Baker McKenzie Partners Mike Fitzgerald, Arturo Carrillo, Joy Gallup, Pedro Reyes and Steven Sandretto have been named to Latinvex's "Top 100 Lawyers" list of leading foreign lawyers in Latin America in 2024. 

Recognized in the Banking & Finance and Capital Markets categories, Mike is one of the first US lawyers to focus on corporate work in Latin America. He represents a range of international and domestic underwriter and issuer clients in debt and equity financing transactions, merger and acquisition activities and lending transactions. 

Arturo, recognized in the Capital Markets and Corporate/M&A categories, is renowned for counseling private and state-owned foreign companies, investment banks, bank groups and sovereign states  on complex cross-border  capital markets offerings and financings, liability management transactions, structured financings, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions.

Joy has been recognized in the Banking & Finance, Capital Markets and Corporate/M&A categories. She represents underwriters and international issuers in private and public offerings of debt and equity securities. Joy's practice includes cross-border liability management transactions, high-yield debt, green bonds, project bond offerings, syndicated loans and other structured debt products, as well as cross-border SPAC and de-SPAC transactions.

Listed in the Banking & Finance category, Pedro  advises issuers and international financial institutions on international and domestic corporate finance transactions with a particular focus on cross-border debt and equity securities offerings, restructurings and general securities law matters.

Steven, recognized in the Capital Markets category, has extensive transactional and advisory experience advising clients on capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, bank financings, liability management transactions, and general corporate and securities matters. 

Baker McKenzie is among the top Am Law 100 law firms with multiple lawyers recognized on the list. Only Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, and Latham & Watkins have more lawyers included in the ranking.

A transactional powerhouse with more than 2,500 deal lawyers in 45 jurisdictions, Baker McKenzie is a market-leader in cross-border and global reorganization transactions, planning, managing and implementing multi-billion dollar complex M&A, spin-off, post-acquisition integration and similar projects across numerous jurisdictions. Baker McKenzie, the first global law firm in Latin America, has a seasoned transactional team who provide seamless counsel through local excellence, deep sector knowledge, commercial acumen and refined transactional techniques to maximize deal certainty and deliver maximum value to clients.
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