Daniel Chor is an associate in the New York office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Finance Department and Project Development & Finance Practice. Mr. Chor advises sponsors, lenders, issuers, and underwriters on a variety of cross-border finance transactions, including project bonds, project finance, and multisource and structured finance, with a focus on the energy and infrastructure sectors, primarily on matters involving Latin America. He has been recognized as a Rising Legal Star in Latin America by Latinvex.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Chor was an associate at a global law firm in New York and São Paulo, where he advised corporate and sovereign clients on a variety of cross-border corporate and financial transactions including public and private issuances of debt and equity securities, mergers and acquisitions, financing, and debt restructuring, all with a significant emphasis on Latin America.

Mr. Chor also has professional experience working in economic consulting in Brazil and previously served as a non-commissioned officer with the Latin America desk of the Israel Defense Forces’ Strategic Division.

Mr. Chor serves as a board member for Friends of MASP, Inc., a tax-exempt charity established to provide support to institutions dedicated to the development of arts and culture in Brazil.

Mr. Chor’s experience includes advising:

  • Emergent Climate, the administrative coordinator of the private Lowering Emissions by Accelerating Forest finance (LEAF) Coalition, in its negotiations with Costa Rica and other Latin American sovereigns over the first-ever Host Jurisdiction Emissions Reduction Purchase Agreements to fund carbon abatement projects on sovereign lands and supply high-integrity jurisdictional REDD+ emissions reduction and removals credits to LEAF Coalition buyers
  • Patria Investments, a global alternative asset manager, in an agreement with Bancolombia, the leading full-service financial conglomerate incorporated in Colombia, involving the formation of a joint venture that will manage a permanent capital real estate investment vehicle with approximately US$1 billion of assets under management, which is the second largest fund in Colombia and focused broadly across market sectors
  • The Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company (SALIC), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Saudi government’s sovereign wealth fund in acquiring 180 million equity shares of BRF S.A., a Brazilian food processing company with over 30 brands in its portfolio, for approximately US$340 million
  • Divert and its sponsor, Ara Partners, in structuring and execution of a US$63 million municipal bond project financing for a greenfield food waste-to-renewable natural gas facility in California
  • Paracel S.A., an afforestation and pulp mill project in Paraguay, in a strategic equity investment agreement with Austrian pulp and paper company, Heinzel Holding GmbH, in which Heinzel will hold 25% of Paracel's shares at project completion
  • Goldman Sachs, as sole global coordinator, bookrunner, and sustainability bond structuring agent, in a R$925 million Rule 144A/Reg S repack offering by a Luxembourg SPV of DFC-guaranteed secured notes, backed by a R$925 million offering by a Brazilian public lighting and smart city services project of zero withholding-tax Brazilian infrastructure debentures; this transaction received the Latin America PPP Deal of the Year award by Proximo, the LatAm Social Infrastructure Deal of the Year award by IJGlobal, and the Infrastructure Financing of the Year, Brazil award by LatinFinance
  • Chilean energy company Generadora Metropolitana, and its shareholders Andes Mining & Energy and EDF Group, with a US$980 million private placement transaction for a portfolio of existing and new-build electricity generation assets in Chile; this transaction received the Latin America Portfolio Deal of the Year award by Proximo and the Infrastructure Financing of the Year, Southern Cone award by LatinFinance
  • Global Infrastructure Partners, and its newly acquired Mexican portfolio company, Saavi Energía, in an acquisition finance-related US$350 million bond offering and intercreditor arrangements
  • The financing sources in concurrent US$1.1 billion bank and bond transactions for Tierra Mojada, a natural gas-fired combined-cycle power generation facility in Mexico owned and operated by a Blackstone Group affiliate; this transaction received the Infrastructure Financing of the Year award by LatinFinance
  • The ad-hoc group of bondholders of the Argentine Province of Chubut in the Province’s consent solicitation to modify the terms of its secured notes
  • The ad-hoc group of bondholders of the Argentine Province of Neuquén in the Province’s consent solicitation to modify the terms of its secured notes
  • A global infrastructure fund in its dividend recapitalization of a portfolio company in Latin America*
  • The financial advisors and global coordinator in an exchange offer by, and syndicate bank loan to, the state-owned oil company of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago; this transaction received the High-Yield Deal of the Year award by IFLR Americas *
  • A global mining company in its corporate reorganization and in various issuances of notes and liability management transactions*
  • A global beverage company in antitrust-driven asset and license exchanges in Argentina and Chile*
  • Brazil’s national development bank in the first offering of green bonds by a Brazilian sovereign issuer*
  • The initial purchasers in an offering of notes and concurrent cash tender offers for a Brazil-based international steel company*
  • A Mexican airport group with concessions in Mexico and the Caribbean in its U.S. reporting obligations and initial review of proposed acquisitions*
  • The Republic of Brazil in its concurrent issuance of and tender offer for debt securities*
  • An Ecuadorean steelmaker in financing of a smelting plant by multilateral development institutions*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • New York


  • JD, Columbia Law School, 2014
    Parker School Certificate for Achievement in International and Comparative Law
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania, 2006
    magna cum laude, with Distinction

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Hebrew