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CMS Grau strengthens energy, climate change practice with new partner
Peruvian law firm CMS Grau has incorporated Eduardo Guevara Dodds as a partner of the energy and climate change practice area.
“Eduardo has an outstanding professional background and experience, mainly in the energy industry, having held important positions in the public and private sector,” the firm said.
Eduardo has worked in different capacities in the development of operations and investment projects in Peru related to the energy sector (hydrocarbon, exploration and exploitation projects, natural gas power generation projects, methane and ethane petrochemical projects), as well as advising companies in the energy sector.
Over more than two decades of professional career, Eduardo has held positions in both the public and private sectors, and was appointed as the first vice minister of hydrocarbons - a position created in May 2018 - of the Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines, where he was responsible for the sustainable development policy in that area, covering not only issues related to company investments, but also the social issues affecting the extractive industries.
He later served as chairman of the board of Petroperú, where he contributed to the modernization of the company's management, as well as to the strengthening of its integrity and diversity policies.
CMS Grau's new partner graduated in law from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and has an LLM from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He has also been a professor at the law schools of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and the Universidad de Piura, where he taught mining and energy law and hydrocarbons law, respectively.
"The appointment of Eduardo to CMS Grau's energy and climate change team allows us to strengthen the practice and the legal advice we offer based on his in-depth knowledge of the industry and the new challenges it is facing. We are very pleased with Eduardo's decision to continue his career in our firm and we are sure that the addition of his professional background, experience and personal skills will benefit our clients," said Carlos Hamann, partner at CMS Grau.
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