Mexico’s far-reaching energy reform opened broad swaths of the industry to private investment. Our energy practice has stayed abreast of these breakthrough developments in the oil and gas industries, as well as the power sector.
In light of these dramatic changes, our team provides the policy analysis to better understand the reform’s provisions, while assisting clients in navigating the relevant government agencies to advocate for policies favoring open and competitive markets. In addition, we provide market entry and business development support by connecting our network of contacts and energy companies with potential clients.
Business Development Support
We can identify, screen, and monitor potential business opportunities, prospective clients, joint venture partners, and strategic allies, as well as in-country representatives and third-party service providers.
Government Relations and Stakeholder Engagement
We manage government relations at the federal, state, and municipal levels, while leveraging private sector businesses and associations, media, and other stakeholders to advance mutual policy interests.
New Market Entry and Site Location Support
Our consultants provide compliance assessments, location support, market insight, strategic advice, and business intelligence, including the identification of government incentives, to companies interested in locating or expanding manufacturing or professional services operations in Mexico and Latin America.
Risk Analysis and Strategic Planning
ManattJones can provide political and economic policy and risk analysis, drawing from our unique cultural know-how, to interpret key developments and provide early warning of initiatives that could impact our clients’ business operations and interests.
Strategic Advice on International Trade
Our team delivers professional advisory services regarding foreign trade legislation and specialized operating schemes, including the procurement of export promotion programs and any special benefits arising from free trade agreements.
U.S.-based Legal Services and Regulatory Compliance
We offer clients access to top-tier U.S. legal counsel in areas such as cross-border M&A, intellectual property rights, and FCPA compliance, as well as corporate counseling across a full range of industry practices, through our parent firm, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP.