Denise Grant is a partner in the Project Development & Finance practice. She advises financial institutions, including commercial banks and DFIs, as well as multinational corporations, in their secured and unsecured, domestic and cross-border, private financing activities, with a particular focus on Latin America.
Denise’s clients include Bank of America, Banco de Chile, BBVA, Citigroup, CA-CIB, IFC and SMBC, as well as AES Gener, American Axle, E.CL, Transelec, Viacom, and the lenders to Latin America oil and gas giants Pemex and Petrobras.
Denise has been lauded three times as one of the “Most Influential Black Lawyers” by Savoy Magazine, and has also been named one of six Tier 1 lawyers in Latin America-wide Banking & Finance by Chambers & Partners and one of 12 “Leading Lawyers” in Banking & Finance by Legal 500 Latin America.
A longstanding champion of diversity and inclusion, Denise is chair and founder of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee. Under her leadership, the initiative has become part of the DNA of the firm, which has been recognized as “Top Firm for Diversity” by The American Lawyer and one of the “Best Law Firms for Minority Attorneys and for Minority Equity Partners” by Law360.
As co-chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Denise leads the Firm’s diversity and inclusion mission through all aspects of the firm’s administration, operations and through client relationships.
Clients tell Chambers & Partners that Denise is “the go-to whenever I need help with corporate loans and structured transactions,” “a very practical and commercial legal adviser,” and that “super professional across the table and gets things done quickly and efficiently.”