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Arturo Caraballo has extensive experience representing clients in a broad range of international financial transactions, with an emphasis on Latin America.

Mr. Caraballo has advised foreign and domestic, sovereign and private sector clients on hundreds of complex transactions throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia. The transactions on which he has advised clients include capital markets offerings; liability management operations and debt restructurings; bilateral and syndicated loans; project and structured financings; export and multilateral credits; and swap and derivative transactions.

Mr. Caraballo first joined the firm in 1997 and spent nearly a decade in the firm's Corporate and Securities practice. Before returning in 2015, he served as President and General Counsel of Veris Consulting, Inc. where he managed a wide range of contractual, corporate, litigation and risk management matters for the accounting and financial management consulting firm and oversaw the firm's day-to-day operations.

Mr. Caraballo graduated from Tulane Law School and has served on the Board of Directors of the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia. He is fluent in Spanish.

Experience

Mr. Caraballo has served as counsel to Latin American sovereign and private sector clients in connection with scores of capital markets transactions, such as:

  • Republic of Venezuela in an exchange of Collateralized Fixed Rate Bonds due 2020 (USD Par Series A and B) and Collateralized Floating Rate Bonds due 2020 (USD Discount Series A and B) (Brady Bonds) $4 billion for 9.25% US dollar-denominated Unsecured Global Bonds due 2027.
  • Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in an offer to exchange various outstanding bonds for US dollar-denominated Global Bonds resulting in the issuance of approximately $1.5 billion of US dollar-denominated Global Bonds.
  • Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in an SEC-registered offering of $500 million of its 7.0% Notes due 2018.
  • Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in an offering of .$300 million of its 13.625% Notes due 2018 conducted under Rule 144A and Regulation S.
  • Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in an offering of $1.5 billion of its 6.00% Bonds due 2020 conducted under Regulation S.
  • Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in an SEC-registered offering of $1.0 billion of its 9.375% Global Bonds due 2034.
  • Electricidad de Caracas Finance B.V in an offering of $260 million 10.25% Notes due 2014.
  • Republic of Honduras in an offering under Rule 144A and Regulation S of $700,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of its 6.250% Notes due 2027.
  • Republic of Colombia in a March 22, 2016 offering of €1.35 billion 3.875% Global Bonds due 2026.
  • Republic of Colombia in an offering of Ps.757,430,000,000 12.00% Global TES Bonds due 2015.
  • Republic of El Salvador in an offering of $400 million 7.65% Notes due 2035.
  • Republic of Panama in an offering of $250 million 8.125% Global Bonds due 2034.
  • Republic of Panama in its offering of $326 million 9.375% Global Bonds due 2023 and Cash Tender for $406 million Brady Bonds.
  • Cementaciones Petroleras Venezolanas, S.A. in connection with financing matters involving Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A.
  • Maritime Contractors de Venezuela, S.A. in connection with financing matters involving Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A.
  • Capital Growth Investment Fund Ltd. in an offering of $420 million Medium Term Notes due 2015.
  • Industrias Metalúrgicas Pescarmona S.A.I.C. y F. (IMPSA), an Argentine hydroelectric contractor, as issuer of $225 million notes under Rule 144A / Regulation S to refinance existing indebtedness, including a mandatory call of IMPSA's existing Eurobonds originally issued in 2002.
  • $300 million IMPSAT Fiber Networks, Inc. 13 3/4% Senior Notes due 2005.

Recognition

Latin Lawyer 250
Banking & Finance; Capital Markets (2018)
The Legal 500 Latin America
Banking & Finance and Capital Markets (2017)
The Legal 500 US
Capital Markets: Global Offerings - Advice to Corporates (2016)

Credentials

Education
  • JD, Tulane University Law School, 1997
  • BA, Tulane University, 1993
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
Languages
  • Spanish
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