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Holland & Knight’s Puerto Rico Team regularly counsels clients in cross-border transactions, energy development, international trade and taxation, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, capital markets, venture capital and private equity investments, project finance, real estate, international licensing and franchising, international litigation and arbitration, labor and employment, regulatory advice and government matters.

Our lawyers are consistently recognized as leaders in the legal profession, earning accolades for service, responsiveness, results and pro bono commitment.

Our U.S. and international offices – combined with the depth and scale of our practices, regional relationships and global reach – enables Holland & Knight’s Latin America Practice to provide comprehensive and seamless legal services to our clients, regardless of location.

2020 Chambers Latin America

14 Holland & Knight attorneys honored as “Latin America’s best advisors” | Top rankings in Latin America: Banking & Finance and Capital Markets | Colombia: Corporate/M&A, Intellectual Property, Competition/ Antitrust Dispute Resolution, Energy & Natural Resources, and Labour & Employment; Mexico: Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration, and Telecom, Media and Technology (TMT) Cuba: Corporate/Commercial

Mansfield Certified Plus

LATIN AMERICAN PRACTICE BY THE NUMBERS 150+ attorneys fluent in Spanish and/or Portuguese with multicultural and multilingual services to help clients succeed

Holland & Knight has earned “Mansfield Certified Plus” status for the second consecutive year. Holland & Knight is one of only 51 firms to earn this designation in 2019. This category recognizes that, in addition to meeting or exceeding the pipeline consideration requirements for certification, the firm has successfully reached at least 30 percent women and minority lawyer representation in a significant number of their current leadership roles and committees

American Lawyer’s 2019 Diversity Scorecard Ranked 44th overall out of 225 U.S. law firms Ranked 2nd for Hispanic Partners

35+ years of representing local and international clients doing business in the region

2019 Chambers Global 18 lawyers | Top rankings in 13 practice areas and markets | Among the “world’s leading firms” in Globalwide: Aviation Finance, Shipping Finance, Shipping Litigation and International Private Client; Latin America-wide: Banking & Finance and Corporate/M&A

2019 IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide

700+ foreign-trained lawyers have worked in our U.S. offices through our renowned Foreign Lawyer Trainee Program

In Colombia, Tier 3 in M&A; Tier 2 in Banking and Finance, and Project Development; Notable in Capital Markets: Debt | In Mexico, Tier 4 for Banking and M&A; Tier 3 in Project Development; Tier 2 in Capital Markets: Equity and Capital Markets: Debt; Notable in Project Finance

Latin Lawyer 250

LATIN AMERICA OUTLOOK Holland & Knight is well-positioned to address client needs and goals with our full-service representation and value-added services around the globe. We are highly experienced in helping clients in the strategic areas of growth in Latin America, including in financial services, energy, mergers and acquisitions, and transportation and infrastructure.

Holland & Knight is recognized for its ability to “build up a good reputation” in the Mexico City and Bogotá offices | Latin America Practice noted for work in Corporate/M&A, Capital Markets, Banking and Finance, Arbitration, Litigation, White Collar Crime and Compliance, and Tax 40 noted individuals | Achievements in Latin America, Energy, Environment, Intellectual Property, Labor, Real Estate, Telecom and Media, Trade, and Tourism

HOLLAND & KNIGHT COMMITMENT Our mission is to provide seamless, efficient client-centric services over a wide range of industries. Collaboration across practices and offices, along with highly focused management of matters and cases, enables us to deliver dynamic legal support, regardless of location.


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»»Holland & Knight’s substantial experience in a wide range

of business sectors is enhanced by our established working relationships with business and government leaders.

»»As innovators in financing structures – that are now Financial Services

considered market role models – we have in-depth knowledge of how to work with country-level officials to analyze, design and draft legislation and regulations that advocates our client’s position in the marketplace.

»»We have been a key participant in several first-ever

transactions in Latin America, including numerous large-scale deals, regulatory reforms and infrastructure development.

OUR TRACK RECORD The firm partners with clients to deliver innovative business and legal solutions. Our team is multidisciplinary and our philosophy is to function as an extension of your team.

Illustrative Representations

»»Represented the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), the


Government Development Bank for Puerto Rico and the Office of the Governor of Puerto Rico on regulatory issues in connection with the development of the proposed Via Verde Natural Gas Pipeline Project, the proposed conversion of PREPA’s electric generation plants from oil-based fuels to natural gas, as well as the proposed importation of LNG to the island, including on issues arising under the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, National Historic Preservation Act, Natural Gas Act and the Jones Act Represented a leading bank in Puerto Rico in connection with various corporate and project financings and regulatory matters

»»Represented a major national and international drug store chain in connection with the acquisition and lease of retail sites in Puerto Rico

»»Represented Administracion de Seguros de Salud de Puerto Rico in various regulatory matters

»»Advised a hotelier client in connection with an exclusive

branded residential project at Dorado Beach in Puerto Rico

»»Represent a large international contractor in connection

with claims against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on a $180 million dam construction project in Ponce

»»Advised a luxury brand in connection with disposition of distribution operations in Puerto Rico

»»Represented various litigants in connection with civil and criminal white collar claims in Puerto Rican courts

»»Defense of a multinational construction company concerning litigation related to claim of damage to a submerged electrical cable during marine dredging work in San Juan

Roberto R. Pupo


Chair, Latin America Practice Group Miami Partner +1.305.789.7750

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