Carlos Alva is an associate in the International Practice Group in Haynes Boone’s Mexico City office.

His practice focuses on energy, regulatory and financial transactions.

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  • Provide legal advice on corporate and regulatory energy matters, including: oil and gas (upstream, midstream and downstream), power and renewable energy projects, government procurement and environmental.
  • Represent an international oil company in order to process and obtain all applicable permits for a Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading Unit (“FPSO”) in order to operate in a contractual area in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Represent multiple clients in the public bids corresponding to Round 1 and Round 2 called by the National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) for the award of E&P contracts.
  • Represent clients in the long term auctions called by CENACE for the award of PPA for the purchase and sale of power, capacity and clean energy certificates.
  • Represent traders and power generators in the new wholesale electricity market.
  • Represent foreign companies in the provision of transportation, storage, distribution, trading and retail services of oil products.
  • Represent new participants in the open seasons called by Pemex for the use of its storage facilities and transportation pipelines.
  • Represented a Fortune 500 company opening its first branded gas stations in Mexico.
  • "Will the Mexican Government Be Able to Rescue Pemex?” commentator, Latin America Energy Advisor, February 17, 2023.


Postgraduate Degree, Energy Law, Escuela Libre de Derecho, 2017

Law Degree, Universidad Panamericana, 2016





Pascal and Alva in Energy Advisor: What Will Become of AMLO's Power Sector Reforms?
February 23, 2024

Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Larry Pascal and Associate Carlos Alva were quoted in an interview in the February 23, 2024 edition of Energy Advisor. Read an excerpt below. Energy Advisor: Mexico’s Supreme Court on Jan. 31 struck down provisions of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s landmark 2021 power sector reform. The high court sided with companies that had sought an injunction against th [...]