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Banking & Finance — Latin America-wide


Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP - Banking & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Distinguished international practice with standout knowledge of finance transactions throughout Latin America. Possesses deep expertise in advising on a broad scope of cross-border mandates, including debt restructuring as well as corporate and project financings involving syndicated lending and structured finance products. Regularly called upon by market-leading investment banks, multilateral agencies and multinational industry giants to act on major transactions in the region.

Strengths Impressed with the quality of the service, one client notes: "They're extremely reliable and competent; I'm extremely happy with the work they've done. I would emphasise their responsiveness and practicality, and ultimately the very high-quality legal advice."

Work highlight Advised Telecom Personal on a USD400 million six-year unsecured loan facility arranged by the International Finance Corporation.

Notable practitioners

Revered practitioner Richard Cooper continues to advise major clients on some of the most significant financial transactions in the region, offering particular expertise in debt restructuring mandates. He is lauded by interviewees, who note: "He's extremely thoughtful and practical. He's the one we go to with the hardest questions and most delicate matters, and he's always very sensitive to the principles of the firm. He's also very good at managing difficult personalities and keeping everyone on the right path."

Jorge Juantorena has an established practice advising clients on cross-border financial transactions in Latin America, offering particular knowledge of the Mexican market. His experience includes handling significant debt restructurings and representing borrowers in energy infrastructure project finance mandates.

Andrés de la Cruz is recognised for his contributions to the Latin American finance market, particularly in Argentina. He has been instructed by sovereigns, corporates and banks to advise on credit facilities and restructurings.

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Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP - Banking & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Pre-eminent banking and finance practice with long-standing experience acting on an array of sophisticated regional transactions, including project finance, corporate finance and refinancing. Frequently retained by a host of notable borrowers, such as major companies operating in the natural resources, energy and aviation industries. Team boasts additional expertise advising leading financial institutions on syndicated lending and structured finance mandates.

Strengths Interviewees hold the firm in high regard, with one reporting: "I can't think of anything to improve on - they are great lawyers and the work is excellent."

Work highlight Assisted the administrative agents and joint lead arrangers on a USD2 billion revolving credit facility for Grupo Bimbo.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head James Florack is renowned for his deep experience assisting key financial institutions with major cross-border corporate and acquisition finance mandates. His expertise makes clients feel "comfortable and protected," as one source notes, adding: "The reason we go to him so often is that he is very responsive, extremely knowledgeable, straight to the point, and good at negotiating and convincing parties as to how to get things done."

Manuel Garciadiaz has a solid reputation for his knowledge of Latin American banking and finance matters, particularly those related to Brazil. His expertise includes advising significant energy and transport companies on corporate finance and debt restructuring mandates.

Experienced São Paulo-based practitioner Stephen Hood is well positioned to tackle important project finance mandates in the region, particularly those with a Brazilian element. He is well versed in matters relating to the energy and transport infrastructure sectors.

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Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Market-leading practice group esteemed for its knowledge of Latin American financing deals and highly sought after by international investors. Regularly represents consortiums of multinational investment banks in high-value regional transactions. Boasts significant expertise in cross-border project finance as well as corporate and acquisition finance mandates involving multiple economic sectors, most notably energy and natural resources.

Strengths One client enthuses: "I have worked with Milbank for several years now and they are always very impressive. It has always been very seamless and they have handled incredibly complex matters as a firm."

Work highlight Advised joint lead arrangers and bookrunners Bank of Nova Scotia, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, and DNB Bank ASA in a USD250 million two-tranche syndicated revolving credit facility.

Notable practitioners

Carlos Albarracín is well regarded by peers for his dedication to the Latin American finance market. He regularly acts as lender's counsel for a host of major investment banks throughout the region, particularly on matters related to Argentina, Peru, Mexico and Colombia. He has far-reaching expertise and is especially well versed in acquisition finance and general bank lending matters.

Daniel Bartfeld stands out to peers as a "terrific guy," and "a good lawyer who is liked by clients." He has in-depth experience advising lenders on key regional project financings in the transport and energy infrastructure sectors. One client remarks: "He is a guy who can cut right to the heart of the issue very quickly and present a good solution."

Carolina Walther-Meade has a strong practice advising primarily on project finance including structured financing deals. She is experienced at representing financial institutions and corporate borrowers in cross-border Latin American mandates.

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Milbank is one of the world's leading law firms for cross-border financing and project financing, with particularly strong experience in Emerging Markets including Latin America. Milbank is the only international firm with a project finance practice consistently recognized across all industries and in each country in Latin America where project financings occur, whereas our competitors each work only in a limited scope of countries or sectors.

We have successfully represented the leading players – including debt and equity investors, private sponsors and government lenders – in their most important and high-profile financings throughout Latin America. Our work has focused on power and energy projects (including renewable energy), oil/gas projects (upstream and downstream), a wide range of infrastructure projects, including roads, highways, bridges, rail systems, airports, and mining, and telecommunications projects, among many others. 

Milbank is also active in leverage financing transactions involving Latin America where an increasing number of acquisitions are financed with cross-border bank and capital markets debt.

Our team is fully bilingual, including a large team of native Portuguese and Spanish speakers.

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Shearman & Sterling LLP - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Powerhouse transactional practice advising on major financing matters across key Latin American jurisdictions, offering specific knowledge of the Mexican, Peruvian and Chilean markets. Routinely instructed by leading corporate banks and international investment groups to act as lender's counsel on multi-jurisdictional corporate finance, project finance and refinancing mandates. Additionally, advises significant regional energy companies as borrowers.

Strengths Commentators highlight the breadth of the team's expertise, attesting: "My experience with Shearman is that they have a very deep bench. They have been able to bring together colleagues who have all these different areas of expertise, and they are able to bring various levels of expertise at the appropriate time."

Work highlight Represented Credit Agricole, Bank of America, Citibank, SMBC, HSBC and Mizuho as lead arrangers on the USD1.5 billion Pemex refinancing.

Notable practitioners

Denise Grant garners praise from clients for her knowledge of complex financings, with one remarking: "She's the go-to whenever I need help with corporate loans and structured transactions. She's a very good, very responsive lawyer; whenever I need something in a certain timeframe, she delivers." She has in-depth experience advising leading companies and financial institutions on refinancing, project finance and general bank lending matters.

The "outstanding" Cynthia Urda Kassis has impressed clients and peers alike with her expertise in the banking and finance realm. She is called upon by both lenders and borrowers to advise on major deals to finance infrastructure, energy and mining projects throughout the region, particularly in Chile, Peru and Ecuador.

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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Outstanding global player with a sterling reputation in the banking and finance arena. Seasoned adviser to international investment banks as lenders, in addition to corporate giants as borrowers, in varied cross-border financings. Has in-depth knowledge of acquisition finance, corporate finance, and refinancing matters. Particularly well versed in handling complex structured finance mandates involving syndicated lending and senior secured credit facilities.

Strengths Sources are quick to praise the firm's abilities, with one stating: "They are fantastic all round; they are very intelligent and professional and they know our clients. I think they just need to keep up the good work."

Work highlight Represented Credit Suisse and BBVA Bancomer as lenders on a USD1.55 billion senior bridge facility to Grupo Mexico Transportes to fund the acquisition of Florida East Coast Holdings Corporation.

Notable practitioners

Alejandro González Lazzeri continues to impress clients with his expertise in Latin American finance transactions, with one client commenting: "He's intelligent, knows what he's doing, and is pleasant to work with. I'm happy to rely on him for legal advice." Another pleased source notes: "He's great at resolving issues and anticipating problems. He finds out-of-the-box solutions to fix matters and is very knowledgeable of the market."

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Skadden has had a dedicated Latin America Group since 1990, significantly longer than most major law firms. Our group has advised clients on numerous major matters throughout the region, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate financings, international banking matters, project financings, private equity transactions, restructurings, privatizations, and international arbitration and complex litigation matters.

We represent many major Latin American and international companies, investment banks and financial institutions, including underwriters and issuers, and individual directors and officers in some of the largest, most high-profile transactions and disputes in Latin America. We have worked in more than 20 countries throughout the region and our work has been recognized for numerous rankings and “deal of the year” awards, including:

  • ranked in the top tier for corporate/M&A: international in Brazil by Chambers Global 2017 and Chambers Latin America 2017;
  • the only U.S.-based firm ranked in the top tier for global M&A by Chambers Global 2017;
    named the top Corporate/M&A practice in Latinvex’s Top Law Firms (2016) survey and among the top two international firms overall in the region;
  • recognized by Latin Lawyer, LatinFinance and other publications with “deal of the year” distinctions for numerous representations in the region, including 29 “deals of the year” in recent years; 
  • ranked first for announced Latin American M&A transactions in 2016 by Thomson Reuters.

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White & Case LLP - Banking & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Heavyweight group with an exceptional track record representing lenders and sponsors on high-value financial transactions throughout Latin America, offering particular regional expertise in Brazil, Chile and Colombia. Benefits from long-standing experience handling secured and unsecured syndicated lending deals for consortiums of investment banks. Also advises blue-chip companies operating in the energy and transport sectors on corporate finance and refinancing mandates.

Strengths One client praises the firm's expertise, reporting: "I am very satisfied with the service that White & Case has rendered to us. They are extremely knowledgeable about cross-border banking and finance transactions."

Work highlight Represented a group of nine international and Chilean commercial banks as lenders in the approximately USD850 million project financing for the development of a 600km electricity transmission line and related substations.

Notable practitioners

Carlos Viana has a keen understanding of the intricacies of Latin American finance transactions born out of his considerable experience advising on corporate finance, refinancing, and most notably project finance. He has significant expertise in energy and transport matters, regularly representing leading banks and corporates in high-level sector-related deals. He is respected by clients, with one describing him as "one of the most renowned lawyers in the industry."

Donald Baker has a respected practice advising clients on banking and finance transactions in Latin America, and is specifically recognised for his Brazilian expertise. He has represented clients on an array of cross-border financing mandates, including project finance, corporate finance and trade finance matters.

Taisa Markus is recognised for her capabilities in the banking and finance arena, with one client attesting: "We really liked working with Taisa - she's very hands on, a great communicator and very responsive, in addition to understanding Latin American companies and bi-culturalism, which can be very important to bridge the gap between international and regional parties."

Sabrena Silver has an established practice advising leading banks and corporates on a broad range of banking and finance transactions throughout the region. A pleased client reports: "She has excellent knowledge of the banking sector and a strong Latin American focus. She is the reason I am now working with the firm."

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Mayer Brown LLP - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Deeply respected global practice offering expertise in a variety of banking and finance matters. Regularly instructed by multilaterals and global investment banks, acting as lenders and arrangers, to act as counsel on complex secured and unsecured bridge and term loans, as well as revolving credit facilities. Well versed in advising on inter-bank lending, corporate finance, acquisition finance and debt refinancing mandates throughout the region.

Strengths One client lauds the firm for its clear and attentive style, stating: "They are very focused on the client, hearing our concerns and addressing them properly and explaining any issues that may arise. They are great."

Work highlight Assisted the International Finance Corporation and the OPEC Fund for International Development with the restructuring and sale of approximately USD65 million of term loan financings for Ultrapetrol Group.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Douglas Doetsch brings a great deal of experience to the table advising on significant cross-border Latin American banking and finance mandates. He has considerable expertise representing lenders and borrowers in a variety of credit facilities to raise capital for corporate acquisitions, project development and debt refinancings.

David Duffee is a recognised practitioner featuring in prominent transactions throughout the region, with a particular focus on Chile and Peru. His practice is centred on advising major investment and development banks houses on syndicated lending to companies in the energy sector. He has additional expertise representing developers in project finance matters.

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Paul Hastings LLP - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly acclaimed international finance practice with strong regional expertise, particularly in Mexico. Acts for significant borrowers and lenders financing operations in the energy, food and drink and automotive sectors, as well as assisting with inter-bank lending. Offers extensive experience handling project finance, corporate finance and refinancing deals on behalf of banking groups or major corporates.

Strengths Sources describe the service as "outstanding," pointing out that "the team is always available and offers extremely valuable technical knowledge and advice."

Work highlight Acted for Mexican companies Axtel, as borrower, and Alestra, as guarantor, on a USD750 million senior unsecured loan from a consortium of national and international investment banks.

Notable practitioners

Michael Fitzgerald continues to impress with his mastery of the subject matter and is "a name to be reckoned with," according to one peer. He has in-depth experience acting on Latin American mandates, particularly those related to the Mexican market. He routinely advises on bilateral and syndicated lending in connection with corporate financing and debt restructuring transactions. He is held in high esteem by his clients who view him as "very knowledgeable," as well as "practical and thorough."

Interviewees think highly of Robert Kartheiser, describing him as a "top-of-the-line lawyer," and going on to say "he is very intelligent, responsive and has a great attitude." Another commentator adds: "He kept everything on track, balanced the people involved, and pushed the right points while finding compromises where necessary. He's also extremely knowledgeable of the practice area and a pleasure to work with." He is particularly active advising on project finance deals in the region.

Joy Gallup has significant experience in various cross-border Latin American financings. She impresses clients this year, who highlight her "work style, knowledge and commitment to getting the deal done."

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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Celebrated international firm offering pronounced expertise in sophisticated structured finance mandates, such as dual-currency term loans and syndicated credit facilities. Team's knowledge spans various types of financing, including refinancing, acquisition finance and project finance. Acts on deals across Latin America, representing major regional companies as well as investment banks and funds.

Strengths One source thinks highly of the services the firm provides, enthusing: "They do an excellent job, are very thorough in their work, and have great client-management skills. I think it is a very high-quality firm."

Work highlight Acted for GMG Holdings and its affiliates on a USD120 million syndicated term loan facility for the purpose of refinancing existing debt.

Notable practitioners

Head of department David Williams is deeply experienced in advising clients on cross-border transactions in Latin America and is particularly recognised for his work in the Chilean market. He has developed a strong practice representing clients in complex project and corporate finance transactions, in addition to debt restructuring mandates. Clients appreciate his knowledge of the practice area, referring to him as a "superb lawyer."

Jaime Mercado is an accomplished practitioner with notable capabilities in both public and private sector financing matters, having represented major companies, financial institutions and sovereigns throughout the region. He is regularly instructed to advise on significant corporate and project financing mandates.

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Allen & Overy LLP - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Experienced banking and finance team engaged in complex multi-jurisdictional Latin American finance transactions, offering considerable knowledge of project finance and refinancing matters. Primarily represents multinational investment banks acting as lenders, as well as significant developers and other companies as borrowers.

Strengths One client highlights the firm's timely service, noting: "The need to have a quick response is more and more in demand and I look to the firm for that. I can send an e-mail in the evening and get documents by the morning. It's really a very good service."

Work highlight Advised Credit Suisse as arranger and lender on a USD102 million term loan to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas for infrastructure project financing.

Notable practitioners

Department head Bruno Soares has a strong practice concentrating on cross-border transactions involving the Brazilian market. Clients single him out for his focus, with one noting: "He has the ability to get to the crucial point we need to focus on, can see what's important and suggest a course of action. He is always focused on closing the transaction."

Dorina Yessios has long-standing experience advising clients on regional banking and finance matters, with a focus on deals within the power, infrastructure and natural resources industries. She has been active advising energy giants and project companies on financings in Chile, Mexico, Colombia and Peru.

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Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP - Banking & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Respected practice group with recognised capabilities advising clients on public and private sector financial transactions. Has specific experience advising sovereigns and reserve banks on regulatory matters. Offers additional expertise representing borrowers and lenders in restructurings and general bank lending mandates.

Strengths One satisfied client reports: "They not only look after the legal side, but also pay attention to the financial side. They are very knowledgeable of the banking and finance industry, as well as the law."

Work highlight Counselled Banco de Crédito del Perú, Itau Unibanco and Bradesco on regulatory compliance issues, including EU Market Abuse Regulation, FCPA, Sarbanes-Oxley, and Dodd-Frank.

Notable practitioners

Gregory Harrington has considerable experience working on significant banking matters and has an impressive understanding of restructuring and regulatory compliance issues. He has been active throughout the region, with a particular focus on Brazil and Panama. Clients respect his expertise and describe him as "very knowledgeable."

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Clifford Chance LLP - Banking & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Well-regarded international practice offering distinct expertise in cross-border financing mandates. Has a very strong reputation for its project finance capabilities, regularly assisting major investment banks with bilateral and syndicated lending transactions. Has additional expertise representing lenders and borrowers in restructuring deals.

Work highlight Represented a syndicate of five Brazilian lenders in a USD235 million debt restructuring of the Unigel group.

Notable practitioners

Jay Gavigan has long-standing experience advising clients on a variety of transactions, including acquisition, corporate and project finance. He has advised both lenders and borrowers on complex syndicated and bilateral term lending, as well as restructuring existing debt and credit facilities in various Latin American markets.

Christopher Willott is a respected figure in the Latin American banking and finance market, with one peer describing him as an "excellent lawyer." He has noted capabilities in project and corporate finance, as well as offering expertise in restructuring mandates. He regularly acts for banks and developers as lenders and borrowers respectively.

Gianluca Bacchiocchi is well regarded by market commentators, who describe him as "an intelligent lawyer," adding that "he knows his stuff." His practice is focused on advising lenders on project finance mandates.

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Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP - Banking & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Established cross-border finance practice experienced in representing significant clients in regional transactions, offering noteworthy knowledge of the Brazilian market. Regularly called upon by syndicates of international banks as lenders, in addition to corporate borrowers, to act as counsel on trade finance, acquisition finance and debt refinancing matters.

Strengths One interviewee praises the firm for its "excellent, personalised and sophisticated service present in every step of the negotiation and execution process."

Notable practitioners

Amy Dulin has a stellar track record advising on regional banking and finance matters, with one client commenting: "Amy has been instrumental in all the deals in which we have worked together, not only structured deals, but unsecured ones as well. Lenders and borrowers really like working with her. She is super professional, always on top of transactions, and on hand to provide necessary advice to her clients."

Federico Goudie is recognised for his knowledge of corporate matters, regularly advising on acquisition financing deals. He has notable experience assisting with bilateral lending transactions and the restructuring of credit facilities.

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Jones Day - Banking & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Recognised international practice with strong regional ties supported by offices in Mexico and Brazil. Advises on a wide array of regional financing transactions, including acquisition financing, project financing and corporate financing. Routinely sought out by significant lenders and borrowers for its knowledge of credit facilities, including bridge and term loans.

Strengths Impressed with the quality of the service, one client remarks: "They did a sterling job and got us to where we want to be. I wouldn't change a thing"

Work highlight Advised BBVA Bancomer as administrative agent as well as BBVA Securities and Credit Suisse Securities as joint lead arrangers on a USD1.55 billion unsecured bridge loan agreement for GMexico Transportes.

Notable practitioners

James Salerno offers specific expertise representing lenders and borrowers in financing matters within the energy sector. One client attests: "He's very knowledgeable, definitely knows his stuff. His views, opinions and legal advice are very helpful and steer us in the right direction."

Fradyn Suárez has a solid practice representing deal managers and lenders on corporate and project financing transactions throughout the region. Her client roster includes multinational banks and multilateral agencies.

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Linklaters - Banking & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Respected magic circle firm benefiting from strong regional expertise, with notable activity in the Southern Cone as well as Peru. Predominantly advises borrowers operating in the energy sector, among others, on high-value project financing mandates. Offers additional expertise in corporate finance and refinancing for lenders.

Strengths One client enthuses: "They are very good, very thorough, and have organised themselves into very strong teams. Unsurprisingly, they do very good work in finance-related matters; they have a good reputation for a reason."

Work highlight Advised ENAP Sipetrol as borrower and ENAP as guarantor on two term loans totalling USD230 million to finance the expansion of offshore oil and gas exploration facilities.

Notable practitioners

Conrado Tenaglia has a solid practice representing energy and natural resources giants on notable project finance mandates. He has considerable experience advising on Latin American matters, offering particular expertise in Argentina.

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Norton Rose Fulbright - Banking & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Established practice maintaining considerable expertise in project finance, corporate finance and debt restructuring, as well as asset and trade finance. Remains in high demand with corporate borrowers and financial institutions looking to invest in the region. Has extensive experience advising on deals in the Latin American market, particularly Brazil.

Strengths One client singles out the firm's flexibility, citing: "What we like about them is that they are very available lawyers that we can rely on as a very demanding client with unusual work."

Work highlight Advised Vale on the restructuring of USD4 billion of subsidiary Samarco's debt.

Notable practitioners

Charles Johnson is an experienced practitioner capable of advising on the full gamut of Latin American finance transactions. Clients praise his "clear and straightforward communication style," adding: "He is very experienced and knowledgeable and always addresses problems directly. He's a well-known figure in the market."

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Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP - Banking & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Notable banking and finance practice recognised for its knowledge of the Venezuelan and Mexican markets. Advises borrowers and lenders on bilateral and syndicated lending transactions to finance asset acquisitions, project development and trade. Boasts additional expertise in regulatory banking and compliance matters.

Strengths One source praises: "They have a lot of experience and are very practical. The service was excellent."

Work highlight Represented Bancomext in the restructuring, negotiation and development of a new master trade finance programme with WorldBusiness Capital and other financial institutions based in the US.

Notable practitioners

David Bayrock is a finance partner with notable experience advising clients operating in the energy sector, specifically the oil and gas industry. He focuses his practice on advising state-owned entities on corporate and asset financing transactions.

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DLA Piper LLP (US) - Banking & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Global player with a strong regional footprint through their offices in Chile, Peru, Colombia and Mexico. Often retained by investment banks, multilateral agencies and energy companies to advise on various deals, including project finance, acquisition finance and debt refinancing mandates.

Strengths An interviewee remarks: "I'm very satisfied with the quality of the work and the response time. They understand perfectly our needs and concerns and guide us in how to do things that we were concerned about."

Work highlight Assisted Export-Import Bank of the United States and the Central American Bank for Economic Integration with the financing of the Cerro de Hula wind project in Honduras, in addition to post-closing matters related to the sale of the project.

Notable practitioners

John Murphy stands out to interviewees as a "very focused, attentive practitioner with a good grip on the bigger picture." One source says: "He is very good on the legal side, but has the business background and understands both. It's a pleasure to work with him." His practice is focused on advising borrowers on corporate and project finance matters.

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Greenberg Traurig, PA - Banking & Finance Department

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What the team is known for International practice well-positioned to tackle Latin American finance matters from its Miami and Mexico city offices. Represents corporate borrowers primarily from the energy, natural resources and aviation sectors on an array of finance transactions, including syndicated and structured loans. Additionally advises financial institutions on trade finance and regulatory banking matters.

Work highlight Advised Mesoamerica Latam Opportunities Fund on a USD120 million revolving credit facility.

Notable practitioners

Randy Bullard is well versed in Latin American cross-border financing transactions, having represented both lenders and borrowers in matters in Panama, Chile and Costa Rica. His expertise includes advising on bilateral and syndicated bank lending, with experience in an array of credit facilities and refinancing deals.

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Greenberg Traurig’s global finance attorneys have wide-ranging experience structuring, documenting and negotiating domestic and international, secured and unsecured, financing transactions as well as the capabilities and depth to provide assistance in every substantive area of law that bears on these transactions. Our attorneys also assist clients in developing transaction structures that satisfy the requirements of lenders, borrowers and investors (including multi-jurisdictional tax structures and offshore tax vehicles). In today’s competitive corporate finance market, we provide our clients with the flexibility and innovation required to structure their transactions.

GT attorneys advise underwriters, issuers, investors and credit enhancers, servicers, special servicers and trustees on a range of public and private transactions, including DPRs and other future flow receivables, mortgage loans, construction loans and project bond financings. We also assist such clients with matters involving trade, credit card, lease, health care and film receivables and music royalties.

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Hogan Lovells US LLP - Banking & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Recognised practice with a solid reputation for its representation of sovereign and public entities in significant regional finance deals. Has additional experience advising financial institutions as lenders on various types of credit facilities. Particularly active in Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico and Brazil, amongst other Latin American jurisdictions.

Notable practitioners

New York-based partner Emil Arca has represented a plethora of borrowers and lenders on international Latin American finance transactions. He has notable experience advising on structured finance and debt restructuring mandates.

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Holland & Knight LLP - Banking & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Reputed banking and finance practice group regularly instructed to handle significant transactions for corporate clients and international financial institutions. Skilled at leading asset financing, project financing and acquisition financing deals related to the energy and aviation sectors. Offers particular jurisdictional expertise in Central American markets.

Strengths One source notes: "I'm generally very happy with the work. They were very helpful and knew what they were doing."

Work highlight Acted as counsel for Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional on a multi-tranche Conexión Norte project financing for a total value of USD463 million.

Notable practitioners

Clients describe Stephen Double as "very helpful," noting: "Whenever there was something that needed more seniority, he was involved." He has notable experience advising lenders on inter-bank lending, often leading complex syndicated and secured loans in the region. Project finance and trade finance are particular areas of focus.

Norberto Quintana is recognised for his Latin American finance practice, garnering praise from a market commentator as a "sound fundamental lawyer." He maintains a solid reputation for advising lenders and borrowers on syndicated structured lending to fund project development and asset acquisitions.

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Holland & Knight's Latin American-wide banking and finance lawyers work across all industry sectors and have significant expertise in the representation of U.S., Latin American and European financial institutions in connection with financings and investments in Latin America.

We regularly represent both major Latin American borrowers and bulge bracket investment bank
lenders on syndicated loans, acquisition financings and structured financings throughout Latin America.

We have a strong practice advising Latin American airlines and multinational aircraft finance and leasing companies on transportation and asset finance deals.

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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP - Banking & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Enterprising banking and finance team bolstered by the merger of Andrews Kurth Kenyon and Hunton & Williams. Has long-standing experience advising lenders and borrowers on varied energy and social infrastructure project financings. Has additional expertise assisting with secured financing related to the real estate sector.

Strengths Clients highlight the team's cohesion and quality, noting: "They are highly skilled and have great teamwork; we really like the way they work."

Notable practitioners

Fernando Margarit is experienced in handling varied cross-border financings, including asset-backed and syndicated loans. He is well versed in project finance mandates, with specific expertise in the sub-sea cable industry.

Vera Rechsteiner has a significant practice advising clients on infrastructure project and acquisition financing. Clients praise her efforts and regional expertise, noting: "She not only speaks the language, but gets how the people in this area think. She works very hard and has a good turnover."

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Latham & Watkins LLP - Banking & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Respected international group maintaining solid expertise in Latin American financings, specifically project and acquisition finance transactions. Regularly acts as counsel for key regional sponsors and concessionaires in the oil and gas sector on secured cross-border financing deals.

Strengths One source extols the team's virtues, stating: "The deal had to combine a high knowledge of financing deals, understanding of the whole business mechanics, and also show great negotiation skills, and the lawyers performed excellently."

Work highlight Advised Infraestructura Energética Nova on the amendment of a USD1.17 million revolving credit facility.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head Antonio Del Pino is well regarded for his knowledge of asset and project finance mandates. He regularly advises energy giants and project companies as borrowers on regional infrastructure financings.

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP - Banking & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Dynamic firm with extensive experience advising key players in the Latin American finance market on significant debt restructuring and refinancing deals. Benefits from additional knowledge of the energy sector, regularly advising lenders and borrowers on credit facilities, including term loans to finance operations in the oil and gas industry.

Strengths One source remarks: "The experience has been highly positive - they are very deal-oriented and managed to make a very difficult transaction easier."

Work highlight Represented an ad hoc group of OAS bondholders on a debt restructuring plan valued at over USD1 billion.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head Thomas Mellor is singled out by observers as "very experienced, knowledgeable and pragmatic." One interviewee adds: "He is technically superior and has a very clear and easy drafting style. He is also extremely fast in turning around quality documents." He is recognised for his skill in advising on complex financing and restructuring matters, offering substantial experience in matters related to the Brazilian and Mexican markets.

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Proskauer Rose LLP - Banking & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Significant practice with noteworthy experience leading regional cross-border transactions, particularly those related to the Brazilian market. Represents regional banks and multilateral agencies as lenders, as well as energy companies as borrowers, in significant project finance and debt restructuring mandates.

Strengths One client highlights the firm's regional expertise, citing: "We need lawyers that understand both the foreign and local environment, and they really have that side covered."

Work highlight Assisted the Puerto Rico Oversight Board with the USD7.7 billion Puerto Rico Government Development Bank debt restructuring.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head Antonio Piccirillo is praised by market commentators for his expertise in transactions related to the Brazilian market. He is a deeply experienced practitioner capable of handling sophisticated bilateral and syndicated lending facilities primarily for borrowers operating in the energy and infrastructure sectors. He also benefits from considerable knowledge of debt restructuring mandates.

David Fenwick is a seasoned practitioner and utilises his strong financial acumen to advise lenders and borrowers on significant credit facilities, often to refinance debt. Sources are quick to sing his praises, remarking: "He knows the market very well and is experienced and intelligent."

Practice co-head Carlos Martinez has long-standing experience advising on key Latin American banking and finance transactions. His practice is focused on advising borrowers on high-value debt restructuring mandates.

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Sullivan & Cromwell LLP - Banking & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Key practice group active in advising clients on financings related to the oil and gas and mining sectors. Noted capabilities in debt restructuring and project financing transactions throughout the region. Client roster comprises primarily corporate borrowers, including project sponsors, in addition to domestic and international creditors.

Strengths An impressed source notes: "The depth of their counsel is really excellent, they respond very quickly, and they give elaborate and thought-out advice."

Work highlight Represented Minera Antucoya and its sponsors in various financings, including the USD650 million Antucoya copper project financing.

Notable practitioners

Seasoned practitioner Sergio Galvis has a strong practice advising energy companies and SPVs on significant cross-border financings. He is routinely instructed to handle key regional project and acquisition financings, in addition to major debt restructuring mandates. He is particularly well versed in the financing of mining projects.

Christopher Mann centres his practice on regional cross-border project financing and restructuring. He is active in transactions within the energy sector and has acted as counsel for corporate entities, financial institutions and sovereigns.

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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Revered practitioner Richard Cooper continues to advise major clients on some of the most significant financial transactions in the region, offering particular expertise in debt restructuring mandates. He is lauded by interviewees, who note: "He's extremely thoughtful and practical. He's the one we go to with the hardest questions and most delicate matters, and he's always very sensitive to the principles of the firm. He's also very good at managing difficult personalities and keeping everyone on the right path."

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Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Amy Dulin has a stellar track record advising on regional banking and finance matters, with one client commenting: "Amy has been instrumental in all the deals in which we have worked together, not only structured deals, but unsecured ones as well. Lenders and borrowers really like working with her. She is super professional, always on top of transactions, and on hand to provide necessary advice to her clients."

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Michael L Fitzgerald

Paul Hastings LLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Michael Fitzgerald continues to impress with his mastery of the subject matter and is "a name to be reckoned with," according to one peer. He has in-depth experience acting on Latin American mandates, particularly those related to the Mexican market. He routinely advises on bilateral and syndicated lending in connection with corporate financing and debt restructuring transactions. He is held in high esteem by his clients who view him as "very knowledgeable," as well as "practical and thorough."

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Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head James Florack is renowned for his deep experience assisting key financial institutions with major cross-border corporate and acquisition finance mandates. His expertise makes clients feel "comfortable and protected," as one source notes, adding: "The reason we go to him so often is that he is very responsive, extremely knowledgeable, straight to the point, and good at negotiating and convincing parties as to how to get things done."

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Alejandro González Lazzeri

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Alejandro González Lazzeri continues to impress clients with his expertise in Latin American finance transactions, with one client commenting: "He's intelligent, knows what he's doing, and is pleasant to work with. I'm happy to rely on him for legal advice." Another pleased source notes: "He's great at resolving issues and anticipating problems. He finds out-of-the-box solutions to fix matters and is very knowledgeable of the market."

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Shearman & Sterling LLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Denise Grant garners praise from clients for her knowledge of complex financings, with one remarking: "She's the go-to whenever I need help with corporate loans and structured transactions. She's a very good, very responsive lawyer; whenever I need something in a certain timeframe, she delivers." She has in-depth experience advising leading companies and financial institutions on refinancing, project finance and general bank lending matters.

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Carlos Albarracín

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Carlos Albarracín is well regarded by peers for his dedication to the Latin American finance market. He regularly acts as lender's counsel for a host of major investment banks throughout the region, particularly on matters related to Argentina, Peru, Mexico and Colombia. He has far-reaching expertise and is especially well versed in acquisition finance and general bank lending matters.

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Douglas A Doetsch

Mayer Brown LLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Douglas Doetsch brings a great deal of experience to the table advising on significant cross-border Latin American banking and finance mandates. He has considerable expertise representing lenders and borrowers in a variety of credit facilities to raise capital for corporate acquisitions, project development and debt refinancings.

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Mayer Brown LLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

David Duffee is a recognised practitioner featuring in prominent transactions throughout the region, with a particular focus on Chile and Peru. His practice is centred on advising major investment and development banks houses on syndicated lending to companies in the energy sector. He has additional expertise representing developers in project finance matters.

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Robert Kartheiser

Paul Hastings LLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Interviewees think highly of Robert Kartheiser, describing him as a "top-of-the-line lawyer," and going on to say "he is very intelligent, responsive and has a great attitude." Another commentator adds: "He kept everything on track, balanced the people involved, and pushed the right points while finding compromises where necessary. He's also extremely knowledgeable of the practice area and a pleasure to work with." He is particularly active advising on project finance deals in the region.

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Thomas Mellor is singled out by observers as "very experienced, knowledgeable and pragmatic." One interviewee adds: "He is technically superior and has a very clear and easy drafting style. He is also extremely fast in turning around quality documents." He is recognised for his skill in advising on complex financing and restructuring matters, offering substantial experience in matters related to the Brazilian and Mexican markets.

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Cynthia Urda Kassis

Shearman & Sterling LLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

The "outstanding" Cynthia Urda Kassis has impressed clients and peers alike with her expertise in the banking and finance realm. She is called upon by both lenders and borrowers to advise on major deals to finance infrastructure, energy and mining projects throughout the region, particularly in Chile, Peru and Ecuador.

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White & Case LLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Carlos Viana has a keen understanding of the intricacies of Latin American finance transactions born out of his considerable experience advising on corporate finance, refinancing, and most notably project finance. He has significant expertise in energy and transport matters, regularly representing leading banks and corporates in high-level sector-related deals. He is respected by clients, with one describing him as "one of the most renowned lawyers in the industry."

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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department David Williams is deeply experienced in advising clients on cross-border transactions in Latin America and is particularly recognised for his work in the Chilean market. He has developed a strong practice representing clients in complex project and corporate finance transactions, in addition to debt restructuring mandates. Clients appreciate his knowledge of the practice area, referring to him as a "superb lawyer."

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White & Case LLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Donald Baker has a respected practice advising clients on banking and finance transactions in Latin America, and is specifically recognised for his Brazilian expertise. He has represented clients on an array of cross-border financing mandates, including project finance, corporate finance and trade finance matters.

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Daniel D Bartfeld

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Daniel Bartfeld stands out to peers as a "terrific guy," and "a good lawyer who is liked by clients." He has in-depth experience advising lenders on key regional project financings in the transport and energy infrastructure sectors. One client remarks: "He is a guy who can cut right to the heart of the issue very quickly and present a good solution."

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Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Seasoned practitioner Sergio Galvis has a strong practice advising energy companies and SPVs on significant cross-border financings. He is routinely instructed to handle key regional project and acquisition financings, in addition to major debt restructuring mandates. He is particularly well versed in the financing of mining projects.

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Gregory Harrington

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Gregory Harrington has considerable experience working on significant banking matters and has an impressive understanding of restructuring and regulatory compliance issues. He has been active throughout the region, with a particular focus on Brazil and Panama. Clients respect his expertise and describe him as "very knowledgeable."

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Norton Rose Fulbright

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Charles Johnson is an experienced practitioner capable of advising on the full gamut of Latin American finance transactions. Clients praise his "clear and straightforward communication style," adding: "He is very experienced and knowledgeable and always addresses problems directly. He's a well-known figure in the market."

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Jorge U Juantorena

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Jorge Juantorena has an established practice advising clients on cross-border financial transactions in Latin America, offering particular knowledge of the Mexican market. His experience includes handling significant debt restructurings and representing borrowers in energy infrastructure project finance mandates.

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White & Case LLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Taisa Markus is recognised for her capabilities in the banking and finance arena, with one client attesting: "We really liked working with Taisa - she's very hands on, a great communicator and very responsive, in addition to understanding Latin American companies and bi-culturalism, which can be very important to bridge the gap between international and regional parties."

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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Jaime Mercado is an accomplished practitioner with notable capabilities in both public and private sector financing matters, having represented major companies, financial institutions and sovereigns throughout the region. He is regularly instructed to advise on significant corporate and project financing mandates.

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Antonio Piccirillo

Proskauer Rose

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Antonio Piccirillo is praised by market commentators for his expertise in transactions related to the Brazilian market. He is a deeply experienced practitioner capable of handling sophisticated bilateral and syndicated lending facilities primarily for borrowers operating in the energy and infrastructure sectors. He also benefits from considerable knowledge of debt restructuring mandates.

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White & Case LLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sabrena Silver has an established practice advising leading banks and corporates on a broad range of banking and finance transactions throughout the region. A pleased client reports: "She has excellent knowledge of the banking sector and a strong Latin American focus. She is the reason I am now working with the firm."

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Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

David Bayrock is a finance partner with notable experience advising clients operating in the energy sector, specifically the oil and gas industry. He focuses his practice on advising state-owned entities on corporate and asset financing transactions.

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Greenberg Traurig, PA

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Randy Bullard is well versed in Latin American cross-border financing transactions, having represented both lenders and borrowers in matters in Panama, Chile and Costa Rica. His expertise includes advising on bilateral and syndicated bank lending, with experience in an array of credit facilities and refinancing deals.

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Holland & Knight LLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients describe Stephen Double as "very helpful," noting: "Whenever there was something that needed more seniority, he was involved." He has notable experience advising lenders on inter-bank lending, often leading complex syndicated and secured loans in the region. Project finance and trade finance are particular areas of focus.

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Proskauer Rose

From the Chambers Latin America guide

David Fenwick is a seasoned practitioner and utilises his strong financial acumen to advise lenders and borrowers on significant credit facilities, often to refinance debt. Sources are quick to sing his praises, remarking: "He knows the market very well and is experienced and intelligent."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Manuel Garciadiaz

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Manuel Garciadiaz has a solid reputation for his knowledge of Latin American banking and finance matters, particularly those related to Brazil. His expertise includes advising significant energy and transport companies on corporate finance and debt restructuring mandates.

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Clifford Chance US LLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Jay Gavigan has long-standing experience advising clients on a variety of transactions, including acquisition, corporate and project finance. He has advised both lenders and borrowers on complex syndicated and bilateral term lending, as well as restructuring existing debt and credit facilities in various Latin American markets.

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Band 4

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Experienced São Paulo-based practitioner Stephen Hood is well positioned to tackle important project finance mandates in the region, particularly those with a Brazilian element. He is well versed in matters relating to the energy and transport infrastructure sectors.

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

From the Chambers Latin America guide

John Murphy stands out to interviewees as a "very focused, attentive practitioner with a good grip on the bigger picture." One source says: "He is very good on the legal side, but has the business background and understands both. It's a pleasure to work with him." His practice is focused on advising borrowers on corporate and project finance matters.

^ See whole ranking table

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Norberto E Quintana

Holland & Knight LLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Norberto Quintana is recognised for his Latin American finance practice, garnering praise from a market commentator as a "sound fundamental lawyer." He maintains a solid reputation for advising lenders and borrowers on syndicated structured lending to fund project development and asset acquisitions.

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Jones Day

From the Chambers Latin America guide

James Salerno offers specific expertise representing lenders and borrowers in financing matters within the energy sector. One client attests: "He's very knowledgeable, definitely knows his stuff. His views, opinions and legal advice are very helpful and steer us in the right direction."

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Band 4

Allen & Overy

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Bruno Soares has a strong practice concentrating on cross-border transactions involving the Brazilian market. Clients single him out for his focus, with one noting: "He has the ability to get to the crucial point we need to focus on, can see what's important and suggest a course of action. He is always focused on closing the transaction."

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Landay Leblang Stern

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Susanna Stern of Landay Leblang Stern is held in high regard by interviewees for her "excellent service" and "professional and personalised style of work." She is experienced in handling an array of financing deals, such as syndicated and secured loan facilities. She offers particular expertise in matters pertaining to the Brazilian market.

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Carolina Walther-Meade

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Carolina Walther-Meade has a strong practice advising primarily on project finance including structured financing deals. She is experienced at representing financial institutions and corporate borrowers in cross-border Latin American mandates.

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Christopher Willott

Clifford Chance

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Christopher Willott is a respected figure in the Latin American banking and finance market, with one peer describing him as an "excellent lawyer." He has noted capabilities in project and corporate finance, as well as offering expertise in restructuring mandates. He regularly acts for banks and developers as lenders and borrowers respectively.

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Allen & Overy LLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Dorina Yessios has long-standing experience advising clients on regional banking and finance matters, with a focus on deals within the power, infrastructure and natural resources industries. She has been active advising energy giants and project companies on financings in Chile, Mexico, Colombia and Peru.

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Band 5

Hogan Lovells US LLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

New York-based partner Emil Arca has represented a plethora of borrowers and lenders on international Latin American finance transactions. He has notable experience advising on structured finance and debt restructuring mandates.

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Band 5

Gianluca G Bacchiocchi

Clifford Chance US LLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Gianluca Bacchiocchi is well regarded by market commentators, who describe him as "an intelligent lawyer," adding that "he knows his stuff." His practice is focused on advising lenders on project finance mandates.

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Andrés de la Cruz

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Andrés de la Cruz is recognised for his contributions to the Latin American finance market, particularly in Argentina. He has been instructed by sovereigns, corporates and banks to advise on credit facilities and restructurings.

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Latham & Watkins LLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Antonio Del Pino is well regarded for his knowledge of asset and project finance mandates. He regularly advises energy giants and project companies as borrowers on regional infrastructure financings.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 5

Paul Hastings LLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Joy Gallup has significant experience in various cross-border Latin American financings. She impresses clients this year, who highlight her "work style, knowledge and commitment to getting the deal done."

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Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Federico Goudie is recognised for his knowledge of corporate matters, regularly advising on acquisition financing deals. He has notable experience assisting with bilateral lending transactions and the restructuring of credit facilities.

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Christopher L Mann

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Christopher Mann centres his practice on regional cross-border project financing and restructuring. He is active in transactions within the energy sector and has acted as counsel for corporate entities, financial institutions and sovereigns.

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Fernando Margarit

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Fernando Margarit is experienced in handling varied cross-border financings, including asset-backed and syndicated loans. He is well versed in project finance mandates, with specific expertise in the sub-sea cable industry.

^ See whole ranking table

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Carlos E Martinez

Proskauer Rose LLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Practice co-head Carlos Martinez has long-standing experience advising on key Latin American banking and finance transactions. His practice is focused on advising borrowers on high-value debt restructuring mandates.

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Vera A Rechsteiner

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Vera Rechsteiner has a significant practice advising clients on infrastructure project and acquisition financing. Clients praise her efforts and regional expertise, noting: "She not only speaks the language, but gets how the people in this area think. She works very hard and has a good turnover."

^ See whole ranking table

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Jones Day

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Fradyn Suárez has a solid practice representing deal managers and lenders on corporate and project financing transactions throughout the region. Her client roster includes multinational banks and multilateral agencies.

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Band 5

Linklaters

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Conrado Tenaglia has a solid practice representing energy and natural resources giants on notable project finance mandates. He has considerable experience advising on Latin American matters, offering particular expertise in Argentina.

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