Akin Gump Named Among Top Energy Law Firms in Latin America

(Los Angeles) – Akin Gump has once again been named one of the top energy law firms in Latin America, based on rankings by Latinvex, a provider of news and analysis pertaining to Latin American business. The firm was ranked in fourth place for its energy work in the region. Akin Gump placed 28th overall for international law firms in Latin America, up eight spots from last year.

As the publication notes, Akin Gump’s energy work has a special focus on Mexico. The firm represents Wind Power de Mexico SA de CV in the development of a $1.5 billion 1000 MW wind project. Cross-border transactions partner Dino Barajas, a Latinvex Top 100 Lawyer, is the lead partner.

Latinvex also notes that Barajas is leading the representation of Mitsubishi Corporation’s Tuxpan II power plant, one of the largest natural gas-fired power plants in the country at 495 MW, and of Oak Creek Energy in the development of over 400 MW of wind projects, valued at more than $600 million. Barajas is joined on this project by cross-border transactions counsel Vladimir Fet.

Other projects in Nicaragua and Baja California were also noted.

To compile the “Latinvex 50,” the publication selects firms based on a combination of factors, including value, prominence and scope of work; references among clients; and peers and size of Latin America practice.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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