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Latin America

Maples and Calder's dedicated Latin America practice group consists of fluent Spanish and Portuguese speaking lawyers who have specialist knowledge of Latin American markets.  In particular, we have expertise in securitisation, structured financecapital markets, project finance, banking, corporate and investment funds transactions. 

The team advises clients conducting business in the region on the laws of the Cayman Islands, Ireland and the British Virgin Islands and comprises specialists advising on offshore structures for Latin American clients and those investing in the Latin American region.

Our clients include the region's leading financial institutions, investment managers and corporations. Our extensive experience of working on transactions in the region has led to the establishment of strong relations with the leading regional and international law firms. In particular we are known for providing innovative and ground-breaking solutions for our clients and many of our transactions have been independently recognised as such by legal directories and other publications.

With international investment into Latin America increasing, particularly from new sources based in Asia and the Middle East, our global office network allows clients conducting business in the region ready access to our specialist team.

Current Developments

Awards

Industry recognition includes the following awards: 

2016

  • Hedge Fund Journal Awards - Leading Offshore Law Firm

2015

  • Latin Lawyer 250 - Recommended firm 2015
  • The Hedge Fund Journal - Leading Offshore Law Firm
  • The Legal Week British Legal Awards - Offshore Law Firm of the Year
  • Who's Who Legal Awards - Cayman Islands Law Firm of the Year 

2014

  • The Hedge Fund Journal - Leading Offshore Law Firm
  • HFMWeek - European Hedge Fund Services Awards - Best Offshore Law Firm  
  • The Legal Week British Legal Awards - Offshore Law Firm of the Year
  • Who's Who Legal Awards - Cayman Islands Law Firm of the Year 

2013

  • DealMakers - Global AwardsPrivate Equity Offshore Law Firm of the Year
  • Hedge Fund Journal Awards - Leading Offshore Law Firm
  • Lawyers World - Law Awards - Private Equity Offshore Law Firm of the Year
  • The Lawyer Awards - Offshore Law Firm of the Year
  • Who's Who Legal Awards - Private Funds Law Firm of the Year

2012

  • Hedge Fund Journal Awards - Leading Offshore Law Firm
  • Latin Lawyer - Restructuring Deal of the Year

2011

  • Hedge Fund Journal Awards - Leading Offshore Law Firm
  • IFLR - Project Finance Deal of the Year, Americas
  • Latin Finance - Best Project Finance Deal

2010

  • Hedge Fund Journal Awards - Leading Offshore Law Firm
  • Latin Finance - Best Domestic M&A
  • Latin Finance - Best Financial Institution Bond
  • Latin Finance - Best Project Finance Deal

2009

  • IFLR - Debt-Equity Deal of the Year, Americas

2008

  • Latin Finance - Best Corporate Bond
  • Latin Finance - Best Financial Institution Bond
  • Latin Finance - Best Quasi-Sovereign Bond
  • Latin Finance - Best Syndicated Loan

2007

  • Latin Lawyer - Project Finance Deal of the Year

2006

  • Latin Lawyer - M&A Deal of the Year

Contacts

British Virgin Islands

Maples and Calder Cayman Islands
Kieran Walsh
work +1 345 814 5353
Maples and Calder Cayman Islands
Simon Firth
work +1 345 814 5536

Cayman Islands

Maples and Calder Cayman Islands
Simon Firth
work +1 345 814 5536
Maples and Calder Cayman Islands
Kieran Walsh
work +1 345 814 5353