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Derek M Woodhouse Saavedra

CMS Woodhouse Lorente Ludlow SC - Mexico City

Derek M Woodhouse Saavedra - CMS Woodhouse Lorente Ludlow SC
  • Paseo de la Reforma 115
  • Mexico City, Ciudad de México, Mexico
  • 11000
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Profile submitted by Derek M Woodhouse Saavedra

Practice Areas

Derek has provided legal advice for more than 22 years on project finance, electricity, oil&gas and PPP. He advised the Mexican Federal Government on the adoption and implementation of the PFI in Mexico and state governments on passing new PPP legislation. He advised the Energy Ministry on the power sector reform, including the drafting of the current market rules, the implementation of the Wholesale Electricity Market, the restructuring of CFE, the design and implementation of the long-term auctions, and the clearing-house mechanism for agreements awarded in those auctions. He currently advices key players in the power sector, including CENACE, public and private generators, qualified suppliers, marketers and large consumers, as well as banks, pension funds, equity funds and other investors.

Career

Partner at CMS Woodhouse Lorente Ludlow (2009 to date). Senior Counsel at Chadbourne & Parke, Mexico City (2005-2009). Senior Associate at CMS Cameron McKenna LLP, London (2000-2005). General Counsel and Chief of the Electricity Restructuring Unit, at the Energy Regulatory Commission, Mexico City (1996 to 2000). General Counsel's staff at the Energy Ministry, Mexico City (1994 to 1996).

Personal

Born 1969. Graduated from Escuela Libre de Derecho. Postgraduate studies at Harvard University and at George Washington University.