PRACTICES
Energy & Natural Resources

Von Wobeser y Sierra is one of the most prominent Mexican firms in advice to national and international clients that plan and development clean energy, renewable and conventional energy projects.

The assistance we provide to companies in their activity throughout the value chain (upstream, midstream and downstream) of the energy and natural resources sector in Mexico is also exceptional. Thanks to the full service profile of the firm, our practice includes complex transactions, regulatory questions, litigation and arbitration.

The development of the energy and natural resources sector is vital for the country. In Von Wobeser y Sierra we are well aware of this and have a team of lawyers with extensive experience in the area. We combine very specific skills for successfully carrying out of all types of electricity, renewable energy, hydrocarbons and raw materials projects. We are proud to be a true business ally for our clients.

The specialists of the firm advise in financing, construction and operation of energy infrastructure, including in relation to clean and renewable energies (wind, solar, cogeneration, geothermal, biomass and hydroelectric). Our assistance includes the negotiation of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) agreements, operation and maintenance (O&M) agreements, and power purchase agreements (PPA) for each of the phases and components of the development of electric power plants.



The firm has ample experience in the initial phases of the due diligence for the acquisition and financing of projects, and for the negotiation and execution of agreements to secure the necessary lands and rights of way. We give timely assistance in obtaining the federal and local permits they need in each stage. We also undertake all the environmental, agrarian and social matters that must be resolved.

In hydrocarbons, we accompany our clients in carrying out their projects throughout the value chain (upstream, midstream and downstream), as well as in public tenders, negotiations and signing of contracts, and public-private associations with the federal authorities of the energy sector, including the productive company of the State Pemex.

We are also recognized for the quality of the legal advice that we provide in the marketing of electricity, clean energy certificates, and associated and related products of the Wholesale Electricity Market. Our assistance spans the negotiation to the execution and performance of the power purchase agreement with and for off-takers that involve transnational companies and productive companies of the State, such as the CFE and its subsidiaries.

Von Wobeser y Sierra also provides assistance in the participation in all types of public tenders and auctions related to electric power and infrastructure projects, such as transmission lines, substations, combined cycle plants, sale of energy, power and CELs.

The firm’s Energy & Natural Resources practice includes three partners and more than eight associates, all recognized in publishers’ rankings of the prestige of Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, and Latin Lawyer 250.