Hunton & Williams LLP is a global law firm serving a diverse group of clients in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia on transactional, litigation and regulatory matters, with a focus on retail and consumer products, energy, financial services, real estate, and privacy and cybersecurity matters.
Hunton & Williams has an established and diverse Latin America practice with over 40 years of experience working in the region. The team has handled matters in every Latin American and major Caribbean country, and has longstanding relationships with legal professionals, business leaders, economic groups and governments throughout the region. Our lawyers and nonlegal professionals— most of whom are fluent in either Spanish or Portuguese — communicate in the relevant local languages and understand the intricacies of the local business culture and underlying legal framework.
Main areas of practice
Mergers and acquisitions: Representation of public and private companies in all aspects of mergers, negotiated acquisitions and joint ventures, across a range of industries, with an emphasis on energy and infrastructure, telecommunications, financial services and consumer products.
Banking and finance: Representation of domestic and international lenders and borrowers in a wide range of credit transactions, including secured and unsecured term and revolving loans, bridge financings, syndicated and bilateral transactions, export and import prepayment transactions, and various other financing structures.
Capital markets: Representation of issuers and underwriters in capital market transactions, including initial and secondary public equity offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities, including Rule 144 A offerings, Regulation S offerings and foreign currency denomination offerings.
Energy, infrastructure and project development/finance: Representation of sponsors, equity investors and lenders in the development, construction and financing of power generation, transportation, renewable energy, telecommunications, water, natural resources and infrastructure projects.
Cross-border transactions: Representation of domestic and foreign clients in cross border operations in Latin America, including distribution agreements and joint ventures.
Transnational litigation and international arbitration: Representation in mediation, arbitration, litigation and neutral case evaluation, and of multinational clients in connection with internal investigations involving issues arising from their operations in Latin America.
Telecommunications: Representation in projects ranging from privatisations and the acquisition of telecommunications properties, to the handling of equity and debt financings, the negotiation of interconnection agreements and the establishment of global undersea fibre optic networks.
Intellectual property: Representation in trademark registration, litigation and transactional support; IP-related issues associated with mergers and acquisitions; and IP development, management, protection and monetisation.
International taxation: Representation in transnational transactions, including new business operations, foreign energy project finance, cross-border leasing, international mergers and acquisitions, international joint ventures, foreign stock offerings, cross-border structured financings, and inbound and outbound investment funds.
United States offices: Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, McLean, Miami, New York, Norfolk, Raleigh, Richmond, San Francisco, Washington, DC.
International offices: Bangkok, Beijing, Brussels, London, Tokyo.www.hunton.com