Paul Hastings LLP

Capital Markets Department

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Foreign desks

Maintains a strong reputation for acting in Latin American private equity transactions, with clients including high-profile issuers and book runners. Noted especially for its Mexican practice and transactional debt securities capabilities.

Notable practitioners

Sources report that Arturo Carrillo is "always available, has great insight and is extremely thorough." His practice covers a wide range of debt and equity mandates.

Cathleen McLaughlin acts on a range of capital markets transactions for clients in industries such as finance, retail and insurance. She is especially active in the Mexican market. Clients describe her as "astute and highly responsive."

Frank Lopez enjoys a fabulous reputation in the market and is lauded for his "very deep knowledge of high-yield products" and also his "exceptional understanding of his client's business concerns." He is especially adept at handling complex IPOs.

Michael Fitzgerald is best known for his experience in Mexican and other Latin American capital markets transactions. Clients note that he is "very efficient, professional and open, and is always looking for solutions."

According to clients, Peter Schwartz "really knows his stuff and is very detail-oriented." His particular areas of focus include high-yield debt transactions, restructurings and acquisition financings.