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Arnold & Porter
WASHINGTON, DC 20001-3743
United States


Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Capital markets: global offerings

Arnold & Porter is a highly rated for sovereign, sub-sovereign and state-owned entity (SOE) offerings in Latin America, Hungary, Turkey and other jurisdictions. Clients include the Republic of Colombia, Republic of Panama, Republic of Turkey and Hungary. In 2021, the team continued to advise Colombia and Panama on significant bond offerings, along with key transactions for the Republic of Turkey and Empresa Nacional de Autopista, the Panamanian toll road operator. Washington DC partners Whitney Debevoise  and Gregory Harrington  are co-heads of the sovereign finance team with decades of experience in sovereign offerings from Latin America; Debevoise also previously served as US Executive Director of the World Bank. Washington DC counsel Carlos Pelaez provides further senior-level experience in Latin America sovereign offerings. New York’s Christopher Peterson is another prominent name in sovereign finance.

Latin America: International firms > Capital markets

(Next Generation Partners)

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Arnold & Porter is a dominant force in sovereign offerings. The firm has represented a number of sovereign and sub-sovereign entities in Latin America over the years. It benefits from the presence of a number of experienced Latin America specialists; Whitney Debevoise and Gregory Harrington are amongst the most senior Latin America experts in the market with deep connections to a number of sovereign states such as Colombia, Panama, El Salvador, Honduras and Venezuela. The team worked on high-value bond offerings for the Republic of Panama and the Republic of Colombia in 2021, among a number of other headline transactions. Raul Herrera, a Panamanian, is another senior figure with extensive experience in capital markets offerings by sovereigns and parastatal agencies; he is a former general counsel of IDB Invest. Counsels Arturo Caraballo and Carlos Pelaez round out the seasoned and prominent team. All named individuals are based in Washington DC. Neil Goodman has retired, although the group has been reinforced on the bank lending front by the hire of New York partner Chris Willott from Clifford Chance in 2021.