George Y. Gonzalez
George Y. Gonzalez is a partner in the Energy, Mergers and Acquisitions and International
Practice Groups in the Houston office of Haynes and Boone, LLP. He counsels U.S. and Latin
American businesses in general corporate law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions,
joint ventures, corporate control matters, securities, privately held companies and international
George advises seasoned corporate clients in both the U.S. and international contexts. Industries
represented include energy, oil and gas, midstream, upstream, downstream, power, food and
beverage, infrastructure, real estate, and technology, among others. He counsels public and
private corporations and other businesses on their corporate, partnership or other limited liability
structure; provides guidance on day-to-day operating and transactions strategies; and negotiates
combination, service agreements, public private partnerships (P3), and other transactions.
George has written or presented material on a variety of topics including the intellectual property
provisions of NAFTA, renewable energy in Mexico, private equity opportunities within the U.S.
Hispanic market, and the manner in which an international corporation may list securities on a
U.S. stock exchange through the use of American Depository Receipts.
George has negotiated on behalf of clients in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile,
Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Spain and Venezuela, among other countries. Additionally, he
has participated in panel discussions regarding business developments in Mexico, Peru,
Colombia, Canada, Venezuela, Chile and the Andean regions. George studied for a year as a
Rotary Graduate Scholar in 1991 at the Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile.
In 2010, George was named One of the Top 100 Influential Hispanics in the U.S. in Hispanic
Business magazine’s October issue.