Greenberg Traurig’s Nicolas Borda Speaks at Border Energy Forum XX

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Greenberg Traurig’s Nicolas Borda Speaks at Border Energy Forum XX

Nicolas Borda, a shareholder in the Mexico City and Houston offices of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, spoke at the Border Energy Forum XX held Nov. 6-8, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas.

Borda presented on the topic: “Legal Issues regarding Energy Reform and Commercial Implications.” He focused on pending energy reforms in Mexico that may bring new technology, expertise and investment into Mexican regions of the Eagle Ford and Permian Basin shale plays and also into deepwater areas, like Perdido.

“The proposed Mexico energy reforms are a real game-changer,” said Borda. “Mexico will greatly benefit by having production sharing contracts in deepwater in the Gulf of Mexico and licenses in the unconventional plays.”

This year’s forum focused on various topics related to renewable and conventional energy, including workshops from “Financing, Energy Projects and Infrastructure” to “Energy and Economic Development” to “Energy Entrepreneurship.” Attendees included representatives from the federal governments of Mexico and the United States, state and local officials from both sides of the border, and many in the private sector, including energy producers, energy consumers, university professors and researchers. According to its website, the Border Energy Forum is a collaborative effort among the 10 states along the U.S. - Mexico border, which gathers representatives from each side to forge new partnerships, exchange information about energy production and consumption and set goals to achieve greater economic development and environmental protection.

Borda focuses his practice on energy and natural resources, with an emphasis on oil and gas (upstream, midstream and downstream), mining, and alternative energy projects. He advises clients in international and cross-border transactions, regulatory, mergers and acquisitions, energy project development and real estate matters, government procurement, public policy, and dispute resolution. Borda is licensed to practice law in Mexico and in New York. He received his law degree from Universidad Iberoamericana and his LL.M. from The University of Texas School of Law.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP - Texas
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About Greenberg Traurig, S.C. - Mexico City
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