Francisco Lascurain is an associate in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Lascurain advises clients in a variety of corporate and financial transactions, with a particular focus on cross-border transactions involving Latin America.

Mr. Lascurain counsels a range of banks, institutional investors, development finance institutions, sponsors and corporates. His experience includes:

  • Project finance
  • Project bonds 
  • Multi-source finance
  • Securitizations and other structured finance
  • Acquisition, leveraged and other corporate finance matters
  • Other transactional matters

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Lascurain was an associate at a top tier Mexican law firm.

Mr. Lascurain’s experience includes representation of:

  • 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
  • HSBC Asset Management, as investor for its managed accounts, in the inaugural private placement structured by Scotiabank for InterEnergy’s PMGD wind and solar portfolio
  • Initial purchasers in a US$400 million private placement of senior unsecured notes by Sempra Infrastructure Partners, a new business platform of Sempra Energy that develops, builds, operates, and invests in energy infrastructure in North America and globally
  • Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), and its newly acquired Mexican portfolio company, Saavi Energía, in an acquisition finance-related US$350 million bond offering and intercreditor arrangements
  • Vista Oil & Gas in its US$650 million global initial public offering, the first SPAC IPO in Latin America and the first energy exploration and production-focused IPO in Mexico, which was LatinFinance’s Financing Innovation of the Year and cited as “commended” by The Financial Times in its North America Innovative Lawyers Report
  • Infraestructura Energética Nova (IEnova), the largest private-sector energy company in Mexico by market capitalization, in its US$1.6 billion follow-on equity offering, the largest equity sale in Latin America during the year of its closing and LatinFinance’s Follow-on Offering of the Year
  • Lenders in project financing of wind and solar asset portfolio with aggregate capacity of 721MW located in Mexico, developed by a joint venture between ENGIE and Tokyo Gas*
  • Lenders in project financing of 117MW wind farm located in Tamaulipas, Mexico*
  • Lenders in project refinancing of 142MW CCGT located in Nuevo Leon, Mexico*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • Mexico (Abogado)
  • New York


  • LL.M., Columbia Law School, 2016
  • Bachelor of Laws, Universidad Iberoamericana, 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish