Carlos Pelaez has experience on capital markets, finance and mergers and acquisitions transactions. He has represented issuers and underwriters in equity and debt transactions for corporate, financial institutions and sovereign clients in SEC registered and unregistered transactions.


  • Car manufacturer in connection with its US$7.1 billion bankruptcy exit financing.
  • Insurance company in a US$610 million Triple-X financing.
  • Car manufacturer in connection with its US$400 million financing for the construction of an assembly plant in Mexico.
  • Apparel retailer in connection with its US$60 million bankruptcy exit financing.
  • Multilateral infrastructure lender with $100 million OPIC financing to promote infrastructure development in Africa.
  • State-owned savings bank in $250 million credit facility with MIGA guarantee to support social housing.


Sovereign Bond Issues During the Pandemic: Practical Considerations for Debt Management Offices
Coronavirus: Corporate and Finance Advisory
Market Trends 2018/19: Sovereign Bonds (pdf)
Lexis Practice Advisor
Market Trends 2017/18: Sovereign Bonds (pdf)
Lexis Practice Advisor
Market Trends: Sovereign Bonds (pdf)
Lexis Practice Advisor
The Current State of the Sovereign Bond Market
Capital Markets Law360


The Legal 500 Latin America
"Next Generation Partners" – Capital Markets (2022)
Capital Markets (2017-2019, 2021-2022)
"Next Generation Lawyer" – Capital Markets (2018-2019, 2021)
"Rising Star" – Capital Markets: Debt (US) (2019-2022)
"Rising Star" – Capital Markets: Equity, M&A (US) (2019-2022)
Latin America's Rising Legal Stars (2018)


  • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2008
  • BA, University of Chicago, 1998
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

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