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Hector G. Ibarra

Associated Professional*
Charlotte | 704.335.9078
Fax | 704.334.4706

Hector Ibarra has more than 25 years of experience in international business transactions, economic development, and general business law. He focuses on outbound business into Mexico, Central America, and South America, as well as inbound business from Europe, Mexico, Central America, and South America. He has helped manufacturers and a variety of other businesses relocate or expand in the Americas.

Hector has advised on cross-border sales contracts and sourcing agreements. He has assisted with the formation of foreign subsidiaries and the adjustment of their tax strategies. He has also helped companies navigate tariff engineering, customs audits, and other aspects of foreign operations.   

Hector is one of Parker Poe’s representatives with TerraLex, one of the world’s leading legal networks. He works closely with other Parker Poe attorneys and TerraLex attorneys around the world to help guide clients through the challenges of global business.

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 assistant general 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 director of legal services for the General Bureau of Standards in Mexico City, handling legal matters, compliance, and enforcement functions.

*Hector is not licensed to practice law in North Carolina.

Representative Experience

  • 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.
  • Experienced in cross-border business transactions, trademark and other intellectual property matters in Mexico, Central America, and South America
  • Facilitated strategic planning initiatives for startups in Mexico, Central America, and South America.
  • 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 governments and 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.

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