Olivera, Maria Concepcion

Maria Concepcion Olivera

Special Legal Consultant

María Concepción Olivera is a special legal consultant in the Washington D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Capital Markets Practice. Ms. Olivera advises market-leading public and private companies on the full spectrum of complex capital markets transactions. 

Ms. Olivera leverages a commercial mindset and comprehensive understanding of the debt and equity capital markets to advise clients on:

  • Initial public offerings (IPO) and follow-on offerings
  • Mergers and acquisitions, particularly de-SPAC transaction
  • Private debt-and equity-linked offerings
  • Liability management transactions, including restructurings, tender offers, exchange offers, and consent solicitations
  • Corporate governance and other general corporate matters

Her native-language Spanish skills, combined with her law degree obtained from a Spanish-speaking jurisdiction and her admission to practice in the US, makes her a great cultural fit for Latin American clients.

Ms. Olivera’s experience includes representing:

Debt and Equity Offerings

  • The underwriters in US Foods Holding Corp.’s, one of America's leading foodservice distributors, in secondary public offering of common stock.
  • United Site Services, the leading provider of portable sanitation and temporary site services in the United States, in its private senior notes offering.
  • Amphenol Corp, one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of electrical, electronic and fiber optic connectors and interconnect systems, in its senior notes offering.
  • Vertex, Inc., a global provider of tax technology solutions, in its secondary public offering of common stock.

Latin America

  • Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc., the world’s largest McDonald’s franchisee, operating the largest quick service restaurant chain in Latin America and the Caribbean, in senior notes offering.*
  • Industrias Peñoles, S.A.B. de C.V., a leading mining company in Mexico, in senior notes offering.*
  • Initial purchasers in senior notes offering of Fresnillo plc, the world’s largest silver producer and the largest gold producer in Mexico, and dealer managers in a concurrent cash tender offer.*
  • Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores S.A., Colombia’s largest banking group based on total assets, in senior notes offering of US$1 billion.*
  • Banco Santander, S.A., a leading financial institution by market capitalization in the eurozone, in registered offerings of senior preferred fixed-rate notes.*

* Matter handled prior to Latham

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia (Special Legal Consultant)
  • New York
  • Uruguay (Abogado)


  • Masters in Business Law, Universidad Austral, Argentina, 2018
  • LLM, Columbia Law School, 2018
  • Doctor en Derecho, Universidad de Montevideo, 2007