Carlos A. Morán

Houston, Partner

Telephone: +1 713-655-6207

Publications & Speeches


Developments in the North American Energy Sector
Co-author, The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Oil & Gas Regulation; Global Legal Group Ltd, London, 2015

Responsabilidad por Daños Causados por Fugas de Hidrocarburos en las Zonas Marinas de México: La Urgencia de Crear un Fondo Catastrófico para Accidentes Petroleros Costa Afuera (Liability for Damages by Oil Leakages in Mexican Maritime Zones: The Need to Create a Catastrophic Fund for Offshore Oil Accidents)
Co-author, Publication on the occasion of the 76th Anniversary of the Expropriation of the Oil Sector, coordinated by Pemex's General Counsel, December 2014

Updated timeline for the Mexican Energy Reform
Author, The Energy Law Advisor, Vol. 8, No. 4, Institute for Energy Law, September 2014

Mexican Oil and Gas Reform: Getting It Right This Time
Co-author, ABA Energy Litigation E-Newsletter, Spring 2014, Vol. 13, No. 3, May 2014

Believe it or not: Mexico finally opens up its oil industry
Author, The Energy Law Advisor, Vol. 8, No. 1, Institute for Energy Law, February 2014

The proposal to amend PEMEX's tax regime – Is it a good indication of how IOCs will be taxed when Mexico opens up to private investment in the oil sector?
Author, The Energy Law Advisor, Vol. 7, No. 4, Institute for Energy Law, December 2013

Por qué hay que unirse a la AIJA (Why to join AIJA)
Interview, El Mundo del Abogado (Lawyer's World magazine), Vol. 15, No. 172, August 2013

The legal treatment of vessels and offshore installations under the Mexican foreign investment and navigation frameworks
Author, Newsletter of the Maritime and Transport Law Committee of the Legal Practice Division of the International Bar Association Vol. 9, No. 1, International Bar Association, London, UK, May 2013

Las ventajas de ser miembro de la AIJA (The advantages of being a member of AIJA)
Interview, El Mundo del Abogado (Lawyer's World magazine), Vol. 15, No. 166, February 2013

The future of renewable energy in Mexico
Co-author, Global Energy Review, October 2012

Is Mexico Prepared for Deepwater Drilling in the Gulf?
Commentary, Inter-American Dialogue's weekly Energy Advisor newsletter, March 2012

The new Mexican Law on Public-Private Partnerships 
Co-author, Latin American Regional Forum Newsletter of the International Bar Association Legal Practice Division, Vol. 5, No. 1, March 2012

Investment and Financing Opportunities in the Mexican Mining Sector
Co-author, Latin American Regional Forum Newsletter of the International Bar Association Legal Practice Division, October 2011

La nueva ley anticorrupción del Reino Unido (The New UK Bribery Act)
Author, Petróleo & Energía (Oil & Energy magazine), Vol. 8, No. 153, June 2011

The New Pemex E&P Risk Service Contracts
Co-author, The Energy Law Advisor, Institute for Energy Law, Vol. 5, No. 1, January 2011

Predicar con el ejemplo: El TLCAN y la inversion en el autotransporte de pasajeros (Preaching by example: North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and investment in the bus services sector)
Co-author, Abogado Corporativo (Corporate Lawyer magazine), November-December 2010

Getting the Deal Through – Shipping, Chapter: Mexico
Co-author, International Bar Association, 2009


Mexico Oil & Gas Summit 2015 - organized by Mexico Business Events
Speaker in the panel Effectively Navigating the Legal Framework & Opportunities for Improvement
July 2015, Mexico City

LatAm Contract Risk Management Summit for Oil and Gas - organized by Hanson Wade
Speaker in the pre-conference workshop, presentation entitled: Exploring the environmental liabilities in contracts in Mexico and potential scenarios
December 2014, Houston

Investment Opportunities for Oil Companies - Its regulatory framework, as well as its tax and international trade implications - seminar organized by ANADE
Moderator of the panel Analysis and discussion of the new hydrocarbons regime and its contractual models
October 2014, Mexico City

Energy Debate Series – organized by the Australia, New Zealand and Mexico Business Council (ANZMEX)
Debater, Shale Gas vs. Liquefied Natural Gas – who wins and why?
June 24, 2014, Mexico City

Meeting of the Houston-Mexico Energy Interest Group
Speaker,presentation on the Mexican oil and gas reform 
May, 2014, Houston 

3rd IEL-ANADE conference, La Reforma – Mexico Enters the Global Oil and Gas Market
Speaker in the panel Nuts and bolts of Mexico’s Apertura
May 1-2, 2014, Houston

AIJA Annual Congress
Speaker in the panel Bid-Rigging, Corruption and Antitrust – Are you sure your company is not involved?
September 2013, Buenos Aires

AIJA Pre-Congress Seminar
Speaker in the panel Investing in Strategic Areas: Mining, Oil and Gas – Mining after years without regulation: new understanding of cleaner technologies, environmental protection – Overview of changes and barriers, which are of legislative, technologic, and economic nature
September 2013, Buenos Aires

Offshore platforms, rigs, ships & boats –‘things that float’– challenges to extract oil & gas from deep seas in the Gulf of Mexico – conference organized by The British Chamber of Commerce (Britcham), in collaboration with ANZMEX, the World Energy Council, the European Chambers and ANADE
Conference’s closing remarks and moderator of the panel Protecting assets in deep seas; understanding the offshore legal requirements and insurance options
May 2013, Mexico City

3rd Annual Project Finance Conference – organized by Latin Lawyer magazine
Speaker at the panel Recent Legislative Developments in Mexico in the Project Finance Arena in Mexico
October 2012, Mexico City

2nd IEL-ANADE conference – The Future of Renewable Energy in Mexico
Conference Co-Chair
May 2012, Mexico City

Doing business in Latin America – Brazil and Mexico – seminar organized by chartered accountants Campbell Dallas LLP with the support of Scottish Development International and UK Trade and Investment
Speaker, Overview of the legal aspects of entering and operating in Mexico
March 22, 2011, Aberdeen, UK

Full Speed Ahead: Recent challenges and solutions for the shipping industry – conference presented by the IBA Maritime and Transport Law Committee and AIJA Transport Law Commission
Speaker at the panel: Multimodal transportation and legal pitfalls case study
November 4-6, 2010, Istanbul, Turkey

Contractual schemes in the oil industry: International Experience and its implementation in Mexico – conference by ANADE, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Mexico and the Mexican Chamber of the Construction Industry (CMCI)
Moderator at the panel Important Aspects on National Content
September 9-10, 2010, Mexico City

1st IEL-ANADE conference, International Conference on Exploration and Production of Oil and Gas in Mexico: The New Contractual Regime
Moderator of the panel Pemex’s Corporate Governance: Strengthening its Operational Structure
April 15, 2010, Mexico City

Energy Trade Mission to Alberta – Chamber of the Americas, Ports to Plains Alliance and the Alberta Ministry of International and Intergovernmental Relations
Speaker, presentation on Pemex Exploration and Production New Contracting Regime
March 18, 2010, Calgary

Energy trade Mission to Mexico – Scottish Development International
Speaker, presentation on Legal Framework: Doing Business in Mexico
February 22, 2010, Mexico City

Seminar on Operating and Manufacturing for the Oil Industry in Mexico – organized by Promexico, Pemex, the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Mexican Association of Petroleum Services Companies (AMESPAC)
Speaker, Legal framework for foreign companies in Mexico
November 6, 2009, Amsterdam

Annual Meeting of the Transportation Lawyers Association
Speaker, NAFTA Cross-Border Transportation Update
May 1st, 2009, San Diego, California

Annual Spring Meeting of the Maritime Lawyers Association of the United States
Speaker at the Salvage Committee Meeting, Salvage of the M/V APL PANAMA
May 5, 2006, New York City