Hogan Lovells adds leading finance lawyer to New York office

New York, 24 February 2020 – Global law firm Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce that Ben Garcia has joined the firm’s Finance practice as a partner in New York.

Garcia joins the firm from Milbank, where he was special counsel in the Capital Markets Group. He advises leading financial institutions, investment banks, private equity sponsors and corporate issuers in domestic and cross-border offerings of debt and equity securities. As part of his practice, he advises financial institutions and multinational companies on a wide range of infrastructure-related projects in Latin America.

“We are expanding our finance capabilities in New York to meet the growing needs of our clients, said Matthew Cottis, Global Head of Hogan Lovells’ Finance practice. “Ben, with whom we have worked before, is a great fit for our practice, and adds significant strength to our bench, particularly with regard to project bond work in Latin America.”

Garcia has led a number of the most prominent recent capital markets transactions in Latin America. He has represented major sponsors and investment banks in project financings in the oil and gas, transportation and renewables sectors in Mexico, Peru, Chile and Colombia. He has worked on transactions ranging from investment grade offerings of debt and equity securities to high yield and structured bonds throughout Europe and Latin America, as well as sovereign offerings by the Dominican Republic and Guatemala. Additionally, Garcia has experience advising on M&A transactions, commercial financings and leveraged buyouts. He is fluent in Spanish and German.

“The Hogan Lovells Finance team in New York has extensive experience working with clients on financings in Latin America,” Garcia said. “Together we are well positioned to assist financial institutions, investment banks, private equity sponsors and corporate issuers on a wide range of matters.”

Garcia’s arrival follows several high-profile additions to the New York office last year, including leading sports transactions lawyer Michael Kuh, and Peter Marta, former global head of the legal cybersecurity team at JPMorgan Chase.

“We are very happy to welcome Ben, who strengthens our ability to deliver on high-end project financing, high yield and corporate transactions in Latin America. He also brings the energy and enthusiasm that we think is a hallmark of Hogan Lovells,” said Michael DeLarco, Office Managing Partner for the firm’s New York office. “This hire is in line with our strategy to continue to build out the New York office in key business areas.”

Garcia earned his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and an A.B. from Harvard University in Government.

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