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Mike F. Huang

Partner, Corporate Department
New York
200 Park Avenue
New York, NY
10166
United States

Fax: 1(212) 230-7662

Overview

Mike Huang is a partner in the Corporate practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's New York office. Mr. Huang focuses on cross-border (primarily Latin America) and domestic M&A transactions and has extensive experience advising clients in the energy, natural resources, infrastructure and retail industries.

Education

  • Columbia Law School, J.D., 2002

  • University of California, Berkeley, A.B., 1999

Recent Representations

Mergers & Acquisitions 

  • Advised Quicorp, parent company of Quimica Suiza and one of the largest pharmacy retail chains in Perú, in its acquisition by InRetail Perú through an international auction process. (LatinFinance's 2018 Domestic M&A Deal of the Year)

  • Advised a financial institution in connection with its bid to acquire a Peruvian pension fund manager. 

  • Advised a financial institution in its bid to acquire and project finance a transmission line project and related assets in Peru.

  • Advising sellers in connection with the sale of a Peruvian agribusiness through an international auction process.

  • Advised Barclays Natural Resource Investments in connection with its sponsorship of Southern Peaks to acquire, own, and operate mining assets in Peru.

  • Advised Infraestructura Energética Nova, S.A.B. de C.V., a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, in connection with the long-term purchase and joint venture agreements entered into with commodities trader, Trafigura, to develop a marine terminal for the receipt, storage and delivery of refined products in Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico. 

  • Advised YPF S.A. in the sale of a 24.99% stake in YPF Energía Eléctrica S.A., its electricity generation unit, to affiliates of GE Energy Financial Services.

  • Advised Gala Global Assets Corporation, in the sale of operational and development-stage power generation assets in Mexico to Arroyo Energy. 

  • Advised a financial institution in its bid to acquire and project finance an open-cycle gas fired power plant, a regasification plant and related gas pipeline and a liquefied petroleum gas terminal in Colombia.

  • Advised Alfa Partners Limited and Coban Holdings, Inc.  in the sale of a majority interest in Central American Retail Holding Company to Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

  • Advised Latin American Family in its potential sale of a majority interest in a retailer in Latin America through an international auction process.

  • Advised Wal-Mart in its potential acquisition of a Latin American retail business.

  • Advised Goldman Sachs in connection with its sale of its equity stake in CBAS Power Holdings, LLC.

  • Advised Goldman, Sachs & Co. in connection with a joint venture to finance, purchase and build terminals, storage and rail assets in order to transport crude from Cushing, OK to Houston, Texas.

  • Advised a U.S. MLP in connection with a potential joint venture with Petrochina International (America), Inc. for the acquisition of certain oil refineries and related logistics assets.

  • Advised Goldman, Sachs & Co. in connection with a minority investment in Central European Petroleum Ltd. to fund exploration drilling programs in Germany. 

  • Advised Caithness Energy, L.L.C. in connection with its purchase and financing of the preferred equity interests in the Shepherds Flat project, an 845 MW wind project in Oregon.

  • Advised Solar Gen 2 LLC in its acquisition of its joint venture partner's equity stake in a California solar power development project.

  • Advised MND Group in connection with its oil & gas joint venture to finance the development and exploration of three blocks in Georgia, including negotiating potential farm-out arrangements in respect of MND Group's interests;

  • Advised in the formation of Javelin Global Commodities as a joint venture between former Goldman Sachs commodities executives, Murray Energy Corporation and Uniper Global Commodities (formerly E.ON), and related coal marketing arrangements and hedging lines of credit.

  • Advised Erdenes Tavan Talgoi, the state-owned Mongolian coal company, in connection with a potential international joint venture and related financing to develop the Tavan Talgoi coal deposit.

Practice Areas

Latin America
Mergers and Acquisitions
Corporate
Finance
Infrastructure and Energy

Languages

Chinese (Mandarin)
anglais

Admissions

New York Bar

Education

Columbia Law School, J.D. 2002
University of California, Berkeley, A.B. 1999

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