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Carlos E. Martinez is a partner and head of the Latin America Practice Group.

Carlos has over 20 years of experience in Latin American cross-border transactions. He has participated in numerous debt and equity securities offerings by Latin American issuers, representing issuers, selling stockholders and underwriters. In the mergers and acquisitions area, Carlos has represented acquirers, investors and target companies in several cross-border transactions. He also represents creditors and borrowers in a wide range of other financial transactions, including bank lending, project finance, asset-backed financings and restructurings.

Several of Carlos's transactions were “first-of-a-kind,” including some which were awarded “Deal of the Year” honors by specialized publications such as Latin Lawyer, Latin Finance and Project Finance Magazine. Chambers Latin America recently referred to Carlos as a “well-respected generalist” who is “one of the best names in top-end bond work.”

Carlos has written articles on privatization capital markets, free trade agreements and restructurings in Latin America. He has also lectured on the legal aspects of international finance at several symposia and universities.