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Jack Kantrowitz

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Jack Kantrowitz has represented companies and investment banks on a broad range of securities law and corporate finance matters, including initial public offerings, secondary equity offerings (including offerings by selling securities holders), domestic and cross-border sales of high-yield and investment-grade debt, offerings of structured products, and stock and asset acquisitions. These transactions have involved issuers in Europe, Latin America and Asia, as well as in the United States and Canada and listings on US stock exchanges and the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.


In another significant component of his practice, he advises companies and investors in the venture and technology area, notably in the fields of electronics, telecommunications and life sciences. In addition to capital markets transactions, these activities have included corporate structuring and human resources elements and the negotiation of joint venture and licensing agreements.


English and French


J.D., Fordham University School of Law 1990

D.Phil., University of Sussex 1983

Doctorate, University of Paris X 1977

Latin America: International firms

Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

DLA Piper LLP (US)’s expanding footprint in the region is gaining it further traction in Latin America capital markets transactions. Team members have a solid record in project and infrastructure bonds, issuances by FIBRAs in Mexico and offerings by Argentine issuers. Key New York partner Christopher Paci focuses on non-US issuers and more than half of his practice is driven by Latin America transactions. Clients of the firm include Cofide, Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas (FCC), Globant, Bank of America-Merrill Lynch, Iridium/ACS and the municipality of Cordoba. Recent mandates include advising Buenos Aires-headquartered Stoneway Capital on its $165m Rule 144A/Reg S senior secured notes offering. New York’s Jack Kantrowitz is noted for sub-sovereign issuances in Argentina and Miami-based finance and capital markets partner John Murphy is also a key member of the team. In February 2018, the firm hired three partners into its Bogota office from Garrigues, providing additional corporate and capital markets expertise. Dechert LLP is better known for M&A and restructurings in Latin America, but maintains a small market share of IPOs in the region, most notably in Mexico, Brazil and Chile. As special tax counsel, it advised Brazilian payment processor PagSeguro Digital on its $1.7bn US IPO and represented Chilean holding company Inversiones SAMS in its $30m private placement of senior secured notes. New York partner Howard Kleinman is a recognised Latin America specialist with extensive contacts in the region.

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