Mr Ulises Pin > Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
1111 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, NW
WASHINGTON DC 20004
United States
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Work Department

Latin America Team; Telecommunications, Media & Tech

Position

Ulises represents US and foreign communications and technology companies on corporate, financial, and regulatory matters. He also advises private equity firms, venture capital funds, and financial institutions on investments in the telecommunications, media, and technology (TMT) sectors. Ulises represents clients before the Federal Communications Commission and government agencies in Mexico, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. He has substantial experience in cross-border transactions.  Ulises’s practice covers all sectors of the TMT market, including wireline, wireless and international communications, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), infrastructure projects (land and submarine networks), satellite services, and emerging technologies. He counsels on complex cross-border transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures; public offerings; joint ventures; and private and public equity investments. He also represents public and private companies in international corporate and finance transactions across industries, including telecommunications, technology, energy, retail, and real estate.

Languages

Native Spanish speaker

Memberships

International Bar Association; Mexican Bar Association

Education

Escuela Libre de Derecho, J.D.; New York University, Master of Laws

Lawyer Rankings

Latin America: International firms > Corporate and M&A

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is best known for its work in the energy and oil-and-gas segments. It has tight links to Latin America and has built an impressive portfolio of regional clients, including CEMEX, Grupo Prolamsa, Gaia Importação Exportação e Serviços, PetroRio, Grupo Lala and Grupo Coppel. Beyond the energy and oil-and-gas segments, the firm advised Paladin Realty Partners with an aggregate $1bn investment in real estate acquisitions and developing midrise residential and commercial buildings throughout Latin America, including in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, and Chile. The ‘highly experienced team’ delivers a ‘personalised service with a holistic approach‘; it ‘truly understands the business culture of the region and can easily anticipate, and work with the client on navigating hurdles that come up during  transactions‘. The practice group is also praised for its ‘true collaborative efforts‘ with local counsel in Latin American jurisdictions. Humberto Padilla Gonzalez is an emerging name with an especially fine record in Mexico where he is licensed to practice; clients ‘trust him and value his judgment‘, and praise his ability to bring in specialist expertise from around the firm when required. Similarly Felipe Alice is admitted to practise in Brazil and is highly experienced in deals involving Latin America’s largest economy. John Crespo is noted for energy-sector transactions throughout Latin America and Washington DC partner Ulises Pin is recommended for telecoms and cable deals in Mexico and beyond. Mexico upstream and midstream oil-and-gas specialist Adrian Talamantes joined Holland & Knight LLP in November 2018. All named individuals are based in Houston unless stated otherwise.

Latin America: International firms > Projects and energy

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP has a developed oil-and-gas, LNG and power practice. Clients include PetroRio, CEMEX, Midstream Energy Partners and Statoil. Key geographic expertise includes Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Chile. The practice advised Statoil on its acquisition from YPF of a 50% participating interest in an exploration permit covering the Bajo del Toro block, a 157 Km² area in Argentina’s shale-gas Vaca Muerta formation. The team has ‘great expertise and overall knowledge of the energy industry‘ and ‘communication with all the team members and the support they provide when required is greatly appreciated‘.  Houston’s John Crespo, Humberto Padilla Gonzalez and Washington DC partner Ulises Pin are the core of an impressive and versatile Latin America team. Houston partner Felipe Alice is ‘an excellent professional and person‘ who ‘deals with complex situations in different transactions‘; ‘his knowledge of the industry sector is impressive‘, and he ‘has strong skills to understand the issues and present solutions‘.

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Telecoms and broadcast: transactional

Andrew Lipman and Catherine Wang head the team at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP which assists mid-sized clients, especially tech and tech sector investors. Initial financing, M&A, build-out, licensing, and disputes are some of its areas of expertise. The team assists tech clients on satellite, wireless tower infrastructure, and sub-sea cable projects and also counts private equity houses and hedge funds among its clients. Seasoned practitioner Lipman, is noted for his work with private equity firms and Wang specializes in complex regulated transactions and wireless and spectrum matters. Key team member Ulises Pin, focuses on an array of wireless, VoIP, satellite, and land and submarine infrastructure transactions.

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory

Noted for its ‘second to none practice in terms of its breadth, depth and level of expertise and client service,’ Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP represents international telecoms carriers, equipment manufacturers, and investors. It has a strong track record working with Chinese companies such as Huawei Technologies and China Telecom Americas, and also offers specialized advice on the regulation of foreign entities. The firm assists tech corporations on satellite, wireless tower infrastructure, and sub-sea cable project matters. Clients are represented in federal agencies such as the FCC, federal and state courts, the US Senate, and authorities in the US and overseas. In Washington DC, practice head Andrew Lipman, a veteran practitioner, has expertise in undersea cable work. Ulises Pin specializes in cross-border work and handles telecoms infrastructure work for household media and tech companies. The vastly experienced deputy practice head Catherine Wang focuses on spectrum and wireless issues, while Russell Blau specializes in telecoms litigation and regulatory policy. Satellite and wireless specialist Timothy Bransford and Ronald Del Sesto, noted for privacy and contract negotiation expertise, are other key team members.