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Paul Hastings LLP

Capital Markets

4 ranked lawyersBand 2Latin America-wideGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Acclaimed cross-border securities group in high demand for its experience acting on matters involving Mexico, Brazil and Colombia. Remains a popular choice for key corporate issuers and discerning financial institutions acting as underwriters in sophisticated regional transactions. Highly knowledgeable of debt and equity matters, regularly assisting clients with bond issuances, liability management issues and IPOs.

Notable practitioners

Arturo Carrillo is highlighted by an observer for his "high-quality personal and professional service and excellent client service." He is sought after by issuers for his knowledge of new debt issuances and liability management transactions, with a focus on the Mexican, Colombian and Venezuelan markets.

Quick to praise Cathleen McLaughlin 's capital markets expertise, one client describes her as "very impressive and knowledgeable." Another impressed source asserts: "Cathleen is clearly a very intelligent lawyer. She is really capable of managing the transaction and is very close and warm to clients too, so it is really great working with her as you are well advised and feel comfortable in the transaction."

Joy Gallup has a solid practice assisting primarily issuers, as well as underwriters, with debt instruments for corporate finance and refinancing purposes. One interviewee describes her work as "impeccable, shrewd and quick." She focuses her practice on matters involving the Mexican market.

Michael Fitzgerald enjoys particular renown for his outstanding track record acting for issuers and initial purchasers on major debt transactions involving Mexico, as one commentator remarks: "He has completely cornered the Mexican market." Lauding both his technical and soft skills, one client opines: "He has very strong interpersonal skills, has an excellent reputation and is a very diplomatic guy that clients really trust. On top of that, he is an excellent lawyer too."

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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.

Latin America-wide

Capital Markets


Arturo Carrillo
Band 4
Cathleen McLaughlin
Band 2
Joy K Gallup
Band 5
Michael L Fitzgerald
Band 1