Greenberg Traurig hired Juan Manuel Gonzalez Bernal as a shareholder in its newly established office in Mexico City.
Gonzalez brings with him a team of six lawyers to practice in the global energy and infrastructure practice. The group includes of counsel Pedro J. Resendez and associates Carlos R. Garduno and Miguel Yturbe.
Gonzalez was previously from Galicia Abogados in Mexico City. Licensed to practice law in both Mexico and the state of New York, he brings over a decade of experience leading various capital market deals, equity landmark transactions, public offerings and tender offers for major infrastructure projects in Mexico. He is also part of the debt capital markets and advises on corporate issuances, euro pesos issuances, structured financings and cross-border banking and securities transactions.
"Juan's addition is very valuable to Greenberg Traurig, especially as we continue to grow our Mexico City office from our current 21 attorneys to 30 by mid-year," said Luis Rubio Barnetche, managing shareholder of the Mexico City office. "He brings a unique integrated approach to solve infrastructure matters as well as a global perspective to our clients. We are delighted to welcome him and his team."
"We are delighted to add someone of Juan's expertise to our Mexico City office," said Patricia Menendez-Cambo, chair of the global practice and co-chair of the Global Energy & Infrastructure Practice. "His experience in leading large complex infrastructure projects, coupled with his experience in the capital markets in both the U.S. and Mexico, will be a great addition to our existing Latin American capital markets and global energy and infrastructure teams."
From 2002 to 2010, Gonzalez was a partner at White & Case. He also worked at Valuacion y Venta de Activos where he managed large asset and loan portfolio dispositions. He was part of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiation team between 1992 and 1994.
Meanwhile, Resendez brings over a decade of experience counseling governmental entities and private companies on infrastructure projects in the oil, gas, energy and electric industries. He is a frequent author and lecturer on infrastructure, investment and energy issues.
Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Resendez was an attorney with Gonzalez Calvillo in Mexico City. Meanwhile, Yturbe and Garduno have focused experience in project finance, securities and banking. Mexico City,
Greenberg Traurig's 33rd office, focuses on offering legal services to international clients seeking to enter the Mexican and Latin American markets, as well as those with established businesses in the region.