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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10036
United States
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Work Department

Partner; Corporate


Sergio Urias represents leading private equity funds and their portfolio companies in a wide range of corporate transactions, including domestic and cross-border (primarily in Latin America) M&A, recapitalizations, leveraged buyouts, restructurings, reorganizations, growth equity investments and other corporate transactional matters. In addition, he negotiates, structures and executes corporate transactions on behalf of strategic buyers and sellers.

Sergio has extensive industry experience representing clients across a broad spectrum of sectors, including technology, media, telecommunications, consumer products, energy, mining, health care, life sciences, food and beverage, software, manufacturing, financial services, agriculture, aerospace, defense and hospitality. As a result, he can anticipate and address industry-unique issues that often arise in the transaction process and structure the transactions efficiently.

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Sergio Urias joined Akin Gump as Partner in 2022.


  • Serves on the governing body of the Vance Center for International Justice.
  • Co-founded Project Paz, Inc.
  • Serves on the board of Wheeling Forward.


LL.M., Harvard Law School, 2007

J.D., Escuela Libre de Derecho, 2003

Lawyer Rankings

Latin America: International firms > Corporate and M&A

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has a substantial focus on Latin America, primarily from its Houston, New York and Los Angeles offices, with additional public law and policy expertise provided by the Washington DC office. The Latin America group is focused on energy, including oil and gas, along with energy transition and renewables transactions. It is also noted for corporate restructurings in the region. The hire of New York partner Sergio Urias from Covington & Burling LLP in June 2022 brings additional senior-level Latin America private equity and M&A experience. Houston’s Matt Kapinos is a key partner.