Carolina Bernal-Ramirez is a corporate associate in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Ms. Bernal-Ramirez advises private and public companies on domestic and cross-border transactions.

Her experience includes:

  • Initial public offerings (IPOs)
  • High yield debt offerings
  • Follow-on and secondary equity offerings
  • DeSPAC transactions

Ms. Bernal-Ramirez received her JD and LLM degrees from Duke University School of Law. While at Duke, Ms. Bernal-Ramirez served as a communications director for the Duke Bar Association. She was awarded the Dean’s Award for Torts and the James S. Bidlake Memorial Award for Superior Achievement in Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing.

Prior to attending Duke, Ms. Bernal-Ramirez worked as an associate at a Colombian law firm where she represented clients in real estate transactions, restructuring, and other general corporate and commercial matters.

Ms. Bernal-Ramirez’s experience includes representing:

  • Acies Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), in its PIPE financing and business combination with Playstudios, Inc.
  • The underwriters in Penn National Gaming, Inc.’s in its US$982.1 million public equity offering
  • The initial purchasers in Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc.’s private offering of US$125 million aggregate principal amount of 6.750% senior notes
  • Infraestructura Energética Nova (IEnova), the largest private-sector energy company in Mexico by market capitalization, in its US$840 million inaugural bond offering on the international capital markets, consisting of US$300 million in 3.750% 10-year notes, and US$540 million in 4.875% 30-year notes
  • The initial purchasers in Perficient, Inc.’s private offering of US$200 million aggregate principal amount of 1.25% convertible senior notes
  • The initial purchasers in Limelight Networks Inc.’s private offering of US$110 million aggregate principal amount of 3.5% convertible senior notes
  • The initial purchasers in Envista Holdings Corporation’s private offering of US$450 million aggregate principal amount of 2.375% convertible senior notes
  • A major cement and energy company as a creditor in bankruptcy and restructuring*
  • Major Colombian developers in diverse residential and commercial developments across the country*

 * Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • New York


  • JD, Duke University School of Law, 2019
  • LL.M specialized in Business Law, Duke University, 2017
  • Abogado, Universidad EAFIT, 2015

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish