Rubén Eduardo Luján is co-head of our Latin American banking and finance practice. He is also the head of the banking and finance, securities and mining practices in our Caracas office. He joined our Caracas office in 1998.
His practice is focused on corporate, transactional, commodities trading and finance work in Venezuela and Latin America. He has extensive experience with acquisitions, mergers, corporate reorganizations and spin-offs of Venezuelan companies, including those in heavily-regulated industries, such as banking, insurance, pharmaceuticals and food.
He advises and counsels clients on major project finance deals, including energy finance, and has led and assisted on complex cross-border financing structures for the oil and gas and mining industries in Venezuela and Mexico, including financings for Venezuelan project companies by multilateral agencies, development banks and/or international banks, and innovative schemes of financing for Venezuelan state entities involving future oil production as collateral for financing. Mr. Luján has vast experience and regularly advises clients on the Venezuelan currency exchange control regime.
Mr. Luján also advises and counsels on Venezuelan securities matters, including the public offering of securities, securitization and tender offers. He has been honoured to open the market at the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V).
As part of his Latin American practice, Mr. Luján has coordinated and assisted in corporate reorganizations in several countries (including Argentina, Chile and Ecuador) for food and telecommunications companies, and has led or assisted in acquisitions or sales by international mining companies of gold, silver and nickel mining projects in several countries (including Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, Guatemala, Dominican Republic and Nicaragua).