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Arnold & Porter
WASHINGTON, DC 20001-3743
United States


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Latin America: International firms > Banking and finance

Arnold & Porter is widely known for its representation of sovereign and quasi-sovereign entities but also acts for an extensive list of corporate and financial institution clients in Latin America. It has a particularly strong record in Brazil, where team members have worked on a range of project finance, acquisition finance, export prepayment and trade finance, and general corporate lending mandates. The practice is also noted for derivatives, structured finance and securitisations, including future flow diversified payments rights (DPR) transactions. More generally, firm has continued to advice sovereign governments and central banks on major financings, regulatory matters and disputes. Washington DC’s Gregory Harrington and Whitney Debevoise  have extensive sovereign connections, bringing a wealth of engagements; while New York’s Christopher Willott has a fine record in Brazil financings. Raul Herrera (a former IDB General Counsel) has a 25 year track record and experience across the LatAm and Caribbean regions; he and counsel Arturo Caraballo are also key members of the team.

Latin America: International firms > Capital markets

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Arnold & Porter remains at the forefront of sovereign and sub-sovereign representation. It advises a range of state entities, including ministries of finance, central banks, state-owned companies, states, and municipalities. Clients include the Republic of Panama, Republic of Colombia, Republic of El Salvador, and Banco Central do Brazil. The firm’s longstanding commitment to Latin America has also brought it a number of private sector corporate and financial institution clients. It is also noted for derivatives, structured finance and securitisation transactions, including diversified payment rights deals. The core Latin America team features a number of senior and experienced practitioners that have specialised in the region for decades and speak fluent Spanish and/or Portuguese. Whitney Debevoise is a veteran of the region, having represented Brazil, El Salvador, Panama and Honduras on numerous capital markets offerings over the years. Gregory Harrington is similarly experienced with a large number of sovereign and multilateral development bank clients. Panama native Raul Herrera, and counsels Arturo Caraballo and Carlos Pelaez, are also key figures in the team. All named individuals are based in Washington DC. The practice was further boosted in September 2023 with the hire of capital markets, PE and M&A partner Carlos Lobo (formerly at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP) to the firm’s New York office; the Brazilian-born Lobo should significantly enhance the firm’s network of relations in the Brazilian market.

United States > Finance > Capital markets: debt offerings

Arnold & Porter continues to stand out for its sovereign debt offerings experience, frequently representing sovereign states such as the Republic of Turkey, Hungary, Republic of Colombia, Republic of Panama, Republic of Costa Rica and Republic of El Salvador. The firm also advises a range of corporate issuers on straight debt offerings, structured finance and securitization transactions. New York-based Christopher Peterson co-heads the capital markets team and acts for sovereign and corporate clients. Washington DC-based Whitney Debevoise and Gregory Harrington  are also leading figures in Latin America sovereign offerings.

United States > Finance > Capital markets: global offerings

Arnold & Porter remains at the forefront of sovereign finance, representing a range of sovereign governments in Latin America, along with the Republic of Turkey and Hungary. The firm also represents sub-sovereigns and state-owned enterprises, along with a number of financial institutions in global offerings. Although much of the practice centres on debt offerings, it also crosses into the structured finance and derivatives domains. Washington DC partners Whitney Debevoise and Gregory Harrington are leaders in Latin America sovereign offerings, while New York-based Christopher Peterson is a regular adviser to the Republic of Turkey.