Rodrigo Vazquez del Mercado-Rivera: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, S.C.

Rodrigo Vazquez del Mercado-Rivera

Mexico, D.F.,  Mexico
Phone+52 55 5029 0062

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate & Securities
  • Global Energy & Infrastructure
Contact InfoTelephone: +52 55 5029 0062
Fax: +52 55 5029 0002
EducationUniversidad IberoAmericana, Ciudad de México (Law Degree, 2007); Universidad Iberoamericana, Ciudad de México (Post-graduate Studies in Government Procurement, 2009); Escuela Libre de Derecho, Ciudad de México (Post-graduate Studies in Energy Law, 2012)
LanguagesSpanish, Native; English

Rodrigo Vazquez del Mercado-Rivera focuses his practice on corporate and securities and global energy and infrastructure matters, including oil and gas, electricity, administrative, real estate, government procurement, dispute resolution, and mergers and acquisitions.

Areas of Concentration

•Oil, gas and energy

•Energy and natural resources

•Infrastructure in the energy sector

•Maritime law

•Mergers and acquisitions

•International dispute resolution

•Government procurement

•International transactions

Awards & Recognition

•Member, Winning Team,Acquisition Internationalmagazine, Overall Law Firm of the Year - Mexico, 2013

•Member, Winning Team,Acquisition Internationalmagazine, Most Trusted Law Firm of the Year - Mexico, 2013

•Member, Winning Team,InterContinental Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions Firm of the Year - Mexico, 2013

•Member, Winning Team, Lawyers World Law Awards, Mergers & Acquisitions Firm of the Year - Mexico, 2013

•Member, Winning Team,DealMakers, Law Firm of the Year - Mergers & Acquisitions - Mexico, 2012-2013

•Listed,The Legal 500 Latin America, Energy and Natural Resources , 2012

Associated News & Events


02.01.12 Latin American M&A Spotlight


06.04.14 Mexican Energy Reform: Impact and Opportunities

06.04.14 La Reforma Energetica en Mexico: Impacto y Oportunidades

12.12.13 El Congreso Aprueba Reforma Energetica en Mexico

12.12.13 Energy Reform Approved by the Mexican Congress

Reported CasesRepresented bidder in three rounds of mature fields of Pemex Exploration & Production under new model contract.; Represented U.S. sellers in the sale of a natural gas distribution company.; Represented Gas Natural del Noroeste, S.A. de C.V., for more than five years in regulatory matters, including in the negotiation and execution of hedging, transportation, gas purchase, capacity reservation, distribution, interconnection, construction agreements, etc., with Pemex Gas & Basic Petrochemicals and other third parties.; Represented buyers in the purchase of a company to develop a wind power project in Oaxaca.; Represented Spanish company in corporate, mergers and acquisitions and agrarian matters for the development of a wind power project in the state of Oaxaca.; Represented natural gas distribution company in several landmark administrative litigations to obtain reimbursement of funds (principal, inflation and interest) from the collection of a letter of credit by the Mexican government.; Represented natural gas company in an arbitration proceeding before the Energy Regulatory Commission.; Represented U.S. company to annul the administrative rescission process in a procurement contract to supply equipment to Pemex Petrochemicals.; Represented Canadian company in connection with an underground waste storage in salt domes.; Represented oil field services company in an arbitration before the ICC in connection with the breach of a contract; Represented oil field services company in several joint ventures in connection with the negotiation and execution of contracts.; Represented a natural gas company in issues regarding a bid process issued by Pemex Gas & Basic Petrochemicals for the construction of a natural gas transportation pipeline and the provision of transportation services (Los Ramones II).; Represented a company in the supply of subsea equipment to Pemex Exploration & Production for an important producing gas field.; Represented a European client in connection with flagging and registration of vessels.; Represented a Norwegian client in connection with charter agreements and the attachment of a vessel. Some of the above representations were handled by Mr. Vazquez del Mercado prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, S.C.

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Mexican Energy Reform: The Secondary Legislation and its New Business Opportunities
Nicolas Borda,Hector D. Sanchez Fernandez,Rodrigo Vazquez del Mercado-Rivera, August 26, 2014
On December 20, 2013, the DOF published the amendments to the Mexican Constitution regarding energy matters, which became effective the day after its publication.

Mexican Energy Reform: Impact and Opportunities
Nicolas Borda,Baranda Diego,Pedro Javier Reséndez Bocanegra,Hector D. Sanchez Fernandez,Rodrigo Vazquez del Mercado-Rivera, June 10, 2014
This GT Alert describes the most relevant aspects of the Initiatives of the Secondary Laws implementing the Energy Reform, submitted to the Mexican Congress on April 30, 2014.
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Rodrigo Vazquez del Mercado-Rivera

Colonia Cuauhtémoc
Mexico, D.F. C.P. 06500

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