Legal Services Partner
María Serna advises on the design of the regulatory compliance strategies where she oversees that each of our suggestions is both legally viable and enforceable as well as representing the minimum government relationships wear. She has experience in advocating before high-level public servants of the energy regulators in favour of our clients often integrating diverse stakeholders’ points of view.
María Serna has a broad experience in transactional and regulatory energy matters, from the private and public sector. She has advised international energy companies in their compliance and advocacy affairs before energy regulators. María served as director of the National Hydrocarbons Commission's bidding department for the award of exploration and extraction contracts during the first three calls of Round 1, as well as serving as a legal counsel for the Legal Affairs of ASEA, participating in the drafting of regulation. Her experience in the private sector includes being an associate in top-tier energy and finance law firms. Abroad, María advised an international energy company for their Africa and Latin America policy and public affairs. María Serna holds a Masters' degree in Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Law, from the University of Houston; and a Bachelor of Laws from Escuela Libre de Derecho.