King & Spalding has lured a project finance partner from Jones Day as it continues to build out its capabilities in Latin America via its Miami office.
Fradyn Suárez’s practice focuses on cross-border corporate, infrastructure and project finance work across the Americas, with a concentration in the transportation and renewable energy sectors. She regularly acts as finance counsel to energy and infrastructure companies with investments in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean.
She previously co-led Jones Day’s global project finance subpractice.
“Fradyn has a proven track record providing strategic counsel on financing construction projects and commercial operations throughout the Americas,” Todd Holleman, head of King & Spalding’s corporate, finance and investments practice group, said in a statement. “She understands the challenges of funding these projects and operations and how to mitigate them.”
Jones Day declined to comment on Suárez’s departure.
King & Spalding launched its Miami office in February 2022 with 12 partners spanning the firm’s trial, transactional, and governmental practices relocating there. The office also serves as a base of operations for the more than 50 King & Spalding lawyers who are licensed to practice in Florida and regularly work on matters in the state.
“Miami is the gateway for Central and South American inbound and outbound infrastructure projects,” said Randy Bassett, managing partner of the firm’s Miami office. “The sophisticated work Fradyn has done throughout her career will allow us to expand our ability to work with owners, lenders, and developers seeking to capitalize on these investment opportunities.”
The trend across project finance practices is to be increasingly geography agnostic, with law firms frequently pulling in talent from across time zones to assist on various projects.