Alberto Esenaro is a Mexico City attorney who focuses his practice on energy, antitrust, regulation on infrastructure and utilities and corporate services.
Mr. Esenaro is well-versed in the areas of oil, gas and electricity. He has broad experience in business, antitrust and regulatory matters related to a wide range of sectors, including automotive, product distribution and supply, seaports, railroads, airports, financial services, telecom, information technology (IT), tenders, permits and concessions. He also has experience in mergers and acquisitions (M&As) of companies and assets that bear regulatory content.
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Esenaro worked for several Mexico City law firms. He has served as a legal director for tenders on the Mexican antitrust authority, carrying out proceedings of merger control, tenders and permits for regulated markets. Mr. Esenaro also was appointed technical secretary to the Comité de Operadores del Servicio Local, a self-regulatory organization for analysis, discussion, negotiation and mediation of industry topics among telecommunication companies with concession for rendering fixed and mobile local services in Mexico. In this role, he presided over the weekly sessions and was in charge of executing the agreements of the committee before members, authorities and third parties. In addition, he worked at a global financial services company on corporate and regulatory matters.
During the past 15 years, Mr. Esenaro has acquired practical knowledge for advising international and domestic companies, as well as the Mexican antitrust authorities, in diverse industries. He has advised tier and aftermarket automotive companies, as well as import/export companies. Mr. Esenaro has handled transactions, antitrust and regulation for IT and telecommunications, as well as for seaport tenders for terminals, facilities and services called by port authorities in a number of ports in Mexico. He has advised on the opening process of the electricity, oil and gas markets to private investment, oil rounds called by the Hydrocarbons National Commission, as well as tenders for granting contracts of independent power producers (IPP) called by the Comisión Federal de Electricidad. Mr. Esenaro also has advised on tenders for natural gas exclusive distribution zones called by the Comisión Reguladora de Energía, and antitrust and regulatory clearance for cross-property of transport and storages systems in the oil and gas sectors. His experience includes regulatory approvals for granting, assigning and terminating concessions, government contracts and permits in regulated sectors, as well as regulatory compliance and remediation.
In addition, Mr. Esenaro has collaborated with Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH), Secretaría de Energía (SENER), Comisión Reguladora de Energía (CRE), Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT), Dirección General de Puertos (DGP), Dirección General de Desarrollo Ferroviario y Multimodal (DGDFyM), Comisión Federal de Competencia Económica (COFECE) and Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFETEL) on the implementation of the 2013 Mexican Reforms for energy, telecom and antitrust.
Mr. Esenaro completed the Executive Program on Hydrocarbons Regulation at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México and University of Houston (with participation of Wood Mackenzie). He also completed a program in regulation from the Comisión Federal de Mejora Regulatoria, the agency of the federal government in charge of promoting the policy of regulatory improvement in Mexico. In addition, he completed a program on Telecommunications at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, and on Competition Law at Universidad Panamericana.
Advised private companies, Mexican regulators, antitrust agencies and Government, in a number of proceedings for tender design and opinions, award mechanisms and qualification requirements, granting of concessions, government contracts, permits, authorizations and cross-property approvals, tariff regulation, merger control and assignments, in the following sectors:
Oil and gas
Telecommunications and Technology
Government Procurement and Sale of Assets
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