José María Lujambio
Energy Practice, Cacheaux Cavazos & Newton
Since 2014, José María Lujambio coordinates the energy practice of the law firm Cacheaux, Cavazos & Newton, from its office in Austin, Texas. His work with clients has included advice in the midstream and downstream regulation of natural gas and refined products; negotiations of power purchase agreements, and regulatory support to renewable energy projects, for U.S. companies doing business in Mexico.
Previously, he worked for many years in the Mexican government. From 2009 to 2012, he served as General Legal Counsel of the Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission, where he was responsible for leading the implementation of Mexico’s 2008 energy reform, in the gas and renewable energy sectors. Also, from 2005 to 2009, he worked as an attorney within the Legal Counsel’s Office of Mexico’s President, concentrating on legislation and presidential rules, and constitutional affairs.
In the academic arena, in 2014 Lujambio obtained a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree, with energy concentration, from the University of Texas at Austin. In 2013 Lujambio taught an Energy Law course at the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM), where he had gotten his Law Degree back in 2002. Also in 2013 he coordinated the energy research and networking agenda of the Center of Research for Development (CIDAC), with US-AID funds. He also has a Master of Fundamental Rights degree from the University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain, and he has published several essays and articles on energy regulation and constitutional law topics.