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Enrique Martin

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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.


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.


English, Spanish


Florida Bar


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

Latin America: International firms

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Jones Day has committed significant resources to its Latin America practice with key team members spread across its Miami, New York, Mexico City, São Paulo, Houston and Madrid offices. The ‘outstanding’ firm provides ‘excellent service’, has ‘extensive experience in the field’ and an ‘excellent response capacity’ and is ‘always available to meet the client’s needs’. ‘Very hands on’ and ‘professional’, it is praised for its level of commitment, ‘pragmatism and extensive track record is crucial in getting deals done’. Energy, telecoms, financial services and infrastructure are amongst its primary sectors. The firm worked on some of the largest deals in Mexico and Brazil during 2017, including advising ENGIE on its proposed $8bn acquisition of Transportadora Associada de Gas (TAG) from Petrobras in Brazil (the firm has advised French multinational ENGIE on a series of transactions in Latin America as it seeks to expand its regional footprint); and the top-end Mexican tequila maker Patrón Spirits International on its sale to Barcardi. It also represented J&F Investimentos in the $4.7bn sale of its Brazilian subsidiary Eldorado Brasil Celulose to Netherlands-based Paper Excellence. São Paulo partner Marcello Hallake is recommended by clients and has led many of the firm’s headline deals in Brazil. Dividing his time between New York and São Paulo, Wade Angus is another prominent member of the practice, as are Miami partners Nicholas Rodriguez and Enrique Martin, and María Luisa Cánovas in New York. Luis Riesgo leads the Latin America practice from São Paulo and Washington DC. São Paulo-based of counsel Artur Badra is ‘a very well-rounded lawyer’, ‘extremely personable, responsive and undertakes significant work under pressure while maintaining constant good spirits’.

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