Derek J Anchondo is a Shareholder in the Houston office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, where he focuses his practice on domestic and international oil and gas and energy transactions.
Derek routinely advises public and private companies in the areas of energy and natural resources law, maritime law, corporate transactions, United States regulatory filings, anti-bribery compliance, environmental regulatory compliance, and corporate compliance.
Derek's oil and gas practice experience covers domestic and international transactions, including upstream exploration and production activities for conventional and unconventional resources, offshore and onshore drilling, the purchase or supply of crude oil or natural gas, joint operating agreements, production sharing agreements, host-country work contracts, the procurement of equipment or services, and engineering, procurement, and construction.
His energy law experience covers complex domestic and international transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, financing transactions, and joint ventures. He has advised clients in the construction of LNG and CNG facilities, in the construction of pipeline facilities, in the shipping of natural gas, and in the preparation, drafting, and negotiation of related agreements.
Derek has experience in international law related to maritime and offshore matters, and in shipping, transportation, and logistics matters in the energy industry. He has advised clients with regard to and has prepared, drafted, and negotiated shipbuilding contracts, vessel repair and modification agreements, and supply and towing contracts for maritime vessels.
He has also supervised and participated in high-level tax litigation in foreign jurisdictions.
In 19 years of legal practice, Derek has been involved in transactions in five continents and in more than 25 countries.
Derek brings a unique perspective to his law practice, having worked at large international law firms and also having worked in senior in-house roles at two large international oilfield services providers. While in-house, he worked directly for the Chief Operating Officer and worked overseas in the management of operations. Derek's combined experience in the practice of law and business operations affords him the insight to understand the legal and business challenges that his clients face. This unique experience enhances his ability to provide his clients with sound business and legal and ethical counsel to address their challenges.
Derek has been recognized by his peers for his contributions to the practice of energy and natural resources law. Derek is active in many legal organizations, professional organizations, and civic organizations. He is a frequent author and presenter at conferences around the globe.