Humberto Padilla Gonzalez represents clients in a broad range of cross-border matters including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), investments, joint ventures, international commercial finance transactions, and contractual and simple operational matters throughout Latin America. Further, he often assists clients with respect to internal compliance investigations under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), as well as data privacy issues. Humberto is also part of a cross-practice Global Workforce team providing integrated cross-border advice, counseling, and strategic planning on labor, employment, benefits, and immigration issues in Latin America. A native Spanish speaker, he is fluent in English.
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Humberto’s clients can be found within numerous industries. He represents global public and private companies in energy, technology, telecommunications, manufacturing, retail, financial services, and healthcare among others.
Previously, he worked at one of the leading law firms in Mexico City assisting clients in, among other things, asset-backed securitizations, syndicated loans, and project finance transactions. Humberto also served as in-house counsel to subsidiaries of US banks in Mexico and was responsible for day-to-day legal matters, including overview of regulatory and transactional legal issues, gaining experience in all types of cross-border financing.
Highly Regarded – State, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (2021, 2022)
Ranked, Corporate/M&A, Latin America-wide, Chambers Latin America (2010–2016, 2018–2020)
Ranked, Corporate/M&A, Latin America–wide, Chambers Global (2018–2022)
Recommended, Focus on Mexico, The Legal 500 Private Practice Powerlist: US-Mexico (2017–2022)
Ranked, Latin American Investment, Texas, Chambers USA (2018, 2019)
Member, Law Firm of the Year, Energy/Projects: Power (including Renewables), Chambers USA (2018)
Recommended, Industry focus: Energy: transactions: oil and gas , The Legal 500 US (2020)
Recommended, Projects and Energy, Latin America: International Firms, The Legal 500 Latin America (2018–2022)
Recommended, Corporate and M&A, Latin America: International Firms, The Legal 500 Latin America (2016–2022)
Recommended, Banking and Finance, Latin America: International Firms, The Legal 500 Latin America (2017, 2018)
Rising Star, Texas Super Lawyers (2015–2017, 2019)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Energy, Law360 (2016)
Member, Energy Law Firm of the Year, US News & World Report/Best Lawyers (2015)
Recognized, Latin America’s Rising Legal Stars, Latinvex (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 (2010)