Publish in Special Reports - Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Antonio Del Pino, Co-chair of Latham & Watkin's Latin America Practice
IEnova's IPO, the first by an energy company in Mexican history, shows the strong appetite for investments in the Mexican energy sector, Del Pino says. (Photo: IEnova)
M&A, capital markets and projects are driving Latham & Watkins’s Latin America practice.
BY JOACHIM BAMRUD
Mexico, along with Colombia and Peru, are seeing strong interest among Latham & Watkins clients, driving the law firm’s Latin America practice despite sluggish growth in Brazil.
“We’re getting calls all the time for folks interested in investing in Mexico,” says Antonio Del Pino, Co-chair of the firm’s Latin America Practice. “I haven’t seen as much optimism in Mexico as we’re seeing now.”
Energy is one key area driving interest and business in Mexico, although Latham & Watkins is also seeing healthy demand in areas such as technology. “There’s a tremendous interest in the Mexican energy sector right now,” Del Pino says.
The Mexican government’s proposed reform to the energy sector – including lifting the monopolies of Pemex and electricity company CFE – is garnering strong interest among foreign and local investors alike.
However, Del Pino points out ...
Keywords: Bogota, Brazil, Central America, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Panama, Peru