Diana Pineda Esteban

Diana Pineda Esteban

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Diana is partner at the firm with broad experience in development of infrastructure projects, focused on regulatory and administrative aspects of oil and gas ventures throughout the value chain. Her experience includes the representation of national and international clients in private and public tenders; hydrocarbon production, either onshore or offshore; and specialised subcontractors. Diana’s practice also includes infrastructure projects, such as storage terminals, pipelines, port and other maritime facilities, and the design of general T&C and model agreements for customers. She also has experience in the development of and participation in open season tenders; downstream projects of refined products and natural gas; trading and supply of commodities; strategies in connection with retail stations of refined products; risk analysis, and the design of and implementation of critical routes for the development of energy-related projects. Her practice in this field includes project development, transactional work, regulatory aspects and litigation.

Diana’s experience includes, among many other domestic and multinational clients, Gas y Petroquímica de Occidente (a subsidiary of the German petrochemical group Proman); Tesoro Mexico, an affiliated company of Marathon (previously known as Tesoro Corp), the largest refinery company in America; Air BP (a BP subsidiary); Jaguar Exploración y Producción de Hidrocarburos; MODEC, Inc; and Mitsui.

Prior to joining the firm, Diana was general counsel at Silver Fuels, Inc and Silver Fuels, LLC, a trading firm based in Houston and Mexico City. Diana also spent over five years in litigation and dispute resolution arising out of trade, administrative and constitutional matters.

Diana obtained an MSC in negotiation and conflict resolution from Columbia University in New York, a postgraduate degree in civil law (obligations) from Escuela Libre de Derecho and her law degree (JD equivalent) from Universidad Anáhuac in Mexico City. She has lectured on energy law and civil law (obligations) at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.

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