NEW YORK, October 3, 2011 – For the third year running, international law firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP was named “#1 Ranked International Projects Law Firm” at the Chambers & Partners (“Chambers”) Latin America Awards for Excellence ceremony held September 29th in Miami, Florida. The ceremony honored outstanding local firms throughout the Latin American region, as well as the leading international law firms with a Latin America practice. Firms were chosen based on research conducted by Chambers, a London-based publisher widely considered to be the world's leading authority on lawyer and law firm rankings.
Chambers singled out Milbank for its prominence in the Latin American project finance market, and noted Milbank’s leadership position in all industry sectors throughout all Latin American countries.
“This award is great recognition of Milbank's involvement in the development and financing of some of the most complex and notable oil & gas, power, mining, renewable energy and infrastructure projects in Latin America this past year,” said Dan Bartfeld, a partner in Milbank’s New York office and a member of the firm’s Global Project Finance Group. Bartfeld continued, “The award is testament to the hard work of the more than 40 project finance attorneys in our New York, São Paulo, Washington DC and Los Angeles offices.”
Carolina Walther-Meade, a partner in Milbank’s Global Project Finance Group based in New York and São Paulo, added, “Milbank’s third consecutive Latin America project finance award from Chambers demonstrates Milbank’s commitment to the region and our success in assisting our clients on their most important projects in each Latin American country.”
The firm’s Global Project Finance Group has handled some of the most significant Latin American project finance transactions of the past year, including: the financing for the Caserones mining project in Chile, the financing for the Norte II power plant in Mexico, the financing for the El Palito and Puerto La Cruz Refineries in Venezuela, the acquisition of the Drummond Coal Mine in Colombia, and a variety of renewable energy and toll road projects.
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP is a leading international law firm which has been providing innovative legal solutions to clients throughout the world for more than 140 years. Milbank is headquartered in New York and has offices in Beijing, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Munich, São Paulo, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, DC.
The firm’s lawyers provide a full range of legal services to the world’s leading commercial, financial and industrial enterprises, as well as to institutions, individuals and governments. Milbank’s lawyers meet the needs of our clients by offering a highly integrated and collaborative range of services across key practice groups throughout our global network. Milbank’s integrated practice is underpinned by our attorneys’ acknowledged technical excellence, sectoral expertise and a strong tradition of innovation and client service.
About Milbank’s Latin America Practice Group
Milbank’s Latin America Practice Group is one of the most successful and diverse practices in the Latin American region. Attorneys in the Group have advised clients on some of the largest and most innovative transactions in nearly every country throughout Latin America, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Peru. The Latin America Practice Group specializes in Securities, M&A, Project Finance, Restructurings, Private Placements and Litigation & Arbitration.