• Biography

    Nicolas Borda focuses his practice on all facets of oil and gas (upstream, midstream and downstream), power and renewable energy projects. Nicolas is licensed to practice law in Mexico and in New York. He advises clients in international and cross-border transactions, regulatory, mergers and acquisitions, energy infrastructure project development and real estate matters (including rights of way, easements, agrarian law), government procurement, public policy, anticorruption, compliance and dispute resolution.

    Nicolas represents companies involved in the different E&P rounds for exploration and production of hydrocarbons conducted by the National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) and negotiations of joint ventures with Pemex affiliates. He has also been active in downstream regulatory issues (storage, transportation, trading and import of different fuels) before the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) and the Ministry of Energy.

    Nicolas has been very active in 2015 and 2016 with the public bids of Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) to develop natural gas transportation pipelines, the three long term auctions of CENACE in connection with the new electricity market, new solar project development, M&A transactions, regulatory and infrastructure matters and the representation of large off-takers in the different alternatives to optimize electricity supply.

    Nicolas has been ranked by Chambers Latin America, Chambers and Partners, as Band 1 in Energy and Natural Resources in Mexico in 2012-2019, and Chambers Global, Chambers and Partners, in Energy and Natural Resources in Mexico, 2018. He was also recognized in Euromoney's Expert Guides, Legal Media Group, for Energy and Environment, 2017. Nicolas chaired the Energy Committees of the National Association of Corporate Counsels (ANADE) and the Mexican Bar Association (BMA). He also was the president of the Mexican Academy of Energy Law and a professor of energy law at the Universidad Iberoamericana. He currently teaches at the Energy Law Post Graduate Program at the Escuela Libre de Derecho and has lectured at several universities, including the University of Texas at Austin, Georgetown University, Tulane University, and ITAM University.

  • Education and Clerkships

    • LL.M., University of Texas School of Law, 1994, Associate Editor, International Law Journal
    • Law Degree, Universidad Iberoamericana, 1993
  • Admissions

    • Mexico
    • New York