Daniel Aranda is a bilingual, bicultural corporate and trial lawyer serving clients in the U.S., Mexican and international energy law, pipeline, banking and finance sectors.  Mr. Aranda is also a member of Foley Gardere's Energy Industry, and Government Procurement Practice in Mexico City.

Mr. Aranda represents foreign and domestic clients with all aspects of their international energy law needs, including:

  • Representation before the Mexican energy authorities (CRE, CNH, Ministry of Energy, Pemex and CFE)
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Project development and project finance transactions
  • Infrastructure and government procurement
  • Divestitures and buyouts
  • Strategic alliances
  • Corporate reorganizations

He handles sophisticated contracts and business matters involving both domestic and cross-border transactions. His financing work focuses primarily on structuring, documenting and negotiating debt-related transactions. These include workouts representing developers, lenders and borrowers on asset-based and unsecured lending. He has extensive experience representing clients facing conflicts of interest between shareholders and negotiating cash-out mechanisms.

Honors & Awards

  • Recipient, Latin Corporate Client Choice Award (2014)
    • Mergers and Acquisitions


  • LL.M., Universidad Panamericana (2002)
    • Recipient, Corporate and Economic Law Degree
    • Recipient, Financial Law Degree
    • Recipient, International Financial Law Degree
    • Recipient, International Commercial Arbitration Specialization Degree (Escuela Libre de Derecho)
    • Recipient, Commercial Transactions and Contracts Specialization Degree (Colegio de Abogados)
  • J.D., Universidad Iberoamericana (2000)
    • Recipient, Thesis Recognition Award

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Representative Matters

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Represented U.S. and foreign companies in the establishment and operation of joint ventures and foreign and domestic corporations
Represented U.S. building product manufacturer in the formation of an equity joint venture in Mexico to manufacture cement backer board products for sale in Mexico, Central America and Colombia
Represented an offshore energy services business regarding intellectual property ownership issues for preexisting modules used in the client's program, which was developed under an independent contractor agreement