Juan J.Huertas

Non U.S. Legal Intern

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Juan Huertas' practice focuses on cross-border finance, M&A, joint venture, and private equity transactions. He has represented Latin American, North American, and European clients in many industry sectors, including financial services, infrastructure, and natural resources.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2017, Juan was an M&A associate at two leading Colombian firms, where he participated in transactions such as Grupo Sura's acquisition of Royal & Sunalliance's insurance operations in Latin America, Banco Corpbanca's acquisition of Helm Bank in Colombia and Panama, the merger of two leading broker dealers (Ultrabursatiles and Serfinco), the reorganization of Grupo Corpbanca's capital markets area, Strabag AG's bidding into toll road auctions and subsequent project financing, and Holcim's sale of nonproductive mining assets. He also handled general corporate matters for diverse multinational clients, as well as commercial and regulatory issues for several banks, broker dealers, private equity, and real estate funds, including Bancolombia and Grupo Davivienda.

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

  • 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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