Cecilia Ibarra-van Oostenrijk focuses her practice on international transactions, disputes and investigations, with an emphasis on energy industry matters.
Cecilia has acquired extensive international disputes and investigations experience while previously working with an international law firm on matters including cross-border disputes, commercial and investor-treaty arbitrations, and internal and government investigations that involved operations in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, Russia, the Middle East, and Asia. Due to her longstanding international practice in the Latin America region, Cecilia has an extensive network of relationships in the legal and business industries throughout the region.
Prior to joining Blank Rome, she served as senior counsel for a firm in the Houston region. She also served as a regional compliance officer for North America operations and senior legal and compliance counsel for Mexico operations with TechnipFMC, a leading energy services company. In her roles with TechnipFMC, Cecilia led internal investigations, managed an international litigation docket and outside counsel in Latin America, negotiated settlement agreements, drafted and negotiated international oil and gas industry contracts with both private parties as well as state-owned entities, developed and presented anti-corruption training to employees in both English and Spanish, and routinely offered guidance on anti-bribery and corruption, trade controls, anti-fraud, money laundering, human rights, antitrust, and other high-risk compliance areas.
Cecilia is a native Spanish speaker and is conversant in French.
* Mexican Counsel not admitted to practice law in the State of Texas.