Sylvia Cherem represents energy companies, financial institutions and investment firms in acquisitions, joint ventures and project finance transactions in Latin America. Her experience includes representing major oil and gas companies and the Mexican government in energy-related matters, including mergers and acquisitions, tax planning, and domestic and cross-border investments in the Mexican upstream and midstream sectors. Sylvia played an integral role in the recent biddings and regulatory compliance involving Mexico’s upstream sector. She advised international oil companies in connection with the legal and tax aspects of exploration and production contracts in Mexico’s Round 1 and Round 2 bids.
Recent Notable Matters
Mexican Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) — advice regarding pipelines, infrastructure, open access in transportation and storage of oil products*
Unifin Financiera, S.A.B. de C.V. and SOFOM, E.N.R. — due diligence for the acquisition of a vessel, as well as analysis of the vessel’s compliance with navigation permits, insurance requirements and Mexican law*
Artha Capital S. de R.L. — due diligence for the acquisition of natural gas compression and decompression plants, including analysis of the plants’ compliance with Mexican legal requirements under their operating permits and environmental impact assessment*
Mexico’s Ministry of Energy — drafted documents for Mexico’s registration on the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), widely regarded as the global standard for the good governance of oil, gas and mineral resources*
Independent oil and gas company — legal and tax framework for the only exploration and production company to win adjudication of field’s in Mexico’s oil and gas offshore reserves, could operate*
* Work completed prior to Bracewell