Juan J.Huertas

Non U.S. Legal Intern

New York + 1.212.326.7897

Juan Huertas focuses his practice on cross-border finance, M&A, and private equity transactions. He regularly represents financial institutions, project sponsors, developers, and corporate borrowers on cross-border lending transactions in Latin America, including project finance and bilateral corporate finance transactions. Juan also advises clients on domestic and cross-border M&A and private equity transactions in the United States and Latin America. He has represented clients in a wide range of industries, including energy, infrastructure, manufacturing, technology, telecommunications, and consumer goods.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2017, Juan was an M&A associate at two leading Colombian firms, where he participated in landmark regional transactions such as Grupo Sura's acquisition of Royal & Sunalliance's insurance operations in Latin America.

Juan has lectured on Colombian securities regulation at the Universidad Javeriana School of Law and has been an active member of the board of trustees of a Colombian nonprofit dedicated to providing elementary, middle, and high school education in underserved areas.

Experience

  • Millicom International Cellular obtains $600 million ESG-linked revolving credit facilityJones Day advised Millicom International Cellular S.A. in connection with a 5-year, $600 million revolving credit facility (the “Facility”) with a syndicate of 11 commercial banks.
  • Chevron sold 43% stake in two Colombian gas production fields to HocolJones Day represented Chevron Petroleum Company ("Chevron"), a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX), in the sale of its 43% interest in the Association Contract and related rights and assets, pursuant to which Chevron operates certain upstream natural gas assets in the Chuchupa natural gas field in the Caribbean Sea and Ballena fields in the province of La Guajira, Colombia, to Hocol, S.A. ("Hocol"), a subsidiary of state-owned Ecopetrol S.A. ("Ecopetrol").
  • Sacyr Concesiones S.L. obtains $451.5 million project financing for Colombian toll road projectJones Day represented Sacyr Concesiones S.L., as sponsor, Unión Vial Río Pamplonita S.A.S., as concessionaire, and Fideicomiso Unión Vial Río Pamplonita S.A.S., as borrower, in connection with a $451.5 million long-term project financing, consisting of a U.S. dollar tranche and Colombian Peso debt tranches, provided by a syndicate of major financial institutions led by Deutsche Bank AG, New York Branch and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
  • FuseFx merges with Folks VFXJones Day advised FuseFX, a portfolio company of EagleTree Capital, in the merger of FuseFX with Folks VFX, a high-end, independent visual effects studio headquartered in Montréal with additional studio locations in Toronto and Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Central American conglomerate acquires significant strategic real estate holding in HondurasJones Day represented a Central American conglomerate in the acquisition of a significant strategic real estate holding in Honduras.
  • Alantra and Magnum forms joint venture between ROQ and Ryonet to serve as distributor of ROQ's products in U.S. marketJones Day advised Alantra Capital Privado SGEIC, S.A.U. and Magnum Capital Industrial Partners, S.L. in establishing a joint venture with Ryonet Corporation to serve as the distributor of ROQ's products in the U.S. market.
  • Concesionaria Vial Union del Sur, Patrimonio Autonomo Union del Sur, Sacyr Concesiones S.L., and Herdoiza Crespo Construcciones obtain $575 million term financingJones Day represented Concesionaria Vial Union del Sur, as concessionaire, Patrimonio Autonomo Union del Sur, as borrower, and Sacyr Concesiones S.L. and Herdoiza Crespo Construcciones S.A., as sponsors, in connection with a $575 million long term financing to, among other things, repay a bridge loan facility and fund design, construction, operation and maintenance costs for a toll road in Colombia between the cities of Pasto and Ipiales, near the Rumichaca border crossing to Ecuador.
  • Paraguay Energy obtains $130 million financing to fund acquisition of Petrobras’ operations in ParaguayJones Day represented Paraguay Energy S.A., an affiliate of Copetrol S.A., in connection with its $130 million financing to fund the acquisition of Petrobras' operations in Paraguay from Petrobras International Braspetro B.V.
  • Procter & Gamble acquires consumer health business of Merck KGaAJones Day advised The Procter & Gamble Company (“P&G”) in its €3.375 billion ($4.2 billion) acquisition of the worldwide consumer health business of Merck KGaA.
  • Sacyr and HCC sponsor Rumichaca-Pasto road project in ColombiaJones Day represented Sacyr S.A. and Herdoiza Crespo Construcciones S.A., as sponsors, in connection with a bridge loan financing for the Rumichaca-Pasto road project located in Colombia.
  • Terminal Portuario Paracas obtains $183 million long term financing for port expansion in Pisco, PeruJones Day represented Terminal Portuario Paracas S.A., as concessionaire, and Servinoga S.L, Pattac Empreendimentos e Participações S.A., and Tucumann Engenharia e Empreendimentos Ltda., as sponsors, in connection with a $183 million long term financing to fund construction costs relating to the expansion of the Pisco port in Peru.
  • Canacol Energy completes $320 million International Offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Canacol Energy Ltd., a vertically integrated, publicly listed, international energy company engaged in the acquisition, development, exploration, and production of crude oil and natural gas, in connection with a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of $320 million aggregate principal amount of 7.25% Senior Notes due 2025.
  • Tigo El Salvador to sell and lease back towers to SBA Communications Corporation for approximately $145 millionJones Day is advising Telemóvil El Salvador S.A. de C.V. ("Tigo El Salvador"), a subsidiary of Millicom International Cellular S.A., in the sale of up to approximately 800 wireless communications towers to a subsidiary of SBA Communications Corporation ("SBA").
  • One Equity Partners acquires OneLinkJones Day represented One Equity Partners in connection with its acquisition of OneLink Holdings, S.A., a provider of business process outsourcing services.
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