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Hernan Gonzalez

Managing Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright

Hernán González joined Norton Rose Fulbright in 2016 and concentrates his practice on energy, project finance, public procurement, regulatory and antitrust matters, as well as the implementation and development of infrastructure projects, including public/private partnerships, in areas such as electricity, gas, petrochemicals, water, public infrastructure, and general corporate advisory.

Before joining Norton Rose Fulbright, for more than sixteen years, Mr. González has worked in two of the leading firms in Mexico city specializing in energy and infrastructure projects as well as project finance, where he participated in several transactions, both public and private, including projects launched by state-owned Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) and Pemex relating to power and oil and gas matters.  In particular, Mr. Gonzalez participated in several power generation projects under different modalities, including independent power production, self-use and cogeneration.  With respect to Pemex, Mr. González participated in many projects launched by Pemex exploration under the Public Financed Works program E&P, drilling and multiple service contracts.

Mr. González has represented a variety of public and private entities in the development, implementation, and financing of various infrastructure projects, including representation of developers, contractors, lenders, and public entities. Mr. Gonzalez's advisory has covered everything from legal structures and conceptualization, awarding, financing, day-to-day operations and regulatory and contractual advisory for various infrastructure projects, conducted primarily by the CFE and Pemex, in addition to a variety of other entities, bodies, and ministries of the federal government, including the Federal Water Commission  (Conagua), the Federal Telecommunications Commission (Cofetel), the Ministry of Treasury and Public Credit, the Ministry of Communications and Transportation, the Ministry of Health, and others. In these projects, Mr. González has represented developers, lenders and state and federal governments.

Mr. González has been active in advising clients with respect to the set of bills comprising the so called "energy reform" recently approved in Mexico in 2013-2014 starting with the constitutional reform followed by the secondary and other implementing legislation and other regulations that continues to be published. Mr. González has worked with clients in the implementation of innovative projects and structures derived from such energy reform. 

Mr. González has also participated in antitrust matters in both, merger control transactions and monopolistic practices investigations.
 

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