Jorge Jiménez's practice focuses on energy and natural resources, infrastructure, mergers and acquisitions, project finance and antitrust.
Oil and Gas - Upstream
- Advising a U.S. based oil and gas operator in its assessment and participation in the Round 1 called by Mexico’s National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) for the award of licenses for onshore production of oil and gas.
- Assisted Tecpetrol since 2001 in the risk assessment of its entry to Mexico through the multiple service contracts to Mexico; thereafter, assisted Tecpetrol in the negotiation with Pemex of various business models, including the so-called laboratory contracts in the Chicontepec region.
- For over 15 years have advised numerous oilfield service companies in the provision of services to Pemex, including participation in bid procedures, bid challenges, contract disputes, termination procedures, among others.
- Assisting a U.S. based geotechnical information company in its business in Mexico for acquisition and interpretation of data in the context of the market opening.
- Have extensively advised companies in the upstream business in setting up their operations in Mexico.
- On the M&A side, assisted a major domestic oilfield services company in the process of its acquisition by a global oilfield services company.
Midstream and Downstream
- Assisting a major European developer in the assessment of various projects in Mexico’s opening of the midstream oil and gas sector.
- Assisted as counsel for lenders in the $750 Million USD non-recourse project financing of the Manzanillo LNG Terminal by international commercial banks and K-Exim.
- Currently assisting an international developer for a major scale products storage terminal in the Pacific Coast of Mexico.
- Have assisted a major Mexican conglomerate in various projects for the supply of heat recovery equipment and boilers to Pemex for refineries for over 12 years.
- Extensively worked for over 15 years in the regulatory, corporate structuring and financing of several open-access natural gas pipelines built by private developers, including participation in the due diligence and negotiation of the acquisition of pipeline companies.
- Advising a Canadian and Mexican consortium in the negotiation and development, along with Pemex, of a cogeneration plant at the site of the Pemex Tula refinery, that will produce in excess of 650MW of power, and steam for supply to the refinery.
- Participated in assisting different international power generation companies in the participation in bids for the award of Power Purchase Agreements by Comision Federal de Electricidad (“CFE”).
- Assisted a developer for the negotiation of the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract, the permitting and development of a gas-fired 90 MW private plant for supply to the automotive industry in the central region of Mexico.
- Featured by Chambers Latin America 2015 (as well as prior editions) as a recognized leader in Mexico in Energy and Natural Resources, and for work in Projects
- Consistently featured for over 15 years in Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Energy and Natural Resources Lawyers
- Featured in Who’s Who Legal Project Finance 2015, as a recognized leader in the project finance market in Mexico
- Featured in Best Lawyers for his work in energy and antitrust
- Jimenez is a regular contributor of articles for various publications in Mexico, Europe and North America, on topics of energy, foreign investment and legal aspects affecting international business in Mexico.
Activities and Affiliations
- Member, Mexican Bar Association
- Member, New York Bar Association
- Fulbright Scholars Association
- Member of the Latin America Regional Executive Committee of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)