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Claudio Rodriguez Galan


Claudio is an international energy lawyer with proven experience in Latin American markets working for global European clients.
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With over 20 years of experience in conventional power, renewables, LNG, transmission and energy transition. Claudio is highly experienced in complex transactional and energy regulatory matters as well as in commercial energy disputes, including acting as co-arbitration under ICC Rules and expert witness proceedings.

He has been involved in key solar, wind, geothermal, LNG and transmission projects in several Latin American countries from all phases of development including tender processes, project finance, development, construction, procurement, operation and decommissioning of several energy related infrastructure.

With strong connections in Italy, Portugal, France and Spain, he is an expert in International Business Law and cross-border transactions, having worked previously as local counsel for global European companies doing businesses in Latin American countries. He is the author (Third Edition) of the book "International Business Law" published by Porrua, the most prestigious law editor in Mexico. 

He is regarded as a commercially oriented lawyer with pragmatic solutions to his client's needs.


"Claudio Rodriguez is an absolutely exceptional lawyer"

Legal500 Latin America

"He really gives priority to his clients, so when we assign him a project, he takes it as though he were the company in house counsel."

Chambers Latin America

"He is a splendid electricity lawyer"

Chambers Global


  • Leading Energy Lawyer, Chambers Global 2015-2024
  • Leading Energy Lawyer, Chambers Latin America 2012-2024
  • Leading Lawyer Energy and Natural Resources, Legal500, 2015 - 2024
  • Energy Leading, Best Lawyers Mexico, 2021/2022
  • Best Energy Energy Lawyer Mexico", Shortlisted Legal500, 2024
  • 100 Energy Leaders Mexico", Petroleo y Energia, 2021-2022.

Recent cases

  • Drafted a Power Purchase Agreement for the sale of power and capacity between Tradeon Energy and Shell Trading.
  • Advised on a force majeure claim under an Oil Rig Engineering, Procurement and Construction Agreement and the suspension of works on behalf of Dragados Offshore.
  • Acted as Co-Arbitrator (ICC Rules) on a Power Purchase Agreement dispute between ATCO and a wholesale store chain. 
  • Drafted and negotiated a Stock Purchase Agreement for the sale of renewable assets in Mexico on behalf of Grenergy Renovables.
  • Advised Electricite de France on several regulatory issues regarding the power suspension and outages declared by the National Center of Energy Control.
  • Advised Zuma Energia in the drafting and negotiation of a photovoltaic Power Purchase Agreement and Engineering, Procurement and Construction agreement.
  • Advised Cubico Invest in the drafting of technical legal claim regarding the unavailability of interconnection to the national greed of solar and wind projects in Mexico.
  • Advised Fisterra Energy on the Joint Development Agreement of a combined cycle facility in Mexico including the pipeline.
  • Advised Vitol in the legal conceptualization of rings of power distribution for industrial parks in Mexico.
  • Advised Engie in the project finance of a 100 MW photovoltaic facility in northern Mexico.


  • Member of the Board and Head of Energy Committee, Mexican Chamber of Commerce in Italy (2022 – current)
  • Head of Energy Commission, Mexican Bar Association (2009 - 2010)
  • Chevening Scholars Association, London (2002 - current)
  • Head of International Affairs, Mexican Academy of Energy Law, (2024 – current)


  • Spanish 
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Italian (basic)


  • LL.B. (Law), Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, cum laude, 1999
  • LL.M (International Business Law), University of Exeter, England, 2002
  • Ph.D (Energy Law), Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City, 2022