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McConnell Valdés LLC

Corporate/Commercial

4 ranked lawyersBand 1Puerto RicoLatin America 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

McConnell Valdés is a revered full-service firm boasting a stellar corporate department. Regularly called upon to assist with high-profile M&A transactions and corporate reorganisations. Possesses additional expertise in advising clients on debt restructuring, securities offerings and the negotiation of credit facilities. Advises an impressive roster of multinational clients from a variety of industries, including education, banking and telecommunications. Alvarez & Marsal is a recent addition to the firm's client roster.

Strengths

A client has an "excellent" opinion about McConnell Valdés' work, reporting: "All of the strategic advice they provided was accurate."

"They provide us with a timely and very effective service," interviewees add, going on to say: "Their commercial awareness is very good; they tailor their legal strategies to our goals."

Work highlights

McConnell Valdés advised Antin Infrastructure Partners on the USD800 million acquisition of European Clear Waters.

Notable practitioners

Senior statesperson Antonio Escudero-Viera continues to attract praise from market observers, with one saying: "He is a great corporate lawyer with in-depth knowledge." Another interviewee describes him as "a point of reference in this area."

Senior statesperson Ernesto Mayoral earns plaudits from a client, who enthuses that "his work is excellent" and goes on to say: "He is highly knowledgeable about the law." A market observer also draws attention to "his extraordinary mind."

Partner Rubén Méndez-Benabe enters the rankings this year after eliciting praise from clients, as one reports: "He is an excellent, well-rounded lawyer with great knowledge of our company." Another respondent points to his knowledge of regulatory issues.

Highly reputed practitioner Samuel Céspedes Jr "is a very respected and well-rounded lawyer," according to a market commentator. Another observer lauds his skills, saying: "He is a practical and very experienced lawyer." He is adept at advising buyers and sellers on acquisitions and divestments.

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Overview

For over 70 years, McConnell Valdés has been an integral part of shaping  the Puerto Rico business world. Our Corporate Practice builds on this distinguished tradition of leadership by representing businesses  and individuals in a broad range of commercial and financial transactions. Our goal is simple: to lead our clients to effective and innovative solutions to even the most complex transactions.

With over 20 corporate attorneys, we offer  value-added advice in all areas of law that touch on doing business in Puerto Rico, from structuring strategic business plans to negotiating and executing deals; from business formation and licensing to trademark registration; from corporate governance counseling to legal due diligence.

Possessing a thorough command of the complexities of Puerto Rico’s  current economic situation, our Corporate attorneys excel at helping clients execute highly sophisticated multi-point deals involving corporate, real estate, tax, labor and environmental issues. In  addition, our Government Affairs attorneys, the largest team of any law firm in the Island, is one of the most influential government affairs groups in Puerto Rico.

Members

Méndez-Benabe, Rubén (Head of Department)

Céspedes Jr, Samuel T

Escudero-Viera, Antonio

García-Negrón, Ricardo J.

Portela, Lizzie

Ramírez, Antonio

Rodríguez-Ema, Marcos

Industries

Acts 20 & 22

Banking & Financial Institution Regulation

Distribution & Franchaising

Government Affairs

Healthcare

Insurance

International Cross Border Transactions

Mergers & Acquisitions

Retail Industry

Securities & Public Finance

Trademarks

Trusts & Estates

Corporate/Commercial

McConnell Valdés LLC

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Location

270 Muñoz Rivera Avenue

Hato Rey

San Juan

San Juan

Puerto Rico

00918

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Puerto Rico

Corporate/Commercial


Antonio Escudero-Viera
Senior Statespeople
Ernesto Mayoral
Senior Statespeople
Rubén Méndez-Benabe
Band 4
Samuel T Céspedes Jr
Band 1