We are pleased to announce that Jose L. Valera has joined the Dialogue's weekly Energy Advisor publication's board of advisors.
Valera is a partner in the Houston office of Mayer Brown, an international law firm. He also co-heads the firm’s oil and gas practice.
Valera has more than 25 years of legal experience representing oil, gas and electric companies throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, the United States and elsewhere.
He works with oil and gas companies on exploration and production contracts, investment agreements, upstream development projects, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures.
His practice also represents electric companies in thermal and renewable energy projects and financing. Additionally, it has an LNG focus, including liquefaction services, regasification services, development of regasification terminals and the purchase and sale of liquefied natural gas.
Valera has served as an advisor for the governments of Argentina, Bolivia, Honduras, Peru and Iraq on energy policy reforms, the development of shared hydrocarbon resources and electric and oil and gas privatizations.
He has contributed to the Energy Advisor since 2006, commenting on issues including Argentina’s oil and gas auctions, investment in Peru’s hydrocarbons sector, Ecuador’s oil industry’s competitiveness and the World Bank’s financing of exploration and extraction projects in Latin America, among numerous other topics.
Valera is a former member of the board of directors of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators. He is fluent in English, Spanish and French.
A sister publication of the Inter-American Dialogue’s daily Latin America Advisor, the weekly Energy Advisor captures fresh analysis from business leaders and government officials on the most important developments in oil and gas, biofuels, the power sector, renewable energies, new technologies, and the policy debates shaping the future of energy in the Western Hemisphere. The publication is available to members of the Dialogue’s Corporate Program and others by subscription.