March 15, 2016

John P. Cogan, Jr. is published in Euromoney’s Energy and Natural Resources Expert Guide. In his article, “Dealing with Price Volatility in Oil Markets: Considerations for Governmental Energy Policy,” he examines the necessary but difficult task of designing and implementing policies that would help to stabilize the oil market.

January 13, 2016

Coauthors of Chambers Global's U.S. Chapter for its 2016 International Energy Practice Guide, John P. Cogan, Jr., James A. Cogan and J. Elizabeth Molino, describe aspects of the general structure of petroleum ownership and regulation in the U.S. and private and foreign investment as well as environmental, health and safety laws and additional interesting features in connection with LNG projects and exports.

January 12, 2016

James Cogan, Elizabeth Molino, John P. Cogan Jr., and Carlos Moran are published in The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Oil & Gas Regulation 2016. The ICLG gathers the expertise of its contributors to create a resource of the most up-to-date law and policy information available globally (ICLG

Coauthors of the USA Chapter, James Cogan and Elizabeth Molino, outline aspects of the United States oil and natural gas sectors, including everything from development to dispute resolution as well as the most recent cases and trends.

John P. Cogan Jr. and Carlos Moran coauthor general chapter 3: Developments in the North American Oil and Gas Sector, describing advances in the energy sector in Mexico, Canada and the U.S.

September 3, 2015

Latin Lawyer reports “Hong Kong law firm King & Wood Mallesons and Houston firm Cogan & Partners LLP have helped Chinese TV manufacturer Hisense buy the Mexican assets of Japanese competitor Sharp.”  The sale includes the manufacturing facility in Baja California as well as the rights to use the Sharp name in the Americas.

July 9, 2015

After considering law firm clients’ and energy lawyers’ opinions from around the world, Who’s Who Legal has recently revealed the new 2015 leaders in the energy field. Ms. Elizabeth Cogan Molino and Mr. John P. Cogan Jr have both been nominated.

According to Who’s Who Legal marketplace analysis, Mr. Cogan is indeed considered one of the most highly regarded individuals. As a result, Cogan & Partners is and will be in the limelight in 2015.

"John Cogan Jr of Cogan & Partners in Houston is an 'all-time great' in the energy sector, and impresses with the ability to get to the heart of an issue. Elizabeth Cogan Molino at the firm is also recommended."

From Who’s Who Legal Energy – Editorial, July 2015

March 15, 2015

Chambers Global names John P. Cogan, Jr. as a leader in his field. Chambers & Partners is a respected legal research institution which conducts in-depth client interviews alongside other investigative research in order to provide a directory of the top-rated law firms around the world.


October 15, 2014

Carlos Moran takes part in a seminar in Mexico City entitled “Investment Opportunities for Mexican Companies in the Energy Sector – Legal Framework, and fiscal and international trade implications.”

He moderates the panel “Analysis and discussion on the new oil and gas regime and its contractual models.”

Among the speakers there were high-rank delegates from the National Hydrocarbon Commission, Pemex, the Energy Regulatory Commission, the Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Finance.

The event was organized by the National Association of Corporate Lawyers (ANADE).

August 14, 2014

Mexico has announced that it will offer 169 blocks to bidders in Round One–109 blocks for exploration and 60 blocks for extraction.

The reserves to be offered are estimated at around 3.8 billion BOE for 2P reserves and about 14.6 billion BOE for prospective resources.

Mexico expects annual investments in these projects to be in the region of $8 billion within 2015-2018.

Source: National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH)

August 13, 2014

The Mexican Ministry of Energy awarded to Pemex 21% of the Mexico's prospective resources (67% of the reserves requested by Pemex) and 83% of the Mexico’s 2P reserves (100% of what Pemex requested). The decision put an end to the so called Round Zero earlier than expected (the deadline was September 17, 2014).

August 13, 2014

Pemex’s CEO, Emilio Lozoya, announced that Pemex will seek partnerships for 10 projects in the areas that it succeeded to retain. The projects include offshore and onshore extra-heavy oil fields, mature fields, gas development and deep waters. The projects contain 2P reserves of more than 1.5 billion BOEs and will require an investment in the region of $32 billion within 5 to 10 years. The farm-out processes will start in November 2014 and will conclude in December 2015.


By the end of August 2014 the President will submit to the Senate his list of candidates to act as commissioners in CNH (National Hydrocarbons Commission) and CRE (Energy Regulatory Commission) and as professional members of the Boards of Directors of Pemex and CFE.

The Mexican government will bring all the relevant regulations in line with the new energy legislation by October 2014. CNH and Pemex are expected to publish their new bidding guidelines promptly afterwards, as the Minister of Energy, Pedro Joaquin Coldwell, announced that the preliminary request for proposals for the first bidding round for oil and gas exploration and production contracts (“Round One”) will be published in November 2014, and the President announced that Round One will be launched in the first quarter of 2015.

August 11, 2014

The Mexican President, Enrique Peña, enacted legislation implementing the opening of the Mexican energy oil and gas industry to private and foreign investors.


June 24, 2014

Carlos Moran serves as LNG expert in the first Australia, New Zealand & Mexico Business Council (ANZMEX) Energy debate "'Shale gas vs. Liquefied Natural Gas' - who wins and why?"

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May 19, 2014

John P. Cogan, Jr. and Carlos Moran are published in the American Bar Association's Energy Litigation newsletter (Spring 2014, Vol. 13 No. 3). Their article, "Mexican Oil and Gas Reform: Getting It Right This Time," examines the Mexican energy reform, what the changes mean for the future of the industry in Mexico, and what regulations remain to be put into place.

May 1, 2014

Cogan & Partners LLP welcomes new partner, Carlos Moran, to the firm. Carlos holds a Master's degree in International Commercial Law from the University of Nottingham and read law at ITAM Law School in Mexico City. Before joining Cogan & Partners, he worked as a partner at a prominent international law firm based in Mexico City. He specializes in Energy, Infrastructure and Natural Resources.

May 1, 2014

John P. Cogan Jr. and Carlos Moran present as panelists at the Center for American and International Law's 3rd IEL-ANADE Conference: La- Reforma –Mexico Enters the Global Oil and Gas Market. They address Mexico's constitutional reform, the new legislation proposals, which will change the types of energy investment that will be permitted, and what still awaits further regulation.

March 14, 2014

Chambers Global names John P. Cogan, Jr. as a leader in his field. Chambers & Partners is a respected legal research institution which conducts in-depth client interviews alongside other investigative research in order to provide a directory of the top-rated law firms around the world.

October 1, 2013

Cogan & Partners LLP welcomes associate attorney James C. Spencer to the firm. Before joining Cogan & Partners, James worked as general counsel at an oil and gas software company and as an associate at a large international law firm. He holds a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Texas A&M and a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law.

May 1, 2012

John P. Cogan, Jr. is published in Corona, The Mexican Beer that Conquered the World. The book reveals “the story of how Cervezas Modelo was launched, developed, and consolidated on the international market” and acknowledges Mr. Cogan for his role as “not just a witness but a protagonist of a bit of that history.” For his contribution to the book, Mr. Cogan provides a testimonial regarding the changes to Modelo’s international sales structure, particularly regarding the brewery’s main brand, Corona Extra, that paved the way for Corona’s story of success.

Corona, The Mexican Beer that Conquered the World. Mexico City: Offset Santiago, 2012. Print.

March 1, 2012

Finance Monthly designates Cogan & Partners as 2011 U.S. Oil & Gas Firm of the Year. "The Finance Monthly Law Awards is about the celebration of excellence in the profession across private practice, the public sector, commerce, industry, and the Bar. It is unquestionably one of the most distinguished law awards events of the year for the legal profession. This year recorded the highest number of votes in the awards history." (Finance Monthly) Finance Monthly recognizes Cogan & Partners mission to "provide clients with first-class legal expertise for matters relating to international and domestic energy and other major infrastructure projects, while at the same time providing the personal service of a small firm with competitive fees."

February 15, 2012

Tony Nunes is published in Oil, Gas, and Energy Law Intelligence. OGEL (Oil, Gas, and Energy Law Intelligence) focuses on recent developments in the area of oil-gas-energy law, regulation, treaties, judicial and arbitral cases, voluntary guidelines, tax and contracting, including the oil-gas-energy geopolitics. For his part, Tony Nunes contributed an article co-authored with Kim Talus entitled, "Regulation of oil imports in the United States and the European Union," found in Volume 9 - Issue #02 - March 2011.