Partner Barbara Alonso (Miami) has been named to leading Latin America business publication Latinvex’s list of “Latin America’s Top 50 Female Lawyers,” which recognizes the leading lawyers specializing in Latin America among international law firms.
Winners were selected by the Latinvex editorial staff based on a variety of factors, including recent track record on major deals and business, prominence of firm in Latin America, and rankings by third parties such as Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, and Thomson Reuters.
Barbara’s practice focuses on international and domestic corporate matters, including corporate and project finance, debt and equity capital markets, and bank and broker-dealer regulatory issues. Barbara regularly advises clients on cross-border transactions involving transportation, energy, telecommunications, hospitality and other sectors. Many of these representations have involved sovereign and corporate borrowers throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and Africa.
With a particular concentration in the energy and telecom sectors, Barbara has represented clients in multinational corporate transactions involving renewable and conventional power producing technologies. In the telecom sector, she has regularly negotiated financial and commercial agreements on behalf of her clients, and was part of the team of attorneys representing SEACOM, the first undersea fiber optic cable linking the east coast of Africa to Europe and India.
Barbara’s recognition is the latest in a series of accolades Squire Sanders’ Latin America Practice Group has received from Latinvex. Squire Sanders was named one of the top 30 international law firms in Latin America, and earlier in the year, Santo Domingo Managing Partner Alex Peña-Prieto was named to the annual list of “Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers.” In 2013, partner Awilda Alcántara Bourdier (Santo Domingo) was named one of “Latin America’s Top Female Lawyers” by Latinvex.