The power market in North America is always dynamic and constantly evolving. While the United States is leading the trend towards renewable and clean energy, Mexico is opening its power markets to private investors. It is very important to be up to date with the latest changes, challenges and opportunities.

At this special seminar, we invite two partners who are highly regarded specialists in the power sectors of the United States and Mexico to share the latest developments in each country. They will also provide insight on North America’s rapidly evolving energy sector.

The North America Power Update gives you the unique opportunity to:

  • Find out more about the US Clean Power Plan, wind farm investments and energy storage projects;
  • Understand corporate PPAs and US Yieldcos (and the effect of corporate parent bankruptcy) in the United States;
  • Learn about power generation opportunities and the newly introduced Mexican Wholesale Power Market and gain greater insight into the upcoming transmission grid tender in Mexico;
  • Understand the new business opportunities with CFE (Federal Electricity Commission) arising from the energy reform;
  • Participate in discussions with key lawyers in the energy sector in the United States and Mexico; and
  • Network with your peers.


Time Agenda
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Registration
3:00 pm – 3:05 pm Welcome Remarks – Anne Hung
3:05 pm – 4:15 pm US Power Market Developments – James O’Brien
4:15 pm – 4:30 pm Break
4:30 pm – 5:40 pm Mexico Power Opportunities – Benjamín Torres-Barrón
5:40 pm – 6:00 pm Questions


Register Now

  • Deadline for seminar registration is Monday 2 May 2016.
  • Number of seats is limited. In case of overcapacity, attendance will be decided by lot (up to 2 persons per company).
  • If capacity is reached, we may close registration without notice.
  • If there is any specific topic you would like us to cover, please feel free to email us.

If you are unable to register online, please email the following information:

Name, Company, Position, Address, Telephone, Email Address

If you have any questions about this seminar, please email us.

Our North America Partners will also be available for one-on-one client visits. If you would like to check the possibility of meeting with them, please contact us.

We look forward to seeing you.

Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)
Anne Hung
Partner, Tokyo



Partner, Chicago, United States

James P. O’Brien chairs the Firm’s Global Energy, Mining & Infrastructure Practice Group. He serves as counsel in major project and infrastructure transactions such as power generation and waste recycling facilities. Both on behalf of project sponsors and lenders, Mr. O’Brien has led moving complex projects through development, project financing and operation. He has also been lead counsel on limited recourse project financings, using traditional bank debt, leveraged leases and Rule 144A capital markets issues. And during project development, he has successfully managed complex siting, permitting and transaction issues.

Partner, Mexico City, Mexico

Benjamín Torres-Barrón leads Baker McKenzie’s Energy, Mining & Infrastructure Practice Group in Mexico. Mr. Torres-Barrón is listed as a recommended lawyer by Who’s Who Legal for oil, gas, and project finance in Mexico and was named by Chambers Latin America as one of the country’s leading lawyers in the energy and natural resources practice. For several years, he has been acknowledged by the magazine Petróleo & Energía as one of the 100 leaders in Mexico’s energy industry. He is a professor of the Master’s Degree in Energy and Sustainability Law at Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon and of the Diploma Degree in Energy at Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez.

Seminar Information

Date Tuesday, 10 May 2016
Time 15:00 ‐ 18:00  (Registration 14:30)
Venue Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)
Ark Hills Sengokuyama Mori Tower, 28th Floor,
1-9-10 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
Fee Complimentary
Language English
Contact Tel: 03 6271 9900 (contact: Yamashita, Murao)






Baker & Mckenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)


James O’ Brien(Chicago)、Benjamín Torres-Barrón (Mexico City)

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