Jose Antonio is the managing partner for Sánchez Devanny’s Mexico City office. He heads the firm’s energy, natural resources and environmental practice group and the firm’s Energy Task Force, a group that includes practitioners of different law practice areas specialising in advising clients of the energy sector. He has advised clients investing in those areas historically open to private participation, especially in gas distribution, developing wind farms, solar projects, cogeneration plants, self-supply schemes, biddings with the CFE (Federal Electricity Commission) and independent producer schemes.
He also advises clients entering the new wholesale electricity market such as generators, suppliers, traders and final users. José Antonio also advises clients in oil and gas matters, including set up of business in Mexico, structuring investments, bidding processes, processes with PEMEX and gas and other fuel supply and sale. He also represents companies active in the midstream and downstream sector. Following the enactment of the historic 2013 constitutional reform that created an open energy market in Mexico, José Antonio has led the creation of a multidisciplinary industry group within the firm to help clients take advantage of the new opportunities opened up by these reforms.