William (Bill) Parish Jr.

Partner, Houston



William "Bill" Parish, Jr. is a trusted advisor to clients on complex US and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, partnerships and joint ventures, and general corporate matters. Bill has extensive experience in the energy and infrastructure and real estate sectors in the US and Latin America and in cross-border transactions across Latin America. He is fluent in Spanish.

Bill has advised local and multinational companies, private equity and other investment funds, financial institutions and family offices in cross-border transactions across a broad range of sectors in Latin America and the US for more than twenty-seven years, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and commercial matters involving businesses, operations and assets in Latin America. He understands the nuances of the local business culture and underlying legal framework particular to Latin American countries, and his broad and deep experience gives him particular insight into the key issues and risks affecting deals in the region.

Bill has been recognized as a "Leading Lawyer" for Mergers & Acquisitions by the Banking, Finance and Transactional Law Expert Guide (2018-2022). He has also been recognized for Corporate/M&A in The Legal 500 Latin America (2019-2022).

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Texas State Bar
Georgetown University Law Center
University of Houston Law Center
The University of Texas at Austin


Bill has represented:

EIG Global Energy Partners, a leading institutional investor in the global energy and infrastructure sectors, and Belgian LNG terminal operator Fluxys, on the joint acquisition of an 80% equity stake in GNL Quintero S.A., the largest liquefied natural gas regasification terminal in Chile, from Enagas Chile SpA and affiliates of OMERS Infrastructure.

Arroyo Energy Investment Partners on its acquisition of Gasmar S.A from Empresas Gasco S.A. and Abastible S.A. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Empresas Copec S.A.). Gasmar S.A., a Chilean company, owns and operates the largest LPG terminal on the Pacific Coast of South America.

Itaú Unibanco, the largest private sector bank in Brazil, in connection with its agreement to acquire an initial 35% stake in Avenue Controle Cayman Ltd., a leading broker-dealer for Brazilian investors, followed by the acquisition of a controlling stake in the company.

VIA Motors International, Inc. on its acquisition (in an all-stock merger valued at up to US$630 million) by Ideanomics, Inc., a global company focused on driving the adoption of commercial electric vehicles and associated energy consumption.

7 Bridges Capital Partners, a leading real estate investor in Latin America, and its private equity sponsor, one of the largest investment firms in the world, on:

  • the acquisition and acquisition financing of a portfolio of 40 industrial properties located throughout Mexico; and
  • the formation and negotiation of multiple joint ventures with Brazilian developers for the development, construction, sale and leasing of commercial and multifamily buildings throughout the city of São Paulo.

Alpha Capital S.A.S. and Vive Creditos Kusida S.A.S., leading payroll loan lenders in Colombia, on the bankruptcy mandated sale of their loan portfolios in Colombia to CFG Partners.

IHS Holding Limited (IHS Towers), one of the largest independent owners, operators and developers of shared telecommunications infrastructure in the world by tower count, on its acquisition of Centennial Towers' Brazilian and Colombian tower operations.

Siemens Financial Services (SFS), the financing arm of Siemens, in its investment in Brasol Participações e Empreendimentos S.A. (Brasol), a distributed solar generation company that provides Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) solutions to businesses across Brazil.

Itron Inc. in the sale of its subsidiaries comprising its utilities metering manufacturing and sales operations in Mexico, Brazil, Chile and Argentina. Itron is a leading technology and service company which offers products, software and services that enable utilities and municipalities worldwide to operate their critical infrastructure.

Brazil maritime services provider OceanPact Serviços Marítimos S.A. on its acquisition of UP Offshore (Uruguay) S.A. and its controlled companies, including 8 vessels used in deep-water oil production.

Chevron in the sale of its stake in the Papa-Terra oil field offshore Brazil to Canadian energy company MTI.

Colombian power company Celsia E.S.P. in the US$420 million sale of the Flores I and Flores IV gas-fired generation plants located in Barranquilla, Colombia, to US energy and infrastructure group Glenfarne.

The selling shareholders of Brazilian soybean seed producer and retailer Tec Agro in the sale of the company to Canadian fertilizer company Nutrien, Ltd.

Awards and Recognition

"Leading Lawyer" for Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking, Finance and Transactional Law Expert Guide, 2019-2021

Recognized for Corporate/M&A in The Legal 500 Latin America, 2018-2022