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Milbank LLP

Project Finance

5 ranked lawyersBand 1Latin America-wideLatin America 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Prestigious project finance group benefiting from a deep bench of respected practitioners capable of handling the full gamut of project finance mandates. Possesses intimate knowledge of the region, consistently winning major mandates in such jurisdictions as Brazil, Chile and Mexico. Employs its renowned expertise in both loan and debt securities financing to represent sophisticated lenders in high-value project finance deals. Boasts additional experience acting for project sponsors.

Strengths

"They have been really quite impressive," states one source, adding: "They are incredibly knowledgeable and work intensively, resulting in an excellent product. They are very responsive and come up with pro-deal solutions without getting lost in the minutiae of transactions."

Commentators value the firm's reputation, with one asserting: "I always feel that I have the best counsel on my side, which is a great feeling."

Work highlights

Advised a group of lenders on the financing of an LNG thermoelectric plant at the Port of Açu in São João da Barra in Brazil. The project value is estimated at USD2 billion.

Notable practitioners

Clients speak highly of partner Carolina Walther-Meade 's practice, describing her as "responsive and hands-on," as well as "incredibly helpful and knowledgeable." She has experience acting on significant energy and transport infrastructure projects throughout Latin America, with recent activity in Colombia and Brazil.

Daniel Bartfeld continues to impress interviewees with his skills in the project finance arena, as one attests: "He was off the charts in terms of competence and experience in deals, and he was really easy to work with, so I was very happy interacting with him." Bartfeld has an impeccable track record representing prestigious lenders in a wide range of complex energy projects, in addition to transport infrastructure financing. He remains active in various major Latin American jurisdictions such as Chile, Colombia and Mexico.

Observers single out Jaime Ramirez as "a very pro-deal lawyer who works collaboratively to close deals and is very reasonable in terms of respecting commercial requirements." He has a solid practice advising lenders on the financing of renewable energy projects.

London-based partner Matthew Hagopian has a strong reputation for his ability to handle high-level project finance mandates, particularly those concerning LNG matters. One pleased source reports: "He is very responsive, very knowledgeable and always available; he can also handle the unexpected."

Roland Estevez enters the rankings for the first time after impressing commentators with his "extremely responsive service and creative and high-quality work product." He is active representing both sponsors and lenders in noteworthy renewable energy project finance transactions.

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Project Finance Department

Milbank LLP

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55 Hudson Yards

New York

New York

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NY 10001-2163

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Latin America-wide

Project Finance


Carolina Walther-Meade
Band 3
Daniel D Bartfeld
Band 1
Jaime Ramirez
Band 4
Matthew J Hagopian
Band 4
Roland Estevez
Band 4