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Doing Deals in Latin America 2013

Author(s): Luis J. Perez, Fernando C. Alonso
Practice Area: Corporate & Securities, International Law
Published: Mar 2013
ISBN: 9781402419522
PLI Item #: 42733
CHB Spine #: B2009

Fernando Alonso has practiced in the corporate and securities, banking and international fields for more than 20 years.

His clients include a broad range of publicly owned and privately held U.S. and foreign companies and financial institutions. Fernando has been involved in numerous significant acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures and other business transactions, including those involving cross-border complexities. His practice involves representation of both financial institutions and companies in connection with equity and debt financings. He has structured and directed numerous private equity deals. Most recently, Fernando has been involved in the structuring of public/private partnerships. He regularly represents foreign clients in connection with U.S. acquisitions, as well as domestic companies in connection with their international expansion. Fernando has particular experience in the telecommunications and energy sectors.

Before commencing his practice, Fernando served as a judicial clerk for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

At Hunton & Williams, Fernando is Chairman of the firm's Latin American Practice Group.


  • Member, Florida Bar Association
  • Member, International Bar Association
  • Member, Cuban-American Bar Association
  • Member, Miami-Dade County Bar Association
  • Member, Executive Committee, Yale Law School

  • Co-author, Public-private partnerships key to financing FDOT projects, Daily Business Review, June 14, 2012

  • Faculty Co-chair, Doing Deals in Latin America 2013, PLI Seminar, March 8, 2013
  • Speaker, Latin Business Forum, Bangkok, Thailand, November 18, 2010

Luis Perez is ranked consistently among Florida's premier corporate lawyers. Luis's practice focuses primarily on general corporate matters and mergers and acquisitions, including private equity, venture capital, and international transactions. His client base is a blend of domestic and international businesses operating in Florida, elsewhere in the United States, and in Latin America.

Luis has advised public and privately held clients on all aspects of their businesses, such as formation and governance issues, equity and debt offerings, and acquisitions and dispositions. He also routinely advises U.S., Latin American, and European multinationals in acquiring, establishing, operating, and disposing of their businesses throughout the Americas.

A significant part of Luis's practice involves representing the interests of major financial institutions and construction companies in the development and financing of public/private projects throughout the United States and Latin America.


  • Represented a major auto manufacturer in the sale of its Central America and Caribbean businesses.
  • Represented a leading media company in acquisitions of various businesses throughout Latin America.
  • Represented a wind energy developer in projects throughout North America.
  • Represented an electric company in refinancing its Latin America division's debt, a transaction that was awarded "Latin American Power Deal of the Year" by Project Finance Magazine.
  • Represented a European energy company in its acquisition of various businesses in North America.
  • Represented a multinational consortium in connection with a potential bid to design, build, and operate certain roadway improvement projects in Florida.
  • Represented a leading engineering and construction company in various projects in North and Central America.
  • Represented a major construction company in acquisitions in the United States.

  • Chambers USA, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity, 2004-2012; Corporate/M&A: Latin American Investment, 2008-2012
  • Chambers Latin America, Corporate/M&A, 2009-2011
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Business/Corporate, International, 2009-2011
  • Chambers Global, Latin America: Corporate/M&A, 2010
  • Chambers Global, Latin America: Corporate and Finance, 2009
  • The Best Lawyers in America, International Trade and Finance Law, 2006-2011; Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2006-2007
  • Florida Trend's Legal Elite, Top Lawyer in South Florida, 2008-2009