Key Experience

  • Advises clients on domestic and international oil, gas, mining and renewable energy transactions.
  • Focuses on M&A, project development, joint ventures and corporate matters.


Eduardo Canales counsels public and private companies and private equity funds in complex, multijurisdictional transactions including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)
  • Divestitures
  • Joint ventures
  • Project development

Representative Work

  • Represented Apache Corporation in its joint venture with Total S.A. to explore and develop Block 58 offshore Suriname, which included consideration of $175 million in cash and over $5 billion carry on appraisal and development costs.
  • Represented DEA Deutsche Erodel AG in its acquisition of Sierra Oil and Gas for more than $500 million, including the Zama discovery and six exploration and appraisal blocks, offshore Mexico.
  • Advised an industrial conglomerate in the acquisition of interests in a mining company that owned a mining concessions in Angola and assisted in the negotiation of the joint venture thereafter.
  • Represented one of the world’s leading specialists in low carbon energy infrastructure, in its construction debt and tax equity financing of a 300 MW wind project in Texas.
  • Advised Diamondback Energy Inc. in connection with its $9.2 billion all-stock merger with Energen Corporation.


Public Service and Affiliations