We guide clients through complex cross-border matters that have impacted the region, including the acquisition of the Dominican Republic’s largest airport company, matters arising out of Puerto Rico’s debt crisis, advising a renewable energy developer in its acquisition of a portfolio of solar projects in Chile, advising sovereign entities, and high-profile matters such as advising the Argentina Creditor Committee on reaching an agreement in connection with its $65 billion restructuring.
As a result of our years of serving clients in the region, we have developed a strong network of contacts in the business and government sectors, connecting us with the key professionals in the region. We leverage our long-standing collaborative relationships with top local law firms in Latin America to complement our strengths and reinforce our ability to counsel clients on the most complex international legal matters.
Our team offers deep corporate experience for clients in regulated and nonregulated industries. We have handled numerous acquisitions and restructurings in the energy, transportation and shipping industries. We have represented international financial institutions in corporate financings, restructurings and distressed investments in Latin America and the Caribbean that funded corporate expansion, acquisitions, restructurings and working capital.
Our energy and infrastructure lawyers have deep regional knowledge and provide advice on innovative projects across the full energy and infrastructure sector. Our experience extends across the electric power, renewable energy and oil and gas industries. Our renewables work has included wind and solar power generation projects in Chile, Nicaragua, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Uruguay. Our work in Latin America has also allowed us to become embedded in local markets, resulting in long-standing relationships with top local counsel.
We help our clients manage risk and compliance in an often-challenging political environment. For a Fortune 500 heavy equipment manufacturer, we conducted an internal investigation of a whistleblower allegation that its Mexican subsidiary violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by bribing Mexican officials to help win bids for sales of equipment to a number of government entities. In a recent whistleblower retaliation case, we counseled an international financial institution in connection with Sarbanes-Oxley complaints regarding fraudulent and unlawful activities occurring in a number of Latin American countries. Our product liability litigators offer complex transnational experience to companies and investors in Latin America, including conducting compliance diligence on investor’s interests in Peru related to litigation and interactions with government officials, and counsel on claims in U.S. Courts alleging losses caused by a Latin American subsidiary. We offer Latin American companies one of the top-ranked U.S. litigation platforms equipped to help resolve all types of commercial disputes.