Paul Hastings LLP

Capital Markets Department

Latin America-wide
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What the team is known for

Well-known transactional player offering in-depth regional expertise with particular strength in the Mexican markets. Team has experience advising on corporate and project finance deals involving debt securities. Also acts as counsel to corporate issuers and multinational underwriters on major IPOs and secondary offerings, as well as national government on sovereign debt issuances.

Notable practitioners

Arturo Carrillo has a growing Latin American capital markets practice advising banks, sovereigns and multinationals on both debt and equity mandates. He is lauded by market commentators as a partner who is "always available, has great insight and is extremely thorough."

Cathleen McLaughlin is described by interviewees as "warm, close and always available." They add: "She's very intelligent and sharp in negotiations and has a lot of experience in the securities market." She has notable experience advising on bond issuances to finance major infrastructure projects in Colombia and Mexico.

Practice head Michael Fitzgerald is extremely well versed in Latin American capital markets matters, specifically those related to the Mexican market. Interviewees endorse his practice, saying: "He has a lot of experience in capital markets and he has cultural sensitivity in working with clients and underwriters in Mexico, which really helps the commercial aspect." They continue: "We trust him, we trust his advice, and at the end of the day, he always delivers."