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Latham & Watkins LLP
United States
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Sony Ben-Moshe is Co-chair of the firm’s Gaming and Hospitality Practice and Latin America Practice, and a member of the Finance Department of the San Diego office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Ben-Moshe has significant experience representing clients in financings, acquisitions and formation of joint ventures in the United States and abroad, including in Latin America, including:

  • The structuring, documentation and negotiation of financing arrangements for leveraged and secured financing transactions, including LBOs
  • Representation of issuers and underwriters in connection with 144A offerings and private placements of debt instruments
  • Representation of various parties in connection with the formation of joint ventures
  • Development and financing of greenfield construction projects


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.