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Diana Pineda Esteban
Diana Pineda Esteban

Diana Pineda Esteban



Diana Pineda is Counsel at Gonzalez Calvillo with over 10 years of experience in energy matters, oil & gas projects, litigation and dispute resolution. For the past five years she has focused her practice in the development of oil & gas projects within Mexico, in upstream, midstream and downstream; participating in international bidding rounds for exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons; dealing with complex regulatory matters; developing and participating in open season tender processes in midstream; negotiating supply agreements, take-or-pay contracts, logistics services agreements; and advising several marketing companies of all energy commodities.

She previously was a General Counsel at Silver Fuels, Inc. and Silver Fuels, LLC, a trading firm based in Houston and Mexico City

Before focusing in oil & gas projects, Diana spent five years in litigation and dispute resolution of commercial, administrative and constitutional matters


  • VP Legal Advisor, Silver Fuels, LLC & Silver Fuels, Inc., Houston, Texas and Mexico City (2013-2015)
  • Legal Researcher, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, New York, United States (2012)
  • Prior experience in litigation before Mexican Courts of Law

Awards & Recognitions

Energy & Natural Resources recognized lawyer, Chambers and Partners Global Guide


Professor of Energy Law at Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico
She has been an invited lecturer at Escuela Libre de Derecho (Civil Law) and Universidad Anáhuac Mexico Norte (Administrative Law), Mexico
Law Professor of Obligations I (Civil Law) at Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico (2014–2017)


M.Sc. in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution from Columbia University in the City of New York, United States (2013) Postgraduate studies in Civil Law (Obligations) ranked top 5 of the class, Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico City, Mexico (2010) Professional Legal English studies at Columbia University in the City of New York, United States (2010) International Law Program (equivalent to the 8th semester of the law degree studies) at Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE), Madrid, Spain Law degree (J.D. equivalent), excellence award in 6/10 semesters, Universidad Anáhuac México Norte, Mexico City, Mexico (2009)


Women’s Energy Network Abogadas MX

Publications & Collaborations

  • Energy Business Forum (Encuentro Internacional de Energia), “Regulation of the Mexican Energy Sector”, Mexico City, Mexico (2018)
  • King & Spalding Energy Forum, “Implementing Energy Infrastructure Projects”, Houston, Texas (2018)
  • Latin Lawyer 9th Annual Oil & Gas Conference, “Upstream Update: Where Are We Now?”, Mexico City, Mexico (2017)
  • Latin Lawyer 7th Annual Oil & Gas Conference, “Energy reform in Mexico – Where do we stand with our regulatory framework?”, Mexico City, Mexico (2016)
  • Energy Disputes, published by Getting The Deal Through, Editions 2016 & 2017 Read more
  • Oil & Gas Regulation Guide 2019, Mexico Chapter, published by the International Comparative Legal Guides (ICLG) Read more
  • “Mexico’s newly-elected president: potential implications”, Financier Worldwide (2018)


Spanish – English