Carlos Treistman

Carlos Treistman

Shareholder

Carlos Treistman represents clients in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, privatizations, joint ventures, infrastructure development projects, and private equity transactions. Carlos has more than 25 years of experience counseling clients in nearly every country in Latin America. He is fluent in Spanish and has deep understanding of the nuances involved in handling business transactions throughout the region.

Carlos works with U.S. and foreign companies in a range of industries, including oil and gas, power, mining, real estate, transportation, technology and telecommunications.

Concentrations

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity
  • Oil and gas
  • Power
  • Infrastructure
  • Mining
  • Food and beverage
  • Real estate
  • Transportation
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications technology

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented energy company on its acquisition of 60 percent operated interest in a North Platte discovery in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.°
  • Represented a supermajor in a $1.15 billion sale of interest in a crude oil pipeline.°
  • Represented a Fortune 100 energy company with general corporate matters relating to the company's operations in Latin America.°
  • Represented a North American gas supply company in its acquisition of an 80 percent equity interest in a pipeline company with a proposed project consisting of the construction of two pipelines from Texas to Mexico and an underground natural gas storage facility in Rio Bravo, Mexico.°
  • Represented a U.S. energy company in its acquisition of land, financing, and development of a biofuels production facility in Guatemala.°
  • Represented a U.S. oil services company in its attempted acquisition of oil and gas drilling services companies in Ecuador.°
  • Represented a major Chilean power company in its acquisition of a Bermuda company with rights to oil and gas concessions in Chile and Argentina.°
  • Represented a global energy company in its acquisition of an electric distribution company located in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela.°
  • Represented a contract compression services company in its acquisition of a natural-gas compression-services provider with operations in Mexico and Argentina.°
  • Advised a leading international investment bank in its $369 million definitive purchase agreement to acquire the largest independent manufacturer and supplier of drill bits.°
  • Represented a U.S. oil services company regarding a services contract with one of the largest oil companies.°
  • Represented a global energy company relating to privatizations by the governments of Venezuela and El Salvador of electric generation, transmission, and distribution companies.°
  • Represented a major oil and gas company in its negotiation of a joint participation agreement for the development of major gas projects with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.°
  • Represented a U.S. supplier of aircraft fuel with its corporate reorganization in Mexico and advised regarding Mexican foreign investment laws.°
  • Represented a manufacturer of heavy industrial equipment regarding the company's distribution and representative agreements throughout Latin America.°
  • Represented a global energy company in the sale of its interest in the Bachaquero 3 gas compression project in Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela.°
  • Represented a global energy company in various public bids for water treatment, injection, and gas compression facilities in Eastern Venezuela.°
  • Represented the largest Indonesian oil and gas exploration and development company in its disposition of its onshore and offshore oil and gas assets in Louisiana and Texas.°
  • Represented a Fortune 100 chemical company in its disposition of a chemical plant located in Texas.°
  • Represented a leading provider of marine support vessels in the offshore oil and gas industry relating to its proposed reorganization of its Latin American entities, general contract matters in Brazil, and its proposed bid to charter vessels to Petrobras.°
  • Represented a French oilfield services company in the proposed acquisition of a Mexican mudlogging company.°
  • Represented a Costa Rican restaurant chain in general corporate matters and in its expansion to the United States.°
  • Represented a global manufacturing and distributor of consumer foods in the sale of its subsidiary in the Dominican Republic.°
  • Advised one of the largest beverage companies on Peruvian corporate matters relating to its acquisition of a soft drink company.°
  • Represented a major fruit juices and drinks company in a proposed acquisition of an orange concentrate company.°
  • Represented a large tequila producing company with importation, distribution, and sponsorship agreements, as well as U.S. corporate matters.°
  • Represented one of the largest American-style beer makers on U.S. and Latin America distribution agreements and corporate matters.°
  • Represented a global diversified resources company in its proposed bid to acquire an interest in the Disputada mine in Chile, a transaction valued at more than $1 billion.°
  • Represented a global diversified resources company in a proposed $170 million acquisition of Colombian coal mining assets.°
  • Represented a Monterrey, Mexico-based steel company in its acquisition of a steel and engineering business.°
  • Represented a global resources company in the sale of its equity interest in a copper mine operation that owns and operates a large open-pit copper mine located in British Columbia.°
  • Represented a global resources company in the sale of a mining company and a railroad company, which owned and operated one of the world's largest open-pit gold and copper mining operations.°
  • Represented a global resources company in the sale of its majority interest in the Agua Rica copper-gold-molybdenum project in Argentina.°
  • Represented a U.S. private equity fund with real estate joint ventures throughout Latin America, including Colombia, Peru, and Uruguay, with an aggregate investment target of $500 million.°
  • Represented a high-end resort company in its equity joint venture and related financing for the development of a luxury vacation resort in Costa Rica.°
  • Represented a Brazilian real estate conglomerate with corporate and tax reorganization of its U.S. subsidiary with a value of approximately $200 million.°
  • Represented one of the largest Mexican home-building companies in general corporate and tax matters relating to U.S. operations and registration of real estate projects for offering in the United States.°
  • Represented a global real estate investment distressed‑debt fund in the sale of its Mexican subsidiary.°
  • Represented an international luxury resort company in the negotiation of a real estate joint venture in the Dominican Republic.°
  • Represented an international luxury resort company in a potential libel claim in Cancun, Mexico.°
  • Represented a U.S. investment group in its $500 million acquisition of a global hotel chain.°
  • Represented a leading commercial real estate capital resources company in its $450 million acquisition of a portfolio of 112 industrial properties located throughout Mexico.°
  • Represented a leading developer and owner of industrial real estate regarding the formation of a joint venture with an affiliate of the Government of Singapore Investment Corp. for the acquisition of industrial properties located in Mexico and the contribution and partial redemption of a portion of the company's interest in industrial parks in Guadalajara and Mexico City, Mexico.°
  • Representation regarding the formation of various real estate funds including a Latin America infrastructure fund and a Latin America mortgage fund.°
  • Represented an Australian retail and residential property group in its proposed private placement of securities by its Mexican subsidiary among institutional investors.°
  • Represented an Australian retail and residential property group on sale of its distressed-debt portfolio and real estate assets in Los Cabos and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, to a Mexican institutional investor.°
  • Represented a Fortune 200 appliance manufacturer in a build-to-suit lease for a 300,000 square foot appliance manufacturing and distribution facility in Reynosa, Mexico.°
  • Represented a leading maker of paper-based office products regarding a build-to-suit lease for an approximately 300,000 square foot manufacturing facility and warehouse in Matamoros, Mexico.°
  • Represented a U.S. construction company relating to a concession from the Costa Rican government for the construction, operation, and maintenance of a maximum-security facility in Pococi, Costa Rica.°
  • Represented a major U.S. engineering and construction company on engineering, construction, and procurement projects in Mexico, as well as in related loan transactions.°
  • Represented a realty group in a proposed joint venture to operate and develop a free trade zone in Argentina and various joint ventures to acquire real estate and develop midrise residential and commercial buildings in Brazil and Chile.°
  • Represented a real estate company in the negotiation of a real estate joint venture with a Chilean developer for the purchase of a $40,000,000 LEED Certified office building in Santiago, Chile.°
  • Represented a real estate company with real estate joint ventures throughout Latin America with an aggregate investment target of $450 million.°
  • Represented a leading wireless communications company in its $120 million acquisition of commercialization rights to approximately 200 broadcast towers in Mexico.°
  • Represented a Mexican telecommunications company in its acquisition of shares of a U.S. media service provider.°
  • Represented the Mexican government in its proposed disposition of its ownership interest in Satelites Mexicanos, S.A. de C.V. (Satmex), Mexico's leading satellite operator and deliverer of video, audio, and data services to the Americas, to EchoStar Satellite Services, LLC, a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation.°
  • Represented the largest North American highway safety and traffic control company in its $20 million acquisition of the intersection control segment of Quixote Corporation in Mexico.°
  • Represented a Fortune 50 global transportation, shipping, and logistics company in its $450 million acquisition of a global customs brokerage and logistics company with operations in more than 120 countries.°
  • Represented a Fortune 50 global transportation, shipping, and logistics company in its acquisition of a service parts logistics company with operations throughout the Americas and the Caribbean.°
  • Advised a Fortune 50 global transportation, shipping, and logistics company with its internal reorganization involving subsidiaries located in more than 150 countries in North, Central, and South America; the Caribbean Basin; Europe; the Middle East; Africa; and the Asia-Pacific region.°
  • Advised a Fortune 50 global transportation, shipping, and logistics company in the integration and restructuring of its subsidiaries throughout Latin America.°
  • Advised a U.S. manufacturer of safety devices for commercial, corporate, and military transportation in its expansion into Mexico.°
  • Represented the largest North American highway safety and traffic control company in the negotiation of a U.S. credit facility with BBVA Compass Bank.°
  • Represented the largest North American highway safety and traffic control company in the negotiation of different contracts, labor and employment matters, and general corporate maintenance related to its operation in the United States.°
  • Represented a Mexican airline carrier in the expansion of operations to China. Also represented the company in a range of labor and employment matters and general corporate issues relating to its operation in the United States.°
  • Represented the leading provider of direct marketing services and anti-fraud products for the financial industry in the liquidation of its Mexican subsidiary.°
  • Advised a global manufacturer of medical devices with its distribution agreements, regulatory compliance, and product registrations in Latin America, including Mexico, Chile, Colombia, and Venezuela.°
  • Advised a multinational manufacturer of medical devices with regulatory compliance issues and registration of products in Mexico.°
  • Advised a U.S. publicly traded company in the sale of its Mexican check-printing division.°
  • Represented a U.S. publicly traded textile company in its negotiation of a collective bargaining agreement with a Mexican union.°
  • Represented a medical supply company in the acquisition of Johnson & Johnson's wound care division and the integration of their divisions throughout Latin America including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, and Venezuela.°
  • Represented one of the largest industrial pump distributors in Latin America, in its expansion activities to the United States and its international tax planning activities.°
  • Represented a network data-management company with general corporate, labor and employment, regulatory, and contractual matters in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Treistman prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Ranked, Chambers Latin America, “Corporate/M&A – Latin America-Wide,” 2005-2019
  • Ranked, Chambers Global, “Corporate/M&A – Latin America-Wide,” 2005-2019
  • Ranked, Chambers USA, “Latin American Investment – Texas,” 2016-2018
  • Recommended, Legal 500: Latin America, “Corporate/M&A” and “Projects & Energy,” 2018
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, 2004-2018
    • Texas Super Lawyers, 2005-2018
    • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2004-2005
  • Recognized Latin Lawyer, Latinvex, “Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers,” 2014-2015
  • Recipient, Latin Lawyer, “Deal of the Year Award,” 2012
  • Advisory Board Member, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Houston Bar Association
  • Former Member, Holocaust Museum Houston, Board of Directors
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Credentials

Education
  • LL.M., International Business Law, London School of Economics & Political Science, 1993
  • J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 1992
  • M.A., Latin American Studies, Southern Methodist University, 1992
  • B.B.A., University of Texas, 1989
  • B.A., University of Texas, 1989
Admissions
  • Texas
Languages
  • Spanish, Fluent