Latin America and the Caribbean Projects

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP regularly represents lenders, investors and developers in a wide range of project financings in, among others, the power, oil and gas, water, transportation, telecommunications and infrastructure sectors, as well as in traditional banking, structured finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, asset finance, joint ventures and venture capital transactions in Latin America and the Caribbean. Our clients include commercial lenders, institutional investors, investment funds, project sponsors and public and private companies. We have worked on transactions in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, the British Virgin Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curaçao, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, and Trinidad and Tobago, among others.

By leveraging the firm’s global footprint and multidisciplinary strengths, we are able to draw on the linguistic, cultural and legal knowledge of our lawyers to advise a diverse base of international clients. Our project finance lawyers who specialize in Latin American and Caribbean transactions possess a deep, experience-based understanding of the Latin American and Caribbean legal systems and cultures, and our practice is supported by numerous bilingual and trilingual lawyers throughout our offices, an essential element in providing more efficient service.

In addition, the firm has established long-standing relationships with local law firms throughout the region in order to provide our clients with superb, coordinated advice based on extensive project development and finance experience and local knowledge.

As a recognized leader in Latin American and Caribbean project finance transactions, the firm and its lawyers have been repeatedly recognized in ranking surveys and reputable publications. A sample includes –

Project Finance Magazine

  • Latin American Geothermal Deal of the Year (2010)
  • Latin American Renewable Energy Deal of the Year (2007)
  • Latin American Deal of the Year (Power) (2004 & 2002)

Latin-Finance Magazine

  • Latin American Energy/Power Deal of the Year (2007)

The Banker Magazine and the Financial Times Group

  • Deal of the Year (Costa Rica) (2007)

Chambers and Partners: Latin America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

  • Leader in the Field of Mergers and Acquisitions (2009-2011)
  • Leader in the Fields of Banking and Finance (2010)
  • Leader in the Field of Project Finance (2010)