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Mayer Brown Energy partner Jose Valera (Houston) has been named to Latinvex’s annual list of Latin America’s “Top 100 Lawyers,” which recognizes the “leading attorneys from international law firms that are involved in the growing legal business in Latin America.” Latinvex is an online journal providing daily news and weekly analysis of Latin America’s business, legal and technology sectors.

The Latinvex editorial staff based their selections on several factors, including lawyers’ track records on recent major deals and business, prominence of law firms in Latin America, and rankings by third party sources such as Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and Thomson Reuters.

Mr. Valera is a co-leader of Mayer Brown’s Oil & Gas group. He focuses his practice on domestic and international energy transactions and project development, with more than 25 years of legal experience representing oil, gas and electric energy companies throughout the United States, Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.