Paul Hastings Continues Latin America Expansion with Proposed New Office in São Paulo and Addition of Top-Rated Finance and Capital Markets Partners
March 09, 2015
Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today a proposed new office in São Paulo, Brazil and the addition of prominent Latin America and Project Finance partners from Allen & Overy. The team includes
“We’ve made significant strides in Latin America and with the addition of these leading lawyers, we’ll take another big step to help our clients capitalize on the opportunities in this large, diverse and dynamic market,” said
“Paul Hastings’ Latin America practice partners have participated in structuring some of the region’s most innovative deals and have worked on some of the largest capital markets, M&A and infrastructure transactions in the region. While we’re very proud of what we’ve accomplished since joining Paul Hastings, our new partners will assist us in seizing opportunities to do more for our clients,” said
“This top-ranked project finance team brings a wealth of energy and infrastructure experience across the key LatAm economies over the past 25 years. It will give our clients access to leading experts to tap the opportunities in financing, developing, buying and selling infrastructure and energy assets, and beautifully complements our leading Capital Markets, Leveraged Finance and Merger and Acquisition practices. With this added dimension we are taking our Latin American game to the next level. We expect to continue to build in the LatAm space, and in the energy arena across the Americas,” he added.
Mr. Kartheiser co-chaired A&O’s Latin American practice and the Americas Projects practice. He acts for both lenders and for borrowers in financings and development of energy, mining and infrastructure, including a significant focus on the emerging markets (particularly Latin America). He has done this both as a lawyer and as an investor (he led an independent power producer’s Latin American development group for six years).
Mr. Kartheiser is noted for his "mind-boggling language flexibility" and his "balance of commercial and detail orientation," in Chambers and Partners, which has ranked Mr. Kartheiser as a Band One practitioner for each of the past five years. "The fact he represents sponsors and lenders gives him a good perspective and he has the ability and experience to try and come up with solutions rather than just seeing through one lens," says one market observer, according to Chambers. Mr. Kartheiser and his team regularly conduct business in Spanish and Portuguese.
Ms. McLaughlin founded A&O’s Latin America Group. Her U.S. capital markets experience includes varied transactional and advisory securities experience relating to SEC-registered and unregistered (Regulation S and Rule 144A) debt and equity offerings by U.S., Latin American and other foreign issuers. She has extensive experience in sovereign, corporate and infrastructure-related financings involving Latin American, Caribbean and European borrowers. A long-time leader in the LatAm capital markets space, Chambers and Partners notes that “Cathleen McLaughlin is ‘extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of complex finance matters’.”
The arrival of this group follows the additions of
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