Hunton Andrews Kurth 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. Our Iberian and Latin America team has handled matters in every Latin American and major Caribbean country and has consistently been recognised by several publications as one of the best among international law firms operating in the region. The Iberian and Latin America team supports companies in three distinct aspects: (i) outbound advisory – generally involving the representation of US and European companies and institutions investing in Latin America; (ii) the representation of Latin America companies (Multi-Latinas) in their expansion into the United States; and (iii) intra-Latin American transactions involving expansions from one country to another.
While Hunton Andrews Kurth generally advises as to US law matters, our professionals are increasingly involved in supporting local transactions by providing international experience and standards as to structuring, documentation, diligence and best practices in alliance with local counsel.
Main areas of practice
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 markets transactions, including initial and secondary public equity offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities, including Rule 144A offerings, Regulation S offerings and foreign currency denomination offerings.
Compliance and investigations: Representation of domestic and international clients in connection with internal investigations regarding potential Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and other sanctions compliance issues. The team provides advice with respect to the Helms-Burton Act, the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and anti-money laundering statutes.
Cross-border transactions: Representation of domestic and foreign clients in cross-border operations in Latin America, including distribution agreements and joint ventures.
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.
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.
Mergers and acquisitions: Representation of public and private companies in all aspects of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, across a range of industries, with an emphasis on energy and infrastructure, telecommunications, financial services and consumer products.
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.
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.
United States offices: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Norfolk, Richmond, San Francisco, The Woodlands, Tysons Client Center, Washington, DC.
International offices: Bangkok, Beijing, Brussels, Dubai, London.
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