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Derek J Anchondo



5151 San Felipe
Suite 400
Houston Texas 77056
United States of America

Office Telephone: +1 (713) 917 0888
Office Fax: +1 (713) 953 9470

Direct Dial (Houston): +1 (713) 706 4906

Mobile: +1 (713) 252 9226 Download VCard

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Derek focuses his practice on domestic and international Oil & Gas and Energy transactions.

Derek has extensive experience in offshore and onshore upstream exploration and production activities, including 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.

Derek advises clients in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, financing transactions, joint ventures, maritime/offshore and shipping matters in the energy industry, on United States regulatory filings, anti-bribery compliance, environmental regulatory compliance, and corporate compliance. 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. He has experience in shipbuilding contracts, vessel repair and modification agreements, and supply and towing contracts for maritime vessels.

Derek has the unique perspective of having practiced law at major international law firms and also in-house in the international oil & gas and energy sectors. While in-house he spent time living in Brazil. 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.

Derek is licensed in Texas and New York and is fluent in English and Spanish.


The Houston office, which opened on 3 January 2017, established the firm's first office in the USA when HFW merged with leading Texas-based energy and marine firm Legge, Farrow, Kimmitt, McGrath & Brown LLP, a firm with whom we have been successfully collaborating for several years.

This is a significant strategic development for the firm, underlining the fact that Houston is an important geographical market for HFW and its clients, being a key touchpoint for several of the firm’s chosen sectors, including energy, marine and insurance in particular.

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