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Monday, 08 July 2019 22:05

Morrison & Foerster launches Latin America desk

Global law firm Morrison & Foerster has launched a Latin America desk with the incorporation of four partners in its New York office.

Conde, Bullard, Aguirre, DelgadoThe four partners joining the firm are Randy Bullard, Alexandra Aguirre, Enrique Conde and Juan Delgado.

Bullard (pictured, second from left) represents multinational clients in connection with cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, securities offerings, and financing transactions throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, and the US. He has advised numerous European global corporations on the establishment and development of their US presence, as well as their Latin America operations. He also represents issuers in equity and debt offerings and exchange listings.

Alexandra Aguirre (pictured, second from right) represents clients in international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, cross-border financing transactions, and private equity investments throughout Latin America and the US. She also advises families and their family offices on matters relating to family business governance, such as structure policies and processes, succession planning, building and preserving business value, liquidity alternatives, and exit strategies.

Enrique Conde (pictured, far left) regularly represents Latin American and European companies doing business in the United States. He advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, corporate financings, joint ventures, and all types of general contractual matters throughout the Americas, as well as the Caribbean and Europe.

Juan Delgado (pictured, right) represents domestic and international entities in their mergers and acquisitions, private securities offerings, and bank financings. He has significant experience advising financial institutions with respect to syndicated credit facilities throughout Latin America.

“The firm’s Latin American clients already include private and public multinationals, governmental organizations, Fortune 100 financial institutions, and global energy and natural resources companies,” Morrison & Foerster said.

“The Latin America desk provides clients with an efficient and effective combination of the firm’s lawyers who can offer global advice with a local perspective, and a large seamless network of local law firms in every major market in Latin America.

In addition to the new team further building out Morrison & Foerster’s M&A capabilities in Latin America, the desk also covers capabilities such as antitrust, finance, investigations and white collar defence, including anti-corruption, privacy and data security, and project finance, representing clients in numerous sectors including energy, infrastructure, and technology,” the firm added.

Ruti Smithline, who is co-chair of the Latin America desk with Randy Bullard, was born and raised in Colombia and is a native Spanish speaker.