29 August 2023
Clifford Chance has been recognized by legal industry publication Latin Lawyer as one of eight International Elite 2024 firms.
Detailing the criteria for inclusion, the publication offers, ""The Latin Lawyer Elite 2024 firms lead the way in their respective markets thanks to the outstanding work they do for clients, but also because they invest significant resources in maintaining their competitive edge through astute business development and careful talent management."
With recognition in seven categories, highlights from each area include:
"This arbitration team has grown significantly over the past four years. Lawyers have helped claimants take on the states of Colombia and Panama in International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claims. They also do commercial arbitrations, mainly concentrating on the infrastructure, construction and energy sectors.
Banking & Finance
"This is a strong suit for Clifford Chance, which has plenty of experience in all manner of financial agreements, including cross-border syndicated loans, acquisition financing, debt restructurings and pre-export financings."
"This is a core area for Clifford Chance and one where it wins important mandates. The firm tends to be among the busiest international firms for debt capital markets deals. Clifford Chance’s close connections with the financial sector make it a natural partner for banks underwriting capital market offerings, but it does work for issuers too."
Corporate And M&A
"Clifford Chance’s global muscle makes it perfectly suited for multi-jurisdictional transactions. It is consistently visible in a healthy stream of work, with deals tending to concentrate on the infrastructure, energy, utilities, financial and construction industries."
"Clifford Chance in the US regularly works on immigration cases for individuals from the region. Cases in the region are often focused on wider rule of law and policy changes."
Project Finance & Infrastructure
"Clifford Chance is at the top of the market for project finance in the region, a position the firm has fortified by building a strong New York offering to complement its substantial DC presence. The combination has enabled the firm to offer a more multi-dimensional service, combining capital markets with traditional bank lending to provide advice on the innovative, hybrid financing structures being used today."
Restructuring & Insolvency
"Clifford Chance has done interesting work in the restructuring and insolvency field. The firm is also notable for its work with the Argentine Creditor Committee on the successful restructuring of approximately US$65 billion of eligible bonds by the Republic of Argentina."