Luis Torres is counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Torres's practice specializes in representing commercial and multilateral lenders and global investment management firms in the financing of power, oil and gas, and petrochemical projects in emerging markets. He also frequently represents global majors and private equity investors acting as sponsors in the development and financing of infrastructure projects. Mr. Torres’s experience includes loan financings, export credit facilities, equity and semi-equity investments, asset acquisitions, debt restructurings, structured finance products and local currency financings. In addition to his work on the power, oil and gas, and petrochemical industries, Mr. Torres has worked on transactions in the banking, mining and transportation sectors. Mr. Torres has worked in transactions in some of the most dynamic and challenging emerging markets, including Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine and Venezuela. These transactions have involved sponsors, lenders and other investors based in France, Germany, Japan, Spain, South Korea, the UK and the US, among other jurisdictions.
Mr. Torres served on assignment at the Legal Department of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Washington, D.C. from September 2002 through October 2004. While at the IFC, he focused on financings for the petrochemicals, oil and gas, mining and banking sectors, especially in Latin America.
Mr. Torres was included in the 2012 inaugural edition of The Legal 500 Latin America guide, and again each year from 2013 through 2015, as a recommended project finance attorney.
Mr. Torres is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, and proficient in Italian and French.