Chadbourne Shares Its Latin American Expertise at SILAS Conference in Miami
May 24, 2012
On May 18-19, Chadbourne & Parke participated in SILAS, a Latin America Securitization and Structured Finance Summit, at The Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove, Miama.
The summit, the leading event for structured finance professionals in the industry, provides a forum for investors, issuers, originators, structurers and distributors to identify and discuss opportunities for dealmaking and investment in Latin America.
Alejandro Landa, an international partner in Chadbourne's Mexico City office, moderated a panel discussion on covered bonds -- and the capacity for this debt instrument to expand Latin America's borrowing and growth potential.
"Chadbourne is pleased to have been a sponsor of this annual event," said Mr. Landa. "At this time of rapid growth and investment in Latin America the opportunities for developing the role of securitization and structured financing in sectors such as real estate, infrastructure financing, and consumer lending are rife. The conference provided Chadbourne with a chance to share our expertise in the region and to strengthen and expand our local networks."
"It was great to be part of such an informed and dynamic discussion about some of the key challenges and opportunities securitization and structured finance professionals face in the Latin American market," added Chadbourne Mexico City Managing Partner Boris Otto.
Chadbourne's Latin America capital markets practice regularly advises on a broad range of matters in the region, including debt and equity offerings, bank and project financings, debt restructuring, and cross-border M&A.
The Firm's lawyers have been involved in some of the most innovative and complex securities transactions in the region - including representing Grupo ACS in the financing of the Taboada wastewater treatment Plant in Lima, Peru, and Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 S.A. in a US$300 million Rule 144A/Regulation S senior secured note offering that won the "2012 Structured Financing Deal of the Year Award" from Latin Finance magazine.