Antonio Peña: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Antonio Peña

Miami,  FL  U.S.A.

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Experience & CredentialsOther Offices

Practice Areas

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate & Securities
  • Global Energy & Infrastructure
  • Banking and Finance
Contact InfoTelephone: 305.579.0806
Fax: 305.961.5804
Law SchoolPanamerican University Law School, Mexico City, Mexico, J.D.; Navarre University Law School, Pamplona, Spain, Doctorate at Law Candidate; SMU Dedman School of Law, LL.M., Comparative/International Law; SMU Dedman School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude Order of the Coif, SMU Law Review
Admitted2000, Mexico; 2006, Florida

Professional & Community Involvement

•Board Member, Chamber of Commerce Spain, United States
•Board Member, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida, Board of Directors
•Board Member, Professional Editors, Law and Business Review of the Americas
•Board Member, Spain-United States Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
•Member, U.S.-Mexico Bar Association
•Member, International Bar Association
•Member, American Bar Association


Antonio PeNa is a multicultural attorney with wide-ranging legal training in the United States, Spain and Mexico. Antonio, who is licensed in Florida and Mexico, has advised clients in connection with cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity transactions, financings and other corporate matters throughout North, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Europe. He has represented companies and investment funds in connection with their strategic and financial investments in the United States, Spain and Latin America.

Areas of Concentration

•Mergers and acquisitions
•Joint ventures
•Private equity
•Financing transactions
•Corporate governance

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2013-2015
•Finalist, Daily Business Review, Top Dealmaker of the Year - Industrial Category, 2015
•Team Member, Corporate/M&A - Law Firm of the Year, Chambers Latin America Awards, 2014
•Member, Winning Team, Acquisition International magazine, Overall Law Firm of the Year - Mexico, 2013
•Member, Winning Team, Acquisition International magazine, Most Trusted Law Firm of the Year - Mexico, 2013
•Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of America's Best Corporate Law Firms, 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013
•Member, Winning Team, DealMakers, Law Firm of the Year - Mergers & Acquisitions - Mexico, 2012-2013
•Team Member, Corporate & Finance - Law Firm of the Year (Florida-Based), Chambers Latin America Awards, 2010, 2011 and 2013
•Member, team ranked as a top corporate law firm in Miami as selected by corporate directors, in the annual Legal Industry Research Study, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc. (10th year), 2002-2009, 2011-2012
•Team Member, Focus on Latin America - Law Firm of the Year (Florida-Based), Chambers Latin America Inaugural Awards for Excellence, 2009
•Recipient, M&A Deal of the Year Award, Latin Lawyer magazine, 2008

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

12.16.15 Greenberg Traurig Represents LLORENTE & CUENCA in Acquisition of EDF Communications
11.18.15 Spain-U.S. Chamber of Commerce Honors Greenberg Traurig as U.S.-Spain Company of the Year
10.05.15 Greenberg Traurig Wins 'International Counsel in Latin America' at the 2015 Chambers Latin America Awards for Excellence
09.03.15 Greenberg Traurig Maher Represents Rentokil Initial plc on its Acquisition of The Steritech Group, Inc. for US$425 Million
07.01.15 Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Antonio Pena Speaks at Trade Mission for Bolivian Exporters and Customs Officials
06.11.15 95 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2015 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
06.11.15 48 Greenberg Traurig Miami Attorneys Named 2015 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
05.11.15 16 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized By Daily Business Review During its 2015 Top Dealmakers Of The Year Awards Ceremony
12.17.14 Greenberg Traurig's Antonio Pena Named to Board of Directors of Spain-United States Chamber of Commerce
09.25.14 Greenberg Traurig Named 'Corporate/M&A Law Firm of the Year - International Counsel in Latin America' at 2014 Chambers And Partners Latin America Awards for Excellence

Published Articles

04.01.07 The Free-Writing Prospectus: A Six Question Approach for Issuers - Copyright 2007 by Thomson/West. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission of West from Securities Regulation Law Journal

Articles, Publications, & Lectures


•Quoted, Intensive Two Months Ends in $728 Million Power Plant Sale, Daily Business Review, May 11, 2015
•Mentioned, MasterCard and Telefonica combine in first of its kind JV, Latin Lawyer, February 8, 2011
•Author, Unregulated Financial Intermediation in Mexico - The New Sociedad Financiera de Objeto MUltiple or SOFOM, Law and Business Review of the Americas, Volume 14, Issue 1, Winter 2008
•Author, The Free-Writing Prospectus: A Six Question Approach for Issuers, Securities Regulation Law Journal (Thomson West), Volume 35, Number 1, Spring 2007
•Author, Estudio de la Tecnocracia y su Relacion con la Politica Social, Biblioteca Central de la Universidad Panamericana - Mexico, Facultad de Derecho, T DER 2000 P44e, 2000


•Speaker, Fourth Annual Technical & Educational Trade Mission for Bolivian Exporters and Customs Officials, July 1, 2015
•Speaker, Duke University, April 3, 2014
•Speaker, Conference Board Council of Senior International Attorneys, March 20, 2014
•Panelist, Mexico: The Benefits of Near-Sourcing, L.A. Biz and HSBC Bank USA, N.A., Los Angeles, CA, October 24, 2013
•Panelist, Mexico: The Benefits of Near-Sourcing, The San Francisco Business Times and HSBC Bank USA, N.A., Menlo Park, CA, October 13, 2013 (Also at Mexico, D.F., Mexico Office)

Reported CasesSignificant Representations: Mergers and Acquisitions/Joints Ventures; Represented Mastercard Inc. in its 50/50 joint venture with Telefonica S.A. for the provision of mobile financial solutions to Movistar's 87 million customers in 12 countries in Latin America.; Representation of the consortium of investors in its acquisition of the business and assets of McDonald's Corporation's Latin American and Caribbean operations; the agreement, valued at more than US$700 million, resulted in the sale of approximately 1,600 existing restaurants in 18 jurisdictions.; Represented Mastercard Inc. in its 50/50 joint venture with Telefonica S.A. for the provision of mobile financial solutions to Vivo's 65 million customers in Brazil.; Represented Grupo Prisa and its wholly-owned subsidiary Sogecable, S.A. in the purchase of a majority interest in V-Me Media, Inc., the fourth-largest Hispanic television network in the United States. V-Me is distributed in 36 metropolitan television markets and reaches 61 million households in the United States. Prisa, an Ibex-listed media company, is the world's leading Spanish and Portuguese-language business group in news and other print media, radio and television broadcasting and film productions. Operating throughout more than 300 subsidiaries in 22 countries, Grupo Prisa reaches more than 50 million users through its global brands El Pais, 40 Principales, Santillana and Alfaguara.; Represented a Central American dollar store chain looking to expand its activities in Central America, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador in connection with a long-term agreement for the sharing of business expertise and provision of sourcing services by Dollarama Inc. (TSX:DOL); Represented British Vi-Spring, the luxury bed maker, and its Spanish parent company Flex in their acquisition of a 51% interest in a U.S. high-end bed manufacturer and distributor ES Kluft.; Represented Europastry, a Spanish multinational leader in the frozen dough sector, in its acquisition of a 24% interest in a U.S. company that also specializes in the frozen dough sector.; Represented Chilean publicly traded company in the acquisition by its subsidiary of a 50% interest in the second largest fish and seafood trading company in the United States measured by volume of sales.; Represented Argentina's largest branded foods products company in the acquisition by its subsidiary of a 49% interest, with an option to purchase the remaining equity interest, in a wholesaler of Italian specialty gourmet food products in the United States.; Represented the stockholders of Esco Interamerica, Ltd., an international construction equipment leasing company operating through more than 30 subsidiaries in eight countries in Latin America and the Caribbean in its sale to an affiliate of Harsco Corporation, a worldwide industrial services company (NYSE: HSC) serving global industries, including infrastructure, metals, railways and energy.; Represented a group of Central American investors in the establishment of a joint venture for the production, supply, processing, commercialization and international distribution of vegetable oil, peanut oil, peanut meal, wheat, oil, fat, flour and associated agricultural products in Senegal and the rest of West Africa.; Represented leading global provider of management print and promotional services in its acquisition of a print management firm that does business in 12 countries in Central and South America.; Private Equity; Represented Global Infrastructure Partners (a U.S. $18.7 billion fund) in the purchase by its subsidiary for a purchase price of approximately US$728 million of a 49.9% interest in Empresa Electrica Guacolda S.A., who owns and operates a 608 MW coal-fired power generation facility in northern Chile that is in the process of being expanded to 760 MW by the end of 2015.; Represented Equity International in its initial investment into Terranum Hotels and subsequent acquisition, with Terranum Group, of Decameron Hotels & Resorts. As a result of these transactions, Terranum Hotels became on the date of the acquisition the largest hotel platform in Latin America. Terranum Hotels, which had assembled a portfolio of internationally branded hotels, primarily in Colombia, Costa Rica and El Salvador, and whose partners include Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Marriott (with the first W hotel in Bogota to be opened in 2014), added 7,561 hotel keys for additional properties in Colombia, Mexico, Jamaica, Peru, El Salvador, Ecuador and Panama.; Represented Pegasus Capital Advisors L.P., a US$2.7 billion fund, in a joint acquisition and recapitalization with management of a Peruvian company that specializes in liquid fuels storage, distribution, marketing, and biodiesel production in Peru with core assets that include a 15-tank barrel liquid storage terminal with over 700,000 barrels of storage capacity, a private port facility, and two biodiesel production facilities located in Callao, greater Lima.; Represented Equity International, the privately held investor and building of leading real estate companies outside of the United States, in its investment in a Mexican real estate development company and platform working with institutional and private partners from Mexico, the United States and Europe.; Financing; Represented Arcos Dorados, B.V., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ARCO), in the US$350 million acquisition finance facility and US$80 million letter of credit facility for the purchase of the franchise of McDonald's in 18 jurisdictions throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, the financing involved collateral in 18 jurisdictions, with multiple inter-creditor issues, and compliance with the franchise agreement and franchise regime of McDonald's.; Represented Salvadoran retailer in connection with US$300 million multi-currency financings secured by assets in 11 different Caribbean jurisdictions. The acquisition was consummated in part through public offers in Jamaica and Barbados.; Represented Satelites Mexicanos, S.A. de C.V., one of only two privately managed fixed satellite service providers in Latin America, in its offering of US$325 million in principal amount of new 9.5% senior secured notes.; Represented MAT Concessionaire, LLC and its sponsors, Meridiam Infrastructure Fund and Bouygues Travaux Publics, S.A., in the Port of Miami Tunnel project, one of the first greenfield public-private partnerships in the United States.; Represented Spanish infrastructure company short-listed on Alligator Alley Toll-Road Project, a proposed public-private partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation to lease, operate, maintain and receive toll revenues from the 78-mile stretch of I-75 known as Alligator Alley.; Corporate Operations; Representing a Spanish leader in the business of transporting passengers in its expansion into the U.S.; Represented a group of stockholders in their proxy solicitation to replace the board of directors of a publicly traded company.; Represented a real estate development firm based in the United States in its Latin American expansion and related financing transactions.; Representing a Spanish specialty foods company doing business in the United States.
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Antonio Peña

333 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400
MiamiFL 33131


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