Elizabeth Hernandez Zambrano

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Norton Rose Fulbright US MX, S.C.

Elizabeth Hernandez Zambrano

Elizabeth Hernandez Zambrano

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Biography

Elizabeth Hernández's practice focuses on power, hydrocarbons, natural gas regulation, including corporate matters, data protection, bidding processes and due diligence. She has extensive experience with the procedures and regulation issued by the regulatory agencies of the energy sector in Mexico (SENER, CRE, CNH, ASEA and COFECE) and has participated in several transactions within the sector.


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JD, Universidad Anahuac del Norte, 2016

Elizabeth graduated with honors on her J.D. thesis titled "El Límite a la Participación Accionaria vista a la luz de la resolución de la SCJN en el caso de Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico vs. Grupo México."

Specialization in Energy Law, Escuela Libre de Derecho, 2018

Certificate "Anti-corruption, money laundering prevention and compliance", Asociación Nacional de Abogados de Empresa, Colegio de Abogados, A.C., 2019.

  • Mexico
  • Assisted various companies on several bidding processes in Round 1, Round 2 and farm-outs called by the Mexican National Hydrocarbons Commission in auctions of onshore and offshore exploration and extraction blocks in Mexico.

  • Represented Mexican energy corporations and attained favorable opinions from the Federal Economic Competition Commission to simultaneously participate in the hydrocarbon transportation and marketing sub-industries.

  • Assisted several companies and obtained hydrocarbon marketing permits from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

  • Advised various companies on non-supplier marketer registrations and received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

  •  Represented the lender in the structuring and negotiation of a US$101 Million financing of a joint venture company between Mexican and German investors for the development and equipment of an industrial facility for the production of components for aircraft turbines using Leading Edge Aviation Propulsion technology.

  • Advised a parts supplier and service provider company in the automotive industry on the implementation of a whistle-blowing policy and program for a Mexican subsidiary.  Helped to review the Company Rules of System for Consultation and Report of Compliance Issues and the rules for the operation of the whistle-blowing hotline & services in Mexico in order to implement the project. Sumitomo is a tier-one supplier of electronic cables and wire harnesses to the automotive industry.

  • Advised an International insurance company on the cross-border data transfers under Data Privacy Laws in Mexico which are currently performed by the local company entities and assisted to review and revise the legal opinion prepared by the company's in-house legal department emphasizing potential legal contradiction that may exist in Mexico between data privacy laws and AML regulations.

  • Advised leading worldwide manufacturer of electrical and electronic products corporation in relation to a global data export project in Mexico whereby personal data will be transferred from European Economic Area  (EEA) entities to a number of non-EEA entities on a controller to controller basis and be exported to a Japanese company on both a controller to controller and controller to processor basis. To legitimize this export of data, the exporting local EEA entities entered in Model Clauses with the relevant non-EEA importer. Also, helped Mitsubishi to review the powers of attorney that needed to be granted to one or two individuals by all EEA exporting entities and, separately and to different individuals, by all non-EEA importing entities that were related to Mexico.

  • Advised an infrastructure support services company to review their provisions and provide them with legal advice in order to outsource its IT Service Desk (and related services) to a service provider outside of Mexico providing the services to its employees in Mexico and establishing a help desk providing support services from this help desk to its employees.

  • Asociación Nacional de Abogados de Empresa (ANADE)
  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)
  • English
  • Spanish