Shearman And Sterling

News Oct 09, 2020

Shearman & Sterling’s Latin America Team Earns Top Rankings in The Legal 500

Shearman & Sterling earned top rankings in the latest edition of The Legal 500 – Latin America guide.

The firm attained Band 1 ranking in Projects, with partners Cynthia Urda Kassis and Greg Tan being recognized as Leading Individuals, partner Alexandro Padres being named a Next Generation Partner and associate Augusto Ruiloba being named as a Rising Star.

The publication noted that “the firm has an enviable profile in renewables, mining and metals, and in private placement financings.”

Our Latin America team also took a Band 1 ranking in Banking & Finance, with partners Denise Grant and Cynthia Urda Kassis being named Leading Individuals, while associate Augusto Ruiloba was recognized as a Rising Star.

Legal 500 said our “core banking and finance group has an excellent record in acquisition finance, structured finance, export and pre-export finance, restructurings and bank/bond financings.”

Our Capital Markets practice was ranked Band 2, with partners Antonia Stolper and Stuart Fleischmann recognized as Leading Individuals and partner Grissel Mercado named a Next Generation Partner.

This practice was described as “particularly noted for its connections to key banks and underwriting firms that operate in the Latin America capital markets segment.”

The team also garnered a Band 3 ranking in the Corporate & M&A category, which Legal 500 described as “notably active in oil and gas, energy, infrastructure and financial services, in transactions right across the region.”

These recognitions demonstrate our expertise as advisors to Latin America’s leading corporates, financial institutions and sovereigns. Our firm’s Latin America team spans a wide number of areas of focus including Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Bank Finance, Project Development & Finance, Funds, Corporate Governance, Real Estate, Emerging Growth, Compliance, Litigation and International Arbitration.

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