Dallas - The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce Alfredo Raúl Ramos has joined the Firm’s Houston office as a Partner in the Oil and Gas Practice Group.
“Alfredo’s expertise in domestic oil, gas, and energy coupled with his extensive Latin American energy experience will be of great value to our clients,” said Debra J. Villarreal, the Firm’s Oil and Gas Practice Leader. “Our comprehensive, nationally ranked Oil, Gas, and Energy Practice has counseled clients worldwide, including those located in or doing business with Mexico, a country where we have been an active participant in the energy industry for decades.”
Mr. Ramos focuses his practice on oil, gas, and energy transactions as well as infrastructure and project development matters in the United States, Mexico, and throughout Latin America. He counsels clients in the upstream, midstream, oilfield services, and renewable energy sectors regarding acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and a wide-range of investments and commercial agreements. As a fluent Spanish speaker, Mr. Ramos frequently travels to Latin America to represent his clients’ business interests and advises clients in numerous areas of business in Spanish, including oil, gas, and energy matters. His experience also includes litigation and arbitration in the United States and Latin America, with particular expertise in oil and gas, trade secret, and complex contractual disputes.
Previously, Mr. Ramos served as Latin America Operations Legal Director and in-house counsel for Lewis Energy, where he drafted, negotiated, managed, and administered the company’s oil and gas acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and operative agreements in Texas, Mexico, and throughout Latin America as well as managed Lewis Energy’s Texas litigation matters. He is a recognized leader in energy policy, having testified before the Texas Senate Natural Resources Committee on Mexico’s energy reforms, and a frequent presenter on energy issues affecting the United States and Latin America.
Recognized for his legal work, Mr. Ramos has been selected for inclusion in The Legal 500 US by Legalease (2017), Texas Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters (2016-2018), and “Who’s Who in Energy” by the Houston Business Journal (2015-2017).
Actively involved in professional and civic organizations, Mr. Ramos is the President of the Hispanic Bar Association of Houston. He also is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, the Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law Section of the Houston Bar Association, Texas Exes - Houston Chapter, and the Vanderbilt University Alumni Association - Houston Chapter.
He received a J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law in 2006 and a B.A. in Economics and Spanish with a minor in Business Administration from Vanderbilt University in 2003. Mr. Ramos served as a Legal Intern for Justice Harriet O’Neill at the Supreme Court of Texas in 2004. Immediately prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Ramos was a Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP in Houston.