Juan Carlos Gonzalez Novo

Baker & McKenzie LLP
Not admitted to practice law in this jurisdiction


Juan Carlos Gonzalez Novo is a partner in the Banking Finance & Major Projects Practice, based in Chicago.

Practice Focus

Juan's practice focuses on banking and finance matters, including global custody, cross-border financing, trade financing, project finance and major projects, particularly those related to infrastructure development.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Ormazabal on its acquisition of CURRENT Group LLC, a technology company that is establishing the international benchmark in Smart Grid solutions.
  • Representing Repsol YPF SA in significant securities, commercial and regulatory matters in the United States.
  • Advised Obrascon Huarte Lain in connection with the P3 concession work for the I-77 High Occupancy Toll Lanes Project in North Carolina.
  • Represented a major US financial entity in a multijurisdictional factoring facility for the purchase of dealer receivables in a dozen jurisdictions in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Represented a major US bank in the negotiation and successful closing of several loan agreements supported by Ex-Im Bank insurance policy.
  • Assisted a leading business and IT consulting firm in the compliance review of its credit facilities, coordinating work in over 40 jurisdictions worldwide.
  • Represented Obrascon Huarte Lain in connection with the acquisition of 50.1 percent of the equity capital of Judlau Contracting for USD72.5 million.

Professional Honors

  • CALI Award in Graduate Seminar in Intellectual Property (2005)
  • CALI Award in International Patent Law (2005) 
  • CALI Award in International Intellectual Property Law (2004)


  • New York~United States (2012)
  • Madrid~Spain (2006)


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT) (LL.M.) (2005)
  • University of Santiago de Compostela (Law) (2003)


  • English
  • Galician
  • Spanish

Previous Offices

  • Madrid