SMPS Legal has a sophisticated energy practice, with emphasis in the development and funding of energy projects. The Firm provides comprehensive advice to clients specialized in the generation of conventional and alternate energy in a wide range of matters such as the consolidation of a more efficient corporate and tax structure and the obtention of permits and authorizations requited for implementation.
For Oil and Gas, the SMPS Legal Energy Team specializes in negotiation of agreements for the industry with PEMEX and other suppliers; advising on public contracting procedures (direct awards, public biddings and restricted invitations); the implementation of strategies to surmount challenges with public contracting procedures, including administrative disputes, litigations and constitutional and other appeals and proceedings; bids from Pemex Exploración y Producción concerning mature fields; construction of natural gas pipelines; processing gas permits before the Energy Regulatory Commission; and natural gas distribution agreements with Pemex Gas y Petroquímica Básica and other distributors.
Concerning Electricity, SMPS Legal has extensive experience in the structuring and funding of electricity projects as well as the processing of permits before the CRE in all forms (self-supply, co-generation, independent production, import and export); and in Mining, SMPS Legal advises on the structuring and funding of mining projects; the acquisition, transfer, registry and lien of mining rights; the issuance of mining licenses and payment of mining rights; drafting and negotiation of agreements, addressing litigation matters from mining licenses to any type of real estate issues. The experience of SMPS Legal includes energy projects, biogas, solar and wind energy.