Sergio Casinelli practises primarily in the area of corporate and commercial law, with a focus on energy and natural resources.
Mr. Casinelli does a wide range of transactional and corporate work, including mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs and corporate restructurings. As part of his practice, he also regularly advises on the incorporation of new companies and formal corporate presences in Venezuela, as well as on the drafting and negotiation of routine corporate documents, including a wide range of contracts, and he conducts due diligence reviews.
Mr. Casinelli has broad experience in the national and international energy area. In particular, he has assisted in the review of Venezuelan regulatory matters for oil and gas companies, as well as in the review, drafting and negotiation of contracts relating to the incorporation of mixed companies for hydrocarbon projects in Venezuela, the drafting and review of several services contracts for oil and gas companies and related Venezuelan regulatory matters, including reviewing and assisting on contractual matters regarding former association agreements and services contracts executed in Venezuela.
Mr. Casinelli has also been actively involved in the energy regulatory framework of Mexico. In addition, he has advised telecommunications and dot-com companies on regulatory and corporate matters and has participated as an advisor in several international arbitration procedures for clients.