Energy & Hydrocarbons

The strength of our practice lies in the combined expertise in the areas of energy, environmental law, generation (including green energy) and distribution, as well as experience in administrative law and development planning aspects of various sectors. These sectors include residential development, ecotourism, petro-terminals, and their facilities, recycling services, onshore/offshore hydrocarbon distribution and dispatch, transportation projects, power generation projects, railway, port, and airport facilities.

Our firm’s Energy and Power Team often works in conjunction with our specialists in the areas of Public and Administrative Law, or Finance and Banking. Within the Energy practice, we represent our clients in all aspects related, but not limited to:

  • General legal advice on energy laws and regulations
  • Administrative and civil proceedings
  • Concession Regimes for the construction and operation of hydroelectric and geothermal electricity generation plants and electrical power transmission and distribution activities for public services.
  • Negotiation and drafting of license and operations agreements
  • Negotiation and drafting of agreements on power purchase
  • Acquisitions of energy and power companies
  • Structuring and execution of privatization proceedings
  • Public Bids
  • Finance of thermal, hydroelectric plants and distribution companies
  • Joint-venture agreements for energy projects
  • Investigation and government audits
  • Defenses against customer complaints
  • Negotiations with the National Public Services Authority (ASEP) to solve regulatory issues
  • Evaluation and comments on behalf of our clients on proposed updates to laws and regulations
Get to know our specialists
Experts
Gabriel González-Ruiz

Gabriel González-Ruiz

Alvaro Aleman

Álvaro Alemán Healy

Alfredo Fonseca

Alfredo Fonseca Zauner

Magdalena Arias

Magdalena Arias