Mayer Brown LLP

Banking & Finance Department

Latin America-wide
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What the team is known for Acclaimed global practice offering substantial regional expertise in transactions emanating from across the region and Brazil, Mexico and Panama in particular. Routinely instructed by investment banks and sizeable corporate borrowers to advise on refinancing and asset, corporate and acquisition finance transactions. Also benefits from longstanding experience assisting clients with interbank lending mandates.

Strengths One interviewee comments: "I would highlight the high-level expertise of the entire team and the highly collaborative nature of the lawyers across various offices."

Work highlights Assisted Cargill Financial Services International with a USD475 million loan and USD100 million credit facility to Altos Hornos de México for refinancing purposes.

Notable practitioners


David Duffee
continues to earn plaudits from market commentators for his work in the finance field, with one describing him as "a high-quality lawyer with a good practice in the structured finance world." He has recently been active on both sides of the table, assisting major borrowers and lenders with intricate finance transactions in Mexico and Argentina. Acquisition and corporate finance are areas of particular focus.


Douglas Doetsch
calls on years of experience to head the firm's Latin America banking and finance practice. He is active representing both lenders and borrowers on matters in Panama, Nicaragua, Brazil and Mexico. He is adept at handling refinancing, corporate finance and interbank lending deals.