The lawyers’ perspective on the region’s business in 2016

by David Ramirez Latin Trade interviewed Fradyn Suarez, Partner at Jones Day –one of the largest firms in the world– to get a sense of the areas of interest law firms operating in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are working on these days. Ms Suarez, who focuses in cross-border finance and investment, has more than a decade of experience in doing business in the region, advising deals in corporate and project finance, acquisitions, debt restructurings and bond offerings, among others. She is admitted to the bars of Florida, Illinois and New York states, is a frequent speaker at conferences on Latin America, and has been recognized with multiple honors from various entities, including the Chambers Global, Latin America and USAdirectories for her […]

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