Norton Rose Fulbright today announced that George Baptista, a highly regarded Latin America finance and capital markets lawyer, has joined as a partner in the global law firm’s New York office.
Baptista, who joins from Mayer Brown, focuses his practice on Latin America and has extensive experience working with issuers and underwriters on international securities offerings. He also has experience in corporate, multilateral and infrastructure-related financings in the emerging markets.
Daryl Lansdale, Norton Rose Fulbright’s US Managing Partner, said:
“George has an outstanding reputation for handling a wide range of finance matters in Latin America. His deep experience complements our extensive work throughout Latin America, including our rapidly growing practices in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela.”
Gene Lewis, Norton Rose Fulbright’s US Head of Business Practice, commented:
“George has experience overseeing complex financings across Latin America. His knowledge will greatly benefit our Latin American clients as well as those with interests in the area.”
Baptista, a native Spanish speaker who is fluent in Portuguese and French, said:
“Norton Rose Fulbright has a sizeable footprint in Latin America, which makes this global law firm an attractive place to expand my practice. I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues around the world.”
Recognized by LatinFinance magazine at its 2016 Project & Infrastructure Finance Awards, Baptista received his JD from the University of Virginia School of Law and his BA, magna cum laude, from Brown University. He is admitted to practice in New York.