Ben Garcia > Hogan Lovells US LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hogan Lovells US LLP
875 THIRD AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10022
NEW YORK
United States

Work Department

Corporate and Finance

Position

Partner

Career

Ben Garcia regularly represents issuers, underwriters, private equity sponsors, placement agents, and investors across a wide range of capital markets, high yield, leveraged finance, structured finance, and project finance transactions in the domestic and international markets.

Ben’s broad capital markets background has included a focus on cross-border transactions, in particular in the Latin American and European markets. He has led a number of the most prominent recent transactions in Latin America. He has represented major sponsors and investment banks in project financings in the oil and gas, transportation, and renewables sectors in Mexico, Peru, Chile, and Colombia. He has worked on transactions ranging from investment-grade offerings of debt and equity securities to high-yield and structured bonds throughout Europe and Latin America, as well as sovereign offerings by the Dominican Republic and Guatemala. He is fluent in Spanish and German.

In addition to his extensive capital markets experience, Ben works on merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions, as well as commercial and traditional bank financings. His experience includes representing both leading private equity sponsors and banks in financing leveraged buyouts.

Languages

English, German, Spanish

Education

J.D., Columbia Law School, 2000

B.A., Harvard University, magna cum laude, 1997

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Equity capital markets – mid-large cap

Hogan Lovells International LLP’s broad experience includes IPOs, equity capital raisings and secondary offerings, retail share offerings, private placements of securities and REITs, as well as US public offering and private placement mandates. Technology and energy matters are a forte for the firm, which is also active in SPAC and de-SPAC deals. A key name in the area is Daniel Simons, who focuses on corporate transactions, particularly ECM work and domestic and cross-border M&A. He co-leads the team with Jonathan Baird, Ben Garcia, Tom Brassington, Nicola Evans and Erik Jamieson.

Latin America: International firms > Capital markets

Hogan Lovells US LLP’s longstanding links to Latin America have provided the foundations for a thriving capital markets practice, notably in derivatives, structured finance and securitisation, along with sovereign bond offerings, project bonds and equity issuances. The firm is making a further impression in the green and sustainability-linked bonds segment. Emil Arca is a core member of the Latin America team and is a leader in structured finance and securitisation transactions, especially diversified payments rights securitisations. Sao Paulo’s Isabel Costa Carvalho is an experienced name in Brazil IPOs and follow-on offerings; she led the team that advised Caixa Seguridade on its $814m IPO. Evan Koster provides further expertise in sovereign bond offerings and derivatives. Ben Garcia is another key capital markets specialist with considerable Latin America experience. All named individuals are based in New York unless stated otherwise.