Jorge Diaz-Silveira > Hogan Lovells US LLP > Miami, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hogan Lovells US LLP
MELLON FINANCIAL CENTER
1111 BRICKELL AVENUE, SUITE 1900
MIAMI, FL 33131
United States

Work Department

Infrastructure, Energy, Resources and Projects

Position

Office Managing Partner

Career

Jorge Diaz-Silveira is the managing partner of the Hogan Lovells Miami office and practice area leader (Americas) of the Infrastructure, Energy, Resources, and Projects group. For more than 30 years, Jorge has been working with clients to successfully construct, finance, develop, purchase, and sell an array of projects and businesses in a variety of industries, including real estate, electricity, agriculture, food services, transportation, water, and oil and gas.

Jorge works with clients, including sellers, purchasers, sponsors, developers, contractors, and other parties involved in infrastructure, who turn to him for his in-depth understanding of the issues that matter most in infrastructure and other sectors.

Jorge has worked on all aspects of projects, including acquiring and selling companies and developing and financing projects. Jorge can navigate and provide counsel on many types of contracts, such as loan agreements; stock and asset purchase and sale agreements; engineering, procurement, and construction agreements; operations and maintenance agreements; joint venture agreements; and development agreements. He also helps domestic and international clients with technical services agreements, license agreements, procurement contracts, and design/build agreements in projects involving conventional and renewable energy, oil and gas, and infrastructure assets.

Languages

English, Spanish

Memberships

Board Member, Hispanic National Bar Foundation; chair, Duke University Alumni Admissions Advisory Committee; board member, Construction Law Committee, Florida Bar

Education

J.D., University of Miami School of Law, cum laude, 1988;

A.B., Duke University, 1985

Lawyer Rankings

Latin America: International firms > Corporate and M&A

Hogan Lovells US LLP is best known for its work in Mexico, Central America, Ecuador and Venezuela. The firm has a sizeable team in Mexico and large Miami office that has deep connections to the region. The firm is well known for energy transactions. Juan Francisco Torres Landa leads the Latin America practice group from Mexico City. Jorge Diaz-Silveira is another key figure in Miami.

Latin America: International firms > Projects and energy

Hogan Lovells US LLP has especially deep connections to Ecuador and Central America, notably in renewable energy projects. The firm is also active in infrastructure and mining, landing a series of big-ticket engagements in Colombia and Peru. The firm was engaged by ProInversión, the Peruvian government’s PPP agency, to standardise PPP contracts in line with World Bank recommendations. Jorge Diaz-Silveira is Americas head of infrastructure, energy, resources and projects and has a long history in Latin America renewable energy and conventional power projects, particularly in Central America; he recently advised Generadora San Andrés and Generadora San Mateo on  the development, construction and financing of two hydroelectric projects in Guatemala, and represented Santos y Compañía in the development of photovoltaic solar projects in Honduras. José Valdivia is a key figure for Ecuador projects, as is up-and coming name Gaston Fernandez. Houston’s Bruno Ciuffetelli is noted for oil and gas and power projects in Ecuador and Venezuela. Former team member Miguel Zaldivar is now global CEO of the firm, based in Washington DC, providing additional weight to the status of the Latin America group. All named individuals are based in Miami unless stated otherwise. Since publication, the firm hired Jones Day‘s former global practice head, Richard Puttré; however, he subsequently left the firm in April 2022.

Latin America: International firms > City focus - Miami

Hogan Lovells US LLP‘s Miami office has an outstanding reputation for energy, infrastructure and mining projects in Ecuador, Central America, Colombia and Peru. The office also houses a number of Latin America-facing international arbitration specialists. Jorge Diaz-Silveira is Americas head of infrastructure, energy, resources and projects and has an excellent record in Central America renewable energy projects, recently advising Generadora San Andrés and Generadora San Mateo on  the development, construction and financing of two hydroelectric projects in Guatemala, and representing Santos y Compañía in the development of photovoltaic solar projects in Honduras. In the infrastructure space, the office has made a further impression in metro projects. Daniel González, Maria Eugenia Ramirez and Richard Lorenzo, regional managing partner for the Americas, are leaders in international arbitration, including numerous cases involving Latin American entities; this includes investment treaty cases and energy and infrastructure-related disputes. José Valdivia is another seasoned figure in energy and infrastructure projects, along with emerging talent Gaston Fernandez, who is also noted for Latin America project financings and other transactions involving Asian entities. Rafael Ribeiro is making a further impression in anti-corruption investigations in Latin America.

United States > Finance > Project finance

Hogan Lovells US LLP‘s project finance team is ‘always introducing innovative solutions to getting a deal closed and over the line‘. The department, which advises lenders and sponsors, assists with all stages of LNG projects, in addition to advising on infrastructure projects done to a P3 model. The firm’s prowess in international mandates can be seen in its recent work representing the lenders in the development and construction of an independent power plant in Afghanistan. Jorge Diaz-Silveira  leads the national practice from Miami, though the firm also has a presence in Baltimore, Denver, Houston, New York, and Washington DC.