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.