US investment manager BlackRock has hired Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York and Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, SC in Mexico City to obtain refinancing worth US$245 million for a wind farm in Mexico.
Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International has helped fund manager Fondos Sura launch Peru’s largest real estate investment fund (FIRBIs), with an investment capacity worth up to US$1 billion.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP’s David Williams built his legal career in Latin America off the back of early exposure to the region, managing to successfully navigate his firm’s Latin American practice through a constantly changing political and economic environment. He is 2018’s recipient of Latin Lawyer’s International Lawyer of the Year Award.
Some 150 Latin American and international law firms have helped companies in the region raise more than US$200 billion through nearly 800 debt and equity capital markets deals throughout 2018, according to Latin Lawyer data.
In early 2018, Óscar Centeno, a driver for an ex-official in Argentina’s ministry of public planning, turned over a box of handwritten notebooks to newspaper La Nación. In doing so, he sparked Argentina’s largest ever investigation into graft.
Sergio J Galvis, Robert J Giuffra Jr and Werner F Ahlers
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Jack Devine and Amanda Mattingly
The Arkin Group
These firms have professional notices in the Latin Lawyer 250