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Mayer Brown “Highly Regarded” by Latin Lawyer for its Latin America project finance capabilities

7 January 2014
Latin Lawyer recognized Mayer Brown’s global Projects group as “Highly Regarded” in a survey profiling “the leading international firms with the necessary experience and knowledge” to advise lenders and sponsors on increasingly complex transactions in Latin America’s project finance sphere.

Latin Lawyer reported that Mayer Brown offers “highly respected names in the field” and that the firm is “well regarded in the market for the wide-ranging projects practice it has built up steadily off the back of glowing client references.” The publication noted that “the firm’s client portfolio shows a mix of developers and lenders, including commercial and investment banks as well as multilaterals …”. Latin Lawyer also referred to several notable projects in which Mayer Brown has been involved, reporting that “the firm gained significant exposure as procurement counsel to the Panama Canal Authority for the canal expansion project,” and that “the team has been busy working on transport projects in Lima, specifically an urban passenger train and a toll road expansion.”

The Latin Lawyer project finance survey results were based on interviews with law firms’ Latin American project finance practice groups, firms’ deal activity in 2013, and input from key players in the field. The publication focuses its coverage on legal issues across the Latin American region, providing readers with news and analysis of deals and cases, as well as legal and policy developments.

Mayer Brown’s award-winning Projects group is regularly involved in some of the largest and most innovative projects across the globe. The team advises worldwide clients on the full range of project financing techniques, including senior and subordinated lending, equity investments and leveraged lease transactions. Mayer Brown has been a pioneer in the area of infrastructure project bond deals in Latin America. The firm represents developers, sponsors, investors, contractors, operators, governments and public agencies, commercial and investment banks, and bilateral and multilateral agencies.

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