Douglas A. Doetsch: Lawyer with Mayer Brown LLP

Douglas A. Doetsch

Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.
Phone+1 312 701 7973

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Practice Areas

  • Banking & Finance
  • Emerging Markets
  • Leveraged Finance
  • Projects
  • Structured Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate & Securities
  • Financial Institutions M&A
  • Energy
  • Sectors
  • Oil & Gas
  • Power
  • Renewable Energy
  • Services
  • Energy Finance
  • India
  • Infrastructure
  • Infrastructure Financing/Projects
  • Infrastructure Funds
  • Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships
  • Latin America
  • Mexico Energy Reform
Contact InfoTelephone: +1 312 701 7973
Fax: +1 312 706 8125
University Kalamazoo College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1979; Université de Dakar, Dakar, Senegal, 1983
Law SchoolColumbia Law School, J.D., 1986
Admitted1987, New York; 1989, Illinois


Member, Midwest Council, National Resources Defense Council

Director, Columbia Transnational Law Association

Director, US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce

Director, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Trustee, National Museum of Mexican Art

LanguagesEnglish; French; Spanish

Unparalleled ability to quickly close complex transactions and make it seem like a walk in the park.

Chambers Latin America 2009

Douglas Doetsch serves as head of the firm's Latin America/Caribbean practice and co-head of the firm's Global Banking & Finance practice. He advises clients on acquisition and other leveraged lending transactions, structured credit transactions, and project financings, particularly in Latin America, the Caribbean and other emerging markets. He is also a leader in cross-border securitization transactions, especially future cash flow securitizations.

In his cross-border work, Doug also regularly advises on emerging market debt restructuring and debt exchange offers. In addition, his transactional work involves asset and stock acquisitions, real estate investments, and cross-border joint ventures. Doug also advises emerging market companies on capital market offerings.

Doug has earned wide recognition for his work in emerging markets since joining the firm in 1988. According to Chambers USA 2012, clients assert that he 'adds a lot of value to transactions.' According to Chambers Latin America 2009, he has an unparalleled ability to quickly close complex transactions and make it seem like a walk in the park. Chambers USA 2007 calls him 'a simply great attorney' who wins praise for his emerging markets expertise. There can be few lawyers who have the depth of experience that he can boast in South and Central America.

Doug speaks French and Spanish.


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Colombia’s New Law on Security Interest over Movable Assets Comes Into Effect
Douglas A. Doetsch,David K. Duffee,Juan Pablo Moreno, April 30, 2014
On February 21, 2014, a new law on security interests over movable assets (Law 1676 of 2013, “Law 1676”) came into effect in Colombia. Law 1676 replaced the regulations on creation, perfection and enforceability (oponibilidad) of security interests over mo vable assets set forth in the...
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Douglas A. Doetsch

71 S. Wacker Drive
ChicagoIL 60606


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