June 25, 2019
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is proud to announce the addition of international counsel*, Alejandro Silva, as it expands its energy, infrastructure and Latin America practices in Washington, D.C.
Silva is a former assistant general counsel at International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank and the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Silva has more than 30 years of experience facilitating investments, financings and other complex transactions across a broad spectrum of industries in Latin America and the Caribbean. While at IFC, he was responsible for investment and advisory operations in the Latin America and Caribbean region, comprising billions of new loan and equity financings every year, as well as IFC’s corporate and policy matters in the region. Silva also led IFC’s restructuring and financial institutions global legal teams.
“Alejandro brings to Hunton Andrews Kurth extensive experience in energy and infrastructure and financial services industries, and his arrival adds even more depth to our Latin America team,” said Wally Martinez, firm Managing Partner. “His knowledge and understanding of the policy and business environment in Latin America and the Caribbean will be invaluable as we continue to expand these practice areas.”
“I am very excited about joining Hunton Andrews Kurth. During my long career at IFC, I worked on infrastructure projects, PPPs and other complex financings and transactions across almost all the countries in Latin America. Hunton Andrews Kurth’s leading energy and infrastructure practice and its well-established and diverse Latin America practice, offer an ideal platform to leverage my 30 years of experience in the region” said Silva.
Silva received his Juris Doctor from Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia. He also has a degree in banking law from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá and an administrative law degree from Universidad del Rosario.
*Special Legal Consultant – Admitted only in Colombia. Not admitted in DC.