S&C Partners and Latin Lawyer Collaborate on The Guide to Corporate Crisis Management, First Edition

January 29, 2019
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Many corporations and financial institutions are drawn to Latin America for its significant business opportunities, but this often requires facing complex challenges from occasionally shifting political landscapes or other operational risks. To help key decision-makers navigate these issues to effectively avoid or manage crisis situations, Sullivan & Cromwell collaborated with Latin Lawyer and others to publish The Guide to Corporate Crisis Management, First Edition. The 189-page Guide gathers a broad survey of perspectives of 30 leading lawyers and other crisis management professionals and presents practical strategies to plan for and manage a range of crisis situations, including corruption scandals, environmental accidents and government instability. 
Drawing on their industry-leading expertise in crisis management and Latin America, S&C partners Sergio Galvis, Robert Giuffra and Werner Ahlers authored the introduction and served as editors of the Guide. In addition to serving as an editor, Sergio lent his insights to a roundtable discussion (“Roundtable: Lava Jato and Its Impact on Investigations in Latin America”) that is included in the Guide. S&C’s contribution also includes chapters authored by Brendan Cullen (“Securities Litigation After a Crisis: What Latin American Companies Can Expect in a US Court Proceeding”) and Andy Dietderich (“United States Bankruptcy Proceedings for Latin American Corporates”).

Throughout more than a century of involvement in Latin America—dating back to the creation of the Panama Canal—S&C has played an integral role in Latin America’s economic and legal history. Today, S&C is known for:
  • Being the leading international law firm in M&A deals in the region, advising on the highest volume by dollar value over the last five years
  • Advising on over 50% of the market’s sovereign offerings in the last five years
  • Representing more sponsors and borrowers on project financings in the region than any other firm over the last three decades
  • Key litigation successes:
    • Central Bank of Argentina in three successful arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    • the Mexican airline Volaris and individual defendants against a U.S. putative class action arising out of the client’s IPO
    • Dallas Airmotive Inc. in resolving a three-year FCPA investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice