April 4, 2016

Chadbourne & Parke LLP is pleased to announce that Latinvex has named partners Marissa Alcala, Silvia Fazio, Clara Krivoy, Margarita Oliva Sainz de Aja and Julissa Reynoso as five of its “Top 100 Female Lawyers.” 

In making its selections, Latinvex, a leading Latin American publication, examined a combination of factors, including regional profile and experience, prominence of the law firm and awards and recognition from such sources as Chambers & Partners. The editorial staff includes lawyers from all Latin American countries, in addition to major international law firms with a Latin American focus.

Chadbourne is only one of two international firms to have five or more partners named to the list. This is the fourth consecutive year that Ms. Fazio and Ms. Oliva have received this recognition, and the second year that Ms. Reynoso has been recognized. 

Marissa Alcala’s practice focuses on representing multilateral and bilateral agencies, commercial bank lenders and project developers in international and domestic project financings, and equity transactions, with an emphasis on renewable and clean energy. Her work in Latin America is centered on the financing and development of energy projects in emerging markets. She recently advised on the complex negotiations for the financing of the largest photovoltaic power plant in Latin America. 

Silvia Fazio represents financial institutions, public and private companies, private equity funds and family offices in a broad range of corporate and commercial matters. She specializes in cross-border investments and leads the Brazil Desk in the firm’s London office, which services Brazilian corporations operating internationally, as well as UK and European clients who are active in Brazil.

Clara Krivoy heads Chadbourne’s Ibero-America Private Clients practice. Ms. Krivoy provides legal advice and support to individuals, families, family offices and their holdings having interests in Spain, Portugal and Latin America, as they maintain or look to establish a US, multijurisdictional or global presence. 

Margarita Oliva Sainz de Aja advises on corporate and project finance transactions across Latin America. She advises major multilateral and bilateral agencies, private financial institutions, sponsors and ECAs on structuring and negotiating complex, multijurisdictional infrastructure and energy transactions. 

Julissa Reynoso is the former United States Ambassador to Uruguay and also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Central American, Caribbean and Cuban Affairs in the US Department of State. She specializes in international commercial arbitration, international investment arbitration and antitrust law. 

Ms. Fazio and Ms. Oliva serve as Chairs of Women in Leadership in Latin America (WILL), the first networking forum for women business and political leaders in the region.

Chadbourne has been a leader and pioneer in Latin America for decades. Our dedicated multidisciplinary Latin America team has been privileged to work in virtually every country in Latin America across a broad array of disciplines, with particular strength in corporate, capital markets and project finance transactions. Chadbourne is consistently ranked among the leading law firms practicing in Latin America by Chambers Latin America and The Legal 500 Latin America for its work across multiple practice areas. The firm has won more than twenty “Deal of the Year” or “Team of the Year” awards since 2014.

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