Chicago, Illinois 60601
José Antonio Morán is the chair of the Firm's North America Banking, Finance & Major Projects Practice Group. He has represented clients in numerous high-value deals, including one recognized by Thomson Project Finance International as “the largest merger and acquisition deal in Latin America.” The Legal 500 United States recognized him in the 2014 edition in the areas of project finance and real estate and construction. Mr. Moran has been trained as a lawyer under a civil law system and a common law system.
Mr. Morán is a lecturer at Loyola University School of Law's comparative law seminar on legal systems in the Americas, and a visiting professor at Northwestern Law School as a lecturer in the project finance class. He was the vice chair of the Banking and Financial Services committee of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolutions.
Mr. Morán concentrates primarily on transactions in the US, Spain and Latin America. He has assisted major US banks and institutional lenders in negotiating and drafting documents regarding loan syndications for Latin American borrowers, as well as US and European-based oil and gas companies in Latin America in acquisitions. He has also represented contractors in connection with ground-up, design/build projects, bulk fuels, and construction and renovation projects in military environments pursuant to NATO and Status of Forces Agreements in Spain, Portugal, Korea, Japan, Jordan, Iraq, Afghanistan and Qatar. Mr. Morán also serves as counsel in major project finance and infrastructure transactions, moving complex projects through development, financial closings and operations.
|Areas of Practice||1) Banking & Finance and 2) Energy & Natural Resources|
|Law School||Loyola University Chicago School of Law (J.D.,1999); Fordham University School of Law (LL.M.,1996); Complutense University of Madrid (J.D.,1994)|
|Bar Member / Association||District of Columbia Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||Baker & McKenzie|
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