Latham & Watkins Named a Top 5 International Law Firm in Latin America and #1 for Energy Work


December 3, 2018

Latham & Watkins is proud to be recognized again in 2018 as one of the top five international law firms doing business in Latin America, according to Latinvex’s annual Top International Law Firms list. The firm also remains at #1 for energy work in the region and earned additional top rankings for arbitration, banking and finance, capital markets, corporate/M&A, and project finance, having moved up in multiple categories since 2017.

Rankings are based on a combination of factors, including value, prominence, and scope of work in the region, as well as references among clients and peers, according to Latinvex.

Members of Latham’s Latin America Practice advised on several highly innovative, sophisticated, and complex matters in the region throughout the past year, including representing:

  • IEnova, Mexico’s largest private-sector energy company by market capitalization, in its inaugural bond offering on the international capital markets
  • Promecap, a leading Mexican private equity firm, in the global IPO of the first-ever Mexico-focused SPAC to list on the Mexican Stock Exchange
  • CDPQ, one of the largest retirement fund managers in North America based in Montreal, and CKD IM, a consortium of Mexican institutional investors based in Mexico City, in their US$1.4 billion acquisition of a portfolio of wind and solar assets from Italy-based Enel, which involved the first application in Mexico of an innovative “build, sell and operate” model
  • Digital Realty, a leading global provider of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions based in California, in its agreement to acquire Ascenty, a leading data center provider in Brazil, for US$1.8 billion
  • Fermaca, one of the largest private-sector energy companies in Mexico, in the first side-by-side bank-and-bond Mexican project financing involving a pure private placement of the global notes, the first listing of Mexican project bonds in Singapore, and the first certificated global notes issued in a pure private placement to clear through DTC in the United States
  • AES, one of the world’s leading power companies, and Grupo Bal, a leading Mexican conglomerate, in one of the largest and one of the first cross-border construction project financings and green bond sales in the Mexican renewable energy sector

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