Mr Claude Serfilippi > Winston & Strawn LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Winston & Strawn LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10017
United States
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Latin America: International firms > Capital markets

Winston & Strawn LLP continues to impress in complex and headline transactions. It remains at the forefront of future flow securitisations, SEC-registered offerings and inaugural bond offerings, recently advising Nueva Elektra del Milenio and its parent, Grupo Elektra, on a future flow transaction involving remittances from the United States to Mexico. Corporate restructurings are another forte for the team, which represents a number of US-listed Latin American businesses. The group has a particularly strong record in Mexico, Chile and Argentina. It is also well positioned to grow its Brazil capital markets practice following the hire of ‘remarkable corporate lawyer’ Rodrigo Carvalho in April 2021; he was previously Bank of America’s head of investment banking (legal division) in Sao Paulo. Co-head of the Latin America team Allen Miller is rated for SEC-registered deals, corporate governance engagements and future flow securitisations. Co-head of the group Talbert Navia is noted for bond offerings in Mexico and Argentina. Sey-Hyo Lee  and Claude Serfilippi are also key members of the team. All named individuals are based in New York.

Latin America: International firms > Banking and finance

Winston & Strawn LLP‘s central team of Latin America specialists has an impressive standing in banking and finance matters, covering corporate lending, acquisition finance and receivables finance, right through to future flow transactions and warehouse financing structures. It has established connections to Latin American lenders and borrowers, and is growing its presence in Brazil through ‘amazing lawyerRodrigo Carvalho , who was Bank of America’s head of investment banking (legal division) in Brazil, prior to joining the firm in April 2021. Allen Miller  is noted for his contacts in Chile and Mexico, frequently advising on big-ticket financings and restructurings in those jurisdictions; he is also a leading name in novel securitisation and structured finance transactions. Talbert Navia  is also recognised for acquisition finance and Claude Serfilippi   is another core team member with extensive financing expertise. Following his arrival from Hogan Lovells US LLP, Richard Puttré  played a role in the establishment and launch of the firm’s new Miami office in May 2022, and will bring further project finance experience to the team, especially in renewable energy. All other named individuals are based in New York. Since research concluded, the firm has made an additional heavyweight-hire to the new Miami office, bringing in Carl Fornaris , formerly co-chair of the financial regulatory & compliance group at Greenberg Traurig LLP, where he had spent much of his 30-year career; a former head of legal and compliance for the Latin America region at Barclays Bank, he arrives as co-chair of the firm’s financial services practice – effective July 2022.