Francisco J. Lanusse is an associate in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Francisco J. Lanusse is a member of the Corporate Department as well as the M&A and Private Equity and the Latin America Practices. Mr. Lanusse frequently advises clients in the acquisitions and sales of business units and corporate matters in industries such as energy and infrastructure, and telecommunications.

Mr. Lanusse has particular experience on:

  • Asset and share acquisitions
  • Partnership and joint venture agreements

Prior to joining Latham in 2019 as an associate, Mr. Lanusse worked in the New York office of Latham as an international visiting associate. He has also practiced in Buenos Aires at a leading international law firm, where he primarily handled corporate and M&A transactions.

Mr. Lanusse is qualified both in New York and Buenos Aires.

Mr. Lanusse’s experience includes advising:

  • Global Infrastructure Partners on its:
    • Strategic port infrastructure joint venture in Peru with Grupo Romero
    • Acquisition of Atlas Renewable Energy, the second largest independent renewables developer in Latin America (14 fully contracted solar assets that produce 2.3 GW of installed capacity, across Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Uruguay)
    • Sale of its renewable assets (550MW of solar projects in Brazil) to Engie Brasil Energia Complementares Participações Ltda. (EBECP) for US$643 million
  • HIF Global, a world leader in E-Fuel development, on an equity investment with EIG, Porsche AG, AME, Baker Hughes and Gemstone Investments to fund the global expansion of its decarbonization business for approximately US$ 260 million
  • Telefónica in :
    • A major carve out of all its Central America (Panama, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Costa Rica) telecom assets to four different buyers for €2 billion
    • A joint venture with KKR for the development of fiber optic networks in Colombia for approximately US$500 million
  • Kensing LLC, a portfolio company of One Rock Capital Partners, LLC, on its acquisition of Advanced Organic Materials S.A., an Argentine producer of plant-based vitamin E and phytosterols
  • Repsol on the sale of its upstream business in Ecuador to New Stratus Energy Inc.
  • Ecopetrol and KNOC, the national oil companies of Colombia and South Korea, respectively, on the sale to De Jong Capital of Offshore International Group, an oil and gas company with upstream operations in Peru
  • Softys on its acquisition of Ontex Group NV’s personal hygiene business in Mexico for approximately US$302 million
  • Stericycle on its sale of business in Argentina
  • The Peruvian government through Proinversión, the Private Investment Promotion Agency of Peru, for structuring and implementing the Invitational Bid for the project “Wastewater Treatment System of the Titicaca Lake Basin” (Sistema de Tratamiento de las Aguas Residuales de la Cuenca del Lago Titicaca), organized by Proinversión

Bar Qualification

  • Argentina (Abogado)
  • New York


  • LL.M., University of Texas School of Law, 2018
  • Master in Law & Economics, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, 2016
  • Abogado (JD equivalent), Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish