Paul Hastings Recognized in Legal 500 Latin America Guide

October 27, 2021

New York -- Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced the firm has once again been recognized in the latest edition of The Legal 500Latin America guide. The firm achieved Tier 2 rankings in the Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, and Projects and Energy practice groups. Paul Hastings also secured a new Tier 4 ranking in the Compliance and Investigations practice area.

In addition to the firm’s practice rankings, Paul Hastings’ lawyers were also recognized in the guide, earning the titles of "Leading Lawyer," “Recommended,”  "Next Generation Partner," or "Rising Star" for their respective groups.

Banking and Finance – Paul Hastings LLP remains best known for energy and infrastructure finance, with a high degree of focus on Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Brazil. – Legal 500

Leading Lawyer
-Robert Kartheiser


  • Arturo Carrillo (new recommendation)
  • Michael Fitzgerald
  • Joy Gallup
  • Pedro Jimenez (new recommendation)
  • Elicia Ling
  • Cathleen McLaughlin

Capital Markets – Paul Hastings LLP has been a dominant force in Mexico capital markets offerings over the years and has gradually built up its Latin-America wide credentials over recent years, particularly with the growth of its Sao Paulo office. – Legal 500

Leading Lawyer
-Michael Fitzgerald

Rising Star
-Eduardo Gonzalez


  • Arturo Carrillo
  • Joy Gallup
  • Cathleen McLaughlin
  • Thiago Spercel (new recommendation)

Compliance and Investigations –This group of team members represents a number of high-profile Latin America businesses in enforcement and investigations matters in Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and other jurisdictions. The firm is well-known for investigations in the life sciences and financial products segments. – Legal 500


  • John Darden (new recommendation)
  • Corinne Lammers (new recommendation)
  • Robert Luskin (new recommendation)
  • Kwame Manley (new recommendation)
  • Bryan Parr (new recommendation)

Corporate and M&A – Paul Hastings LLP has significantly expanded its Latin America M&A practice over the last few years, enabling it to enlarge its geographic reach and bring in a high volume of big-ticket deals from Colombia, Peru, Mexico and Brazil especially. – Legal 500

Next Generation Partner
-Jonathan Kellner


  • Michael Fitzgerald
  • Mike Huang
  • Luke Iovine
  • Robert Leung

Projects and Energy – Paul Hastings LLP is a major player in Latin America project finance. The Latin America team has an even balance of energy and infrastructure finance engagements, and has also impressed in the 4(a)(2) private placement segment. – Legal 500

Leading Lawyer
-Robert Kartheiser

Rising Star
-Thomas Sines

Next Generation Partner
-Elicia Ling

- Cathleen McLaughlin

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