Juan Federico Ruenes Rosales | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Juan Federico Ruenes Rosales

Counsel, Mexico City

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Juan Ruenes focuses on infrastructure development, project finance, asset finance and general corporate matters, and has worked on some of the most complex projects in the market.

Juan was formerly the general counsel of the Mexican subsidiary of an international petrochemical company, where he was actively involved in the structuring, development, construction, financing and operation of a large-scale polyethylene project. Juan lead legal discussions and negotiations of all project contracts, including EPC contracts, O&M agreements, feedstock supply, offtake agreements, railcar leases, and complex limited-recourse financing documentation and VAT facility documentation; assisted finance team in loan disbursement process; assisted in structuring of potential projects; lead interface with various governmental and regulatory bodies.

Prior to that Juan worked at a prestigious boutique law firm where he advised foreign and domestic clients in connection with banking and finance, project finance, ship finance, restructuring, M&A and general corporate matters; negotiated and drafted cross-border loan documentation, letters of intent, memorandums of agreement, stock and asset purchase and sale agreements, and other ancillary documentation; wrote memoranda and legal opinions; supervised and conducted due diligence, advised on general corporate legal issues.

Bars and Courts

  • Authorized to practice law in Mexico


  • Columbia University School of Law
  • Attorney at Law, Escuela Libre de Derecho


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  • English
  • Portuguese