Harneys has once again been recognised as a recommended international firm in the Latin Lawyer 250 2019 guide.
Key individuals mentioned in the review include Cayman Managing Partner and Head of the Americas practice group Marco Martins who is “known for his funds work in Cayman” and recognised for his work on the high-profile StoneCo IPO along with Head of Cayman Banking and Finance practice Nicole Pineda who is described as a “known name for structured finance and capital markets work”.
London Partners Russell Willings are known to “add value in the BVI” and Rachel Graham “wins praise from clients for her deal making skills”. BVI based Partner Jacqueline Daley-Aspinall, Montevideo Consultant Horacio Woycik and Harneys Fiduciary Managing Director of the Americas Maria Pia Buchi were also listed as key partners.
Marco Martins said: “this recognition from Latin Lawyer reflects our unique and unparalleled position as an offshore law firm operating in the region.”
Latin Lawyer notes “Together, Martins and Pineda have a crystal clear focus on what they want to achieve and how they will get there. Given the inroads they have already made into the coveted offshore market in Latin America, there’s good reason to believe they will increase their share.”
The guide praises Harneys for having “invested heavily and consistently in relationships, making it hard for others to enter the fray” and notes that “Harneys offers a good example of how hard work and dedication can pay off. As a result, 2018 has been a successful year and its deal list would support this. As well as helping Brazilian payment processor Stone Co raise US$1.5 billion through an IPO, the firm also acted for Banco do Brasil in its US$750 million public debt transaction, as well as the restructurings of Brazilian telecoms company Oi and construction group OAS.” The publication goes on to highlight the fact that these Brazilian debt taps total US$7 billion in April.
The Latin Lawyer 250 is the definitive guide to the leading business law firms of Latin America and is the result of 20 years of intensive research by Latin Lawyer's editorial team.
Harneys’ South American offering is uniquely supported by its representative offices in Montevideo and Sao Paulo. As the only offshore law firm with representative offices in South America, our representatives in these offices, as well as the lawyers in our dedicated Latin American Group in Cayman, are experts in Latin American structured finance, investment funds, general corporate and private client work and are fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.