Publish in Special Reports - Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Hunton & Williams is advising Promerica on its acquisition of Produbanco, Ecuador’s third-largest bank. (Photo: Government of Ecuador)
Fernando Alonso, Chairman of Hunton & Williams' Latin American Practice Group.
Broad range of clients spur Latin America business at Hunton & Williams.
BY JOACHIM BAMRUD
Despite the economic slowdown in Brazil, the South American country remains a key driver of business at law firm Hunton & Williams.
“Brazil is very strong,” says Fernando Alonso, Chairman of the firm's Latin American Practice Group. “Right now there is some talk that it’s not the moment in Brazil, with the economy not growing so much. But that’s when you want to do your purchases.”
Alonso is currently working on three separate M&As in Brazil.
But Hunton & Williams has work throughout Latin America, Alonso emphasizes. “We work in all of [the countries],” he says. “It depends where the client takes us.”
And that combination has proved successful. “We’re busier this year than last year,” he says.
Central America is a key driver of business at the law firm. “Hunton & Williams has always done a lot of work in Central America,” Alonso says. “There’s a surprising amount of work that comes from the region.”
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Keywords: Brazil, Central America, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Venezuela