Antonio Del Pino

  • Partner
  • 1271 Avenue of the Americas
  • New York, NY 10020
  • USA
  • T +1.212.906.1851


Antonio Del Pino, Global Chair of Latham & Watkins’ Latin America Practice, advises companies, private equity firms, and financial institutions on cross-border acquisitions, divestitures, financings, and restructurings involving Latin America and the United States.

Mr. Del Pino brings more than two decades of experience navigating complex transactions on behalf of sophisticated clients doing business in Latin America. He combines keen market insights with bilingual language skills to handle matters across industries, with a particular focus on the infrastructure, energy, and financial services sectors. Mr. Del Pino has also represented more than half a dozen governments in Latin America and Africa in the privatization and concession of infrastructure assets.

Mr. Del Pino was an appointed member of the United States State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Council of the Americas.

Mr. Del Pino regularly advises on pro bono matters involving Latin America, Africa, and Asia. His work includes representing Acción International in connection with investments in microfinance institutions around the world. He is also a former member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee.


Mr. Del Pino has received broad recognition as a top transactional lawyer. His honors include being named a leading practitioner by:

  • The Legal 500 US
  • The Legal 500 Latin America
  • Chambers USA
  • Chambers Latin America
  • IFLR
  • Latin Business Chronicle
  • Latinvex
  • Mexico Powerlist

Numerous industry publications have highlighted Mr. Del Pino’s client-centric approach as a hallmark of his practice. For example, Chambers USA has noted that he “has an ability to make difficult things easy for clients” and “works tirelessly to get the deal done,” according to clients.


Mr. Del Pino’s experience includes advising:

  • Leading global and regional companies on significant strategic and financial transactions principally in Latin America and the United States, including:
    • GE Capital
    • Grupo Aval
    • Telefonica
    • T-Mobile
    • Kio Networks
    • Ecopetrol
    • Sempra Energy
    • Fermaca
    • Repsol
    • Geopark
    • Cencosud
    • Duke Energy
    • Grupo Luksic
    • Viña Concha y Toro
  • Leading private equity funds and their portfolio companies on various acquisitions, exits, and financings, including:    
    • Ashmore
    • Black Rock
    • Blackstone
    • CDPQ
    • Carlyle Group
    • EMX Capital
    • Global Infrastructure Partners
    • IFM
    • Indigo Partners
    • Linzor Capital Partners
    • Oaktree
    • Reservoir Partners
    • Riverstone
  • Leading banks and funds on corporate and project financings, restructurings, and strategic transactions, including:
    • Citibank
    • Deutsche Bank
    • Goldman Sachs
    • JP Morgan
  • A number of governments in connection with their privatization programs, including the governments of:
    • Bolivia
    • Dominican Republic
    • Ecuador
    • Ghana
    • Nicaragua
    • Peru

Thought Leadership

  • Our Dedicated Latin America Practice -  February 01, 2022
  • SmartCapital Newsletter (Issue 18, June 2011) -  June 2011
  • SmartCapital Newsletter - US Edition, Issue 4 -  September 2006
Singled out for praise from interviewees, who comment, “He is very detail-oriented, a strategic thinker, and has very good business acumen.” They add: “I would follow him anywhere.”Chambers Latin America 2017
Bar Qualification
  • New York
  • JD, New York University School of Law, 1994
  • BA, Fordham University, 1991
    cum laude in cursu honorum
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Financial Institutions
  • Spanish
  • English
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Restructuring & Special Situations
  • Project Development & Finance
  • Banking
  • Private Equity
  • Latin America Practice