LACCA Approved: Francisco Valdes

Administrative Law Firm: Cervantes Sainz SC (Mexico City) Mexico
Tel: +(52) (55) 9178-5040

Francisco J Valdes Lopez leads the firm’s energy and public procurement practice areas, former Executive Secretary of the Mexican Regulatory Commission (CRE). He provides advice in the areas of natural gas, LNG, storage, oil, electricity and petrochemical, and represents national and international clients in all kinds of regulatory matters and in the development of infrastructure projects.

He has acted as legal adviser to the Energy Commission of the Mexican Business Council (Consejo Coordinador Empresarial) in the energy reform process started by the federal government on December 2012 and has continuously interacted with representatives of the highest level from the Ministry of Energy, the CRE and the Ministry of Finance and of Public Credit, aiding in the drafting of different proposals submitted to Mexican Congress.

He holds postgraduate studies in constitutional and administrative law from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and postgraduate studies in business law from Universidad Iberoamericana.

Mr Valdes was included in the 2017 and 2018 editions of The Best Lawyers in America for natural resources law.                     


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