Julia González Romero

Counsel

Julia González Romero

Counsel

About

Julia is a seasoned counsel at the firm, specializing in devising comprehensive strategies for companies navigating complex regulatory landscapes, resolving disputes, and mitigating risks. With a keen focus on infrastructure development, she plays a pivotal role in fostering the awareness of the energy sector through her expertise. Her practice encompasses a wide range of areas, including representing clients in regulatory matters, constitutional claims, and collective actions pertaining to environmental and consumer concerns. Julia is renowned for her active involvement in challenging statutes and regulations that could potentially impact energy industry in Mexico. In addition to her extensive experience in arbitration, Julia excels as an arbitrator in energy and regulatory matters. She also serves as an expert witness in various legal forums, offering invaluable insights.

Julia is a trailblazer in the field of social impact assessment. Having spearheaded over 40 assessments within the Mexican energy sector, she possesses unparalleled expertise in advising companies on obtaining prior, free, and informed consent. Her contributions extend beyond the private sector, as she has served as an esteemed expert in administrative and constitutional law for the Agency for Security, Energy and Environment (ASEA). In this capacity, she has played a pivotal role in identifying and implementing international best practices in industrial safety, operational protocols, environmental protection, and insurance within the hydrocarbons sector. With more than 15 years of experience spanning various branches of the Federal Public Administration and both Houses of the Mexican Federal Congress, Julia brings a wealth of knowledge to her practice. Her expertise in the study, design, and drafting of legal provisions across all regulatory levels, coupled with her proficiency in regulatory improvement procedures, solidifies her reputation as a distinguished specialist.

Julia is cataloged as a rising star by The Legal 500, a testament to her exceptional skills and contributions to the legal profession. She is an active member of several prestigious associations, including exItam, where she engages in knowledge-sharing and networking within the legal community. As a columnist for esteemed publications such as Oil & Gas Magazine and Energia a Debate, Julia leverages her expertise to provide thought leadership on pertinent industry topics, further cementing her reputation as a leading authority in her field.

Julia holds a Specialty in Business from Harvard Business School Online, where she honed her business acumen and leadership skills. Additionally, she completed another specialty in Climate Governance for High Executives from EGADE Business School – Tec de Monterrey, solidifying her expertise in navigating environmental challenges within corporate settings. With her multifaceted background and unwavering commitment to excellence, Julia continues to drive positive change and innovation within the legal and business spheres.

Areas of Practice

Awards & Recognitions

  • Energy and Natural Resources Up and Coming, Chambers and Partners
  • Energy and Natural Resources rising star, The Legal 500
  • Energy and Natural Resources recommended, The Legal 500
  • Environment next generation partner, The Legal 500
  • Environment recommended, The Legal 500
  • Energy law recognized lawyer, Best Lawyers
  • Oil and Gas law recognized lawyer, Best Lawyers

Education

  • Executive Program for Social Impact Strategy, The Center for Social Strategy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Master in Law, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico
  • Postgraduate Degree in Constitutional Law, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico
  • Law degree (J.D. equivalent), Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Mexico City, Mexico

Memberships

  • Voz Experta
  • Women’s Energy Network Mexico (WEN)
  • Abogadas MX
  • Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales (COMEXI)
  • Mexican Association of Hydrocarbon Companies (AMEXI)

Publications & colaborations

  • Guide: Energy: Oil & Gas 2023, published by Chambers and Partners Read more
  • Mexico’s Pemex sees poor environmental record as threat to financing, published by Thomson Reuters, December 2022 Read more
  • Oil & Gas Regulation Guide 2022, Mexico Chapter, published by the International Comparative Legal Guides (ICLG) Read more
  • Article "Last one and we're off... so they don't say we forgot about the NOM", published by Oil & Gas Magazine, April 2020
  • Article "Public consultation and regulatory impact analysis", published by Oil & Gas Magazine, March 2020 Read more
  • Article "The oil industry quarantined by COVID-19", published by EnergíaHoy, March 2020 Read more
  • Article "The right to participate in Mexico: ¿moving forward?", published by Oil & Gas Magazine, February 2020 Read more
  • Article "Ecuador principles: ¿vitaminized?", published by Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica and the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), January 2020
  • Article "The indigenous consultation" published by Oil & Gas Magazine, December 2019 Read more
  • Article "The people's consultation", published by Oil & Gas Magazine, December 2019 Read more
  • Article "The development of the energy sector translates into social development", THE NEW FACE OF THE ENERGY SECTOR IN MEXICO: Generating new development opportunities, published by PROMÉXICO in its Negocios Magazine; November-December 2017
  • Interview collaboration in the Mexico Energy Review 2019 Book, published by Mexico Business Events
Languages
Spanish – English – French
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