Diogo Pais is a Director in the Mexico City office, where he works in the Oil and Gas Corporate Finance Group. Diogo has more than 10 years of experience in the Oil and Gas industry and has specialized in advising international companies on upstream transactions and in the due diligence process across the energy sector: oil and gas, LPG and renewables.
He currently leads Duff & Phelps’ Joint Venture team that has been advising Pemex on its day to day joint venture management efforts and has achieved significant cost savings for the Mexican national oil company in negotiations with its joint venture partners.
Along his career, he has lead financial and operational due diligence engagements and joint venture audits across the hydrocarbon value chain (upstream, refining, marketing and midstream) in Portugal, Spain, Africa, South and Central America and the Caribbean.
Diogo has broad experience in advising and reviewing joint ventures, especially regarding cost allocation systems, budget control mechanism, cash calls, cost legalization and improvement of internal control and risk management systems.
Throughout his career, Diogo has generated significant value for his clients, preparing monetary claims in the context of joint venture audits and improving procedures of joint venture operators.
Prior to joining Duff & Phelps in 2014, Diogo served as a consultant at European boutique consulting firm Accuracy in Madrid. Before that, he worked as an internal auditor at Portuguese oil company GALP and was an economist at Apifarma.
Diogo holds a Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree in Economy from Novoa University of Lisboa and he is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish.