Damian Gonzalez

Practices

Education and Clerkships

Law Degree, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), 2006

Bar Admissions

Mexico

Languages

Spanish

Profile

Damian Gonzalez is a transactional lawyer with more than eight years of experience advising domestic and international clients doing business in Mexico. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, secured transactions, corporate and commercial law, advising clients on a variety of transactional and regulatory matters, principally in the mining and natural resources sectors.

Within his M&A practice, Damian has participated advising clients with different business perspectives, including: acquiring companies, target and selling companies, boards and committees, majority and minority interest holders and dissident shareholders.

Damian has also experience advising international clients in large procurement procedures with the federal government and state-owned companies, helping clients manage risk and ensure regulatory compliance at all levels of oversight and regulatory scrutiny (federal, state and municipal). Areas of his counsel in government contracts include:

  • Development and review of solicitation documents
  • Federal, state and municipal law and regulations, including competitive procurement procedures
  • Concession agreements and adjudication procedures

He regularly advises international mining companies in the negotiation of credit facilities to finance their operations in Mexico, as well as in the acquisition of mining concessions and implementation of net smelter returns royalties.

Damian works closely with international companies to implement corporate compliance programs within Mexican subsidiaries and developing reorganizations in their managerial, operational, and shareholding structures.

Damian is a member of the Mexican Bar Association.

Recognition

Latin Lawyer

Haynes and Boone Recognized by Latin Lawyer for Corporate Finance Deal of the Year

Haynes and Boone SC was one of five law firms recently honored by Latin Lawyer for their roles in the Corporate Finance Deal of the Year, Blackstone's $3.3 billion purchase of the Mexican real estate portfolio of GE Real Estate.

Mexico

Haynes and Boone SC Ranked in Top Six for Mexico M&A

Haynes and Boone SC Ranked in Top Six for Mexico M&A in 2015

Latin Lawyer researchers have ranked Haynes and Boone SC in the top six in deal count and top four in deal value for Mexico M&A transactions handled during 2015. Deals handled by the firm last year totaled $5.638 billion, according to the figures listed in the magazine's just-released league tables.

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