NEW YORK, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/— The international law firm Chadbourne & Parke LLP today announced that Miriam Grunstein has joined the Firm’s Mexico City office as an international counsel in the project finance and energy group.

Ms. Grunstein focuses her practice on energy, oil and gas, and global infrastructure projects. In her many years working in the industry, she has advised both the government and regional and international companies in relation to a diverse range of energy projects, including the development of Mexico‘s first underground LNG/natural gas storage project.

“We are delighted to welcome Miriam to the Firm,” said Chadbourne Managing Partner Andrew A. Giaccia. “Miriam’s impressive experience and expansive knowledge of the Mexican and Latin American energy sectors make her a tremendous asset for our clients.”

Ms. Grunstein has worked at Thompson & Knight Abogados, S.C. in Mexico City as Energy Law Counsel. She also spent several years as legal and policy advisor to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Mexico, as well as serving as legal consultant to leading Mexican energy companies Terranova Energia and Enersa S.C.

“This is an exciting time for Chadbourne’s Mexico City office as we continue to build Chadbourne’s market-leading energy and project finance practice,” remarked Boris Otto, Managing Partner of the firm’s Mexico City office. “The diversity of Miriam’s energy experience and her intimate knowledge of energy law, policy and regulation will be a valuable addition to our existing team.”

“Miriam will be a key member of our cross-disciplinary, multi-jurisdictional Latin America team,” said Allen Miller, co-head of Chadbourne’s Latin America Practice. “She provides depth and expertise in the energy sector, which is a vital part of regional economies.”

Chadbourne’s offices in Mexico City and Sao Paulo and broader Latin America Practice regularly advise on a diverse range of energy projects, including wind power, solar power, gas pipeline, and traditional power projects.

Ms. Grunstein earned a B.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of New Mexico in 1986, a Ph.D. in Spanish and Portuguese Language and Literatures, summa cum laude, from New York University in 1993, and a law degree (J.D. equivalent), summa cum laude, from Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico in 2003.

About Chadbourne & Parke LLP

Chadbourne & Parke LLP, an international law firm headquartered in New York City, provides a full range of legal services, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, project finance, private funds, corporate finance, venture capital and emerging companies, energy/renewable energy, communications and technology, commercial and products liability litigation, arbitration/IDR, securities litigation and regulatory enforcement, special investigations and litigation, intellectual property, antitrust, domestic and international tax, insurance and reinsurance, environmental, real estate, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, executive compensation and employee benefits, employment law, trusts and estates and government contract matters. Major geographical areas of concentration include Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey, the Middle East and Latin America. The Firm has offices in New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, London, Moscow, Warsaw, Kyiv, Istanbul, Dubai and Beijing. For additional information, visit


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