Injunctive Relief in Mexican Courts

Interview with Juan Carlos Collado, June 26, 2015, attorney with specialization in energy law


Commentary in relation to the request for statutory review of Article 27 of the Hydrocarbon Act of 2014, as submitted by Minera del Norte, S.A. de C.V.

Mexico Energy Intelligence (MEI): As we see it, the recent removal of the Anáhuac field from the list of onshore blocks to be tendered by the National Hydrocarbon Commission (CNH) has larger, far‐reaching implications for energy policy and for the development of Mexico’s shale resources.

Please give us a general perspective on the injunctive relief that was granted to Minera del Norte, S.A. (Minosa), which is a coal mining subsidiary of Altos Hornos de Mexico, S.A. (AHMSA), the steel conglomerate.

Juan Carlos Collado (JCC): Gladly, but first let’s set expectations. You must keep in mind that at present the court documents are confidential, so the most that can be said is a synthesis of information provided by the press augmented with a knowledge of the applicable law and legal procedures in such cases.

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Mexico Energy Intelligence

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