Carlos Ardila

Washington, D.C.
  • 555 Eleventh Street, NW
  • Suite 1000
  • Washington, D.C. 20004-1304
  • USA
Profile Experience

Carlos A. Ardila is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins.

Mr. Ardila is a member of the Finance Department and Project Development & Finance Practice. Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Ardila served as an associate at a global law firm where he advised corporate and sovereign clients in a variety of transactions with significant emphasis in Latin America, including public and private issuances of debt and equity securities, mergers and acquisitions, bilateral and syndicated loans, and project finance. He was recently named a Rising Legal Star in Latin America by Latinvex.

Mr. Ardila’s experience includes the representation of:

  • Mexican sponsor in hybrid bank-bond refinancing of an approximately 420 kilometers natural gas pipeline and associated compression facilities
  • Canadian investor in purchase of a majority stake in Mexico-based portfolio of wind and solar assets
  • US investor in purchase of credit-linked notes backed by obligations of Argentine electricity distribution companies
  • Ecuadorean steelmaker in financing of smelting plant by multilateral development institutions*   
  • Mexican telecommunications company in largest local-currency international debt offering by a Latin American corporate issuer*
  • Lender group in syndicated loan to Mexican REIT*
  • Brazilian printing company in staged acquisition by global printing company*    
  • US chemical company in secured convertible loan to finance shale gas exploration by Argentine oil producer*   
  • Peruvian telecommunications company in acquisition of two Peruvian wireless service providers*
  • Argentine dairy products company in liability management tender offer and issuance of new debt securities*   
  • Lender group in financing of Argentine oil producer’s senior credit facility secured by trade receivables*   
  • Mexican telecommunications company in spinoff of mobile towers business*   
  • Republic of Argentina in dual-tranche issuance of debt securities*   
  • Mexican state-owned electricity company in three concurrent bond offerings*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

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