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. He has a long-standing practice advising clients in arbitration and litigation matters. Daniel is also a member of Foley's Energy Industry, and Government Procurement Practice in Mexico City.

Daniel represents foreign and domestic clients with all aspects of their international regulatory and 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. Daniel also provides sophisticated litigation strategies.

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
  • English