Carlos M. Bermudez is a corporate partner in Akin Gump’s Los Angeles office, focusing on M&A transactions and corporate governance issues. Recently, he has blogged about several important court decisions in California and Delaware affecting the M&A practice.
What is your main practice area?
Mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, general company representation and securities. Specifically, I represent a broad spectrum of clients, including public and private companies and private equity funds, in acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, financings and cross-border transactions.
What hot trends are you currently seeing?
Likely because of my geographic location (Los Angeles), I am seeing a lot of cross-border M&A activity involving Asia (especially in the technology area) and considerable growth in the Southern California technology company scene.
What are you currently working on that you never expected to be working on?
The financing of the acquisition by a U.S. real estate management and investment company of a controlling interest in two Latin American social infrastructure projects (i.e., penitentiaries). I never thought I would work on the purchase of an interest in a jail.
Which blogs/web sites do you read the most?
Law360, AG Deal Diary and CNN.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I enjoy taking advantage of the vibrant Los Angeles restaurant scene with my wife and two young sons — aged 4 and 8 — and seeing my sons try different types of foods (many for the first time). In addition, I love driving to San Diego on Sundays during the NFL season to watch the San Diego “Super” Chargers live with my sons, as well as attending my sons’ sporting events.