Carlos Ramón Díaz Sordo

Associate, Houston

Biography

Overview

Carlos Ramon Diaz Sordo is an Associate in the Firm's Houston office. He has recently obtained his LLM in Energy, Environment and Natural Resources from the University of Houston. Before that, Carlos was an Associate at the Firm's Mexico City office where he was actively involved in advising clients bidding for offshore shallow water and deep-water blocks during the Round Bidding Procedures offered in Mexico. The foregoing advice involved an assessment of the risks and requirements in each type of model contract provided by the Mexican National Hydrocarbons Commission.

Bars and Courts
Texas State Bar
Authorized to practice law in Mexico
Education
LLM (Energy, Environment and Natural Resources)
University of Houston
Attorney at Law (Abogado)
Universidad Iberoamericana
Languages
Spanish
English

Experience

Representation of Invenergy and its project subsidiary Energia del Pacifico (EDP) on the development and project financing of the 378 MW liquefied natural gas (LNG)-to-power infrastructure project at the Port of Acajutla in the Department of Sonsonate in El Salvador. In addition to the thermal power plant, project components include a marine terminal, consisting of a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) permanently moored through a modified spread mooring system for liquefied natural gas (LNG) delivery, storage and regasification, as well as a long-term LNG supply contract for the FSRU. The project also includes a natural gas pipeline that will run from the FSRU to the power plant and the construction of a 44-km, 230-kilovolt transmission line and related substations to connect the power plant to the electrical grid of El Salvador. The project will require an investment of approximately US$1 billion. It will be the largest foreign direct investment in El Salvador to date.

Representation of a solar project developer in Mexico for the purchase and continued development of a new solar power plant with a nominal expected peak capacity of 115 MW, located in Canatlán, Durango, Mexico. Carlos’ involvement included the drafting and negotiation of EPC provisions, a Warranty Agreement, an O&M Agreement and an Asset Management Agreement. 

Representation of a chemical firm for the engineering, procurement, construction of a new Methionine facility with an instantaneous capacity of 15,875  kilograms/hour of Methionine located in Calhoun County, Texas.

Represented a large international oil company in the financing, construction and purchase of an FPSO to be used in a new development in Latin America. 

Representation of a Central American conglomerate in an ICC arbitration concerning a hydroelectric project.

Representation of a large trader in the development, operation and downstream business involving a pipeline connecting the Gulf of Mexico with the central valley near Mexico City and distribution business related thereto. 

Representation of the Peruvian subsidiary of a Colombian power company in an ICC arbitration regarding a natural gas distribution pipeline in Peru.