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600 BRICKELL AVENUE, BRICKELL WORLD PLAZA, SUITE 3300, MIAMI, FL 33131, USA
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Enrique Martin

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Work Department

Mergers & Acquisitions

Position

Rick Martin has practiced in the corporate, securities, and international fields for more than 20 years. He represents U.S. and foreign companies, family groups, and private equity funds in a variety of corporate transactions including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, securities offerings, and private equity transactions. He has participated in numerous transactions throughout Latin America and has assisted Latin American and European companies in setting up operations in the United States. He also has extensive experience advising global corporations in managing their legal matters in Latin America. Rick's work advising clients on some of the largest and most complex deals has frequently gained recognition from industry publications. Prior to joining Jones Day, he was listed as a finalist for Top Dealmaker of the Year 2012 by the Daily Business Review. He is Administrative Partner of the Miami Office.

Career

Rick serves on the board of managers for the Penn Law Alumni Society and as co-chair of the Penn Law Alumni Club of South Florida.

Languages

English, Spanish

Member

Florida Bar

Education

University of Pennsylvania (J.D. 1992); Florida State University (B.S. in Finance cum laude 1989)


Latin America: International firms

City focus: Miami

Within: City focus: Miami

Jones Day is steadily building its Miami presence with much of the practice focused on Latin America. The broadly focused Miami group has impressed in various areas, including corporate and M&A, banking and finance, litigation and investigations, international arbitration, and projects and energy. The Miami office is also growing its capabilities in capital markets,  plays a key role in cross-border transactions from the US into Latin America and has seen an upsurge in private equity activity driven by Florida-based funds. It services a range of Latin American multinationals that now have their headquarters in Florida and continues to advise on intra-regional Latin American transactions that are under US or English law. Clients include international banks, multilateral agency lenders and development banks, and Spanish and Chinese developers. Through key finance partner Fradyn SuĂĄrez, the Miami office has a strong connection to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); she  recently led the team that advised Terminal Portuario Paracas, as concessionaire, and Servinoga, Pattac Empreendimentos e ParticipaçÔes and Tucumann Engenharia e Empreendimentos, as sponsors, on a $183m long term financing to fund the expansion of the port of Pisco in Peru. Enrique Martin is an experienced name in cross-border M&A, including transactions involving renewable energy assets, along with deals in the hotels and leisure sector and telecoms industry. Ricardo Puente is the key name on the international arbitration side, while Richard PuttrĂ© is a leader in renewable energy projects, most notably for Spanish sponsors; he led the team that advised Jinko Solar, as sponsor, and its project company, Solar Park Viborillas, on the development, construction and senior financing of Jinko’s 130MW photovoltaic solar power project to be constructed in Las Viborillas, Jalisco, Mexico.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Jones Day's broad geographic footprint has enabled it to develop a significant market share of major Latin America corporate and M&A transactions. Established offices in Mexico City and Sao Paulo are supported by Latin America-focused practitioners and teams in Miami, New York, Madrid and elsewhere. The firm impresses on inbound, outbound and intra-regional deals and has experienced a notable upswing in engagements from private equity investors. It is noted for its recent record in energy, power, and telecoms deals. Clients include Engie, GIC Special Investments, J&F Investimentos, Nutrien, Millicom International Cellular, UPL and Pure Biofuels del Peru. With a tight axis between New York and Sao Paulo practice groups, the firm has a particularly strong record in Brazil; recent matters saw New York and Sao Paulo-based Wade Angus and Sao Paulo partner Marcello Hallake lead the team that advised ENGIE on its proposed multi-billion dollar acquisition of Transportadora Associada de Gas from Brazil’s state-owned oil company, Petrobras. Angus also led the group that advised GIC Special Investments on its $308m acquisition of a 25% stake in Brazil's Algar Telecom. In other headline work, the practice advised Nutrien on the $4.1bn sale of its stake in Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM) to Tianqi Lithium. Miami partner and Colombian native Nicholas Rodríguez is another key member of the practice, with an enviable record in telecoms deals. Miami's Enrique Martin has a fine reputation, as do Michael McGuinness and María Luisa Cánovas in New York. Sao Paulo of counsel Artur Badra is also recommended.

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