Luis F. Gomar has joined Baker McKenzie as a Partner in the North America Corporate & Securities Practice, bringing more than a decade of experience advising on cross-border transactions in the energy and finance sectors.
Based in Houston, Luis counsels clients on both domestic and international transactions involving divestitures, financing, fund formations, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions. He regularly advises energy companies on contracts, formation and structure planning.
"We are focused on further strengthening our cross-border transactional capabilities, and Luis is a skilled lawyer with a wealth of experience in transactions bridging the US/Mexico border," said Matthew Gemello, Chair of Baker McKenzie's North America Corporate & Securities Practice Group. “He is a terrific addition to our transactional team.”
Fluent in both English and Spanish, Luis has significant experience representing clients on investment and expansion opportunities in the United States and throughout Latin America. At his previous firm, Luis served as the lead partner for the Mexico City office.
"Luis is a well-known energy practitioner and his cross-border experience, especially in Mexico, will be a great benefit to our energy clients," said Jose Moran, Baker McKenzie's Global Energy, Mining and Infrastructure Chair. “As the Mexico Energy Reform continues to create opportunities for investment, Luis’ knowledge of the market and energy industry will be an asset.”
Baker McKenzie is the dominant global law firm in Latin America with 850 lawyers across 15 offices in seven countries. Working closely with colleagues across practice groups and offices, the attorneys help clients capitalize on business, trade and investment opportunities in the region and execute their global growth strategies.
“We are strategically growing our Texas offices based on client need, and Luis is an outstanding addition to our market,” said Jonathan Newton, Managing Partner of Baker McKenzie’s Houston office. “Our clients will immediately benefit from Luis’ energy transactions experience.”
Baker McKenzie has a long history of working with companies in Texas, having established offices in Dallas and Houston for more than 20 years. Texas has approximately 120 lawyers with practices in energy, litigation, corporate, intellectual property, tax and franchising.
"Baker McKenzie's renowned global platform and network of offices in Latin America provides the perfect platform to grow the services I offer my clients,” Luis said. “I am excited to join the firm."
Luis received his J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law and his B.B.A. from the University of Texas at El Paso. He is licensed to practice in Texas.
Baker McKenzie has added more than 40 partners in North America over the last two years, as it continues to expand its presence in key markets and practice areas. Luis joining the Firm follows the recent arrival of employment litigators Mike Leggieri and Billie Wenter (San Francisco), private equity lawyer Jonathan Temps (Chicago) and corporate lawyer Claudia Poernig (New York).