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Juan Carlos (Juan) Guerra-Gascon

Baker & McKenzie Abogados, S.C.


Juan Carlos Guerra joined the Firm in 2007, and his practice and expertise is mainly focused in real estate, mining, agrarian, infrastructure and project finance transactions, including structuring and financing of real estate developments of industrial, commercial tourist and residential nature. Likewise, he offers advice and consulting on public tenders, trusts, construction, mining, foreign investment, financial and credit operations. Juan Carlos also continuously works and supports various Mexican and foreign technology companies (soft-tech, prop-tech, fin-tech and others) in their day-to-day operations in Mexico, including structuring and implementing funding and capitalization through public and private investors.

Juan Carlos is an expert translator from English to Spanish and vice versa, authorized by the Supreme Court for the State of Jalisco.

Practice Focus

Juan Carlos' practice focuses on the real estate, infrastructure and project financing, legal audits, due diligence and title reports; Preparation of contracts and legal documents for structuring of sales, trusts, leases, donations, work contracts, incorporation of condominium regimes, matters related to agrarian regimes, and the structuring and financing of said projects. Juan Carlos advises clients in banking and financial negotiations, as well as in the preparation of contracts to structure credit operations, such as loan agreements, pledges and other guarantee contracts. Legal structuring of financial technology companies and other new technologies. Regarding construction issues, Juan Carlos has coordinated various private bidding processes for construction contracts, for the design, construction and supervision of various manufacturing plants in various industries, such as pharmaceuticals, electronic systems, mining equipment and automotive, etc.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Air Transat in a multi-phase transaction involving the financing settlement and sale of an ongoing real estate development in Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, to The Excellence Group.
  • Advised Rasa Land Investors on the acquisition of 1,200 hectares pertaining to private owners and agrarian regime members, for the development of a tourism-residential complex in Jalisco, México.
  • Advised Sandvik Group, a multinational mining equipment company on the implementation of the legal structure and documentation for the sale and financing of mining machinery and equipment.
  • Represented foreign governments in the acquisition, construction phase and regulatory compliance for the setting up of diplomatic missions in diverse cities in Mexico.
  • Assisted a global technology and specialty materials company in the coordination, logistics, negotiation and implementation of the legal structure for the construction of a natural gas pipeline.
  • Assistance to diverse global companies with the leasing, construction and operation of industrial facilities and office spaces throughout Mexico, including companies such as, Koch Industries, Archer Daniels Midland, Hitachi, Stanley Black and Decker, Emerson, etc.
  • Advice to Molex de México and Haitian International, in the negotiation, audit and financing process, for the acquisition of diverse properties in the State of Jalisco for the establishment of manufacturing facilities, including coordination and negotiation of economic incentives by the Government of the State of Jalisco.

Corporate Responsibility

  • Volunteer for a Virtual Reading Circle within the Program “Shortening Distances” at the Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired (IPACIDEVI) (2022)
  • Provided legal assistance in diverse legal areas to StartupGdl, AC, a local nonprofit organization committed to making Guadalajara a global leader in high-tech innovation
  • Law school professor, ITESM (Tec de Monterrey), Campus Guadalajara (2015 to 2018)
  • Mentor,  Legal Framework Training for Startups of Angel Ventures Occidente (2017 to 2019)


  • Mexico (2011)


  • Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de Mexico (Real Estate Finance Course: Capital Structures) (2023)
  • Mexican Banking and Securities Commission (Real Estate Law) (2021)
  • School of Digital Law School of the Mexican Academy of Informatics Law (Specialization Course in Law, Business and Technology) (2020)
  • Vanderbilt University (LLM) (2014)
  • Universidad Panamericana (Graduate Program in Legal Contracting and Obligations) (2012)
  • Universidad Panamericana (JD) (2010)
  • Superior Court of Justice (Translator: English to Spanish and vice versa)


  • English
  • Spanish

Previous Offices

  • Mexico City


  • Author, “The Importance of Condominium Ownership,” Inmobiliare Magazine Mexico, Year 11 – Number 66.
  • Author, "¿Más infraestructura sin cargas excesivas al erario?", December 2015.
  • Author, "Desarrollo de Infraestructura a través de Asociaciones Público Privadas," Players of Life Magazine, April 2016.


  • Main speaker, "Las Asociaciones Público-Privadas" (Public-Private Associations), 1st Business Forum of the Construction Industry Chamber, November 2015.