Jose L. Valera focuses his practice on domestic and international energy transactions, and has more than 25 years of legal experience representing oil, gas, and electric energy companies throughout the United States, Central America, South America, Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean.
He represents oil and gas companies on exploration and production contracts, investment agreements, upstream development projects, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, products sales, and LNG regasification projects. His experience also includes supporting electric companies in the development of thermal and renewable generation projects, plant operations and maintenance, fuel supply, financing, mergers, and acquisitions.
Mr. Valera has also counseled governments on energy legislative reform matters, development of shared hydrocarbon resources, and privatization transactions related to the oil and gas industry
Fluent in English, Spanish, and French, he is a former member of the board of directors of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and is a frequent speaker on energy matters at professional conferences.