Damian Gonzalez

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

Course Work, Tax Program, Universidad Panamericana, 2012

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Mexico

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Spanish

French

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Damian Gonzalez is a transactional lawyer. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, secured transactions, corporate, and commercial law, advising mostly clients in the energy and natural resources sectors on a variety of transactional and regulatory matters.

Damian advises clients in complex cross-border deals, with different business perspectives, including mergers and acquisitions,joint ventures, debt restructurings, antitrust, and competition issues.

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

Damian has experience in the legal commercial aspects of operations along the energy chain, particularly in the midstream (processing - transmission) and downstream (distribution - consumption) sectors in Mexico.

During 2018, Damian has been active working with a multinational oil and gas company providing legal day-to-day support in the following areas/sectors: Retail, Aviation, Lubricants, DS Real Estate, DS Portfolio, Chemicals, Ethics & Compliance, Antitrust, Trading & Supply, DS Contract and Procurement and Corporate.

Recently, Damian has participated in significant projects such as: (i) the representation of a group of banks in the finance of the acquisition, development, construction and operation of two independent and separate solar parks and its corresponding transmission line and substations; (ii) a legal audit project over the lands and real estate rights owned by the operator of the biggest gold and silver mine in Mexico to provide it with a legal risk assessment of its assets; (iii) the representation of real estate investment firms operating in Mexico during several acquisition and divestment projects in Mexico from a corporate and antitrust perspective; and (iv) the representation of a US technology firm in the acquisition of two separate IP-related ventures in Mexico (Asset Purchase and Stock Purchase).

Outside of the office, serves as legal advisor of the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Modern Art of Oaxaca. Damian is also a member of the CAEITAM alumni association and the Mexican Bar Association.

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