Vera de Gyarfas is a partner in Mayer Brown's Houston office and a member of the Oil & Gas industry group. She focuses her practice on transactions involving energy projects in Latin America and Africa. Vera represents companies engaged in all kinds of energy projects, handling negotiations of host government agreements as well as commercial agreements among companies in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Vera represents companies in upstream exploration and production, liquefied natural gas and other natural gas projects under all types of host government agreements, including production sharing agreements, concessions/licenses, and operating services agreements. She also advises companies with respect to power projects, generation, transmission and distribution facilities, and advises petrochemical companies in developing specialized plants.
Vera has particular experience in LNG and negotiates and drafts investment agreements for host governments and other parties, analyzes existing regulations and government negotiations, and completes agreements for LNG sales and purchases, gas supply, and terminal usage, among others.
Vera is fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese and is a frequent author and speaker on energy topics.
- Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, JD
- University of Houston, LLM, Expected 2020
- Colegio de Abogados del Distrito Capital Venezuela
- Texas Foreign Legal Consultant, Venezuela
- Not admitted in Mexico City. Practicing under the supervision of firm principals.