Leo Aguilar is an associate in the Corporate Department of Morrison & Foerster’s Tokyo Office. He received his J.D. and LL.M. degrees from Columbia University School of Law in 2005 and 2003, respectively, where he was a Stone Scholar, and his LL.B. from the Tecnológico de Monterrey in 2000, where he graduated first in his class. During part of 2009 and 2010, Mr. Aguilar was seconded to the Legal Division of Mitsui & Co., Ltd. Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Aguilar was an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York.
Mr. Aguilar is fluent in Spanish. He is admitted to practice law in New York and Mexico.
Mr. Aguilar’s recent representative transactions include:
Representing Mitsui in its acquisition of a 25% interest in the Caserones copper and molybdenum mining project in the Atacama region of Chile.
Representing Hitachi in the sale of its hard disk drive and data storage business, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, to Western Digital for $4.3 billion in cash and stock.
Representing Mitsui in its investment in a joint venture with BioAmber Inc. to build and operate a plant in Canada for the production of bio-based succinic acid.
Representing Toshiba in its acquisition of the bank note processing business of Texas-based Non-Linear Concepts, Inc., a developer of high-speed sorting systems.
Representing Mitsui in its sale of a 30% equity interest in five gas-fired combined cycle power stations in Mexico and a related gas pipeline company to Chubu Electric and Tohoku Electric.