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Latham & Watkins LLP
WASHINGTON DC 20004-1304
United States
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Luis Torres is counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Torres's practice focuses on representing commercial and multilateral lenders and global investment management firms in the financing of power, oil and gas, and petrochemical projects in emerging markets. He also frequently represents global majors and private equity investors acting as sponsors in the development and financing of infrastructure projects. Mr. Torres’s experience includes loan financings, export credit facilities, equity and semi-equity investments, asset acquisitions, debt restructurings, structured finance products and local currency financings. In addition to his work on the power, oil and gas, and petrochemical industries, Mr. Torres has worked on transactions in the banking, mining and transportation sectors. Mr. Torres has worked in transactions in some of the most dynamic and challenging emerging markets, including Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine and Venezuela. These transactions have involved sponsors, lenders and other investors based in France, Germany, Japan, Spain, South Korea, the UK and the US, among other jurisdictions.




Lawyer Rankings

Latin America: International firms > Projects and energy

Latham & Watkins LLP significantly enhanced its Latin America projects and energy team with the hire of the highly rated Gianluca Bacchiocchi and Guido Liniado from Clifford Chance in the early part of 2021. Bacchiocchi, in particular, has been a standout figure in project bonds and hybrid financing structures over a number of years. They join a firm that is a global force in energy and infrastructure projects, including in Latin America. The firm has made a particular impression in oil and gas transactions in Mexico over the years, along with power and renewables, and infrastructure projects in Chile, Peru and elsewhere. Christopher Cross is a leader in Mexico oil and gas matters, including pipeline projects. Latin America group co-chair Antonio Del Pino is also noted for energy M&A, while San Diego’s Sony Ben-Moshe is recommended for energy sector (including renewables) financings in the region. David Penna re-joined the Washington DC office in November 2020 from the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). Veronica Relea and Washington DC counsel Luis Torres are also key names, along with Washington DC associate Carlos Ardila. All named individuals are based in New York unless stated otherwise.