NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricardo Martinez, a lawyer with broad experience in a wide range of cross-border finance transactions, has moved his practice to the rapidly expanding Haynes and Boone, LLP New York office as a firm partner.
In the last five years, Martinez has represented parties in more than $2 billion in financings in Latin America alone. He has also worked extensively with major Chinese and Japanese banks investing in Latin American enterprises and entities.
"Rick possesses a vast knowledge of both project and trade finance that will wonderfully complement our existing talent," said New York Partner Gil Porter, co-chair of the firm's Projects Practice Group. "He has closed transactions involving every major Latin American and Asian country during his career, adding to our existing trade and project finance experience in over 85 countries. We look forward to tapping his cross-border expertise on behalf of clients."
Added Scott Night, head of the Haynes and Boone Finance Section: "Our activity in Latin America is on the rise, and we are increasingly focused on representations involving Asian investments inbound to that region. Given Rick's contacts and experience in that arena, we couldn't ask for a better professional fit with our goals and ambitions."
Martinez has represented both lenders and borrowers in cross-border finance transactions across a broad spectrum of contexts, including project finance, acquisition finance, general working capital facilities as well as trade finance by means of letters of credit, pre-export credit facilities and the purchase and sale of trade receivables.
The majority of those transactions involved leveraged borrowers who benefited from some form of credit support, whether in the form of a guarantee, letter of credit, a security interest in pledged property or additional sponsor or parent company support.
Martinez is fluent in Spanish, having lived and worked in Costa Rica for its former president. He is also a former senior vice president and counsel at Citibank. Mr. Martinez was recently ranked as a Foreign Expert for Projects by Chambers USA (2012, 2013), noting his "substantial experience handling major infrastructure and energy projects [in Latin America]."
He received his B.A. from Harvard University in 1994 and his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1998.
The vibrant Haynes and Boone New York office recently completed expansion to a third floor at 30 Rockefeller Plaza - a move that provides the firm with an additional 38,193 square feet of space at the iconic New York address. The firm now occupies a total of 113,000 square feet – the entire 24th, 25th and 26th floors, making Haynes and Boone the largest law firm housed at 30 Rock.
The expansion follows a period of remarkable growth for the firm in New York. What began in 2004 with a single New York-based lawyer is now an operation with nearly 100 who service clients across a wide range of practice areas.
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