Edmond Frederic Grieger

Partner

Phone:52 (55) 5258-1048

egrieger@vwys.com.mx

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Edmond is the Head Partner of the Energy, Natural Resources and the Environmental Practices of Von Wobeser y Sierra. He has more than 15 years of experience and has provided legal counsel to some of the most important transnational and national enterprises, including those on the Fortune 500 list. Furthermore, he has broad experience related to administrative and constitutional litigation, as well as government procurement related to his practice areas. Edmond has participated in various international and national seminars and panels as speaker (among others, for the Renewable Academy in Berlin, Germany, the International Bar Association, the International Chamber of Commerce, the Mexican Energy Forum, and ALFA International). Furthermore, he has published articles on environmental and energy legal matters for IFLR, Latin Lawyer, CEJA, American Bar Association, The Wall Street Journal and Financier Worldwide, among others.

Representative Matters

Advised Mars on all environmental and regulatory compliance matters in its acquisitions of Turin, steering the US chocolatier through a competitive bidding process to increase its market share to 25 per cent. Turin controls approximately 5 per cent of the Mexican chocolate market, which is worth more than USD $1.1 billion.

Advised Grupo Modelo on environmental and regulatory compliance matters in order to sell the Obregon brewery located on Mexico’s west coast, in the state of Sonora to Constellation Brands for USD $600 million.

Advised Coca Cola on all environmental, water and regulatory compliance matters helping the company and its largest bottler Coca-Cola Femsa buy Unilever’s soy-based beverage business.

Advised Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas on the Agua Prieta II Project, a strategic operation for generation of energy (400 Mwe) through a combined cycle plant with Solar PV panels, with a value of USD $500 million.

Advised Prince International on environmental and regulatory compliance matters for the acquisition of the Erachem Manganese Chemicals from French mining and metallurgical company Eramet Group, in a deal worth USD $170 million.

Advised several clients (Scatec Solar, Soluz Energía Solar, Yingli Green Energy, Invenergy among others) for the development/acquisition of solar and wind farms, securing lands, ROW’s, participating in public and private auctions, in full compliance with the applicable legal framework related to regulatory, environmental, social and other relevant administrative compliance matters. + 1 GW installed capacity.

Advised several clients (ABInBev - Grupo Modelo, BMW, Faurecia, Benteler, Hella Automotive, Robert Bosch) in order to carry out due diligences, RFP’s, RFQ’s for the acquisition of renewable energy and negotiation and execution of the corresponding PPA’s. + 150 GWh/year.

Advised Pronatura Noreste/Vance Center for International Justice as probono legal advice to obtain an unprecedented resolution from the National Water Commission (CONAGUA) which serves as an precedent to the world by authorizing water concessions for “environmental use” to conserve biodiversity and valuable and unique ecosystems, such as Pozas Azulas Ecological Reserve, located within Cuatro Ciénegas, Coahuila.

Advised several clients (Cementaciones Petroleras Venezolanas and Saipem among others) in the participation in the round one public bids with the National Hydrocarbons Commission.

Advised CPT Empresas Marítimas for its simultaneous participation in multiple public bidding tenders called by the Ministry of Communications and Transports through 4 different Port Administration for the renewal of all tug boat fleets for such ports, with a value of several hundred million USD.

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Practices

Desks

  • German
  • Canadian

Education & Experience

Law Degree (J.D. equivalent), Universidad Anáhuac, Mexico City.

Master of Laws Degree (LL.M.) in Environmental & Energy, Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz.

Diploma in Environmental Law & Natural Resources, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Mexico City.

Diploma in Contracts with the Federal Government, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City.

Affiliations & Academic Activities

Member of the Environment Law Commission of the Mexican Bar Association (2012- present).

Member of the Energy Committee of the Mexican Bar Association (2008 - present).

Member of the Environment & Energy Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (2010-present).

Member of the Environment & Energy Law Commission of the International Bar Association (2010- present).

Recognitions

Chambers & Partners Latin America, Legal 500, IFLR 1000 Energy & Infrastructure Latin America and Who´s Who Legal among others.

News

Articles

Languages

Spanish, English and German.