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Global Latin America - International Counsel Project Finance

This section seeks to identify those lawyers advising on the laws of jurisdictions outside of Latin America as they apply to matters arising in Latin America. The focus here is on the development, financing (limited and non-recourse) and refinancing of large projects that arise from the capital-intensive infrastructure, energy and natural resources (mining and metals) markets. Infrastructure projects include toll road, ports, rail and light rail systems, water desalination plants, hospitals, schools and prisons. In the energy sector, advice on projects includes refineries, pipelines, LNG and petrochemical terminals, power plants and wind power, waste-to-energy and hydro-wave technology. Clients in this sector include sponsors, special purpose vehicles, lenders such as banks and multilateral agencies, contractors, operators and governments. Please note that matters pertaining to the financing of any of the projects mentioned here must be reported exclusively in this section, hence the financing of energy projects is appropriate for this section, however the acquisition of an energy project should be reported in Corporate/M&A. All matters pertaining to the development and financing of mining projects should be reported here, however in line with the above approach, the acquisition of mining projects should be reported in Corporate/M&A.

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Band 1
  1. Clifford Chance US LLP
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    Clifford Chance US LLP
    Project Finance
    2023 | Band 1 |
    Clifford Chance enjoys an outstanding project finance department recognised for its ability to handle highly sophisticated mandates throughout Latin America, with particular experience acting in the Colombian, Peruvian and Chilean markets. The legal team boasts exceptional knowledge of the financing and development of renewable energy and oil and gas projects, as well as transport infrastructure, such as toll roads, metro systems and ports. Clifford Chance caters to a host of discerning project sponsors and financiers, frequently acting for leading corporate entities, institutional investors and development banks.
  2. Milbank LLP
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    Milbank LLP
    Project Finance
    2023 | Band 1 |
    Milbank benefits from a prestigious project finance group consisting of respected practitioners capable of handling the full gamut of project finance mandates. The legal team possesses intimate knowledge of the region, consistently winning major mandates in such jurisdictions as Panama, Chile and Mexico. Milbank employs its renowned expertise in both loan and debt securities financing to represent sophisticated lenders in high-value project finance deals. Its practitioners boast additional experience acting for project sponsors.
  3. Paul Hastings LLP
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    Paul Hastings LLP
    Project Finance
    2023 | Band 1 |
    Paul Hastings enjoys a pre-eminent cross-border project finance department with a sterling track record of leading some of the most prominent Latin American project finance mandates. The law firm possesses a highly skilled team regularly sought out by significant project sponsors, investors and syndicates of lenders to act as counsel on complex bank and securities financing. Paul Hastings employs its standout knowledge of both energy and transport infrastructure to advise on transactions in major jurisdictions such as Chile, Colombia and Peru.
  4. White & Case LLP
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    White & Case LLP
    Project Finance
    2023 | Band 1 |
    White & Case fields a premier practice group revered for its prowess in the Latin American project finance space. The legal team consists of a number of top-tier practitioners capable of handling a wide range of infrastructure financing mandates throughout the region, particularly those concerning the Chilean, Paraguayan and Mexican markets. White & Case is a trusted counsel to some of the most prominent project sponsors and financiers, regularly advising them on intricate, multi-jurisdictional loan and securities financing operations.
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Band 2
  1. Allen & Overy LLP
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    Allen & Overy LLP
    Project Finance
    2023 | Band 2 |
    Allen & Overy acts as a trusted counsel to multilateral development agencies, investment banks and developers active in Latin America. Its respected global practice boasts a strong team of project finance lawyers experienced in handling complex transactions throughout the region. Allen & Overy is well versed in matters such as transport infrastructure, power and renewable energy projects.
  2. Mayer Brown LLP
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    Mayer Brown LLP
    Project Finance
    2023 | Band 2 |
    Mayer Brown enjoys a highly regarded international practice group acclaimed for its project finance capabilities. The project finance practice group benefits from in-depth experience across a wide array of Latin American markets, particularly Chile and Mexico. Mayer Brown remains a first port of call for influential developers and financiers engaging in major electrical, renewable energy and infrastructure project finance mandates.
  3. Shearman & Sterling LLP
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    Shearman & Sterling LLP
    Project Finance
    2023 | Band 2 |
    Stellar international group Shearman & Sterling possesses an extensive team of renowned project finance experts. Its practitioners are frequently called upon by an impressive roster of premier project sponsors in the energy and natural resources space, as well as international financial institutions acting as lenders. The team leverages its long-standing experience acting on Latin American mandates to lead high-profile energy and transport infrastructure projects in the region, with notable recent activity in bank and securities financing in Chile, El Salvador and Panama.
  4. Latham & Watkins LLP
    Project Finance
    2023 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Linklaters
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    Linklaters
    Project Finance
    2023 | Band 3 |
    Linklaters benefits from an accomplished cross-border practice involved in a number of high-level regional project finance transactions. The legal team handles matters throughout Latin America, offering particular knowledge of the Mexican and Chilean markets. Linklaters is highly sought after by influential project sponsors, with noted activity in the renewable energy and infrastructure fields.
  2. Norton Rose Fulbright
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    Norton Rose Fulbright
    Project Finance
    2023 | Band 3 |
    Norton Rose Fulbright boasts a broad client portfolio of prominent project sponsors and financiers. Its practitioners are often sought out by clients for their versatility in the projects space, furnishing advice on transactions concerning the development of both energy and telecommunications infrastructure. Norton Rose Fulbright's experience spans a range of jurisdictions, including Mexico, Colombia and Chile.
  3. Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
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    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
    Project Finance
    2023 | Band 3 |
    Sullivan & Cromwell enjoys a celebrated project finance department that benefits from a strong relationship with key regional developers. The legal team is best known for its sterling track record of advising on the financing and development of major mining projects. Sullivan & Cromwell has substantial experience acting on complex mandates in various Latin American countries, especially Chile, Colombia and Mexico.
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Band 4
  1. Hogan Lovells US LLP
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    Hogan Lovells US LLP
    Project Finance
    2023 | Band 4 |
    Hogan Lovells enjoys a noteworthy global practice group with proven expertise representing project sponsors and government agencies in key Latin American mandates. The law firm is particularly active advising on matters emanating from Mexico and Peru, with a focus on infrastructure and renewable energy.
  2. Jones Day
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    Jones Day
    Project Finance
    2023 | Band 4 |
    Jones Day enjoys a well-reputed international practice group known for its ability to lead important Latin American project finance matters. It has considerable experience acting in jurisdictions such as Mexico, Colombia and Ecuador. Jones Day's lawyers cater to a client roster made up of notable sponsors and lenders engaging in energy, maritime and transport infrastructure projects.
  3. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
    Project Finance
    2023 | Band 4
  4. Cuatrecasas
    Project Finance
    2023 | Band 4
  5. Herbert Smith Freehills
    Project Finance
    2023 | Band 4