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. He 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 the US and Latin America for nearly 30 years, with a particular focus on the energy, infrastructure and real estate sectors. 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. He is fluent in Spanish.

Bill has been recognized as a "Leading Individual" for Corporate/M&A in The Legal 500 Latin America and as a leading M&A lawyer in the Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking, Finance and Transactional Law Expert Guide. He was named one of the "Top 50 Attorneys of Houston" for 2023 by Attorney Intel.

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


Bill has represented:

  • Aramco, one of the world's largest integrated energy and chemical companies, on its acquisition of Esmax Distribución SpA (Esmax), a leading diversified downstream fuels and lubricants retailer in Chile, from Southern Cross Group, a Latin America–focused private equity firm.
  • EIG, 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.
  • EIG on its acquisition of Ocyan Participações S.A. (Ocyan), a Brazil-based solutions provider to the offshore oil & gas industry.
  • Arroyo Investors 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.
  • Invenergy on the formation of its joint venture with energyRe for the development of Clean Path New York, an $11 billion renewable generation, transmission and energy storage project comprised of more than 20 wind and solar generation projects located in New York and a new 175-mile, underground transmission line.
  • 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.
  • Mexican specialty finance lender Crédito Real SAB de CV in a Chapter 15 bankruptcy sale of Crédito Real USA Finance, a Florida-based automobile financing lender, to Bepensa SA de CV.
  • Electric commercial vehicle maker VIA Motors International, Inc. on its sale (in an all-stock merger) to Ideanomics, Inc.
  • 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, on 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.
  • Siemens Financial Services on investment and joint venture agreements with BlackRock's Climate Finance Partnership (CFP), in connection with BlackRock’s co-investment in Brazil-based solar developer Brasol.
  • 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.
  • 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 Individual, Corporate/M&A in The Legal 500 Latin America, 2024

Top 50 Attorney of Houston for 2023, Attorney Intel

"Leading Lawyer" for Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking, Finance and Transactional Law Expert Guide, 2019-2022