Luis Velez's practice focuses on domestic and cross-border M&A, joint ventures, private equity, and the formation and structuring of business entities in the United States and Latin America.
During the fall of 2016, Luis participated in a secondment at Sempra International where he assisted the in-house legal team with the potential acquisition of a majority stake in a gas pipeline in Peru.
Prior to joining Jones Day in 2013, Luis served as associate corporate counsel at HEICO Corporation, an aerospace, industrial, defense, and electronics company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. While at HEICO, he was involved in various types of corporate matters, including all stages of the acquisition of several aviation and electronics companies throughout the United States.
Luis also has work experience in Mexico and Brazil. While in law school, he clerked at prominent law firms in Mexico City and São Paulo. Luis's native language is Spanish, and he is fluent in Portuguese.
- August 24, 2020
The Best Lawyers in America™ 2021 Best Lawyers Ones' to Watch - Mergers and Acquisitions Law
- Georgetown University (J.D. 2011); Duke University (B.A. 2008)
Member of team that advised NII Holdings in its sale of Nextel Argentina, which was recognized by LatinFinance as the 2015 Domestic M&A Deal of the Year
Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch" — mergers and acquisition law (2021)
- Spanish, Portuguese