Friday, 14 October 2022 • Club de Industriales • 18:00 – 21:00
The debate will be conducted in English (simultaneous translation will NOT be available) 

The USMCA Energy Chapter: In the eye of the storm
Drawing near an unprecedented trilateral litigation scenario. Who wins and why?


Kate Brown de Vejar
DLA Piper
Partner & Global co-Chair of International Arbitration &
ANZMEX Vice President

Alejandra Soto
Control Risks
Associate Director, Global Risk Analysis 

Vanessa Zárate
Estrategia Pública Consultores

Associate Energy Consultant 

Rafael García
TC Energy
Vice President of Stakeholder Engagement

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) entered into force on 1 July 2020, and substituted the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Mexico and Canada remain key destinations for U.S. energy exports. However pressure mounts after both the United States and Canada have launched a dispute settlement consultation which alleges the undermining of companies and the U.S. produced energy in favor of the state-run-utility Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) and oil company (PEMEX).

Clean energy infrastructure is particularly at risk of a continued impasse, with possible termination of self-supply and independent power producer projects. Likewise, Mexico’s 2014 Hydrocarbons Law (Ley de Hydrocarburos or LH), suffered modifications in May of 2021, which purportedly violates free competition granting state control over petroleum products.

As the October fourth deadline approaches for avoiding the formation of a dispute settlement panel, stakeholders attentively expect what would the Mexican Government decides to do. Will litigation proceed? How could it affect Mexico’s energy security and state plans for energy independence? Are Mexico’s changes justifiable? What are the potential consequences and costs?

A distinguished panel of experts, moderated by Alexander Braune, Head of the ANZMEX Energy group, will attempt (10 days after the mentioned deadline) to answer these questions. Also, they will discuss the implications and intricacies of the results and how, the USMCA energy framework landscape could be reshaped and directly impact future investments, trade, competition, transparency, and regulation.

Join us and be part of the 20th edition of our Energy Debate Series©. It will be followed by a networking cocktail to commemorate the 12th anniversary of ANZMEX©. This is going to be a very special day for our Business Council and we will be delighted to welcome you to our event. 

The Chatham House Rule will be enforced and the debate will be conducted in English.

Moderated by:Alexander Braune
Head of ANZMEX Energy Group & Consulting Director for ERM

Hosted by:Timothy Callahan
ANZMEX President & DG of Woodside Mexico

Event Information

Venue: Club de Industriales. Andrés Bello 29, Polanco. CDMX
Friday, 14 October 2022

Time: 18:00 – 21:00 (CDT)
Cost: ANZMEX members – $650 MXN / Non-members – $950 MXN

To register, please send and email to Sergio Almazán, including your proof of payment and your fiscal details (should you require an invoice).

ANZMEX Bank Details (you need to deposit or transfer your payment to our account)
Name of the account: ANZMEX ORG, A.C.
Bank: HSBC Mexico
Account number: 4050167220
Clabe: 021180040501672207

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