Shearman & Sterling Bolsters Capital Markets Capabilities in Latin America with Return of Gordano

Alejandro Gordano rejoined law firm Shearman & Sterling as a capital markets partner in the firm’s Latin America group.

Shearman & Sterling’s Latin America group advises corporations, financial institutions, emerging growth companies, venture capital investors, governments and state-owned enterprises across the region in industries that leverage the firm’s many practice specialties, including capital markets, project finance, structured finance, M&A, venture capital, securities regulation, restructuring, litigation and arbitration.

“Alejandro is an accomplished capital markets lawyer with a keen understanding of the business and legal challenges and opportunities unique to Latin America,” Adam Hakki, senior partner at Shearman & Sterling, said. “His relationships with financial institutions, corporations and sovereign clients in the region will be an asset to both our capital markets and project development and finance practices.”

Over the course of 20 years as an attorney, Gordano has guided clients through debt and equity transactions throughout Latin America. His recent work includes SEC-registered and exempt debt and equity offerings, credit facilities, restructurings and an assortment of structured finance transactions. He also has knowledge of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) factors associated with capital market dealmaking in Latin America.

“Alejandro is a versatile attorney with a pragmatic, problem-solving approach and a talent for building long lasting client relationships and getting deals done,” Antonia Stolper, a member of the firm’s Latin America group, said.

Based in New York, Gordano is the third lateral partner to join the firm’s Latin America group this year. In February, Shearman & Sterling added global energy attorney Mona Dajani and tax attorney Jorge Medina as partners in the project development and finance practice based in New York and the San Francisco Bay Area. The firm also recently promoted Robert O’Leary to the partnership in the project development and finance practice, based in New York.

“We’re absolutely delighted that Alejandro has decided to return to Shearman & Sterling at such an exciting time for the firm,” Manuel Orillac, a partner for the firm’s Latin America group, said.

Gordano began his U.S. legal career at Shearman & Sterling before gaining experience working for an international bank as well as a biotechnology company.

“I am very excited to return to Shearman & Sterling as a partner at such a transformational moment in the firm’s history,” Gordano said. “I feel energized by the great opportunities we see in Latin America and am committed to delivering unparalleled legal advice to our clients.”

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