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Pedro A. Jimenez

Partner, Corporate Department

New York

Phone: 1(212) 318-6790
Fax: 1(212) 230-7790


Pedro A. Jimenez is a partner in the Financial Restructuring group of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s New York office. Mr. Jimenez focuses his practice on cross-border bankruptcy and restructuring matters in Asia and Latin America and has actively participated in a number of high profile bankruptcy and restructuring matters, including Avianca Airlines, AeroMexico, LATAM Airlines, Cal Dive, Chrysler Corporation, Dana Corporation, General Maritime, Grupo Isolux, Lyondell Basell, Omega Navigation, Overseas Shipholding Group, Spansion Corporation, and Takata Corporation.

Mr. Jimenez has extensive cross-border experience in advising clients on global restructurings, Chapter 11, and Chapter 15 cases. His out-of-court and in-court company representations span across multiple industries including, automotive, entertainment and media, manufacturing, insurance, and energy. 

Most recently, Mr. Jimenez represented Maxcom Telecomunicaciones and PT Arpeni Pratama Ocean Line, two foreign issuers of U.S. bonds, in their prepackaged cases under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code, and is also part of the teams in sovereign restructuring matters including Puerto Rico, Trinidad Petroleum, and PDVSA.

Mr. Jimenez has lectured and authored numerous articles on cross-border insolvency matters and is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and INSOL International.


  • Latin Lawyer, 2022 “Restructuring Deal of the Year” for LATAM Airlines 
  • The Legal 500 USA, Restructuring Including Bankruptcy: Corporate (2022)
  • Chambers & Partners for 2016-18 (Bankruptcy, Florida) and 2020-present (Bankruptcy, New York)
  • Best Lawyers of America (2014-present)
  • Best Lawyers in America 2015-2021: Bankruptcy Creditor/Debtor Rights; Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Chambers USA (2016-2018)
  • The Legal 500 Latin America: Banking and Finance-International
  • 2013 Restructuring Deal of the Year for the PT Arpeni Pratama Ocean Line matter (International Financial Law Review Asia Awards)
  • Restructuring and Reorganization Fellowship Support Prize (Foundation for Dispute Resolution in Japan)


  • University of Miami, J.D. (magna cum laude), 1998
  • Florida International University, B.B.A. (with honors), 1992

    Engagement & Publications

    • Co-Author, “The Guide to Restructuring – Chapter 11 as a Restructuring Option for Latin American Countries,” Latin Lawyer (October 2021)
    • U.S. Courts Continue To Closely Scrutinize Ch. 15 Petitions, Law360 (April 2016)
    • Where are we? UNCITRAL Model in Mexico and the U.S., INSOL International Mexico City Seminar (March 2016)
    • Cross-Border Insolvency, Insol International Santiago One Day Seminar (November 2014)
    • Credit where credit’s due, Latin Lawyer – (September 2014)
    • OGX and OSX Reorganization Proceedings – Developments, Challenges and Opportunities for Cross-Border Restructurings (June 2014)
    • ABC Learning Highlights Important Ch. 15 Principles, Law360 (October 2013)
    • The Many Dimensions Of A Cross-Border Practice, Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, (November 2013)
    • Bankruptcy in the Americas, Financier Worldwide (September 2013)
    • Examining COMI, The Latin Lawyer (June 2013)
    • Company-Appointed Rep May Commence Chapter 15 Case, The Bankruptcy Strategist (October 2012)
    • Japanese Creditors in U.S. Bankruptcy Proceedings: Lessons from Spansion Japan, New Business Law, No. 954 (June 2011)
    • VA Bankruptcy Court Rules on New Value Defense and § 503(B)(9) Claim, The Bankruptcy Strategist (March 2011)
    • Stays Without Borders in Chapter 15? Bankruptcy Law360, International Trade, Law360 (December 2010)
    • Ch. 15 In Practice: Fogerty v. Condor, Bankruptcy Law360 (March 2009)
    • Bear Stearns Redux: Bad News For Offshore Funds, Bankruptcy Law360 (June 2008)
    • Rediscovering Chapter 9 as Financial Woes of Municipalities Escalate – Part 2, The Bankruptcy Strategist (June 2008)
    • Recent Ruling Highlights Purpose Behind Ch. 15, Bankruptcy Law360 (May 2008)
    • Chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code – Key Court Rulings, Financier Worldwide (April 2008)
    • Durango’s Impact on Mexico/U.S. Cross-Border Insolvency, Latin Lawyer (February 2005)
    • Courting Chapter 11, Latin Finance (August 2003)

    Practice Areas


    Financial Restructuring

    Latin America





    New York Bar

    Florida Bar


    University of Miami, J.D. 1998

    Florida International University, B.B.A. 1992

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