Juan Carlos Gonzalez Novo

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)
  • Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (2003)


  • English
  • Galician
  • Spanish

Previous Offices

  • Madrid

Professional presentations to Spanish companies on legal aspects to take into account when entering the US market, in collaboration with the Valencia Institute of Exports (IVEX) (March 2012; April 2012)

Author, "The Fiscal Cliff and Renewable Energies in the U.S.," Cinco Días, February 2013 (original in Spanish)

Author, “Planting the Seeds for the High Speed Rail in the U.S.,” Cinco Días, August 2010 (original in Spanish)

Co-author, “The Spanish Electronic ID Card: A Challenge to the Future,” World Data Protection Report, Volume 6, Number 5, May 2006