Miguel is a Managing Director at Duff & Phelps and is the Americas Head of Oil and Gas Corporate Finance Advisory.
Miguel has over 20 years of experience in the hydrocarbon sector and advises governments, major oil companies (NOCs and IOCs), as well as midstream and distribution companies on strategic and financial topics.
Miguel has been named as an independent advisor by a variety of governments and some of the largest oil companies around the world. His clients are mainly based in Europe, the Americas, Africa, and the Middle East.
His main areas of expertise include Joint Venture Audits and Due Diligence advisory, M&A, advisory and financial advisory on a broad array of strategic topics such as: market entry strategies, restructuring and turnaround situations, and capital raising.
He was appointed as a counselor in the strategy and design of an action plan developed by an Oil and Gas company against an African government due to the expropriation of certain assets, licenses, exploration and exploitation rights of unconventional resources and other businesses owned by a local subsidiary of the group.
He assessed the damages suffered by an LNG terminal due to the lack of supplied volumes by its supplier, as well as the breach by the supplier of the supply contract signed between the parties.
He was appointed advisor and negotiator by a major Oil and Gas company, together with the government of Venezuela, for the development of plants along the Orinoco belt and the expropriation process carried out on certain production assets, as well as the preparation of the business plan for the development of the area.
Miguel began his career at Morgan Stanley in their M&A group in London. He later joined the Spanish Transaction Services team of PwC. In 2004 he was hired by E&Y’s Transaction Advisory Services department, a group that he left in 2006 to found Accuracy Spain, a consulting boutique specialized in Corporate Finance where was as a Partner in charge of the Oil and Gas practice.
Miguel holds a degree in Business Administration and Management from CUNEF.
Languages: Spanish, English and Portuguese.