the price of oil half what it was a few years ago, some upstream and midstream projects simply no longer make financial sense. Meanwhile, some of the biggest anticorruption investigations taking place in Latin America centre on oil and gas companies. What does the uncertain price of oil mean for investment in Latin America’s oil and gas infrastructure? And what other specific challenges and opportunities do oil and gas-producing countries face?

Claudette Christian, Hogan Lovells, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo

Sudan Maccio, McCullough Sudan, Houston
Chantal Kordula, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, New York
Javier Zambrano Gonzalez, Director, Jaguar Exploración y Producción, Mexico City
David Enríquez, Goodrich, Riquelme y Asociados, Mexico City

12.40: Coffee break

13.00: Session three: The new paradigm for the downstream sector and the gasoline market in Mexico

With Pemex’s monopoly no more, how well will Mexico’s state-owned energy company fare now it has to compete against incoming foreign competition? The removal of fuel subsidiaries means gasoline prices are dramatically rising in Mexico, attracting interest from foreign investors. But building refineries from scratch is a tall order – especially when prospective investors know all the infrastructure is in place already over the US border. How can Peña Nieto convince investors to come to Mexico?

Carlos Ochoa, Holland & Knight, Mexico City

Noreen Tama, Counsel, ExxonMobil, Houston 
Juan Carlos Serra, Basham, Ringe y Correa, Mexico City
Eduardo Camero Godínez, Head, Non-Tax-Revenue Policy Unit, Ministry of Finance, Mexico City

14.00: Networking lunch

15.00: Session four: Financing energy projects in Latin America

This panel examines the latest trends in project finance, an area intertwined with the energy sector. Brazil’s political and economic crisis has changed the way companies think about debt, prompting some borrowers to restructure credit agreements funding oil and gas projects. In Mexico, foreign investment is fuelling an unprecedented expansion of the pipeline network. Meanwhile, governments in Colombia and Peru are prioritising big spends in transport infrastructure improvements.

Enrique González Calvillo, Gonzalez Calvillo, Mexico City

Jorge Mauricio Di Sciullo Ursini, Director General, Legal & Fiduciary Affairs, Bancomext, Mexico City
Carlos Solé, Baker Botts, Houston 
Guilherme Forbes, Stocche Forbes, São Paulo 

16.00: Coffee break

16.30: Open panel: The new market conditions in Latin America’s energy space

This open session invites the auditorium to analyse recent political changes and their impact on oil and gas. Antitrust developments across the region mean Latin America’s energy sector looks very different to the way it did just a few years ago. Mexico, Argentina and Brazil have all passed new legislation encouraging private investment in their energy markets. The panel will feature updates from all three – as well as insights into other developments changing the face of Latin America’s energy space. Delegates are invited to submit their questions to the panel.

Marcelo Páramo Fernández, DLA Piper, Mexico City

Alejandro Faya Rodriguez, Commissioner, Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE), Mexico City
Giovani Loss, Mattos Filho, Rio de Janeiro
Arturo Pera, Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal, Buenos Aires
Jeff Makholm, NERA Economic Consulting, Boston

17.30 Chairs' closing remarks

Carlos Solé, Baker Botts, Houston
Enrique González Calvillo, Gonzalez Calvillo, Mexico City

17.40 onwards: All delegates are invited to attend a drinks reception kindly hosted by Norton Rose Fulbright

Mexico City, Mexico


  • "Overall content was good. Panels provided open and direct discussions concerning the topics." J David Morgan, Baker & O'Brien

  • "Content was clarifying and interesting, material is complete and up to date" Adriana Tejeda, Red Bull

  • "Very deep and broad analysis of expert people you can rest assured are the best in the field" Juan Mackenna, Carey y Cía


Private Practitioner
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Super Early $USD 650  30 Mar 2018
Early $USD 750 27 Apr 2018
Standard $USD 850 9 May 2018


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