In a thrilling evening held in New York, distinguished project sponsors, infrastructure investors, financiers, and advisors from Latin America and the Caribbean convened to bear witness to the prestigious 2023 Project & Infrastructure Finance Awards ceremony. These accolades, which celebrate the most remarkable transactions and institutions within a domain vital for the region’s economic advancement, marked an unforgettable moment for BLP, which secured three prestigious awards in acknowledgment of its exceptional performance.
The honors bestowed upon BLP are as follows:
Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year – Central America: BLP
This award reaffirms BLP’s standing as the primary provider of legal counsel in the field of infrastructure within Central America. Widely acclaimed as an industry leader in the region, BLP enjoys the trust of governments, sponsors, financiers, service providers, and construction companies spanning a diverse spectrum of infrastructure sectors, including transportation, energy, healthcare, and railways.
Infrastructure Financing of the Year – Central America: Liberty Costa Rica Financing
The second accolade, “Infrastructure Financing of the Year – Central America,” recognizes the excellence of BLP’s team in guiding Liberty Costa Rica as the issuer and IDB Invest as the structuring bank in the international issuance of a sustainability-linked bond (SLB). This endeavor forms part of a $450 million financing initiative to enhance access to digital infrastructure in 4G and 5G technologies and improve broadband quality in Costa Rica. This achievement marks a significant milestone, as it represents the largest SLB Bond for the Digital Economy structured by IDB Invest and the first B Bond issued by a telecommunications company.
Infrastructure Financing of the Year: Southern Cone: PTI WOM Acquisition Financing
The third award recognizes the BLP team’s prominence in advising Scotiabank on serving as lead arranger and broker for a syndicate of banks that restructured the Phoenix Tower loan agreements in Guatemala and El Salvador.
BLP has firmly established itself as a prominent presence in international rankings and guides, consistently earning top marks as the leading firm in Projects and Infrastructure. Esteemed legal directories such as Chambers and Partners and IFLR 1000 recognize BLP as the preeminent law firm in this specialized field.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our esteemed clients for their enduring trust and our dedicated team, whose unwavering commitment to serving as true business allies generates daily innovation. Professional awards testify to our steadfast devotion to serving clients with excellence and our ceaseless pursuit of groundbreaking solutions within the realm of infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean. Constant effort enables us to make a profoundly positive impact on the region.