Latin America

We offer our clients the insights and deep experience of the premier corporate finance team specializing in Latin America, as well as preeminent Latin America Infrastructure and Energy and mergers & acquisitions groups. 

  • Recognized in eight categories in Latinvex's Latin America: Top International Law Firms 2019 rankings

Client Successes

  • Represented Citigroup, HSBC, and J.P. Morgan, as dealer managers and solicitation agents, in a tender offer and consent solicitation for the outstanding debt securities of the Mexico City Airport Trust.

  • Represented Credit Suisse as global coordinator and Credit Suisse and Citigroup as initial purchasers in the Mexico City Airport FIBRA E’s US$1.64B initial public offering on the Mexican Stock Exchange and internationally in accordance with Rule 144A and Regulation S. The offering is the largest IPO from Mexico since 2013, and the first time the FIBRA E was used for either a greenfield infrastructure project or a non-energy project.

  • Advised Fosun Group, China’s largest private-owned conglomerate, on its acquisition of Brazilian brokerage and wealth management firm Guide Investimentos.

  • Represented Infraestructura Energética Nova, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, in a US$1B multicurrency letter of credit facility.

  • Advised Quicorp SA, parent company of Química Suiza, and the largest private healthcare company in Peru on its acquisition by InRetail Perú, a leading multi-format retailer in Latin America.

A Unique Latin America Practice

Our team of leading lawyers has advised on some of the largest, most complex, and “first-ever” transactions throughout the region, as well as playing critical roles in a number of major investigations. Drawing on our deep knowledge, we help clients anticipate what’s next and capitalize on emerging opportunities. Our diverse practice spans the region, with a special focus on Brazil and Mexico—the two largest economies in the area and two of the five largest emerging economies in the world.

A Tradition of Leadership through Innovation

  • Our lawyers are recognized leaders in capital markets and M&A throughout Latin America, and have represented more Mexican issuers of securities and handled more Mexican IPOs than any other team in recent years.

  • We created a new asset class, the FIBRA, a REIT-like structure that marked an important evolution for the Mexican economy. Our team also created the mortgage FIBRA, which has revitalized the residential real estate market in Mexico.

  • Our leading Latin America-focused Infrastructure and Energy team has advised on some of the most significant and innovative deals in the region.

  • We structured the first DIP financing in Mexico, giving companies the first viable alternative to liquidation.

  • Our lawyers have advised clients on innovative telecoms deals that take advantage of reforms in Mexico—and we are exploring ways to help clients do the same in the energy industry.

  • Our team has played leading roles in several major investigations in Brazil, Mexico, and the region. We have achieved multiple “firsts” in coordinated, multi-jurisdictional resolutions and remain a go-to firm for companies facing scrutiny from multiple enforcement authorities.

  • We draw upon our interdisciplinary team of lawyers to advise clients on complex and high-profile restructurings, workout and bankruptcy planning, company and royalty acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic investments in public and private acquisitions.

Recognition for Our Latin America Practice

  • Michael Fitzgerald named Dealmaker of the Year by The American Lawyer for his work representing FHipo in its groundbreaking IPO and his continued efforts to transform the Mexican real estate industry.

  • Joy Gallup named Dealmaker of the Year by The American Lawyer for her work advising GE Capital on its US$3B seller financing loan facility, one of the largest real estate financings ever in Latin America.

  • Michael Fitzgerald, Camilo Cardozo, Arturo Carrillo, Joy Gallup, Robert Kartheiser, and Cathleen McLaughlin named among Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers by LatinVex.

  • Recognized with Deal of the Year awards for our work on the new Mexico City airport by Latin FinanceLatin Lawyer, and IJGlobal/Project Finance Magazine.

  • Named a leading practice in the region by ChambersLatin LawyerLatin FinanceLatin Counsel, and International Financial Law Review.

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