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Gibson Dunn Recognized in 2023 Latin Lawyer 250

Gibson Dunn was recognized in the 2022 edition of the Latin Lawyer 250 for its Latin America-related work in six practice areas: Anti-Corruption Investigations and Compliance, Arbitration, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, and Litigation.

Firm News | August 26, 2022

Best Lawyers in Brazil 2022 Recognizes Three Gibson Dunn Attorneys

Best Lawyers in Brazil 2022 has recognized three Gibson Dunn attorneys as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas: New York partner Tomer Pinkusiewicz – Project Finance and Development Practice; São Paulo partner Lisa Alfaro – Corporate and M&A Law; and São Paulo of counsel Fernando Almeida – Banking and Finance Law, Capital Markets Law, and Corporate and M&A Law.

Firm News | December 2, 2021

Lisa Alfaro Named Among 2021 Top Latin America Women Lawyers By Latinvex

Latinvex named São Paulo partner Lisa Alfaro to its 2021 Latin America’s Top 100 Female Lawyers list. The list recognizes “the top 100 female lawyers specializing in Latin America among international law firms.” The list was published on October 14, 2021.

Firm News | October 26, 2021

Gibson Dunn Ranked in Legal 500 Latin America 2022

The Legal 500 Latin America 2022 has ranked Gibson Dunn in five categories for International law firms in Latin America.

Firm News | October 20, 2021

Gibson Dunn Recognized in Chambers Latin America 2022

Gibson Dunn was recognized with three rankings in the 2022 edition of Chambers Latin America.

Firm News | August 26, 2021

Best Lawyers in Brazil 2021 Recognizes Three Gibson Dunn Attorneys

Best Lawyers in Brazil 2021 has recognized three Gibson Dunn attorneys as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas: Fernando Almeida – Banking and Finance Law and Corporate and M&A Law; Lisa Alfaro – Corporate and M&A Law; and Jose Fernandez – Energy Law.

Firm News | November 19, 2020

Gibson Dunn Ranked in Legal 500 Latin America 2021

The Legal 500 Latin America 2021 has ranked Gibson Dunn in five categories for international law firms in Latin America. The firm was recognized with a top tier ranking in Compliance and Investigations, and was also recognized in the Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, and International Arbitration categories.

Firm News | October 13, 2020

Lisa Alfaro Named Among 2020 Top Latin America Women Lawyers By Latinvex

Latinvex named São Paulo partner Lisa Alfaro to its 2020 Latin America’s Top 100 Female Lawyers list. The list recognizes “the top 100 female lawyers specializing in Latin America among international law firms.” The list was published on September 30, 2020.

Firm News | September 30, 2020

Gibson Dunn Recognized in Chambers Latin America 2021

Gibson Dunn was recognized with three rankings in the 2021 edition of Chambers Latin America. The firm was recognized with a top tier ranking in Latin America-wide: Corporate Crime & Investigations.

Firm News | September 3, 2020

Gibson Dunn Recognized in Latin Lawyer 250

Gibson Dunn was recognized in the 2020 edition of the Latin Lawyer 250 for its Latin America-related work in six practice areas: Anti-Corruption Investigations and Compliance, Arbitration, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, and Litigation.

Firm News | March 26, 2020

Gibson Dunn Ranked in Legal 500 Latin America

The Legal 500 Latin America 2019 has ranked Gibson Dunn in three categories for International law firms in Latin America – Banking and Finance, Capital Markets and Corporate and M&A.

Firm News | September 13, 2019

Gibson Dunn Recognized in Chambers Latin America 2020

Gibson Dunn was recognized with three rankings in the 2020 edition of Chambers Latin America. The firm was recognized with a top tier ranking in Latin America-wide: Corporate Investigations.

Firm News | August 19, 2019

Lisa Alfaro Named Among Top Latin America Women Lawyers By Latinvex

Latinvex named São Paulo partner Lisa Alfaro to its 2019 Latin America’s Top 100 Female Lawyers list in the Energy and FCPA & Fraud categories. The list recognizes “the top 100 female lawyers specializing in Latin America among international law firms.” Lisa was recognized for her recent work including representing Petrobras and Prumo Logistica S.A.

Firm News | May 22, 2019

Gibson Dunn Recognized in Latin Lawyer 250

Gibson Dunn was recognized in the 2019 edition of The Latin Lawyer 250 for its Latin America-related work in six practice areas: Anti-Corruption Investigations and Compliance, Arbitration, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, and Litigation.

Firm News | March 12, 2019

F. Joseph Warin and Kevin Kelley Named Among Top Latin America Lawyers

Latinvex has named Washington, D.C. partner F. Joseph Warin and New York partner Kevin Kelley on its 2019 Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers list featuring “leading attorneys from international law firms that are involved in the legal business in Latin America.” The list was published on February 7, 2019.

Firm News | February 7, 2019

Rahim Moloo Named Among Top Rising Legal Stars in Latin America

Latinvex named New York partner Rahim Moloo to its 2018 Latin America’s Top 50 Rising Legal Stars list. The list recognizes “rising stars at international law firms doing business in the region” and was based on “scope and prominence of work and future potential.” The list was published on September 20, 2018.

Firm News | September 20, 2018

Gibson Dunn Recognized in Chambers Latin America

Gibson Dunn was recognized with four rankings in the 2019 edition of Chambers Latin America. The firm was recognized with a top tier ranking in Latin America-wide: Corporate Investigations.

Firm News | August 9, 2018

2018 Mid-Year FCPA Update

The steady clip of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") prosecutions set in 2017 has continued apace into the first half of 2018, largely quieting any questions of enforcement of this important statute under the current Administration.

Client Alert | July 9, 2018

Key Developments in Latin American Anti-Corruption Enforcement

Washington, D.C. partner F. Joseph Warin; Los Angeles partner Michael Farhang and associates Michael Galas, Abiel Garcia, and John Sandoval; São Paulo partner Lisa Alfaro; Denver associate Tafari Lumumba; and Orange County associate Sydney Sherman are the authors of “Key 2017 Developments in Latin American Anti-Corruption Enforcement,” [PDF] published in Trade Security Journal on May 2017.

Article | May 1, 2017

Lisa Alfaro Named Among Top Latin America Women Lawyers

Latinvex named São Paulo partner Lisa Alfaro to its 2018 Latin America’s Top 100 Female Lawyers list in the Energy and FCPA & Fraud categories. The list recognizes “the top 100 female lawyers specializing in Latin America among international law firms.” The list was published on May 2, 2018.

Firm News | May 2, 2018

Key 2017 Developments in Latin American Anti-Corruption Enforcement

In 2017, several Latin American countries stepped up enforcement and legislative efforts to address corruption in the region. Enforcement activity regarding alleged bribery schemes involving construction conglomerate Odebrecht rippled across Latin America's business and political environments during the year, with allegations stemming from Brazil's ongoing Operation Car Wash investigation leading to prosecutions in neighboring countries.

Client Alert | March 15, 2018

Webcast: U.S. Economic and Trade Sanctions Against Venezuela – the Outlook for 2018

This 90-minute complimentary webinar will provide a deep dive into the U.S. economic and trade sanctions against Venezuela, including a review of the most recent developments and a forecast of what may be in store for 2018.

Publications | March 13, 2018

Gibson Dunn Named Among Latin Lawyer 250

Gibson Dunn was named to the 2018 edition of The Latin Lawyer 250 for its Latin America-related work in six areas: Arbitration, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, Litigation and White Collar Crime and Compliance.

Firm News | February 28, 2018

Latin America’s Wave of Anticorruption Laws

Los Angeles partner Michael Farhang is the author of "Latin America's Wave of Anticorruption Laws," [PDF] published by the Daily Journal on February 20, 2018.

Article | February 20, 2018

Boletín de fin de año 2016 sobre la FCPA

El 2016 fue un año que sentó precedentes en cuanto a la Ley de Prácticas Corruptas en el Extranjero (“FCPA”, por sus siglas en inglés). Después de varios años manteniendo cifras constantes de aplicación de la ley, el Departamento de Justicia, (“DOJ”, por sus siglas en inglés) y la Comisión de Bolsa y Valores (“SEC”, por sus siglas en inglés) presentaron lo que probablemente es el año de aplicación de la ley más significativo en los 39 años de historia de dicha normativa.

Client Alert | March 20, 2017

2014 Year-End Transnational Litigation Update

2014 was a watershed year for transnational litigation in United States courts. Rulings by the United States Supreme Court and several United States courts of appeals dramatically reshaped the circumstances under which foreign defendants are subject to general personal jurisdiction, further developed the standards for extraterritorial application of United States laws, and provided important guidance on the scope of sovereign immunity and application of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act ("FSIA") to commercial disputes.

Client Alert | February 27, 2015

Venezuela’s Currency Regulations May Violate Investment Treaty Protections

Earlier this month, Venezuela announced a new free-floating exchange rate mechanism, which had the effect of massively devaluing Venezuela's bolivar currency.

Client Alert | February 25, 2015

U.S. Department of State Releases List of Cuban Goods and Services Now Eligible for Importation

As previously reported in our January 20, 2015 Client Alert, "U.S. Department of the Treasury and Department of Commerce Issue Rules Implementing Changes in U.S.

Client Alert | February 25, 2015

Havana Calling: Easing the Embargo Will Open the Cuban Telecom Sector

Gibson Dunn partner Jose W. Fernandez and associate Eric B.

Client Alert | February 19, 2015

Webcast: Foreign Investments in Emerging Markets

A handful of developing economies have been, and will continue to be, a key driver of global growth. In the coming years, emerging markets are expected to grow two to three times faster than developed nations.

Webcasts | February 11, 2015

U.S. Department of the Treasury and Department of Commerce Issue Rules Implementing Changes in U.S. Policy on Cuba

On January 15, 2015, the United States Department of the Treasury (Treasury Department) and the United States Department of Commerce (Commerce Department) released regulatory amendments implementing historic changes to the Cuba sanctions regime announced by President Obama on December 17, 2014.  The amendments incorporate the diplomatic and economic changes to U.S.

Client Alert | January 20, 2015

U.S. Government Takes First Step Toward Normalizing Relations with Cuba; Restores Diplomatic Ties and Eases Trade Sanctions

On December 17, 2014, President Obama announced "the most significant changes to [U.S.] Cuba policy in more than 50 years."  According to information released by the White House, the United States and Cuba will move to normalize diplomatic and economic relations and the United States will implement significant changes to its sanctions policies and regulations with respect to Cuba.  On a broad diplomatic level, the U.S.

Client Alert | December 18, 2014

Protecting Your Investments in Emerging Markets

The wealth of opportunities in emerging markets attracts a significant amount of foreign investment.  Making investments in parts of Africa, Latin America, Asia and the former Soviet Union can pay off handsomely if successful.  However, those same investments are often exposed to significant political risk.There are ways for investors in emerging markets to limit their exposure to such risk, and counsel can help to identify some of the more compelling options in this regard.  Political risk insurance is one well-known option.  Another option is to structure (or restructure) an investment, whether in a greenfield project or through an acquisition, to take advantage of the protections offered by a favorable investment treaty.  It is the latter option that is the subj

Client Alert | October 6, 2014

Speaking a Common Language with Latin America: Economics

The following article written by Gibson Dunn partner Jose W. Fernandez appears in the Spring 2014 issue of Americas Quarterly, the journal of the Council of the Americas.  It argues that improving U.S.-Latin American relations means deepening already strong economic and historical ties rather than pursuing dramatic new initiatives.  Mr. Fernandez joined the firm's New York office in 2013 after serving for nearly four years at the State Department, where he was appointed Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Business Affairs in 2009.

Client Alert | May 1, 2014

Bridge to Somewhere: Helping U.S. Companies Tap the Global Infrastructure Market

The following article written by Gibson Dunn partner Jose W.

Client Alert | November 26, 2013

How to Deal with Business Corruption Risks in Mexico

Washington, D.C. partner F. Joseph Warin, Los Angeles partner Michael Farhang and associate Elizabeth Goergen are the authors of "How to Deal with Business Corruption Risks in Mexico" [PDF] published on January 30, 2012 in the International Financial Law Review.

Client Alert | January 30, 2012

Deal Note: Gibson Dunn Represents Scotiabank Inverlat in Financing of Grupo Lamosa’s Acquisition of Porcelanite

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP's Latin America Practice Group is pleased to announce its representation of Scotiabank Inverlat, SA and other senior lenders in connection with the two-tier financing of Grupo Lamosa's acquisition of Porcelanite from Carlos Slim.  The syndicated, multi-currency financing transaction closed on November 30, 2007.A 14 bank syndicate comprising the financing's first tier was led by Scotia Capital with the participation of BBVA, Banamex, Comerica, HSBC, JP Morgan, Unicredit, Banorte, ING, Merrill Lynch, Inbursa, ABN-AMRO, Santander and West LB.

Client Alert | December 17, 2007

Labor Department Issues Final Qualified Default Investment Alternative Regulations

On October 23, the Labor Department issued final regulations setting forth the standards applicable to qualified default investment alternatives ("QDIAs").

Client Alert | October 24, 2007