As business-oriented and pragmatic lawyer, Juan Pablo advises clients using the most efficient approach possible, keeping an eye on the business objective and cutting through transactional costs during complex deals and negotiations.
As a multi-jurisdictional transactional attorney, Juan Pablo advises clients on domestic and cross-border venture capital and private equity investments, corporate reorganizations, M&A transactions, and general corporate governance matters.
Prior to joining Next Legal, Juan Pablo was a member of the corporate-transactional practice at the Mexico City office of Hogan Lovells (formerly Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa, S.C.), where he focused on M&A, banking, and corporate finance transactions. Juan Pablo also advised foreign energy companies in public bidding opportunities for large-scale oil & gas and renewable energy projects in Mexico. Additionally, Juan Pablo counseled Latin American start-ups in their expansion ventures and helped them navigate the Mexican legal framework to adapt disruptive business models to local statutory requirements.
Juan Pablo was also a Foreign Associate at the corporate-transactional practice of the Washington, D.C. office of Hogan Lovells US LLP (2019-2020), where he focused on cross-border M&A and capital markets transactions.
Originally from Mexico, Juan Pablo holds both civil and common law legal degrees, with a J.D. from Universidad Iberoamericana, an M&A Specialization Diploma from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and an LL.M. from Columbia Law School, where he received a full-tuition scholarship from Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT) awarded on merits of professional development. Juan Pablo is licensed to practice in both New York and Mexico and is fluent in English and Spanish.
* Some of the above representations were handled by Mr. Vargas prior to joining NEXT LEGAL PLLC.
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