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Latin America

Latin America is one of the most diverse and exciting regions in which to do business. Central America, South America and the Caribbean islands are home to some of the fastest-growing economies in the world, as well as areas that face significant political and fiscal challenges. The mix of cultures and languages similarly reflects the highly varied geography, natural resources, and legal and business systems that govern Latin American commerce domestically and across borders.

McGuireWoods has extensive experience advising domestic and foreign clients with interests in Latin America in a broad range of corporate, financial and regulatory matters, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures; project finance, syndicated finance, and corporate and commercial lending; and a range of international supply chain agreements such as procurement agreements and distribution agreements. We also represent public- and private-company clients in the negotiation and documentation of commercial contracts, and provide full-spectrum guidance in cross-border sales, tax, real estate and going-private transactions.

We understand that Latin America is not monolithic, and that our guidance must be tailored to the specific political, legislative, business and cultural practices of each country in which we represent clients. We have advised individuals, corporations and institutional investors in dozens of countries across the region, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Venezuela and other Caribbean island nations.

We regularly work with experienced local counsel and other advisors to provide seamless guidance that blends the full resources and legal acumen of McGuireWoods with the invaluable insights of domestic practitioners. The ability to communicate directly with clients, government officials and parties on all sides of a transaction is another important benefit of our services. A number of our lawyers are fluent in Spanish and Portuguese; firmwide, our lawyers, consultants and staff speak more than 40 languages.

Our capital markets and finance lawyers represent investment banks, syndicated and asset-based lenders, nomads, brokers, sponsors and market entrants on private equity, initial public offerings (IPOs), securities matters, debt finance and credit facilities, and compliance with national and international government regulations and exchange rules. We have advised clients on investments in Latin America involving retail enterprises, manufacturing, hotels and family businesses, as well as Eurobond issuance, property development and carbon credits derived from rain forests.

We have in-depth knowledge in a range of extractive industries, including oil and gas, mining and other natural resources. Our energy team represents governments, utilities and industrial energy consumers in the development, acquisition, sale and financing of natural gas, power-generation and other facilities, marketing and trading of energy commodities, and other issues related to project development, international energy development, environmental law, land use, contract negotiation, taxation and privatization.

McGuireWoods' lawyers offer their regional experience, connections and contacts, as well as the resources of an international law practice. To provide an integrated, cost-efficient full range of legal services to our clients, we work with the assistance of local law firms (where appropriate), including fellow members of global legal networks Lex Mundi and LNI.

CONTACTS

James Gelman Partner T: +1 212 548 7023
Robert B. Rakison Partner T: +44 20 7632 1620
Gordon R. Alphonso Partner T: +1 404 443 5716
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Administrative agent and joint lead arranger

Representation of administrative agent and joint lead arranger in a $150 million senior term loan facility to a financial institution in Peru.
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Administrative agent and joint lead arranger

Representation of administrative agent and joint lead arranger in a $200 million senior term loan facility to a steel manufacturing and mining company in Chile.
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BVI company

Acting for a BVI company acting as a SPAC (a special purpose acquisition company) in raising over a £1 million pursuant to an offer for convertible loan notes.
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Chilean toll road

Advised on the $800,000,000 financing of a Chilean toll road concession, including concurrent debt issuances in the United States and in Chile.
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Corporate finance house “CFH.com”

Advising on the worldwide reorganisation of corporate finance house “CFH.com” including transfer of assets and shareholders agreements. Jurisdictions: Lebanon, Guernsey, Turks and Caicos, Anguilla, BVI
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EO Group Limited

Represented EO Group Limited in the sale of its 3.5 percent interest in the West Cape Three Points Blocks and 1.75 percent interest in the Jubilee Field, both offshore Ghana, to Tullow Oil Plc for approximately $305 million. Jurisdictions: Ghana, Cayman Islands, England, USA
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Friendship Bay hotel

Acted for a hotel on Friendship Bay, Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, providing refinancing, general corporate advice, litigation, employment-related work, real estate and other legal representation.
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Investor

Advising on the creation of Euromena I and Euromena II million private equity funds to invest in the Middle East. Jurisdictions: Euromena I – England, BVI. Euromena II – England, Cyprus
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Major Italian energy public company’s turbine subsidiary

Acting for a major Italian energy public company’s turbine subsidiary and a major Swiss electrical engineering company in connections with the project finance of their provisioning two Chilean power plants with generators and cabling and additional electrical turbine equipment totaling US $59 million.
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Oil joint venture in Azerbaijan

Acquisition of a 51 percent interest in an oil JV in Azerbaijan, circa US $245 million. Jurisdictions: Azerbaijan, BVI, Cyprus, England
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Oil production company

Purchase of an oil production company and holding company structure worth approximately US $116 million in Azerbaijan. Jurisdictions: Azerbaijan, BVI, Canada, Cyprus, England, USA
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Petrolatina Plc (formerly Taghmen Energy plc)

Acting for Petrolatina Plc (formerly Taghmen Energy plc) on its admission to AIM subsequent to its acquisition of a Guatemalan oil company and private placement of US $20 million.
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Russian oil company

Advised on circa US $5 billion sale of interests in a Russian oil company. Jurisdictions: Russia, England, BVI, Cyprus
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Special purpose vehicle backed by two Bermudan hedge funds

Advising on US$32 million purchase of a household name consumer electronics manufacturer based in Hong Kong which is now a world leading producer of car satellite navigation systems. Our client was a special purpose vehicle backed by two Bermudan hedge funds. Jurisdictions: BVI, Hong Kong, Bermuda, China, Germany, England
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Substantial property and investment group

Group refinancing for UK and overseas for a substantial property and investment group. Jurisdictions: England, Hungary, Bermuda
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U.S.-owned central American-based resort company

Advising on the financing of a U.S.-owned Central American-based resort company with resorts in Costa Rica and Belize.
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Worldwide prestigious fashion brand

Advising the owners of a worldwide prestigious fashion brand, in connection with its worldwide licensing/distribution/franchising agreements.
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Hubert André-Dumont Hubert André-Dumont
Partner
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels

T: +32 2 629 42 60
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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Marshall Beil Marshall Beil
Partner
1345 Avenue of the Americas
7th Floor
New York, NY 10105-0106

T: +1 212 548 7004
F: +1 212 715 2319
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Maurice A Bellan Maurice A. Bellan
Partner
2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 202 857 2400
F: +1 202 828 2981
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Stephanie K Briggs Evans Stephanie K. Briggs Evans
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2249
F: +1 704 444 8711
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Jeremy S Byrum Jeremy S. Byrum
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 4305
F: +1 804 698 2080
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William J Cook William J. Cook
Partner
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 750 2750
F: +1 312 698 4536
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Patrick A De Ridder Patrick A. De Ridder
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +1 804 775 4369
F: +1 804 698 2221
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T:+44 20 7632 1716
F: +44 20 7632 1638

Mehboob R Dossa Mehboob R. Dossa
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1627
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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William N Federspiel William N. Federspiel
Associate
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 4382
F: +1 804 698 2011
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Howard Feller Howard Feller
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 4393
F: +1 804 698 2051
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J. Curtis Griner J. Curtis Griner
Associate
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2013
F: +1 704 373 8833
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Jeffrey M Hanna Jeffrey M. Hanna
Associate
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1001
F: +1 804 698 4671
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Fredrik Henriksson Fredrik Henriksson
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1701
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Joanne Katsantonis Joanne Katsantonis
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1017
F: +1 804 698 2090
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Andrew Lockhart Andrew J. Lockhart
Associate
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 4348
F: +1 804 698 2094
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Harrison L Marshall Jr. Harrison L. Marshall Jr.
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2004
F: +1 704 444 8750
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Loy McKeithen Loy McKeithen
Senior Counsel
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2011
F: +1 704 444 8756
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T:704.343.2011
F: 704.444.8756

Philip J Newhouse Philip J. Newhouse
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1677
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Gabriella V Olson-Welsh Gabriella V. Olson-Welsh
Senior Associate
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1673
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Philip J Perzek Philip J. Perzek
Partner
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 849 8270
F: +1 312 698 4555
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Robert B Rakison Robert B. Rakison
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1620
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Vivian Robinson QC Vivian Robinson QC
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1732
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Michael J Roeschenthaler Michael J. Roeschenthaler
Partner
EQT Plaza
625 Liberty Avenue
23rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3142

T: +1 412 667 7905
F: +1 412 402 4193
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David L Ronn David L. Ronn
Partner
JPMorgan Chase Tower
600 Travis Street
Suite 7500
Houston, TX 77002-2906

T: +1 713 353 6671
F: +1 832 214 9928
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Charles A Scheer Charles A. Scheer
Counsel
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 849 8173
F: +1 312 698 4547
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