Latin America

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47 ArticlesLatin America

by: Carol Wood and Kathryn Marietta

Attracting more than 130 attendees from all over the country, King & Spalding’s first Energy Forum for 2017 held at the Houstonian Hotel in Houston tackled one of the most important issues facing the industry: Decommissioning and abandonment of oil and gas assets in upstream operations.Read more

by: Andrew Stakelum, Anisha Sud, Carol Wood and Tracie Renfroe

Remediation standards in domestic and international oilfield disputes are often hotly disputed issues. This article previously published in Bloomberg Bureau of National Affairs addresses the significance of remediation standards and how various jurisdictions and arbitration tribunals have considered the issue.Read more

by: Cynthia AM Stroman, Vera De Brito de Gyarfas, Mona Katigbak, William Panlilio, Jennifer Josefson, Alexandra Rotar, Joelle Herschtel and Laura Chambon

The Paris Agreement on climate change will have varying impacts to its nearly 200 signatory countries. This article explores perspectives from regions around the world, including Latin America, Asia, Russia, the Middle East, the European Union, and North America.Read more

by: Adrian Talamantes and Alex Blomfield

Mexico has recently published its first regulations affecting the wholesale electricity market.. These regulations are an important step in implementing a modern and competitive wholesale market in Mexico.Read more

by: Alex Blomfield and Ivan Davydov

The BRICS countries have recently established the New Development Bank in the hope of funding energy and infrastructure development in emerging markets.Read more

by: Jamie Miller

Mexico’s first auction of shallow water blocks in eighty years fell well short of expectations. While some may cite a significant decrease in the price of oil from when the auction was first announced, others have criticized harsh provisions in the model contract including the exclusion of key disputes from its arbitration clause.Read more

by: Kathryn Marietta

A properly drafted Preliminary Agreement can provide a useful framework for structuring and negotiating a transaction. However, if not carefully drafted, a Preliminary Agreement can created unintended rights and obligations. Read more

by: Brad Thompson and Tanner Neidhardt

Inaccurate forecasting in large-scale infrastructure construction projects often leads to underestimated costs and overestimated benefits; knowing the causes of these inaccuracies and providing for measures that lessen their incidence can be the difference between success and failure.Read more

by: Adrian Talamantes

Mexico’s Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos has published a single form of its production-sharing contract (PSC) for the shallow-water blocks under auction in Round One. This article explores some of the significant issues of which any potential bidder should be aware. Read more

by: Vera De Brito de Gyarfas and Tomas Lanardonne

Vera de Gyarfas, a partner in King & Spalding’s Houston office, has co-authored the chapter Fiscal Regimes in the upcoming book Latin American Upstream Oil and Gas – A practical Guide to the Law... Read more