Luisa is an associate in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group and a member of the Latin America Interest Group in the Firm's Houston office. Luisa represents corporate clients and private equity funds in connection with domestic and global mergers, acquisitions and equity investments in a broad range of industries and largely with a focus in Latin America.
Her experience in Latin America includes investments in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Venezuela.
Luisa is listed in "The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch" for Mergers and Acquisitions by Best Lawyers (2021).
Representative matters include the:
Representation of Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation in its US$2.685 billion sale of International-Matex Tank Terminals, a bulk liquid terminals business, to Riverstone Holdings LLC.
Representation of Flying Eagle Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: FEAC), a SPAC, in its US$4.3 billion business combination with Skillz Inc., a mobile-gaming company based in California.
Representation of Exxon Mobil Corp. in its US$1.15 billion sale of its Stanoprene TPV Elastomer business, a manufacturer of rubbers used in the automotive, consumer and construction sectors, to Celanese Corp. The assets sold include two manufacturing facilities in Pensacola, Florida, and Newport, Wales, along with intellectual property and other commercial assets. Additionally, all the Santoprene customer and supplier contracts and agreements will be transferred to Celanese.
Representation of EnCap Investments L.P., a leading private equity firm specializing in the energy industry, in its sale of a 50 percent stake in Broad Reach Power LLC, one of the premier independent utility-scale energy storage and renewable energy platforms in the United States and a portfolio company of EnCap, to affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc.
Representation of a global developer and operator of power assets in a strategic alliance with a Colombian public utility company for the development of clean energy projects totalling approximately 500 MW of generation capacity.
Representation of a multi-national clothing company in the acquisition of its exclusive distributor in Bolivia, Chile and Peru. The acquisition involved the assumption of 85 retail locations and warehouses and over 400 employees through these jurisdictions.
Representation of a Mexican integrated oilfield services company in the negotiation of a strategic alliance with a Norwegian drilling company for the provision of drilling services in the Mexican side of the Gulf of Mexico with a value of over US$600 million.
Representation of Avon Rubber p.l.c., an innovative technology group, specializing in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear and respiratory protection systems, on its strategic acquisition of 3M's ballistic-protection business in the US and the rights to the Ceradyne brand.
Representation of a potential bidder in a 363 sale of oilfield services assets.*
Representation of a supermajor in the sale of its interest in the Elk Hills Field, one of the most productive fields in the US.*
Representation of the sponsor in a US$200 million project financing of an offshore drilling and production platform near Trinidad and Tobago.*
Representation of the sponsor in a US$80 million project financing of a water treatment facility in Ecuador with a large multilateral bank.*
Representation of a large international developer with the sale of all of its power assets in South America.*
Representation of Daikin Applied in the acquisition of a Panama-based contractor with subsidiaries in Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama and Peru.*
* Experience prior to joining White & Case
"From Exit Threats to Tiny Tweaks: What's Next for NAFTA?," Law360, March 30, 2017
Listed in "The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch" for Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Best Lawyers, 2021