Firm Managing Partner: Walfrido J Martinez
Chairman of the Latin America Practice Group: Fernando C Alonso
Hunton Andrews Kurth has an established and diverse Latin America practice with over 40 years of experience working in the region. The team has handled matters in every Latin American country, and has exceptional, longstanding relationships with legal professionals, business leaders, economic groups and governments throughout the region. Its lawyers and other professionals in the practice — most of whom are fluent in either Spanish or Portuguese — understand the intricacies of the local business culture and underlying legal framework. The Latin America practice draws upon the worldwide resources of Hunton Andrews Kurth. The firm represents clients across the full spectrum of industries that make up today’s global economy.
Main Areas of Practice:
The Latin America practice is a multi-disciplinary group focused on cross-border matters, including:
Mergers & Acquisitions:
Representation of public and private companies in all aspects of mergers and negotiated acquisitions across a broad range of industries, with particular emphasis on energy and infrastructure, telecommunications, financial services and consumer products industries.
Banking & Finance:
Representation of domestic and international lenders and borrowers in a wide range of credit transactions, including secured and unsecured term and revolving loans, bridge financings, syndicated and bilateral transactions, export and import prepayment transactions and various other financing structures.
Representation of issuers and underwriters in various capital market transactions, including initial and secondary public equity offerings as well as private placements of debt and equity securities.
Energy, Infrastructure & Project Development:
Representation of sponsors, equity investors and lenders in every aspect of the development, construction and financing of power generation, transportation, renewable energy, electricity, telecommunications, water, natural resources and infrastructure projects. The firm also serves as counsel to major oil and gas exploration companies, as well as global oilfield services companies and international drilling contractors.
Transnational Litigation & International Arbitration:
Representation of litigants in mediation, arbitration, litigation and neutral case evaluation, as well as representation of multinational clients in connection with significant internal investigations involving operations in Latin America.
Representation of multinational clients in trademark registration, litigation and transactional support; IP-related issues associated with mergers and acquisitions; and IP development, management, protection and monetisation.
Actividades de Construcción y Servicios, S.A., Altria Group, Inc., Banco de Sabadell, S.A., Banco Santander, S.A., Citibank, N.A., Corporación Interamericana para el Financiamiento de Infraestructura, Dana Holding Corporation, Diageo, ExxonMobil, Corporation, Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas, S.A., Grupo Instituto Contarricense de Electricidad, IDB Invest, Inter- Gen, International Finance Corporation, Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Lowe’s, MasterCard Worldwide, MercadoLibre, Inc., Philip Morris International Inc, Promerica Financial Corporation.