- The CEO of Pemex inaugurated the company’s Sixth Legal Conference
Petróleos Mexicanos has strengthened its legal services to appropriately guide decision-making towards the corporate vision of value generation, using legal instruments that are aligned with the best international practices in the field. This will in turn allow the company to operate the new projects and business models.
This was pointed out by the CEO of Petróleos Mexicanos, Carlos Treviño Medina, during the inauguration of “Pemex’s Sixth Legal Conference”. He highlighted that in consolidating new strategic partnerships, the institutional legal functions gain the greatest importance to defend the interests of our industry and generate value in all of our business lines.
To this end, he noted, preparing and updating all of Pemex’s lawyers is a transcendental measure that will aid us in maintaining our leadership in the fuel market and in formalizing new business contracts, models and schemes.
Furthermore, he stated that the permanent updating of our company’s legal team will allow us to be more effective when defending litigation matters before jurisdictional and arbitration authorities, using legal mechanisms to find a solution to any controversy that may arise, and thus free up our litigation portfolio and reduce expenses.
On the other hand, Pemex’s Legal Director, Jorge Kim Villatoro, pointed out that Petróleos Mexicanos supports the preparation of counsellors specialized in matters pertaining to the oil industry, which will greatly benefit and protect the interests of the institution, particularly regarding the different stages of the opening of the markets brought about by the Energy Reform.
During this conference, which will include the participation of outstanding keynote speakers both Mexican and foreign, a variety of topics will be discussed, such as international trade and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), industrial property within an international framework, regulations on the rights of use and surface occupation, legal compliance and anti-bribery policies. Also to be discussed is constitutional reform on labor matters, Pemex and the new criminal justice system, and corporate partnerships on fuel matters.