Ankura Consulting Group opened its 11th business advisory and expert services consultancy office in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Jorge L. San Miguel and Juan Carlos Batlle joined the firm as senior managing directors to lead Ankura’s efforts in assisting municipal and corporate clients in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and Latin America.

San Miguel has more than 25 years of experience in environmental law, energy, land use and government/regulatory affairs. He has worked on petroleum, natural gas, renewable, alternate renewable/resource recovery projects, and most recently on the pre-development and permitting of a $700 million 80MW base load power plant.

San Miguel was most recently a capital member of the law firm Ferraiuoli in San Juan, where he chaired the firm’s Energy and Environmental Practice Groups, and co-chaired its Government and Legislative Affairs Practice Group.

Batlle comes with more than 20 years of financial services industry experience in both the public and private sectors. His areas of expertise include public finance, public-private partnerships, capital markets, investment banking, asset management, securities brokerage and distressed debt management.

Batlle was most recently with CPG Island Servicing, where he was responsible for the overall supervision of a $1 billion distressed commercial real estate debt portfolio.

Kevin Lavin, Ankura Co-President and Global Head of Ankura’s Turnaround and Restructuring Group, stated, “I could not be happier having Jorge San Miguel and Juan Carlos Batlle, two great executives with a long track record of delivering extraordinary results, join our team.”