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Hector G. Ibarra

Associated Professional*
Charlotte | 704.335.9078
Fax | 704.334.4706
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Hector Ibarra has more than 18 years experience in international business transactions, economic development, and general business law matters. He works closely with foreign and domestic companies seeking to relocate or expand their businesses, with an emphasis in Mexico, Central America, and South America. Prior to joining Parker Poe, Hector was general counsel for a packaging distribution company, where he managed international acquisitions, subsidiary formation, joint ventures, strategic planning, and finance.

Before moving to North Carolina, Hector served as counsel for the Mexican Federal Senate, overseeing all procurement and commercial contracts and serving on the Foreign Commerce and International Senate Committees. He was also deputy general counsel for the General Bureau of Standards in Mexico City, handling legal matters, compliance, and enforcement functions.

*Mr. Ibarra is not licensed to practice law in North Carolina.

Representative Experience

  • Worked with clients on international matters, including foreign investments, formation and management of subsidiaries of foreign-owned enterprises, international joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions.
  • Assisted clients with national and international economic development projects, site selection, and incentive negotiations with state and local governments, along with other project stakeholders associated with foreign direct investment, expansion, relocation, or retention.
  • Experienced in interfacing with foreign governments to assist clients with obtaining government approvals and connecting clients to capital sources.
  • Facilitated strategic planning initiatives for startups in Mexico, Central America, and South America.
  • Experienced in cross-border business transactions, trademark and other intellectual property matters in Mexico, Central America, and South America
  • Served on legal team that represented a publicly traded U.S. automotive company in negotiating economic incentives with 12 Mexican states to establish a manufacturing plant in Mexico (capital investment: $84 million, 600 jobs).
  • Led the team that represented a publicly traded Japanese automotive company in negotiating economic incentives to establish a manufacturing plant in the State of Nuevo León and supervised land acquisition for greenfield manufacturing operation (capital investment: $120 million, 800 jobs).
  • Served on legal team that represented a publicly traded U.S. energy company in acquisitions and joint ventures in several South American countries.
  • Provided extensive tactical advice to a U.S. subsidiary of a German-based manufacturer in licensing, distribution, commercial contracts, and personnel matters during expansion in Mexico, Central America, and South America.
  • Assisted a Mexico-based packaging distributor with logistics coordination and project management in establishing a Maquiladora operation in Matamoros, Mexico.

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Memberships

  • Arts & Science Council, Cultural Leadership Training (CLT) Program Participant, 2012-2013
  • Carolina Raptor Center, Board of Directors, 2013-2016