José Antonio Morán chairs the Firm’s Energy, Mining & Infrastructure Practice Group. He represents clients in numerous high-value deals, including one recognized by Thomson Project Finance International as “the largest merger and acquisition deal in Latin America.”
José is ranked as a Foreign Expert for Spain in USA – Projects by Chambers USA 2017 and 2018. The Legal 500 United States also recognized him from 2011 to 2016 in the area of project finance and in prior years in the areas of corporate & finance and real estate & construction. José has been trained as a lawyer under a civil law system and a common law system.
José 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.
- Loyola University Chicago School of Law (J.D.) (1999)
- Fordham University School of Law (LL.M.) (1996)
- Complutense University of Madrid (J.D.) (1994)
- New York~United States (2008)
- District of Columbia~United States (2001)
- Illinois~United States (2000)
- Madrid~Spain (1994)
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- Chicago Bar Association
- Madrid Bar Association
- Illinois State Bar Association
- District of Columbia Bar
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