Ruben Diaz > Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP > Miami, United States > Lawyer Profile
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP Offices
201 SOUTH BISCAYNE BOULEVARD
MIAMI, FLORIDA 33131-4332
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Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP has an extensive banking and finance practice, most notably in syndicated financings in Brazil. Mexico is another growth market for the Latin America team, which is also active in Colombia, Venezuela, Paraguay and Central America. The firm has an excellent standing among financial institutions that lend into or within the region, including Banco Santander, Mizuho Bank, BNP Paribas, Citibank, Credit Agricole, JP Morgan Chase, Natixis and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. It also has a growing number of multilatina borrower clients. The practice advised Mizuho Bank and the joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners on a $1.26bn syndicated revolving facility for Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), the Mexican state-owned electricity utility; the syndicate included 12 financial institutions. It also advised the joint lead arrangers and joint book runners, along with a syndicate of banks, on the $1bn revolving credit facility for Enel Américas, Latin America’s largest private energy company. The team is ‘diligent, professional and knowledgeable‘ and provides ‘personalized attention‘. It ‘looks for solutions according to the company’s possibilities and options‘, ‘knows the client very well and recommends or looks for solutions according to the strategy of the company‘. Managing partner of the Miami office and co-chair of the firm’s banking and finance practice, Amy Dulin is a recognised leader in Brazil syndicated and bilateral loans. She is ‘always present in all the legal documentation negotiations‘, provides ‘easy access‘ to clients and is ‘well known in the Latin America market’, having ‘a lot of experience in different transactions in the region‘. Co-head of the Latin America practice Federico Goudie is a versatile practitioner with especially strong connections in Paraguay; he is known for structured and trade financings, project financings and derivatives transactions. Ruben Diaz has a fine record in Central America financings. The firm’s ‘most responsive‘ and ‘highly knowledgeable‘ aviation group delivers ‘the best value proposition‘ with Mark Denham noted for aviation finance transactions in Brazil. Counsel Emilio Saiz is recommended for syndicated and credit-enhanced facilities.
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is a leader in syndicated and bilateral loans, particularly to Brazilian borrowers. The Miami team is also making progress in other jurisdictions, especially Mexico where it advised Mizuho Bank and the joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners on a $1.26bn syndicated revolving facility for Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), Mexico’s state-owned electricity utility. Clients include Banco Santander, Mizuho Bank, BNP Paribas, Citibank, Credit Agricole, JPMorgan Chase, Natixis and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. Amy Dulin, Miami managing partner and co-head of the banking and finance practice, has an outstanding record in syndicated and bilteral lending in Brazil and is highly rated by the market. Co-chair of the Latin America practice Federico Goudie is noted for structured and trade finance, project finance, M&A and capital markets transactions. Ruben Diaz co-chairs the Latin America practice and has a fine record in corporate transactions, while Mark Denham provides further financing expertise, including aviation finance experience.
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