Carlos de Maria y Campos

Carlos specializes in the areas of energy (power and oil & gas) and infrastructure projects, with an emphasis on project finance.

Clients benefit from his longstanding experience gained in complex operations, deep knowledge and specialist abilities, allowing him to offer unique advisory service and delivering thorough and efficient solutions to every project.

Carlos frequently advises and represents contractors, developers, credit institutions, multilateral agencies and, occasionally, has even provided advise to thestate-owned companies, PEMEX and CFE. He frequently works with our Environmental, M&A, Antitrust, International Trade, Arbitration, Commercial and Administrative Litigation teams in matters related to the development and financing of energy and infrastructure projects, and the defense of their interests. Carlos differentiates his practice by offering clients an integrated approach that allows them to tap the Firm’s transactional strengths, regulatory offerings and strategic litigation capabilities, with a sharp focus and unmatched record of accomplishment in the industry.

Carlos teaches energy law and project finance at several leading Mexican universities. He is also a passionate soccer player and actively participates in international tournaments.

Carlos was a visiting professor of Energy Law at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. He currently serves as vice-president of the Academia Mexicana de Derecho Energético (AMDE) and was the first Mexican board member in the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN). He worked as foreign associate at the Washington, D.C. office of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton.

He is recognized by Chambers and Partners, Latin Lawyer, LatinFinance, The Legal 500, and Who’s Who Legal as thought leader and expert lawyer in Energy and Projects, recognizing his technical knowledge and long experience advising clients in complex and highly regulated industries, such as electricity and oil & gas.


His native language is Spanish and he is fluent in English and Italian.