Carlos Méndez-Peñate

Akerman LLP

Carlos E. Méndez-Peñate is managing partner of the firm’s New York office. He also serves as co-chair of the firm’s Latin America and the Caribbean Practice. With 40 years of experience in the region, he provides clients with the sophisticated guidance needed to complete complex cross-border transactions.

Carlos focuses his practice on M&A, capital markets, syndicated and secured lending, project finance, debt restructuring, and real estate transactions. He regularly represents financial institutions and corporations based in Latin America and the Caribbean, steering them through transactions in the United States. Carlos’ clients also include U.S.- and European-based multinational banks, private equity firms, insurance companies, and investment banks seeking opportunities in the region.

Born in Havana, Carlos uses his extensive in-country knowledge to help American companies – including one of the world’s largest software firms, a leading supplier of heavy building materials, and one of the largest multinational investment banks – open new markets in Cuba while complying with U.S. regulations. Carlos is frequently sought out by the media for his insights into the legal aspects of doing business in the region.

Education :

  • J.D., Yale Law School, 1976, Yale Law Journal, Editor
  • B.A., Yale University, 1973, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions : New York; Florida; Connecticut

Court Admissions :

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York


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