Juan Pablo P. Crespo

John P. Crespo

is a partner in King & Spalding’s Houston office. He is a member of the firm’s Global Transactions and Latin America Practice Groups. Mr. Crespo has a broad multidisciplinary practice that includes extensive experience in domestic and international transactions, including general corporate and contract matters, privatizations, development of infrastructure projects, mergers and acquisitions, and the formation of joint ventures. He serves as a regular adviser to wide array of clients including public and privately held corporations, private equity funds, financial institutions and foreign investors.

He has extensive experience in international realm having participated in substantial cross-border transactions, the implementation of in-country exit strategies, and international dispute resolutions, particularly in Latin America where he has represented clients in some of the most significant energy-based privatizations, acquisitions, projects developments and disputes in the region.

Mr. Crespo received his B.A. from Texas A&M University and his J.D. from the South Texas College of Law where he served as Articles Editor for the South Texas College of Law Journal of International Trade Law. He was judicial intern to the honorable David Hittner in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. He was born in La Paz, Bolivia and speaks Spanish and English and has a working knowledge of Portuguese.


Kenneth S. Culotta & John P. Crespo, Mexican Methane, Energy Magazine, Winter 2007

King and Spalding Client Alert: The Sun Sets on the Texas Business Corporation Act (2010).

Kenneth S. Culotta & John P. Crespo, Mexico’s Latest Step Towards Energy Liberalization, Energy Law 360, Portfolio Media, Inc., March 13, 2007.

Speaking Engagements

Infocast’s Distressed Gas Asset Acquisition Symposium: Navigating the Bankruptcy Courts in an Acquisition, JW Marriott, Houston, Texas, November 10, 2009

Fundamentals of Mergers and Acquisitions, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Houston Branch, April 15, 2010;

Here to Stay Latin Lawyer Roundtable on Houston’s energy practice, July 16, 2010.

Moderated a panel on “Newly Enacted Mexican Antitrust Laws”, a King & Spalding co-sponsored conference in Mexico City, which included the participation of a former Mexican Minister of Finance, the Commissioner of the Mexican competition authority (CFC) as well as general counsel and compliance officers from major international companies, November 2012


State Bar of Texas

State Bar of Texas-- International Law Section

American Bar Association--Business Law Section

Mergers & Acquisitions, Committee Member

International M&A, Committee Member

Model Stock Purchase Agreement, Editorial Committee Member

American Bar Association-- International Law Section

International Investment and Development, Committee Member

Latin America and the Caribbean, Committee Member

Houston Bar Association

AngelPool (The world's largest angel association)-- Southern Region Judging Committee

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Asia Practice , 2) Metals & Mining , 3) Energy Private Equity , 4) Energy Arbitration , 5) Energy Disputes , 6) Infrastructure Finance , 7) Energy Mergers and Acquisitions , 8) Energy & Natural Resources , 9) International , 10) Latin America Practice and 11) Mergers & Acquisitions
Law School J.D., South Texas College of Law
Admitted Year 1988
Education B.A., Texas A&M University
Bar Member / Association State bar of Texas
Most recent firm King & Spalding LLP
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