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Juan Carlos joined White & Case in 2013. He focuses on corporate law, energy, infrastructure and project financing.
As part of his practice, Juan Carlos has provided legal counseling to both developers and lenders in the design, implementation, collateralization and development of a number of energy and infrastructure projects, as well as cross-border transactions: these projects include power—private developers and IPPs— and oil and gas activities. Additionally, Juan Carlos has focus his practice in the development of renewable energy projects.
Within his practice in the energy, Juan Carlos has experience in negotiating and concluding contracts for electricity coverage, natural gas and other fuel supply agreements, , including Base Contracts for Sale and Purchase of Natural Gas under the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB), asset management agreements (AMAs), natural gas transportation services agreements as well as in obtaining the permits to the Energy Regulatory Commission and other authorities.
Juan Carlos has also advised some governmental entities in the planning and development of provisions related to the energy sector. Juan Carlos has extensive experience and has actively participated in bidding procedures before various entities, agencies and government authorities.
Before joining White & Case, SC, Juan Carlos worked in a prestigious law firm in Mexico specializing in Energy Law.
Represented and advised private developers in their self-generation and self-sufficiency energy projects, including obtaining from the Energy Regulatory Commission (Comisión Reguladora de Energía o CRE ) the appropriate permissions; and the negotiation and execution of agreements with third parties.
Represented BlackRock Inc., the largest investment manager in the world, and First Reserve Energy Infrastructure GP II Limited, the largest global private equity and infrastructure investment firm exclusively focused on energy, in (i) their acquisition of 45 percent of TAG Pipelines Sur, a company incorporated as a joint venture between PEMEX and GDF Suez, which is currently developing the Ramones Phase II South Natural Gas Transportation System, which will comprise a new natural gas pipeline of circa 291.5 km in length and 42 inches in diameter; and (ii) their acquisition of 45 percent of TAG Norte Holding, a company incorporated as a joint venture between PEMEX and Sempra's Mexico unit (IEnova), which is currently developing the Ramones Phase II North Natural Gas Transportation System, which will comprise a new natural gas pipeline of circa 441 km in length and 42 inches in diameter.
Represented the State of Puebla in the elaboration of the bidding guidelines and the build-operate-transfer agreement asa Public-Private Partnership for the construction, management and operation of an international baroque museum to be located in the State of Puebla.
Global Renewable Energy Guide, Mexico Chapter, 2015
Protection of Creditors in the Groups of Companies: A Comparative Study, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands, Thesis
Renewable Energies in the Mexican Legal System. Analysis and Future Perspective, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico, Thesis