Rodrigo Dominguez is a partner in White & Case's Mergers & Acquisitions Practice based in the Houston office, and a member of the Latin America Interest Group. Rodrigo has 20 years of experience representing U.S. and foreign clients in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and corporate matters in regulated and non-regulated industries throughout the Americas. He also counsels on real estate matters involving traditional land acquisitions, complex long-term lease structures and large-scale project development. On the energy front, Rodrigo has represented developers, sponsors, multinationals, and financial and strategic investors in ground-breaking transactions in the oil & gas and power sectors throughout Latin America.
Rodrigo is listed as a "Leading Individual" for M&A in the United States by Euromoney (2020).
Rodrigo earned his JD from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México and his LLM from Northwestern University School of Law. He served as the assistant secretary for the Mexican Businessmen Board of Houston from 2010 through 2015, and sat on the board of directors for the Houston Hispanic Bar Association in 2008 and 2009.
Rodrigo is licensed to practice in New York, Texas, and Mexico, and is fluent in English and Spanish.
Recent matters include the representation of:
- A global developer and operator of power assets in a strategic alliance with a Colombian public utility company for the development of clean energy projects totalling approximately 500 MW of generation capacity.
- A multi-national clothing company in the acquisition of its exclusive distributor in Bolivia, Chile and Peru. The acquisition involved the assumption of 85 retail locations and warehouses and over 400 employees through these jurisdictions.
- A Mexican private equity fund in the acquisition of a portfolio of three hotels located in Texas.
- A Mexican integrated oilfield services company in the negotiation of a strategic alliance with a Norwegian drilling company for the provision of drilling services in the Mexican side of the Gulf of Mexico with a value of over US$600 million.
- A Colombian power operator in the US$420 million sale of two gas-fired power plants in Colombia with an installed capacity of approximately 600 MW.
- An international airline carrier in the US$100 million subscription of a minority interest by an institutional investor.
- A German corporation in the US$100 million acquisition of an auto-parts business in the US and Mexico.