White & Case's Latin America Interest Group encompasses more than 250 lawyers, most of whom are ?uent in Spanish and/or Portuguese and have extensive experience living and working in Latin America. We support our clients in Latin America, with lawyers based throughout our network of of?ces, and especially those based in Houston, Mexico City, Miami, New York, S?o Paulo, and Washington, DC.
Clients doing business throughout Latin America bene?t from our unique combination of:
- Unmatched strength in all major practice areas: Debt Finance, Capital Markets, Financial Restructuring and Insolvency, Compliance, International Arbitration, International Trade, M&A/Antitrust, and Project Development & Finance
- Longstanding local presence and dedicated, diverse teams of experienced lawyers
- Deep regional expertise in key industries: financial institutions, infrastructure, mining & metals, oil & gas, power, and private equity
We regularly represent lenders, companies and funds in the most signi?cant, complex and high-value cross-border bank ?nance and direct lending transactions in Latin America, including leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations, syndicated and bilateral loans, bridge loans, secured and unsecured loans, asset-based loans and other structured ?nance transactions, real estate ?nancings, trade and commodity ?nancings, investment-grade ?nancings, workouts, restructurings, debtor-in-possession ?nancings and exit ?nancings.
Band 1, Banking & Finance, 秦二代Chambers Latin America秦二代, 2020
Tier 1, Banking & Finance, 秦二代The Legal 500秦二代, 2019
Oil & Gas Financing of the Year: TAG Pipeline, 秦二代LatinFinance秦二代, 2019
Band 1, Capital Markets, 秦二代Chambers Brazil Internationa秦二代l, 2020
Offshore Innovation Deal of the Year: MV24 Capital FPSO, 秦二代Marine Money秦二代, 2019
Deal of the Year, Americas: CFE/Fibra E IPO, 秦二代The Banker秦二代, 2018
Latin America Project Finance Deal of the Year: CELSE, 秦二代Bonds & Loans秦二代, 2018
Band 1, Banking & Finance, 秦二代Chambers Latin America秦二代, 2020
Restructuring Deal of the Year: Constellation Oil Services, 秦二代IFLR Americas Awards秦二代, 2020
Restructuring Deal of the Year: Oi S.A., 秦二代LatinFinance and IFLR Americas秦二代, and Global Finance Deal of the Year, 秦二代The American Lawyer秦二代, 2018
Consistently ranked number one by leading publications for project development and ?nance in Latin America, we have more than 50 bilingual and trilingual lawyers that advise on project structuring, development, construction, ?nancing, operation, restructuring and expansion in power, oil and gas, transportation, water, telecommunications and other social infrastructure.
Band 1, Projects, 秦二代Chambers Latin America秦二代, 2020
Tier 1, Projects, 秦二代The Legal 500秦二代, 2019
Ranked # 1 by deal value in Latin America,秦二代 IJGlobal League Table Report秦二代, 2019
Ranked #1 by deal value for Project Finance in Latin America and the Caribbean, 秦二代Inframation Deals秦二代, 2019 and 1H2020
Project Finance Deal of the Year: CELSE, 秦二代IFLR Americas Awards秦二代, 2019
Americas Deal of the Year: TAG Pipeline, 秦二代Project Finance International Awards秦二代, 2019
White & Case is a true leader in Latin American arbitration. Since the founding of our International Arbitration practice decades ago, we have pioneered landmark cases before international and regional arbitral institutions and courts. The Firm is consistently recognized as preeminent in the ?eld and has successfully resolved billions of dollars in commercial and investment disputes ining sectors and jurisdictions across the region.
The International Trade practice of White & Case has been active in Latin America since the early 1990s. Over the course of the last three decades, the group has helped some of the region's most important companies access foreign markets and defend their own markets from unfair trade. The group has also assisted Latin American governments enforce their rights in international trade agreements (including the WTO Agreement), and advised the region's governments and the private sectors during the negotiation of multilateral and regional trade agreements.
Ranked #1 by value for M&A in Latin America, 秦二代Mergermarket秦二代, 2019
Ranked #2 by total number of deals for M&A in Latin America, 秦二代Latin Lawyer秦二代, 2019
Ranked among the "Elite" law ?rms for M&A in the US, 秦二代Chambers USA秦二代, 2019
Domestic M&A Deal of the Year: Suzano's acquisition of Fibria, 秦二代LatinFinance秦二代, 2019
Overseas Deal, M&A, Energy: China Yangtze Power acquires Luz Del Sur, 秦二代China Business Law Journal秦二代, 2019
Overseas M&A, Belt & Road, Power Industry: State Grid acquires Chilquinta Energía, 秦二代China Business Law Journal秦二代, 2019
We represent leading Latin American and global ?nancial institutions in the region on a broad range of legal matters, including regulatory advice, ?nance, M&A and other transactions, disputes, investigations and IP and ?ntech issues. Our clients include banks, non-bank ?nancial institutions, ?ntech companies and a broad range of funds.
White & Case is a leader in infrastructure in Latin America. We are uniquely positioned to provide integrated advice across practice areas throughout the entire life cycle of an infrastructure project, including development, ?nancing, acquisition, privatization, restructuring and exit. We combine our in-depth sector expertise with country knowledge and our global experience, insight and judgment to assist clients bring "?rsts" to market.
Latin America PPP Deal of the Year: Rutas 2 and 7, 秦二代Proximo Awards秦二代, 2019
Infrastructure Financing of the Year-Caribbean: DP World Caucedo Port Terminal, 秦二代LatinFinance秦二代, 2019
Project Finance Infrastructure Deal of the Year: Posorja Port, 秦二代Latin Lawyer秦二代, 2018
Energy and Infrastructure Team of the Year, 秦二代The Lawyer秦二代, 2018
Tier 1, Mining & Minerals, 秦二代The Legal 500 UK秦二代, 2020
Legal Services Provider of the Year, 秦二代Petroleum Economist秦二代, 2019
#1 Legal Advisor for Global Petrochemical Projects, 秦二代IJGlobal秦二代, 2013 – 2019
#1 Oil & Gas Globally, 秦二代Petroleum Economist Legal Survey秦二代, 2018
Latin America Oil & Gas Acquisition Deal of the Year: TAG Pipeline, 秦二代Proximo Awards秦二代, 2019
Latin America Upstream Oil & Gas Deal of the Year: Trident Energy, 秦二代IJGlobal秦二代, 2019
Latin American Petrochemicals Deal of the Year: Braskem Idesa, 秦二代IJGlobal秦二代, 2019
Latin America Power Refinancing Deal of the Year: Techgen, 秦二代Proximo Awards秦二代, 2019
Latin American Power Deal of the Year: CELSE, 秦二代IJGlobal秦二代, 2018
Project Finance Deal of the Year: Campo Palomas, 秦二代Bonds & Loans秦二代, 2018
Deal of the Year, Project Finance: El Pelicano Solar PV Project in Chile, 秦二代IFLR Americas秦二代
Ranked Tier 1 for Private Equity in the US and New York, 秦二代Best Lawyers秦二代, 2017, 2018, 2019
Ranked Top 5 Globally for Private Equity Buyouts by Deal Value,秦二代 Mergermarket秦二代, 2016, 2017, 2018
Representation of the joint lead global coordinators and representatives of the underwriters in the US$1.4 billion initial public offering of StoneCo Ltd., a leading provider of ?nancial technology solutions in Brazil.
秦二代Campo Palomas acquisition and financing秦二代
Representation of Invenergy Wind LLC and several of its subsidiaries in connection with the acquisition of and ?nancing for the 70 MW Campo Palomas Wind Farm in the Salto Department of Uruguay.
秦二代First democratization process in Colombia with an international tranche structured through a direct share offering through the Bolsa de Valores de Colombia秦二代
Representation of the international placement agents in an offering of common shares of Grupo Energía Bogotá S.A. ESP by the District Capital of Bogotá, its controlling shareholder, through the BVC (Colombian Stock Exchange). The District Capital of Bogotá offered common shares in a global offering, which included an international offering pursuant to Rule 144A/Regulation S through which non-Colombian investors could bid to participate in the global offering.
秦二代Commercial arbitration in connection with hydroelectric plant in Guatemala秦二代
Representation of Grupo Terra in a commercial arbitration brought by OHL, in connection with complex geotechnical, delay and damages issues in the construction of a hydroelectric plant in Guatemala. An ICC tribunal denied OHL's monetary claims in its entirety and instead awarded to Grupo Terra 100 percent of its counterclaims, 100 percent of its damages and 100 percent of its costs.
秦二代Invenergy and Energía del Paci?co project financing秦二代
Representation of Invenergy and Energía del Paci?co, Ltda. de C.V., as sponsor and borrower respectively, in the development and ?nancing of a 378 MW power plant in El Salvador and its related infrastructure, including a ?oating storage and regasi?cation unit (FSRU) permanently moored through a modi?ed spread mooring system for lique?ed natural gas (LNG) delivery, storage and regasi?cation, as well as a natural gas pipeline running from the FSRU to the power plant.
秦二代Sempra Energy sales秦二代
Representation of Sempra Energy on its US$ 3.59 billion sale of Peruvian businesses including its 83.6 percent in Luz Del Sur to China Yangtze Power International (Hongkong) Co., Limited. and on its US$ 2.23 billion sale of Chilean businesses, including its 100 percent stake in Chilquinta Energía S.A., to State Grid International Development Limited (SGID). The transactions were named "Overseas M&A, Belt & Road, Power Industry" and "Overseas Deal, M&A, Energy deals of the year" by 秦二代China Business Law Journal秦二代, respectively.
秦二代CELSE gas-fired power generation project and related LNG facility秦二代
Representation of Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Inter-American Investment Corp., International Finance Corp. and Swiss Export Risk Insurance in the structuring of the ?nancing for the design, construction and operation of Centrais Elétricas de Sergipe S.A.'s (CELSE) 1,516 MW thermoelectric power plant and related lique?ed natural gas receiving and gas transportation infrastructure in Brazil. The transaction was named "Project Finance Deal of the Year" by 秦二代IFLR Americas Awards秦二代, "Latin American Power Deal of the Year" by 秦二代IJGlobal秦二代, "Americas LatAm Power Deal of the Year" by 秦二代Project Finance International秦二代, "Latin America Project Finance Deal of the Year" by 秦二代Bonds & Loans秦二代, "Best Bond," "Best Infrastructure Financing Brazil," and "Financing Innovation of the Year" by 秦二代LatinFinance秦二代.
秦二代Altiplano 200 solar project financing in Argentina秦二代
Representation of Neoen S.A. and its subsidiaries in connection with the project ?nancing of Altiplano 200, a 208 MW solar power plant in the province of Salta, Argentina. Altiplano 200 is the fusion of two individual projects that were awarded long-term power purchase agreements through competitive tenders under Argentina's RenovAr Program.
秦二代I Squared Capital add-on acquisition and related financing of Kallpa Generación and Samay I秦二代
Representation of I Squared Capital in its add-on acquisition and related ?nancing of a 25 percent stake in Kallpa S.A. and Samay S.A., two power generation companies based in Peru.
秦二代SIC-SING interconnection project financing秦二代
Representation of nine Chilean and international commercial banks, as senior lenders, and Prudential, as initial ?xed-rate note purchaser, in the project ?nancings of a 600-km transmission line and related substations in Chile that will connect the Sistema Interconectado Central and the Sistema Interconectado del Norte Grande of Chile, which will unify most of the country's power grid. The ?nancing consists of US dollar and Chilean peso senior loan facilities, and a private placement under New York law and a Chilean value-added tax facility.
秦二代Blackrock acquisition of Citibanamex秦二代
Representation of BlackRock, Inc. in its acquisition of the asset management business of Citibanamex, a subsidiary of Citigroup Inc. We also advised on the execution of a distribution agreement under which Citibanamex will distribute certain investment products offered by BlackRock.
秦二代Banco Inter IPO秦二代
Representation of Banco Inter S.A., a digital bank and one of the leaders in the modernization of the Brazilian banking industry, as issuer, and certain selling shareholders in an initial public offering. This is the ?rst IPO by a Brazilian retail bank in a decade.
秦二代Creation of Bolsa Institucional de Valores秦二代
Representation of Central de Corretajes, a developer of infrastructure for ?nancial markets in Latin America, Mexico and the United States, in the creation of Bolsa Institucional de Valores, Mexico's ?rst new stock exchange in 100 years and one of the most technologically advanced stock markets in the world.
秦二代Syndicated loan financings for Latin American banks秦二代
Representation of more than 15 Latin American banks in connection with syndicated loan ?nancings for borrowers in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Panama, Chile and Costa Rica.
秦二代MTN programs in Latin America秦二代
Representation of Bladex and BBVA subsidiaries in the establishment of their MTN programs.
秦二代Companhia Brasileira de Alumínio tender offer秦二代
Representation of Companhia Brasileira de Alumínio in connection with its offer to purchase for cash any and all of its outstanding 4.750% Notes due 2024. The tender offer was completed on an accelerated timeline based on the abbreviated tender offer rules provided in the SEC no-action letter dated January 23, 2015. Banco Bradesco BBI S.A., HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC acted as dealer managers for the tender offer. The company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Votorantim S.A., is the main producer of primary aluminum in Brazil and owns and operates the world's largest integrated aluminum plant. Votorantim S.A., a privately held conglomerate in Latin America, is a strong player in each of its main business segments: cement, non-ferrous metals, such as zinc, aluminum, nickel and copper, as well as steel and power generation.
秦二代Acquisition of iron-ore company in Brazil秦二代
Representation of Vale S.A., a Brazilian mining company and the largest producer of iron ore and nickel in the world, in its US$550 million acquisition of Ferrous Resources Limited, a mid-sized iron ore company, also located in Brazil.
秦二代Maracas Menchen mine notes offering秦二代
Representation of the initial purchasers in connection with the inaugural high yield notes offering by Largo Resources Ltd., ("Largo"). We also advised the underwriters on a secondary offering of common shares. Largo operates the Maracas Menchen Mine located in Bahia, Brazil, where it mines vanadium pentoxide.
秦二代US$740 million ICSID award on behalf of Gold Reserve秦二代
We achieved a major victory for Gold Reserve in a long-running ICSID arbitration against Venezuela relating to one of the world's largest undeveloped gold/copper deposits. In a unanimous award, the tribunal found that Venezuela had acted unlawfully in violation of the Canada Venezuela bilateral investment treaty and awarded Gold Reserve more than US$740 million in damages and legal costs.
秦二代Loan to CSP Ceara Steel Mill秦二代
Representation of BNDES in connection with a US$3.1 billion loan to Companhia Siderúgica do Pecém ("CSP") and related intercreditor arrangements. CSP is building a steel mill in the northeastern Brazilian State of Ceará and, once operational, will produce three million tons of steel products.