Michael Grijalva Evans | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Michael Grijalva Evans

Associate, Mexico City

T +52 55 5540 9635

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Overview

Michael Grijalva Evans is an experienced lawyer in the Firm's Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance Practice, based in Mexico City.

Michael's practice focuses on the regulatory and transactional aspects of Oil & Gas and electric power projects, including project finance, mergers and acquisitions and corporate day-to-day business operations of different players within the energy industry.

Bars and Courts

  • Authorized to practice law in Mexico

Education

  • Diploma in Energy Law, Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Course regarding the Mexican Wholesale Electricity Market, National Energy Control Center, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Attorney at Law, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Diploma in Public International Law and International Affairs, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Experience

Advised Comisión Federal de Electricidad (formerly, the Federal Electricity Commission) on multiple matters regarding the Mexican electricity sector, including the draft and negotiation of electric hedge agreements, participation and representation agreements within the Wholesale Electricity Market, among others, as well as in its legal separation as a state-productive enterprise derived from the Mexican energy reform of 2013.

Represented several Mexican companies of an international group dedicated to the generation of electric energy through the flaring of biogas in a broad range of matters, including corporate and regulatory day-to-day matters.

Counseled a leading global consumer goods company in its registration as an energy Qualified User, as well as in the negotiations of supply agreements with multiple Qualified Suppliers in accordance with the Electric Industry Law and other applicable laws and regulations.

Counseled the National Hydrocarbons Commission (Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos) (CNH) in the prequalification process of public tender CNH-R01-L03/2015 for the award of license agreements regarding the extraction of hydrocarbons in terrestrial contractual areas.

Represented and advised several international oil companies in public tender CNH-R01-L01/2014 called by CNH for the award of 14 exploration blocks in shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Counseled companies dedicated to the recognition and superficial exploration of hydrocarbons in the processes to obtain the corresponding authorizations before the CNH and the National Agency of Industrial Safety and Protection of the Environment of the Hydrocarbons Sector (Agencia Nacional de Seguridad Industrial y de Protección al Medio Ambiente del Sector Hidrocarburos) to carry out such activities in the Gulf of Mexico and terrestrial areas.