Jones Day expands infra practice in Miami

Fradyn Suárez, formerly a partner at Hunton & Williams, has joined the Washington DC-based law firm’s projects & infrastructure practice in Miami.

Global law firm Jones Day has expanded its Projects and Infrastructure practice with the addition of Fradyn Suárez, who has joined the firm’s Miami office as partner, the Washington DC-based firm said in a statement.

Suárez joins Jones Day from Hunton & Williams, where she was a partner in that firm’s corporate and project finance and Latin America practice groups. She has extensive experience in cross-border transactions within Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as other emerging markets.

In addition to advising commercial and development banks on transactions such as project financings, acquisition financings, syndicated lending transactions, debt restructurings and bond offerings, Suárez has also advised private equity funds and other investors on the structuring of joint ventures and equity and debt investments in Latin America.

According to the statement, she has significant experience with clients in the energy, financial services and transportation sectors, among others.

“Fradyn brings a wealth of experience representing both lenders and borrowers in a wide range of transactions, as well as critical cross-border experience in Latin America where we are seeing significant growth and demand, “ Jones Day’s Global Projects and Infrastructure practice leader Arman Galledari said. “Fradyn is an important addition to our growing global Projects & Infrastructure practice as we advise clients on the most complex of transactions, both domestically and across borders,” he added.

Suárez’ appointment comes a few months after Richard Puttre, a partner in Jones Day’s Madrid office, relocated to Miami in March.

Jones Day, which in addition to its Washington DC headquarters, has 40 offices in major cities around the world, established its Global Projects and Infrastructure practice in February 2013 and chose Galledari, a London-based partner, to lead the group which comprises more than 70 lawyers globally.