Pilar Mata

Partner since 2015


Phone: +52 (55) 5201-7400
Mail: pmata@macf.com.mx

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Pilar Mata

Partner since 2015


Pilar has experience in energy, project finance, antitrust and banking. She regularly advises both sponsors and lenders in all aspects of projects, structured and corporate finance across the energy, infrastructure and other sectors.

Pilar has also participated in several public bidding processes for public concessions and contracts. She is one of the most active participants of the Firm´s energy practice. Because of the active role that Ms. Mata played in the financing of several of the most important renewable energy projects that were awarded PPAs in the Long-Term Auctions organized by CENACE, Pilar was nominated as "Mexican Renewable Person of the Year 2018" by MIREC.

Likewise, Pilar has been involved in several antitrust filings made before the Mexican Antitrust Commission and in many legal proceedings regarding monopolistic practices and prohibited concentrations and because of that Pilar has been recognized as a "Leading Women" in antitrust by Global Competition Review.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Chambers and Partners, Projects / Banking & finance
  • Legal 500, Energy, Projects, Banking & finance
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   March 31st, 2021

President of Mexico introduces bill to the House of Representatives to amend the Hydrocarbons Law

Learn more about the initiative presented by the President of the Mexican Republic to the Chamber of Deputies, to reform and add various provisions of the Hydrocarbons Law.

Professional Related: Horacio M. de Uriarte , Pilar Mata

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   March 19th, 2021

Definitive injunction of the Decree to Reform the Electricity Industry Law

Know the first definitive suspension of the Decree of Reform to the Electricity Industry Law was granted by the Second District Court in Administrative Matters Specialized in Economic Competition, Broadcasting and Telecommunications.

Professional Related: Horacio M. de Uriarte , Pilar Mata

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   March 12th, 2021

District Court grants provisional injunction of the Decree to Reform the Electricity Industry Law

Know about the provisional suspension of the Decree by which various provisions of the Electricity Industry Law are amended and added.

Professional Related: Horacio M. de Uriarte , Pilar Mata

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   March 9th, 2021

Amendment to Mexico’s Electricity Industry Law is published

Know more about the "Decree by which various provisions of the Electricity Industry Law are amended and added", which was published in the Official Gazette of the Federation.

Professional Related: Horacio M. de Uriarte , Pilar Mata

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   February 23rd, 2021

District Court deems energy policy as unconstitutional in its entirety

Know more about the protection granted by the District Court to the Policy of Reliability, Security, Continuity and Quality in the National Electric System, which was published on May 15, 2020, declaring it unconstitutional.

Professional Related: Horacio M. de Uriarte , Pilar Mata

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   February 12th, 2021

COFECE issues new Guidelines for the Immunity and Penalty Reduction Program

Learn about the publication in the Official Gazette of the Federation of the Immunity and Sanction Reduction Program Guide issued by COFECE, which is intended to be a tool for economic agents interested in receiving the benefits of the Program. 

Professional Related: Carlos Orcí , Francisco Fuentes Ostos , Pilar Mata

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   February 8th, 2021

Supreme Court rules on constitutional claim filed by the Antitrust Commission against energy policy

Know the final judgment on the constitutional controversy filed by COFECE against the Reliability, Safety, Continuity and Quality Policy in the National Electric System, published by SENER.  

Professional Related: Horacio M. de Uriarte , Pilar Mata

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   December 10th, 2020

COFECE issues new Guidelines for Exchange of Information between Economic Agents

Considering that pursuant to the Federal Economic Competition Law (the “Law”), the Federal Economic Competition Commission (“COFECE”) must review its guidelines every five years, on November 24, 2020, COFECE issued a new Guidelines regarding Exchange of Information between Economic Agents (the “Guidelines”), which replaces the once issued in 2015 (the “Previous Guidelines”).

Professional Related: Carlos Orcí , Francisco Fuentes Ostos , Pilar Mata

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   August 20th, 2020

Supreme Court allows additional types of challenges against Energy Regulators

On August 14, 2020, the Second Chamber of Mexico’s Supreme Court of Justice (the "Supreme Court") published in the Judicial Weekly Gazette (Semanario Judicial de la Federación) a case law summary under the heading: "Article 27 of the Law of Energy Regulatory Agencies violates the Principle of Constitutional Supremacy by establishing an additional exception to the Principle of Definitiveness that governs the amparo proceeding" (the "Decision").

Professional Related: Horacio M. de Uriarte , Nora Morales , Pilar Mata

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   August 5th, 2020

Ministry of Energy issues the Energy Sectorial Program 2020-2024

On July 8, 2020, the Ministry of Energy published the Energy Sectorial Program 2020-2024 (“PROSENER”) in the Federal Official Gazette. Below you will find a brief summary.

Professional Related: Horacio M. de Uriarte , Pilar Mata

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   July 3rd, 2020

IFT: Suspension of procedural periods and resume of work activities

The Federal Institute of Telecommunications:Extends the suspension of procedural periods indefinitely; and  Resume activities through remote working as a preventive measure in covid-19 crisis.

Professional Related: Carlos Orcí , Francisco Fuentes Ostos , Pilar Mata

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   May 12th, 2020

COFECE issues opinion on the competition implication of the Resolution of measures for COVID-19 issued by CENACE

On May 7, 2020, the Federal Economic Competition Commission (“COFECE”) issued an opinion (the “Opinion”) on the “Resolution to Ensure the Efficiency, Quality, Reliability, Continuity and Safety of the National Electricity Grid, due to the recognition of the SARS-CoV2 virus (COVID-19) epidemic disease” (the "Resolution") issued by National Centre of Energy Control (“CENACE”), regarding certain provisions of it that could hinder competition in the electricity market.

Professional Related: Carlos Orcí , Francisco Fuentes Ostos , Pilar Mata

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   May 11th, 2020

Electricity sector in Mexico extends suspension period

THE MINISTRY OF ENERGY, THE NATIONAL ENERGY CONTROL CENTER AND THE ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION EXTEND SUSPENSION OF THE TERMS AND DEADLINES.

Professional Related: Horacio M. de Uriarte , Pilar Mata

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   April 23rd, 2020

Emergency regulatory provisions for electronic notifications

Under the health emergency derived from the SARS-CoV2 virus, the Federal Economic Competition Commission (“COFECE”) issued the Regulatory Provisions for the execution of personal notifications through email (the “Emergency Regulations”), which will be effective as of today.

Professional Related: Carlos Orcí , Francisco Fuentes Ostos , Pilar Mata

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   April 21st, 2020

The Ministry of Energy extends suspension of the terms and deadline

As a consequence of the measures ordered by Mexico’s General Health Council and Ministry of Health to prevent and combat the spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19, on April 17, 2020.

Professional Related: Horacio M. de Uriarte , Pilar Mata

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   April 14th, 2020

The National Energy Control Center extends suspension of the terms and deadlines

As a consequence of the measures ordered by Mexico’s General Health Council and Ministry of Health to prevent and combat the spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19, on April 9, 2020, the National Energy Control Center (“CENACE”) published in the Federal Official Gazette a resolution (“Resolution”) amending the “Resolution” that orders the suspension of the deadlines and terms of the acts and proceedings carried out before CENACE, from March 26, 2020 until Sunday, April 19, 2020” (the “Original Resolution”) .

Professional Related: Horacio M. de Uriarte , Pilar Mata

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   April 8th, 2020

Energy Regulatory Commission extends suspension of the terms and deadlines

As a consequence of the measures ordered by Mexico’s General Health Council and Ministry of Health to prevent and combat the spread of the Coronavirus Covid-19, on April 8, 2020.

Professional Related: Horacio M. de Uriarte , Patricio Trad , Pilar Mata

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   April 6th, 2020

The Federal Institute of Telecommunications extends the suspend time periods

I. MEASURES ADOPTED A In light of the current COVID-19 international crisis, to reduce the risk of spreading the virus Federal Telecommunications Institute (“IFT”) has decided to extend the time period and labor suspension previously established from April 2 to 30, 2020. 

Professional Related: Carlos Orcí , Francisco Fuentes Ostos , Pilar Mata

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   April 3rd, 2020

Suspension of Deadlines and Terms of the National Center of Energy Control

On April 1, 2020, the "Resolution declaring the suspension of deadlines and terms in the acts and proceedings before administrative units of the National Center of Energy Control, from Thursday, March 26 to Sunday, April 19, 2020".

Professional Related: Horacio M. de Uriarte , Patricio Trad , Pilar Mata

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   March 27th, 2020

Suspension of the terms and deadlines of the Energy Regulatory Commission

On March 24, 2020, the Energy Regulatory Commission (“CRE”) published the resolution number A/010/2020 (the “CRE Resolution”) in the Federal Official Gazette. By means of the CRE Resolution, CRE ordered the suspension of the terms and deadlines of the acts and procedures carried out before CRE, as of the date of the publication of the CRE Resolution and until April 17, 2020, as a measure to prevent and combat the spread of the Coronavirus Covid-19.

Professional Related: Horacio M. de Uriarte , Patricio Trad , Pilar Mata

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   March 24th, 2020

COFECE and IFT suspend time periods in certain proceedings

In light of the current COVID-19 international crisis, and for the purpose of reducing the risk of spreading the virus, both COFECE and IFT have decided that, from March 23 to April 17, 2020, the running all time periods in proceedings being processed by these authorities will be suspended. However, for the purpose of containing the economic impact of these measures on the country’s economy and the sectors they regulate, both bodies have excluded the following proceedings from the suspension and these may be processed electronically.

Professional Related: Francisco Fuentes Ostos , Pilar Mata

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   March 12th, 2020

Publication DR Immunity Program

COFECE issued the Regulatory Provisions of the Immunity and Sanctions Reduction Program and the repeal of certain articles of the Federal Economic Competition Law. This program is available to economic agents who recognize their participation in the performance of absolute monopolistic practices.

Professional Related: Francisco Fuentes Ostos , Pilar Mata

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   October 26th, 2019

Modification to the guidelines for granting clean energy certificates

On October 28, 2019, the Ministry of Energy ("SENER") published in the Federal Official Gazette a resolution modifying the guidelines that establish the requirements for the granting of Clean Energy Certificates.

Professional Related: Horacio M. de Uriarte , Pilar Mata

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   September 26th, 2019

COFECE ISSUES REGULATIONS for the qualification of information derived from legal counsel provided to economic agents

On September 30th, 2019, the Regulatory Regulations for the qualification of information derived from legal counsel provided to economic agents (the “Regulations”) issued by the Federal Economic Competition Commission (“COFECE”) came into full force and effect.

Professional Related: Carlos Orcí , Elian Ávila , Francisco Fuentes Ostos , Pilar Mata

Education

  • Master of Laws, LL.M Universidad Austral, Buenos Aires, 2007
  • Law Degree, Escuela Libre de Derecho, 2003

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Experience

  • Foreign Associate, Bruchou, Fernández Madero y Lombardi, Buenos Aires, 2006