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Mexico City Attorney
José María Lujambio Irazábal

Phone: +52 55 5093 9700


Languages: English

José María Lujambio Irazábal has worked for many years in numerous professional positions in the Mexican government. From 2009 to 2012, he served as General Counsel and Legal Affairs Director of the Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission (Comisión Reguladora de Energía), where he was responsible for leading the implementation of Mexico’s 2008 energy reforms, both in the natural gas and renewable energy sectors.  From  2005 to 2009, he worked as an attorney within the Legal Counsel’s Office of Mexico’s President, concentrating on the legislative and federal rulings  constitutional matters. At the beginning of President Felipe Calderón’s administration, he coordinated a multidisciplinary group of advisers working with the General Director of the Mexican Social Security Institute. He also served as legal adviser to the Undersecretary of Political Affairs at the Mexican Department of the Interior from 2001 to 2002, and for the President of Mexico’s lower house Congress, from 1999 to 2000.   

In the academic arena, Mr. Lujambio taught Energy Law at the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM) in 2013, and he coordinated the energy research agenda of such university’s Center of Research for Development (CIDAC). He has published numerous essays and articles on energy regulation and constitutional law topics. During his years at the ITAM, he worked as a research assistant to Professors Rodolfo Vázquez, José Ramón Cossío and Fernando Franco. 


  • University of Texas at Austin, Master of Laws (LL.M.), with energy concentration, 2014.
  • Universidad Carlos III in Madrid, Spain, Master of Fundamental Legal Rights, 2003.
  • Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico, Law Degree, 2002.
  • Several national and international courses on energy regulation, constitutional and parliamentary law, and human rights

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Cacheaux Cavazos & Newton

Avenida Tecamachalco No. 14-502
Colonia Lomas de Chapultepec
Mexico City, Mexico, C.P. 11010

Law Firm Contact: Felipe Chapula

Tel: +52 55 5093 9700

Fax: +52 55 5093 9701



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