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Juan Pablo Avila Ortiz is an associate in the Firm's Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance group, based in Mexico City. He focuses on general hydrocarbon and electricity matters, project finance, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, corporate structuring and corporate day-by-day operations of companies in the energy industry.
Before joining White & Case, Juan Pablo worked in the Corporate and Energy area of a prestigious law firm in Mexico City assisting in several project finances and acquisitions, and corporate structuring of international companies.
Juan Pablo's practice includes assisting in the development, permitting, financing and operation of energy and infrastructure projects, these projects include power, renewable power and oil and gas activities.
Successfully assisted in the representation of multiple international oil companies to prequalify for the first bidding process called by the National Hydrocarbons Commission, to award 14 exploration blocks in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Represented a multinational French company in the acquisition of several SPV's for the development renewable energy projects in Mexico.
Assisted in the representation of different companies in Mexico's historic "Round 1" as part of the different bidding processes called by the National Hydrocarbons Commission to award onshore and offshore exploration and extraction blocks in Mexico.
Assisted in the representation of a multinational oil company in the execution of a License Contract and a joint operation agreement with PEMEX Exploration & Production (PEMEX Exploración y Producción) for the Exploration and Extraction of Hydrocarbons, and assisted in the corporate operations resulting from the execution of such contracts.
Successfully assisted on the US$150 million finance and incorporation of a joint venture for a luxury hotel real estate development in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur.
Represented multiple clients in several bidding processes called by the Federal Electricity Commission (Comisión Federal de Electricidad) for purposes of the award, the design, construction and operation of natural gas transportation pipelines in different regions of Mexico.
Assisted a Multinational Bank in the incorporation of a Mexican trust to manage the payments resulting from two loan agreements granted to a multinational energy project development.