Humberto Padilla Gonzalez represents clients in mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. He assists clients with complex financial, cross-border and US domestic M&A transactions, private equity fund investments, and internal compliance investigations under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), as well as data privacy issues and simple operational matters throughout Latin America. Part of a cross-practice Global Workforce team providing integrated cross-border advice, counseling, and strategic planning, Humberto also advises clients on labor, employment, benefits, and immigration issues in Latin America.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Humberto was part of the US-based foreign practice group of another international law firm in New York, representing US and European clients with interests in Latin America. Previously, he worked at one of the leading law firms in Mexico City. A native Spanish speaker, he is fluent in English.
Note: This list includes engagements completed prior to joining Morgan Lewis.
Assisted Integradora de Servicios Petroleros Oro Negro, S.A.P.I. de C.V., an integrated and diversified Mexican oil field services company, in its acquisition of Todco Mexico, Inc. and its subsidiary Servicios Todco, S. de R.L. de C.V. for an aggregate consideration of approximately $36 million.
Represented a U.S. public company and one of the world's largest wire and cable companies in the acquisition of a majority interest in a privately-owned Colombian manufacturer of cable and wire products, for total consideration of $45 million.
Represented one of the largest network data services companies in connection with its acquisition of a controlling stake in a listed company on the Colombia Stock Exchange and a leading Latin American credit services information provider, for an aggregate offer price of approximately $400 million.
Advised a leading real estate private equity fund in the structuring and operation of its investment of more than $1 billion in real estate joint ventures in Latin America (Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Peru).
Assisted the Mexican government in connection with a Chapter 11 reorganization of Mexico's satellite company Satélites Mexicanos SA de C.V. (Satmex) (Reorganized for a 2011 Latin Lawyer Deal of the Year award).
Assisted one of the largest oil and gas companies with the structuring of a proposed transaction involving the provision of cross-border pipeline capacity and management of energy sales with respect to a mixed power plant to be constructed in northern Mexico.
Advised a leading health organization in connection with proposed financing and construction of a cancer treatment pediatric clinic in Mexico.
Participated in the structuring and implementation of several global public offerings (debt and capital markets) under Mexican securities laws, Rule 144A, and Regulation S for an aggregate amount of approximately $10.2 billion during the last five years, representing U.S., Mexican, and international underwriters.
Participated in the structuring and implementation of a $682 million financing for a 750 mw hydroelectric power project in Mexico, which included a Rule 144A placement of $230 million and a syndicated loan of $452 million.
Advised Mexican branches of three major U.S. banks in connection with, among other things, regulatory compliance and secured and unsecured lending transactions of various degrees of complexity.
Assessed Mexican antitrust implications and obtained clearance from the Mexican antitrust authorities in connection with the acquisition of a major pharmaceutical company in Mexico by an European pharmaceutical holding company.
Represented several banks and investment entities in a series of project finance/short-term loans granted to Mexican contractors for Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) and the Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) projects. Prepared the security packages in connection therewith.
Represented a number of U.S. and European companies in connection with the incorporation of their Mexican subsidiaries. Rendered legal advice on corporate, commercial, and foreign investment law matters.
Participated in the acquisition of one of Central America's leading financial groups—with operations in El Salvador, Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Honduras—by a leading worldwide bank.
Universidad Panamericana, 2001, Law Degree
University of Texas School of Law, 2006, LL.M.
Awards and Affiliations
Listed, “Rising Star,” Texas Super Lawyers (2015)
Listed, Chambers Latin America: Latin America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2010–2016)
Listed, Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business (2012–2015)
Recipient, Empire State Counsel award, New York State Bar Association (2009, 2011, 2014)
Recipient, Champion of Civil Rights award, American Civil Liberties Union of Texas