Mining Reform in Mexico – A Panel Discussion on Important Changes and Implications for Projects

  • a Virtual Setting
  • June 14, 2023



MARIO BARRERA is a tax attorney in Holland & Knight’s Mexico City office. Mr. Barrera focuses his practice on domestic and cross-border tax advisory, planning and strategy. He represents clients before tax authorities in procedures such as tax examinations, administrative appeals, settlements and mutual agreement procedures. Mr. Barrera also has broad experience handling tax treaties, transfer pricing matters and corporate reorganizations. In addition, Mr. Barrera has authored numerous papers for specialized journals, including Tax Notes International, Puntos Finos, IDC and Practical Mexican Tax Strategies, and is a frequent speaker and lecturer on tax law.


SELENE ESPINOSA is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Mexico City office, where she focuses her practice on Mexican corporate service and securities law. Ms. Espinosa has relevant experience on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), project finance, international joint ventures, cross-border transactions, infrastructure, mining and real estate matters. Ms. Espinosa has also acted as lead counsel for the negotiation of exploration, association, financing and joint venture agreements for mining projects in Mexico. Ms. Espinosa represents lenders, corporate borrowers, project sponsors and developers in domestic and cross-border financing transactions. In addition, Ms. Espinosa has advised lenders and borrowers in debt restructurings, led due diligence proceedings for corporate acquisitions and credit agreements, and participated in international acquisitions of shares and assets. Additionally, she has advised clients in corporate governance, and foreign investment matters across a variety of industries. Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Espinosa trained at General Electric in the commercial finance department, where she was involved in the implementation of credit agreements for GE as lender and worked at two international law firms and a Mexico City law firm for several years. 


Franco Lammoglia is lawyer with a law degree from the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM, for its acronym in Spanish) as well as a Master of Environmental Sciences from the Simón Bolivar University, graduating with Honors. He has developed his professional career in the areas of environmental law, administrative law and public policy. He is founding partner of Lammoglia Abogados, S.C. where he is in charge of the areas of public policy, sustainable development and administrative law, specializing in environmental, mining, agrarian and antitrust law, as well as metrology and standardization. He has participated in the drafting of federal and local laws, as well as studies and public policy proposals for the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (SADER, for its acronym in Spanish), the National Water Commission (CONAGUA, for its acronym in Spanish), and the National Commission for Regulatory Improvement (CONAMER, for its acronym in Spanish). As an administrative law consultant and litigation lawyer with more than 16 years of experience, Franco Lammoglia has specialized in providing complex solutions for the private and public sector, mainly for infrastructure projects in: energy, water, coastal development, industrial parks, integral management and disposal of waste, hazardous waste management and disposal, land use regulation and land use policies and criteria, both urban and rural, as well as processing of environmental permits, licenses and concession. His experience includes providing specialized advice for regulatory compliance in the development of mining exploration and exploitation projects; assistance in the fulfillment of conditions and requirements for the issuance of concessions and assignments of mining projects; regulatory compliance in mining safety and ecological balance and environmental protection; as well as litigation related to mining projects before public and private entities.


FERNANDO TODD DIP is the head partner at Todd y Asociados, S.C. Mr Todd has acted in complex corporate matters for domestic and foreign companies, including worldwide leader companies in the natural resources industry. This includes mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, and corporate reorganizations. He also acts as independent director of publicly traded and private companies in Mexico. He advises natural resources companies with participations in Mexico and abroad on their daily corporate, reorganizations, M&A including due diligence and acquisitions/sales of projects through the purchase of assets or companies. He also assists with the financing of companies for the development of new projects. He earned his Juris Doctor from Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico City, Mexico; his LLM on Corporations Law at Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City, obtaining the Summa Cum Laude distinction; and completed the Management Program for Lawyers at Yale School of Management, Yale University.