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Energy reform in Mexico

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On 11 December 2013, the final components of Mexico’s 2014 tax reform were published in the Official Gazette, after having been signed by President Peña Nieto on 6 December 2013 – about 3 months after he first presented his proposed reform to the Congress on 8 September 2013.

This historic reform will have major impacts to oil and gas companies looking to operate in and with Mexico. Join us to understand the key proposals, the impacts on the oil and gas industry and how to approach this new opportunity.

We’ll cover::

  • Mexican energy and fiscal reforms and what these mean for the sector
  • Mexico business environment versus other energy hubs
  • Transactional and tax overview of operating in Mexico
  • Opportunities and issues for oil and gas industry participants



Olivier Hache

EY Mexico

Olivier Hache is the Managing Partner for Mexico and Central America for Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) at EY. Based in the firm’s Mexico City office, he has nearly 15 years of transaction experience, helping both private and public companies achieve long-term competitive advantage through capital management.

Mr. Hache’s expertise encompasses a range of sectors, with his primary focus on utilities, oil & gas telecommunications, technology, financial services, consumer products and retail.


Ivan Sandrea

Ernst & Young LLP, UK

Ivan Sandrea is a partner at Ernst & Young LLP in London with responsibility for global oil and gas in emerging markets. Mr. Sandrea is also a Senior Research Advisor at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies and a member of the Oxford Energy Policy Club; co-founder, Board Member, and guest lecturer at the Executive Energy MBA program at Vienna’s Wirtschaftsuniversität (WU) in Austria. Mr. Sandrea was recently appointed as a trustee to the Energy Policy Research Foundation, Inc. in Washington, D.C.

Prior to joining EY, Mr. Sandrea was senior advisor to the president of Brazil’s largest unconventional gas exploration and production (E&P) company. Prior to this, Mr. Sandrea served as President at Energy Intelligence in London.


Dr. Guillermo Cruz Domínguez Vargas

National Hydrocarbons Commission

Dr Guillermo Dominguez is one of five commissioners in the Mexican National Hydrocarbon Commission. He has held this position since May 2009. He is Petroleum Engineer and has a PhD in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, USA.

He worked in the Mexican National Oil Company Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) for more than 30 years. He was Production Manager, Subdirector (VP) for Planning and Subdirector (VP) for Technology and Professional Development in PEMEX Exploration and Production (PEP). He also worked in the Mexican Secretariat of Energy from 2008 to 2009.



Deborah Byers

Ernst & Young LLP

Deborah Byers is the Managing Partner of EY’s Houston office and also serves as Oil & Gas Leader for EY in the US. Ms. Byers is a transaction tax partner with more than 26 years of experience serving both US and non-US based multinationals with in-depth expertise on structuring and financing corporate expansions and joint ventures. She also served as the oil and gas sector leader for Americas tax and continues to be a part of the Energy Center of Excellence in Houston.