Latinvex names Emil Arca and Oscar Stephens among Latin America's Top 100 Lawyers for 2019

New York, NY, 11 February 2019 – International law firm Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce that partners Emil Arca and Oscar Stephens have been named to the 2019 list of Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers by Latinvex.

As head of the firm's International Debt Capital Markets practice group for the Americas, Arca represents underwriters, placement agents, issuers, investors, lenders, borrowers, and insurers in debt capital markets, banking, and restructuring transactions in the United States and around the world, particularly in emerging markets. In the past year, he advised BB Securities and BNP Paribas in the structuring, distribution and issuance of US$600 million in 144A/Regulation S notes designed to assist the State of Rio de Janeiro and its pension fund RioPrevidência to monetize their future entitlements to national oil royalties.

Stephens focuses his practice on Latin America, representing issuers, originators, and underwriters in capital markets and general financing transactions.  Recently, he has advised the Republic of Ecuador on a number of bond issuances including the January 2019 issuance of US$1 billion 10.750% notes due in 2029.

The Latinvex rankings of Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers include lawyers from major and boutique law firms spanning 12 categories. Selections are based on a combination of factors, including recent track record on major deals and business, prominence of law firms in Latin America, and rankings by third parties such as Chambers, Legal 500, and Thomson Reuters.

Latinvex publishes daily news and weekly analysis on Latin America business, including rankings benchmarking the region's companies, countries, and people. It provides extensive and unique coverage of Latin America's legal, energy and technology sectors.

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