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

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
United States
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Latin America Team; Telecommunications, Media & Tech


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.


Native Spanish speaker


International Bar Association; Mexican Bar Association


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

Lawyer Rankings

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

From the Washington DC practice, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP represents a number of hi-tech and international companies in the regulatory aspects of major transactions in the telecoms space, with a large and growing volume of work relating to infrastructure in the sector. The team’s particular specialisation in assisting foreign-owned companies has been further developed by David Plotinsky, who applies his experience working in the US Department of Justice and the FCC to national security and international matters, just as the October 2022 return of Denise Wood from an in-house position with a leading tech company strengthens the practice’s hand in advising other such clients. The team is led by the highly-experienced practice head Andrew D. Lipman and deputy practice head Catherine Wang, who uses her corporate expertise in her focus on the regulatory aspects of M&A and financing transactions. Other lawyers of note are Ulises Pin, whose track record in Latin America makes him a highly-sought authority in cross-border mandates concerning investment, infrastructure, and foreign ownership; Tamar Finn, who is active in universal service and broadband funding; and Ronald Del Sesto, Jr, who bolsters the telecoms team with his experience leading the firm’s technology group.

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

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP has a strong record in telecoms infrastructure deals, working on an international scale in representing major infrastructure funds and telecoms companies in the acquisition and sale of infrastructure assets. The Washington DC-based practice has been bolstered by the addition of David Plotinsky and Denise Wood from the Department of Justice and an in-house position in the sector respectively, providing further depth of expertise in transactions related to foreign-ownership and high-profile market players. Andrew D. Lipman leads the practice, regularly advising major funds and banks, working alongside deputy practice head Catherine Wang, who uses her corporate expertise in her focus on M&A and financing transactions. Ulises Pin is noted for his cross-border work in infrastructure investment; Andrew Ray has extensive M&A experience as the head of the corporate and business transactions team; Kimberly Taylor is similarly active in the M&A space, while Tamar Finn has a greater focus on the regulatory aspects of such transactions; and Ronald Del Sesto, Jr brings his expertise in technology.

Latin America: International firms > Corporate and M&A

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP has an established Latin America team with its M&A expertise primarily located in Houston. It is noted for its energy expertise in Mexico, Brazil and other nations in the region. The core Latin America group has a number of senior practitioners that are licensed to practice in the US and a Latin America jurisdiction. It has links to large Latin American corporates, multinationals and private equity houses. Having historically focused on outbound transactions from North America into Latin America, it is now increasingly active on inbound work; a case in point was its advice to Grupo Lala US (a subsidiary of the Mexico-based dairy products manufacturing business), on regulatory and corporate matters relating to its operations in the US. More broadly, the group remains recognised for oil and gas, LNG, technology and telecoms transactions in the region. Co-chair of the Latin America group and Bolivian native John Crespo is a senior figure with a fine reputation in oil and gas transactions. Admitted to practice in Mexico, New York and Texas, Humberto Padilla Gonzalez is an experienced figure in strategic M&A and private equity in Mexico and across Latin America. Brazil educated, Felipe Alice is also noted for oil and gas transactions and has a growing profile in technology deals. Washington DC partner and native Spanish speaker Ulises Pin is a TMT specialist, particularly in relation to telecoms and fibre optics transactions. Named individuals are based in Houston unless stated otherwise.

Latin America: International firms > Projects and energy

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP’s Latin America team is largely based in Houston, where the group has an impressive record in energy projects and transactions, particularly in Mexico and Brazil, along with other jurisdictions including Argentina, Bolivia and Dominican Republic. It continues to represent a range of project sponsors, financial institutions, governments and private equity investors. With a background primarily in oil and gas, the Latin America team has gradually -and successfully- broadened its mix of engagements to include power and renewables, and telecoms-infrastructure matters. Co-chair of the Latin America group John Crespo, a native Spanish speaker, has a fine reputation for oil and gas transactions. Brazilian Felipe Alice is also rated for hydrocarbons work, and Humberto Padilla Gonzalez is an experienced figure in Mexico energy transactions. Washington DC’s Ulises Pin specialises in communications infrastructure, including satellite and subsea cable projects. All partners are based in Houston unless stated otherwise.