Lauran San Roman Guijarro
Lauran is an associate in the Firm's Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance Practice. She is experienced in cross-border financial transactions involving commercial banks, multilateral lending agencies, export credit agencies and corporate entities, with a focus on project, corporate and acquisition finance in Latin America, and has also represented sponsors, creditors and investors in complex project bond offerings, large syndicated loans, public-private partnerships (PPPs), the structuring and restructuring of export prepayment facilities and mergers & acquisitions relating to the purchase of telecommunication networks.
Resident of the Firm's Miami office, Lauran also worked two years in the Firm's Mexico City office, where she, among others, represented project sponsors in international arbitration before the International Chamber of Commerce in disputes regarding the construction and development of energy projects in Latin America.
Among others, Lauran has represented:
DP World PLC and its subsidiary DPWorld Posorja S.A. on the approximately US$377 million project financing extended by IDB Invest, DEG and Proparco for a new deepwater multi-purpose port terminal, a 20km access road and dredging works to be located southwest of Guayaquil, Ecuador. The deal won Latin Lawyer's Deal of the Year in Infrastructure Project Finance.
Macquarie Infrastructure Partners and Uniti Group Inc. (Nasdaq: UNIT) with respect to the acquisition of Bluebird Network, LLC, the owner of an approximately 5,200-mile fiberoptic cable network in Missouri and Illinois, and the concurrent representation of Macquarie Infrastructure Partners with respect to the acquisition of Uniti Group Inc.'s Midwest fiber business (UFMW), comprising an approximately 2,500-mile fiber network in Illinois, and the structuring of an OpCo-PropCo partnership with Uniti Group Inc. in connection therewith.
AMP Capital Investors Limited, an Australian specialist global investment manager and subsidiary of Australia's largest retail and corporate pension provider, in the acquisition of Everstream Solutions LLC, a super-regional network service provider of fiber-based Ethernet, internet and data center solutions.
The lender syndicate in the restructuring of US$905 million senior secured debt for the Santa Terezinha Group, a major sugar and ethanol producer in Parana, Brazil. The restructuring was a year-long task involving more than 23 financial institutions, 8 law firms, 2 financial advisor entities and 3 business services provider entities.
Promigas S.A. E.S.P., a leading Colombian gas distributor, and its subsidiary Gases del Pacífico S.A.C. in their inaugural international syndicated loan facility.
Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, as administrative agent and lead arranger, in connection with a US$2 billion senior unsecured syndicated term loan facility for Vale, S.A., the Brazilian multinational metals and mining corporation.
The project company and the sponsors in the development, procurement, construction and financing of US$4.5 billion Etileno XXI integrated petrochemicals project in Veracruz, Mexico. The project is the largest private investment in a single project in the history of Mexico. The US$3.2 billion project financing was extended by agency lenders Bancomext, BNDES, EDC, IDB, IFC, Nafin and SACE, with the participation of ten international commercial banks. The deal won multiple awards, including Overall Latin American Deal of the Year, Latin American Petrochemicals Deal of the Year by Project Finance, Americas Petrochemical Deal of the Year by Project Finance International, Project Finance Deal of the Year by Latin Lawyer and Deal of the Year by Trade Finance.